What I Can’t Let Go Of:
(just like the NPR Politics podcast on Fridays- minus the “Politics or otherwise” disclaimer.
This blog is a publicly politics-free zone, so all musings will be “Otherwise“.)
The story of Nelly Don has been popping in and out of my head all week. It’s a wonderful, crazy life story. A wonderful fella in Kansas City, Nelly Don’s Great Nephew, history buff and theater nerd (as well as estate lawyer) wrote the play and then turned it into a musical movie, filmed here in KC.
Nelly was an extremely creative young woman of very humble beginnings who built a fashion empire in Kansas City — The Garment District. As a woman! In 1916! By 1931, her company grew to manufacturing more than 5,000 dresses per day!
Nelly’s passion for fashion motivated her beyond the acceptable “women’s roles”. And she had the persistence and drive to keep knocking on doors until one shop owner finally said he’d try 18 dozen (at a higher than typical price). They sold out before noon on the first day!
I’d love to hear what you can’t let go of!
On the Blog This Week
The big EXCITEMENT?
The 2023 Collection of Christmas Stockings made their debut.
Eight groups this year — 59 unique styles!
There is truly something for everyone!
As much as I love dreaming about Christmas, I still love Fall decor and plenty of fun Fall crafts.
This is such a fun and easy and cheap pumpkin craft. All the details and FREE printables are in the blog post.
Coming Next Week:
A Baker’s Dozen of soft, fuzzy, delightful cuteness! Be sure to keep a sharp eye out for this one.
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Sharing From Around the Web
Part of the fun of shopping together, is seeing what everyone else likes, right?
So here are the most popular items from all my September shares:
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Am I surprised? Not one bit!
This has winner written all over it and at such a great price.
I’m thrilled that so many of you are into, or want to try watercolors. I love this set and didn’t purchase it because of the portable packaging. But it has ended up being a great feature!
I thought I was the only one crafting with and ancient, half melted single temp glue gun. Apparently I was wrong.
I think there’s a lot of crafters who learned the difference having great tools can make.
Plus the dual temp Gorilla Glue sticks — hardly any glue strings to deal with (esp. on high mode)
I’m so happy that so many saw the value in these — or maybe it just means you’ve burnt yourself enough to now take these seriously. ????♀️????♀️????♀️
PS: They’re also great for curling irons and flat irons.
Woo hoo! I love this one from Tarte! And now more of you do too.
Have you tried tubing mascara? If you haven’t, do yourself a favor and order this one right away. It’s a game changer for me! (plus I have sensitive eyes and no problems)
They call it lash extensions in a tube. That might be over-selling it just a bit, but it’s still really great! My lashes are definitely longer when I’m wearing this.
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I hope you enjoy your weekend!!! Thanks for hanging out with me a bit,
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