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This weekend we had Klowey and Clare bear with us. Klowey is almost 11 years old and Clare bear is 13. I was in search of a good planner, Marc was in search of a outlets strip for our bed, the girls were in search of a craft they could make grandma! We thought we could meet those needs at Barnes and Noble, and the Guitar Center and that both places would be very enjoyable.

I woke first of course! I had planned breakfast out for the weekend and this morning was bacon, ham, egg and cheese bagels. I made everyone two but me I had just a half of one. Mine wasn’t as doctored either. Just one slice of ham and an egg. I try to put very little in my tummy on days we will be out. My stomach rejects food like it’s the plague!

After breakfast Marc checks out the car and girls and I grab blankets. A drive to Kalamazoo may only be an hour trip but I could easily get frost bite in that time if I am not prepared. Marc likes things at 72 I prefer 78! Its a challenge sometimes.

The girls fall asleep quickly in the back seat. Full tummies and cozy blankets always does the truck. Marc and I soaked up the time to talk. He told me of his new motorcycle plans. Of his drawing he won at work. We laughed about my emotional state the day before. He still tried to drill in my head that the money was not his it was ours. That it wasn’t a waste as it was a bill that we would have paid the following week anyway. I often worry about displeasing him and feel guilty when things go array from our plans. He assures me I wasn’t to blame and that things are okay!

Needing that car ride talk and that reassurance. As I always do. I always need him to say it’s okay and not my fault as I always feel it is. I tell him I am sorry 1000 times a day and he tells me 1000 times it’s not my fault and I don’t have to be.

So anyways we get to the Guitar Center first. Here is where Marc thinks we can find the outlets that we want to mount under our headboard. We knew it would be a fun spot to look regardless if it was found. Both girls are in band and really enjoy music!

First thing when I walked in I see this BAD A$$ bright lime green bike! My favorite color in the whole world. I walked straight to it for a picture. It was awesome! The kids were all in awe. There was a man on drums playing and in another room a man on a keyboard. I was dancing and jamming away. Marc showed us a guitars he liked. The poster of his favorite guitar players.

I myself spent much time standing by the two men playing music. It was cool to see all the guitars and such but the beats being made had all my attention. Marc and the girls searched for the outlet with no luck.

Next stop was Barnes and Noble. It was a massive store far bigger then ours in south bend. I was overwhelmed instantly walking in. Easy to get lost and distracted there. The girls came with me to search for a planner while Marc took off to the magazines. I would say he only has a couple 1000 or so now so his collection was needing some additions. lol.

The girls and I were disappointed with the first two spots we found planners. They were nothing like I was wanting. I found this employee in this gorgeous green Celtic dress. Since I was needing to compliment the dress I thought she may also know where to send me for the planner. She asked what planner I was looking for or the type of. I explain, to my disappointment she said most of those come out around Christmas and they might not have much of a selection for now.

Luckily I found a perfect planner. I can’t wait to review it later because I am so head over heals for it! I have not ever seen one like it before.

The girls found a wonderful craft to make for grandma. They got started right away in the car. Marc and I also got wonderful crafts made for us too. Marc didn’t get himself a magazine surprisingly but found a fun gift for his sister. We all were delighted with our purchases.

The ride home the girls stayed awake. We giggled and laughed together. Marc showing us fun things along our drive. Our family is absolutely perfect!



38 thoughts on “Guitar Center, Barnes and Noble, Girls Day!

  1. Delaware Deal Finder says:

    I love browsing Barnes and Nobel, I wish we had one closer to us! I found a great planner on Amazon recently. You are right, it’s hard to find middle of the year!

    1. daniellemomof8gmailcom says:

      I did browse Amazon as well but going to the store was better because most of what I was seeing on Amazon didn’t show much of the inside so I couldn’t tell if I’d really enjoy it. Or if it had the space I wanted.

  2. Mama Doc says:

    Sounds like you guys had the perfect family day! So important to enjoy the everyday little things ❤️ Thanks for sharing!

  3. Melanie says:

    These are the best family moments to remember!! Good on you for embracing them!!! ❤️

  4. delhifundos says:

    wow that’s an Nifty store that you have found with your girls. It’s good to spend some time with family moreover making some craft.

  5. greer says:

    Found a good planner at Marshalls! It starts at June!

