Last Saturday, three (almost four!) ladies with pixie cuts and lots of denim took a day trip to the North Coast to visit the Cleveland Flea. This little girl’s day out was super fun – it was the perfect sunny-and-cool early-fall day and the Flea was just as cool as I had hoped. The Cleveland Flea is part vintage flea market, part artisan market, part food festival – it all adds up to a fun urban treasure hunt! While I didn’t make any big purchases (I really wanted that $100 light up alien though…), it was a fabulous day with my mom and sister-in-love.
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You know those days you wish you could live inside forever?! Well on Saturday, Benn and I had one of those days in our little middle-of-the-country city. It was our unofficial Valentine’s Day celebration – we headed down the street to Downtown Canton (which we live, like, 3 minutes away from, and hardly ever utilize…shame on us!) to visit two local events: The Downtown Canton Flea My Funky Valentine Flea at The Auricle and Oddmall Dream Worlds Con at the Canton Museum of Art. Neither event disappointed and we met so many phenomenal artists and vendors!
I am currently experiencing a 90’s Renaissance of sorts. I’m not sure if I’m genuinely drawn to the decade, or if I’m just trying to recreate the warm and fuzzies of my childhood (getting a little psychoanalytical!), but I’ve been all about cut-offs and flannel and classic rock and The X-Files lately. And I love it.
Happy Summer Solstice! I thought I’d celebrate the longest day of the year and the first official day of the summer season with some images of the mystical visitors we’ve had here in Northeast Ohio this spring: cicadas! Brood V of the 17 year cicada (genus Magicicada) lives in eastern Ohio, as well as parts of Pennsylvania, Virginia, Maryland and the northern half of West Virginia (and in areas of Long Island, New York – which is weird!). These little guys hatch in the trees and then live underground for 17 years, before coming to the surface to shed their exoskeletons and mate. There are also 13 year cicada in Ohio (Brood XXII), but we won’t see them again until 2027!
My husband LOVES flea markets. L-O-V-E-LOVES them. As I’ve gotten older, I’ve learned to enjoy them too, but a lot of that comes from knowing how happy Benn is just to get to go. We live close to the Hartville Marketplace & Flea Market that has indoor vendors year round and a huge outdoor flea market during the summer months. Memorial Day, Fourth of July, and Labor Day are the largest weekends for the outdoor market, so of course Benn visited twice during his three day weekend. In this post, I want to do three things: 1) introduce the fact that my husband likes to go to flea markets together. 2) show pictures of all the weird junk I saw on Monday. and 3) talk about the $20 flea market game.