Thursday, August 20, 2009

vacation 2009

Paul and I went to Door County for our official/unofficial summer vacation.  It was kind of a last minute decision, but a good one indeed!  We had an awesome time and packed our four day weekend full of adventures.  

On Friday night we went to the Peninsula Players Theater and saw 'Is He Dead?'.  The play was written by Mark Twain and is about an artist (Jean-Francois Millet) who wants to pay off his girlfriends debts so he can marry her... only problem is he's an artist!  And as the old saying goes, the only way to make money as an artist is to be dead.  Very, very funny play and so well acted!  The theater is also amazing... it's an outdoor venue nestled in the woods and right next to the water.  

Paul and I also spent a lot of time geocaching.  If you've never heard of it- try it!!  It's pretty much a treasure hunt for adults.  You can pretty much find a geocache anywhere you go in the world!  Just in Stoughton, WI there are over 50 caches to hunt down! 

At this geocache site, Paul had to get down to his skivvies and go swimming.  The coordinates led us to a beautiful, hidden park where the path ended on a giant rock hanging over the water.  However, the GPS told us to keep walking another 30 ft to find the cache... so Paul just kept going!  But poor Paul, we never found it!

This was a goodie that we found in our first ever geocache find!

We also got to get in some quality fishing time!  However, this was the only thing that either of us caught!!  

A few other things we did:  camped at Peninsula State Park (got an awesome site with last minute reservations!), had lunch with the goats on the roof at Al Johnson's, had ice cream at the legendary Wilsons, and went raspberry picking at a huge farm just outside of Fish Creek. Unfortunately we only made it as far as Sister Bay on the peninsula, so we will just have to go back soon to see the rest!

Friday, August 7, 2009

the Etsy Everything show

Last night was my first ever Etsy trunk show.  Etsy is pretty much the ultimate online 24/7 craft show. So it was fun to meet some sellers face to face and make some good connections with the Madison area crafters.  The show was held at another Etsy seller's house here in Stoughton.  Her shop name is The Painted Daisy and she makes AMAZING skirts and purses.  I ended up spending double the amount on her skirts than I made at the show!  

Below are some examples of what I was selling at the show.  The rest you can find (for sale!) at my Etsy site TheLittleRedRibbon.

Little Hydrangea magnets ($2 each)

the Funny Farm ($4)

Hug a Tree ($4)