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Most nights while I sit on the couch and watch the evening news I open a new tab on my browser and search the overwhelming classifieds on craigslist. I always seem to get sucked in.

Recently I have been looking for  a hutch, velvet chair, yellow chair and old dresser.  I have learned that if you use key words like “old” vs “vintage” your more likely to find some hidden goodies that are lower in price.

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A few weeks ago while at a thrift store I noticed this small hutch that was being used for displaying vintage dinnerware. Of course the tag on the hutch said ” for display only” OF COURSE, right.

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It’s so hard to walk away from what I thought was the perfect little hutch.  And don’t worry, I tried   begged them to sell it to me.

After realizing that the hutch cold not come home with me I started searching craigslist. A couple of weeks later I finally found one very similar to the one at the thrift store, and it was my price range!!  And to be honest this was the first purchase on Craig’s list I haven’t bartered on.

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I added a few new knobs I got at anthropologie and hobby lobby  to the drawer and doors.

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I just love seeing the transformation of a unwanted piece of furniture. Sometimes the outside looks so ugly and unwanted, but with a little extra love it can shine and look new again.

  • September 18, 2014 - 6:24 am

    ~amy~ - What a fun transformation!ReplyCancel

  • September 18, 2014 - 9:52 am

    Julia - What a score!! I’ve been scouring craigslist for a hutch too! This one is perfect!ReplyCancel

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Jessica and I are so excited to get back to the studio and spend the afternoon crafting with you. With the fall crisp air we thought it would be the perfect time of year to pull out our baskets of yarn and spend the afternoon making weave art. Registration is open today and is limited to 12 due to seating space.

Join us on October 11th , 2014

WHERE: BE CRAFTY STUDIO
1330 Quincy St. NE Minneapolis

TIME: 1-4pm

COST: $45.00

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Each attendee will learn how to build a wood loom frame to create a yarn weave wall hanging . We will spend the afternoon weaving learning different techniques using a variety of yarns. Attendee’s will be able to take their loom wood frames home to create many more woven pieces after the workshop.

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                       Jessica and I can’t wait to spend the afternoon with you. Seats are limited to 12 so grab your spot today!!!

I can’t believe a week ago Maggie and I were packing up supplies, adding goodies to the wag boxes and heading to the venue The DenMar Estate to set up for the  BE CRAFTY ARIZONA workshop.

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The venue was absolutely amazing, filled with the most lovely vintage goodies. The owners were so fun to work with and were such a help the day of the event. I just love them, and can’t wait to come back again soon.  If  you are in the Mesa, Arizona area, I highly recommend taking a visit.

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It was so fun decorating inside, adding all of our decorations and personal touches to each little corner.  These shop sweet lulu  balloons added the perfect party feel to the event.

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We couldn’t have a workshop without some yummy treats.  They are always a highlight at each workshop. Inspired Sugar a local Arizona baker provided the most yummiest cupcakes for us all to enjoy. And of course we had to have fancy straws to drink our drinks with!!

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Maggie and I had so much fun making these huge dream catchers. They hung perfectly above the vintage couch which turned into a fun back drop for group photos .

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I can’t even begin to tell you how excited I was that  Waffle Love  was attending the workshop. I have had my eye on these waffles ever since I first visited  Arizona. I had never had the opportunity to be near their truck during my quick visits so when I found out they were able to come to our workshop I was beyond excited!!!

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Friends, these waffles were all I could think about and if you see their truck I highly suggest you put your breaks on and try one for your self. I tried the nutella, strawberries and whip cream. My mouth is watering thinking about them. Now if I could only convince them to drive their truck and come visit me here in Minnesota……

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A big thanks to the amazing  RED POPPY PHOTO for coming and capturing our day with her camera. She is one of the sweetest photographers I have worked with and captured every little detail of the workshop.  I can’t wait to share more of her amazing photo’s from the workshop next week!!

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  • September 13, 2014 - 12:12 am

    Genevieve - BEST day ever!!! Every detail was great. Don’t stop coming to ARIZONA!!! Thanks you ladies!!!ReplyCancel

  • September 13, 2014 - 7:13 am

    ~amy~ - What FUN!!!!ReplyCancel

Happy Thursday Friends.

I just love sending snail mail. I don’t know about you but there is something so special about taking the time to write a hand written note and sending it off in the mail.  Today I am sharing over on Maggie’s blog a fun way to make patterned envelopes.  They are so fun to make and such a fun surprise to see when opened.

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  • September 11, 2014 - 12:17 pm

    Tiffany - I love sending and receiving snail mail too :)ReplyCancel

This past weekend I hosted a BE CRAFTY workshop with the lovely Maggie Holmes in Arizona. We had such a fun afternoon crafting with so many amazing ladies.  I can’t wait to show you a full recap of our event soon.


A big THANK YOU to our amazing sponsors who contributed to our workshop swag box. We wanted to give all of you a chance to win so we hosted a giveaway over on Instagram to share the love of all the amazing goodies we received.

GIVEAWAY WINNER   >>>>>> @portlandianbonanza >>>>>

please email me your address so I can send you this lovely box of goodies.

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Barberry and Lace

Be Crafty

Faber Castell

Give with Joy

Katy Girl Designs

Live Sweet Photography

Maggie Holmes & Crate Paper

Pen & Paint

Pretty Girl Designs

Studio Calico

Wifey Singer

Yellow Bungalow Shop

A big thanks to our amazing photographer RED POPPY for the fun photo of all our amazing swag goodies. We are so excited to share the rest of our event photos with you and our other event sponsors in an upcoming blog post.

  • September 9, 2014 - 10:48 am

    Aneta - What a fun way to announce the winner! You guys are lovely!ReplyCancel