All posts tagged December

Holiday Craft Fairs

Big craft fairs start taking applications early for their big holiday shows. I went to a workshop and one of the things I learned was that you have to know who your customer is. I’ve sold at a lot of different art fairs and it took me awhile to figure out why I sold well at some and not others. These are some great craft fairs in my region that fit my type of customer. I’ve applied to some of these and I encourage you to check out these great shows and consider applying yourselves!

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Bloomington Handmade Market – This craft fair takes place in Bloomington, Indiana on November 8. Applications are currently being accepted through September 6.


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Crafty Supermarket – This craft fair takes place in Cincinnati, Ohio on November 29. Applications are being accepted through September 1.




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Craftin’ Outlaws – This craft fair takes place in Columbus, Ohio on November 15. Applications are being accepted through September 3.



City Flea – this is a juried flea market in Cincinnati, Ohio. Their holiday market will be on December 13 and they will start taking applications in October.

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Renegade Craft Fair – these craft fairs take place all over the US in Austin, Chicago, Los Angeles, New York, and San Francisco. They also have a fair in London, England! Applications for the Chicago December 6-7 show are open from September 15-26.



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Flea Off Market – this is a juried flea market in Louisville, KY. Sign ups are usually sent out the month before the next market. They post applications on their Facebook page and can email it to you.

iPhone App

I just found this iPhone app by Red Stamp! I can’t wait to start using it!

Featured in the New York Times, by the CBS Early Show and voted Best Of the Web by InStyle Magazine. Email, text, post, or paper mail personalized cards, notes, invitations + announcements effortlessly, right from your iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch.

Snap a photo + share the gratitude of great gifts as they are being opened. Give your host instant gratification on a well-thrown party as you head out their door. Mail fresh, modern, expertly designed invitations, announcements and holiday cards to your list of 1 or 189 in mere minutes. With just a couple of clicks, Red Stamp will print a high-end, eco-friendly paper postcard and mail it directly to your list of recipients, postage included. (Below is a screen shot of the app)



HALE is an industrial design company founded by Jonathan Nesci in 2006. It’s a part-design, part-production firm based dually in Chicago, IL and Scottsburg, IN.

HALE uses a direct, intimate approach in securing quality, detailed, decorative art and fine furniture products from craftsmen in fields beyond the furnishing markets. In many cases, the designs are formed around industry capabilities and employ experts in a variety of manufacturing and production processes.
In a relatively short time, HALE has created a wide range of products and has received recognition from leading design publications such as Wallpaper, Dwell, Metropolitan Home, Surface, and Art + Auction. HALE has won the annual Wallpaper Design Award for the “Library Bookcase,” a minimalist shelf sculpted in aluminum and commissioned by Ugo Alfano’s Casati Gallery. Jonathan’s designs have been viewed in numerous exhibitions including New York’s ICFF, and with Casati at Paris’ Pavillon des Arts et du Design, Design Miami, Design Art London and Milan’s Salone del Mobile.

See some of their beautiful creations!




Bread Pudding

So I love bread pudding and love to make bread pudding. This recipe is by far some of the best bread pudding I’ve had.

Panettone Bread Pudding


  • 1/4 cup fresh orange juice
  • 1/2 stick butter, softened
  • 1 pound Panettone, sliced 1″ thick (you can get it at Trader Joes for $5)
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 3 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • 2 1/2 cups half and half
  • 2 tblsp pure vanilla extract
  • 4 tblsp bourbon
  • orange zest


Butter Panettone on both sides and cook in skillet until sides are golden brown.   Whisk together remaining ingredients. Tear Panettone into bite-size pieces and spread evenly in a casserole dish. (13×9 is a good size). Pour in liquid mixture and let stand 30 minutes. Preheat oven to 350 degrees with a rack in the middle. Bake bread pudding until pudding is set about 30-45 minutes. Serve warm with ice cream or homemade whipped cream.


iPhone App

I love Real Simple magazine. I’ve been reading it for years and I just recently got one of their iPhone apps.

For more than 10 years, Real Simple has provided smart, realistic solutions to everyday challenges. Now, Real Simple To-Do Lists will help you organize and delegate like never before. (Below is a screen shot of the app)

Please and Thank You

Please and Thank You is a little cafe located at 800 East Market street in the NuLu district.  They sell delicious coffee, baked goods, sandwiches and records! It’s one of my favorite places to grab breakfast with my best friends and pick up vinyl for my husband.

Check out some of their delicious food!


Egg Strada (tomatoes, eggs, cheese, pesto) with side salad, Curious Bagel (cream cheese, peppadew, red onion, cilantro, apricot jam), Capriole Special (goat cheese, grapes, rosemary honey) with side of arugula.


Holiday Gift Guide – Women

Buy local for your best friends, mom or sister! These gifts are a great way to buy fabulous presents while supporting local artists and businesses.

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iPhone App

I use my iPhone all the time for my business. Check out this free app I recently discovered to help me stay organized! is the best way to organize all your purchases into one simple place. Easily scan your paper receipts and we’ll turn the images into useful information that’s taggable and searchable so you can get organized and know where you’re spending your money. (Below is a screen shot of the app)





Holiday Cards

Check out these gorgeous holiday cards by artist Ashley Cecil.

I love these bird cards by Dutch painter Jeroen Allart for a non-traditional take on holiday cards!

These holiday cards from Vintage Paper Parade on Etsy are so darling!


Dandelion is an inspired store carrying everything from home decor to jewelry! Everything in the store is curated and chosen by Andie Frisbee, owner and Louisville based interior designer. The store is located at 3729 Lexington Road in St. Matthews. It’s the place to go for decorating your home or buying the perfect holiday gift for a friend! Check out some of my favorite items below:

Pillows by K Studio

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