Wow it's been awhile...
How has everyone been?
It's been a crazy busy year.
So let’s jam 4 months of madness into one blog post...
Of course we had the usual festival madness this year, which kicked off in July.
The beginning of the month brought excitement with the 4th of July!
Per usual, Ethan and I went up to his dad's house and lit off fireworks.
We had one accident where a big ass box of 30 or so rounds flipped over and started firing AT us.
And, well... there were 4 fires and one small injury as a result.
After that I went up on the roof deck with a well deserved beer and watched the rest of the show.
Next came the first Pinehills of the summer...
I had fallen quickly in love with Hula Hooping thanks to Cape Fit Hoops (I did the Hoops and Hops class in June on the Summer Solstice and it was incredible) so I had to take my hoop with me during some downtime!
During the tail end of the month, we went up to Mount Desert Island, ME and enjoyed a little mountain time with our best friends and, of course, Puppy.
It felt so amazing to get away and soak in Acadia National Park.
Puppy was all about it, too.
He loved climbing on rocks and of course sniffing everything!
The first LoveLocal Fest of the year kicked off when we returned, and as always it was a super fun time.
Within the first week of August we went camping up in Saco, ME with our friends Rachel and Ryan for Ethan and Ryan’s birthday.
It was Ethan and I’s first camping trip together and I can’t wait to do it again.
We also hit up Old Orchard Beach on the foggiest day ever.
And then went up to Portland for dinner and so I could get my Portland fix.
I can’t be that close to that city and not visit it!
Another Pinehills Market snuck up on us when we returned and it was our last one of the season.
Then came the busiest month of the year...
So the aforementioned friends we went camping with got married this month and we were both in the wedding party.
We had a blast.
First came the Bach parties (#RachelsBachBitches).
From beach hangs, to penis straws, too much pizza, and dancing the night away... it was a super fun time.
The following week was the wedding and it was a beautiful day. (#RFriendsWedding)
They got married at a gorgeous 1918 mansion set on Pleasant Bay in Orleans.
After sobbing through the ceremony (when the groom cries, I cry) we partied into the night with succulent cupcakes, sparklers, and Farmers Fizz.
LoveLocal Fest wrapped up the month and wrapped up my outdoor festival season for the year!
It was nice to get some down time in October after working 5 days a week and then having 3 out of the 4 weekends in September be taken up by events and festivals.
We got into the Halloween spirit a little early and hit up King Richard’s Faire with our newlywed friends.
Got to have some much needed, fun family time with a brunch,
then a candle party, then just a chill day.
And then came my favorite holiday...Halloweeeeen!
I always try to find something different and that involves makeup when it comes to dressing up.
We went to the Friend’s Halloween party Saturday before Halloween and they always kill it with the decorations and food.
There were chocolate cherry mice, harvest sangria, spooky decorations everywhere... it was perfect.
And now it’s November 1st.
Holiday prep time on lock till my fingers go numb.
Not 1 but 2!! holiday markets in the mix for December...
LoveLocal Fest Holiday Edition
And Make it Local New England at Kingston Collection
Come see me, get your shop on, and be merry!