It really was sorta like Christmas morning today when I reached in our box to get the usual (mostly junk) mail. We got our first Christmas card, but even better was that I received my gift package from Make Pie Not War! I mean, how can you not smile at that name?
Make Pie Not War is the wonderful custom jewelry company run by Alana Little. Based on the West Coast, Make Pie Not War began in 2007 and specialize in what they describe as “eclectic handmade jewelry…for the radical lady (and men too). I call them beautiful and unique pieces Bo & I both instantly gravitated too.
This little gem I received today was handmade with love by Alana. We found each other on Etsy. And I couldn’t be more pleased. Custom stamped with my favorite word KINDNESS, it couldn’t be more perfect…and came in adorable packaging! I love it all so much. And as we speak, a package for Alana is headed west in kind.
So, check out Make Pie Not War – I know you’ll love as much as I do!
(And with supporting Small Business Saturday, I’m wearing this great vintage dress from our local Chic Swag-Wagon! So fellow Fort Worthians, check out Trisch with Chic-Swag-Wagon, as well!)
One should never think, or say aloud…like I did…”Wow, its been a while since I’ve gotten sick” and then compound the dare to the universe by watching Contagion on HBO. Because the universe might just answer and a couple of days later you get the worst stomach flu (gastroenteritis) of my life. Because that is exactly what happened. My body betrayed me and I saw too much of the bathroom floor tile, as some sort of virus raged through my body. It was traumatic, it was like being pummeled, and most of all it felt like I was cut off from the world. It was not an experience I’d like to repeat, but I was able to get through without any hospital visits by forcing more Gatorade and SmartWater into my system than seemingly necessary and by allowing my husband to hover over me like an rookie nurse looking for approval. So, it’s nice to say that I feel much better, meaning not like death warmed over and with flowers from my husband and a trip around town (sunlight, anyone?)
But what also made recovery better was today’s package arrival from the wonderful Alphabet Bags! Isn’t it always a little extra special to get anything from the UK? We both love all the wonderful items from Alphabet Bags, and this little tote was the perfect item to complement our upcoming return trip to New Orleans for our 3rd wedding anniversary! So, a HUGE thank you to cutest husband-and-wife-team Lucas and Hayley, not only for your wonderful tote I purchased, but for the personal note and for being all around inspiring and kind human beings!
So, go buy an Alphabet Bag! And enjoy the waning weeks of summer (and your health!) because for us today it feels mighty good to be on the mend.
It’s Summer time again! And what better way to begin the Summer than a new bathing suit? And along those lines, I started posting these photos of historical bathing suits for inspiration last Summer and only got up to the 1950′s. Now I’m starting with the 1960s, so I hope you enjoy.
A look back at the 1920′s, 1930′s, 1940′s, 1950′s!
All photos scanned by Lost in Drawers from the book The Swimsuit: A History of Twentieth-Century Fashion
Collage Photo Via: anthologymag, Photos scanned by Lost in Drawers
We were browsing through Fort Worth’s Historic Camp Bowie Mercantile, when we came across this lovely booth, My Aunt & Me. Rarely do you see such a stylish and perfectly curated home decor vendor in antique malls or mercantiles. This was more of a micro-store, with carefully selected and D.I.Y. made or modified items that are unique, vintage and yet modern in fit and finish. I think Bo and I were most impressed by the layout of the booth, as well as a selection that includes everything from vintage dolls, to old pet carriers, to furniture, to really great yarn balls, to wall decor that are all very affordable.
So if you are in Fort Worth, check out this selection created by Judy Brown and Aleda Brogdon at the Historic Camp Bowie Mercantile, booth #804.
Heather & Bo
P.S. We purchased that little striped kitty kat..it looks real good on his shelf!
730 Days. Seconds gather into minutes, minutes pile into hours, hours build into days. And so, this month marks the second anniversary of Lost In Drawers, and we want you to share in our journey as we wrap up 730 days of blogging, with an eye for what we have up our sleeve in the near future.
When we started the blog, the focus was wide open, and in some ways we have tried to always blog in a free flowing manner. Topics have been all over the spectrum, from our life to fashion, to food, to spirituality, bicycling and all points in between. In looking back, there isn’t much we’d change, and you should know that Heather is the half of our little trio who does most of the heavy lifting to keep our site updated with new content on a consistent basis. We hope we have become bookmarked and search history regulars on your browser!
Looking forward, we hope Lost in Drawers will become a hub of sorts, a place hopefully where you can come for inspiration…fashion, lifestyle, food, projects, giveaways, inspiration, street style, activism and spirituality…all through the lens of our life in Fort Worth Texas. We love our city, we want to show it off…to citizens here and to other cities everywhere for idea and creativity sharing. We think we have a lot to show you in the days ahead and we are so excited about our opportunities to take Lost In Drawers to the streets. We are looking to feature everyone and everything that is interesting and important – so look for our lens and notebook where you hang out. We are trusting that the future is bright, and Lost In Drawers will see new business and commercial opportunities!
So, we thank you so so so so so so soooooooooooooo very much for reading, looking, sharing, caring, giving us feedback and hopefully being honest with us about what you like/love and what can be better. Lost In Drawers has been ours for 730 days and now we hope to share it with you each and every day. I guess we are officially bloggers, now!
Heather & Bo