Holiday, Vacation

Thanksgiving 2014

Hi folks! I hope you all had a great Thanksgiving. I traveled to Ohio to see my dad’s extended family. We have some great family traditions with our Cincinnati family, like drinking UDF milkshakes, walking the Thanksgiving Day Race (… we actually bailed this year… oops), and black friday shopping with the girls. We also have the best food ever! My aunts make mean dishes for Thanksgiving, including cheesy jalapeno rice, strawberry pretzel salad and the yummiest sweet potatoes.

Here are a few pictures from our fun trip!

Stay tuned for a post on how I decorated my home this holiday season. I love all of the decorations I’ve accumulated through the years and am excited to share them with you!

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Best weekends ever

These past two weekends have been superbly awesome. I’ll have to take a few pictures tonight of all of our hard work this weekend in the yard, so no spoiler alerts in this post about what we’ve been working on.

I should have already blogged about the weekend before, but since I am practically dying to get outside any chance I have, I haven’t been sitting behind my computer too often unless I’m at work. Anyway, last weekend I went on a treasure hunt with one of my best friends and her daughter. Amy, Catherine and I (or as I fondly call them, My Number 1 Boo and My Number 1 Boo Jr.) headed out early Saturday morning to hit up a barn yard sale in West River, Md. We got to hunt through an old barn and see what treasures we could find. I walked away with an old grain bin and Amy got a silver ship’s bell.

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After we raided the barn, we drove to Galesville, Md. to visit both Salvage Chic  and Re-Find. Both are cute stores selling refinished furniture and all sorts of other goodies. I cannot wait to go back!

Our final stop of the day was an awesome antiques and vintage store in Lothian, Md., called GypsyFaire. They had the coolest stuff! I got birthday gifts for my sister and neighbor and Amy bought the cutest mint green birdhouse as a bridal shower gift.

We pretty much spent the entire morning in the boonies. But it was SO MUCH FUN!!! These stores are only open on certain weekends of the year, so next time they are open we will definitely be making another day of it — especially if it means I get to hang out with this little one again.

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She was so good all day 🙂

I cannot recommend visiting these shops enough if you ever have the chance. Talk about a neat and fun experience.

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My booth!

My booth is all set up for the fair today. I always feel like my booth looks crappy compared to the other vendors who do fairs as their real job. I’m surrounded by a ton of fair pros. But I’ve got lots of cool stuff and a QR code on my sign to take people right to my blog! Yay for DIY branding. Wish me luck today 🙂

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