Archives for May 2013

Spring Beauty Event

When Kristin and I started our business journey here at our blog and at our online boutique, LoveFeast Shop we couldn't imagine that eventually our journey would lead us to hosting boutique events in our cities, Baltimore and Minneapolis.  To begin with they were a way to mingle with the blogger friends we were making in each of our cities.  Eventually they grew as our business grew to include businesses and brands. "Whatever you do, do it with gust-0." BlogLove events are places for both businesses, brands and bloggers to … [Read more...]

Win $2,500 Shopping Spree at Havertys!

Every now and then an opportunity comes along that we just have to share with you! This is one of them. I don't know about you, but every spring, when the sunshine begins to come out and the flowers pop their heads above ground, I look around my house and I'm ready for a little sprucing and refreshing. The sofa might look a little tired, or my kid's dressers are just not functioning anymore. Maybe I just need a new pop of color in my decor or new comfy chairs to put around my dining room table. I get a little antsy for … [Read more...]

Oh The Places You’ll Go Graduation Party Ideas

Graduation celebrations and parties are just around the corner.  Like many planning a party I turned to Pinterest for graduation party ideas and inspiration.  (photo credit from The Brass Paperclip Project)  We're getting ready for that milestone here at our home with my first of four about to graduation. Celebrate the interests and future of your graduate by add personal details and decoration! Travel experience have always been important to our family.  We've taken our family on many excursions and vacations.  It wasn't … [Read more...]

Business from Dream to Reality

*The above picture is a screen shot of the new look of LoveFeast Shop. You get a sneak peek! We were rolling our bags down the conference hallway at Blissdom and looked at each other. "I can't believe we did it!" Chris Ann said. Five years ago when we started this blog, we had three goals. One, to see each other more often. Two, to start an online boutique and three, to help fund college for our 9 kids. We use to joke that we'd have to turn our dryer lint into dreams. We had been stay at home moms who had become pretty … [Read more...]

London Shopping At Hoss Intropia

A couple of months ago I accompanied my husband on a business trip to London.  While he was in meetings I wandered the cobblestone streets around Covent Garden.  The coffee shops, street fashion (lots of plumb, textured black tights and fur) and boutiques brightened my creative spirit even though the weather was similar to our Minnesota chill.  A little down the street after stopping in the flagship Barbour store, which I absolutely had to do since, Kristin's sister-n-law designs their women and children lines I wandered into the … [Read more...]

Upcycle Remodel~Bathroom

We were all gung-ho to build and fill raised beds. My husband built the frames and we were looking into the best places to buy dirt and compost. Then one day, I was in my office and caught a whiff...of mildew. It was wafting down from my boy's flat. I called my husband and said, "I'm changing the order of the "honey do" list. I want to move raised beds to number two and put the boy's bathroom up to number one." That weekend, he began the demo. He had a little help. We wanted to do this on a budget. When we had … [Read more...]

Thrift Store Score!

I just had to share...okay, brag a bit. Look what I scored at our local thrift store! It's a rolling office chair, tufted for $4.99! I called my husband to come meet me with our big cargo van. Even he was impressed with the find. So impressed, he tried to one up me a few days later when he brought home these vintage French curtain pulls off of a rehab job he was working on. Um, it's easy to remember why I fell in love with him. I think he won. Total treasures.   How about you? What have been some of your recent … [Read more...]

Homemade Lattice Pie Crust

I shared tips for making homemade pie crust the other day and wanted to show you how to make a lattice top for homemade fruit pies. It's not hard and even more fun to do with one of your kids. My daughter, Teapot helped me out. Using the pie crust recipe HERE, divide recipe in half, rolling half out for the bottom of the pie and the other half to create the lattice topping. Roll the dough out into a round on a well floured surface. Cut dough into 1 inch strips. Starting with the center strip (use the longer … [Read more...]