Check out the latest in RVA news on Elsie's blog here and here.

Elsie is representing RVA at the Renegade Craft Fair in Chicago this year! We all wish we could go but we're so excited that RVA will finally have a booth in one of these great venues.

This weekend will be full of working on my product to send in her car before Sebastian and I head out to Central CA for a week long visit with my parents. I'm super excited to be going on a road trip as I've been itching for a change of scenery since July! We'll miss Brett while we're gone but he's got to stay here to work, study and outrun all the other guys at PT. I've got plans to hang out with this girl for a whole day in San Jose and get my hair cut by her stylist who actually happens to know how to cut and style curly hair! What a concept!

It's going to be a rainy weekend here which makes me want to sit on the couch and crochet with some coffee and a good movie but we all know there is plenty of time for that...um...some other time. A really fun stomach bug has kept me close to home so it's time to catch up on some work!

What are you doing this weekend? And are you feeling Fallish yet?



Rubyellen said...

darn. too bad it isn't southern california that your visiting!!! not sure what the weather is like in central california but it is hot in socal!!! have a good time and i hope you feel better and get lots done!!! xoxo

RachelDenbow said...

Thanks, Ruby!

If San Diego were a few hours closer, I'd be there!

My dad said Fresno has had 100 degrees this week. It's what I've grown to know as normal summer weather so all of this rain and mid 80's in Missouri is throwing me off!

I can't say I hate it, though.

Ashleigh said...

Have fun in California, Rachel! I'm not sure how Central CA has been, but Southern CA has been super hot! Hope your stomach bug has gone away and that you're feeling better! Have a safe trip :)

Suzanne said...

I wish I lived in a cool town that had nerd parties! BUT, instead, this weekend I will be enjoying mini-donuts and cotton candy, throwing darts at balloons to try and win a stuffie, riding on a ferris wheel, petting some pygmy goats, and taking a ton of polaroids. (It's fair time!)

Katherine said...

it's actually much cooler today than it has been--hopefully the trend will continue!

i will be out and about around the bay area hunting down treasures this weekend (henry will be with his daddy) and thinking of you doing the same!

i hope you and sebastian have a great flight and a fun, relaxing weekend at home.


Anonymous said...

i feel very fallish :) i think, i've never ever felt as fallish as now. o_O might be because i finally learned to knit and knitting feels like winter and winter is close to fall... or let's say, fall is close to winter :)

aaaaaand it's stormy and rainy weather and this speacial "fall-light" outside. and my fingers freeze while typing and so on. :D

fall is finally here, i guess. and i love it <3

Ashley Inzer said...

My hair has been exactly the same since I was 18 years old....I AM 32!! I have yet to find someone who understands how to cut and/or style curly hair. Please keep us posted on how it goes...i might have to book a flight. im dead serious.

Judith Cebreros said...

I can't stand this SoCal heat. I'm so ready for fall. Fresno is pretty hot, but it's worse when you're driving around with no air-conditioning. Eeeek. Have fun on your trip.

Anonymous said...

Ha! I'm flying to Chicago this week to go to the Renegade Craft Fair-wish you were there Rachel, I would have loved to meet you in person!

Katherine said...

those yellow chairs can be personally delivered to freso! ;)

Sugar Sweet Sunshine said...

You and I have very similar hair - curly but not too kinky curly! Anyway, the secret(s) I have learned after years of practice is a few things: 1. PRODUCT PRODUCT PRODUCT! The product I have been using for 10 years (can't believe my hair still "accepts" it) is DEFINING CREAM by MOP (Modern Organic Products.) It's the best! Does not leave the crunchy curls which mousse does. 2. Curly hair is high maintenance. Um, hello, I live in MIAMI! Can we say HUMID?!?!? Never let your hair dry naturally. You have to style when it's really wet. BTW, do you own a diffuser? Oh and one more thing (just to make this "comment" a novel!!) is invest in a good salon quality hair dryer, like Salano or Chi. It truly makes all the difference. They are expensive but will last 10+ years! Hope this helps! Phew! That was a long post! Have fun in CALI! ;-)

Alexa said...

Ha! i totally feel your pain with the curly hair scenario. It's sooo hard to find someone who knows how to cut it!

cvargen said...

Rachel - I live in Santa Barbara (central CA) and the weather has been on the very WARM side - 87 degrees. It's perfect if you can spend the day at the beach. Where in central CA are you going? Hope you enjoy your stay!! Safe travels, Cathy