Last Saturday we hit up our local farmer’s market here in Charlotte. To put it simply, it’s huge. They even have a permanent sign on I-77 directing you to the majestic wonder that is the Charlotte Regional Farmer’s Market. We only just discovered it a few months ago and I don’t know how, in two years, we hadn’t been here yet. If I ever get the moolah for a juicer, I’m coming here for the goods. We spend half the amount we do on produce in the grocery store and they have more than just food. Go early enough on a Saturday and you’ll be able to check out the crafts section or perhaps plants and herbs? I mean, everything you need is here. Dinner is served. So is breakfast. Does a pallet of thirty eggs sound good?
If you live in or around Charlotte, I highly recommend you get yourself here. It’s awesome. For your first visit, come in the morning and check out the craziness of it all. Once you’re a seasoned pro, head over around three o’clock. It’s a lot calmer and you can get in and out quickly. Both experiences warrant…experiencing.
This weekend we have another weekend at home which sounds just fine to me! It’s been a really stressful week, so I’m happy to have some time to relax. We’ll probably hit this place up again(we eat a lot of eggs in this house), hang out with some friends and sleep. Lots and lots of sleep.
We had a late night last night. Now, I must note that late night means pulling into the driveway around nine. We’re such homebodies. Anyway, we had a late night. As we pulled into the neighborhood, lightning bugs seemed to fill the air. I had seen (maybe) one so far this season a night, but they were out in full-force last night. If you know me, you know I’m not a bug-loving kind of girl. Ants freak me out(yes, ants) and give me the heebies and don’t even get me started on roaches. Oh and a spider was on me yesterday morning as we were driving to Adam’s office to drop him off and well, I hit new octaves. But lightning bugs? They just may be my favorite, right up there with lady bugs. I love them.
Driving home last night made me flashback to my first real trip to North Carolina. I was in college and went with my mom and her friend Sally to a small town near Asheville. Sally’s friend and her family live there, so we stayed with them. I grew up in Florida and spent hardly any time around mountains, so driving into North Carolina and seeing the mountains moved me so much. I had music playing on my iPod and just stared in awe. It was in those moments around such gorgeous works of nature that I felt closest to God.
One night, I was calling a friend of mine and had to step outside their house to get reception. I sat on the steps in that black night, surrounded by trees with stars filling the sky. As I was talking I had to stop. The fireflies were dancing all around me. I could hardly pay attention to what my friend was saying on the phone, I was mesmerized. It was this trip that made me fall in love with North Carolina and one of the reasons why I’m here now. Those North Carolina summers. The heat may not be my favorite, but I’ll take it for the fireflies alone.
This weekend was filled with fun trips around Charlotte with my love including our beloved farmer’s market and exploring a little bit of Taste of Charlotte in Uptown. We tackled some errands with the help of a plethora of iced coffee and picked up a cupcake to split for some sugar, butter and all things wonderful.
It was a hot weekend here in Charlotte as it seems summer has finally begun to settle in for a little while. Don’t hate me, but I’m already dreaming of Fall. Thankfully, this summer should be pretty wonderful(weather aside), so I’ll let the heat slide. Bring on tons more of that delicious iced coffee, ice pops, and plenty of frozen yogurt and I think we’ll make it through the hottest of it. That usually does the trick.
hello there. i'm kathryn, but you can call me katy. i live in north carolina with my husband and two pups. this is my place to share my life with you, a journal of sorts. it's also a place for me to share what inspires me, my personal style and my love for music. thank you for visiting.