Last weekend I went to North Carolina with a friend for the Becoming Conference. We made a long weekend of it and it was a blast, despite the rainy weather.
We met lots of new people, heard some great speakers, tried out chalk paint in a furniture painting workshop, window shopped in Asheville and Black Mountain and more. One of my goals for the weekend was to sit on a swing for a while and just be. Thankfully the rain held off long enough for me to do that.
Teresa took this photo from the porch of Biltmore House. I swiped the picture from her Facebook page. I was terrible about pulling out my phone for pictures, so I don’t have many. I find that when I really relax into an experience, I tend not to take many photos.
Splurging for the Biltmore visit turned out to be a great idea. The tickets are a little pricey, but it’s so worth it. If you get to go, spend the extra for the audio tour. Hearing about the details of the house and learning more about the family really enhanced our visit.
I wasn’t planning to have any links for you this weekend, but I have to link to this post. It’s been floating around in a lot of places this week and for good reason. If you’ve been needing a new perspective on something, go read this post from The Momastery.
Another highlight of the weekend was getting to meet Christy from Southern Plate. I bought two copies of her new cookbook, Come Home to Supper.
One copy is for me. And one is for one of you!
Christy even signed them both:
I think you’re going to love this cookbook!