My friend, Jenny, and I were talking about it’d be fun to participate in The Farm Chicks Fair again this year. Last year she did a couple of book signings and it was really fun to have her.  So I put on my thinking cap and thought it’d be so great to invite her to be the hostess for The Farm Chicks Pre-Show Party! And Anthropologie in downtown Spokane was on board to hold the party at their store, so it was perfect. My new friends, Amanda, Sara, Lesley, and Ashley joined in as special featured guests. We welcomed 150 guests and had such a great time.

The hostess, Jenny:

From left to right: Ashley, me, Amanda, Sara, Jenny, and Lesley:

Our guests, arriving for the party:

The amazing dessert bar, by Jenny featuring her treats, as well as tasty desserts from Harry & David and everything was in keeping with my County Fair theme for this year's Farm Chicks Fair:

My friend Shawn taught everyone to make their own fresh flower crowns and they were beautiful. Her Flower Bar. in Coeur d'Alene is my favorite.

Eylander Sign Company provided everything for party-goers to create their own special tote bags:

And the Anthropologie staff helped everyone make body scrubs:

Thank you to the Anthropologie staff. You were wonderful.

What a fun night. I look forward to more Farm Chicks parties to come. xxoo

Photo credits: Jenny Cookies and Solie Designs.


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.