Here’s one of my favorite photos that I took in 2004 on a trip to Venice. I think it’s very appropriate for the month of February. What do you think?
Tonight is the night. I finally broke down and purchased some new sleeping bags for camping. Our ‘wally world’ bags have served us well but are 12 years old, inefficient and worth the $20 we paid for them when we got them. They are not the type of bags someone would take on a hiking trip since they are heavy and don’t keep you warm unless its summer.
The new bags I got for us are from Sierra Trading Post and are Mountainsmith Redcloud 20′s. (If you sign up with my Sierra Trading Post link you can save $10!) This will be our first night out in mummy bags and add to that the weather is supposed to be quite chilly. Here’s the forecast for tonight in central Alabama.
Our accommodations for tonight will be our 8 year old Sir Edmund Hillary Tent (Sears) and two sleeping bag pads. The documentation for this tent states that it will accommodate up to 4-6 people, but honestly I’m not sure how well that many people would fit in the tent unless it’s two adults and four children under the age of 6! The view from the tent is of our picturesque surroundings (aka our back yard) and the resident wildlife (aka squirrels and the occasional bird).
Fingers crossed that I’m not running inside at 2am for the warmth of my bed! Hubby laughs at me since he’s used to camping in snow…this southern girl may be in for an awaking tonight!
It’s been a while since I’ve made soap but lately more ideas have come to mind. The process at times is tricky and things don’t work out as expected. This past spring I made a lot of different varieties of soaps and sold them at the local farmers market. I also have a little shop online but most of my repeat business comes from friends.
While we were in Savannah my interest peaked again to start making more items. Since the farmers market is closed during winter this would be a good time to make a few things for next spring and summer. I visited a small market on River Street during our trip and realized if we lived there I could possibly do more business, but getting a spot in the area to set up would be more tricky. The market seemed to be set up with booths of different sizes and I noticed each day that some stayed the same, where others changed out an a new shop would be there on different days. Practically all types of crafts were covered from candles, soaps, candy, purses, bags, jewelry, silver, handmade scarves, blouses, and anything that could be branded with ‘Savannah’, ‘River Street’, etc…Yes I did pick up a few things for myself too! A cute tote bag and a silver ring with an amethyst. At least this year I was good and only sampled some of the goodies at River Street Sweets. Last year we came home with 10 pounds of pralines! Really..it was a deal! Yummy too!
I’ve finally on vacation for a few days and have plenty of fun things to do! My phone is all charged up and who know what type of travel photos are to come! Not so long ago travel events would be shared with other by postcard or by mailing photos. Lets see how well I can duplicate the process by posting similar items here! I guess I better get to packing or the long long weekend will be over before I know it.
TGIT! Thank Goodness it’s Thursday!