It's Friday, and that means the end of the work week. Well, it does for most people. My weekend, however, is full of exciting networking and market research. :) I've been fortunate enough to make some wonderful friends over that the Bridal Sweet in Newton, IA. They invited me to come along and join them on a buying trip to Chicago to the National Bridal Market. I'm very excited as this is an invitation only kind of merchandise mart. I can't wait to see what is trending for next season and to be able to talk to up and coming designers as well as established design houses. I will be back next week with stories about the weekend and maybe even some inspiration on some new designs of my own! Have a wonderful weekend everyone!