Last week I had the opportunity to go to Miss Mustard Seed Milk Paint retailer training in Ellicott City, MD. Maine to Maryland’s about a 10 hour drive, and one I really like.

So, off I go. Why drive? Because I really do I love a good road trip.

I listen on my bluetooth phone to rock and roll or trash novels, think Danielle Steel here folks. Or I just think and plan. A long road trip has given me some of my best life ideas. Finally, I find things to see and do.

My first stop, oh yes, I stop a lot, was LL Bean. Didn’t get very far for the first leg. I am so an LL Bean Signature girl this winter. If I could, I would buy the entire line. Stop number two was Sturbridge Mass, to look at candles for the store.

The class, was beyond expectation.

I was in the darling town of Ellicott City, MD. Our hosts were so nice, and their store is just wonderful. Found some great soaps and a fab belt made of webbing.

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Second, Jennylyn Pringle (below) and Abbe Doll (above) are a teaching dynamic duo. And as if we need more, Marion Parsons, AKA MIss Mustard Seed, was there also. What a great lady.

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We learned a lot about Milk Paint and had a great time in a cute historic city to boot. My idea of a perfect road trip.

For more information check out our new page on mixing milk paint. We have more tips coming soon.

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On the way home, I dawdled around new Jersey. Actually, I left the hotel at 4AM to go to an indoor flea market in New Jersey. But on the way I stopped at Washington Crossing with coffee in hand this detour up the Delaware river was a great way to spend a fall day.

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