Saturday, April 6, 2013

Spring Festival Craft Fair

"I had a really fun time at the craft show. Thanks for telling me about it!"

Words I'd always hoped, but never expected Ant would say. Hell must have frozen over because he uttered those exact words as we were leaving the Spring Festival yesterday. I saw a commercial for the craft show the other night and randomly asked Ant if he wanted to go this weekend. I really figured he wouldn't want to go, but he said he was game.

The fair is at the Odeum Expo Center in Villa Park all weekend if you're local and interested in attending. We arrived a few minutes before the doors opened which was nice since we were able to enjoy the fair for 20 minutes before it got really crowded.

I was on a mission at the fair to find a unique wall hanging in my continued efforts to update our condo. Those efforts fell flat yesterday as most of the booths were jewelry, clothing and outdoor decorations. There was a fair amount of paintings for sale, but they were all too cutesy for my taste.

We didn't walk away empty handed, though. The J-D Stones booth had personalized rocks and we were very surprised to find one with the name Harry on it! They had all our names so we picked up the trio.


Not sure where I'm going to display them, but I couldn't pass up the first ever thing I've found with Harry's name on it.

Along with the stones Ant and I each picked out a treat.


One of our very first stops of the day was the D'Marie booth, for samples of their wine slushies. WINE SLUSHIES. WINE SLUSHIES!!!!!!!!!! I bought a mix and cannot wait to try it out this summer. You have to add a bottle of wine- any kind you like. The samples were made with an inexpensive white Zinfandel and tasted so yummy!

Ant found the Croix Valley booth and sampled a few of their seasonings and sauces. He said they all tasted really good and chose a bottle of their Honey Dijon BBQ sauce to take home.

After we left the fair we did our weekly grocery shopping and hung out at home the rest of the day. Today will be more of the same, but I'm hoping to get to the park this afternoon as the weather's supposed to be very nice. Ant's got plans with some friends tonight so Harry and I will probably be on our own for dinner.

Have a wonderful Saturday!

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