We want to introduce you to another one of our favorite local businesses that has great product and a healthy dose of kindness in they way they operate and treat each and every one of their customers: Itsee Trading Co!
We have been frequenting this great resale and vintage shop, located in the burgeoning Near Southside neighborhood in west Fort Worth, for some time now and we love who they are and what they are all about. We recently stopped by and spent some time with Heather at the store, took some pictures and met Mr. the cat! Here is a little Q&A we did with her to let you get to know them and the store a little better.
Itsee Trading Co. is located at 1617 Park Place Ave, Fort Worth TX 76110
It is a newly released hybrid brand apple that debuted in 2009. It is a pinkish apple consisting of a yellow background that is intermittent with red coloration. The surface of the apple has several distinguishing visual characteristics, with freckle-like white lenticels.
So we tried an expensive apple today…the SweeTango apple…not Sweet Tango apple. I have to get that right. It is quite delicious, and tart but sweet and has a hint of spice at the end. The boys loved it. And why wouldn’t they love an almost $2 apple? I ask you?
Fall pattern mixing, it’s a thing and I am a fan! I am so enjoying this not quite tights or knee high weather these days. I know it can change just about any day so I’m loving these bare legs. Though inside our house I keep the boys in sweaters because they are “cold” or i just think they are adorable and/or it keeps them calm…as they wear sweaters and listen to smooth jazz music, either way I’ll take it.
We had a nice stop by our friends at Vintage Tex in Colleyville, which we will discuss more in detail later, but for now we will leave you with a little peak inside their shop!
As you can tell by my face, I’m in love with the month of October. My favorite cereals come out to play for the only time during the year, my wife made my office another cake – they are so lucky, we got to hold and love on our friends’ baby, we rode bikes and generally had a perfectly imperfect yet relaxing Sunday. The weather has been amazing for the last few days, and I am actually enjoying clothes and getting out and about to run even the simplest of errands. Heather is in full planning mode for her trip with her mom, and so as much time as we can we are spending it with our pups and soaking in the change from this long summer to fall and into the holiday season. I feel so blessed with ever silly and perfect moment I have with her and these two pups. I can’t wait for the days ahead…
Well, this weekend has been a busy one folks, and luckily it always seems to be on a week when Bo has every other Friday off. We seem to try and pack in a lot…taking full advantage, ya know? It’s full steam ahead for a day or so and then rest for the remainder of the weekend. This particular weekend we did quite a lot when one looks back on it! I finished up preparing for my upcoming Disney trip with my mother, we found an AMAZING Japanese shop in Plano called Shop Minoya that had so many amazing treats and cool things to peruse! I went a little wild in there…but all in all, it was a lot of great things for super great prices! We also have been desperate for a taste of our beloved NOLA, and we found a great po’boy shop in Plano (and soon to be in Dallas), Wicked Po’Boys! So good, and yes – beignets! More fun shopping, and soon enough we decided to spring for something we both have been wanting for a while: new tattoos! I got a new one for my mom, with two branches – one stronger to represent her and my own for my growth under her care as my mom. I love it – thanks to Ryan Derby at Royal 1 Tattoo for working with me. And so Bo didn’t feel left out, he got a coordinating tattoo of a laurel banner (symbolizing unity – his words) in his preferred traditional style. It was a cool, fun night! And today was just a complete day of soaking in REAL Autumn weather. It never got above 65 degrees. Perfect. And here is to a true Sunday day of rest and reflection.
And, finally, it’s nice to know that I can make particularly stupid ugly face and my husband still loves me …well, all is right with the world!
Well, some Wednesdays come up pretty close to perfect. I slipped in a late lunch at my favorite, Tokyo Cafe for an amazing Bento box that had amazing flavors. Hunted for treats, preferably Japanese. And! I was surprised by a package in the mail from my good friend Angela! So amazing to have friends like these. It’s been a full day, and some certain little Pekingese won’t leave my side. I think our house feels to coming of fall – and I’m ready for fall clothes! I am real into plaid these days, and am on the autumn hunt for plaid, plaid, plaid! But all this in a day and Bo came home with a sprained ankle, so the day became night and I have been babying him (he tries to act like he is tough, but he loves the attention), made some cookies, and finally sat down. Needless to say I am ready for the weekend, and the japanese street fair in Dallas, and who knows – maybe the State Fair?!
It’s almost October! It seems everything loves to start earlier and earlier each year. We bought candy corn super early, Hocus Pocus is playing on the Lifetime network…though it should be on ABC Family but that’s another story, pumpkins are out everywhere. And I am really ready for Halloween, mainly because around Halloween my mother & I will be taking a trip down to Florida, for a certain Not-So-Scary Halloween Party, with a certain Mouse. Needless to say I am pretty pumped.
But let’s talk about some fashion. or #OOTD. I, for the longest time didn’t know what that stood for and had to Google it. Seriously, I’m only 29? What’s wrong with me. So in honor of the aforementioned hashtag, I wore this super cute polka dot dress with my favorite jacket of the moment. Even more fun, we trespassed at a doctor’s office and took some of these photos and the weekend could officially begin.