    1. daniellemomof8gmailcom says:

      Our Marshalls has shut down sadly 🙁 Our mall entirely has almost became a ghost town. It’s very sad. They even shut down the entire building for an unpaid water bill for two days. I luckily found a GREAT PLANNER at Barnes and Noble.

  6. itsloulouc says:

    Wow looks like you guys had a lovely time!! Love the blog x

    1. daniellemomof8gmailcom says:

      Thank you so much for reading. I am so glad you enjoyed! You can find more post HERE We had a fantastic time on our day out.

  7. Novel Blondes says:

    Sounds like a nice family outing! Good luck finding the planner you want!

    1. daniellemomof8gmailcom says:

      My planner search has come to an end. It’s simply perfect.

  8. Dogvills says:

    It is these simple family trips that make the best family memories. I am happy that you were able to find the perfect planner. Your girls sure looked like they had a fun time too.

  9. Mary Burris says:

    Guitar Center is a fun place to visit, especially if you enjoy music. I have been known to spend hours and hours at Barnes and Noble. Sounds like you had a pretty good weekend with the family.

  10. jplagens says:

    What a fun family day together. I love Barnes and Noble.

  11. Sounds like a great day with the family! It looks like you guys had a fun time, and made lots of memories 🙂 And yes, some Barnes and Noble stores are so big!

  12. Kala Allen says:

    Looks like you guys had the perfect day! Always good to enjoy the little moments, including a trip to barnes and nobles. I pray for nothing but happiness for your family in the future!

  13. This sounds like a great family day out. I bet you all had a lovely time.

  14. It sounds as though you had a fun family day out! I’m glad you managed to find the perfect planner 🙂

  15. Everything On A Plate says:

    Sounds like you had one hell of a day ! 🙂

    And those guitars … well we guess its time to get our ukulele dusted

    1. daniellemomof8gmailcom says:

      Oh I would love to see pictures of your Ukulele. The guitars blew me away. I really had never seen so many! My blog can be found HERE

  16. Ann Snook says:

    Aww, this sounds like a really fun day out with family. And I’m excited to hear about your planner . . . that is one thing I definitely need every year!

    1. daniellemomof8gmailcom says:

      My New Planner is simply amazing. I am pleased with the choice I made.

  17. marwa koti says:

    nice family god bless <3

  18. Violinkit says:

    Hi, love that you have great days out with your family and enjoy it so much. This store you mention sounds like heaven to me. I live in Ireland and have never heard of Barnes and Nobles but it seems like my kind of shop as I’m a musician too.

    1. daniellemomof8gmailcom says:

      Oh it is simply amazing. Sad to hear you don’t have one in your area I am sure you have many shops that would make me jealous not in our area. Thanks for reading! My blog can be found HERE

  19. Mary says:

    Sounds like a nice family day! And I hear you on the search for a perfect planner!

    1. daniellemomof8gmailcom says:

      It was a superb family day. I found my perfect planner thank goodness. The search is over at last. Read about it HERE

  20. Sounds like you all had a great time and have some lovely memories to hold on to. Those guitars look absolutely gorgeous, such stunning colours x

    1. daniellemomof8gmailcom says:

      The pictures don’t do any justice! The colors are even more vibrant in person. My blog

  21. Geraline Batarra says:

    Wow, that sounds like a great family day and I am sure everyone is having a lot of fun.

    1. daniellemomof8gmailcom says:

      It was a wonderful family day. We had the best time together.

  22. cleverlychanging says:

    Awww…the excitement on your faces is truly refreshing. This is one experience that you can’t get on Amazon or any online retailer. So cool!

    1. daniellemomof8gmailcom says:

      You are so right. We had so much fun getting lost in the books!

  23. Annemarie LeBlanc says:

    These are what family memories are about. Sometimes these spur of the moment trips are more fun than those that are carefully planned. Thanks for sharing your photos and I am looking forward to that planner review!

  24. amiroseblog says:

    I love the sound of the Guitar Shop. I don’t think music shops like that are something we have in the UK, or not that I’ve come across anyway. I’d love to just listen to people playing music!

    Ami xxx

    1. daniellemomof8gmailcom says:

      That is exactly what I found myself doing! They had tons of instruments you could just pick up and play and so many were! Their was a man playing beats on a piano and another drumming inside this little room that looked like a sound room right from the movies.

  25. What a great place. My Dad would love it here as he loves his guitars 🙂

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