My Adventures at the Mall: Celebrating National Shoe Week

When you talk about “shoes” many different people automatically think many different things. I for one have never been a “shoe” person, though I admit I love a cute pair of shoes. When the folks at Stoneridge Mall asked me to write a post about “Celebrating National Shoe Week” I figured I could come up with something.

As a mom I have come to reassess my shoe buying standards to something more than just if they look good and I can squeeze my feet into them. I need shoes that are practical, comfortable and affordable. Even more that I need shoes that fit the season. I don’t mean that in a fashion forward kind of season, I mean winter, spring, and summer fall kind of season. I am also weary of shopping for my kids as well because as any mom knows, kids grow FAST. I am always looking for good sturdy shoes that do not cost and arm and a leg because I know that despite how great the shoes are, they will be out them in less than a year.

So what’s a mom to do? Go to the mall. Continue reading “My Adventures at the Mall: Celebrating National Shoe Week”

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My Adventures At the Mall – Organization in the New Year

Last month (year) I began a new side blogging project as the Stoneridge Mall Blog Correspondent. Every month I’m given an assignment, a gift card from Simon Malls and am sent to the mall to make magic happen. Ok, well not magic but at least some organization in my house, which is not so much magic as a miracle.

So my assignment was to find something in the mall that would help me get organized in 2012.  The term organization was left up to me to interpret and I was given free reign in deciding what I was going to purchase. Continue reading “My Adventures At the Mall – Organization in the New Year”

Visiting Santa

My memories of going to see Santa when I was a kid pretty much all revolve around one place, the mall. Growing up here in the Tri-Valley there was pretty much one place to see Santa (and pretty much the only place to do your shopping as well) and that was Stoneridge Mall. My memories of Santa’s Village right there in the middle of the mall are of the beautiful Santa’s Village full of mechanical reindeer, elves and Santa’s cottage. And so much fluffy white fake snow it could make you go blind of your stared too long. And of course very long lines that stretched out as far as the eye could see.

Everything a trip to see Santa is supposed to be. Continue reading “Visiting Santa”