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 amazingĀ Samantha Cabrera.


In 2002, I was dreaming of creating a fun and happy little event to sell my vintage and handmade goods. In 2002, I held my first event in my neighbor's barn along with a handful of friends. The sale became wildly popular and began attracting visitors from across the country and recognition in national magazines. Today The Farm Chicks Vintage & Handmade Fair fills the Spokane County Fairgrounds and features hundreds of creatively and carefully curated spaces packed with vintage and handmade goods. Many describe it as a bucket list event, magical, inspirational, and the best event of its kind in the USA. I describe it as the best weekend of the year!