Friday, April 12, 2013


Taking a Road Trip!!!!


Getting ready for our road trip to Junk Bonanza the Spring Show in Minnesota.  We had so much fun last fall.  When Ki Nassauer and her team said they were doing a Spring show we were excited.







My daughter Jen and her friend Cindy and my friend Sandy and I are heading out on Wednesday morning for our 7 hour trip to Minnesota.  Wooo Hooo girls just wanna have fun.


The ever so important snack basket.  This is a must in the car. Sweet and Salty and chocolate!!! No road trip is complete without the snack basket!!!!


Mapping out the McDonald's for our Diet Cokes!!



We are packing the car!!!!



I have the Junkin trip survival kit ready!
I got my Junk Love sweatshirt I bought at Junk Bonanza. I think I may need this for the Spring show.  Still mighty cold up in Minnesota!!!!
I will be sporting my lovely lucky charm necklace gifts from Susan at Must Love Junk and Debra at Commonground.  Two of the sweetest bloggers and now friends that sent me these beautiful charming necklaces.  Girls I am going to wear them for good luck  on my Junkin trip. 




Junk Bonanza


September 16, 17 & 18

What is the Junk Bonanza?

The twice-a-year Bonanza provides a gathering spot for purveyors and shoppers of vintage finds, beautiful antiques, and one-of-a-kind and artisan-repurposed pieces. The three-day, indoor events each offer best-of shopping experiences and a day of hourly cash coupon giveaways, drawings and special appearances.

It is almost Time to Go!!!! Wooo Hooo Junk Bonanza here we come!!!!


Some pictures from the Fall Show.





















I love the saying on this Curly Girl Design card.  So true!! I hope we go off the path many times and discover some special treasures.



And Off we go this Wednesday!!! Woooo Hoooo Girls Road Trip. Life is Good!!!

55 comments:

  1. This sounds like so much fun! Have a great time and take lots of pictures :)

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  2. I cannot wait to see what you find at Junk Bonanza. It will be fun to see yur finds and then how you use them. Last time I was in Minnesota in the spring it was COLD!

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  3. Have fun...I can't wait to see what you bring back! I sure wish I were closer, I'd love to go to one of their shows.

    Becky @ Vintage 541

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  4. Oh, Kris, I'm so jealous! You girls are gonna have the best time!! Have a safe trip and bring home lots of fun finds! :)
    Susan

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  5. I wanna go too!! What a great adventure! There's nothing like a grand show of junk junk and more junk. Have a fabulous time... I just know you will!

    Hugs, Sherry

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  6. What a cute post! Please take lots of photos at JB - I love this event, and it's definitely on my bucket list. Have fun, safe travels!
    ~R

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  7. have fun, be safe, and take lots of pics, kris!

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  8. That snack basket looks to good!! LOL Your necklace is similar to the one I got at the Fancy Flea. I love it.

    Blessings,
    Amy Jo

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  9. LOVE YOUR PICS!! WOW, What a great trip to go with friends!! This is right "up my alley"! The booths from last year are FABULOUS!! Beautiful displays....JUNKIN' Heaven!! Have a wonderful time and I will be looking forward to your NEW PICS of the show!! (can't say that about mine, yet...uggghhh) Roxie

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  10. To say I'm envious would be an understatement!!! Looks like you are going to have a fabulous time. Looking forward to seeing the treasures you bring home.
    Mary Alice

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  11. Sounds like a really fun trip! I'm already looking forward to hearing all about it. Do I take it that the pic of the Morris Minor is just one you found on the internet? My husband and I have always loved the 'Moggie' Minor, and Paul even owned one from the same year as teh one in your pic.

    Have a great time and drive safely

    Judi in the UK

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  12. This is going to be such a blast, Kris! It looks like so much fun and I'm happy to hear it's indoors! Now make sure you leave some room in the car for your goodies! Anything special you are looking for?

    XO,
    Jane

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  13. Safe and fun travels! although I bet you all have the fun part covered.

