Country Living Fair 2014

We had an amazing weekend at the Country Living Fair!  We went last year for the first time and it is hopefully going to be an annual girls weekend tradition.

This year I left on Thursday and stopped in Shipshewana, Indiana to have lunch with my Grandpa! It was fun to visit with him and we went to a new-to-me restaurant called 5/20. They had a great salad bar!

Layla and Great Grandpa

Then I went to see my nieces for a little bit and then went to my mom and dads. My nieces ended up coming over for the evening too so that was fun. They are some high energy little ladies!  My brother also came over and hung out after work and told us all about his trip to Alaska. It’s definitely on my list of must-see places in the world!

Country Living Fair, Columbus

The next morning we got up bright and early (well as early as you can with a baby) and headed to Columbus for the fair! We got there around 1:00 and went immediately to an antique spot we found good things at last year. I snatched up a rustic “S” and an antique globe. We also had a break for a delicious pumpkin roll that we remembered from last year.  At 4:30 we left the grounds and spent 30 minutes searching for our car. #theworst After we found it, we drove to our hotel where we met my brother and sister. We then went down the road to Easton (basically a giant, giant mall-town) for dinner at Red Robin.

layla and grandma

The next morning we got to the fair right around 10:00 when it opened! The traffic was crazy, but we found a great parking spot. We spent the rest of the day shopping and eating! It was downright chilly so my mom had to get Layla a little hat to wear. She was so darling all bundled up.

photo 2 (1) She did really great on the trip–a couple times I took a break and played with her on the grass so she could get out of her stroller and stretch. My mom fell in love with a quilt.  My sister got some decorative glass jars and cards. There were definitely some weird things at the fair too…like this purse made out of teddy bears? The kicker was this beauty was on sale for $350. Wow.

purse of bears

I ended up getting a cool canvas print for our house and some dryer balls on Saturday too. After the fair we went back to the hotel for a bit and then out to Easton again for the evening. We ate at Piada’s, a casual Italian place with a similar setup to Qdoba, in that you can customize your dish. It was delicious! Then we went to a few places in the mall including the American Girl Place! Layla met her doppelganger, Bitty Baby.

Layla and Bitty Baby

On Sunday we made our way to the cute, little town of Granville, where my sister lives. We walked a mile into town and met my friend Cassie for lunch at the Buxton Inn, which was a quaint brunch spot in an old inn. After good food and conversation we went back to my sister’s place and then left for home!

Country Living Fair Girls Weekend

It was a wonderful girls weekend! Looking forward to many more!

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