Wednesday, November 16, 2016

7th annual Handmade for the Holidays Urban Craft Fair!!!

Please join us this Saturday for the 7th annual 
Handmade for the Holidays Urban 
Craft Fair at Becket's restaurant,
City Center Court from 10-3 
THIS Saturday!

We have almost 40 vendors, 
photo's with Santa from 10-12
with photographer Being Christine 
& of course the show is just
down the hall from Becket's
so grab a drink while you shop!

The first 50 adult shoppers will
receive a goody bag filled with swag from
our vendors & local businesses.

See you Saturday!!! xo! 

Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Get out & vote!!!

Get out &
vote today if you haven't already!!! 

I apologize for the silence on the blog but 
life has been busy, crazy & wonderful 
all at the same time. 

We are gearing up for the start of our holiday season!
I will be posting show dates soon!

GET OUT & VOTE!!!! :) 


Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Back to school plaid & floral rosie headbands!

It's hard to believe that it
is THAT time of year again!
I am trying to hang on to summer but with
the start of football, high school sports &
school registration I have to give in... sigh!

I do love Fall & cooler temps, don't get me 
wrong! Fall is a lovely season but I am just 
not ready! I did however 
recently find some amazing
vintage plaids & floral fabrics
that are now adorable
 rosie headbands!
 Perfect for back to school & Fall! 

I will be at the Appleton Downtown
Farmer's market this Saturday from 8-12:30.

Happy Wednesday friends! :)

Monday, August 1, 2016

Our wedding anniversary & heavy hearts!

We celebrated our second wedding
anniversary this past week on the 
27th. Our wedding was nothing
short of amazing, surrounded by
our closest family & friends! 

My friend & our very talented wedding photographer 
put together a little video of the day.

   While we are so thankful to be so in love
& celebrate another anniversary,
our hearts are heavy as just a few days
before we got the news that 
my cousins daughter had 
passed away from a rare cancer, 

I think we all had high hopes of her
recovering. Sofia was just 12
years old & the sweetest soul.

I shared the photo above because my
family is small & she is actually in the
photo with my family on the right. 

Our thoughts & prayers are with my cousin 
& her family this week as we attend the funeral. 

If you can please send extra prayers to Jenny
& Antonio. I know they as well as their other 
two children are going to need it to get through
this difficult time.

Don't take life for granted, live life to the fullest,
love as much as you can & let go of hate! 
Life is just too short for all that!

xo, Michelle 

Friday, July 22, 2016

7th annual Handmade for the Holidays Urban Craft Fair!

It's time to apply for the
7th annual Handmade for the Holidays 
Urban Craft fair!

If you would like to be added to our
mailing list please email me at

I am working on a new website &
will have the application info. up there soon
but for now it is updated on our
facebook page....

Happy Friday Friends! 

Tuesday, July 19, 2016


Our summer is flying by with
trips to the beach, summer basketball 
camps, drive in movies, 
vending at the famer's market &
evenings spent relaxing in our back yard 
with a fire while our kids jump on 
the trampoline! 

I have been working here & there as well.. ;)
 busy restocking shops.
I just sent new goodies to The Waxwing
in Milwaukee & Wholly Craft in 
Columbus OH, next up is 
I like you in Minneapolis &
Homespun Modern handmade in

I am slowly incorporating fall colors
into my summer inventory &
pretty vintage fabrics! I am pretty
much in love with all of the fabric options
that are available in Rosie headbands, hair bows &
my new Flapper girl headbands! 

I am currently in full planning mode
for my holiday show.
Handmade for the Holidays urban
craft fair at Beckets in downtown Oshkosh. This year 
is our 7th year & our line up is
already amazing!
I will have application info. up soon but for
now visit our facebook page for more info....

Even though I am thinking ahead 
a little (which is part of my job), I plan to
fully enjoy what is left of our summer! :)
You can find me at the farmers market
 in downtown Appleton
every Saturday from 8-12:30 on
Oneida st. 

See you soon! xo! 
Happy Summer!!!! 

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Farmer's market season!!!

This Saturday is the kick off
 to the Downtown 
Appleton Farm market! 
We are sooo excited! I have been a vendor 
at this wonderful market for almost 9 years!
You will find us on Oneida st. just off of 
College ave from 8-12:30. 

We are very excited that our booth will 
not only have dainty daisies accessories
but also Thrifty Fox recycled beer bottle
candles! Yay! 

My friend Ashley moved to Portland, Or.
awhile back & had posted this pic.
of her wearing her flapper girl headband with
her adorable son Scout! 
I had to share! I love seeing my handmade
products out in the wild! ;)

I will have a bunch
of new flapper girl headbands
at the market with me this Saturday!