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  14. I'm so glad I found your blog via Junk Bonanza! You and I post almost the same way with humor and fun. I am soooooo jealous you're going, I love that show. The vendors are so different and the prices are so good! Your first aid/ survival kit was so cute, mine is just in a big baggie. BUT, now that I have seen the error of my ways, my kit will look like yours! Down here in Texas at Round Top it's dust, dust and the heat we have to pack for. COme on down sometime, you'll love it. Glad I found you,xoxo-cindy

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    1. Oh Cindy I would love to do Round Top one time. It is on my bucket list for sure. Heat what is that like?!! I wish we had some heat up here in Chicago. This weather we are having is crazy. Round Top now I am jealous of you!!!! Thanks for coming by.
      Kris

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  15. I am sooooo excited for you! You will have the time of your life. Stay safe and have tons of fun.
    *Hugs*

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  16. I'm so excited for you! Seeing all that junk just makes me want to get in the car and start driving right now! I'll be living vicariously through your pictures though. Thanks for the preview. I'll be daydreaming about Junk Bonanza all week and hoping you have a wonderful trip!
    Liz

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  17. I'm wondering if you would have time to meet me???
    deb

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  18. Oh I know you are going to have so much fun! You're my kind of car traveler too with all the snacks in the basket. LOL!

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  19. Oh, everything is wonderful. And you are still there. I told you that you might have to build another room.

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  20. O.k. so I am thoroughly sick to my tummy from excitement of seeing all those antiques ... Oh I'll take it ALL ! .... Now I'm itching to go shopping for some tiques ...

    and I'm not jealous ..Nope not at all !!! :) LOL !!! I'm convincing myself right now ...

    I'm so excited for you Kris !

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  21. ok, I'm totally envious of your trip to Grayslake and shopping Jeanine's booth. Aren't hubbies the best that help us out like that? Honestly, there were things I'd have to pray over and ask the angels to make them fit into my little suv. Divine assistance. LOL!!

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  22. You are SO cute! I think you're just a tad excited for your trip, and I think I'm just a tad jealous! Sound so fun! That door table is just fabulous. I almost swooned when I saw the swirly chippy legs in your car and am so happy for you that you got everything home. Safe travels and have fun on your trip!

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  23. I can not believe all the wonderful things you find. The robins egg blue topped table is gorgeous. I would love to find that too. Great cramming to fit it in the car too:)

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    1. I love this table and was not leaving without it!!!!! If I had to carry it on my back I would have!!!! Lucky for me Terry found a guy with guy tools and we could take the legs off so everything could fit!!!! Gotta love a guy that can find a guy with some tools.

      I am excited to get out of town this week. It should be great fun. Girls, snack basket, diet cokes and a whole lot of talking so the road trip alone will be so much fun. Then there will be the Junk!!!! Life is good.
      Kris

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  24. WOW what cool finds! You know I LOVE that table!!! Perfect color and legs too!That window has amazing details too! Have a wonderful and safe trip can't wait to see what new treasures you score!!Let's plan a date in a week or two and finally get out for a girls day :-)
    xx
    Anne

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  25. Have a blast, Kris! That table with the blue top is amazing! Sigh...


    Jeanette @ Creating a Life

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  26. You really scored some finds today. I know what you mean. This morning in the pouring down rain on my way to the inside flea market, I saw a garage sale. I stopped (duh?) and found the most darling dollhouse for Laynee but it would not fit in my car. Usually I can cram anything in my car, but not this. So, I had to call my granddaughter who has an suv to come and get it. But, it made it home and I'll redo it for her birthday in June.

    So envious of your trip. Have a fantastic time.

    Judy

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  27. What fun you are going to have! What a lot to look at I am on sensory overload..you must be just over-the-moon excited. Have a wonderful night- xo Diana

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  28. High Five on your Fab 'Scores' and I'm still Smiling about how you managed to get it all loaded up! What a great Event... I would have had way too much Temptation and a very laden Truck to come Home with!

    Blessings from the Arizona Desert... Dawn... The Bohemian

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  29. Wow - you gals know how to have fun fun fun. Wish we had something like that here. Have a great time and I hope you find many many treasures.

    Mary

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  30. Road trip! Girls Gone Wild! Yeah Baby! LOL! It sounds like you're going to have a blast! As if the trip won't be fun enough, then you get to go to Junk Bonanza too! Lucky you! That show sounds liks so much fun and is one that I hope to make it to some time. I hope you'll be able to keep a travel blog with photos to share. Oh! Is Midge going too? LOL She might freeze in her bikini. Enjoy! Hugs, Leena

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  31. Goodness. I have never seen so much great stuff. Have a fun trip. xo Laura

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  32. I am not jealous or anything like that at all.....at all ...... at all....................ahem!!

    Have a super fantabulous time! xoxoxo

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  33. Kris... I need to remember Grayslake! (says the woman who is having a moving sale to downsize her stash!) When the dust settles around here I will be hitting the flea market trail once again. When you have the disease to flea, you need to scratch!!! LOL Great finds you found and can't wait to hear of your adventure to Junk Bonanza! Maybe I will join you for the one this fall!!

