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How to wear a headscarf

Not sure how to tame frizzy hair? I wasn’t either, until I discovered wearing headscarves. No more bad hair days!

Like the scarves that you saw in the video? Click the image below.

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Headscarves found in Art History

Girl with a Pearl Earring is an oil painting by 17th-century Dutch painter Johannes Vermeer. It is a tronie of a girl with a headscarf and a pearl earring. The painting has been in the collection of the Mauritshuis in The Hague since 1902.

Girl with a Pearl Earring is an oil painting by 17th-century Dutch painter Johannes Vermeer. It is a tronie of a girl with a headscarf and a pearl earring. The painting has been in the collection of the Mauritshuis in The Hague since 1902.

Girl with a Pearl Earring is an oil painting by 17th-century Dutch painter Johannes Vermeer. It is a tronie of a girl with a headscarf and a pearl earring. The painting has been in the collection of the Mauritshuis in The Hague since 1902.

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Seeking Intern

MANHATTAN (13)

I’m looking for Interns for a 3-4 month period, starting mid June.

The Details

Location: Lancaster PA
Compensation: Unpaid internship
Hours/Expectations: 5-10 hours per week {flexible}
Duration: Mid June- Aug ( flexible)

Use your skills

The internship will be catered to your skill set, and how your talents best fit into my business.
Photographer: to assist in taking product shots, and doing some photo shots. This is a great opportunity for you to build your portfolio.
Textile designer: Are you interested in textile design? You’ll be able to help with the weaving, finishing of products and try your hand at some digitally printed fabric design.
PR/ Marketing : You’ll help with PR outreach and social media marketing.

THE APPLICATION

Please send an email with the title of the position you’re applying for (Internship) to amberkane1314@hotmail.com answering these three questions. 1) What is your background and experience in this area? 2) Why do you want this position? 3) What are your other time commitments this summer and what are the days/hours you will be available?
Please Include: Links to your website, blog, social media profiles
Application Deadline: ASAP, position will remain open until filled

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Gift Guide for Graduates

It’s the time of year when you’re going to graduation parties and while you can always throw a check in a card, try something new this year.

Give a silk scarf. It serves as a perfect transition piece, to take their college wardrobe to professional.

 

square silk scarf

Treat them to a statement pillow that will transform that apartment. They’ll be thrilled to add some decor that is new, and not something they found a thrift store.

decorative pillow

Or, if the grad is headed to the classroom, get them a copy of the Teacher Reflection Journal.

GET YOUR COPY

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Archtecture design tips: pillow pit

decorative pillow

 

As I kid I thought that I wanted to take gymnastics, it lasted for about a year, the only thing that I liked about it was the giant sponge pit. My memory of the sponge was that, it was like an indoor swimming pool filled with giant sponges. It was hard ( really it still is )  for me to understand why gymnastics was the only place that housed a sponge/ pillow pit. It was so much fun to play in, and I can only imagine how much fun it would be to sit/sleep in as well.

I’m no architect or engineer, but I can’t wrap my head around why the concept if a pillow pit hasn’t taken house design by storm.

 

I”m going to attempt to explain to you want an in home pillow pit would like like, however, my husband, and my students, often tell me that they don’t understand how my mind works, and often don’t seem to quiet grasp my vision.

Here’s how it would work, the pillow pit would be built into the floor.  ( basically imagine , building an in ground pool in your home) The floor would be created like a pocket door, so when not in use,  you could slide the floor back in place, hiding the pillow pit, and turning your floor, back into , just a floor.

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I’m crossing my fingers and hoping that you really are seeing my vision.

 

Then with the snap of a finger…. you could slide the floor open , revealing a pillow pit. The perfect place to hang out and watch Downtown Abbey, to list to the audio version of Bossy Pants by Tina Fey, or turn through the pages of Realizing Empathy.

While I’ve yet to convince my husband to add pillow pit construction to the list of home renovations, I”ve done the next best thing and started designing pillows. Because in my mind there is no such thing as too many pillows. I currently sleep with 6, making me thankful that my husband only weighs 120 pounds, causing him to require very little room in our bed.

 

decorative pillow

 

It’s time to start filling the pillow pit that you don’t have, but know that you want.

decorative pillow

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What to get your teacher for teacher appreciation week

A reflective and inspirational journal designed for teachers, filled with 108 pages of reflection prompts focusing on the teaching day day, the classroom, lessons, and teaching impact .

There is no right or wrong way to use this journal, go in order, skip pages, do some pages more than once. The prompts at the top of each page are designed to help teachers think, process and let go.

As a teacher, I’ve learned how important it is to reflect, and how hard it is to find the time and space to do so. The prompts are help you clear your mind, reflect, and to quickly get your thoughts, feelings, and funny stories down onto the page.

