fit and happy Health mental health 7:25 AMKathryn Curling
Last weekend was Fleastyle! It was chaotic and busy! Soooooo many people! It was such a blast though! It rained most of the day during setup and even on the day of the market but it still went as easy as it could. I finally have a good process down for loading in. EVERYTHING in my booth fits in the back of my hatchback coupe!
I met lots of lovely new people and saw lots of old friends again. One of my favorite parts about these markets is getting to see all of the lovely vendors that I've had the pleasure of selling along side of in the past. I can now say I have friends all over Texas because of markets like these.
The location and set up was amazing at Fair Park. The ladies behind Fleastyle really outdid themselves this time. Shout out to my friend Jenn coming by and letting me get lunch and use the bathroom... otherwise I would've never been able to get out of my booth for even a minute!
Until next time......
Let's get personal again.
This is an open letter to everyone to encourage you to try to push aside your preconceived judgements. Don't just me based on only my appearance. Do not judge anyone solely on that. Give everyone a chance. That guy you've been brushing off because he doesn't look trendy enough... take him up on coffee. The quiet girl working alone... she's probably nice..maybe its just resting bitch face... The girl who isn't skinny enough or blonde enough that would give you the world... give her a chance. The best of us are quick to judge, it doesn't mean we are shallow or bad people. It does mean that we can make a decision to not let it effect our decisions.
home home decor office 8:43 AMKathryn Curling
The last time that I really put much thought into creating a work space, it was with my old brick and mortar location in mind. Now, I'm working with my house and aiming for both a design / art studio. Luckily I have an actual designated office space. One of the perks of older homes that I like are the quirky layouts. My office is a long room the runs almost the whole length of the backside of the house. It's like an over sized hallway that connects 3 parts of the house. One entry leads into the back yard / laundry room, one leads to the master bedroom and the last leads to another hallway where the other bedrooms are and another entry to the living room is. The office space is very convenient and has built ins and two closets! It was definitely a selling point for me with the house.
Currently my home office (below) holds two desks (one computer and one art desk). It's also holding a portion of my shop inventory! The weather is finally nice enough to paint so my wheels are turning with inspiration. It's time to have a garage sale and simplify! I'm really loving the green, pink and gold. It's very Wes Anderson to me. I may do something similar with my built in book shelves. I love the idea of room length desks, but I don't know if that's possible in my space. Excuse the clutter haha!
I can't wait to turn this space into some gorgeous! Thanks for looking!
This weekend is FLEASTYLE, one of my favorite markets that I pop up shop at. I have to admit, I'm a bit scared this time. Not because I'm nervous about my booth or anything... but because I'm worried I'll come home broke after buying all the amazing things from the other vendors. I'll be honest, some of the markets I've participated in haven't exactly had the crowd / vendors I was hoping for. I sell vintage clothing, not shabby chic furniture or bedazzled things. Not hating on that, but those are two different demographics. NOT THIS MARKET! Fleastyle has a carefully curated selection of the most unique and stylish vendors. They have vendors that you only thought existed on Pinterest or Anthropologie blogs. I decided to share a few of my favorites that I saw last year as well as new ones that I've been crushing on via Instagram.
Do you ever have those friends or people you knew from back in the day that you just genuinely care for and hope their lives turn out wonderful? Meet my friends Mat & Jenni. These two are just that for me. Mat and I ran around in the same circles in high school and he was always kind of a brotherly friend. So when I saw that he had proposed to this beautiful soul I was so ecstatic I teared up. Getting to know her has been a real honor and I'm so happy to be their friends. This past weekend we got together and did an engagement shoot for them. Afterwards we explored downtown Mckinney and ate at this fantastic Irish pub. It was so much fun! Now I can't wait for their wedding!