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Culbertson Mansion

Culbertson Mansion is a historic Victorian museum located in downtown New Albany. My friend Rachel and I attended a vintage bicycle parade a few weeks ago and one of the stops along the way was the Culbertson Mansion.  We didn’t get to go inside the museum but we did have the opportunity to walk along the grounds. We discovered some sculptures and had a peek into some of the windows. I’m planning to go back soon and have a look around inside because I’m sure it’s gorgeous. They also do ghost tours which would be a fun October activity.

Discovering all of these historical treasures in New Albany has really helped me appreciate the town more and slowly I’m becoming more adjusted to living across the river from Louisville.


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Discovering New Albany

A few weeks ago, my friend Rachel and I heard about a vintage bicycle parade happening in downtown New Albany.  We were intrigued and had to see check it out.



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Headband Giveaway!!!

Summer is here and I’m excited to get out and enjoy the sunshine! In celebration of warm weather I’m giving away an adorable headband!

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This headband is handmade by me and is perfect for dressing up any outfit! This stretchy headband is extremely comfortable and features a navy blue, green and white floral fabric with two blue felt flowers.

To be eligible for the giveaway just comment on this post! If you follow me on Twitter or like my Facebook page your name will be put in the drawing more times so you’ll have a higher chance of winning! All giveaway winners are chosen at random.

The winner will be announced in July and contacted by me.

navy blue stretchy headband giveaway


Camera +

camera plusI use my iPhone for a lot of my work photography. It’s convenient because I always have my phone on me and it keeps me from always having to lug my huge camera around. It may seem surprising but your smartphone CAN take photos as professional as a camera!

My good friend Mary recommended Camera + to me and now I use it constantly to photograph products for my business.


Here are some examples of photos I’ve taken with Camera +.  I’ve used these photographs on Facebook and other social media to promote my hair accessories.

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Block Party Handmade Boutique

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I’m really excited to announce that I will be selling at Block Party Handmade Boutique!  It’s my first time showcasing my new line of items for children including skirts, dresses, headbands, toys and more!  Everything is re-purposed and vintage so you can feel great shopping from me because you’ll be ‘going green!’

Here is a preview of some of the items I’ll be selling.

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Block Party Handmade Boutique opens tomorrow but the big official Grand Opening event will be April 15. Hope you can all stop by!

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Floyd Street Stock Exchange

In January, I found a link on my Facebook newsfeed about an auction in Louisville and it caught my eye. Mostly because there was a mannequin for sale and I’ve been trying to get my hands on one for years. My husband and I decided to attend just to see what it was all about and it turned out to be one the funnest date nights we’ve ever had!

The Floyd Street Stock Exchange is a monthly auction held on the first Thursday of every month. Started in the winter of 2012, the auction continues to grow in popularity and is a great resource for anything vintage or design. You can find anything from architectural salvage to curiosities and home accessories. The auction is hosted by Blue Ocean Traders, a trade only wholesale source company specializing in antiques and reproductions.

purple trunkThe auction reminded me of the TV show American Pickers.  Large antique metal signs lined one wall while mid-century furniture lay around the room. I spied a set of antique medicinal bottles as well as vintage artwork. There was even a gold leafed Victorian couch with velvet seats. The auction had hundreds of items for sale. A loud boisterous man called out the items so fast it was hard to understand what he was saying at first. Once the auction got started things began moving quickly and it took us awhile to figure out what was going on. Everyone was so friendly though and helped us learn the rules and etiquette.

My husband and I went for the mannequin which we purchased but also came home with three trunks (pictured here), an ottoman, pillows, and a door knocker. We got a great deal on all of our items! I saw the exact same trunk that I purchased for $25 in a store priced at $300.

The auctions begin with a preview and registration at 5PM and last for hours. Everything in the room is up for grabs and there’s even free beer, wine and snacks. The auction lasts for hours and some of the best deals are had at the very end.

The next auction is this Thursday April 4. You never know what you’ll find so make sure to follow the Floyd Street Stock Exchange on Facebook and visit their website.


Wallpaper doesn’t have to be outdated and boring.  If used properly, wallpaper can add a lot of personality to your home. Use it on an accent wall or in a hallway.   Second Hand Rose has a lot of vintage inspired designs that I love.

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New Social Media Icons

I found these free social media icons in a post on the Nifty Social Media Blog. I just added the ones below to my blog.  They have 20 different ones you can choose from that are all free!

vintage social media icons

Crafting with DIY Louisville

Last night I finally had the chance to attend a DIY Louisville meet-up.  I’ve been wanting to go for awhile now and I’m glad I did. It was a lot of fun and I met a bunch of great ladies! DIY Louisville has monthly meet-ups. Follow them on Facebook so that you can find out about future meet-ups and follow their blog!

This month’s craft group was bring your own project so I brought materials to make a headband display for my work.  I had a styrofoam head from a craft store and I decoupaged old book pages onto it for a vintage look.

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Kitchen Gadget

My brother and husband love Think Geek. I always thought it was a nerdy guy website but they have proved me wrong.  For my birthday I received this amazing little gadget! This DIY Citrus Spritzer is perfect for adding fresh fruit juice to any dish. You insert the spritzer head directly into the fruit and then you can spray the fruit juice. It sure beats all of the extra leg work involved in slicing fruit, removing the seeds, and then juicing.

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