Spokane or Bust
Farm Chicks 101
We finally got loaded and on the road for a 6 hour drive to Spokane around 7 pm. My daughter had errands and last minute packing to do... just about drove me nuts I was shooting for 2 at the latest but we finally got wheels rolling under us and our little trailer we were toting. Teaches me patience.
The ride through the gorge was so misty and the clouds heavy on the mountains.
Jody did the booking of the hotel for the show, I should have known it would be one of the best in town... the Davenport right downtown Spokane, now what to do with the trailer we had behind us...
We got in around 1:30 am and parked it on the street, the kind valet said he would keep an eye on it through the night since we neglected to get a lock for it. Talk about newbies.
The rooms were beautiful and the sheets were like butter, I have to say I appreciated the poshness, even after the drama we caused by coming in so late with an unlocked trailer...
The shower was a lifesaver...
Farm Chicks set up was on Friday from 9 to 6, I knew this was going to be tight. Did I mention we didn't pack a furniture truck or ladder.
So short me, used one of our tables to stand on to reach the top of the tent, which I thought was a plywood table, not... pressed wood and yes it broke right in half and down I came... rode that thing to the floor without loosing my balance, thank you Lord!
Now we are less one table and we were short anyway.
Set up was stressful
We left at 6 and I had 4 bins I didn't unpack but I thought I could just use them to restock. We were exhausted and hadn't eaten all day. A nice dinner at the hotel was in our sights... the posh hotel was looking better all the time.
It was all delicious
Show opened at 9 am on Saturday for early shoppers - we were as ready as we could be... not our best displays but the best we could do with what we had.
This show was very intense for us, we did not get to shop or hardly take pictures. I quickly went around and snapped pictures randomly but did not get names or websites, so if you see your booth please
leave me a comment and I will link up with you.
Lisa Sauer, her jewelry is amazing
The girls at the Country Store were great and so much fun!
Jody made pillows with French linens
She custom makes them with your initials... if anyone is interested just email me.
We made some amazing friends and met some powerhouse women. It was inspiring. The booth's were fabulous and so creative. This certainly was a learning experience. It was so fun to meet some special fellow bloggers and their family members also!
I want to say an extra thank you to Dixie and Linda of
They were a delight to hang with and so much fun!
(and a big hug for letting us use your truck dolly)
I will be staying with Jody for the rest of the week and then I head home. The internet is so slow there that I cannot get around to comment or visit with you. We go to Starbucks and I post there. I miss all of you. And can't wait to visit with all of you and see what is happening in blogland!