On the last day of the Type A Conference, my roomie Good Girl Gone Redneck and I headed out to see some more sights around Asheville.
In particular, we wanted to check out the old Woolworth's, which not only still had a soda fountain, but was also stuffed full of local artisan goods.
I fell in love with these little birds.
I didn't end up buying any souvenirs, but if I had, I would've bought one of these
adorable little fellows:
Native American crafts -
I don't knit or weave or crochet, but I thought these colors were beautiful:
And so much lovely jewelry:
Old folksy friends:
Andrea and I fell in love with the bottle tree.
We both read the book On Folly Beach, which talks a lot about bottle trees.
So we were thrilled to find one in person!
And I had to take a picture of this guy, simply because he looks just like the Mad Banana that showed up in Muffin Tin Monday a couple of weeks ago.
Chicken wall art - totally loved these too!
After that, Andrea and I went looking for dinner. The front desk of our hotel had recommended Doc Chey's, and we were totally craving noodles.
I ate this entire bowl-
in like 30 seconds.
Andrea had taken about 2 bites by the time I finished.
I guess I was hungry. Plus, it was that good.
When we got back to the hotel, it was time for the closing party which was put on by Ubisoft.
They had a Smurf theme.
Being a child of the 80s, I could dig that.
They also had a Wii dance off.
I don't dance.
Because I have absolutely no coordination. It's scary.
But I had fun watching.
And drinking my Smurftini.
And eating Smurf cupcakes and wearing Smurf flashing bling.
Because who doesn't love wearing a blue strobe light (or two!) on her hand?
It was a very fun evening.
Here's a picture of all the swag. In case you can't tell, it basically takes up the width of the king size bed:
When you go to a blog conference, there are brands there giving out fun samples to take home. I had a genuine interest in quite a few products, and the representatives were very informative.
Not pictured are a couple of Nintendo DS games (I'll be giving one away as a dog adoption fundraiser that This Old House Too is putting on in the near future), a large Papa Smurf, and a $25 iTunes gift card.
I'm glad I didn't fly, because I would've had a time trying to get all this into a suitcase!