Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Designer Con 2015


I've never gone to a convention, ever. So I had no idea what to expect, but this year Designer Con was in my hometown and all my favorite Designers who mostly design cat themed products were all there! I went on the last day of the two day Convention.


 Below is my DC haul.


Tabby Cats: http://www.lindapanda.com
Cat in a Bag: http://jeannineschafer.blogspot.com
Purrito/Cat Video Director Pin: http://shop.nelliele.com
Workout Cat: https://www.etsy.com/shop/HeyItsMeu
BFFs: http://tanoshiboyart.bigcartel.com
Beast: https://www.facebook.com/Flying-Frog-Illustration-263679746982117/
Cat Pin: https://www.facebook.com/ALittleKnownShop/?fref=photo

Monday, December 7, 2015

Photo Travel Blog: Dallas, Texas

The Sixth Floor Museum was the only museum I really had time for. Because of the crowd and the audio guide, it took about 3-4 hours. Also the museum store was full of great JFK books!




 
The John F. Kennedy Memorial was also a great spot, it is a meaningful tribute to JFK.

 


We also stopped by the Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden. They had a fun Pumpkin Fall Festival. There was plenty of Texas decor too!





On the last day we went to Reunion Tower to check out the Dallas landscape. It was really fun and the interactive screen was helpful and told us what each building was.



Monday, November 30, 2015

Etsy Packaging


One of my favorite parts about selling on Etsy is getting to wrap each of my sold items with care and making it look beautiful for my customers. I also made a quick video on my process, you can watch it here; since i have a full time job in the day, I work on my Etsy shop at night.

Card: Target
Ribbon: Paper Source
Stamp: FORYOO
String: Oh Hello Friend
Washi Tape: Oh Hello Friend
Tissue Paper: Anthropologie
Vintage Game Cards: The International Printers Museum

Friday, November 27, 2015

20% Off Sale!

https://www.etsy.com/shop/SeaSand

20% off sale on all items at Sea Sand Vintage on November 27, 28 & 30. For Black Friday, Small Business Saturday and Cyber Monday. Click on the image to be taken to my store.

Monday, November 23, 2015

Ralph Lauren


I previously worked with the Mad Men prop department in 2012, you can read about it here. I was contacted by someone at Ralph Lauren for a piece I was selling in my Etsy shop. I'm not sure how it will or has been used, but I am very happy to work with one of my favorite companies. The easel that was purchased may be used as a prop in a store or as a prop in an advertisement.


Monday, November 16, 2015

Holiday Candle Review: Fireside


 This Fireside candle has the scent of nutmeg, incense and patchouli combined with oakmoss, amber and cedar. I found it at Anthropologie for $38.00. The candle has three wicks and it's by Illume. The glass is Mercury Moonglow, with a green tone along the top part of the glass.

I was looking for a smooth smelling holiday candle that didn't smell like a Starbucks drink. I do prefer musky, woodland scents to sweet food type of smells. This candle smells like a bonfire in the woods in the best way possible. It's subtle, relaxing and very comforting. I wasn't planning on spending so much on a candle, but I couldn't put it down, I needed this in my life! I am really glad that purchased it, I'll already need to buy another one soon because it's already half gone. I've used it a lot and my apartment smells amazing because of it. This is a great gift and perfect for any home too. Treat yourself and buy this candle!


Monday, November 9, 2015

Happy Autumn

 
Happy Autumn! I made a video on how to decorate fall decor pumpkins! 
You can click here, for the DIY video, but I've also added it below.

 I also made a cute Fall bunting banner for my window. There's no video for that because painting words on fabric is pretty self explanatory. Below is a photo I took of some pumpkins at Trader Joe's. They were beautiful. I may buy a green one next year, that color is fantastic.

Friday, October 16, 2015

Photo Travel Blog: Austin, Texas

 Cathedral of Junk

HOPE Outdoor Gallery


Spider House Cafe

 Inner Space Cavern


 Alamo Drafthouse

 Texas State Capital


 6th Street Mural

Maria's Taco Xpress

Uncommon Goods


Blanton Museum of Art


Friday, October 9, 2015

Photo Travel Blog: San Antonio, Texas

The neighborhood of my AirBNB

 At the Blue Star Complex for some dinner

 Downtown San Antonio

Cactus at the Alamo

The Alamo Facade 

Public Art Sculpture, "La Antorcha de la Amistad"

 The Tower of the Americas

 View of San Antonio from the Tower

  View of San Antonio from the Tower

  The Riverwalk


Riverwalk Ducks