Road Trip...

Hey girls! Grab your bag and put on your cutest pair of shoes cause Im taking y'all shopping!

Every year on March 20th {first day of spring} my sister and I save the date. It is the day our little brother was born. He would have been 30 this year but due to an accident seven years ago he went home with our Lord. We use this day to celebrate his life and to laugh and giggle about our fun times. We use this day to thank him for the lives he saved due to his organ donation. We use this day to love on each other. We use this day to SHOP! So if you girls want to help us celebrate life.....let's go!
This is Perkins Rowe in Baton Rouge. Oh a girl can get into some trouble here. We know ;)

We had lunch here.

The weather was perfect! Spring did come ....

Check out this chandie!

This has got to be my favorite shop...you will see why~

A bit of blue n brown love shown here.

Be still my heart... I want you..I need you...I will be back for you!

Blue n white delight...

Orange? Not sure if I loved it till now. Yes! I do love this color...

Thank you for coming along....

I have a show in two weeks so I will be busy painting my little heart out and watching my house turn from home to studio de' messy! I must take pictures so I can show yall how crazy it gets here before a show. It gets ugly here people...oh the mess...oh the craziness....oh the love~

50 comments:

  1. Perkins Rowe! Love that place. It's right by my house. Hate the traffic but love all those shops!

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  2. Awww, so sorry about your brother, but love that you and your sister do that. Such a great tradition.

    And LOVE all that lovely decor you're throwing in my face,...um, I mean, throwing my way! :)

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  3. what a beautiful way to celebrate his life. love coming here, suzs!

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  4. What a wonderful way to celebrate your Brother's life. I commented earlier on a post where you spoke of your brother...it's just a great reminder to cherish those that we have in our lives. I've got 3 sisters and just one Brother...but we did have a little brother once...

    I can't imagine losing the one Brother that we do have left (not to say my sisters are indispensable, because trust me they are not, as I'm sure you understand!).

    I am one of those people that would rather not visit a cemetary to talk to loved ones. It only makes me think of their death or funeral. I'm not knocking those who do. For some people it is healing and just what they need. But for me, I would rather think of their life. That's the part of your day that I love-that you were celebrating his life!

    Rebecca
    RootsAndWingsCo.blogspot.com

    Seems like you've really been having a rough patch right now. It also seems like you've got great family to help you through it, but all the same-I hope things get better for you!

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  5. Oh wow, didn't realize that the heavy white accents were coming back in. Give me color and textures please.

    Love the limes or is that chartreuse and reds.

    I had a contractor come through the house early Saturday morning and most men don't like 'stuff' and he actually said 'Nice country home here' and this from a "manly manly" heehee..

    Great to see your adventures and treasure hunting finds!!! Go get some more girl!

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  6. How wonderful that you all do something to honor your brother's memory every year. I can't think of a better way than spending some quality time with your other sibling. And about that store, FANTASTIC! I could go crazy in a store like that!

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  7. Good Morning Miz Susie,
    What a wonderful way to remember your brother, spending time with you sister. I too have lost my brother and sister both so my rememberances are spent in a solitary fashion but I'm blessed to have had them for that short time. Hope you have a wonderfully productive week painting!

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  8. What a wonderful way to remember your brother!

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  9. What a great thing for y'all to do. I'm sure he would love the way you two celebrate him like that.
    Great store BTW.

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  10. What a fun litle shopping trip with your sis. I know ya'll had some fun. xoxo

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  11. Oh, and I really miss Le Madeleine, we have them in Atlanta, but not B'ham.

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  12. Hey, Susie-Q!
    What a great way to celebrate the life of your brother! I am sure he was smiling down at y'all!

    I was loving that zebra chair!!!! It would definitly work in my study with the other one!!

    Glad y'all had a fun day!

    Hugs,
    Susan

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  13. That MUST be a ZGallerie store....looks just like it...and yes, I do spot some pretties! How fun for you and sis to celebrate this way!
    And Perkins Row? A new spot in BR that I didn't know about...things they are a'changin.....

    Suzanne

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  14. Sounds like so much fun, especially with your sister, and what a great way to celebrate your brothers life. Have a great week! Jackie

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  15. What a great trip and wonderful way to honor your brother's birthday, Susie.

    I published my 300th post, yesterday. A giveaway is included. I hope you have a minute to come by and sign up!

    Have a great week!

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  16. I think it's wonderful that you and you sis celebrate your brother together! And shopping is always a good idea!

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  17. Wow! I moved from BR 2 years ago and I can't believe that they managed to get Perkins Row up that quickly! Seems like it was being "prepped" for years. When I left, all I remember it having was the tower thingy and maybe some condos. Very, very nice!

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  18. Aw Susie. I lost my brother too. He was 35 and died from a brain aneurysm that ruptured. He died 12 years ago...but it seems like yesterday. His daughter was born on his birthday. She was 5 when he passed away. So on his birthday, I'm usually celebrating the gift of life God gave us to remember Mike. She has his eyes!

