Weekend Adventures 🌳🎅

Here in Tampa there’s a salvage place that has a lot of cool stuff. When I say “cool”, I basically mean old and dusty. 😅 The place is called Schiller’s and my family and I went there in hopes of finding some pretty wood for a bench that we want to build. When we arrived, the first thing I saw was this HUGE Santa statue standing right in front of the building. Even though it’s nowhere near Christmas, I just had to take a picture with him!☺️

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There’s a big yard in front of the building with wood, statues, and old pieces of who knows what. Then you go up few stairs and there’s a ton of stuff inside the building. From old tools to creepy signs, this place has it all.

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There’s definitely a lot of weird stuff in that store but I just kept walking and tried to ignore it. 😂 We didn’t end up finding anything we wanted at Schiller’s so we went right down the road to another place called Barn Works which is a reclaimed wood warehouse.

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This place was really interesting. If you need wood, they got wood. There were a ton of planks and slabs of wood that really caught my eye and it was pleasing to look at.

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Barn Works, like Schiller’s, had a front yard with lots of stuff in it.

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My parents found two really pretty pieces of wood that were perfect for our bench that my Dad is gonna build. FullSizeRender-8

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The lady that showed us around was named Susan. She was really nice and she helped us find the wood that we were looking for. She even had her dog with her at work and my sister and I were able to pet her.

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The dog’s name was Lily and she was a sweetheart. ❤️

I had a great day with my family shopping for wood at these salvage stores. 😅❤️

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My New Fidget Spinner 😍

Hey y’all! So my parents gave me a fidget spinner today and I wanted to tell everyone about it because it’s really cool! 😂

If you don’t know what a fidget spinner is, or haven’t seen one, then you obviously haven’t been out and about lately. 😄

It’s the newest fad and it’s particularly popular with children and even teenagers like myself. 😇

This toy was originally made for people who fidget. Like for people who bounce their knees up and down and click their pen top a lot. It was made so that, instead of bouncing around in your chair while you’re at work or in school, you actually have something to do with your hands that isn’t embarrassing. 😇

Honestly, it has become much more than that now and even though kids (like me) don’t have a fidgeting problem, they buy one just to play with!

Anyways, It’s a cool toy that spins around and around endlessly and it’s super fun and addicting. The spinner I got is red with black bearings!

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We took a trip today to the mall and then Starbucks. I took a whole bunch of photos and so I just decided to post them here! 😂

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I took a few photos at the house before we left. ♡ I posted this one on my Instagram. Click HERE to see it!

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I took a picture in this mirror at the Foot Locker store at the mall… that’s why you can see a giant wall of beautiful shoes behind me. ☺️

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We drove to Starbucks after that and my parents bought me a Mocha Frappuccino. ♥︎

Oh, and this picture has no filter! ♡

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Whenever I get a drink at Starbucks, I always use the Snapchat dog filter on the little mermaid lady… I think it’s cute. 😍

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I had a great day chilling with my new fidget spinner and my family! I really love my family!❤️

Also, if you’d like to see my most recent YouTube video on how to make your own fidget spinner out of some bearings and zip ties, click HERE!

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Reading… Reading… Writing…

It’s the second day of fall and while it still feels like summer here in Florida, I am reading outside in the shade. I just finished reading Pride and Prejudice yesterday and I’m now reading another book called Tales From Shakespeare. It’s a bunch of Shakespeare stories collected and rewritten by Charles and Mary Lamb.img_4726img_4725I like to take pictures of the books I’m reading next to my beautiful Sharpies or my notebooks or my dictionary. I just wanted to post these pretty photos! 😊📓📝img_4721

Twelfth Night is my favorite Shakespeare story (in case you were wondering).img_4719

When it becomes too dark outside to read, I gather all my Sharpies and books and I take them inside my house to read in there. img_4712

💌Thanks for reading.