Photo by Lauren Barone

Photo by Lauren Barone

This place is dreamy.

If you know me, you know that I am absolutely a water baby. The soft lap onto the shore soothes me like nothing else. I joke all the time that I should be a beach bum. Nowhere else truly feels so much like home.

So when I found out that we were going to be on the lake all day, I almost jumped for joy. I say “almost” because it’s kinda hard to jump with a bad hip. 😉 The day was gorgeous. The wind coming off the lake was a little brutal. I initially set up my banner but it nearly blew away.

Photo by Sandra Kostenko

Photo by Sandra Kostenko

My dear friend Sandy was my lovely assistant today. I can’t thank her enough for it. Not only did she help me set up, but she also fed me. My sister Lauren stopped by in solidarity. Then my sister-in-law Britt came down with our niece—and another PSL for me.

Only one of them is related to me by blood, but I am so grateful these three are my family.

Table setup

Table setup

I've got swag

I’ve got swag

This was the club’s first ever craft fair. Everyone was absolutely lovely. I chatted with a few of the other vendors and some shoppers. Not only did it feel amazing to set up shop, but it felt great to get out into the fresh air! After being sick all week and inside writing all summer, it was very refreshing.

I came home to all of the kitty love, too.

Squirt marking "my" stuff as hers

Squirt marking “my” stuff as hers

She greeted me at the door and snuggled with me for a bit before loping off to do whatever it is cats do. Sleep? Plot my death? Both? She’ll never tell.

All in all, it was a great day. I definitely plan on doing it again next year!

PS: Enter to win an autographed swag pack!