i did something yesterday that i rarely do.
i took an entire day just for me. let that sink in, friends. mr. re-nest knew i needed a day to myself, a day where i could fill my bucket, and come back a better mama. and i did it. it didn’t come without some guilt, and even an offer to take one of the boys with me right before i left, but i didn’t do it. i went on. my. own.
i drove almost four hours (one way) by myself to a market mecca that has been on my market bucket list for over a year. yesterday, i headed to hobnob market in altamont, illinois. and, it was everything i had imagined, and so much more!
so, i’m just gonna get to it, because i have so much to share about my day! seriously, if you can plan on it, i so recommend getting there. (p.s. they have at least three shows a year, so get it on your calendar now!)
lois pearl designs is owned by my friend erin, who i’ve known since i was about three years old. she is ah-mazing! seriously, her talent with clothing is incredible. her boutique in yorktown, indiana is adorable, and she’s seriously such an inspiration to me! it was erin who introduced me to hobnob, and it was such a treat to get to see her yesterday!
what i picked up: erin’s super cute flannel infinity scarf (in grey + black buffalo plaid….a fall fave!) and a vintage red + black flannel. both are going to be pure perfection to wear this fall and winter!
• caravan classes •
okay, forgive me while i rave. just be ready, because y’all might hear me talk about caravan classes for the rest of time. here’s what they do: mobile art classes + projects. but you know what seals the deal? their fantastically adorable shasta camper that they take on-the-road. seriously, you guys. this is one of the most adorable and brilliant ideas i have ever seen. oh, and did i mention that erin + deanna are from indianapolis?!?!? i’m just going to say it: i think i kind of have a creative girl boss crush on this whole concept.
oh, so the best part: i had pre-registered to do one of the adorable projects they brought along that were their make-and-takes. whatcha think of my new canvas tote?? (see below for more super cute photos of caravan classes’ shasta camper!)
• the lotion company •
my own mama introduced me to the lotion company + then i got to meet them at hobnob, which was awesome! this fantastic lotion is made in my very own hometown of muncie, indiana, and they even jar their largest ones in ball jars. (i mean, of course! love it!) i grabbed their citrus tea scent (in the ball jar + a mini one) and can’t wait to try it out!
besides my new faves, here’s a couple of fun pics of the market to help encourage you to mark your calendar for the next hobnob market in november!
|caravan classes’ shasta camper!|
|fun, food, music + cocktails!|
|so much fun with make-and-takes|
|today’s #wip: my create canvas tote|
|it shouldn’t be a shock that i went with teal, grey + white!|
|loved this! this is a mobile clothing boutique – such fun!|
|i saw this. i bought it.|
|pretty certain this was an accidental photo. but don’t i look
totally serious + like i’m on the hunt?
|just more vendor awesomeness!|
|it’s fall, y’all|
|and, last but not least (i told you i am going to talk about
this until the end of time)….my finished bag + the shasta!