Over the weekend, I worked an event for my internship: The Indiana Artisan Marketplace. It was a big expo of artists + artisans from all over the state, selling their goods. I am so grateful to live in a state that recognizes and promotes the importance of the arts! The days were long, but there were some amazing treasures to be found. I have a coffee mug addiction…I have something like 30 mugs all boxed up in storage, 50 cent finds from Goodwill. But there is this one coffee mug that I bought last spring break in a tiny artist colony in southern Arizona, and it’s the only mug I consistently use. It’s beautiful, handmade and I love holding someone’s handiwork every time I take a sip. I realized that even though I had so many mugs in storage, I wanted more beautiful handmade pieces, like my one from Arizona. So at the Marketplace, as I window shopped on Friday and discovered so many incredible potters selling their beautiful mugs, I decided all 30 of my cheap Goodwill mugs needed to go and they needed to be replaced by just a few amazingly cool handmade versions. So before the Marketplace closed, I invested in a few amazing mugs. I can’t wait until we have a home of our own and these can be used for when friends come over for coffee or tea. I picture Matt and I sitting in a sunny kitchen, sipping coffee on Saturday mornings. I just love it. As I was purchasing one, a woman said to me, “you know, it’s so cool because coffee is something people have every day. so every day, to hold a work of art in your hands, it turns regular coffee drinking into something magical.” Isn’t that such a nice thought? I thought so.