Red Velvet

Last weekend I went to IA to visit my BFF Susan.  We had a BLAST.  She lives about an hour SW of Des Moines in a small town called Creston.  I expected it to be tiny, but its probably 6000 people AND has a Wal-Mart.  They affectionately call it the Wal-Mart the “shopping mall”.  It also have 5 of these:

Susan & her boyfriend have a wonderfully delightful house.  I’m so impressed with all the hard work they’ve put into it.  It looks fabulous!  In the spare bedroom is a TINY little bathroom, and it has RED VELVET on the walls.  Seriously, I told Susan if she gets rid of it, I’m no longer her friend.  I LOVE it.  Sure, its kind of ugly, but so ugly its awesome.  It adds character.  See for yourself.

Friday, Susan worked, so I stayed around the house.  I also drove around Creston & took some pictures.  Its pretty cute.  That night we went to Des Moines & watched the Christmas Tree lighting at Jordan Creek shopping center.  It was anti climatic, but fun all at the same time.  That was followed by dinner at the Cheesecake Factory – yum!

Saturday we spent the day in Des Moines again.  We went to this store, downtown Des Moines, called West End Architectural & Salvage.  LOVED IT.  So many awesome country crafty stuff, to bad it was expensive.  I stole some one of their ideas & am creating a mirror…updates on that project to come!

Sunday we bummed around her house & baked Christmas cookies.  I love Christmas, so does Susan.  Some might call us Christmas Freaks, but judge as you will, we don’t care.

Thanks for a great time & the hospitality Susan & Matt.

More pictures of Creston, IA.


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