Holy crap it’s been forever since I’ve posted. It’d be easy to say that I was just so busy but it was more just that I waited too long and then had a hard time coming back. Time to just dive in. A lot has been going on and I’d love to give you some updates.
Our summer has been pretty eventful and fun. I love when it feels like I’m really soaking up all the summer has to offer. In June we traveled to Austin for a friend’s wedding and from there I flew to New York for a Renegade craft show but not for OhSoANTSY. You may have heard but if you haven’t I started spoon carving early this year and I’m pretty excited about it. It worked out perfectly that I could debut them while on my travels. I’ve named the shop Spalted Home. It just opened and there is free shipping until August 31st!
Anyhow here are a few pictures from the trip.
I stayed with my friend in Brooklyn and took a very long lovely walk one day into the city to meet my Collective of Us friends.
My friend took me to her favorite wine shop-isn’t it cute! The best part was drinking it on her rooftop with a view of the city.
I also got to meet up with a couple of friends from Michigan. It was so fun catching up about things that have happened over the years. Also isn’t it refreshing talking with someone who really understands where you’re from and that you have to explain very little to.
The day of the craft show. I felt like I belonged in the city slepping my stuff through the subway on a hot day.
And of course smiling in the heat while debuting my spoons for the first time. It was a long day but I had a great time getting to chat with people passing by and looking over Manhattan in the distance. We celebrated a day well spent with friends, good food, and of course more wine on the rooftop. I couldn’t have asked for any more. Until next time New York…
Mother’s Day is next weekend! I have a few ideas you should check out for the mother in your life but first a funny story.
Two years ago on mother’s day Walker proposed to me. He had planned it for the previous day when we had plans to go to a hot spring. As it turned out we nearly got stuck on the side of a snowy mountain and missed out on the hot springs.
Last year to celebrate our engagement we planned a trip to the very hot springs we had missed out on the year before. We made it to the springs and it was lovely but I was having an issue with a blurry eye all day. The blurriness turned to extreme pain and we spent the rest of the day at the emergency room and getting medicine for my eye. Ouch!
We joked that this Mother’s Day weekend we should not leave the house BUT we inadvertently planned a wine tasting trip that weekend. Whoops. Things may not go as planned but I’m sure we will have a good laugh either way.
Now for gift ideas:
For the sentimental momma I would suggest getting her a necklace or ring from the new scrambled collection with a name or a special message to her.
For the traveling momma I love the idea of getting her the whole world.
For the momma who misses her home I would suggest a state or country necklace. Head to the shop and type her state or country in the search box.
I’m heading to California tomorrow! I’ve been a couple of times before but this will be my first time in Santa Barbara. I’m also really excited because I’ll be meeting my sister and her family there and I’ll get to help out with baby Charlotte (my new baby niece) while my sister and brother in law at are a wedding. When I was home a couple of months ago it made it easier to leave knowing I’d see them again so soon. I can’t wait for baby snuggles! One more sleep until I go!
I have a few things on my list to do but I would love to know if you have any suggestions. What are your favorite places to eat or see?