Tuesday, September 27, 2011

The Perfect Start to Fall!

  This past weekend Matt and I took a little road trip. It all started with a conferenec he was presenting at in West Plains, Missouri. We left Norman on Thursday evening, stopped in Fayetteville for dinner with the brother and his lovely girlfriend then headed to the parents to get a few hours of shut eye before continuing on to the conference. As we were driving into West Plains I spotted a flea market and said I'm gonna go there! So I did... and inside (and outside) I found a lot of lovely items.

Full of GOOD STUFF I tell ya!
My finds... Wooden boxes for Bela Vita displays at shows, ribbon, vintage pyrex for me, the window pane will be incorporated into some kind of display just not sure how yet, and some vintage chain is always good and a must buy!
The awesome ribbon/trim and chains.

  From here I met Matt for his presentation and then sat in on another presentation on Noodling... if you don't know what that is I highly recommend you google it. It is ridiculous and huge in the state of Oklahoma but banned in many other states such as Missouri. After the conference we headed North and East and made our way to the suburbs of St. Louis. 
  A few months ago, before we were even engaged, we were offered tickets to a Cardinals game and we just couldn't turn that down. And I am so glad we didnt! It was a fabulous time with a fabulous group of friends. 
  Matt and I arrived in the city early and got to watch this flag being raised by two fire trucks right outside our hotel. They were preparing for a parade that was about to take place. The UA Pine Bluff band was even playing in it. They are awesome if you don't know that! I was blown a-w-a-y!
Preparing for the parade.
The view from our hotel rooms.
  Shortly after the parade our friends started arriving and then it was baseball time! This day was so great, the weather was just perfect and it was so nice to be around old friends and the Cardinals WON!

Representing Arkansas at the game ;)
  We packed up and headed home on Sunday. It was a long journey, about 7 hours back to Norman. We started off by stopping in Websters Grove, a favorite suburb of ours, for some breakfast. I don't remember the name of the restaurant but the food was so YUM!
Flowers in Websters Grove.
Matt and I got home Sunday night to this happy fella!
  Now we are both working hard to catch up from all the fun we have been having. I have a big show this weekend in Tulsa called Indie Emporium. I highly reccomend you check it out. For all you Northwest Arkansans that arent into Bikes Blues and BBQ, take a road trip to Tulsa for the day.
I'll have a full recap of this weekend when I get home next Sunday. Until then, enjoy this ah-mazin weather!

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