Monday, July 12, 2010

Festival of Discovery 2010!

Thanks to all of you who commented about my signs on Friday!! I am so excited and will be starting an Etsy shop this week or as soon as I can.  I will keep you posted on my progress!

I sold 10 this weekend at the Bar-B-Q festival.  Not as many as I had hoped...but more people were just interested in buying the food...which was completely understandable!  We were also told a storm was coming at one point, and it got really windy, so I put everything up for a couple hours (went home to check on my baby) and the storm never came.

Selling my signs

My father-in-law was in the BBQ competition this weekend.  He was making Hash...which is a Southern food similar to barbecue.  My father-in-law's is a beef hash.  It is shredded and then cooked in a big black pot and onions are added.  (You can't even taste the onions... I am not an onion eater at all, but love his hash!)  You will find many different recipes and types of hash out there, but I truly think his is the best!

Selling the Hash

This is what my father-in-laws hash looks like...
I don't like the way it looks, but it sure tastes good!
I feel like I sound really Southern saying that...:)

He won first place last year, and ended up in second this year.  I wish it had been the other way around.  He was a little disappointed.  But, I thought it was great that he still placed!

Not too happy about second place

Team Picture

There are so many entertaining Bar-B-Q names that compete...Rubbin' Butts, Full Rack, Blind Swine...just to name a few :)

Anyway, I saw a couple of youth boys from our church (around the age of 16) with two of their guy friends at the next BBQ stand.  I went over to them, gave the twins a hug, and said, "I know y'all are going to come try some hash over here.  Do y'all like hash?"  One of the friends whispered something (not knowing who I was).  I said, "I'm sure you just said something inappropriate."  He said, "Yeah, we like hash.  We like to smoke it!"  

One of the boys I know said, "Shut up! Do you know who she is?"  I said, "Nice to meet you.  I'm their pastor's wife." He quickly turned and walked away.  The twins said, "You know he was kidding!"  I smiled, they went their way, and I went mine :)  

Hope you have a great week!

Baby W waiting at the front door for his Grandma!



8 comments:

Cool Gal said...

It sounds like you had a fun weekend. I love hash and would have loved to have tried some of your FIL's. It looks delicious.

Glad to hear you sold some of your signs. I will be more than happy to buy a few once your shop is up and running. Perhaps we could even arrange a giveaway? Give it a thought.

Teenagers..always thinking they're cool. We have a bunch in our neighborhood. I keep telling myself they'll move out one day, but then again, the worst one still lives at home and happens to live right across the street. He's approaching 24. Busted three years ago for making pipe bombs and setting them off in the neighborhood. Woke up to the Bomb Squad truck parked right out in front of my house. It was the size of a school bus. The whole neighborhood was in lockdown. Even made the local news. Nice.

Love the photo of your son. He's always looks so happy. Product of his environment! :)

Little Miss Can't Be Wrong said...

what an ADORABLE photo of your little one. too cute.

annnnd in the interest of "paying it forward" i've tagged you, back, in a different award!

stop by to check it out: http://howimetyourfatherblog.blogspot.com/2010/07/love-fish-and-blog-o-sphere-fun.html

Fashion Meets Food said...

Looks like you had a fabulous weekend! At least you sold some signs! I am absolutely loving them!

xo

Llama said...

Those signs are so adorable! I love them! You def deserved to sell more...but anything is difficult to compete with yummy food so dont be hard on yourself girl!
p.s. Baby W totally made me smile today! :)

greekyogurt said...

This is a fun weekend! Your baby is so cute! He looks so happy

Fried Pink Tomato said...

It looks like you all had a great weekend. I love the signs you made. THey are adorable. And I love Hash!! Funny story about the kids, hopefully they were kidding. :)

Melissa said...

I'm new to your blog and am loving it! This BBQ fest looks like such fun!

Kristin said...

The dude has a chair just like that! Sooooo cute!