The window was opened. The sunshine is streaming in. You take a deep breath, and the world starts to spin. That fresh air you needed, that calm and that hope, suddenly surrounds you, like a badly written trope. But the moment is fleeting, and the clouds come back. The sunshine wanes, and its illumination you again lack. But you have a realization. You just need to go outside. Shift your perspective. Stop replaying goodbyes. The sunshine is constant, it is our atmosphere that is not.
School is essential to life… whether you’re a fish trying to avoid predators or a human swimming through the world, education is being devalued more and more over time and the very word “education” seems to be misunderstood.
Remember that education is not only found in a school building but in every day situations and activities.
Point out the lessons to your children when applicable and help them to understand the importance of learning all they can every single day.
The sharks are circling and only by committing ourselves to our own kind of school can we gather the resources and knowledge needed to survive and even thrive in life! 🐠
Keep learning, keep swimming, and keep striving for more!
Yesterday (23 July 2022) was Christmas in July at 3 Oaks Farm! Vendors of all kinds came out and set up shop for attendees to shop handmade, small business items and stock up for Christmas!
Along with these vendors they had a cornhole tournament and ice pops on the back lawn. There was even an antique car show in the field next to the barn that was going on at the same time, as well!
3 Oaks Farm – A Place for Events!
3 Oaks Farm is a lovely venue located at 3565 Tallant Dr, Cumming, GA 30028 that has a beautiful barn, acres of picturesque land, and a friendly team to make your event or even wedding the best that it can be!
Their team of professionals make having an event at 3 Oaks Farm as easy as can be! They are responsive, friendly, and want to make your event last in the memories of you and your guests…forever!
Christmas in July
At the venue were several vendors comprised of small businesses that work hard day in and day out to bring you handmade goodies that will brighten your house and your life! Here’s a list of who was there and a little bit about them. You can find these vendors year round for lovely gifts and experiences! They are arranged alphabetically so be sure to scroll through them all!
Eric Abbott runs Abbott Health & Fitness! A certified personal trainer and group fitness instructor with experience as an instructor at Orangetheory and following his own fitness routine in his private life, Eric is a positive and energetic teacher to get you on track to your best and healthiest life! Check him out at his website at exerciseeric.com or at his Instagram.
If you act now, you can join his FREE virtual training event coming up in August 2022! Go to his website to learn more!
Keeping bees is all the buzz with BeeCasso Crafts! Hosting pollinator classes, selling liquid gold, and offering general education on one of the most important pollinators on the planet, BeeCasso Crafts are in buzzness! Check them out on Instagram or join their group on Facebook!
Speaking of bees! Beeloved Art is the bees knees! A momma of two wild boys and the product of 8 generations born and raised in a small southern town, this woman knows how to take nostalgia and memories and freeze them in time in her ornaments and art! Check her out at her website beelovedart.co as well as on Facebook and Instagram!
Cindy’s Cafè & Corks
Wine a little or wine a lot, it doesn’t matter to this crafter! Cindy creates adorable cork and wine-themed products from bottle aprons to corkaments to wall hangings! These cute and fun keepsakes will remind you to take a sip of life! Check her out on Facebook!
Dj Designs is a sign…to buy a sign! Donna Snyder is a lovely woman who spends her downtime bringing you custom and handmade creations! creates custom and handmade signs, wreaths, doorhangers, home décor, and more! Check her out on Facebook and Instagram and order one today!
A small town momma with a dazzling business plan, Glittered Grits specializes in glitter tumblers, t-shirts, home décor, and other handmade crafts! Her tumblers are beyond cute and will make any drink that much more special! Check her out at glitteredgrits.com and on Facebook and Instagram.
If you thought that Houndstooth Knives makes knives…then you’re pretty sharp because they sure do! Custom crafted for a personal touch that will follow you through whatever project you’re using them for, Houndstooth Knives creates cutlery for cooking, hunting, crafting, and more! Make sure to check them out on Instagram!
