Monday, April 30, 2012

We've Taken the Plunge...

Well...we've taken the plunge! As of Saturday, Miranda, Karen, and I, are the official renters of a booth at the Old Feed Store & Antique Mall in Woodbury, TN. We have been talking about it for awhile, and Mike (the owner of the Feed Store) caught me last week while I was in there browsing, and said that a booth had opened up. He took me upstairs to look at it, and it was PERFECT! Karen & I went Saturday to sign the contract and pay our first month's rent. We took some pictures of the space as well...

As you can see, it is a long booth.  Saturday they are hosting a "Spring Fling" event to celebrate the opening of their new cafe that overlooks the river (looks super cute).  They are having a Dealer Work Night tonight so that the dealers can work in their booths.  Keep in mind, we just found out about this work night on Saturday.  We were planning on waiting until this coming Saturday to put stuff in our booth.  So needless to say, we have been busy little bees this weekend trying to make stuff and get stuff together for our booth. 

So...Picker Dreams is officially a business!  Please pray for our success...we are very excited!

P.S.  I plan to add pictures in the morning with some of our items in the booth, so be sure to check back for updates! (:
-Lindsay (:

Monday, April 2, 2012

My very Hunger Games Birthday Party!

I have a confession....  I'm planned & threw my own themed party for my 29th Birthday!!!  I have a wonderful group of girlfriends & I love planning parties.  It's a win win!

I've been in LOVE with the Hunger Games series since I first picked them up last year.  I've now read all 3 books twice.  Since the movie came out the same weekend of my birthday... the theme was a given!  Unfortunately, we were going on out of town that weekend, so the party was postponed a week, but definitely still on!

Pinterest is amazing for party planning!!!  Here's my inspiration board.

I really didn't get super crafty with the party.  I had all these big ideas, but ran out of time.  I printed a map of Panem & a couple quotes & assembled them in frames at the end of my kitchen counter.  I did cut out a stencil & paint the mockingjay....

Hubs loves working with copper & he made this tree a couple months ago.  I knew it'd be perfect to display my party favors.  I ordered everyone Hunger Games themed necklaces & bracelets.  

The tablescape:  I used a neutral floral tablecloth & layered it with burlap to add texture.  Then I added pine cones & pillar candles wrapped in jute string.  Everything was served in metal, wood & pottery.

The Food:  Salad, "Groosling" Bites, Mocking Jay sugar cookies, Girl on Fire cake, "Nightlock" berries, and Chicken Pesto Pasta (no shown).

Here's a closer look at a sad looking & broken Mocking Jay Cookie!  

Tara made the cake, but I decorated it with cookies for logs & fruit rollups for the fire!  

Here's my lovely group :)

After the party, Sherry & I (right & left) went to see movie... again!!!  And yes, just as awesome the 2nd time!!!

Check out this awesome gift from Tara:

I can't wait to try out some crazy recipes!!!


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