Pop-up Sip and Shop

Stop by our in house Pop-up shop where you can find handcrafted wares along with vintage clothing and accessories. Featuring goods and wares from A King in Love, A Sensible Habit, Steadfast Vintage, Tulipcake and more!

You will find stamps, stationery, artwork, holiday and party supplies, vintage clothing, shoes, bags, jewelry, and hand knit goods for men and women.

There will be something for everyone! So grab something for yourself, or get a head start on your christmas shopping!
Cocktails and nibbles will be available to enjoy while you shop!  We hope to see you there!  You can RSVP for the event on Facebook as well!

Cinco De Mayo

Cinco de Mayo is upon us!

I’m not exactly sure what I’ll be doing yet.  Although I may run in a 5k in the morning to work off some of the cheese dip that I’m sure I’ll have later in the day!

Anyway here are a few things to get you in a fiesta mood.

Over at Oh Happy Day! there is a great tutorial on Geometric Fiesta Garland.

Arepas filled with Carnitas and Guasacaca from Spoon Fork Bacon.

Cinco De Mayo themed photo booth from Style Me Pretty.  This guys face cracks me up.

What are your plans for Cinco De Mayo?

Green Glass Jar

A few weeks ago I went thrifting and came back with a few items, and one “project”.  I think almost everytime I go thrifting I come away with a new project.  Sometimes they get done and sometimes not, but I wanted to try to go ahead and make this one happen.  It started with this glass jar.

It’s hard to tell in the picture, but the top part was damaged and looked dirty even after cleaning it.  So I used gold spray paint to cover the top part.

So after a coat of spray paint this is what I ended up with.  The next step is finding the perfect spot for it in the house.

And this is who was waiting for me while I was spray painting outside.



Wedding Guest Books

So when I got married last year I wanted to come up with a guest sign in that wasn’t a book that I would never look at again.  So I started looking online, and came up with a few ideas of things I might like.  You can see some of the ideas that I posted on pinterest here.

One idea from Martha Stewart was to have guests sign plates that you could later hang in your home.

I decided to buy some nice plates at Home Goods to have guests sign at the rehearsal dinner.  In the background of this photo you can see how my plates turned out.  I still need to buy some more plates to fill in, but you get the idea.

For the actual wedding I had settled on a wedding poster.  After looking all over the internet for inspiration I asked my MOH Brandy to make the poster for me.  Since my new last name was going to be King I wanted to incorporate a crown into the poster design.

Here is the finished poster hanging in my home.

I’m not sure that this will be it’s permanent spot in the house, but I like it for now. If you’d like to order your own poster from Brandy, you can at her etsy shop.  You can also find a few gems from my days as a model when Brandy &  I were also business partners. Yeah LEGAL business partners, we had to do taxes together and everything, which we found out the hard way was a huge pain. We had a lot of fun though, and we still get together from time to time to make things together.

Also fun while reminiscing about Fabricate’s hey day, check out this post on design sponge back in 2006!  Yeah that’s right, she says to check out our myspace page.

My relatively new camera

This past Christmas I got a brand new camera, a Canon EOS Rebel t3.

It’s a  great camera and I’ve been taking a lot more pictures than normal.  Then one day I decided that my computer was running slow and decided to delete things with abandon off my computer, and then somehow ended up deleting a lot of photos on my computer!  Ooops, so that’s why you should back everything up.

So here are a few of the photos that I managed to not delete.

I will admit most of my pics are of my sweet miniature dachshund Lucy.


I mean she’s pretty adorable right?

Better Together jar that I made for Mike and Allison’s shower.

and the jar filled with notes….

Nautical note cards for labeling food at the shower for Mike & Allison.

My morning cup of coffee.


This could go on and on, more photos to come!

(hopefully much better ones)