So much of my life lately has been go-go-going and flying by. I've been enjoying weeknights curled up watching movies on our [new!] TV, eating "brunch" in the afternoon on the patio or by the window, and reading in the living room while S plays the mandolin. Recently our hand-me-down TV stopped working and while at first we thought it was no big deal, we later saw it as an opportunity to upgrade to a widescreen/flatscreen/HDMI TV. The HDMI is the most important part because now we can hook our laptops up to it which means more movies and more video games! With fall coming up, I'm sure this won't be a problem because it is about to get beautiful outside and we won't want to spend time in front of the TV.
I met a really wonderful photographer recently, Adrienne at Clearly in Focus at a wedding I worked. Her team was a pleasure to work with and really sweet. So sweet that I got the sweetest thank you card and Starbucks gift card in the mail a few days later to have a coffee on her. I love meeting the best in the business. Not only is working events my favorite thing, I also love meeting and getting to know so many wonderful vendors in this industry. It's like my co-worker pool grows bigger and bigger because we all work together all the time.
This week I'm looking forward to a networking event that I look forward to every year. AFR is a event furniture rental company and each year they pick an upcoming venue and deck it out with all of their gorgeous furniture for a night of mingling and entertaining. Event vendors all over Orlando pitch in for this event, like our dance floor company, Letz Dance on It donates their dance floors, and caterers serve food to the theme. This year the theme is a bit western and old-timey and it will be in an old building downtown. I cannot wait to see what the caterers and design companies come up with!
Last year the theme was apocalyptic and the invitation was a survival kit with first aid, aspirin, and even "liquid courage" which was a little bottle of vodka. Event venues are turned into gorgeous rooms with more lighting than I've ever seen at an event. Big City Catering last year served food in little packages as if they were rationed from the World Health Organization. Such great theming last year so you can see why I'm excited for this year!
This weekend we revamped a wall in our living room to change things up a bit, we replenished some our of balcony plants, and we made delicious meals from the farmers market inspired by cooking shows we watch. I am hoping that the weekend ahead is some of the same, plus some good outdoor time.