Good morning! I hope everyone has taken enough Tylenol this morning to counteract any green libations they may have indulged in yesterday… ;)
This weekend was a fun whirlwind of time spent down at the Boat Basin for River Town Days! Friday afternoon and Saturday morning I manned The Refinery’s booth. We are so grateful to everyone who came out and purchased a candle! We were really happy with the debut of The Refinery’s newest scent… appropriately named “River Days.” I’m about ready for some of those again!
In between candle-peddlin’, we listened to the bands – Crooked Shooz on Friday night, along with Michael Miller Band and Jacob Powell Saturday night (Chris Cagle had to cancel due to illness) – watched the Bassmaster Elite Series tournament weigh-ins, and ate some dank BBQ.
This year River Town Days hosted both the Bassmaster Elite Series as well as Flames on the Flint, a Kansas City Barbecue Society-sanctioned event. AKA these folks were serious. A few also sold BBQ, and let me tell you… it was awesome.
In addition to a minimum of two meals eaten at the BBQ side of the Boat Basin, I also snagged some fair food, including my annual funnel cake inhalation and a delicious gyro.
Seriously good fair food.
We were all really bummed that Chris Cagle ended up canceling – apparently he had a nasty virus? But the Michael Miller Band did a great job performing twice in a pinch, and everyone had an awesome time anyway.
Sunday we were supposed to do some more candle peddling’, but as you may have heard, a massive, ridiculous storm blew in, they ended the fishing tournament early, and cancelled all the events. I was bummed 1) because we didn’t get to sell more candles, and 2) because I was really looking forward to hearing Midnight Rain, the bluegrass band that was scheduled to play Sunday. But alas – it wasn’t meant to be. All in all, River Town Days was a huge success and a really, really fun weekend spent at home!
Now y’all know I didn’t just twiddle my thumbs all day on Sunday, though. Before the rains came, Wheat and I managed to do some (very) minor gardening projects, including this little pot I put together to take to my office in Thomasville. Hopefully pretty succulents + low maintenance will be a winning combination in my digs a couple counties over. :)
And last but definitely not least, Wheat and I used our free rainy afternoon to spend some quality time together in the shed. ;) We built a couple of these adorable chalkboard easels!
We are by no means carpenters in any sense of the word, but I was pretty dang proud of us and how this little project turned out! This one will be making its home at The Refinery to be used for the next event… DUE SOUTH! The other will be for personal use. :) DIY Tutorial coming soon – pinky promise.
And that about wraps up another jam-packed weekend!