over the weekend, franklin celebrated the 30th annual main street festival.
with hundreds of artists, crafters and vendors placed around downtown, it
was sure to be a good time. unfortunately, those april showers wanted to go
out with a bang and it rained for two days straight. luckily, by sunday the
weather began to clear up. giving us moments of sunshine and happy faces.

i met up with a few friends and beasley the dog, you might remember her...
we wandered through the sea of people who like us, were happy to be outdoors.
the smell from the food trucks and sounds of bluegrass bands lingered throughout the streets.
of course, beasley made several friends. i'm beginning to think she's the most popular pup in town.

i've been attempting to keep busy around here since the minor setback with the travel plans.
i am so grateful for the people in my life and the community i have grown to become a part of.
they have warmed my heart and kept a smile on this face, even on days when i feel like falling to pieces.
it's been such a blessing to my life. hope your week is wonderful!

ps... i shared my [ go . read . sip ] list on the maiedae blog. check it out here!


  1. Oh, to be walking that festival! It looks like a ton of fun :)

  2. Looks like fun! I can't wait until the weather gets warmer and festivals like this crowd the streets every weekend (:

  3. these photos are great; this looks like so much fun!!

  4. I love your gorgeous photos and your portrayal of your realistic life. =) I can't believe I haven't visited in a while. I've been feeling so uninspired and rather lazy with blogging lately that I haven't been interacting much. I will be coming back here more often, even if I won't say much. -Jessica L


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