Craft Fairs…

My friend over at Pepper Paints and I were planning on doing our first ever craft fair last weekend. We registered for the event at the beginning of summer and then we got to work creating stuff to sell. Or at least we talked about creating stuff to sell and we pinned lots of ideas over at Pinterest. Slowly over time a few things did start to pop up around my house.

Like these adorable stuffed owls. I got this idea and more from Button Bird Designs, she does so many cute things. I love almost everything on her blog!


I also had plenty of these wool owls from Dan and mine’s crafting days this past winter.


We saw this idea on Pinterest and I really ran with it. I bought up all kinds of brass candlestick holders from the thrift store and painted them in a variety of colors. This was my favorite project and I just couldn’t quit buying more and more of them. Until I ended up with about 60 candle stick holders in my house.


Another idea from Button Bird Designs were these inspiration boards. I used old cedar deck boards that came from another friends old deck that she tore down and thought for some reason that we would like all the wood. I guess having a cluttery yard inspires people to bring more clutter to it.


Then in the end we decided we just didn’t have enough stuff or enough motivation to make more stuff to do the craft fair. Which left me with a lot of clutter around my house. So I called another friend who recently opened the cutest furniture store over in Hilliard, The Not Just Shabby Shop. I brought in some of my things for her to look at. She loved them and agreed to sell them in her store, yay! This weekend she is moving her entire inventory to the The Vintage Marketplace at the Springfield Antique Mall for their biannual extravaganza. Which means I actually have stuff for sale there. I can’t wait to go on Saturday and see my stuff in her booth!


The past 6 months have been a time for changes in Bethany’s life. Not all the changes have been good but we’ve fought through the dark times and it looks like we’ve reached the light at the end of the tunnel.

You can see her journey through the changes in her hair since Jan.

First Beth cut bangs into her hair. Pretty benign considering what’s to come…

Dec 31

Next she died it black, while I didn’t like it at the time it was much better than what was to come…

Feb 3

For some reason she decided to add pink tips to her hair, and it looks like she’s done quite a bit more cutting of layers into her hair at this point.

Feb 26 (2)

Then she must have been bored with the two tone black and pink so she decided to switch it up buy trying to go platinum. This was a process that took some time and some shades of orange along the way.

March 22

Next up was BLUE! Which really started to grow on me. It was always easy to spot her in a store. For this color she did finally go to the Aveda salon and let them do it.


A little blue head popping out of the beach.


The blue started to fade so….


She decided to add some purple. At first on just 1 side of her head but then she added it everywhere. Unfortunately (or fortunately) the colors did not survive the water parks at Disney. By the end of vacation her hair just looked gray. So when we got home (literally the night we got home from Disney) we died Beth’s hair a more natural color. And then on her own without planning to…


She had it all cut off with a free haircut from Aveda. My first thought was: now she’s going to have to get her hair cut too frequently (I’m always thinking about the money.) Then I remembered she’s going to school to cut hair, it shouldn’t be a problem.


We all love the new haircut and color and she seems to be back to her happy self. Also the gauges are gone out of her ears, but she is sporting a couple new pieces of body jewelry, in her nose and belly button. Overall its a whole new Bethy.