King of Pops
Beat the heat with a good old fashioned popsicle! King of Pops made an appearance outside with the cornhole tournament to provide refreshing relief via popsicles for anyone who wanted a respite from the sun! King of Pops is a franchise so check them out at their website at kingofpops.com.
Koozles Candle Co.
These soy wax CANdles will have you rethinking old fashioned lighting! Chelsea takes empty beer cans and shows the world the meaning behind upcycled! She even gives classes on candle making so that you can make the craft your very own! Check her out on Instagram.
A reminder to love others and love them well is the motto for this small business! Their t-shirts are comfortable and come with the reminder to love those and the world around you! Find them at their website lovewellco.com and on Instagram and Facebook.
Maggie’s Chic Designs
Polymer clay earrings, tumblers, and designs, oh my! Maggies Chic Designs will keep you on your toes to rush and collect every little thing from her shelves! Items are handmade and one-of-a-kind so be sure to act fast! Find her on her website at maggieschicdesigns.com and on Instagram and Facebook.
As we travel to places and events, one thing that almost always seems to make it home with us is a brand new t-shirt! Before you know it, they have collected into piles in the dustiest parts of your attic or basement. All these memories, just sitting there…never fear! Material Memories takes those t-shirts and creates cozy quilts that you can use again and again to keep warm from fuzzy memories and a fuzzy blanket! Check out Nancy Abbott of Material Memories at her website and on Instagram and Facebook. (Website designed by E. Lexi Abbott! Order yours TODAY!)
Merrilyn’s INKspiration Café
If you’ve ever seen a homemade card and wonder how it was made, this crafty woman can tell you just how to make it! Not only does she craft beautiful cards for all occasions but she teaches classes on how to make them, too! You can find her on Facebook and Instagram.
Pink Daisy Designs
Pink Daisy Designs is THE place to get custom engraved wood products and other cute wood products! She has cutting boards, door signs, earrings, crafts, and more! Check out this lovely lady on Instagram and Facebook.
Puppy Presents Designs
Now presenting…Puppy Presents Designs! Hand sewn and always made with the idea of keeping prices low, these cute leashes and collars give the perfect spark of color to your canine companion! Check her out on Etsy.
Reimagined Home Décor
Reimagined Home Décor does just that! Reimagining wooden trays, candleholders, and more, Laura Hilly uses her creative imagination to make sure that nothing goes to waste that doesn’t have to! Find her and her crafts on Facebook and Instagram.
This husband and wife team makes barbecue with a purpose! Their rubs not only help you cook like a professional chef in the comfort of your very own kitchen but a portion of proceeds go to FurKids animal shelter! Check them out at their website resquerubs.com as well as Facebook and Instagram.
Free smells and luxurious suds are the benefits of lathering up with Southern Escentuals! Their candles are made of soy wax and contain woodwick candles that add a comforting fireplace crackling sound along with the calming aroma of her beautiful candles! Check out her website and find her on Facebook and Instagram.
Sweet Sassafras Boutique
These lovely ladies run their own boutique. Named after the plant that gave root beer it’s start, this sweet boutique offers cute clothing in all sizes! They are located in Dawsonville, Ga. Find them at their website and on Facebook and Instagram.
Clothing and gifts for busy babes, Top KNOTch is a husband and wife team who run their small shop in Cumming, Ga. Check out their cute clothing and accessories on their website and on Facebook and Instagram.
Michael Gagnon is the genius behind the sauce at Vitae Gourmet! His all natural hot sauce is delicious and can add a lift to your favorite dish or pack a full on punch! It all depends on you and the heat level that you prefer. Check out his glorious concoctions at his website vitaegourmet.com and on Facebook and Instagram.
Wit and Bubbles
To end this list with a bang, please meet Helena! The brains behind the Wit and the maker behind the Bubbles, her business makes gloriously named AND crafted soaps to give your life some lather. Be sure to rinse and repeat to discover every special scent! Find her at her website witandbubbles.com and on Facebook and Instagram.
See You Around The Farm!
Thank you so much for scrolling through, be sure to shop local and support small businesses! Also, be sure to book a venue tour of 3 Oaks Farm to see how you can make your event, or even your wedding, the best that it can be!