This week's installment of "Why Not Wednesday?" can be credited to my good friend Therese. Therese lives "across the river" from me in Kansas. She decided that it was time to get me, my mom and another friend, JoLynn, out of our zones to discover her shopping/eating discoveries in Wyandotte County, Kansas. She entitled the day, "A Day in the Dotte". We started the day off right with cream cheese danishes and coffee at Mema's Bakery at the Legends. Yum! Then she surprised us with "Dotte Dollars" to spend for our Christmas gift. She is so clever and on the ball with things. And she is ONE busy chic!! We all bought those standing metal wreath holders at Burns Floral. I can't wait to get a wreath on that baby! Magnum Opus was amazing and Jill, the store owner, is so fun. She had this jewelry that African women made from grasses. There is a whole amazing story with these that I will officially get and share later. We all bought a ton of these. Provence on the Prairie was a houseful of the neatest Christmas decorations. Lots of glitter and nostalgia. The Pink Zebra was a girly girl's dream. Everything was pink and bling. So many have-to-have accessories. They even have a room all made up for dress up parties. I may just have to grab my sweet little niece, Hannah, and get her all dolled up! Miller's Too...was another fun stop. The store screamed Christmas memories for me. We also did manage to stop for some lunch at Elsner's Jet Fuel. So delicious and they even treated us to a sampling of their fabulous desserts. The chocolate provided much needed energy! Sooooooo fun! If you haven't been shopping at these places...you must. I definitely enjoyed our day out of the "driving zone". Thanks Therese!