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Natural Tie Dye

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As a child/teenager I had a complete obsession with tie dye. I am now having the urge to try my hand at tie dye using natural dyes. The first step…inspiration and research. Have any of you tried this technique before? Any tips?

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Pinning with Wedding Paper Divas

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We have partnered with the fabulous Wedding Paper Divas to bring you fun and fresh ideas for a vintage inspired bachelorette party via our Vintage Bachelorette Party pin board. For all you brides t0-be or bridesmaids out there, we will be pinning to our shared board all week. Think burlesque, pin-up with a pink and black color palette. Join us here.

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Mom Monday {5 things to do with your kids this summer}

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As August swiftly approaches I am reminded of all the things I still want to do with Piper before summer ends. Here are my top picks.

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1. See a movie in the park. Many communities offer family movie nights at the park. I have always wanted to do this, so it is now officially on my list.

2. Go camping in the backyard.

3. Make homemade fruit and yogurt popsicles together and then eat them outside.

4. Visit a local farm

5. Do one of the crafts from your pin boards.

In the Kitchen {easy tomato snacks}

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One of my favorite kitchen gadgets is my food dehydrator. I do most of my dehydrating in the spring and summer as the fruits are my favorite. Dried peaches…yum! I have been trying to do more veggies as well. My most recent veggie success are these delicious tomatoes. They are so super easy too!

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Start by slicing your ripe tomatoes 1/4″ thick. Toss with olive oil, salt and garlic powder.  Cherry tomotoes are also super yummy this way. Dehydrate for about 9 hours. If you don’t have a dehydrator, try slow roasting them in your oven on the lowest temp. Enjoy!

Grateful, Thankful, Blessed

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Over the past three months I have been in a whirlwind. Emily, my amazing business partner was blessed with the sweetest baby girl, and with that, she took time off to focus on being a mom. During this time we have been blessed as a business to be able to flourish and grow, but with that came the enormous challenge for me, of balancing business and family. Being a mom and being a business owner, running the show solo, it was very overwhelming at times. There have been the most amazing rewards as I established new business relationships. And there have been huge heartaches as I left early some mornings to be at the office or a meeting, and I didn’t get to see my sweet daughter. I just thought I would share, it’s not always perfect, but it’s days like today, when Emily returned to the office (Yay!!) that I feel so incredibly blessed and thankful. Thankful for my family, thankful for my amazing and always supportive business partner, and thankful for Wiley Valentine.

GRATEFULTHANKFULBLESSED

Imagery from our letterpress card available on Etsy.