Wednesday, August 29, 2012

"Say Yes" - Etsy Finds

Since we're in the midst of wedding season (and becuase I'll have attended 4 weddings once mid-November hits), I naturally have weddings on the brain. Not my own so to speak, just weddings in general. Though I'm far from planning my own wedding, thanks to sites like Pinterest and Etsy I can at least start thinking about what I would want for decor, colors, theme, etc. Problem is, there are way too many options! Looking at my "Happily Ever After" board on Pinterest I know I lean towards vintage/rustic, but even that doesn't really narrow it down. What I do know is that I want it to be simple and very much DIY, which again is why I'm thankful for sites like Pinterest and Etsy to provide ideas to pull (and copy) from. Below are a few wedding-related items I've found on Etsy that inspire me. Enjoy!

1) Vintage Old Fashioned Wedding Invitation

2) Personalized - Vintage Wedding Wish Tree Tags

3) Rustic Burlap Cards Banner

4) Shabby Chic Chalkboard
5) Penguin Wedding Cake Topper

Sunday, August 26, 2012

State Fair Fun!


The MN State Fair is a bittersweet time. It means summer is coming to an end, but that my favorite season (fall) is right around the corner. This year, I accompanied my grandma and aunt and although it rained, we still managed to have a fabulous time at the great Minnesota get-together.

I really enjoy Gander Mountain's booth. Well, maybe not the booth so much as the awesome animal hats! I decided to go the deer route this year, while Julie opted for the lovely small mouth bass.

No MN State Fair adventure is complete without a stop at Sweet Martha's Cookie Jar. YUM!!

I'm also a big fan of Australian Battered Potatoes. Along with Sweet Martha's Cookies, this is the only time of year I'm able to indulge in the deliciousness of deep fried potato slices slathered with cheese and ranch sauce (what grandma is holding in the above picture) - I'm actually a little relieved that they're only available at the State Fair! As sorry as I am to see summer go, I can't wait to see what the rest of the year has in store. And with that, I bid adieu to you State Fair...until next year! :)

Friday, August 24, 2012

Shop Ruche

I've recently been introduced to a wonderful vintage clothing/accessory website called ShopRuche.com. If any of you are familiar with Mod Cloth, it's kind of similar - big difference being that at least half (if not more) of Shop Ruche's dresses are under $50. A couple of weeks ago, I purchased these pretty earrings along with some dresses. I absolutely love them! They go with everything and are the perfect combination of vintage meets modern. They were pretty pricey for me when it comes to earrings ($27.99), but were definitely worth it as I've already worn them quite a few times. If you really love something and know you'll wear it/use it frequently, why not spend a little extra :)