    Loved the photos! And you make me wish I had a sister. I was the only girl. It's awesome to see my daughters take care of one another.
    Love all your posts. Can't wait to see the home studio.

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  19. Aw Susie. I lost my brother too. He was 35 and died from a brain aneurysm that ruptured. He died 12 years ago...but it seems like yesterday. His daughter was born on his birthday. She was 5 when he passed away. So on his birthday, I'm usually celebrating the gift of life God gave us to remember Mike. She has his eyes!

    Loved the photos! And you make me wish I had a sister. I was the only girl. It's awesome to see my daughters take care of one another.
    Love all your posts. Can't wait to see the home studio.

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  20. Love that you celebrate your brother's life that way! And I love that chandelier!! Looks like it was a beautiful day as well! Thanks for taking me along!

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  21. Hey bubbly lady!! I'm so sorry to hear about your brother. My heart is aching for you and your family.

    I think what you and your sis do to honor his memory is really special, and I'm so glad you have her!!

    Love your little shopping trip, and I think I might love orange now, too!!

    Have a great week, and create some awesome artwork!! I'll be praying for you!

    Blessings and joy,
    Becky

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  22. That looks like one fabulous shopping destination. So glad you had a good time, what a great tradition to celebrate your brother's life

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  23. So glad that you had a good time. Love that you together celebrate his life. Good luck with the painting :)

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  24. What a great way to remember your brother! Thanks for the tour.

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  25. Ooooooooh! I looks like that is a wonderful place to shop!!!

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  26. Wow! This puts me in the mood to decorate my house! I love everything!

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  27. What a wonderful tradition! What great shops - oh, how I miss a big city. Shop for me!

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  28. Oh my gosh I would have loved to have met you in Baton Rouge when I was there last April. Your day with your sister sounds like a wonderful time together. I think that it is great that y'all do this. Ok..so email me if you can when you have shows..you never know when I might be in the area ;o)

    {{Big Hugs}}

    Cathy

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  29. the zebra chair...rocks. my. face. off.

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  30. That is so sweet that you celebrate your brother's birthday together - what a wonderful thing to do. :) Thanks for sharing your shopping trip, too!

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  31. What a wonderful way to celebrate and remember your brother's life!

    BTW, is the show you're preparing for in Canton MS? I would love to stop by and meet you and say hi! Good luck gettting ready. I know it is a TON of work!

    ~Amanda

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  32. I've never visited your area of the country, so it's fun to see in pictures! I love that you get together to celebrate your brother's life. I have 2 sisters and we had a brother that we never met - he was stillborn. My mother was never allowed to really mourne his death and we couldn't talk about him much, but I'll always think about him.

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  33. Cute shops. What a great way to celebrate your brothers life. :-)

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  34. How sweet is that.... going shopping in memory of your brother! Thanks for taking us with you!!! LOVED the great things we saw!

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  35. Never been there but enjoyed the goodies you shared. I am sure your brother was laughing and giggling at both of you! What a great way to share this day with your sister to celebrate his life.

    Yes!!!!!must see pics of all your stuff your dollin up for the show! Have fun!

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  36. Can you send me a link to your etsy shop? I cant seem to find it. thamks...

    sarah-e-c.blogspot.com

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  37. from the look of the pics you were in Gallerie?
    I love that store-
    What a sweet way to remember a loss for you and your sister, I love that you think of him and spend time together - truly sweet

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  38. now that's what i call shopping!

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  39. I really love that you celebrate his life. After attending a co-workers wake this evening who was also taken way too soon, I realize how much we must treasure and celebrate our life :) Great post!

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  40. What a wonderful way to remember your loved one by sharing it with a loved one. Happy you had a wonderful time:)

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  41. I've been running around here at your blog and it's so cute, sweet and lovable. You pulled me right in and made me feel welcome. Your home is darling and your children...precious!
    Thanks for the nice glance into your life. Sincerely, katy b

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  42. Susie, I am so sorry about your brother. I know that must be hard. I hope you and your sister had a great day. I love how you choose to celebrate his life.

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  43. Where are you? Busy getting ready for that show, I'm assuming? :)

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  44. I hope all is well. I miss seeing you the last few days. Come back!!! :)

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  45. What a wonderful and special way to celebrate your brother's life.

    I am from Louisiana originally and enjoyed seeing your shopping pictures. I love to visit Baton Rouge and New Orleans as I have family in both places. Nothing like a great shopping trip while I am there. And restaurants...WOW!!! The South has the best!!!

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  46. What a beautiful way to celebrate your brother's life!

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  47. what a beautiful touching post Page! Thanks for sharing.......

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  48. I'm sorry to hear about your brother but glad that you and your sis celebrate his life in such a fun way. He is smiling down on you two!
    Wishing you a fantastic week ahead~ Les

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  49. I have heard a lot about Perkins Rowe but haven't checked it out yet. Baton Rouge traffic is so often a headache I don't go that way too often... but this would be worth it, I think!

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  50. Sorry to hear about your brothers passing.
    It looks like you had a wonderful day with your sister.
    Ruth

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