Saturday was a beautiful Fall day in Minnesota!
The sun was bright….
The temperature hit 80 degrees….

Mom is less than a month away from leaving us to travel to her Winter home in Florida!

What better than to gather all the girls for a fun day of shopping and lunch in the beautiful lakeside town of Waconia!

There are lots of fun little shops to explore….and a great lunch destination on the lake!
Check out all that this little gem of a town has to offer:  Destination Waconia!
Come along and share the day with me!

Our day started with shopping of course!
We browsed all of the cute stuff at The Shop Around the Corner

 This darling little shop finally got me in the mood for Halloween!

It is filled to the brim with great little crafted items….


  These little burlap notebooks…..

And what princess can live without hooks in the shape of crowns?

 I actually splurged and bought myself this cute Halloween owl….

 Then scrounged around the yard and found the perfect branch for him to perch on…..
I stuck the branch in a vase as the focal point in front of the entry way mirror….
You get the effect even if the lighting is hard to photograph….but it looks awesome!

 Here are some more photos from the shop….what a fun collection of goodies to browse through!

 They also had a table set up for us to make little necklaces from Dominoes! 

Then off to and The Wild Bird Store…a wonderful collection of more goodies….all in a fun casual atmosphere…..

We had plans to go to The Stash and The Apple Orchard…..but alas…..we got too hungry and headed off to Lola’s Lakehouse for lunch instead….
I guess we will have to get together again soon to do the rest of the shopping!

For more flavor of Waconia….check out the website of Brian Jensen,  a local artist who paints the most charming views of Waconia…reasonably priced prints and cards are available from his website:

 Here is a set of notecards by Brian that I matted and framed….
One for me…
and one for Mom to have hanging in her winter home so she can have “Waconia” in Florida!

Framing notecards is a great way to cheaply display fun prints!

What a wonderful day we all had…memories like this truly are PRICELESS!

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