While I had a great time at the Junk Bonanza, for me, the excitement truly set in when I took a side trip over to the Creative Connection. For a first year it was amazing!
There was so much to see at the Etsy marketplace! I wish I had signed up for some classes after I saw how cool it was and who the speakers were.
It really made me want to go home and create.
I met such nice artists and bloggers.
The gorgeous and talented Lisa Leonard who was sweet enough to give us a little present.
Lovely booths and wares.
Traci the supermodel who never take a bad picture ( I'd hate ya if I didn't love ya ;) and the famous Fancy Farmgirl herself!
And my most exciting and star struck moment of the day! One of my idols, Mary Jane Butters herself
who is as real and organic as she comes across in her magazine! It was a big day for this organic girl grass-fed eating girl!
Super sweet Jennifer Hayslip
Artwork by my good and talented friend Debbie Egizio
Here's another one that NEVER takes a bad pictures. Rebecca's booth was incredible!
Tamara came all the way from Australia for the Junk Bonanza show and I met the super nice Margo.
And Suzanne and her daughter who I met at the first Nada farm sale. Which reminds me, wait till you see what we are doing at the barn!
I have to say, sign me up for next year! I am soooo there!
It's a crazy week. Nada Farm sale is coming up fast. My kitchen floor was ripped out yesterday and the cabinets are going out tomorrow. There's nothing like being stuck with 3 kids in a 400 square foot sub-level space while chaos and dust swirls around you and you prepare for a show. I have to take back all that I ever said about wanting to live like Little House on the Prairie. I am going to change that to Medium-sized house on the prairie... with lots of wine.
If you are in the Illinois area October 8th and 9th stop by and say hi to me at the Nada Farm Sale.