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rained out at renegade.

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for years and years i’ve followed Renegade Craft Fair via blogs, websites, etsy, etc.  for years and years i’ve wanted to see it for myself… the plethora of tents and handmade goodies.  i wanted to take photobooth pics with brooklyn buds and meet interesting folks from around the globe.  unfortunately mother nature had a different plan for all of us.  we were rained on, like torrential down pour… we saved a few tents from blowing into oblivion and crossed our fingers that not all the art work displayed would be ruined.  we ran around with friends and hopped over puddles, admired bright colored umbrellas, made faces, drank coffee, got stuck on a going nowhere G train and met a cute-face pup named Sam.  luckily for some, the following day proved to be better weather but for me i was in the midst of something super exciting (more on that to follow).  so now, i must sift through the many biz cards that i was at least able to grab in the mad dash of renegade sweep!

maybe, just maybe i’ll be around for the chicago or or or the LONDON renegade in a few months!

xo, agnes


step aside shel silverstein…

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In the city that never sleeps you’re bound to see some interesting stuff. “Interesting” in this city refuses the confines of any one definition. Instead it embodies all that is wonderful, odd, confusing, entrancing and downright strange.

Here’s a poem to commemorate such experiences!

Two weeks in New York
on foot and by train,
perusing huge craft fairs,
and dodging the rain.
We bought all black clothes,
and attempted to cater,
until we were fired,
“you’re through, cater waiter!”
Saw a free show,
while in Prospect Park,
and saw a nude guy,
walking home in the dark.
Tried out some deals,
sought thrift and antiques,
we modeled for print ads,
as computer geeks!
Took in some art,
heard jazz and played pool,
tried beers from our globe,
and think Park Slope’s cool.
There’s much more to go,
for Aggie and Leo,
next week could be Rome,
London, Paris or Rio!!

leonard, out.

Twinkle Twinkle.

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Most recently we’ve been on the fence about traveling to Europe- sure there are friends and family to visit but everything is also twice as expensive to do and see.  A friend that lives in London mentioned how the economy is in the toilets right now and my mom sends a news article yesterday about the current and deadly e. coli outbreak.  So, do we go or do we choose a new adventure?  The original plan was to head overseas June 20- if that’s still a go, we’ve got a ton of planning to do!

This image (idea sparked by this gal) may be my answer.

I’m now sorta hooked on night images of everything (even though leonard thinks the shiny glimmers are where the e. coli outbreaks are).

Thoughts and feedback please.

tag…er..garage…er..rummage sale?

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Agnes and I have crap we don’t want anymore. Combined with my mom in CT we have a pile of crap nobody wants anymore.  How does one gainfully get rid of unwanted crap in New England?  Have a tag sale, duh!

Even before we landed in Shelton we were plotting.  How could continue to avoid the corporate 9-5 lifestyle but make some quick cash to add to our travel fund, like some serious benjamins to keep the adventures coming?

So without further adieu, mostly uh…don’t, here’s Leonard and Agnes’ How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying (tag sale edition)…in 5 painstakingly, well thought out steps.

1)  Separate the crap that you can get rid of from the crap your Aunt Thelma gave you every birthday that she’ll notice missing and take offense to.

2) Make some kick-ass signs with letters big enough to read when you’re in the dense fog of the back woods of Connecticut.

3) Dig out a thousand baseball cards, a couple original gameboys, records and garbage pail kids only to find out they’re worth nothing in today’s market.

4)  Check the weather 100 times in the days prior to the event, seeing forecasts of rain, but choosing to forge ahead.

5) Bake 4 dozen cupcakes and expect well wishers to donate money to your travels in exchange for the generic brand and a sticker with your blog on it ($6 total in donations paid for 50% of the cupcake mix and frosting!)

If you follow these easy steps you too can enjoy 8 hours in 55 degree weather, awkward looks from passers by, a man telling you how much he hates London, a pity buy from your next door neighbor, catching up with some colorful characters, lots of coffee, and an overall great time!

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