Weekend Recap : Magpie Writes 2nd Show

by Maggie Griffin

Just about 4 months ago, I made my debut on the craft fair/market scene, selling my calligraphy paper goods and hand-written home decor. This past weekend, I was able to do it again! My sweet family-in-law was hosting a Spring Hand-made Market, and they asked me to come as one of their favorite vendors--what an honor! 


I launched my new spring collection full of bright, fun images to prepare for warmer weather and Easter, as well as some Texas-themed items. I can't wait to add them all onto Etsy to make them available to everyone! While at the show, Byron and I sat by the folks from Hurd and Honey, a wonderful rustic home furnishings small biz. The co-owners, a married couple, were so sweet and we loved chatting it up with them during the show, definitely a highlight! 

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a special gift from our new friends!

a special gift from our new friends!


Another top moment was the mixture of our families. I felt such love and support as my family trickled in and "oohed" and "aahed" over my newest items. 

While in town, we were also able to celebrate Byron's upcoming birthday (March 18!). After the show, we did some upscale shopping not available in Waco, and celebrated with his family with a dinner at Del Frisco's--their favorite celebration spot! On Sunday, we celebrated a second time with brisket from my brother-in-law's Big Green Egg. In my opinion, the latter meal was far superior. Nothing like some Texas brisket & delicious sides. We all traveled to visit Byron's grandmother and we made a special puppy friend!

Then...the ride home. Our drive normally takes us a little under 2 hours. This time it took 4+. A freezing cold front came through town with sleet and ice. We left at the perfect time and were thankful to be safe when we arrived home! Take a look at some of the conditions and some puppy pics we took when we got bored & sleepy...

We had a fun weekend, and we are still battling the cold, wanting to stay inside and snuggle with these cuddlepups all day long...aren't they the sweetest?!?

I'd say our weekend was perfect--new business opportunities, new friends, family!, and a new adventure--an icy ride with our babies! What is your perfect weekend?

Sweet Reminders

by Maggie Griffin

Byron and I have insanely talented friends. Our personal filmmaker, Jacob Kyle Robinson, is one. I had the idea to make a video for the wedding so that our friends and family could get to know us individually, get a feel for us as a couple, and get prepared for the wedding they were about to witness. It was a great success! Also, I remember standing outside in the hallway, listening to the giggles during Byron's parts and the awes during mine (typical responses for us), surrounded by my bridesmaids, my dad iPhoning pictures of us, peeking in to try to see it, and feeling so jittery and ready to walk in and begin the journey.

Man, oh man, how we cherish this video. Everyone spoke so highly of it as we mingled and talked with all of our guests. We were finally able to watch it for the first time on our mini-moon, and we instantly knew why it was spoken of with such high praise. I re-watch it (with tears) every time I feel especially cuddly/snuggly and married. Jacob--you outdid yourself; Byron and I are so incredibly grateful. 

While this is delightful and charming, you are probably wondering "where are the moving posts that were promised on Facebook?" Well, consider this moving post one, because:
1. The house we are moving to is featured in it! 
2. Moving is the worst, so this is a sweet reminder of our love before these next few days of crazy.