Monday, September 17, 2012

Got a little art in my heart...

I have a MAJOR love for festivals. I'm especially fond of the kind that include local artists and their work, local bands and musicians, local food, and of course...local beer! Combine all these things together and you have got one happy mama right here!

Just recently the hubs, the little Mars, and I got to attend a couple of our favorite festivals! Normally by this time of year we have attended anywhere between 4 to 7 of them! However, the summer here was brutal and it was reaching the high 90s on the days we WERE going to go....*super sad face.

Also, I like to partake and have a booth at one of our usual fests (( The Russel Industrial Center's People's Art Festival )) but...just my luck... it was cancelled this year... *super sad face again.

Next year, I am going to make it a point to have a booth in at least 2 shows... ((the one mentioned above)) ...and the Ferndale DIY festival...which is pictured above.

Speaking of pictures...the first little bit of pics up there are of a fest called Dally in the Alley ((which we didn't take Mars to, that way we could enjoy the nice selection of local dark beer and not mind the crowd of elbow-bumping individuals.))

The last little group of pics are the Ferndale DIY Fest... this place is just filled with the most incredible, talented, sweet, nerdy, fun-loving people and I truly, truly LOVE it!

My Thai Basil Tomato soup is starting to get I'm going to go cuddle on my couch with my kitties and devour it while watching some terribly cheesy crap t.v. ....pretty excited about that actually.

I would love to answer any questions you have about the pics above...just ask! 

I will also be back to give more info on the artists pictured above!

I would hang out a little longer and make this post a little more elaborate, but I'm seriously so freaking excited to get my lazy on right now!

I will be back soon ladies and gents!

Till then...

Happy Monday everyone!!!



Friday, September 14, 2012

Congratulations! ((Giveaway winner announced!))

Congrats Lady!

I hope you love your new Vegas shakers!

They should fit right in to your beautiful ranch style home!



Monday, September 3, 2012

A day at the flea market...

There really is nothing like the feeling of walking around a flea market on a beautiful sunny day. Especially when you have two great companions at your side! My hubs and my little Mars are the greatest "treasure hunting" buddies anyone could ask for! 

The Mister and I are forever frequenting estate sales and flea markets, whenever we get a smidgen of free time. Its definitely a  bit easier when its just the two of us, but that's not very often the situation. So, when we do bring little Mars along, we make it fun for her...playing eye spy, giving her a few bucks to put in her pockets and spend however she pleases, and calling it "treasure hunting" ((which it very much so is)) and seeing what kind of treasures each of us can discover. 

On this particular day, Mars found and purchased some old cars, a plastic parrot on a hoop, and a lemonade. Pretty good finds if i do say so myself.

I however wasn't having such luck...UNTIL...we came across this one table and I hear my hubs say "Oooooo! You're going to want to see this!" ((by the way...did I mention how amazing he is?))
And...there it was...the one moment you wait for and you are so happy when it arrives...I had finally found MY table...the one that makes the whole trip worth it! Filled with vintage Fisher Price goodies (((a HUGE weakness for me))) and even a vintage Calico Critters ferry boat! ((the little fisherman with the sideburns is ADORABLE)) 
So, needless to say, I think I bought all of their toys and loaded Mars up in her wagon, with barely enough room for herself  :::see pic above::: and i was a super happy camper!
I also picked up some amazing vintage Old Maid cards (another weakness) I'm a sucker for all the old illustrations. Super cute!

And...last but not least...I picked up this HUGE jar of local organic honey. *A very sweet old lady told me that if I take a tablespoon a day of LOCAL will cure my allergies. She said that it would take some time to kick in (6 months or so) but if you keep up with it, you shouldn't have allergy problems again. She said that she has been doing this for a while now and hasn't had allergies in over 7 years!* I'm willing to give it a go! I'll let you know around this time next year if it works! 

*Have you had any good finds lately?*
**Or even some good home remedies like the honey?**

From all of us over here at Octopus Pie...

Happy Labor Day!