{The Country Living Fair}

Well hello there:):)

How was your weekend!?!?!?
Guess where I went.....
Well ...ok...I guess you don't really have to guess....since I showed you in the photo above:)

I went to the Country Living Fair in Columbus, Oh!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
It was awesome:)
There was so much creativity going on there I just couldn't believe my eyes!
My girlfriend and I went and let me just say.....we were walking around going bananas looking at everything!
If you get the chance to attend....GO!
And call me...i'll meet ya there:)
It was just so happy everywhere!
I really wanted to go just to see what's out there....
you know....see what people are doing and checking out to see if Simple Daisy might ever be a good fit as a vendor at the fair!
And I have to say....I think I would fit right in!

You know....it just feels so right that i've really started to embrace my Midwestern Spirit!
I feel more me...more real....more right where I need to be!
The fair was put together extremely well!
And even more than before...I really aspire to be in the magazine with my Simple Daisy jewelry or at the fair as a vendor! How amazing would that be!

And you know what.....maybe I really am starting to head in the right direction...
because while we were walking around the fair....
guess who I saw?!?!
Sarah Gray Miller.....the Editor in Chief of the magazine!
I knew it was her because I read every last page of that magazine every time it arrives in my mailbox and so I knew what she looked like!

My friend gave me the courage to walk up to her and introduce myself!
And I told her about Simple Daisy and gave her a card!
I think i'll follow up by sending her a special little piece of jewelry:)
Good idea, yes!?!?!?

How can you be turned down if you never try:)

Good things don't just magically happen....you have to get out there and make them happen for you:)
Never be afraid of following your dreams! What do you have to lose!

Anywho....I was just so happy and inspired to be there!
So much amazingness all in one place.
The next one is in Atlanta and i've already been checking flights to see about going:)
Probably won't happen...but if you get the chance to go....you should!

You know....I really believe you are who you surround yourself with!
And I sure feel blessed to have a very small handful of girlfriends that support me, motivate me and help me keep moving in the direction of my dreams!

My girlfriend even doused herself in her Simple Daisy jewels.....just in case we ran into anyone from the magazine!! And we did:)

Always surround yourself with people who lift you up....if they don't...move past them!

I have to say...what I enjoyed the most was the way everything was displayed! It was just amazing!

The whole day was spent ....
Oh my goodness....look at this...wow...
walking into each other....
and just plain saying how happy we were:)

And after the fair we treated ourselves to a fabulous wine and dinnertime in downtown Columbus, OH!
Now that's a midwestern town i'll be visiting again!

I had to just crack up at that photo above......just look at how short I am! I am barely above the table. haha:):)
We were trying to re-take the photo with me trying to sit up taller and just cracking up! I can't help it....i'm short:)
I love to know if you've been to the Country Living Fair before!?!?!?
Have a super fabulous and oh so happy week:)

"All my life I had been looking for something, and everywhere I turned someone tried to tell me what it was.  I accepted their answers too, though they were often in contradiction and even self-contradictory.  I was na├»ve.  I was looking for myself and asking everyone except myself questions which I, and only I, could answer.  It took me a long time and much painful boomeranging of my expectations to achieve a realization everyone else appears to have been born with:  that I am nobody but myself."  ~Ralph Ellison, "Battle Royal"


  1. Oh Heather! Looks like so much fun! Glad you had a blast.. and what a beautiful day!

  2. Can not describe how MUCH I would've LOVED to have been there shoppin' & taken it all in! I am going for sure next year - Ohio. Country Living Fair is my "dream" flea market/fair. Love all your photos & you look great!!!! Thanks for sharing the inspiration & yes, indeed - you go & put your name out there - how cool you ran into the editor!! :-)

    Just got my CL mag in yesterday - LOVE the pumpkin photo on the cover!

  3. Oh it all looks fabulous Heather!
    And what a great thing to be able to share it with a girlfriend!
    Oh Im sure it was just amazing!
    You go girl...live your dreams and the doors that open up before you!

    Deborah xoxo

  4. great photo's I have never went but someday! Thanks for the post its the best thing to being there...Hope Country living....calls you soon...
    good luck


  5. sounds like you really enjoyed it..i'd love to go!!

  6. What can I write except Fabulous,
    Fabulous, Fabulous. If the editor
    of Country Living doesn't look at
    your blog, I would be very surprised! You've got the heart
    and the talent!

    Flora Doora

  7. I truly enjoyed your review of this Country Living Fair! The pictures, were self explanatory! Looks like you and your friend had a wonderful day together!!


  8. Really?The magazine sponsors a fair? Wild! Looks like you had a ball...and really looks like fall is settling in, there, in the midwest!

  9. that looks like so much fun!

    i am also learning to really embrace that i am rooted in good old VA! it is truly a beautiful place and i feel happy when i just enjoy it, rather then always wishing i were somewhere else.

  10. It all looks like so much fun and the booths are amazing!! I think that you would fit perfectly there and I truly hope that doors start to open for you.

  11. Oh heather-all the creativity there how great. I wanted to go to the ATL fair this year, but then we moved. One day I will go. I'm glad you introduced yourself to the editor as I'm sure she will love your stuff. Perhaps you can send samples to some magazines. Glad you had a good time.

  12. Hi Heather-

    It looks like you had a great time. My mind would be on creative overdrive looking at everything. WOW. I would love to be able to attend one someday soon.

    You should definitely send the editor samples and make sure you apply to their Entreprenurial contest that they have every year. I forget what it is actually called, but that would give you great exposure,

    My Best- Diane

  13. OMG...that looks like an amazing place to spend the day. I would have been in heaven!!

    And yes to the sending a sample piece to the editor...how fortunate to have run into her!!

    Goo Luck!

  14. looks like so much fun and I have to say your posts are giving me that fal autumn warmth, love all these fall colors. I can't decide whether I want a white pumpkin or a orange one. I think I might do both! Have a great week. :)

  15. oh wow looks like you had a great time. i have always wanted to go to one of these but it's never been close enough so I can get to it. thanks for sharing the photos. I see so many things I would like to have.

  16. As a west coast gal I have only been able to 'pine' about being there ... this year. Thanks for letting me come along vicariously.


  17. What a fun day, Heather! I know for sure that Sarah'll be calling you for a photo shoot of your sweet home and awesome jewelry! Good move on introducing yourself!!! You go, girl! I would LUV to go any CL Fair someday. It looks absolutely fabulous! :) Cute pic of you, too, girlie!! lol!

    xoxo laurie

  18. Hi Heather!
    We did a girls road trip a few years ago to the Country Living Fair and I loved every inch of it! Wish I would have gone this weekend. It looks like the weather was glorious, and maybe I would have seen you :)

  19. How wonderful that you were able to attend the Country Living Fair. That is a "girlfriend" trip that I hope to make in the next few years!I can't wait to see your jewelry featured in the magazine...it WILL happen!

  20. Attending a Country Living fair is on my bucket list ~ I can't wait for the day!

    I don't believe in coincidence so I know you were meant to meet Sarah Gray Miller. I look forward to seeing how that works out - good for you for introducing yourself!

    Hope you're having a great week.


  21. Looks like you had a wonderful time! Cheers to you guys!

  22. what a fun way to make happy memories. Thank you for sharing with us. Big Hugs

  23. You most of been in heaven with all the creativity around you. I'm really glad you have a good relationship with your friend. Friends are so under appropriated and they can help you in so many ways. You seem so happy with your life and I'm really glad.

    -Zane of ontario honey


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