people watching

joy and i had so much fun this weekend, especially when we were slow. the people that came out of the woodwork were, um, interesting to say the least. i snapped as many pictures as i could without being noticed. unfortunately, i didn’t get a single pic of the dog in a sling or the 2, yes 2 dogs in front carriers (like bjorns), or any of the dogs in strollers (too many to count). my, how these people love their dogs! i just don’t get it. anyway, on to the pics i did get:

spidey forgot to take off one little piece of his superhero disguise. i guess that’s what happens when you’re torn between saving the town and going to the famous strawberry festival – sometimes you can’t get it all done.

oh, there’s so much to say here, but i think the picture says enough. yeah, i shouldn’t even start.

and a celebrity sighting – ballooney the clown. a clown never looked so scary to me.

beyond selling my products and chatting with lots of friends (blog friends and real life ones), joy and i dove head in to the wonder that is street food. our 2 day menu consisted of: 2 funnel cakes (one covered on strawberries and cream), 2 corn dogs, 2 plates of fried rice/chow mein/eggroll/meat on a stick, 1 dozen fresh fried mini donuts, a chocolate eclair filled with strawberries and custard, and nachos with chicken and a yummy strawberry/jalepeno sauce. when in rome…

thank you to all the friends that stopped by to visit, and thank you to my new blog friends for introducing yourselves to me! i had a great weekend and hope to do it again next year, despite the utter nuttiness that built up to it.

and the shop is now reopened, and i will slowly be adding tons of new products to it, so keep checking back! thanks so much for your support!



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    Candice says:

    Is that a cooler car? Oh my that is too funny and her mullet! I bet you ladies had a blast! I cant wait to see what you add to your shop.

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    The people watching is always the best part of any event. Looks like you had good material for that! I would not have been able to keep a straight face at all, and for that I’m, so glad you took pictures to share!

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    Hi.lar.ri.ous pictures. Balooney is a nice guy, but I really want to see his face. His voice sounds kind of familiar, so I keep thinking I know him from Cal Poly or something. (My kids were really scared of him the first time they met. I admit I don’t really get it with clowns myself.)

    Here’s to the success of the Pleated Poppy!

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    You posted our menu?! Ha ha–we ate a lot of good carnie food!

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    The Southern Housewife says:

    My hubby and I love people watching. We’re obsessed with doing it at the airport! lol

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    These photos are hilarious! I’m so glad I got to meet you and Joy yesterday. Your booth was by FAR the best at the festival…even better then the ‘i love my wiener’ booth. I also think the junk food was exceptionally good this year. :-)

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    What a fun adventure you had! Thank you for sharing the pictures. My favorite is the lady on her coolercycle. LOL

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    I agree also. Your booth was the best by miles. The people at the parking area we parked in wondered why we were so fast, and we told them we only came to see the Pleated Poppy! So happy we were in town on vacation for this event. My kids love their capes.

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    Farmgirl Paints says:

    I love to people watch. Looks like you got some great shots.

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    Michelle says:

    I know that lady on the “cooler car!” I’ll have to tell her she’s on your blog…

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    Joyful Weddings and Events says:

    dog baby bjorns… i wish you got a picture. ri.dic.u.lous! Oh, how I love to people watch.

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    Heather says:

    Hi Lindsey! Just wanted to let you know I gave you an award today on my blog. Come check it out.

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