The Farmers' Market had the first of the strawberries, a few hundred pounds of hothouse tomatoes (that sold out in under 30 minutes) and a big crowd hurrying for homegrown tomatoes and lettuce.

Carol came out to one of the grant project groups and gave a presentation on transforming yards into animal habitats so maybe their ideas are now flowing about what to add to their garden.

Then on Sunday it was off to Raleigh for the always fantastic Handmade Market. The day was a lot slower for me than usual, but that's the name of the game. We had a ton more of C's photos available than usual, and we received lots of complements on them. If you were one of the many who stopped and looked, thank you. Your words were especially poignant at this point in our lives, while we're stumbling through the sector of the unemployed creative minds.

I met some awesome people, as well (even though I didn't leave my booth for fear of spending money): Annie of Imogene, Jane of Ergane, and Ashley of Dynagirl Vintage (to name just a few).

After a weekend of working, I'm ready for a nice breezy afternoon outside in the shade, but will probably just stay inside cleaning up the messes I made getting ready for the show. If I were to get out there, though, I'd have a tall glass of (decaf) iced tea, and would sit pretty in one of these colorful wiry beauts (Martha Stewart Everday via KMart ~ $129.99, Anthropologie ~ $248.00, and the side table to gracefully display my slowly melting glass of iced goodness is CB2 ~ $79.95.)

And even though it comes from unhappy circumstances, Abby K. is updating her blog regularly with some seriously cute and fun DIY ideas.

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