Countdown to TxSC Camp

The 2015 Texas Style Council CAMP is just one week away! Just a friendly reminder for all you fellow bloggers and Etsians and business owners who are also going. 🙂 I for one am pretty darn excited. Sleepaway camp with a bunch of awesome women? Where we also get to learn stuff that’s good for our businesses/blogs? AND pretend we’re 10 by doing the ropes course and other camp-y things? YES, PLEASE.

You should’ve looked over and signed up for your sessions already. Personally, I’m doing Lab A Capture (photography), Discussion C Shift (refocus), Discussion C Connection (network), and the Kickstart Lab (business strategy). Plus the keynotes and camp-wide things, of course.

Speaking of camp-wide things, here are some things every attendee should look over:

Cabin assignments were announced this week.

And don’t forget to look over the packing list:
TxSC Camp 2015 packing list

And the map on how to get to Camp, if you’re driving yourself:
TxSC Map to CAMP

You can click on both of the above for PDF versions you can download and print.

Are you going? What sessions are you signed up for? Can’t wait to see you there!

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ATX Artisans Holiday Market

ATX Artisans Holiday Market

Just a reminder for you local folk: this weekend, aside from Black Friday and Small Business Saturday, also features Shop Local Sunday. And you can do just that at the ATX Artisans Holiday Market. ATX Artisans is an Etsy team of **all local** artists and makers dedicated to creating handmade, quality goods. This is our 2nd annual holiday market and one of the very few all-volunteer, artist-run markets in Austin. We’ve got roughly 50 different vendors who make all sorts of different things. You can see the full list of vendors here. This year our show is also supporting the […]

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ACR Summer Show Recap

This past weekend was the Austin Craft Riot Summer Show, otherwise known as the first major craft show that I’ve ever done. Which you probably knew because I basically talked about nothing else here on the blog for the past month. And of course I had high hopes, though I tried to temper those with realistic talk about it being my first show and that any sales are good and it’s getting my name/brand out there locally, etc. etc. And at the end of the weekend, I’d made back my booth fee and a little more – but not that […]

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Austin Craft Riot Summer Show

If you’ve been around the blog awhile, you probably already know this as I’ve been talking about it for a few weeks. But this upcoming weekend is the annual Austin Craft Riot Summer Show. It’s got over 70 local handmade artisans and food trucks and kids activities and live music and a bar. And it’s inside in the air conditioning. And, most importantly, it’s my first major craft show and you should come. My booth will be right up front by the lobby – hard to miss! Here are the details: If you are an Austinite or just in town […]

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I have less than 3 weeks until my first major craft show. Can we just take a second for me to freak out? Haha. Only half kidding. I’ve met with the gal I’m sharing a booth with (hi, Rachel!) and she was both super sweet and super helpful, so for a little while I was less stressed about the whole thing. But now it’s creeping up and I’m getting all anxious again. And it’s not even like I haven’t been getting stuff done that needs to be done for it! I got my table skirt sorted this past weekend, and […]

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Taking This Show on the Road

“This show” being my shop, and ok, not a very long road when it comes down to it. Just into downtown Austin proper, because I got into the Austin Craft Riot Summer Show as a vendor! Behold, the official poster: This will be my first major, juried show. You know, the kind where you had to apply and be accepted and pay a booth fee and all of that jazz. Official craft show time, you guys. It’s a 2-day event (indoors with A/C, thank goodness), and I am stoked. I’m already planning out my booth space. Which reminds me: there’s […]

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McKinney Falls

As promised yesterday, some pictures! My sister was visiting from Charleston, SC last week with some friends, and one afternoon we headed down to McKinney Falls State Park for some sunshine and hiking. The bluebonnets were in bloom, the weather was perfect, and the pup was well behaved. Take a look: Where’s your favorite place to get out to nature?

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