After sitting here trying to think of reasons not to do a new blog, I came up empty, only because the old 'I just don't want to' has been used up too many times now!!
So, last week Jama and I took a trip up to Atlanta to visit the AmericasMart January show. It was a bit of an adventure, but well worth the trip. This place is AMAZING.....it is three buildings filled with as many wholesale vendors as you could imagine. Seriously, I can't even begin to describe it. We sort of planned ahead because you just can't get to everyone and for some reason, we thought we could do it all in a day!! So, we had our appointments, our little map and we were off. We left town after my nail appointment (gotta have your priorities) on Wednesday afternoon, so that I wouldn't have to drive into Atlanta during peak hours (which is every hour apparently). We arrived just after 8pm (if you caught our insta-story that was Jama's attempt at getting the city lights as we came it..she is new to the whole insta-story thing). We decided ahead of time to uber into town for the show the next day so that we wouldn't have to drive in that craziness. And let me tell you, our uber driver took his job serious, he had hand sanitizer, hand lotion, mints and a phone charging dock. It was amazing, he was a super nice guy and as you can imagine, he and Jama were best friends before we hit the interstate.
The show was amazing and we can't wait to show you all the new stuff that is coming in. New shirts, new jewelry and some new home decor pieces. It is going to be amazing (hopefully because we spent way too much money!!) But Jama insists that I tell you about our uber drive home (I guess she thinks that I make fun of only her in my blogs and never me). So here goes, we are downtown Atlanta....police directing traffic, it is a crazy mess....its like 5:30 and of course it is sprinkling. We are waiting for our driver in the designated area when we notice that the police aren't letting people turn down the road that we are on, so when the driver calls me I tell him that he should just keep going straight and we will meet him further down the road. He says he (Ernest) is driving a black chevy car and will turn his flashers on. Ok, perfect I think, so we head further down the road because by this time the police have figured out what people are doing and they are yelling and blowing their dang whistles at these drivers who are pulling over to pick people up. So finally, I see a black chevy coming our way with his flashers on...this is it, I think. I tell Jama "we gotta hurry and hop in, so he wont get whistled at" only this guy isn't really slowing down....so here I am chasing him, saying "hey, hey, slow down, its me" , still not stopping, so I say "Ernest, let us in"......he just looked at me and said "not Ernest" I thought that Jama and a couple of the other drivers around this guy were gonna pee themselves. I was still trying to convince the guy that he was though, I said "but you are in a black chevy and you have your flashers on!" Oh man, the memories!!
Since we are getting in so many new treasures we have decided that we should start opening up on Thursdays, it has nothing to do with the giant credit card bill we will be getting! Hope to see you all soon.