Friday, May 20, 2011

Spring Thing and Handmade Mart

If you're like me and think chances are pretty good that the world won't end this weekend then I hope you join me in enjoying this lovely Spring weekend with two craft shows I'll be participating in.

First off, DC Craft Mafia's Spring Thing happening tomorrow!

What: 40 local artists will be selling their goods. Live music, food trucks, and tons more fun!
When: Saturday May 21st 11a-5p
Where: St. Lukes Episcopal Church Parking Lot (P St and 15th St NW) in DC
How to get there: Just 3 blocks from the Dupont Circle Metro

Read more about the Lanyapi Designs and this show in this Washingtonian article written by my friend, Lisa Rowan.

And on Sunday I am so excited to be a part of Handmade Mart taking part in Silver Spring!

What: Another awesome craft show that made the Washington Post's DC Summer Bucket List!
When: Sunday May 22st 10a-5p
Where: Ellsworth Drive (Between Fenton & Georgia Avenue), Silver Spring, MD
How to get there: Just a few blocks walk from the Silver Spring Metro Stop

I hope to see your face at one or both of these shows. I have tons of new pieces I am so excited to sell. Lots of new geode necklaces, colorful earrings, and much more. These are my last two shows before I pack up and leave for New York this summer (details on that big move coming soon!)

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Crawfish Boil!

These past few weeks have been pretty crazy for my household. I've been busy preparing for two huge craft shows happening this weekend (blog posts about these fun fairs coming soon!) and my husband just wrapped up his law school finals. I was able to take a few days off to visit my Alma Mater Smith College for my five year college reunion last weekend (blog post coming about this too!) and then finally take a breather with my husband this week in Kiawah, South Carolina. We decided to come down to his family's beach house here to see his grandparents, aunt, uncle, family friend, and most importantly his mom who is moving to Iraq to work with a non profit in just a few short weeks.

I decided this was the perfect opportunity to share some of my cajun family traditions with my new family, so we put together a crawfish boil. Being the first one I put on with out my family or friends I had to make a few calls to them to confirm a few things but it couldn't have gone better. Here are a few pics of the night. It felt great introducing them to such an important tradition to me. If you have never gone to a crawfish boil you are missing out. It brought the family together and everyone couldn't have had more fun learning how to eat those little buggers! I can't wait to host my next!