Weekend Guide: Pacesetters Holiday Bazaar

Happy Friday, readers!  What are you up to this weekend?  It is too glorious outside for binge watching Netflix.  If you are looking for something fun in the area, several of our members are setting up for the J.J. Pearce Pacesetters Holiday Bazaar!  This event looks like a party!  There is a "famous" bake sale, sweepstakes with tons of prizes, and of course, awesome handmade shopping.  Check out their event website for more info, and be sure to say "Hi" to Sabrina and Jenny of The Pig & the Peacock, Alex of Wandering Paper Co., and Emily of MushTushy!  


Papaya & Passion Fruit Shea Butter and Glycerin Soap - The Pig and the Peacock

Papaya & Passion Fruit Shea Butter and Glycerin Soap - The Pig and the Peacock

Moroccon Linocut Block Print from Wandering Paper Co.

Moroccon Linocut Block Print from Wandering Paper Co.

Handpainted Sugar Skull from MushTushy

Handpainted Sugar Skull from MushTushy

Add Some Awesome to your October

October is my very favorite month is Dallas. The heat has mostly left us, pumpkin spice lattes are in full froth, and spooktacular fun is just around the corner. Here are my picks from the Etsy Dallas team to add some awesome to your October!

Record Store Day 2013 Gig Poster by Napkin Art Studios

Apple Cinnamon Soap with Exfoliating Orange Peel by The Pig and The Peacock

Raven Porcelain Earrings by Both Hands Studio

Dallas Bridge Framed Art by Soza Designs

Organic Tribal Swaddle Blanket by Wren and Rumor

Halloween Original Fine Art Photograph by Squint Photography

Regina from Regal Cottage

Too hot for fall

With back-to-school well under way and Labor Day bringing an official close to summer we look to fall. Oh, how we want to dress in our wooly clothes and tailgate by the fire. Unfortunately, the temperatures are still at the 90+ degree mark here in Dallas. So what to do?

How about taking a note from the leaves on the trees? Change gradually. We can turn in our light bright colors for fall's darker colors of browns, purples, and golds while still keeping the fabrics lightweight. In addition, change the scents in the air. Go from the spring florals to richer, spicier scents of cinnamon, cloves and oranges. Plus, don’t forget the visual changes at the house. A few pictures and pillow switched out will tempt you to light the fire at night. (But, maybe wait just a little longer on lighting the fire?) 

Click the treasury to browse our suggestions you can use now and well into the season. 

(treasury and post by Holly of Freckled Chicken)

Time to Hit the Books in Style

Popsicles, summer school, vacations and fun times - they just flew by! Now it's time to get serious and hit the books. With that in mind, here are a few fun essentials for easing back to your studies.

Whale notebook, $9, Made by Rori

Periodic Table Book Bag, $22.50, Yellow Bug Boutique

Lemon Verbena Soap, $5.50, ThePigAndThePeacock

iPad Case, $30, BUTTERdesignlab

Prepare to have a great fall semester.