” Writing is the act of motion. Writing is the commitment to move forward, not to stew in our own juices, to become whatever it is that we are becoming. Writing is both the boat and the wind in the sails. Even on the days when the winds of inspiration seem slight, there is some forward motion, some progress made. ” – Julia Camera, The Artist Way

The perfect end of the year gift for the teachers in your life.

Great gift for both new and seasoned teachers. Because you’re busy, it will come wrapped and ready to give as a gift.


Buy this on Selz
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What to do for Mother’s Day

For several years,  I swore off doing outdoor shows, I didn’t want to have to deal with the weather. Then last year I was convinced to brave the great doors, and as I set up in my tent in the rain and wind, I remembered why I hadn’t done an outdoor show for three years.

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I’m not sure if I had short term memory loss, or if I was pushed over the edge because one man bought 7 scarves ( no, that is not a typo), and well that made for a pretty decent show. The other thing that convinced me to do another outdoor show is that my husband discovered an awesome hummus place, they even make their own fresh pitas…… I ate there three times. Yes, I know, you’re waiting for me to tell you what the place was called, or where it’s located, these are the small details that I don’t remember . I do however remember, that it was in about 5 minutes walking distance from the PA Guild, Rittenhouse Craft show, and if you come to the show this May, and visit my booth, I’ll be sure to have figured out both the name and the location of the best hummus place on earth… at least that I’ve discovered thus far.

Can’t wait to see you… and no , I don’t share my hummus

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Show Details:

When: May 8. 9. 10th

Friday: 11 am to 7 pm
Saturday: 11 am to 7 pm
Sunday: 11 am to 5 pm

Where: Corner of 18th & Walnut St (1800 Walnut)Philadelphia, PA 19103

FREE  FOR EVERYONE

 

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What’s your personality have to do with it?

 

Photo by Ramshackle Glam

Photo by Ramshackle Glam

Photo by Ramshackle Glam

Photo by Ramshackle Glam

Photo by Ramshackle Glam

Photo by Ramshackle Glam

Photos by Ramshackle Glam

Photos by Ramshackle Glam

This may come as a surprise, but I’m an introvert. According to Myers Briggs I”m an INFP .

INFPs always want to be invited to the party—even though the chances are they won’t show up. It’s true… I”m not much for showing up to parties where there are more than 4 people, especially if I don’t know ALL of them. 

That’s why I’m not having a birthday party, where I invite everyone to my house, or a restaurant… really , I don’t know what to do in large groups of people. I suddenly become awkward, and don’t know how to start a conversation. 

Then there is always the eating food on tiny plates, and drinking wine part. While I like food, tiny plates, and wine, I don’t know how to handle it in combination with no tables and lot of people. Then in an effort to look like I”m doing something, but not having to talk to new people, I keep refilling my tiny plate and drinking so instead I look like the crazy person that must not have eaten anything for the last 5 weeks.

Really, it just doesn’t go well. I’m going to spare you the scene, and instead, we’ll celebrate by my giving you a gift. That way we both win.

April 18th only, take 31% off EVERYTHING, in the shop. So go crazy, have fun, and fill up your shopping cart, like I fill up mini plates of food, at social events with more than 4 people.

Here’s you your code: fillupmyplate

Go to the shop

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Birthday Celebration Sale

BIRTHDAY

I”m not exactly sure what happened, but turning 30 seemed to set some kind of fire under me, and in the last year I made a lot of changes.

The year began with a brand new hair style, followed by making the decision to become part owner of a gallery, which launched me into the plan of moving to Lancaster.

After convincing my husband…. I don’t think that he was actually convinced, he just forgot how quickly I make decisions and my love for putting ideas into action. I started looking at homes in Lancaster…. a few months later, we made an offer ( one that my husband thought would be turned down)…… it was accepted.

Not wanting or needing two homes, we promptly put our home on the market… two days later we had an offer, and I thought my husband ( he’s the logical, methodical, thinker in the relationship, the kind of person that a dreamer like me needs to have in her life) , was going to have a panic attack.

We turned down that offer, accepting one a few months later.

This brings us to the present moment in time, almost exactly a year later. We settle on the sale of our home a few days before I turn 31.

This year has been exciting, exhausting, terrifying, thrilling, pretty much any emotion that you can think of, we’ve been through it. Did I forget to mention that I”m also leaving my full time teaching job, and going for it on my own. Some days I think that this is a great idea, other days I doubt myself and wonder what I’m doing.

My 30′s so far are proving to be a time of celebration, change, and transformation. Change of any kind hurts ( well, actually it’s the resistance to change that hurts) , but it’s also something to be celebrated, that’s the only thing that helps me to push through during the times that it REALLY REALLY HURTS.

To celebrate my 31st, I’m giving you 31% off of everything in the shop!!! But it’s only for one day, April 18th, and you have to be officially invited in order to receive the code.

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What do you need to celebrate?

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