Summer Essentials

Happy Summer! OK, it might now be officially summer if you are being all technical and track the solstice or whatever, but the kids are off from school and the weather has reached those summer time temps. Its time to grab those white jeans and sandals and enjoy this time of year that we don’t have to bundle up for here in Minnesota.

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May’s Thrift Store Challenge

Today I’m part of a thrift store challenge. I did this once before and it was fun so I joined up with some amazing blogger friends of mine again. I am not a thrifter given this is only the second time, but I am a shopper and going with no idea of what I would find was somewhat worrying and somewhat exciting.

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My shop: Vintage-inspired Framed Quotes

These are my vintage-inspired quotes that are hand aged and mounted on hand-distressed stained frames. They are inspired by two things: my love of vintage and my love of signs.

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It’s Time To Shop!

We all know, after that big meal is consumed and some retire to watch football for the rest of the weekend, many of us face the inevitable push of holiday shopping and deals. Take a look at my gift guides to give you ideas on what to buy for your holiday gift needs. Happy shopping!

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Shop Small: My Favorite Small Shops

So now that Halloween is behind me I find myself getting geared up for the holidays and gift giving - ok, shopping. I can’t believe it’s November already and Thanksgiving is only a few weeks away. Of course, Thanksgiving brings Black Friday and Small Business Saturday. And if you know me well or just a little, you know that one of my favorite things to do during the holidays (besides decorating!) is shop!

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Candles to Fall for

I have a confession. I love candles. I may even overbuy candles. Or hoard them. I thought I would highlight some of my favorite brands and scents for you in case you need to get any candles for the upcoming fall and winter season. I also think candles make great gifts, so think of that as the season unfolds.

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