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A Weekend of All the Things in Kiawah

Kiawah during the summer is fantastic because hello, it's the beach.
But Kiawah in the fall? There's something to be said about that. It's 100x less crowded, you don't get miserably hot biking around the island, and it's so cozy down there. I didn't get to go down there much this fall but I definitely packed as much into my three day weekend down there this past weekend.
First up: the LAST long run of my Kiawah Half training!

I still have a couple more decent length runs mixed in over the next three weeks but the next time I hit double digit mileage will be on race day. It was nice to run a few of the miles on the actual race course, too.

Then it was off to The Sandcastle to prep for the Kiawah Art & Artisans Show. This has been something that I've wanted to participate in for awhile and once things finally calmed down {the move back to Columbia, the wedding planning, the house buying, the actual wedding, etc} I was able to get my act together to participate.

What was I showcasing and selling?
Fun drink coasters with different scenes from around Kiawah. This project actually started last summer when I moved back to Columbia and until this weekend, the coasters have all been gifts to people. Stock the Bar shower gifts, housewarming gifts, hostess thank you gifts, etc.

The show went really well and a lot better than I was expecting! Where does it go from here? I have no idea yet. Stay tuned!
Saturday night, some of our good friends down on Kiawah hosted a wedding shower for my brother Benjamin and his fiancé Jen. I promise that I took pictures but because I'm a good sister, they'll probably stay off the blog ;)
Fun fact: their wedding shower was exactly one weekend after Patrick and I had our Kiawah wedding shower. Who would have ever guessed that both my brother and I would be married within 6 months of one another?
Sunday was spent recovering from the party, brunching, and biking around the island.

It was a gorgeous, cold day but this is as close to the beach as we got. Most of the boardwalks look a little something like this:

Thanks, Hurricane Matthew.

At least all of the roads and trails were still good for biking.

It was a great weekend down on Kiawah. The next time I'll be down there, it'll be time to run the half marathon... 18 days to go!


  1. Oh I'm really excited about your new creative venture!! The coasters look so cute and I can't wait to learn more :)

  2. YAY! Those coasters look amazing and I'm glad you had a fun weekend getaway. Jess at Just Jess

  3. You go girl!! The coasters look great! Glad you had a wonderful weekend in Kiawah!

  4. I love that you are selling your pictures of Kiawah as coasters, such a fun idea! You always have such gorgeous pictures of there too!! So pretty! <3, Pamela Sequins & Sea Breezes

  5. How fun! I used to work at the Sandcastle, and with Amy!! Glad the show was a success for you!!

  6. YAY for a great weekend! I love your coasters! What a precious way to showcase your work. Each post you post, I want so badly to go visit this precious little place.

  7. Ohhhh the coaster business sounds so neat! Congrats!!! And Kiawah seriously seems like the best - a coworker vacationed there this summer and when he mentioned it, I instantly thought of you!


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