See you there! xo! 

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Words to live by...

I am often inspired by quotes!

I will just leave these here for a while &
hopefully they will inspire you.....

Excuse me while I 
go be awesome!!! ;)


Tuesday, May 31, 2016

New website in the works!

I am so soooo excited! 
I have been working on my new website! 
I have a bit of work to do but here is a sneak peek! 

I can't wait to launch it.. hopefully by
this weekend if all goes well. 

I am really in love with the
simple new look annnnd
you will be able 
to shop right from my
website! Yay!

I will let you all know
when it's up & running!
until then ... 

Enjoy! xo! 

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

New Spring snap scarves!

I have a little down time
until the farmer's market starts 
soooo I decided to
list a few of my spring snap scarves 
in my etsy shop! :)

I have 5 new prints & 6 available total!
I will galdly combine shipping & 
if you live in Oshkosh we can 
arrange a pick up or meet to save
on shipping. 

Head on over & take a peek..
or click on the link in
the side bar! 

Enjoy! xo! 

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

New Spring flapper girl headbandsin my etsy shop!

I just listed 8 new Spring vintage
inspired flapper girl headbands
in my etsy shop!

I will be restocking brick & mortar shops
with new styles as well!

We are getting sooo excited for 
farmer's market season!

Be sure to save the date!!! 
Opening market date is Saturday
June 18th from 8-12:30 for the 
Downtown Appleton Farmer's market!

Flapper girl headbands are 
hand sewn, made from up cycled
t-shirts that I have washed & dried!

They are adorable on everyone.. long
or short hair! :)

If you can't wait til the market starts
head on over to my etsy shop & snag one
(link on the side bar) or stop at the
 many wonderful handmade
boutiques that carry my wares!

Happy Tuesday friends! xo!

p.s. I will be listing new snap scarves soon as well!

Monday, May 9, 2016

Hello May & Mother's day weekend!

We had a wonderful Mother's day weekend!
My in laws came & spent most of the day with us.
The boys played on the trampoline, 
& we ate lunch out doors on our
new DIY table! 

I was showered with flowers,
 hand written notes
cards, instagram posts from my son...
I feel very loved!  

They look beautiful on 
our dining room table! :)

DIY table...

Bill & I made this table
the other day. We used an old door
 that my friends neighbor was
throwing out (it was original to his
house & over 100 years old)

It's solid wood (very heavy) & I love it!! 
We kept the original
paint & just sealed it. 

We attached it to (believe it or not)
an old table base that we
found in the basement of our house!

The cost of the  table = FREE, even the screws (also from a 
huge tool box in our basement). 

Our chairs all second hand, vintage. 
The padded 70s one are my 
favorites. We bought them
at an estate sale last summer for $1
each & they have the original
owners name written on them. 

The family was sooo happy that we
were buying them & would actually use them as
they were their grandparents/parents
favorite chairs. 
They are super comfy too! 

I hope you all had a great weekend!
I am spending the rest of May 
gearing up for the farmers market 
in downtown Appleton
next Month. 

Hello May!!!

Friday, May 6, 2016

Happy Friday... life lately!

Life as of lately....

I found this cute guy at the
thrift store for $2. He is getting a make over
& flowers for our garden. 

Another sweet thrifted find that I painted
& planted some pretty pink petunias in. 
I have been itching to garden
with the lovely weather we
are currently enjoying. 
I know.. baby steps. We do
live in Wisconsin. ;)

Lizzie is doing well & adjusting to our home
quite nicely!Her new favorite spot
is in our bay window. She 
can be found there in her bed most days!

The teller at my bank gave me this flower
today & said "Happy Mother's day Michelle, 
Have a great weekend!" I told her that really made my day
& I drove off crying! 
It's the littlest things that can make a difference in
someones day! I have to deal with some
unpleasant things in my life as we all do
but some days are challenging &
this is exactly what I needed today!

Happy Mother's day weekend 
to all the Mama's out there &
to everyone have a great weekend! 

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Welcome Lizzie Bennet!

We have been a bit busy over here
snuggling with this sweet girl &
making her feel welcome
in our home! 

We recently adopted (well fostering
for a few weeks until we make it official) a 
7 year old Siamese mix kitty
named Lizzie Bennet!

We are absolutely smitten with her!

She is particularly fond of Bill! 
I think he spoils her just a bit & she is up
to greet him every morning when he gets
ready for work!

The weather was beautiful the other 
day so we had the windows open
 & she loves sitting in the windows!

