Jackalope Pasadena April 29-30

If you’re not doing anything next weekend you are now! 😀

This year CO Creative Cartel will have a space at the Jackalope Artisan Fair in Pasadena! I’ve heard lots of great things about this event and I’m honored and so excited to be a part of it!

This upcoming week is going to be mainly focusing on 2 businesses: Real estate and Jackalope Fair. I’ve got cards ordered, new product ordered (hopefully it comes in time for this show), my booth laid out, a car rented…now it’s just about tying up the loose ends!

Hope to see you there! I think it’s going to be a beautiful weekend in Pasadena.


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Mother’s Day Gift Guide

OOOWEEE! Our busiest time of the year is upon us!

Mother’s Day has usually been busy for us year after year. During the spring time it’s always a time that’s busy in the retail world. Typically the spring is the start of craft show season here in LA and this year is no different. 

We’re going to be doing 2 craft shows this spring – Jackalope Fair on April 29-30 in Pasadena and Patchwork Show on June 11th! It’s our first time at both shows so I’m really excited to talk to our customers and local community in person. Both of these events are free to the public if you want to attend! It’ll be tons of fun I promise 🙂

Even though my mom isn’t here with me anymore Mother’s Day is still extremely important to me. My other mom, my mother-in-law, is the most beautiful and loving person. Ever since Charlie and I have been together she has welcomed me into her family and loved me like I was her own child. I’m so thankful for the bond we share. She and I have this special mother/daughter relationship that I cherish. Without her, I don’t know where I’d be.

Me and Mom, Christmas 2014

I’ve been shopping here and there for the perfect gift but here are a few things I’m personally eyeing for Mother’s Day.

  1. Burt’s Bees Essential Everyday Beauty Gift Set. If you read my skincare regimen post from last month you’ll know that I’m loving Burt’s Bees. It’s a good, mostly natural product that doesn’t break the bank. I’m loving this gift set they put together!
  2. Essie Spring 2017 Mini Kit. My mother-in-law and I love doing our nails. This mini kit would be a perfect small gift!

  3. Miss you Most Mother’s Day Card. This card means a lot to me. I designed this card when I lost my mom and debuted it at Unique LA in 2016. I was surprised how people resonated with the message. I talked to people that also lost their moms just like I did as well as people that just couldn’t be with their moms because of distance. Sometimes the best gift is just a heartfelt note. <3
  4. Le Petit Crap Bag Tote. This is one of my mother-in-law’s favorite products that I sell! She has a great sense of  humor. She loved it so much that she actually bought a bunch for her coworkers too!

Looking for something for your mom this Mother’s Day? Use promo code MOMLUV17 now through Sunday, May 14, 2017 to get 15% off on everything in our shop! Plus, spend $40 or more and get free shipping (no promo code needed) 🙂


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Happy Easter 2017

I can’t believe it’s that time again, Easter! As a Christian, it’s one of the most important days of the year for me. 

Our church usually hosts a Passion Play every year. And although we didn’t have one this year during the weeks leading up to Easter I have been running the events of what happened over 2000 years ago in my mind. 

Last year I wrote this post about dying for someone you don’t even know. I can’t imagine it. I can’t imagine how many people thought Jesus was crazy. But when you think about it literally instead of like a folk tale it starts to get real. You know those people that stand up for what they believe in and get killed? That’s what Jesus did. And not only did he do it because He believed, He did it for us – for people he would never meet. It’s hard for me to wrap my head around that concept because many of us wouldn’t do that. 

But enough of that, today we celebrate the fact that Jesus sacrificed His life for us but the tomb couldn’t contain Him! He rose from the dead! That’s even more crazy! It’s a miracle that changed the history of the world!

So Happy Easter to everyone! Remember the reason why we celebrate each year, the resurrection of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ!


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