The Red Barn Outdoor Market Spring 2015

Hello kittens! You may remember my post about last Fall’s Red Barn Outdoor Market and today I am here to share with you the Spring’s Market! I had such a wonderful time and I took a few photos of my time there. But before I begin, I want to write a huge THANK YOU to Nicole for putting this together. I went to the first RBOM three years and have gone to each one since then.

Each time it has grown, but this year it exploded with the amount of booths, visitors, food, everything. When we got near to the barn in our car it was crazy. People were parking everywhere (even in “no parking” zones). Thankfully, I had read on the Facebook page to continue going north, past the barn, to the designated parking area. That said, I read a lot of comments on the FB page about how horrible the parking was and that there needed to be a better organized plan to let people know about it. I agree to some degree, 1: yes, having signs saying “your almost there” or “parking ahead” would have been nice, but 2: use your own gosh darn head and don’t park in a “no parking” area or in the ditch then complain when you get a parking ticket. For realsies? If the designated parking area was too full, park down on the dirt roads and take a long walk in the beautiful weather to an awesome outdoor market. :)

Okay, enough on the parking debacle and onto the photos! The day was warm, a bit of wind (Kansas for ya) and cloudy. I carpooled with T and some of our friends.

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This year, there were these cute totes ($5) to hold your goodies. I totally bought one. :)

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We were a bit overwhelmed with the amount of booths to look at and hungry, so we set out for the food trucks to fill our tummies and then begin our journey through the 130+ booths. We headed straight for the Kind Kravings food truck. I was SUPER excited to try their food. Vegan, gluten free and delicious!? Oh yea!! I had the Romesco Grilled Cheese on GF bread. It was so good.

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They are 100% natural food, No GMOs, Vegan and Organic! They also have gluten free dishes/gluten free substitutes so T and I could eat a meal! Wohoo!

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Friends!

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They had sharpies for you to write some love on the back of their food truck. It was fun to do while we waited on our food.

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Christian drawing a dinosaur. lol.

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T’s friends showed up for the food truck too!

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Delicious food

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My new favorite food truck. :)

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After we ate, we began walking around to the booths. There were so many booths, so I just popped into my favorite ones and the ones with cool vintage goodies for me to look at. I also made sure I went to my friend Neal’s booth where he was selling his book, Patchwork America. It’s an amazing read and I totally digged his booth setup! Great job Neal!

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Lamphouse Photo Co is my favorite photo booth company ever! They have a birdie booth, a vintage camper with an old camera, and this amazing car with a photo booth on the back of it. I have now tried each of them and all are so fun.

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Grab a prop…

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Push start…

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Pose for 4 different photos…

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And presto! It prints super fast and you have a fun little memory to take home and put on your fridge, in an album, a frame, whatever your heart desires.

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Our photos: Becky and I.

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Travis and Chelsea.

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Christian, Travis, Chelsea, and I.

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Back row: Sunny, Chelsea, Travis, Abram. Front row: Kim, moi, Caitlin, Christian.

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I also made sure to hit up my friend, Liv of Liv + Work’s booth. She’s adorable and hand dyes, sews, creates beautiful home decor, purses, clothes, etc. Here she is with her parents and doggie, Gracie. Congrats on your beautiful business Liv!

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As always, wonderful music filled the air for people to listen to as they walked around and/or ate their food while sitting on benches.

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Best part: hanging with these hooligans I call my friends.

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I cannot wait for next year’s Red Barn, but sad there won’t be a Fall one (due to Nicole needing to figure out a new game plan). Understandable tho, read about it here and here.

Thank you again Nicole (and her helpers) for doing all that you do. You are awesome, amazing and I love you!

And thank you to my friends who always are willing to hang out, have fun in any situation, and takes silly photos. You guys are so fun and wonderful!

Peace + love, Jaclyn