Friday, March 15, 2013

#Craftcation...Getting Ready

Via Craftcation

Let the countdown begin, T-minus 6 days and counting. I have to admit that I am super stoked about this trip. Just a couple of reasons why...

1. Leavin' on a jet plane- Austin to So Cali
2. Bestie will be there with me
3. 4 days of awesome classes to grow my business
4. Food and Wine tour- enough said
5. Craft show and shopping
6. The BEACH
7. 3 days away from the office
8. Great networking opportunities
9. Hotel beds - I love these things
10. New clothes
11. Airport Starbucks

I love that we are traveling far enough to fly. The idea of being able to sit back, listen to music, maybe read a book or just talk without the distraction on other cars on the road is a priceless part of this trip for me. Clearly you can tell from the above mentioned list that there will be plenty of fun taking place and not all work. My bags will be packed this weekend, I plan to spend a lazy Sunday, doing taxes laying out all of my outfits and packing. My go bag is almost ready, complete with my travel/conference must haves.
Toting it all around in this amazing bag from

Snacks: Beef Jerky//Red Vines//Nutella to Go!

                   Reading Materials: Be Mine//Cosmo {haven't read it in years}//Flea Market Style

One of the things I am most excited about is #5, I love a good craft show. The bestie and I regularly shop around Austin, but we love to look for something different on the occasion that we are out of town. We happened upon this Penelope Lane Boutique blog a while back and became followers. Then with Craftcation tickets purchased and airlines books we noticed that their Spring Boutique Event is the same weekend we are going to be in California! Even better its only an hour or so drive from our hotel. We can't wait to attend on Saturday and plan to shop until we drop. If you're in the area you should really check it out.

My amazing assistant The Fabulous Ashley worked extra hard this week making these adorable business card/gifts! I can't wait to take them to California and spread the love.

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  1. Yay! We are so excited you are going to be in town!! We cant wait to meet you!! Can't wait until Saturday!!!

  2. Yay! I'm so excited for you and will be living vicariously through your instagram pics :)

  3. can't wait to hear about this craftcation!! this is a brilliant idea! ps... i nominated you for an award!!


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