I am known to my nieces as Auntie M, but I also have an Auntie M of my own! Mariann came and spent four days with me this past weekend. She came bearing gifts, it was like Christmas! She made me this sweet button flower bouquet, I'm one of the luckiest girls ever, I just LoVe it!
Thursday night we went to dinner with Troy & Tanya (Troy's sister who also happened to be in town) to RA, a sushi bar downtown. It was Mariann's first time to eat sushi & she loved all of it expect the eel.
Friday we went to see Karen, The Button Lady, we got to dig through her bins & bins of buttons! This is Mariann going through her favorite, shell buttons! We had a great time.
Later that night we got to go see Dat Phan at The Improv Comedy Club, another first for Mariann, it was a great show!
Saturday we went to see Carole, aka, The Ribbon Lady, we got some yummy treats & learned how to make ribbon roses!!!
We went to Bellagio for dinner and walked through the atrium, they've got it decorated for fall, it was beautiful. They had a miniature display of the Bellagio complete with the fountains, huge 800+ pound pumpkins, a giant scarecrow with crying tress, a giant leaf fountain, a talking tree & a giant tree gnome. The glass leaves were beautiful, when looking up at them they gave the illusion that they were falling.
On Sunday we decided to make something, I made the creepy pumpkin guy and Mariann made the cute stacked pumpkins, they are really small, only about 2" tall & 1.25" wide. Mariann also made a broach & then tied a ribbon around the bottle and pined it on ~ two for one ~ Broach & Fall Decor! How cleaver!
I had a super fun weekend and can't wait till our next visit!
Love you Mariann!