I try my best to make each blog post I write as helpful and informative as I can. But sometimes, I feel like sharing little things about my life outside of design that aren't enough to necessarily write a whole blog post about. Enter this new series. Today's post is a little random, but it's meant to cover topics we might chat about over a cup of coffee. I can't take credit for this idea, as there are a ton of other bloggers with some sort of Coffee Chat or "If We Were Having Coffee" series. But I've decided to give it a try, so here goes!
1. I've decided my dream car is a 1971 Chevy C10 Fleetside Pickup Truck.
With a two tone black and white paint job and my business logo plastered on the driver side door. This daydream came to be when I spotted a similar truck for sale while driving south on Route 74 towards my family's farm. I was planning to stop and take a look the next time I drove by, but alas, it was sold before I got the chance. Not that I have any business buying a hobby car right now, even if I could say it's for advertising purposes... After some creative googling, I think I figured out the make, model and approximate year. Anthony says maybe in 3 years we can look for one, so I'm just putting it out there in the universe now so my dream car can find me when the time comes!
Like this one, only I would want the roof of the cab to be black too pleaseandthankyou! (Source)
2. I participated in my first flea market as a vendor this month!
You guys know I'm a very enthusiastic vintage shopper and collector. In order to sustain my thrifting hobby and also stockpile extra home decor items for client projects, I decided to launch my own vintage pop up shop, called Thrifted. (Old news if you follow me on Instagram!) On August 5th, I set up shop at the York Flea. I was a little nervous about having enough inventory to fill my own booth, so I split one with Jordyn Russell of Worry Less Craft More. Check out her Etsy shop, here! Jordyn and I met serendipitously at a mutual friend's bridal shower just a month or so before. We were both first time vendors, and it was so nice being able to bounce ideas of each other and prep for the flea market together! It was a big learning experience for both of us, and we are both planning to try flea market/craft show vending again soon! In the meantime, I'm planning a Flash Sale on my Facebook page with my leftover inventory in September. Be sure to "like" my page if you want to access to Flash Sale updates!
My booth at York Flea!
3. I'm a bridesmaid in two weddings next year!
I loved being a bridesmaid in my sister, Stormi's wedding seven years ago so I'm really excited to resume bridal party duties, and for two of my dearest friends at that! My college friend Rachel is marrying her fiance Matt in January and our high school friends Morgan & Jesse are getting married in May. Rachel's wedding is a wintery, mountaintop theme with vintage touches and Morgan's is a springtime, succulent theme at a beautiful countryside venue. So excited about their color scheme picks. Rachel has chosen emerald green, copper, gold, black and white and Morgan is doing different shades of dusty blue, green and purple. These are the dresses I get to wear! Gorgeous, right?
4. I have two fun trips planned for September!
Anthony and I will be visiting another high school friend, Josh and his new wife Megan (who I love!) in northern Virginia for Labor Day. We last saw them the weekend of July 4th at another mutual friend's wedding, so this is the second patriotic holiday in a row we'll be spending with them. I'm super excited because Chloe is going with us, so this will be our first road trip as a family of 3! For those of you who don't know, Chloe is our boxer and yes, I am one of those people who treats their dog like a human child.
Our furthest road trip to date: the time I hitched a ride to Lancaster with these two.
The second trip I have planned is to the Indie Craft Parade in Greenville, SC! My friend Jamie and I decided to go on a whim because she was itching for a road trip. Luckily, my friends Morgan & Jesse (yes, the ones who are getting married!) live not far from there, so we'll get to stay and visit with them for the weekend too. I can't wait! Are any of you guys planning to be at the Indie Craft Parade on Saturday, September 17th? If so, I'd love to meet up and say hello!
5. This is a big one... I co-founded The ArtWife Project!
The ArtWife Project is a collaborative community centered around supporting and connecting women in creative business. My good friend Jessica of Revolt Style Studio and I were on a coffee date this March when we realized we had been simultaneously yet independently dreaming up a way to serve and unite all of the awesome boss ladies we know. After a months of brainstorming, outlining and talking about this, we launched our members only Facebook group in July and the momentum since then has been incredible! We've grown to an active and engaged online community of over 150 women and we are hosting our first local meet up in York in 2 days! To learn more about The ArtWife Project and how you can become a member, click here! We're also on Instagram @artwifeproject.
So that's what I've been up to! If you made it to the bottom of this post, you are probably either a friend, family member or just wonderfully loyal reader. In any case...