Hello, love! How are you on this fine Wednesday? I’m still trying to catch up after being off on Monday. I keep thinking we’re a day behind, but I’m soooo glad we aren’t! How was your holiday weekend? Mine was so fun and relaxing, and the best part about it was we stayed right here in town the entire time.
On Friday, I went to Concerts on the Creek with my sister and friend Molly. Concerts on the Creek is an event our town puts on every Friday night throughout the summer. Different bands play every week and it’s so much fun! There are sometimes local food vendors and/or breweries there, but most of the time we pack our dinner and have a little picnic while listening to good tunes. Events like these always make me feel like I’m living in a real life Gilmore Girls-Stars Hollow-kind of town and I love it!
There was a pretty good turn out for the first week, but each week will draw a bigger and bigger crowd as the summer goes on. As you can see in the pictures above, all ages were in attendance. If you live in the Sylva area, or will be travelling this way during the summer, I highly suggest stopping by for the fun! Be sure to bring a camp chair or blanket to sit on and your bug spray!
Afterwards, Molly and I headed to a local brewery and had a couple beers. I hadn’t seen her in a long time, so it was nice to catch up. We laughed the entire time! My soul thrives on good, genuine friendships. I always welcome a good conversation. Molly is moving to Boulder, CO in June so we’re really trying to hang out as much as possible before she leaves. As sad as I am to see her go, I’m thrilled to have a friend living in Boulder because I’ve always wanted to visit Colorado. I hope to fly out there in August or September.
Saturday morning I tended to my little garden before heading to my mom’s house for a bit. Our veggies are starting to come in and they’re looking so great! I can’t wait until they’re ready to be picked. Below is a picture I took of some tomatoes that are starting to make their appearance. I believe these are Better Boy Tomatoes. We planted some additional tomatoes this weekend, as well as cayenne and peter peppers.
Saturday afternoon, I headed to my mom’s for a little girl time. She live about 30 minutes west of me in my hometown of Bryson City. We got pedicures and walked around a local farm that was having a festival. There were all kinds of fun activities for kids and families. They had a petting zoo, pony rides, tractor rides, bouncy houses, live music, and food and craft vendors. Mom and I stopped by the petting zoo before grabbing a wood-fired pizza for lunch. We sat and listened to some live music while we ate. It was a fun and relaxing little event. The weather was great and it was nice to just explore on the farm for a bit. Before we left, we loaded up on fresh produce they were selling. Yum!
One of the highlights of the festival was seeing this sweet baby goat. I have a slight obsession with goats, especially baby goats, so it took everything in me not to steal the little guy pictured above. How sweet is he?! I hope to have my own chickens and goats one day. Seriously!
Sunday was spent back at Innovation Brewing to watch Phil’s band play and attend the Gardner’s Barter Market. This is a new event the brewery is hosting on the last Sunday of every month. Local gardeners and artist bring their produce and artwork to trade. This past Sunday was the first event and it went really well! There was a great crowd and it was neat to see everything that folks brought to trade and sell. I look forward to having our own fresh produce to bring once things start becoming ready to pick.
And finally, Monday was spent doing almost nothing. We went on a short walk Monday morning before the rain came, but then spent the rest of the day watching movies. That evening, we got out of our PJs long enough to go have dinner at my mom’s house.
I felt so refreshed on my way to work Tuesday morning. I absolutely love weekends like this! How was your long weekend? Do anything fun?