... and the living is easy.

You know you've been slacking on your social media when out of town relatives start asking what's going on because you haven't updated the blog in weeks! Ooops, sorry, everyone! But you know how it is... kids out of school, work, work and more work, then some fun stuff mixed in here and there.

This Summer we've decided not to enroll the girls in a Summer camp, so they've just been spending a lot of QT at MODKID HQ. It's not as bad as it sounds, though. Jon built them a little playroom in the back. It has books, a flat screen TV, a Wii game console with a ton of games and an art table. They go back & forth between reading, drawing and playing most of the day. Then at 3 p.m. every day (weather permitting) we go for a walk around the center square and visit all of our downtown neighbor stores. They've all gotten to know the girls quite well! ;) We usually end up coming back with some sort of trinket... or a smoothie!

Then every once in a while, we take little day trips here & there to break up the monotony...








On the work front, I do have some fun announcements coming up, but have just been waiting to tie some loose ends before I can reveal everything. So stay tuned, everyone! And have a fantastic Summer!!!
First Fridays Event

One of the cool things about having a studio space in the Historic Downtown area is being constantly immersed in the culture and festivities surrounding us... stuff we normally miss out on because, well, we just don't get out much. Case in point, we had heard rumors of a First Fridays Event before but had never attended, even though it seemed like it was right up our alley... original art being displayed at various venues, free food and drinks from all the wonderful downtown eateries, music, charity auctions, etc. Well, we were just tickled pink when we got asked if we wanted to participate in this month's event, so we said YES! [insert squeals of delight mixed with frantic cleaning and decorating] We will be participating in the ART WALK portion of the event, which is a charity art auction to benefit the Mulberry School.

Now, the cool thing about this is that the First Fridays Event is happening in conjunction with something else called Tour De Metro, which also sounds super cool. Excerpt from the website: The Tour de Metro is a showcase of downtown living spaces. Ever walked in downtown and wondered what it’d be like to live in a loft? Maybe you’ve pondered what the view of the city would be like? Wonder and ponder no more! With a passport, you will be welcomed into six select downtown homes, as well as nourished by food from downtown restaurants.

So, the Tour De Metro costs $25 per person, but if you just want to come downtown for the First Fridays Event, it's absolutely FREE, and you'll still get wined and dined AND... get to see MODKID HQ all spruced up and maybe even walk away with some sewing patterns or ribbon samplers. YAY!

That's right... for tomorrow night's event we will open up a mini store in the MODKID lounge so you can browse & shop at your leisure while you check out the local art and sample some yummy food!

Here's a little preview of what you'll see...


I can't show you any more because I need to save the rest of the photos for an exciting surprise I can't reveal just yet (you know how it goes!). So, I guess if you want to see the rest, you'll just have to come on down and see with your own two eyes!

More info on the event:

Downtown Bloomington, IL
Friday, June 3rd, 2011
5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. (Art Walk)
8:00 p.m. (Art Auction at the Coffee Hound)


Hope to see you there!!!
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