Selling in a booth at a market and make FIVE figures!

how to set up a booth at a market

Selling at markets are not for the faint of heart. It is HARD work! A local market called St. Louis Vintage Market Days is happening April 13-15.

With the market gearing up there are a lot of first time vendors emailing me asking for advice. I find that so so flattering because I think my booth by and large usually is sub par. I know I know, I am to hard on myself but let me explain. Up until…

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Flooring Install!

Installing flooring while living in your home is not for the faint of heart, in fact it may be only for the crazy. We learned a lot of lessons which we will do a whole post on!

*hallmark floors provided our flooring at a discounted price. All of the opinions are our own*

We own a kitchen renovation company so I am all to familiar with my clients struggles and how hard a flooring renovation is on the home and family. I feel like, even I was not prepared for this and I do renovations…

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Flooring Saga Continued

**Hallmark Floors graciously partnered with us for this project but all our thoughts and opinions are our own**

If you would like to see where our floors started, you can check them out here! It was BAD!

Our friends at Looking Glass Floors had told us about Hallmark Flooring and we were hooked. We loved their finishes. Just looking at them from the website we liked what we saw. We went down to a distributor to start looking at samples and holy moly is that overwhelming. The world was our oyster. We had no idea…

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Flooring Disaster

Flooring disaster

We bought a 117 year old home in September of 2015. Since then, it has essentially been disaster after disaster so I am FINALLY able to update you on some big projects! Our flooring was the original pine floors. Some boards were over 20′ long. While old pine is harder than new pine, it was still pine and was not holding up to our gang of 3 dogs. From first glance, it looked okay minus the obvious sun damage.

Broken Flooring

When you…

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Your Local St. Louis Stitch Fix!

St. Louis Stitch Fix type Styling Service Mix and Match

Stitch Fix is one of my favorite services, like I seriously love stitch fix. I recently used something so great for us local St. Louis people! It is called Mix & Match!

So here is the gist- these two wonderful ladies, Maggie & Erin, come to your house. You can have a party, where everyone has their own private shopping show and trying on clothes! You get discounts as the host and all that fun stuff OR you can do what I did!

A private styling session – better…

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St. Louis Home Show Workshop Announcement

The St. Louis Home Show comes around once a year and most of you know by now that we are going to be at the St. Louis Home Show.
Even better, we will be teaching 18 workshops. These are all amazing workshops! Each workshop can have 16 people and we are allowed to pre register 8 people! Some are FREE and some are just $5! FIVE DOLLARS! This is a do not miss event!
What are we teaching? For more info on any class or to register then click on the following link…

How to get a good Stitch Fix

How to Choose Stitch Fix
I have belonged to Stitch Fix now for 8 months! You can register using my affiliate link if you would like, but let me tell you all about it and how to make it work for you!
I have only mailed three items back in that time and love almost everything I get. As a small business owner, I have no time to shop and haven’t shopped for clothes since belonging! I see people trying it and loving it OR trying it and hating it! So, because I am a huge believer in this service…

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Ikea Hack Rast Dresser

Ikea Hack Rast Dresser
Ikea hacks have become very popular. We recently had an Ikea open up in St. Louis and have been hosting Ikea Hack classes! They have been a huge hit and I wanted to show you what we have done so far! We have had a few classes and partnered with O’verlays! O’verlays makes super awesome decals for lack of a better word for a ton of ikea’s furniture lines. It totally takes a simple ikea piece up several several notches.
You can get any of the O’verlays you see here on their website!  They are seriously…

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DIY Bar Cart

Just over a month ago we launched our very first, official Power Tools & Pretty Things DIY Class.
We teamed up with Simpson Strong-Tie™ to bring you DIY DONE RIGHT® project! Our first two Power Tools classes focused on the Indoor/Outdoor Bar Cart. 
So why did we partner with them? Well, their Simpson Strong-Tie® Rigid Tie® RTC2Z connectors make it so so easy for beginner builders!
In the class, which takes about…

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