Tuesday, October 20, 2009

I'm Still Here...

I'm still here, a little tired, but here. I meant to post last week about my upcoming trip, but in the chaos of trying to get myself and the boys ready, I got sidetracked. I am now back from my girls weekend and just thought I would share a few of the highlights from my trip to KY.

I left on Friday to go stay with one of my besties,a roommate from college that lives outside Lexington KY. She has been telling me for years about a festival called Court Days that her little town hosts, so this year we planned well in advance and my parents agreed to keep my boys so I could go see what all the fuss was about.

I drove to TN on Friday with the boys, and then rode from TN to KY with my girlfriends' Mom, Grandma, and a family friend. Can I just tell you that these women are a hoot!! I don't know when I have laughed so much. We stayed up late, rose early, and shopped 'til we dropped all weekend. I found several goodies, but had to leave part of them in KY because the car was so packed coming home.
Here is Robin digging through a bunch of scarves. We loved this booth. It had real cashmere scarves and a huge variety of Pashminas for $8/each or 3 for $20.Here we are on a hayride. Staci lives pretty close to downtown where the festival took place, so the little man doing the hayride agreed to take us back to Staci's house for $1/person. He got a little lost and we were frozen solid by the time we got there, but it was still worth a buck considering we were completely loaded down with stuff.
Here is a picture of one section of the festival. It does not even begin to do it justice. There.were.people.EVERYWHERE. They had booths selling everything from high dollar antiques to a set of tata's that sang "Titties and Beer" and flashed you.
Here we are in front of one of the booths that had gorgeous silver jewelry. Baby Claire and Carson even came down to the festival Sunday.
I loved this snowman. It was just a piece of bark cut off of a tree and painted, but at about 8 feet tall I think it would be beautiful outdoors at Christmas.
And this is a picture of me learning how to make Peanut Butter Chocolate Bon-Bons.
When I don't have a loss for my Weight Watcher's Weigh in tomorrow I won't be surprised. No one prepared me for the amount of "fair food" we would be exposed to this weekend. Wow. I shared a fried Snickers, fried Twinkie, and even a Fried Oreo. Those things are good enough alone, deep fry them and they are UNBELIEVABLE. I will do a tutorial on these bon bons later this week because the were also incredible.

I missed out on the DIY Tuesday this week, but I have lots of projects going on and will be back with some of them later on in the week. I hope you had a wonderful weekend and I look forward to catching up!


Beverly @ The Buzz said...

I live in Tennessee! You should have stopped by--we're only about 5 miles from the KY line. Looks like loads of fun. Love those scarves--and the price!

Susie from Bienvenue said...

So glad that you had fun! Those trips are always the best~

Beverly @ The Buzz said...

I'm closer to Nashville. Maybe next time...

The Smith Family said...

Mandi, you are looking so good. Looks like you guys had a good time!!

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