Since I can't possibly play catch up on this blog and still catch up in real life, here's one highlight from my quick trip to California. Petria took me to Exclusive Buttons in Berkeley:
What a dream of a store. Rack upon rack of vintage button cards. Drawers of vintage buttons. A case of antique buttons. All within a tiny little hole-in-the-wall shop. The link will hopefully take you to an article describing the store and the couple behind it.
Here's a few of my purchases. The rest may have been shipped off to a certain someone who will be opening gifts on Sunday.
I ended up making apple crisp (the voters' favorite) AND the sausage/potato casserole. Both were a hit, and now I'm ready to sleep for what may be the entire weekend.