Hello, fabulouses, and welcome back to the blog!
I hope each of you had a super amazing (and safe) Independence Day weekend because I know I did! I had a wonderful time enjoying ‘Merica with friends, family, and neighbors, watching the fireworks light up Johnson City, and exploring Jonesborough during their infamous Jonesborough Days festival!
So today on the blog, I am going to kick off the first full week of July by telling y’all about my Fourth of July adventures at Jonesborough Days + a little video of the AWESOME, Pepsi Co. sponsored fireworks in Johnson City! So, without further ado, let’s get started :)
While strolling around Jonesborough looking at all of the fabulous local art entered into the art walk, I stumbled upon one of the coolest stores in downtown Jonesborough–Paul’s Pens Odds and Ends!
His shop reminded me of my Paw Riley who taught me how to make candle holders and baby beds on a wood lathe when I was just a wee thing. I also learned how to tie my shoes in that wood shop at the embarrassing age of eight *wink* He always joked that I had more important things to do, and that I would learn to tie my shoes when I saw it as important…ahh…good times, good times in Paw Riley’s wood shop!
ANYWAY–I purchased a super cool pen from Paul’s Pens that was made from Ancient Bog Oak. Being the writing junkie that I am, I saw having a handmade pen fitting *wink* Check out Paul’s Pens Odds and Ends on Facebook here and their website here to be TRULY AMAZED at his craftsmanship! I will take a photo of my Ancient Bog Oak pen, after I get a manicure–no one needs to see my nails like this, y’all *wink*
Last but not least, the fireworks in Johnson City. Take a look at the IG video above for a small glimpse of how amazing the show was :) There will be a longer video on my Tumblr later.