Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Shop Hop Stop #3: Scrapbook Garden

July 30, 2011- Shop Hop Day 2, Stop #3

We decided to head to Huntington Beach for the day! My excuse to my lovely boyfriend was, "Let's do visit several scrapbook shops around the area and we hang out at the beach afterwards!" FAILED
He took me to Huntington Beach, but no beach. I was honestly trying to spend some time by the beach with him. He was my driver after all, that's the least I could do to show my appreciation and don't make myself like a demanding-high maintenance- gets what she want-type of girlfriend. It was such a beautiful day to not have gone to the beach to spend couple hours!
When we drove into the plaza, I noticed there was a Closing Sale on the window. My first thought that came to my mind was if I had went to the wrong place. I checked the passport and check my phone if I entered the wrong address. No, I was correct. I went into the store and noticed there were many people cropping. There were not many things left since most were all sold. I went up to the store owner to ask her if she could stamp my passport and get a bottle cap.
I spent few minutes chatted with her to understand why she decided to close down. With the economy, it was just difficult to sustain business and I felt really bad. I wished her the best.
Business is hard work. At times, it looks like it's easy to make a lot of money in a short period of time, but let's not forget that there's a lot of overhead that the people don't see other than the business owner. The amount of stress they go through is crazy. I feel business owners are very strong people.

Bottle cap I got from Scrapbook Garden. Themed Destination: PISA

The themed destination at Scrapbook Garden was Pisa. She even had a Photo-Op with a big cutout of the Leaning Tower of Pisa! It was pretty cool. It brought back memories when Tommy and I went to visit the Leaning Tower and climbing up to the top to see the beautiful view!

Check back soon for Shop Hop Stop #4! :)

*Note: My blog is not sponsored by anyone. It is a shopping experience that I like to share to you and like to share the products I purchased.

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