Ladies and Gents! I’m happy to report that our first “Designed in the Delta” Blogger event was a success! We had the loveliest ladies attend. They were a true delight to host! Those in attendance were Creative Outpour, Delta Moxie, Dining with Debbie, The Park Wife, and Ramblings of a Little Wife. These talented women traveled far and wide to spend three days in Lake Village designing, dining and discovering the Delta.
Thursday evening began with cocktails at Paul’s newly renovated office on Main Street in Lake Village. After cocktails we headed to the Paul Michael Company’s Holiday Party; an after-hours event held annually in appreciation for our customers. Our guests shopped, nibbled, giggled, and “got to know the locals.” Our night ended at the Lake Chicot State Park around a fire with friends and some exceptionally funny conversation. It is safe to say that this group of ladies was not lacking in class clowns!
Photos above borrowed from Creative Outpour Thanks, Jacqueline!
The next morning our guests wanted to know “where they could find wifi in Lake Village”… and that is how we ended up having breakfast at our local McDonald’s. Kellee, aka Delta Moxie decided to take one for the team and ride in the back. She’s so tiny and precious that it seemed like the logical choice.
After breakfast we drove the ladies to our woodshop in Dermott, AR where Paul’s son, Jake, showed them the lay of the land and how we make our cutting boards.
Each blogger got their own custom engraved cutting board to take home with them. We hope they “serve” as a reminder of their trip to the Delta Below is a picture of the group posing by some of our raw materials. Jacqueline was our girly girl that decided “appropriate footwear” meant pumps! So stinking cute!
We decided to eat lunch at the Amish Store in Dermott. The owner brought out fresh baked bread, fed us lunch, and sent our guests home with goodies.
Pictured above are a few of the homemade treats we noshed on while we waited for our delicious deli sandwiches.
Once we filled our bellies we headed back to the store for a wreath making demonstration led by the super talented, Tanna! Most of these ladies had never worked with deco mesh, I know…crazy, right?!
The Park Wife made sure to get tips from Tanna about adding ribbon to her wreath.
The next leg of our adventure led us deep into the woods for a little campfire dinner. Paul graciously offered to cook dinner for our “hen party” at his camp EVEN THOUGH it was hunting season and the men had to wake up super early the next morning.
Paul and Jake gave the ladies a little lesson about cooking deer steaks over an open flame. While the men tended to the meal we gave lessons on what exactly it meant to dress “Delta Casual” and how to set a table for a dinner party at “the camp”.
We woke up early the next morning to say farewell. The ladies indulged with biscuits-n-gravy and omelets as big as their smiling faces from our favorite cafe, JJ’s. It was such a treat to host these fantastic and talented women in our little corner of the state. Y’all come back now ya hear!
I wonder if everyone would be as brave as these ladies? Would you eat Venison or take a trip to our woodshop in pumps?