My parents were married on Thanksgiving day. A hippy ceremony on our Klamath River property.

I was their flower girl. Our herd of goats was there too.

And what a wild life that was, being the child of two people who were born to roam. It seems like just yesterday, and a thousand years ago too.

Every Thanksgiving I think about how lucky I was to be born and how thankful I am that my parents met on a lone dirt road in Soulsbyville, fell in love, and I was born.

And that I was born and in a little shack in the woods, with dirt floors and my dad playing the role of doctor.

All of these unlikely circumstances led to the life I have now and I’m incredibly thankful for that.


Happy Thanksgiving to you. I’m thankful for you too.

Image by the super wonderful and amazing Samantha Cabrera.


Stay-at-home mom, Serena Thompson, dreamed of creating a fun and happy little event to sell her vintage and handmade goods. In 2002, she and some friends held the first event in her neighbor’s barn. The sale became wildly popular and began attracting visitors from across the country and recognition in national magazines. Today the event fills the Spokane County Fairgrounds and features hundreds of creatively and carefully curated spaces filled with vintage and handmade goods. Many describe it as a bucket list event, magical, inspirational, and the best vintage & handmade fair in the country. Serena describes it as the happiest on earth.