Welcome to Sundays on Silverado #29. I can’t even tell you how many lovely features you all linked up this week–more than ever before! I never fail to find so much inspiration from all the creativity you guys share. 💕
It was a bitterly cold week here in Iowa, but not nearly as challenging as what all of you down south, especially in Texas, have had to deal with. I’ve been thinking about you, and hope things are improving.
On Friday, I had an appointment to get my COVID vaccine. The appointment was midafternoon, which wasn’t ideal, since it required me to take PTO to go, but with appointments and vaccines so hard to come by, I took a quarter day off, and headed out. It took only a few minutes to get my injection, but it was such a feeling of relief after all these months of stress and worry.
Plus, an unexpected bonus was that I had an hour or so of unexpected time on my hands. The sun was shining, it was a Friday, and I decided to pop into Target and look at their spring decor merchandise in person. Like, with my own eyes, instead of on a computer screen. For the last year, I’ve done 95% of our shopping online, so actually being in a store with so many fabulous things to look at was a bit over-stimulating! 🤣
But you guys, Target did not disappoint. I came home with a few things I didn’t even know I needed. 🤣
As soon as I smelled this Hearth and Hand candle, I knew it was coming home with me. Has a smell ever taken you right back to someplace in your memories? That’s what this candle did for me. Plus, it looks like a little antique crock! So cute!
I have had my eye on this Hearth and Hand vintage-looking sign for awhile now, but it was even cuter in person, so in my cart it went! The words in the middle flip over to say, “Miss You Already”. Can’t wait to find a place to use it.
Can you tell I was feeling the spring vibes? This pink cross-body bag will be perfect for warmer weather when I don’t want to lug around a bigger handbag.
And finally, more Mrs. Meyers dish soap! I may be a little bit obsessed with this stuff. It’s the only dish soap I use because if I have to wash dishes, I might as well be surround by an enjoyable seasonal scent, right? And Mrs. Meyers has the best scents. Basil is my favorite for summer, Iowa Pine for winter, and I love this Peony scented one for spring!
Dome After Dark
And finally, to finish up the week, we had an lovely date night at a local attraction– The Des Moines Botanical Gardens. We have gone very few places during the last year, and literally have not had a date night out of the house in over a year. So when I saw Dome After Dark advertised, I was intrigued. They sold a limited number of tickets, so that there was plenty of room to spread out and observe social distancing, masks were required, and it was just a lovely low-key evening. Plus, it was so warm inside, and I reveled in the plants and nature-y atmosphere. My husband and I are both outdoors lovers, so winter in Iowa is starting to take a toll. Dome After Dark was the perfect answer.
We got there early, and took one stroll around the gardens while it was still light out, so we could really see the lovely, tropical plants. Then we enjoyed wine and charcuterie with a sunset view, and finally took another slow and leisurely stroll through the gardens once the twinkle lights and luminaries came on.
It was a great way to end the week.
The Weekly Features for Sundays on Silverado #29
Why We Fell in Love With Our 100-Year-Old Beach House | Shiplap and Shells
Farmhouse Bedroom Makeover Including Sharpie Shiplap | Restyle Relove
How to Install a Wood Trim Accent Wall | Health, Home & Heart
Our Kitchen: Before and After | Don’t Mind Our Mess
How to Style a Glass Display Cabinet | The Crowned Goat
Let’s link up,
You can subscribe to The House on Silverado by entering your email in the box on this page, and follow me on social media.
This post contains affiliate links for your convenience.