Happy Monday! Welcome to another joy journey as I take you on the road again with Leigh & Me!
Over the summer, Leigh Ann & I headed up the road to a wonderful small Texas town called Blanco, as we experienced their Lavender Festival.
At that time, We enjoyed the town so much, we made a commitment to return for Christmas shopping…so last week, we returned to Blanco!
WHAT WE WORE ON THE ROAD AGAIN
I love this picture…and thanks goes out to the Old 300 BBQ restaurant across from the town square.
NOTE: It was windy that day and you see it in my hair for almost every picture I was in!
As always, we want to look put together but also comfy. This was one of those days which began cool and warmed up quickly over 30 degrees.
This Talbot’s jacket and jeggings have become a uniform for me in the past year. I paired them with the Crinkle Chiffon Blouse from Chico’s that I recently picked up on sale (there are still a few left).
I styled it with a Chico’s medallion necklace from last year.
A note about Chico’s, The Chico’s Days of Merry begins tomorrow, and features a special deal every day!
Tomorrow, you can pick up their quilted jackets for $69! You can see at the previous link that $69 is a great deal!
Leigh Ann wore a cute denim dress, layered with a plaid top and crop leggings underneath and her black booties on the bottom.
She originally thought she would be ditching the leggings, but turned out with the breeze that she was comfortable.
WHAT WE RE-VISITED ON THE ROAD AGAIN
We drove straight to the Deutsch Apple Bakery for the Apple Muffins…they are amazing, worth the return and a few to take home!
One of our favorite shops which we wanted to return to is the West End Co, curator of home goods.
I needed ornaments for ornament exchange parties and I found three of them in this shop…love the way they curate their items.
I knew heading out of town would be the best way to find beautiful, unique ornaments…I was right.
WHAT WE SAW NEW ON THE ROAD AGAIN
Blanco’s Christmas in the park is precious and made me wish I had brought grandchildren!
I love small town charm…a good display does not need glitzy commercial decorations.
These cute displays are sponsored by local businesses, and share wholesome, family, some patriotic messages.
It was the type of walk through the park just brought on the joy.
In the Joy Notes from yesterday, I showed you the antique ornament I found at Cranberry’s Antiques…in many ways a walk down memory lane!
The Texas Hill Country was settled by many German families and the German influences are every where.
We loved the beautiful rain capes discovered in one of the boutiques. They are by Rain Caper and some are works of art created by the top masters.
If it rained more here, I think both of us would have left with a rain cape!
We wanted to try a new eatery this trip and the patio of The Red Bud Cafe fit the bill.
I had the Mediterranean Wrap and it was yummy and packed with olives, onions, and goodness!
After two trips to Blanco, we have had excellent food everywhere we stopped….great places to eat.
The beauty of Christmas was all around. Blanco is definitely one of our favorite places…full of small town charm and friendly residents…and I hope to return again in the spring.
Oh yes….here is an ornament I liked but didn’t buy!!
SPREADING JOY ON THE ROAD AGAIN
Getting out and experiencing the joy of this season is so much fun!
Here are some great clothes to wear when you are on the road again….
Please remember to use my SHOPPING LINKS while doing while preparing for the holidays…it is a wonderful way to support this blog and I am so thankful.
Just a heads up… I have been cooking like crazy so I have some wonderful recipes for you this week…stay tuned…thank you for joining Leah & Me on our road trip….now make sure you always,
By Pamela Lutrell
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