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I have lots of little random tidbits for today’s post, so hang on….I’ll try to keep it interesting!
First, I have had a few emails about why there have not been any new Design Sponge posts, so I wanted to fill you all in. My contract with D*s was for one year, and that year was up May 1! I cannot believe a year went by that fast! It is so crazy how time flies! I enjoyed my year of writing , and it stretched me and grew me in ways I never even saw coming! Design Sponge is a fantastic platform, and I am so thankful for the experiences and opportunities that came my way. There are some really exciting things happening this summer including the first Design Sponge book, which will be launching soon {there is some Knack in it! woot!} and I can’t wait to get my hands on a copy! I will be sure to let you all know the details as soon as I know them!
Second, I have an intern for the whole Summer! Double Woot! I was so excited when I got a phone call from one of the local colleges here in town asking about a possible internship with a creative business! I was like “shoot yeah” I would love to partake in that goodness! So, we went through the process of meeting, coming up with a plan, and I am happy to say that yesterday was miss Hattie’s first day! What a day it was too…I broke her in really well! I got a phone call from a magazine {that I knew was courting a Knack story, and we had already done some initial work} in the morning, and they wanted to shoot the studio in the afternoon! How’s that for a heads up?! The photographers are here for about four days, but due to my next tidbit to share, I had to be first on the docket…so, we became  crazy girls getting the studio ready for the shoot! I have to say that Hattie is worth her weight in gold after just one day! Girlfriend came up with vignettes while I wasn’t even looking….didn’t have to ask…she just did….and she was spot on. That my friends is awesomeness! It all came together beautifully, and the mag peeps flipped out about the studio…so here’s to hoping we make the issue. I’ll be sure to let you know! My last statement to Hattie before we walked out the door at the end of the day was “welcome to Knack studio….where we really mean it when we say “creative business”! Especially the creative part… Fun times….

Thirdly,  I am headed up the road today with my pal Lily! Road trip! We are headed to the Lucketts Spring Market to check out the goodness, and I am also looking forward to meeting some of my blog pals….Marian, and Cassie! I have been wanting to meet up with them for like ever….totally…so I am stoked!
They will both be selling at the market, and will be extremely busy, but we hope to get to hang out a bit and just enjoy finally meeting one another!

I am sooooo excited about road trippin’ with my crazy girl and seeing what mischief we can get into! Fun times and crazy people just seem to gravitate to us when we are together, so it will be interesting to see what stories we will tell after this trip! We always say that one day we are going to write a book and fill it with all of our stories. Need to get to work on that.
I hope to have lots of photos to share next week, and I’ll be posting photos to the Knack Facebook page along the way this weekend! 
Hope you all have a fantastic weekend!
xo,
Barb