one of the many great things about living in the same city as my sister is being able to have random hangouts during the day. 

on tuesday, i had about a four hour break between classes, so my sister and i decided to do a little shopping and get some lunch. we'd been wanting to check out furbish studio, which is a great little studio with home furnishings, design inspiration, and fun little things to buy. 

here's the outside of the studio. if you live in raleigh, you should check it out!

i got this great bowl there:

i'm not usually big into animal prints, but this caught my eye!

then we headed over to mellow mushroom for a little lunch:

yum. my mouth waters just looking at this.
and then it was off to cameron village for a little shopping. we stopped in francesca's [seriously, what else is new?] and my sister got a bag that she's been eyeing for some months now...and it was marked way down and they took an additional 20% off. it was a good day for her. i found, correction, my sister found some great earrings...but being the self-sacrificing, loving sister that she is, she let me buy them. and then she'll borrow them [read: kidnap them and probably play dumb about her criminal actions]

these are real beauties, right?

moral of the story? tuesday was a good day.