The other day Steve and I were in Toronto and wandered around the city checking out the new AGO (Art Gallery of Ontario) since it underwent some major renovations by Architect Frank Gehry. The transformation is quite amazing, so if you are in the Greater Toronto Area, I would urge to go and see it in person, and if on a budget like most of us, go on Wednesday after 6 pm for free, if you don't mind waiting in a long line outside for abit...it was well worth the 15 minute wait in the cold, thankfully the hot noodle soup we had warmed us up wonderfully! We art-gazed for a full 2 hours after enjoying a delicious cheap dinner in Chinatown at our fave Vietnamese resto 'Pho Hung'. We love our Pho!
After the art and pho, we checked out the holiday decorations in Eaton Centre and Nathan Phillips Square, but skipped skating due to being too tired after walking through a gallery for 2 whole hours, so we watched the skaters instead while sipping some hot chocolate. It was a very nice day, even though we didn't get to skate or shop much. Since Steve is in school for the next year and a half, we are on a strict budget. That's okay, our closets and our house is pretty cluttered anyway!! I'm trying to make most of my gifts, which is a good thing, since crafts made with love are usually much appreciated, i think. I hope they are! My niece Melissa and I recently made fun fabric houses that are lavender scented. We scoured through tons of fabrics, buttons and trims to create our own unique versions of home sweet home....or rather home scent home, since they are filled with lavender buds. They are great to prop up on your bed or sofa....I may be adding some to my shop soon!