Good morning and a happy Friday to YOU! Yesterday was a very sad day. My pops left after staying with us for a week. He dropped me off at work and I just lost it. Seriously. Seeing my dad just once a year is not OK and every time he leaves I am just heartbroken. I had gotten used to seeing him when I got home and having a glass of wine and talking about my day. It was awesome. And him and I are just like two peas in a pod.
But he is planning another trip back in the summer, so I have that to look forward to!
And, today I am feeling so much better, because well, it's Friday.
This weekend there is lots of stuff going on in the cities. Tonight I am going to a craft fair and heading to a vintage store for a big sale! Saturday will be devoted to working on the shop. It has once again taken over and is piled all throughout our dining room and bedroom. I actually am looking into a local space where I can vend in addition to my etsy shop. I just can't list it as fast as I can buy it. :)
So, today for the top five I am going to introduce you to some super cute shops I've discovered on etsy lately. A lot of them would be great for some online holiday shopping!
Up first is Locketfox! I think this photo speaks for itself. I will take both, please and thank you!
Now, these brooches from Jetta's Nest are not only super beautiful but they are made from salvaged wood and hand painted!
And for the doggy lovers, these cute hand-made collars with a bow tie from Usagi Team! (And the bow tie is detachable!) I think my Parker would look so dashing in this! Use code AMANDA for free shipping worldwide! Yes!
This shop is so so wonderful! All of the jewelry is handmade with real pressed flowers! Cayla's stepmom would love these! She loves gardening and has plants galore. (And Flora Beauty is having a sale for 20% off with code HOLIDAY20!)
And who wouldn't want these darling vintage recipe cards? (I have collected a ton of these over the years and I use them as shipping labels for my shop!) And Cake Box Vintage has a lot of other cute stuff, too!
Wishing you all a fabulous weekend! And, p.s., thanks for all of your feedback regarding the bangs or no bangs debacle. I went with bangs! They are sort of assymetrical and I really dig them. Albeit, this is not the best photo, but here I am in my cube this morning.
(No shower, no make-up; I write about math all day, let's be real people.)