Saturday, October 30, 2010

Adventures in Weeknight Fun

Good morning! I am so happy it's Saturday. This week was long and very busy. I would say I'm looking forward to a nice weekend of relaxation, but that would be a lie because today is most likely going to be busier than most of my days this week were... however it's (mostly) with fun things so I won't complain. Besides there is something more calming about a morning with some couch sitting, oatmeal eating and blog blogging.

One cool thing I got to do this week is to go to Shecky's Girl's Night Out with my lovely sister. It's hard to describe, but basically it's sort of an indoor "market" where small businesses (I think mainly small?) can show off their jewelry, clothes, purses, shoes etc and you can buy them... while being served free drinks (which I did not enjoy because I was sick and it was a weeknight, but still- a good idea if you want people to buy things haha). You guys probably know I'm not a huge shopper (well except for purse-shopping haha)- and I've recently learned that if I buy myself clothes very infrequently, I'll still have plenty because Caroline will decide she no longer likes perfectly great clothes that I can take over. The joys of having a sister. Anyway, I wasn't at Shecky's because I'm a huge shopper- I was there because my bestest friend Katie was one of the "vendors"!

You may remember Katie's beautiful necklaces from my wedding...

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or Katie's wedding... hi Cristina!


Katie started making these beautiful necklaces using crystal and freshwater pearls a few years ago and started an etsy business called The Perfect Strand to sell them :) I highly recommend checking them out, they are a great present for yourself or someone else- and they photograph awesome for wedding pictures.

Here was the gorgeous set up at Shecky's...




That's my beautiful cousin in my wedding :) The photo is taken by my very talented aspiring photographer friend. I also have extra motivation to help her become a professional photographer since she promised to be my classroom assistant if she makes enough money to quit teaching... wahoo!

Katie in action:


Look at that official "vendor" pass!


Caroline and I enjoyed our goody bags a little too much... how about some pink heart glasses?


Caroline also snapped some photos of other "booths" at the event, so you could see what it was all about...




Overall it was pretty cool. Katie never fails to amaze me :)

Have you ever been to an event like this? I never even knew they existed!

Time to get moving on my crazy day!


  1. great looked so lovely..

  2. I never knew those existed either - looks like a lot of fun!

  3. Those necklaces are beautiful! What a talented friend!

    I have never been to an event like that. Sounds like a fun girls night!

  4. I live right near the Cyclorama. I had totally forgotten about the Shecky's event until I saw women walking around with red goodie bags. Oh well, next time I'll get a ticket and go shopping. And maybe buy a necklace from your friend! :)

  5. That sounds like such a fun girls night!!

    I LOVE those necklaces, they are absolutely gorgeous! Your friend is so talented :)

  6. what fun! i'd be scared to drink those free drinks because my wallet might open up a bit too readily hahah.

  7. Looks like a fun event! Congrats to Katie!!

    Hope you find some downtime this weekend.

  8. Oh wow, those necklaces really are gorgeous. I never used to be a big shopper, or into shoes and jewelry, but in the last couple of years (maybe now that I have a paycheck??)I have been. My high school has an event like this every year and I try to go. Lots of great purses, jewelry and makeup. It's fun!