It's almost time, so we don't have much time to chat. We both were a little side-tracked this weekend...hanging out with Cindy and Barry at their place in Salem (yes, the disco ball was in full swing)...sittin' on our porch drinkin' moonshine...and talking about ALL the stuff we STILL have to do!
Even with the R & R, the Barn House space is coming together. Joe wasn't content with just having a tent, so he insisted on building yet ANOTHER "big elaborate structure." Even though I was close to having anxiety attack when he first mentioned the idea, I must say it looks really nice. One day I am going to choke on all the words I have to eat around here!
Natalie (Sparrow) has slowing been bringing her larger pieces. This is an absolutely gorgeous European hutch she recently found on a scouting adventure. If it doesn't sell at the Flea Market, it is definitely finding a place in the Barn House Home Collection. AND we have been hearing about all of the wonderful treasures our other dealers are bringing. It's going to be jammed packed!! HEE HAW!!!
The Chili Cook-Off and Deliciously Sweet Bake off is going to be FANTASTICO!! We even have us a local celebrity judge y'all!!! Krista Colvin, AM Northwest Lifestyle Expert and Creator of Shebang.com, The Smart Woman's Guide to Doing it All is going to be one of our judges!! We have several other confirmed fabulous judges, BUT, we could use a few more. Please let us know if you are interested--the judging includes an exclusive home tour!! ;o) We have some great entries in both categories. We are kind of getting nervous about not winning. Everybody is talking behind the scenes about all these special ingredients and stuff...yikes!! BUT, since we have these here home grown Walla Walla onions that are ready for the pickin', we plan to use them in the Barn House Chili entry (nobody else has these gosh darnit!). Somehow, Cindy (Queen of Tarte) and her man Barry found the 'Antelope' for their chili. If we didn't actually see it happen for ourselves, we probably wouldn't believe it either. One of their party guests was in Africa (or something like that) the other day and supposedly has the hook-up on 'Antelope.' They asked if they could borrow our goats and sheep for their 27 meat (or something like that) concoction, but we politely said HELL NAW! ;o)
We will post directions later this week. Hope to see you on Saturday!!! Tell a friend or 10 friends or 100 friends...this is going to be something else!
J & J
P.S. - Oh, and we have been "tagged" by the beautiful and amazingly talented Brooke. She is really going to get it for this!! I don't know if anyone will be ready for our answers. LOL :o) More to come...