12:47 PMKathryn Curling
*lots and lots of camping, bike riding, and fishing.
*a trip to New Orleans and hopefully tons of other places
*beach trip. (Conrad has been talking about the beach nonstop. He's never been and is so excited to collect seashells and rocks for his MASSIVE COLLECTION.)
*over indulging in flea market season!
*water balloons, water guns, sprinklers, slip n slides... yeah, all of it. =)
Conrad is out of school and I am absolutely itching to go explore and enjoy life and I am also extremely anxious about finding as much for us to do as possible. My kiddo has a TON of energy and is a hardcore nature enthusiast, me not as much on both levels. (I'm working on this lol) So I'm trying to brainstorm lots of fun activities for him to do outside this summer. (Expect more on that later!)
I've made a personal goal to let go and enjoy everything and spend less time worrying about deadlines and due dates, especially now that school is out for both of us. While it is EXTREMELY hot in Texas in the summer, I'm prepared to tough it up and stay outdoors as much as possible. We'll see how my pasty skin likes that lol.
A few weeks ago this lovely lady over at Mandarine's bought a pair of sandals from my shop. She graciously featured them on her blog. (Me, dancing like crazy) She is from France so I'm a bit jealous that an item from my shop got to adventure to France but I never have haha. Thanks Melody for the love! They look great on you! Also, her blog is adorable!
On a shop note these are a few of my favorite items in the shop right now =)
1. Vintage Black & White Dots Blouse Size M/L
2. Vintage Red & White "Spectator" Wedges Size 7
3. Vintage Floral & Dots Blouse Size L
4. Vintage "Watercolors" Dress Size 14
5. Vintage Colorful Sandals size 6/7
6. Vintage Town & Country Oxfords Size 10
Lovely blog readers get a special 25% discount on everything in the shop with code imagypsyblog7 now through August 1st.
Tata for now. I've got some great stuff to get done for the rest of this week.. not to mention a garage sell to get ready for. haha.
There's only one word to describe this past week... FRENZY! Haha we were in a baby shower planning, crafting, DIYing frenzy! It was so much fun. With that being said, I'm glad it's over. It turned out better than I could've hoped. Mad props to the ladies who were all apart of making it happen. The venue, Blue Mesquite Grill, was inside a historic building downtown. From the tiled ceilings, original windows, to the old wooden floors, the place couldn't have been more perfect.
The shower theme was "shabby chic" around the decor of baby Lydia's nursery. We spent about a month 1/2 snatching up every old floral or lace thing we could find to use for the shower, which of course was my favorite part. I'll post more later about some of the DIY's we used for the shower. Along with the KILLER punch that Kaycie made. Yuuum.
Time for some R&R
On a last minute whim last night I was invited to go see She & Him! WHAT! Thanks best friend Jenn! I drove an hour and half through a crazy thunderstorm and got my hair and dress soaking wet, but it was so worth it! It was a small dream come true. It was a great show and I thoroughly enjoyed Zooey D's heavy sarcasm. My camera didn't do a half bad job considering we were up in one of the boxes really far away. And of course, she looked great as always... and hey Matt, you don't look to bad yourself. ;) haha. Anyways happy sunday all! I'm off to work at my "real job" boo!
One of my favorite parts of the year and especially summer, is going to the country fair. It's become a tradition to go and take a picture with the giant cow they have there. There's something classic and kind of crazy about the fair. They've been around for such a long time, it almost takes you back. From the intriguing carnies to the eccentric food it's like being a kid again.
This year we watched a bear show as well as a pig race! I don't remember when the last time I laughed that hard was. We drank dry ice drink (what?? is that safe?!) and enjoyed the pretty lights. Conrad got his fill of rides and we enjoyed laughing at him. Not to mention, the Texas heat wasn't too bad so we weren't miserable.
what do you look forward to do in the summer?
Last week I came across this cute little bag. Turns out its an old Polaroid instax case. There was not a camera inside but there was someones old photos and the manual for the camera! Its such a treat to come across something so personal and special at a thrift store/ flea market. I almost wish I could find the person they belonged to and return them. When I was a kid my mother bought me an antique vanity that I still have til this day. I used to pretend that I would find hidden compartments in the drawers that had secret letters or keys. So I live for moments like these. The bag will probably end up in the shop eventually, but I'll definitely hang onto the photos.
Well I'm off to get the house tidy and finish up some work for a client. We have special plans tonight that I am soooo excited for... so I need to get everything finished early.
inspiration loves photography 8:45 AMKathryn Curling
I do a lot more researching and inspiration hunting than I used to in terms of photography... so when I came across this shoot by Audra Wrisley Photography + Design on Glamour & Grace I almost cried it was so beautiful. Check out the full shoot. It's gorgeous. I am already looking for when the next hot air balloon even is to take pictures of my family. lol
A peak into the shop.
Since opening the shop "quietly" I had my first sell from someone that I did not know. *happy dance* I haven't been very vocal about the opening because not all of my products (dresses, skirts, blouses) are in the shop yet because of the upcoming photo shoot. So the shop has been open but not really... if that makes sense.
Anyways, the first real sell was my opportunity to get my packaging together along with my business card, and thank you card. I wanted to stick to a handmade feel and cardboard color with everything. I used kraft paper to wrap the item and tied it off with twine. (is anyone else as obsessed with cardboard as me?!?!) I included a handmade business card and a hand made thank you card with a few freebies inside. I wanted to make ordering from my shop a special and pretty experience. I wanted the customer to remember my business and maybe even order from me again just to simply see what else might come in the package. =)
6:59 AMKathryn Curling
Last week has been quite eventful around here. My boyfriends brother was in from out of town staying with us for a few days so we did a lot of cooking (1) (10) including my famous cheesecake!
We spent Monday swimming and eating at my parents house for memorial day... needless to say my pasty self got sunburned. (2)(5).
We also painted horseshoes and played. (9)
I also had my first paid photo shoot (3) as you may have heard as well as made my first sell on Etsy to a non friend/family/person I know(4)!!
Mom and I had a good time adventuring to a new town hitting up thrift stores. I found a great travel bag with an adorable map design. (12)
I also got my new dress form (11) in the mail and put together so I can start listing dresses/blouses and skirts in the shop.
I picked up a beautiful new dress (7) that WONT be going in the shop lol. I had to keep it.
Our kittens are huge and fully mobile now. If anyone would like a free kitten lol...... (6)
And we ended the week with some ice cream and games... operation and candy land anyone?(8)