Friday, March 8, 2013

What I Wore: Thrift or Die

Outfit details:
Jacket: Thrifted
Necklace: Gifted
Shirt: Thrifted
Ring: Gifted
Jeans: Thrifted
Boots: Thrifted

This outfit was inspired by the awesome necklace pictured above! It was given to me by Brad's cousin, Victoria, who happened to find it in a thrift store. By the time she bought it, whatever had been on the pendant in the center had fallen off, so I fixed it up with a yellow rose button! I've been on the lookout for a really awesome statement necklace, and there are so many aspects I truly love about this one.

Most of this outfit wasn't really "thrifted" in the strictest sense. Many items were in a bag of clothes my step-sister had intended to send to the thrift store when she moved away, but I was able to conveniently intercept them. The ring, on the other hand, was a gift from Brad a few years back, and I just love pairing it with my colorful new necklace.

All photographs in today's post were taken by Victoria Welker. Thanks, Victoria!

Monday, March 4, 2013

NEPA Arts & Crafts Events: March

Original CC Image courtesy of GoToVan on Flickr

Welcome back, arts-and-craftsters! March may already be underway, but there are still plenty of crafty events (and an antiques show!) taking place right here in Northeastern PA that are sure to be filled to the brim with local artisans hawking their handmade creations! Come on out and show your support!

3/06 - 3/10 Craft Show @ Steamtown Mall, Scranton
3/09           Spring Craft Show @ Line Mountain JR/SR High School, Herndon
3/09 - 3/10 Antiques Show @ Bloomsburg Fairgrounds, Bloomsburg
3/10           Spring Craft & Vendor Show @ Sunbury Eagles, Sunbury
3/16           Craft Fair @ North Pocono High School, Covington Twp.
3/17           Spring Craft Show @ Dallas Middle School, Dallas
3/20 - 3/24 Craft Show @ Wyoming Valley Mall, Wilkes-Barre
3/23           Spring Craft & Vendor Fair @ Aquashicola Fire Co., Palmerton
3/23           Spring Craft Show @ Lake Lehman JR/SR High School, Lehman

On-going Events:
Daily - NEPA Crafters Unite @ Laurel Mall, Hazleton
Wed - Sat Marketplace @ 10th St. Plaza, Bloomsburg

Saturday, March 2, 2013

Hello again!

Hey folks! This hiatus of mine has been going on a lot longer than I had planned. I'm still having issues with my PC not turning on, but I've really missed having this writing outlet and associating with all the lovely people one meets in the blogosphere. I think I'm finally ready to bring this pre-Spring break to an end.

On the other hand, I've discovered so much time that I could be devoting to my upcoming business launch, but in the past I've been way too blog-obsessed to get any real work done. Because of this, I'll be writing fewer posts in the upcoming weeks and instead concerning myself with preparations for the Shubette Handmade launch.

In the meantime, thank you for sticking around and being patient with me. I'll be back on Monday with March's edition of NEPA Arts & Crafts Events. Thanks for reading!