Every so often in buck wild rebellion of the schedule/commitments I am a slave to, I say “yes” to a random, spontaneous, drop-dead-last-minute event if it can be feasibly (though, maybe not sanely) squeezed in.
And so, a few weeks ago, on the same day that I returned from a 3 day trip to Savannah, I took off for an overnight to Greenville, SC: Indie Craft Parade VIP Gala! I know–what a wild, wild, craft lovin’ woman I am.
For a hot minute, it was utter crazy town sending home our lovely babysitter (Thanks, Aunt B!), picking up a child from the bus stop, racing over to husband’s office, situating children in the lobby with husband’s kind and responsible staff while he wrapped up a presentation, taking off for Greenville in the thick of rush hour traffic, and waiting outside of a locked building to pick up tickets to our event. Breathe!
Its a little bit scary how instantly I perked up upon arriving at the gala considering the giant dose of travel fatigue that crept up on me as we were approaching Greenville.
So many beautiful, handmade goodies as far as my eye could see! Here are a few of the lovelies that came home with me:
After running around like a woman possessed (like increased heart rate, insane giggling, possessed), the lovely Julie Dodds of Willow Florals and fellow wifie to an Iron Yard partner graciously hosted a gal pal after gala party (fatigue, what?)! Whereby, ATL Sarah and I got to laugh til our bellies ached with some of Greenville’s most fresh and so sassy creative ladies!
Oh, hey there Mason, how did you get in that flower patch? Can I please say you and Katie are crazy special. Was I not exactly the “Blue Guy” painting that you bought (pictured above!)? And you were both like, “Hey, hey. It’ll be alright. We’ll have meaningful conversations with you. I promise your eye will stop twitching if we talk about happy cows and pigs; good human beings, and pink cake!
Le sigh. Thank you, Sarah, for inviting me to such a fun get away and for being the very best of dates! Thank you, The Iron Yard family, for the tickets and for being quality. Finally, thank you, Greenville, for showing us ATL girls a grand time!
Atlantans: feeling the need to get your own fix of all things hand crafty? Check out the ICE Atlanta Holiday Market coming up on November 22-23 at the Georgia Freight Depot!
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