oh yes, i am alive & well. over a week of silence! i am so sorry. it's just sometimes those dishes & that pile of laundry & the growing to do list & two weekends away from home & a crazy schedule ahead means there aren't enough hours & the days are full.
a good full, though.
a few weekends ago, we had our annual war eagle weekend trip! it was a small group this year, but we had equal amounts of fun as any year! you can see the previous trips here & here. war eagle weekend is my favorite family tradition - one that involves the women from our family & lots of shopping, good food, laughter & relaxation. i always leave recharged, inspired & full of new ideas.
i purchased more than i ever have before. it's so exciting having a home that you see yourself living in for many, many years to come. i made a list earlier in the summer for the perfect items i just might find at war eagle. several goodies were crossed off the list, including a fireplace mantel & a few home decor bits (photos to come, i promise!).
this year the junk was good, the crafts wonderfully unique & the place popped with color. i thought i'd share some of my favorite finds...
- BOOK letters!! eeep! i purchased "L" & "N" for our home.
- little dresses for wee girls made from vintage linens & a table with clock faces! oh my, so inspiring.
- of course, this inspired me to make these with my sweet school gardeners. heart melt.
- and of course, i cannot forget my dear friend, vanessa's booth. my favorite booth of all. ever. this year i even had a sneak peek of her work in her garage the day before. i almost snuck over with a mask that evening & stole every little bit. it's just that good.
i came away with a necklace, a ring & mosaic seasonal trees. her jewelry is something new that she's been working on & it's seriously drool worthy. you can find her shop, the mosaic butterfly, right here. she's an amazing friend, an incredible person & a wickedly talented crafts lady. love her.
and of course, we couldn't go home without a stop in the old fashioned candy shop!
a wonderful retreat with my favorite ladies. let the countdown to next year begin!
p.s. happy halloweeeeeen!!