Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Atlanta Gift Show and North Carolina Visit

Last month, I traveled to Atlanta for the day to attend the International Gift Show. There were so many empty booths, but the ones that were filled were fantastic! They moved things around, so it took a while to figure out where I needed to go, but I always start at the Cash and Carry Jewelry section. There are tons of jewelry booths with all sorts of fun things.

Also tons of beads..
lots of cute notepads...

some fabric belts...
lots of jewelry...
Eco Bags...
See Design Tote Bags...
Finally picked up the Macbeth Collection...
and finished up at Lifeguard Press picking up the Lilly personalized Home Collection. It was so fun to walk around and I am so focused on what I am looking for, I arrived at 9:15 am and was on Marta heading back to the airport by 3:30 pm to fly to Charlotte.

Meg picked me up with the girls and I spend their last weekend in North Carolina running errands and doing some sight seeing.
We spent some time in fabric stores...


We ate delicious bar-b-que
hung out with Elizabeth in the car during a pit stop...
The weather was amazing, cool but not freezing..all but one day.
We had a girls sleepover on Saturday that was super fun.
Kelly made her special Rotel dip..yum
Heather made home made pizzas..

The next morning, I went horseback riding with friends...it had been a while and I was slightly nervous. Once I got saddle up, it was fun. We headed out and I just followed the others...


admiring the view...

When we got to a hill and I leaned forward and crossed my fingers...


Going down was a tiny bit scary..my horse was very cautious.. I just kept thinking of what a great workout this all was..first walking 20 miles at the Atlanta show, then this hour of horseback riding..a great start to my New Year's resolution to exercise. Unfortunately, I was so sore for two days after, the last thing I wanted to do was more exercise.

All in all, a super fun trip. Right after I got home, Meg and the girls drove down to Miami for their big move. I am so excited that they are going to be down the road and not several states away. Welcome back Meg and Brett!!!

3 comments:

Let The Tide Pull Your Dreams Ashore said...

I bet it was SO much fun looking at all of those beads. The pizza looks delish...pizza may be my favorite food ever! The picture you snapped while riding of the horse’s ears is too cute. I looks like you had a blast! xx

JMW said...

Looks like you had an amazing time! I would be so overwhelmed at such a show - wanting to hit every booth and buy loads and loads of goods! (I realize it's for retail buyers, but I wouldn't be able to help myself!)

CDS said...

That looks like you had a great time my friend! :) xoxo