Tuesday, September 30, 2008

GIGANTIC Festival Weekend!!

A few weeks ago, I had a huge festival weekend. Well, this one coming up will ecilpse that. I'm hitting both sides of the beltway, so there is no excuse not to come out!

Art on the Avenue is one of my biggest and most *fun* event. This will be the third year I will be there and I am really looking forward to it! I know I write that a lot, but I really do mean it. The festival is family, dog and craft lover friendly. With a whole street closed off, there is so much to do, the day will fly by.

What: Art on the Avenue

Where: Mt. Vernon Ave, Del Ray neighborhood, Alexandria, VA

When; Saturday, October 4th, 10am-6pm

Who: Over 300 vendors of handmade crafts, arts, food and music galore!

Website: www.artontheavenue.org
Find directions, artists exhibiting and information about a free shuttle from the metro to the festival.

As much as I am looking forward to this event, I am also excited about the following day, which is the Takoma Park Street Festival! This will be my first time there and it looks like a really cool vibe. This neighborhood event also has great musical acts lined up, lot of artists and craftspeople and the like.

What: Takoma Park Street Festival

When: Sunday, October 5th, 10am-5pm

Where: Old Takoma, Carroll Avenue, Takoma Park, MD

Who: Lots of great food, kids activities and more talented artisans.

Website: www.takomafestival.com
Maps, directions and music schedule.

Again, I sound like I broken record, but I have been working hard, trying to develop some fun and functional new products. People have been responding well to my mixed messenger bags, which I am pleased about. AND, also to my weird 'sea urchin' scarves. What's that?? you ask...well, come and check them out. ;)

The weather is supposed to be perfect and it is a great time to get out of the house and start your holiday shopping! I hope to see you at one of these events.~Jen

Green Tip~ Re-use paper before you recycle it

This might seem like a no brainer, but re-using scrap paper before you recycle it makes even more cents. Save on buying pads of paper. Take sheets that have been used to print out, say directions, and rip or cut into fourths. These are a perfect size for shopping lists, love notes, reminders and such. After you have used both sides, then recycle!

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