Monday, April 19, 2010

My family and nwa boutique show

This past Saturday, I attended the northwest arkansas boutique show. We had a lovely time with the best part of it was seeing my family. My cousins, Dallas (red shirt) and Jesse and his wife Sarah.....and their boys Caleb and Evan. I'm holding Evan. I used to spend a couple of weeks each summer in springdale when i was a kid. I'm so thankful for those times and the memories that was shared with dal and jess. We laughed about old times......

i remember distinctly getting stuck in the dryer when we played hide and seek. unfortunately, i had to give away my spot when i realized i needed help getting out!!! played endless atari and nintendo games and slept till noon every day.  i remember one night jesse and i stayed up ALL night watching the fletch series. on one of our trips we went to a wilderness drive through safari. the kids had to ride in the back of dad's truck which had a camper hutch. we through open the back door and watched the animals as we drove by. as we drove by slowly there out in amidst all the wild animals was a donkey and it started nay-ing really loud at the camper and jesse flipped out. we tried telling him it wasn't a wild animal and that it surely wouldn't hurt him but that didn't seem to soothe his mind. we couldn't help but get tickled at his new found fear of donkey's (and of course he still has to hear about it today)

I really appreciate joan and david, my aunt and uncle for welcoming me into their home every summer. we went camping together, swimming, vacationing in destin, fl. I will always cherish those moments. Springdale has a special place in my heart and really brings back a certain nostalgia. 
I love you Dallas, Jesse, Joan, David, Sarah and the 6 boys they have: riley, cooper, sutton, jake (Dal's boys), caleb and evan (jess's boys seen in the photo)!!!!!!


Tara Ross Studios said...

Your booth looks great, I hope you were very successful.

What a lovely family you have.

Have a great week!


Gloria said...

I am super duper happy for you...You look so cute and I love your tig there so tim well my sweet friend I love you lots....

Micki said...

Lovely booth set up!! I hope you had a great day for sales!!

Micki x

The Creative Beast said...

YAY! sounds like you had a great time and your artwork was seen by many...

congratulations on the boutique opportunity!

danielle said...

SO GLAD to hear you were surrounded by family!

Your table looked FABULOUS girl! Wish I could of been your "table groupie"... Love the new haircut and the smile! xo

Michele said...

Oh this show looks so cool, love your products! wish I was there!

Kolleen said...

love, love, love ALL of it....but especially YOU!!!

i love that your family was there cheering for you and supporting you.

your booth looks perfect...i know you were stressing about it and it looks GREAT!!!

love and hugs

chrissy said...

i love you mindy lacefield!
i LOVE those tights you are wearing.
you have the best style and i LOVE to read your posts and imagine your sitting next to me in oregon or los gatos and speaking with that saucy, wonderful accent of yours that i can.t get enough of and telling me all about how you grew up and scared your cousin with donkeys and played PONG on the atari.
the stories rock sister.
you are on an amazing journey right now that is so stinking joyful to watch and be a part of.
love you tons.

suziart said...

I just discovered your your work!

Llapingachitos said...

Hi Mindy, I wanted to tell you how much I love your etsy shop and blog, you are an inspiration!


chrissy said...

the BEST thing happened to me today mindy....
check out my post when you get a minute and just know that i am OVER THE MOON proud and happy and excited for wonderful, cheery, talented YOU!
oh how i love ya.

elizabeth said...

I love how you set up your booth! I hope you had lots of sales. And I'm so glad you got to see your family!

Micki said...

I just saw Chrissy's post, congratulations to you sweet lady, you deserve it all!!!!

Micki x

rachel awes said...

dear dear mindy,
i learned of your blog & work
through chrissy's shout-out
on her shining blog.
congratulations on your magazine spread! how super exciting & affirming of your beautiful artwork!
i absolutely adore your creations!
they are so dear, tender, rich & deep, ...rising up through the earth of your being like sweet shoots of flowers with substance, & all touched by the sun & glistening.
dancing with you from minnesota. x

Jennifer DeDonato said...

Your booth looks wonderful! I love your leggings!

Thespoena McLaughlin said...

Your booth looked great! I'm considering participating in the NWA Boutique Show this year and I was wondering if you could tell me a little about your experience there? $300 is a lot for a booth space I'm just trying to figure out if it is worth it. I hope you'll take a moment to let me know. Love your artwork. Hugs!