Merle Norman Store…I Love That Place

December 28, 2007 at 3:17 pm

This week I’ve gone from Scripture memory links to links for belly dancing music.  That just occurred to me.

New Year’s Week is just like that, isn’t it? 

So fun.

Today, I went to Merle Norman, which is THE place to shop in town for me.   I love the unique things, though I usually go there to buy special gifts…because they gift wrap real nice, of course!  My first gift from there I felt so special.  It was a prayer journal, all wrapped to the hilt with a home-made bow. 

I love their stationary and windchimes, and nice lotions.  And the smells are mild in there, even though it’s a gift shop…which is a novelty in itself.

The Hub had gotten me a gift from there with a gift certificate.  I got my one container of foundation that will last all year (I don’t wear it much in the summer), AND a necklace that has a family of five on it.  He says if he’d seen it first he would have DEFINATELY gotten for me…we’ve been looking for one with three kids for as long as we’ve had three!  I saw a silver piece with two kids on it and commented that I wish they’d come for families of five, and she said, “Oh!  They do!  We just got some in!”  Well, cardboard boxes started flying, two women were scurrying, and THEY BOTH came walking forward with it at the same time.  I think they sensed it was a big moment.  And it was.  I already had my wind chimes picked and exchanged them for the pendant.  I’m so thrilled to have it. 

And…they put the chimes on my wish list for Valentines Day!  I {heart} that store! 

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