Meleen, Kana and I hosted our weekend guests with so much excitement! Meleen and John's barn is up! I wish you could stand inside and smell the pine, feel the Vermont air and imagine all the good times to come. But first, this good time!
We made the most adorable art dolls with Jenn McGlon from noodle and lou! Jenn is an amazing and generous teacher and so much fun to be with. We love her!
Meleen and Kana whipped up delicious meals and treats to enjoy throughout. One magical evening we enjoyed dinner and a chat afterwards with Liz Putnam, the founder of the Student Conservation Association - the very first national service organization - and recipient of the Citizens Medal from President Obama. Her story is incredibly fascinating and inspired each of us to volunteer, to persevere and accept the small and large challenges we all encounter. Her greatest message is to get our children outside as much as possible so that they learn to love the world and nature.
In the craft room and on the porches, we made pet portrait pillows with folk art adaptations of the critters we love.
We visited Studio Hill Farm and the darling family that is regenerating the land with a tradition of nourishing the earth without chemicals.
We laughed and shared our own stories, gifts, skills, friendships.
Our friends, Lori and Julie, surprised us with a sweet project all kitted up and ready to make. Tiny travel suitcases to decoupage and fill!
It was the loveliest weekend. Perfect weather. New adventures, new friends. Thank you everyone for all the happiness you brought to the event. It was just delightful. Wishing you all blue skies, buckets of love and a super sweet summer to come! xoxox
Shoot us an email at fallvermontgetaway(at)gmail.com if you'd like to join us in September. The prettiest time of year in New England!