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andrew dyrdahl, art workshops, artfest, artfest 2011 workshops, Events, getting ready for artfest, Michelle Allen, Personal, roxanne padgett, Travel -

I am feeling the excitement take over. I can't stop crafting, sewing, brainstorming, doodling...... bye bye house fixes- ha I wish. There were so many great choices for workshops this year, really it was a tough call and I oodle over a few but I felt a little more at ease picking my workshops this go around- partially because I kind of know what I'm getting into this year. I tried choosing workshops I could really see myself utilize the skills I learn after I get back home... SO, my ARTFEST 2011 workshop line up.... drumroll please... Thursday: Roxanne Padgett's...

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Family & Friends, Island Quilter, Personal, photography, quilt shop Vashon, the hardware store vashon island, Travel, Vashon Island -

I took my Mom to Vashon Island for the afternoon last Friday. We took an early morning ferry ride over after dropping off Jack's to preschool. It was my Mom's first Washington ferry ride, so I thought we'd get out of the car and I'd show her the snack shop and the amazing views from the deck top... ...isn't she cute?! we passed time here enjoying some latte's while waiting for all the other boutique stores to open up. But we really came to the Island for this one particular store: that's right....us girls gotta do some serious FABRIC shopping...

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abby jane, astoria, Family & Friends, Friends, gearhart, goonies house, oregon, road trip, seaside, swan pose, Travel -

Ahh the beautiful beach. How's this for a change in scenery!? Astoria is everything I imagined it to be and more. The town is super quaint, their streets lined with little shops, a downtown historic theatre, scattered pubs and one ah-mazing coastline. Above: the house from the movie "Goonies"... one of my all time fav's as a kid, so of course we had to map it on our i-phones. To our surprise this year celebrates the 25th anniversary and a big celebration is scheduled for this coming weekend (darn we missed it by a week) the entire cast is coming...

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Alex Shur, artfest 2010, curly girl designs, Events, hand carved stamp, Janne Robberstad, Karen Michel, Michelle Allen, Misc. Creations!, Paintings, Personal, port townsend, Teesha More, Travel -

Woo Hoo! 1st year down! Artfest 2010 in Port Townsend...O.k. this is a winded/picturesque blog...and I have tons more pictures but have to do some resizing to upload them...so here's some shots from my i-phone! Artfest was simply amazing! I can't really put it into words just how cool of an experience it was. I met some of the most amazing gals, so generous, diverse, and easy to talk to... and geez, SO talented all in their own ways! I was lucky to finally meet my "blog buddy" Michelle Allen, in person, not only as one of my workshop teachers...

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Books, chuck palahniuk, Jamaica, Personal, Travel -

we take flight late tonight for Jamaica!!! Picked this up to keep me busy on the plane ride... I'll let ya know what I think. I've read a few others of Palahniuk that I thought were pretty entertaining so I'm looking forward to this one. Ahhh, I can't wait for that white sandy beach, Chad's company really went all out, not only are they putting us up at the Ritz they gave us $600 for play! I'm getting two massages, Chad's playing golf and we're both signed up for a Canopy tour- some jungle tour where we swing along high...

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