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Friday’s Favorites – Etsy 817!

We’re proud new members of the Etsy817 team! It’s a group of Etsians strictly in the 817 area code, which covers a good chunk of the DFW area. Here are a few of our favorite things from 817 members:

Etsy817 Discovery Treasury

If you’re near Arlington, you can also check out some of the 817ers (including us!) at the Downtown Arlington Farmer’s Market Craft Show on Saturday, April 9, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Come see us, and promote small, local handmade and agricultural business! Arrive early if you want dibs – the veggies and the crafts go quickly.

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Tuesday’s Treasure – Bargain Shopping and Antibiotics

I hope all of you had a wonderful holiday weekend! I spent time with family, ate lots of good food, got over a cold … and then got a throat infection. Oops. So, after a day of antibiotics, I’m feeling steadily better, and ready to start tackling the week. With the festival finally here – this Saturday – there will be plenty to keep me busy until then. Decorating, setting up booths, delegating, working on our own booth … so, I might not be hangin’ around the blog much this week.

FYI, we’ll be closing up (Etsy) shop the day of the festival to avoid any transaction issues. So, if you’ve got your eye on something, you may want to buy now before it gets snatched up at the festival!

On to the treasure! I’m digging the composition and collection in this “under $25” gift guide:

Amazing Gifts 25 And Under

The cheesecake ring spoke to something deep inside me.

Anyway, if you’re in the Arlington area this Saturday from 10-2, check out the Park Row Winter Wonderland Festival! I’d love to see you there.

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Whatever Weekend – Winter Inspiration

Happy Saturday!

The ginormous church festival I’ve been assigned to plan is only 3 weeks away now, and things are looking great. Ideas have gotten bigger and bigger; pictures with Santa inspired story time with Mrs. Claus, and a jazz band inspired a strings group. It’s been a huge undertaking unlike anything I’ve ever done before, planning this festival with few financial resources and little time to get it all together.  It’s also been fun to put my frugal nature to work to see what I can come up with! I’ve had help from some pretty amazing people,  and more people have volunteered in ways from networking to donating their design skills to making phone calls and sending out emails.

If you’ve ever planned an event like this, you know that a little inspiration can go a long way. My inspiration for even asking if the church held a festival was that we, as a business, needed a new venue where we could set up a booth – now look where I am! I’m the event planner, and there’s a vendor sale, a raffle, a bake sale, carnival games, crafts, Santa & Mrs. Claus, 3 live music acts … it’s pretty awesome.

This is some of my inspiration for the Town Square (vendor room,) The Sweet Shop (bake sale,) and Santa’s Workshop (kids craft section):

Here’s how the flyers turned out:

And the banner (made by my awesome brother in law!):

And, finally, the website:

This week, I’ll be planning carnival games, layout, and getting together teams for each set of events. We’ll be vacationing from our etsy site the day of the festival, so I’ll also be working on adding more items to the site, and making more for the booth! Wish me sanity.

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