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Country Living Fair- Ohio 2016

This past weekend, I had a fantastic time presenting at the Country Living Fair in Ohio. I shared my love of keeping bees, chickens and gardening with the audience. I also got to meet many of you in person, signing books. For those of you that couldn’t make it, I thought I’d share some of my favorite things that I discovered at the fair. I find these so inspiring and I hope you do too. I have loved the magazine for years and the best way to describe attending one, is that the pages of the magazine come to life.

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Country Living Fair Ticket Giveaway- Ohio

CLF ohio 2016

I’m super excited to share with you that I will be traveling to Ohio again this September for the Country Living Fair.  While I’m taking some time off this week before the busy fall season, I’ve got a fantastic giveaway of 2 pairs of  3 day weekend passes to this year’s fair.  Included are early bird passes that you do not want to miss taking advantage of on Friday and Saturday morning. 

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Country Living Fair- Nashville 2016

Last week, I was off to the Country Living Fair Nashville. I had a blast speaking about backyard chickens and beekeeping. I got to meet lots of peeps and sign a bunch of my books too! I just adore going to these fairs because to me, it is like a little slice of heaven. The people at the Country Living Fairs are sweet and kind and make you feel good about the world we are in. It is country living for sure, just like the pages of the magazine come to life.

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Giveaway: Country Living Fair Tickets

Country Living Fair tickets

I’m so excited to be heading the the Country Living Fair in Nashville this April to speak about chickens and beekeeping. I’ll also be signing copies of my book too. The fairs are always such a fun and amazing time. There’s awesome antiquing, crafting, inspiration, fabulous presentations, demonstrations, food and so much more! If you love the magazine, it’s as if the pages spring to life!  Today I’m giving away 2 Country Living Fair tickets. I’m also giving away a pair of tickets on my Instagram account so be sure to enter there too! Good luck and I hope to see you at the fair.

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Weekend Pass Giveaway: Country Living Fair

Hello friends! I am just thrilled to announce that I am giving away 4 weekend passes to the Country Living Fair coming up on June 5 through 7th at the Dutchess County Fairgrounds located in Rhinebeck, New York in the gorgeous Hudson Valley. Each pass is valued at $40 and includes the early bird admission. This will be my second time attending this fair and it is not to be missed! There are tons of amazing vendors, food, presentations, book signings, and meet and greets.

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Country Living Fair ~Nashville: Presentations and Book Signings

Have you ever been to a Country Living Fair?

Well, let me tell you as a long time fan of Country Living Magazine, they are just awesome!

The magazine simply comes to life with presentations, demonstrations, fabulous food, and amazing vendors. There is something for everyone, especially inspiration.

I’ll be there this weekend to chat about chickens and do book signings on Friday and Saturday. So I hope to see some of you there. I’d love to meet you in person and I’d love to hear what treasures you find too!

Photo Credit: Country Living Magazine

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A Day at the Country Living Fair

This past weekend, I decided to make the trip to Rhinebeck, New York for the Country Living Fair.  As my in-laws live three hours away from my home on Cape Cod, this was the perfect place to make for a home base with the family.  Rhinebeck is only about an hour and a half drive from where they live.  It made for a perfect day trip.  I woke up early this past Saturday morning and arrived early enough to take advantage of the early bird admission. I ended up with lots of goodies.  I saw old friends and made some new ones. I must say that I have never in my life attended an event where everyone was so incredibly nice.  From the vendors to the patrons like me, I saw well-behaved children,  polite manners, considerate folks, and helpful strangers. It felt really good to be in their company.

I was able to reconnect with Cooper Boone. It was as if we picked up where we never left off!

I meet Josh and Brent, The Beekman Boys.  I must say I just adore these two.  Following their journey has been amazing and they are a huge inspiration to me.

I also reconnected with Sarah Gray Miller, the editor of Country Living Magazine.  I wanted to thank her and her staff for all of the windows and doors that opened for me after winning their Blue Ribbon Blogger Award two years ago.

So what did I bring home? Here are my favorites!

An entirely collapsible egg basket
A miniature egg basket perfect for little eggs and hands
Some sweet egg baskets

An old margarine crate that screamed good luck

and a wonderful old wire urn for my Rabbit Foot Fern
There are three more Country Living Fairs happening this later this year in
Columbus~Ohio, Atlanta~Georgia, and Austin~Texas.
Click here to find out how you can attend one too!
Photo Credit: Tilly’s Nest