Waynesboro Wizarding Festival 2018

The Waynesboro Wizarding Festival has come and gone for another year. The ceramic studio was busy creating all sorts of oversized candy so we could transform into Honeypots a magical sweet shop. We offered a make and take of painting your own chocolate frog necklace or magnet which worked out really well and seemed to be a big success! I walked around a little this year and most of the focus seemed to be on the Farmers Market area which is new for our town this year. While I understand wanting to promote this great new area of downtown I did prefer it when main street was closed and vendors and local businesses got into the spirit with decorating and dressing up all along main street. While it is only the second year for the Wizarding Festival and I realize it still needs time to grow and expand I was just a little disappointed that there didn’t seem to be as many activities as last year. Still I am hopeful and excited for next years event. You can see my blog posts from 2017 Wizarding Festival here, here, and here.

mini roadtrip

The other week we decided to take a mini road trip through Hanover and onto the the Lancaster area of Pennsylvania. We stopped in at the Utz shop in Hanover, some antique malls, and a place that makes things like peanut butter & jelly cinnamon rolls. In the end my only purchase from antique places were these little Alice ornaments, but I am very happy to have found them.

Halloween Hunting

A few weekends ago Molly and I decided to take a mini road trip to York PA. I kept seeing people post about Halloween items from a store called At Home, and neither of us had ever been. We decided to have a fun day trip hunting for Halloween items and getting some Maple donuts.
I wore orange and black and my lucky little pumpkin necklace for the occasion. This stitch marker turned necklace is a tiny version of my gourd guys that Sweet Cherry Shop sent me a few years ago as a gift. I love it so much!

While the At Home store was big, and did have lots of Halloween items in the end we each only bought one thing. I got a gourd fella who reminds me of something from Nightmare Before Christmas and Molly found a shower curtain. There was also lots of Christmas items we both liked, but the prices were a little more then we wanted to spend.
Here is Molly with a swan we both loved, but it was $40.
The deer were cute vintagey (though I wish they weren’t covered in the glitter stuff) and they were a bit more affordable at $10 each. Still we resisted mostly due to the glitter.
They also had some really cute pots! I loved all the little faces!

Afterwards we headed to Maple donuts for pumpkin spice, maple cream, whoopie pie, fruity pebbles, and all kinds of other amazing flavors!
Here are the items I came away with…the skeleton is from Home Goods, then the gourd with pointy teeth was my At Home find, the next little gourd was also from Home Goods, and the ceramic pumpkin witch I actually found at Walmart a few days beforehand!