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weekend in iowa.

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

hanging out at the mall!
hanging out at the mall!
hanging out at the mall!
hanging out at the mall!
hanging out at the mall!
Last weekend Jed and I took the Greyhound bus headed towards Iowa City to hang out with Jed's family and celebrate Moriah's 21st birthday. We had such a lovely time in Iowa! And I must say it was really an easy and pleasant drive taking the bus. I was expecting all kinds of discomfort on the bus, but it was not bad at all. Plus we got super cheap tickets, like the cost of a tank of gas cheap! And that included two round trip tickets. I think we will be taking the bus again, that's for sure!

During the weekend, while Jed was off playing paintball, I met up with the lovely Jenny of Wiksten fame! We met once before when I lived in South Amana but we both haven't gotten around to posting pictures from that visit yet. That will happen in time, I'm sure. Anyway, we met at the mall (yeah, totally!) and walked around for hours talking. It was exactly what I needed to get my working groove back on! I have been in a bit of a slump where work is concerned lately. Just haven't had the energy to work on much. But Jenny gave me some great ideas and now I'm bursting to get back to being creative! She's such a down to earth fun person to talk with. It's nice to be able to meet and relate to others in the same field of work. And especially fun to meet bloggers you've been following for years. I'm so glad I've had the opportunity to get to know Jenny. She's a true inspiration!

11 comments :

  1. I must say that I admire you both!! Is nice to see you together!

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  2. can i just say that i love that you guys met at a mall? i grew up in the suburbs, and even today i always meet up with my best friend for dinner at the mall when i go home.

    glad to hear you're feeling re-energized after meeting up with jenny! i've been in a bit of a slump, too. creative energy is the best kind of contagious!

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  3. erica, we kinda laughed about it, but really it was the best place to meet up and since we didn't think we would have a lot of time (it ended up longer, though!) we just hung out there. it was crazy fun. btw, this mall was actually where jed and i had our first date! though at the time, jed didn't realize it was a date (totally was). we met at panera bread in the mall. :)

    it's so great talking with creative people! now i'm zipping with energy!

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  4. Anna!!! I'm so glad you posted this. I actually love these pictures--they're fun and silly. I had such a fun time with you and left feeling invigorated as well. It gave me what I needed to get through the photo shoot. You're such an inspiration to me, and I feel lucky to get to hear about what goes on behind the scenes in your company. Thank goodness that even though you moved away I can still see you! I can't wait to get together again for another heart-to-heart talk.

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  5. Also dig your lady outfits. Where is that lovely scarf and sweater from?

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  6. Aw I love these! I'm so glad you two were able to get together. :)

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  7. two of my favorite designers together! how wonderful. you both actually look like sisters or cousins when standing together. i also love that you have similar clothing on.

    so wonderful!

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  8. How fun you two got to meet up again! :) Isn't it always great to meet other bloggers/creative types and bounce ideas off each other? I know those are the times I feel like going home and starting on something with a renewed sense of purpose! :) Can't wait to see what you're up to... ;)

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  9. you two look like two peas in a pod :) What a fun meet-up! I'm inspired by both of you, its fun to see you two hanging out...

    xo, Brittan

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  10. So much lovely in one post! I'm inspired by seeing two of my favorite bloggers together!

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  11. I suddenly recalled, when I read your post, that my creative energy took a hit for a year after I got married. It came back, but it seemed that marriage needed my all for a while.

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