Saturday morning I got up with Camden, since he wakes up at 7:00am no matter what day of the week it is, and let Andy sleep in. I ran to Dunkin Donuts and picked up breakfast. We exchanged a few small gifts and then hit the road to Gaffney, SC to visit their outlet mall.
Okay rant is over.
Moving on to the wonderful part of our trip. I had fallen in love the the Pottery Barn rocker that Christina from Carolina Charm got for her daughter's nursery instantly. I pinned it, dreamed about it, and then tried to forget about it, because there was no way I could convince Andy to pay that much for a chair. Well we were walking around the Pottery Barn outlet store and there sat my dream rocker. We both sat in it and marveled at how comfortable it was. We liked that it's not oversized, the armrests are a little higher, the fabric was neutral and would go with everything, and the fact that you can switch the rocker legs for regular feet and use it as a stable chair was a huge selling point. So then it just came down to the price. Well the original tag said a price well over $1,000, and that's so far out of our price range it's not even funny. Well it already had a 30% discount being in the outlet store and then there was the 20% off for their President's Day sale and then we got another 20% off from the friends and family email. I almost reached across the counter and hugged the cashier I was so excited when she told us the final price. We were taking my dream rocker home to our little nursery. I beamed all the way home.
(The fabric looks white in this picture, but it's more like a tan/linen color)
Since we were in the upstate around lunchtime and a pregnant lady has to eat, we decided to try a South Carolina landmark for the first time, The Beacon and I'll share more about that experience in a later post.
When we got back home Andy surprised me with already having a low-key dinner planned. Fresh Market had an amazing deal of two steaks, a pound of asparagus, whipped potatoes, huge chocolate dipped strawberries, and a dozen roses. We baked the steaks and heated up the veggies. It was a perfect way to end our long day.