She was helping me shop for a cat condo but
we have yet to commit to one. ;)

They all seem to be getting along just fine..
Dexter still is a little unsure but 
he is also my baby & gets a little
jealous! All was well with 
our little pet family the other night. Lizzie
in the window, Bugsy on the dog bed &
Dexter in the chair! 

This picture makes my heart melt.
Bugsy & Lizzie were 
snuggling last night. She was all
stretched out at one point on him. 

I bought her the new yellow
collar with the flower on it! 
I love that I can get her girly kitty things 
& I am not a bling person (which is all that seems to
be out there for kitties) so
this was perfect! The collar
is from Target for $3.99.

Happy Wednesday friends! xo! 

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Thrifty succulents!

I found the cutest faux succulents at
the most unexpected place...
the family dollar store! 

They were a $1 each!
I did remove them from their not
so cute containers however &
planted them in 
the cutest vintage planter that
I picked up for $1 as well. 

I decided to plant them in dirt. 
in hopes to make them look real.
 I am in love with the 
look of succulents but 
I have never been 
able to keep them alive! 
This was a great inexpensive alternative
to real plants. 

Now to find something for
 the deer planter. Maybe a cute herb
of some sort?

I am really, really happy with the
look of this little corner
of our breezeway! 


Tuesday, April 12, 2016

We're thinkin' Spring!

I am trying really hard to channel Spring
with new accessories!
New Spring flapper girl headbands 
are here with soft jersey knits in 
florals, stripes & polk a dots! 

I have been really lucky lately &
found some new to me 
vintage fabric! I love this new 
batch of hair bows/ bow ties!

I am also a little obsessed with turban 
headbands! They fit the look
of my vintage inspired accessories &
 are so comfy!

They are all made from recycled 
materials like my flapper girl headbands.

I really love the this batch
of Spring fabric button earrings!

I have restocked most of
the shops that carry my wares with 
Spring goodies &
I will be selling at 
The Artery in downtown Appleton 
April 30th from 9-2 (SAVE THE DATE)!
More info. soon!

P.S. Thank you to everyone
who came out & supported us at
The Spring Crafty fair this past Sunday! 
What a great day! 

THANK YOUeveryone
for your continued support!

Think Spring.. it's coming!!! xo! 

Friday, April 1, 2016

The Spring Crafty fair!

Happy Friday friends! 
You can find me & my hubby selling my
accessories as well as our
beer bottle candles at 
The "Spring" Crafty Fair! 

We have so many new things to share! 

The show is Sunday April 10th at 
the Goodman Center in Madison
from 10-4. 

Hope to see you there!!! xo!

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Happy Spring!?!

I am so ready for Spring & 
with snow on the way I am trying
my hardest to stay positive! ;) 

I made up the sweetest 60s inspired Spring 
headbands that are on their 
way to I like you in Minneapolis!
Don't worry I plan on making a few for 
The Crafty Fair in Madison, April 10th as well!

I must be in the Spring mind set! I 
found these adorable lotus bowls
at the thrift store today! We have mini
lotus bowls but these are normal size. 
I think they were a steal at 50 cents each!

I am ready for birds chirping, butterflies, 
green grass, gardens & outdoors parties! 
If anything I guess my headbands
scream Spring! 

Hopefully this is the last of the white stuff 
for us here in Wisconsin! 

Happy Spring!!! xo! 

Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Life lately...

I found this little dish yesterday
for .25 cents! I love it! :)
There has been a lot of dreaming over here! 

A few signs of Spring! I am loving 
the weather!!! It was 62 degrees in
Oshkosh yesterday & I will take it even 
if winter is not over yet!

Lately I have made it a point to thrift
all of my clothes & I have found
over a dozen dresses that I truly love &; most 
have been under $2. 

I am making it a point to get rid of something
when I buy something new!

I almost can't buy anything new when
I know I can buy a boutique
dress for $1.50.
I get many compliments on my dresses &
people always seemed shocked when I 
tell them where I bought them! 
I am ok with that, it's fun 
& I love thrifting!

Speaking of... I found this cute handmade
lap blanket, like new for Dexter & I think
he loves it! He has been on it
since I gave it to him!
It's so cute &
 I love the colors in it & it was $1.75! :)

We had a show last weekend in Milwaukee at
Discovery World! It was a fun day &
I REALLY love working with my hubby!
He is pretty much the BEST business
partner ever! 

Spring is on it's way & I am enjoying some 
down time until the 
busy summer season starts for me!

p.s. Be sure to check out our new blog..
for DIY's & our candle business!