life lately

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It's probably not a real thing, but it seems that I got jet lag from being in the land of the midnight sun for a few weeks. I haven't been able to sleep until almost 3 in the morning for the past few nights, so my days have been fueled with pots and pots of tea. Spidey is a pretty good bearer of caffeinated goodness. 
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A lot of you have asked for posts about how I run my store and about working from home. I have zero training in business or anything that involves running a business, so I'm learning right as I go along. One thing I've started to do is plan 2-week projects.My first project is a collection of vintage inspired print bows set for April. Here's a preview of some of the beautiful fabric I was super lucky to acquire. Some of them are repurposed vintage pieces!
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Resin fingers. I'm a pretty lucky gal to be married to such a creative guy. My husband made casts of his finger so he can make them into candle molds! Future Finger candles! Isn't that the cleverest idea ever?
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I found the cutest containers ever at my local dollar store. Emily suggested I make mini terrariums, and Marie thinks I should store candies in them, but I think I'm gonna use them to store some loose leaf tea. I'm planning on buying more soon...
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Mail! I love getting surprises from my postlady. If you wanna be penpals, email me!
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In my effort to be more organized, I bought some corkboard squares, mounted them on my wall and made little hand drawn ribbon banners. See the whole project on Instagram :) 
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I found this book while rifling through my old things back in the AK. At that point I had run out of stuff to read and was unfit to venture out, so I snagged it. I've been reading it since then. Have you read it? I stopped at chapter 7 because I couldn't handle the pretension. I just picked it up again last night, and it's kinda awfully addictive.
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Gandalf! I don't think I've told you about the newest member of our wee family yet. Well, here he is! Meet Gandalf the Grey! Isn't he darling? I missed him so much, so I've been spending a lot of time with him lately. Most of the time, he just naps away until I offer him a hammie croissant or sliver of fruit. Then the heavy petting begins.  
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Hey, Spring. Are you there yet? I've taken to yarn crafts again, and as a result: tons of crocheted roses. I was planning on making just a few for my hair, but now I have a TON. So they're up in the shop! And, if you're still looking for a cute Easter present, I'm having a sale until tomorrow where everything is 20% off with the code HELLOSPRING .

Enjoy your weekend!

24 comments:

  1. Laura, you have some awesome upcoming ideas and products in your shop. You always think outside the box. I love that about you! Gandalf is just too cute! :D

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  2. I read that book and I think it bothered me, too. But the premise was perhaps interesting? I can't remember, now. But my overall impression was annoyance.

    Gandalf is far too cute!

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  3. You make my heart beat faster

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  4. Gandalf is adorable! I love the vintage bows and the creepy candles:)

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  5. Ok, Gandalf is a super cutie. The resin fingers for candles is a fantastic idea. I can see that going so many different ways. There could be themed ones, multi-colored ones, that would be so much fun. I adore the idea of vintage bows. I wonder what kind of hair accessories there are that you could modernize with your amazing crafting skills? Oooo do you think you could make a vintage fabric magnolia (on a clip/comb/pin of some sort) for the hair? I'm so jealous! I wish I could do yarn based crafty stuff. I've wanted to make a necklace with crocheted roses for ages. You're such a skilled person!

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  6. cute !! nice stuff

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  7. I want to hug Gandalf! What kind of hammie is he? My mom and I were at Petco the other day and they had all these teeny ones and I got so overemotional because I wanted to hug them all but they were too little. I have problems.

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    1. Gandalf is unhuggable. He always nibbles! He's a winter white :)

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  8. Love the idea of finger candles - weirdly chilling yet statement making at the same time!

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  9. You have some really great things planned for you. Since we own our own business we have learned you get as much out of it as you put into it. And oh my goodness, Gandalf is too cute! I went to buy The Hobbit today and it was sold out! Heather

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  10. Okay, I need finger candles. Like now. So awesome.

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  11. Is Gandalf a hamster? Plus, totally checking out the cork board project. I need my corkboard to look better.

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  12. I love all the fun and quirky things you find :) Those carrots are epic!

    <3 Cambria
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  13. Beautiful photos and what a creative life you lead! I love the finger candle idea, spooky and would be perfect for Halloween! Thanks for the shoutout and I think storing loose leaf tea is a great idea! Vintage bows sound lovely!

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  14. gandalf is too cute! what is he exactly? i love getting mail...there's just something about a written note. would love to exchange a note or two with you :)

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    1. he's a winter white hamster. :) And yes! we should definitely get writing soon!

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  15. I love gandalf! So cute! The carrot containers are also cool! <3<3

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  16. I love those orange containers. They are beyond cute WOW

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  17. Oh hello Gandalf! You are a cutie!

    And I have a friend that would die over your Spiderman mug! And your carrots are so cute, I think they'll be perfect for tea!

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  18. Awww! I love Gandalf! It makes me miss my ratties I had at one time.

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  19. Are those the fabrics you were telling me about? They sure are pretty! Gosh, you could do so many neat things with those carrot containers. Maybe Gandalf should get one for his hamster food/treats :)

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  20. WHAT?! You have an amazing blog. So awesome! I'm following you from no on. The Remembrall, xx.

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