07 February 2009

Springfield Fun!!

Yay! I am back to post more about my awesome weekend. This weekend, Nicole and I traveled to Springfield, Missouri to attend the Grand Opening of Red Velvet Art.
Elsie and Rachel have been huge inspirations in my creative journey over this past year. I took one online class with Elsie (which was amazing) and am signed up for the next one (can NOT wait)! They are super awesome and really close to St. Louis so we decided that we had to be there to show our support for their big Grand Opening. First of all, I am sure that I don't have to tell you how stinkin cute the store is...

My favorite part was obviously meeting these two lovelies.
They are even ten times cooler in person :)
So, I definitely bought way too much :) but I was supporting local artists so it's okay it was awesome and inspiring and I am so exited that they are living their dream!
After RVA we met up with Ellen and headed down to Springfield's Art Walk. It was really cool. I hadn't realized how super cool Springfield is. It is very artsy and full of so many cool shops and coffee houses. LOVED IT! Even their library is super fun! Here are some random pics from Art Walk:

Today we took Rachel's advice and did some flea market/antique mall shopping! One of the shop's name was STD! Too funny. We had a lot of fun and found some treasures too!

Finally, we ended our Springfield trip with some delicous pizza at Pizza House on Commercial Street...yummmm!

Needless to say, this weekend was a blast and I can not wait to finish putting away all of my new RVA treasures in my house. If you live close enough to Springfield I really suggest that you make a trip down there. It is such a neat area and if you need a traveling friend, let me know :)

**So, if you have stayed with me through this whole post, here is something a little fun. I could not go to RVA without picking up a little treat for a GIVE-AWAY!!! I have a special little something from RVA for one special reader. All you need to do is leave a comment and I will choose a winner Wednesday night (because it's my favorite day!) It's a good surprise so leave a comment!!!!


  1. OMG. I realllllllllllllllllly want to go to RVA/meet the girls/etc.

    That is so awesome...thank you for sharing your photos and such.

    I'd love to win something from there, you are so nice to have a giveaway. :) but of course i'll jinx it by being the first comment..

    anyway, time for me to sleep. :)
    --Tiffany / sherunsaway22 at yahoo dot com

  2. It looks like you had fun! I wish I could have gone to the RVA opening and met Elsie and Rachel...I am SO jealous!

  3. sooo exciiiiting for you!!! were you in complete awe!?!? i can't wait to go - i'm in montana and am taking a looonggg road trip in june! eeek!
    all your pics are too cute! :D
    i too am EXTREMELY excited for the pretty class to start! can't wait to see some of your creations! your last ones form elsie's class were awesome!
    have a great day!


  4. Hi,
    i saw that you are doing the online class with elsie and rachel!
    It should be alot of fun..I am planning to go to the store spring break because i am in school.i am all the way in flordia so its a long drive also. Looks like you had fun!!see ya!


  5. Thank you so muech for sharing your trip with us! I'm in Quebec, too far to visit RVA! But your post make me feel like if I visit springfield today!

    Thank you!

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  7. Thank you so muech for sharing your trip with us! I'm in Quebec, too far to visit RVA! But your post make me feel like if I visit springfield today!

    Thank you!

  8. How exciting!!!!! I love all your pics!!!! What great fun!!! I can't wait to go!!! I'm about an hour and a half on the other side of St. Louis and am hoping to make it to the crafty weekend!!! Woot-woot!!! :) Thanks for sharing all your pics from such an awesome weekend!!! What great memories!!!
    Springfield looks like such a great place! I can't wait to visit! And how sweet of you to do a giveaway! Such a sweet soul! Have a happy & inspiring week!!!

  9. SO cool!! I desperately want to visit Springfield after following Elsie for years. Seems like you had a great time and I love your hair!! See you in the RV class!!



  10. Looks like you guys had a great road trip!!! I"ll have to stop in next time I'm in Sp.

  11. Love these pictures. I'm living vicariously thru you, btw. Would love to win something from their awesome shoppe. Thanks :)

  12. I love reading your posts!!! Love the pics too. Glad ou had a great time this weekend :)

  13. i'm in the online class too... can't wait to see your stuff! i'm jealous... i want to meet the ladies in person!

  14. I want to win....I want to win.
    Pick me....oh, please pick me!!! :)

  15. Oooh, that pic turned out really well!
    It was so fun to know you guys took a road trip to be there for the big event. It made us soooo happy!

    I'm also glad that you guys found S.T.D and got some shopping in.

    See you in class!!!!

    (p.s. Don't worry about adding me in to the drawing)

  16. Great that you could be in Springfield at the opening party. It´s too far away from germany. but we all will meet at the online class.

    Have a great week and much fun with the online class.


  17. Sending some love to my favorite almost in law :) this post was great and makes me want to join the class.... maybe next time

    love you

  18. I'm super jealous that you got to go...wish I lived close to St. Louis! Their shop looks so fun! Glad you had a fab time! TFS!


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