Love for Oklahoma

It seems like so long ago that we started planning #becraftyok2013.  Back in March the idea came forward to host a Be Crafty workshop in Oklahoma. I was so honored to be asked and have the opportunity to work with Lesley and Allison.
We had a total of 21 registered crafters.
Before the workshop we hosted a Instagram meet-up. I sometimes find it funny that I help host these meet-ups. I don’t know if I would ever be able to attend one myself. Big groups of people are not typically my thing, but I enjoyed every moment.
As the day wrapped up, new friendships were made, and finished projects were taken home .
I don’t even know where to start talking about this amazing and talented girl.  Many many emails and texts went between the two of us before the workshop. We never once talked on the phone – isn’t that kinda crazy???….. It was instant friendship, the kind where you feel like you have known someone your entire life.  There were many laughs at each other over our difference in accents, and I think I even said ya’ all once!!!  I can’t wait till we get to see each other again!!! I miss her sweet face already!!!
As we began packing our cars, Tara caught me in the middle of the road trying to figure out how I was going to get those big balloons back into my car. I guess all you can do is stand in the middle of the road and pretend it will work.
Everyone at the workshop received a ticket in their swag bag to the local Vintage Market Days. Kate, Jenna and I all found something to take home with us. With the hot heat it was a good thing we weren’t able to stay to long, lots of fun treasures inside.
We were so blessed to be invited to stay the weekend with Ashley.  Her family opened their doors with loving arms. What a blessing it was to finally meet.  Thank you Ashley for all the amazing food and laughs.  Another friendship that I feel blessed to have.
I must state that we are exactly the same height. For once in my life I did’t have to stand on my tippy toes. For those of us that are short, this is pretty exciting!!!
Sunday morning we were nourished with an amazing breakfast that Ashley made.  We enjoyed each others company before heading home. I could have stayed all day chatting.
It was so hard to say goodbye. As I held my emotions inside, my heart was full, and tears filled my eyes as we drove away. What a blessing God had given me.  A open schedule to travel, and a chance to meet friends in real life .  There can be so much negativity around social media, without it I would have never been able to have experienced this weekend.
Jenna and I made it home in 11 hours straight.  A few stops to grab a cup of coffee,  (Thanks Thuy for sending us home with a Starbucks gift card)  trips to the bathroom and a stop to stretch our legs as we walked through a antique barn.  I could have not made the trip without you Jenna thanks for being such a great travel buddy!!!!
Until next time Oklahoma.
xo

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