Okay, here's the ice cream on the cake (and no doubt the most widely
photographed object at The Farm Chicks Show)! Look at the clouds
Serena made--don't they look real?!
There was so little opportunity to get out and take photos of all the
charming, fabulously talented people at this show--but I did get
lucky, being on the steps at * CAKE * on Saturday evening
just when the sweetest talent of all appeared. I decided to showcase
these adorable pictures first . . . you will understand what I mean!!
Introducing the sweetest little performers . . . Celeste of Chaps & Cake.
Lovely, gracious, composed . . . Celeste maintains a work schedule
that is not for the faint of heart--AMAZING woman!!
The four Bartels children at their American debut . . . . .
Look at the composure in this beautiful child . . . bliss!
Proud mother, Shari Bartels, has penned a lovely book entitled As a Mom.
The charming, evocative illustrations were created by Shari personally.
Here's a brief regarding the background to this
Shari Bartels was inspired to write As a Mom while listening to news events unfold on the radio as she was parked in her car waiting for her children to be dismissed from school. In a world busy with the hustle, relativisms and uncertainty, she thought it was important to write down the things she most wanted her children to learn and experience that might help them lead a noble and honorable lives. On the back of a receipt she found amongst sippy cups and discarded grocery lists she scratched down some hopes for her children, as a Mom. After persistent encouragement from her husband, she decided to share the tale with other Moms in a hope that it would open up conversations with them and their children. HomeSpunBooks.com
The rest of the evening, I set my camera aside to fully experience the magic
of that incredible moment. After an action-packed first day
of The Farm Chicks Show, I didn't think I had the energy to hold my
head up . . . but, once inside and sharing the delights with so
many other hard-working vendors and friends, the energy
filled me with sparkle (or was that Celeste's new signature cocktails?!).
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THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU to everyone who
made Saturday so very memorable!!!