Sunday, July 26, 2015

Gift Tags Now Available!

Exciting news for our little Vintage Shop - we now have gift tags available for 20-cents! Our valued customers can now give the gift of Vintage with a cute gift tag. It let's the receiver know that you took the time to pick them out something unique and special and that you supported a small business. 

The minimum cost for an etsy item is 20-cents, and listing it as an add-on item seemed like the easiest way to show a few pictures of the gift tags. All you have to do is add it to your cart to let us know you'd like a hand-crafted gift tag on your item(s). 

Happy Vintage shopping! And as always, thanks for your ongoing support! 

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Chiffon Kimono

Chiffon Kimono: Forever 21, Tee: Target, Shorts: Urban Outfitters

Remember my Kimono Round-Up Post a few weeks ago? I picked the embroidered chiffon one from Forever 21 and it's so pretty! I felt really comfortable in this outfit and it felt very "me". Easy, comfortable and slightly bohemian.

I wore this over the weekend to meet with Abby and Jessica to discuss a fun swap event we're planning for September! More on that soon. Thanks to Jessica for snapping some pictures for me :)

Have a great Wednesday,

Sunday, July 19, 2015

Thrifted Finds

Pink Pine Leggings - $2.00

Baby Whale Shirt - $1.00 (half off $2.00)

Baby Gap Denim Dress - $2.50 (half off $5.00)

Polka Dot Scarf with Chartreuse Trim - $1.25 (half off $2.50)

I found these little gems while thrifting with my friend Carrie the other day. Actually, Carrie found the Baby Gap dress - isn't it adorable? I can't wait for her to wear the denim dress and pineapple leggings together! 

As you can see, most of what I found was half-off and for Eden. Except the scarf! It was half off.. but it's definitely for me :) I love the little pop of chartreuse on the trim. 

Hope you have a lovely Sunday!

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Baked "Fried" Pickles

I have this thing for Fried Pickles. If they are on a menu, I usually have to try them. I have always loved dill pickles.. and anything fried is good right? With some good ranch for dipping.. love 'em. 

Anyway.. I recently decided to try making baked crispy pickles - a healthier version than the fried variety. They turned out soo good and I will definitely be making them again. 

Here's what I used:

-A bowl of flour

-A bowl of 2-3 eggs + a splash of milk

-A bowl of breadcrumbs

-About 10 dill pickles

First, preheat your oven to 425. Then, got a pan all prepped with some parchment paper. 

Grab a pickle and dip it into the flour first, make sure to cover it all. Then, dip it into the eggs, again, cover the whole thing. Lastly, dip it into the breadcrumbs, make sure not to miss a spot! Once you do all of those steps, lay the pickle onto the lined pan. When all the pickles are done, bake until golden brown, about 10 minutes (check them often!). Serve with some good ranch. 


Sunday, July 12, 2015

FTB Vintage Booth at Hartville 2nd Saturday Event

As I mentioned here, FTB Vintage had a booth space at the Downtown Hartville Old Fashioned Day. If you have't been to downtown Hartville, it's worth checking out - it's adorable!

We had most of our collection, including a preview of our fall line. We used a ribbon tagging system, which worked out really well. We even brought Dotty along!

Carrie had a baby class in the morning, but I was so glad she was able to make it in the afternoon! No to mention, her baby is ready to make his way into the world any day now. She's a trooper!

I had so much setting up the booth, decorating and planning the layout! I was glad to have our tent, it was a beautiful, sunshine-y day! Thanks to those who stopped by :)

Happy Sunday,

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Brandywine Falls

During the month of July, the organization I work for takes the kids in our program on special field trips. This year, we have a nature theme, which I am thrilled about! These trips are such a special part of my job, I'm so lucky to be able to do them.

Yesterday, we went to several of the Cuyahoga Valley National Parks. I had never been to Brandywine Falls in Sagamore Hills before, even though it's less than 20 minutes away. It was so beautiful and I can't wait to go back and walk the trail with Eden and Reed.

Ohio really has some spectacular opportunities for us nature lovers. Part of our trip was also to the Ledges park and trail- it was amazing! If you haven't been to these parks, you definitely should! It's such a great thing to have in our community.

Have a great Wednesday!

Sunday, July 5, 2015

Happy 4th!

I hope you had a fantastic 4th of July! Eden and I celebrated by wearing matching skirts :) and the three of us went to my Sister in Law's house in Lakewood for food, family and good times.

I was happily surprised that Eden slept peacefully throughout the Akron fireworks last night.. another reason to celebrate! My skirt/shoes are thrifted and her whole outfit is consignment. 

Happy Independence day from all of us - including my special little Young American!