Sunday, July 29, 2018

Summer Thriftin' and Life Updates

Oh look, it's been about 6 months since my last blog post.

Life has been busy. I've been actively working on my 2018 goals. I know - most people's new year's resolutions fall short by about now, but at least the only one I've completely failed at is blogging more. I've been going to the gym routinely, eating gluten free, traveling, and have began the arduous journey towards getting my P.E (Professional Engineering) license. 

I visited Philly to visit the Mutter Museum, but couldn't take pictures inside, so here's Philadelphia's Magic Gardens, which showcase local artist, Isaiah Zagar's mosaic work. Beautiful!

I've been spending a lot of time thrifting and enjoying estate sale season. I even went to my first traveling antique show, which was more for personal shopping than for business. Was great to see so many true antiques and talk to some of the vendors. I could definitely see my retirement hobby as being a traveling antique vendor. Reminds me a lot of the jewelry vending I used to do when I was a teenager. 

In regards to the vintage business - my space partner and I have expanded and now have two spaces at Found on Fremont. We've added a separate shelf that we've jam packed with goods. Helps spread things out from our main space and has proved to be a good investment! 

Outside of thrifting and restocking Found every weekend, I've been crafting a bit more. Hosted my first "Crafternoon" with work friends and now I think we may have a semi-monthly rotation planned. Did I mention how lucky I am to have such a creative bunch of women engineers at my job? :) 

There's still a small niche market in my bug jewelry and now that it's summer I've been gifted lots of ethically found bugs for my jewelry. I haven't delved into any new projects lately, but last weekend I picked up some fun furniture finds - given the space they take up, I'm hoping I'll be motivated to start painting/reupholstering soon. 

Supply shot - jars of bug love for my projects. 
That's all for now - fingers crossed I'll post again soon! 
I still have garden and construction work things to share later. :)