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5 Tips to Dominate Craft Shows and Pop Up Shops

5 Tips to Dominate Craft Shows and Pop Up Shops

I've been doing craft shows for about 6 years now with my crafting BFF, Marisela.  She and I started out as total rookies, but we've learned a ton.  We both started our Etsy stores before we entered the craft show game and while there are a few similarities there are...

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Slower.  Just Slower.

Slower. Just Slower.

I never wanted to be a stay at home mom. When we were engaged, Nathan excitedly told me, "And when we have kids I want you to stay at home with them!!"  My response was an ugly, "EXCUSE ME? I will NEVER stay at home.  I am a CAPABLE and CONFIDENT WORKING woman WITH A...

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Then Sings My Soul

Then Sings My Soul

It’s Thanksgiving today and our family is in Dallas celebrating with my in-laws.  We’re rarely all together since we’re now spread across the country so this is a special treat.  We drove through the night to get here so that our youngest, Emmy, might not scream her head off the entire 10 hours of our drive.  It kind of worked… kind of.  I mean, is there such a thing as a peaceful road trip when you have a teething sassy pants on your hands?  No.  No there is not.

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Tell Their Story

Tell Their Story

I’m not gonna lie friends, I am OBSESSED with Hamilton.  It’s ridiculous.  Nathan was crazy into it for the longest time and I was like “yeah, uh-huh, whatever”.  BUT NOW I GET HIM. I’m also a bawling mess through it.  I can’t listen to most of the second act.  The...

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Words

Words

In college I suddenly got this crazy urge to paint.  I'd never done it before and was super intimidated, but I just had a drive to do it.  I received some supplies as a Christmas gift and "took lessons" from a friend.  I'm no Monet.  Or anyone, really.  But something...

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Trust Me

Trust Me

Can I be real with you for a sec? I am like captain insecure these days.  I could list off a million reasons, but the truth is that Jesus has been asking me to do some really big things lately that are totally out of my comfort zone.  And I’m just really struggling....

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The Trenches Are Deep

The Trenches Are Deep

It’s been 3 full weeks of sickness for Team Pelzel now, and we’re entering the 4th week with dwindling hope.  We’ve all been passing sickness around to each other, and those sicknesses have morphed into new sicknesses, and now we’re on our 3rd or 4th round of “new...

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All The Leather

All The Leather

Girl, let's talk leather earrings. I am OBSESSED!!  I've seen these for a while but thought, "Meh.  What's the big deal?" LET ME TELL YOU THE BIG DEAL: they're perfection.  I am in love with the texture, the shimmer and I forget that I'm wearing them.  Every day.  I...

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