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  34. OK Kris, you are blessed! One should always obey their husband! LOL
    Great finds, you will have such fun finding ways to use your newfound treasures. Thank you for taking the time from getting ready for your trip to share them with us. It is always fun.
    *Smiles*

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  35. Now I just seen the Fabulous SCORES you made....had to make another comment!! The table with the Robin Egg Blue barn door top is "OVER THE MOON"! LOVE it! I had to show hubby this....he just made one for me for the show...a vintage wrought iron table (different, somewhat of a modern look) and I found an old white chippy barn door,he used for the top. I LOOOVVVE the one you found...the color and the table legs are FABULOUS! Glad you scored such unique pieces! I may post about the table Hubby made soon...it is in my old archive pics. Have a wonderful and blessed week~~~Roxie

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  36. Oh my...how we all want to hide inside your luggage and go to Junk Boganza with you!! What an awesome time you all will have!! Can't wait to hear all about it!!
    hugs,
    Cindy

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  37. Have never been to the Junk Bonanza but it looks like a lot of fun! I want to thank you for your post about Morris, IL. I've driven through Morris but never stopped to shop and heard it had some great stores. You've motivated me to take a trip down there and check it out!

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  38. Your new treasures are amazing! What a great husband to encourage you and help you make a way to bring everything home. It's gonna be so sweet at your place. Look forward to seeing how it all fits in. That table is sooo sweet!
    Liz

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  39. Oh my gosh, I am so envious! I'd want to travel with you girls; can't be without my Diet Coke!! Have fun!!

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  40. I will be there on Friday for my first time ever! I'm so excited and have been counting down the days! It's only a 3 hour drive for me. :)

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  41. I will be there on Friday for my first time ever. I've started a countdown as I'm so darn excited! Luckily, I only have a 3 hour drive.

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  42. What I wouldn't give to be going with you!!!
    Ok - but first lets go back to that table in the beginning of the post - OMG - OMG - OMG - how gorgeous - how absolutely gorgeous and so YOU Kris ...................
    XOX

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  43. Hellooooo Kris!*!*!
    OMG!!! ~ Thank YOU sooooo much for the lovely mention/pics of ChiPPy!-SHaBBy! SHoPPing at my Booth on Saturday!*!*! YOU netted some FaB F*I*N*D*S... Can't wait to *SEE* what you do with them... ALWAYS a pleasure talking with you and Hubby!*!*!
    A*N*D ~ your post on *Junk Bonanza* is just darling!!! LoVe the ViNtaGe McDonald Pics... Be sure to Stop at Exit #115 off Interstate 94 at Funky Molly's Coffee Shop in Black River Falls (quick on and off) - that is if you have any hard core espresso drinkers on board!!! Enjoy your Fun GirlFriend Time...
    Hugs - Jeanine Burkhardt

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  44. Hi Kris, is there not a thing your hubby cant manage to figure out, its great that your sweet hubby has the patience to indulge you with graet flea finds, what a junkin chic kinda guy! :)

    Looks like you had so much fun and my kind of road trip.
    Love the tote :)
    all your finds look great set up and at home with you :)

    Have a beautiful week.

    xox
    Dore

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  45. You lucky duck! Can't wait to see what you bring back...you are going to find fab treasures for sure! I already see you have been getting warned up with your trip to the grayslake flea... ;)
    Love your finds from there, the picket fence shelf is way cute! Looking forward to seeing what you do with all those chippy goodies!
    Have a great trip to JB!

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  46. I'll be thinking of you and if you're as lucky as your last lil' trip, you'll need to rent a trailer to get home! Love that robin egg blue table and that beautiful chippy window! Health prevented me this time...but there is always the fall show!! Have fun my friend and be safe!
    Hugs,
    Pendra

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  47. Well, I admit it. I'm envious! Of your finds and the Junk Bonanza, too! Sounds like LOADS of fun! (As in loading up the finds!)Have a great time!
    Farmhouse Hugs,
    Dru

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  48. Oh wow...I have just found your blog and love it, love it. Your finds are fantastic. The table looks great..love the colour and the door latch! You are so lucky to have so many fantastic fairs in your country to attend...wish we had them like that here in Aussie land.

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  49. I know you are on your road trip, but I am reading about problems others in Illinois are having with flooding. I am thinking of you and hope that everything is okay.

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