Thursday, October 21, 2010

DownEast Basics - DownEast Home

If you ask Utah Dad he will tell you that I've had more than a few opportunities to hang out with the girls lately. He's been very patient and good to watch the kids so that I can go shopping with my mom and sisters all day Saturday or stay at book club chatting and snacking with my neighborhood friends until the wee hours of the morning. Last night I hired a baby sitter so that I could go out with friends and Utah Dad could go to Cub Scout Pack Meeting with Neal. Since I get Pack Meeting anxiety I thought this was a pretty good deal. He didn't even complain when I got home late. I think he knows that when "Mom. Mommy. Mommeeeeee!!!" starts sounding like a swear word, I need to get out of the house. Fast.

Utah Dad is pretty great lately, but that's not the real reason for this post.

You already know I love the clothes from DownEast Basics. Don't we all? It seems like every time I see something I like in the catalog, the next Sunday someone else is wearing it to church and looking fabulous. Even so, I can't help shopping there. I never go out shopping with my sister without ending up at DownEast Basics. It's just a given. A rule. For one thing, I can't live without the camis and T-shirts. Can't. Live. The clothes are reasonably priced, mostly modest and just so darn cute. So, I was thrilled to get invited to a blogger event hosted by DownEast Home.

A couple of my mommy blogger friends went with me (check out their blogs: The Mom Nerd and Munchkins and Manuscripts) and we had a great time discussing all the disgusting topics moms of little kids manage to discuss (before becoming a mom did you ever think that you would talk about potty training and all the business associated with that?) during the drive to the DownEast store in Sandy.

The event at DownEast was fun. We wandered the store checking out the classy furniture and the beautiful fall decor items but of course we ended up in the clothes again. I think I mentioned this in an earlier post, but DownEast Basics is currently having a pink sale. All pink camis and T-shirts are on sale for $5 each during the month of October. 50% of the proceeds will be donated to the fight against breast cancer. It's a pretty great deal, it makes you feel good and who doesn't need a lovely pink T-shirt?

I found a $5 purse to replace my current $5 purse. :)

After we wandered the beautiful store, we feasted on the delicious treats catered by the corner bakery cafe. The sandwiches were so tasty and I had a few too many of the red velvet and chocolate chip cookie dough chocolate balls. Have you ever thought to dip cookie dough? Mmmm. Goodness. We coveted the beautiful family-sized table where we sat to eat (I'm too klutzy to wear high heels and stand up to eat at the same time) and traded blogger secrets with Tasha from Catch the Drift with Mama Snow. She's just too cute.

I bought some adorable animal puzzles for stocking stuffers for Lilly and Molly. They'll be on sale to the public after Thanksgiving. And I really want the little table and chairs for kids. The set is so cute. Do you think it classifies as a NEED? Maybe.

All in all, I had a fabulous time. And I came home with a gift bag full of fun swag. (Utah Dad will laugh that I use that word because we've actually had an argument about it's meaning before. He was right, by the way.)


Booklogged said...

I want those pastel chairs and white table for my kitchen. Love it!

Kerri said...

I wish I could have gone...But nobody invited me. Thank goodness Utah dad was around to help Darren.

Momnerd said...

Can I just copy and paste your post? I think you paid better attention than I did. It was so fun, though. I've been thinking about those red velvet bon the way, remind your husband that swag is just an acronym for "Stuff we all get". That's what I was told anyway. Kinda lame, but yeah, the word swag means something totally different. Did you hear from Tasha about what that website was?

the Braby family said...

I love Down East!

the Braby family said...

p.s. Did you know that Clinton dated Tasha from "Catch the Drift with Mama Snow?"

Jandi said...

It sounds like it was fun! I love DownEast.

Laura said...

I love DownEast!! I love looking through their selection of jeans, also!! I think it is time to go to DownEast!!