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Thinking Smaller Interview

My friend Kathleen did an interview with me over at her blog, Thinking Smaller.    We talk about balancing a business at home with kids.   I ramble about my relationship with instagram.  The myth of needing a picture perfect studio and a little bit about how I started and why.  Plus some super fun pictures of me at home working.   You can find it here.  

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Lovestru.ck Holiday Gift Guide

A wonderful gift guide by Lovestru.ck Wedding and Events for him, her, and littles.   All items can be found locally. So exited to see Wee Vintage Baby included in this holiday gift guide.  Happy shopping!!  15% off entire store using coupon code HOLIDAY15. Expires Nov 28th.  And some of the flannel blankets have free shipping (BONUS!!)  Drop by this weekend at Handmade Omaha Winter Pop Up Shop.

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FOR Her (Part 1) THE GOODS @shopthefold: cashmere sweater, watch / @earthenjoy: circle stud earrings / @inclosed: “oh you” card and heart charm pad / @themixshoes: knit hat / @paperkiteshop: agenda, key chain, book

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Lovestru.ck Loves Local Gift Guide #3: Mini Girl THE GOODS @paperkiteshop: dress, cardigan, bows, bunny / @belleandthebear: moccasins / @weevintage: bloomers

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For Him THE GOODS Pine tree and coffee scrub soap by Benson Soap Mill, Personal effects bag by Artifact Bags, `Beard Balm Hoods Fine Beard Oils, Rejoice and Be Plaid card by Enclosed, Sweet Tobacco Candle by Wax Buffalo, Beer glass, beard tonic, cocktails book, and coasters from Paper Kite Shop

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FOR Mini Boy THE GOODS: @paperkiteshop: sweater, pants, deer, print, wooden car, @belleandthebear: moccasins

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FOR Her (Part 2): THE GOODS @shopthefold: cashmere sweater, watch / @earthenjoy: circle stud earrings / @inclosed: “oh you” card and heart charm pad / @themixshoes: knit hat / @paperkiteshop: agenda, key chain, book

 

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FOR baby THE GOODS: @paperkiteshop: sweatshirt, moccasins, Nebraska rattle, finger puppets / @weevintage: bloomers / @inclosed: “it’s 5 am somewhere” card

 

Daily Etsy Love

Buying Handmade + Local

Over the last week or so I have been sharing items from some of my favorite small business and handmade shops. My goal was to hopefully bring some of these hard working shops (mostly run by nasty nasty women) into your lives. Handmade is better for so many reasons. The sappiest reason, because we poor our heart and souls into each item. And who doesn’t want to support that. For me buying handmade just makes me feel good. It feels authentic. It feels good to support a fellow maker. The thought is when you support a locally owned independent biz, you return a higher percentage of revenue to their communities than chains. Simply put, when you buy from a local or handmade artisan/shop, they too are more likely to buy local/handmade.

Here are a couple more reasons to buy local and/or handmade.

(1) Personalization
Often times handmade goods have an option for personalization. Most times you have direct contact with the maker when buying handmade and can easily ask for minor changes or customization. Example, I offer personalized baby name blankets and hats. And the ability to customize colors, fabrics, and stitchings.

(2) Unique
The most beautiful reasons to shop handmade, because its unique and not mass produced. Fewer items made. Making it even more special. I love it when someone says, “where did you get that!” Being able to answer by promoting a handmade (or local) biz gives me the best feels.

(3) Eco-Friendly
Work done by hand takes less energy than mass produced items. Takes less machinery. Less fuel. Especially if shipped overseas. A lot of times these makers use local and organic increasing the level of green 😉

HONEST + AUTHENTIC + HANDMADE = BETTER

(Toadstool onesie from Under A Tin Roof)
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Hand Lettered Print by Sawdust & Inkhand6

 

 

Stone Pendants by EarthenJoy
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Weaving by Hey&Company / Mountain print by One Happy Mess Shop / Candle by Wax Buffalohand1

Embroidery Plant Hoop by Destiny City Threadshand5

Daily Style

My Moments Giveaway + Jord Wood Watches

It seems almost weekly we’ve been making a visit to the local plant nursery. Perhaps its like visiting the therapist. Leo spends most of his time talking to the garden animal display. I spend most of my time talking myself out of another succulent. Today I noticed the “plant rescue” section and of course had to rescue someone (plant-just to be clear) for $3. I hope he lives. Poor thing was probably thinking, “OH GOD NOT HER!! Just take a picture and leave.”  The Christmas trees are up and looking quite magical.  Wait just one minute!! That doesn’t mean I’m ready for Christmas. That would mean that Leo would be a two year old.   I’m not sure where time goes.  I’m not sure that phrase had any meaning till I had kids.  It was just something old people said.  So here I am just another old person talking about time in a bottle.

One more thing about time before I wrap this up….Ive teamed up with Jord Wood Watches for a fun giveaway. One lucky winner gets a $75 credit towards their own wood watch.  You can enter the giveaway here  AND  just for doing so you get a $20 e-gift card expireing on 2/28/2017. The giveaway will close on November 6 2016 at 11:59pm.  Good luck!!

What I loved so much about Jord Wood Watches was their story, “The value of a watch is not in being able to tell how much time has passed, but in being aware of the need to make that time count. Moments are bigger than minutes …”

Enjoy the tiniest moments as they will be gone in a flash!

XO, Abby

Im wearing the Frankie 35 Series Zebrawood & Champagne.  Shop Jord here.


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Events

HutchFest

Saturday August 13th HutchFest

At just $5 for an all-day pass, you’ll have the opportunity to shop the finest in unique handcrafted goods, while also investing in the success of the midwest maker community as a whole!

We can’t wait to shop and party with you all at hutchFEST August 13th!

hutchFEST specifics:

All event details can be found by visiting www.hutchfest.co.
The event is from 10am-6pm in Turner Park on August 13th.
Tickets are $5 and can be purchased here, at the gate the day of the event, or at Hutch anytime.
Live entertainment all day (DJ’s and live acoustic performances).
The no-kill animal shelter, Hearts United for Animals, will be bringing dogs to the event eligible for adoption.
Ample parking will be available in all Midtown Crossing parking garages (free for the first 3 hours and $1/hour after that).
The event is kid and pet friendly.