From Houston

Langford Market Blogger Party

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Last week I stopped by the Langford Market on University for a little blogger party. It is a fun and affordable store and the girls that work there are really sweet. The strangest moment was when store manager Amber and I bonded over the fact that we both had bunion surgery (TMI?) when we were teeanagers. It’s so strange, I have never met anyone else under 60 who’s had that surgery!

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The most challenging (and fun) part of the night was the mannequin styling challenge. I suppose if you’ve worked in retail (or styling, of course) this is an everyday task, but I’ve never tried to dress anything but myself! There are a few things I wish I could change, but I think it came out okay!

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Langford Market has uploaded all the mannequins to their Facebook page. Go check out the full gallery and ‘Like’ the one you, er, like the best. Also, Amber and I are talking about having a DIY night at the store in January. What works better for you, Thursday evenings or Sunday afternoons?

Learning To Knit!

I have a new crafty endeavor! Katie of The Caged Yarn is teaching a knitting class here in Houston that started last night. We spent about an hour being baffled and frustrated but I think I’m starting to get the hang of it, at least casting on and knitting which is as far as we got. I get such a thrill out of trying new things + can’t wait until next week. Do you knit? If so please leave me your best tips in the comments!

She was really well-prepared- isn’t it a welcoming classroom!

 

 

Houston: Masks, Knitting, Painting + more

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I spent the morning at the Junior League sewing dolls for Texas Children’s Hospital. Crafting for a cause is just as good as crafting over cocktails. Now if only we could combine them… :)

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