If you’re in Scottsdale this weekend, visit the Junk in the Trunk Vintage Market – it’s a fabulous traveling market – filled with over 170 vendors selling handmade or vintage finds. They have booths upon booths of creativity just oozing out of this place! My business partner at SEE IT SIDEWAYS and I have a passion for supporting small businesses with big dreams and incredible talent. There was no shortage of them here. Check out some of our pics.
Just as we were about to leave, I ran into one of my FAVORITE colleague’s from Starwood Hotels AND my brother’s childhood friend Ike Davis whom I haven’t seen in over 10 years. I love when the universe works like that.
If the large “Best Day Banner” wasn’t $250, I would totally buy it. My husband would kill me, but how cool would that be for an outdoor birthday party, bring-home-baby banner, or just because.
I’m actually debating on purchasing this $55 Adventure Felt Banner for Nolan’s baby nursery. I’ll sit on it a while and see if it ends up in my shopping cart. I’m trying to not be so impulsive. But, dang, it’s cute!
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Since we took Kelsey out of pre-school for 5 days for our vacation, I was worried that she would digress. I know, I know. It’s a mom thing. You take them out of school for a few days and then suddenly, on day 3 you start freaking out over all of the learning she is missing out on.
Lucky for me, my aunt came to visit us on the 5th day of vacation and brought me relief in the form of a kids craft project. We painted rocks into lady bugs, monsters, a moose (her choice) and even one with her initials. It was messy. Fun. Creative. And the perfect blend of hands on learning to put this anxiety driven mom at ease.
My girlfriend, Britany, bought me this charming book for my birthday. It’s a great read for those fabulous designers, bloggers, a DIY-ers that you have in your life. Design Sponge at Home is a book written by blogger extraordinaire, Grace Bonney. A blogger turned book author? I swoon.
Grace Bonney is the founder of Design*Sponge, the most popular single-site design blog to-date. Thank you to my interior-designing friend, Britany Simon for introducing me to a wonderful decor book. There are so many clever DIY projects that I must try.
We ventured to our family cabin this weekend with six of our friends and their adorable kiddos. I made welcome baskets for our friends’ bedrooms and included an invitation for a surprise engagement toast for Dan and Hillary. Here’s a look at the baskets and all the goodies that went in them.
The Barker’s gift basket (click to enlarge). Each basket was filled with snacks, kid toys, an invitation to the toast and a monogram letter to represent our guests’ last name.
The invitations made with digital scrapbook paper. The girls’ name goes first. Of course.
Hershey chocolate bars wrapped in paper and lace to be later devoured in a fireside s’mores roast. Click to enlarge.
Letters spray painted in gold and tons of satin ribbon and lace.
Lunch sacks for the kiddos filled with stickers, snacks and bubbles.
Remember reading about my love for mason jars (here)? I purchased mason jars and filled them with caramel popcorn. Yum.
I love the look of a mason jar. That’s not a joke. I really do. And to think, there are so many ways to repurpose these cute jars. Here’s a few ideas that I adore. You can click on the links to find the original image source and some more info.
Mason Jar Light Fixture
Mason Jar Soap Dispenser Soap Dispenser
Mason Jar Picture Frame (filled with olive oil)
Mason Jar Organizer
Mason Jar Desserts
How-to-make Aqua Mason Jar Glass
Mason Jar Chandelier
Mason Jar Floating Centerpieces
Pottery Barn Mason Dispenser
Mason Jar Screen Prints
I told you. I love me some mason jars. Maybe it’s because my great-grandma had these all over her home at the farm as a way to can her green beans and vegetables from the garden. Or, as storage jars for cotton balls, pens, you name it. I remember being fascinated with these jars then. And, obviously, I still am.