We had our first craft night of our new series sponsored by Bing. The idea behind craft nights is to get everyone together to hang out offline and to learn something new. Craft Nights are free, you just have to register for a spot. (The next two are being announced below.) My friend Rebecca Wright has been helping me plan them and she has done such a great job. For the first one Rubi Jones came and taught us how to do a Braided Chignon. Rubi helped us handpick her favorite hair+beauty products for this gift bag.
Samantha Hahn made these lovely illustrations with Rubi and then we letterpressed them. Rubi says these Muji bobby pins are super hard to find because hairstylists go in and buy them completely out. They are super sturdy and keep your hair in place all day. Malin + Goetz sent us some samples of: Grapefruit Face Cleanser, Vitamin E Face Moisturizer, Detox Face Mask, Moisturizing Shampoo, and Sage Styling Cream. And Paul designed these calendars with Bing which we letterpressed and then dip-dyed the paper in a light blue dye.
Fat & The Moon is a cool natural beauty company that makes the most beautiful products in small batches. They are amazing!
Thank you to everyone who came and to everyone who helped put it on and to all of our sponsors. It was so great to meet everyone in person! I’m really excited to announce the next two Craft Nights. I will put an announcement up and open registration with the details a week before the event. Remember, craft nights are free but it is $20 to hold your spot (that is 100% refunded the night of the event.)
Last month I had a meeting in Seattle so we decided to bring the whole family and make a trip out of it. We’ve always wanted to take the train down the coast so we decided this was the perfect opportunity. We flew up to Seattle, had a few fun days to explore the city and then boarded a train in Seattle in the morning. It was kind of an interesting adventure so I thought I would share it here in case anyone wants to try it. The airplane tickets at the time were around $100 each way and the the train tickets were $75 each way. The train from Seattle to San Francisco takes 24 hours so we decided to upgrade to the sleeper car. (I was worried about the kids being noisy at night and disturbing other people.) The sleeper car was about double what the plane tickets would have been (but it also includes meals). After a couple of hours on the train we were joking that we could have been home already. While the train was really cool, it isn’t the most time or cost efficient way to travel. Make sure you are doing it for the experience or you’ll be disappointed.
We arrived at the train station about 25 minutes before the train left. There were only a few other people in line so getting on the train was so easy. There was no taking off your shoes or putting everything through x-ray machines. It happened so fast that I can’t remember but I think we just walked through a metal detector. Within 5 minutes of arriving we were settled in our sleeper cabin. After we tucked away our bags the agent came by to offer us Champagne and Martinelli’s. It was so fun and we were all excited. The family sleeper cars felt spacious. I was worried I would feel cramped but that wasn’t the case.
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by Jenny Batt
So, I was just sitting around the other day noticing how many grocery ads came in the mail the other day and I wondered what I could do with it. Why not make a pinata? So I grabbed my winter sale flyers and a few extra party hats and got to work. January will be a little more fun this year.
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Do you have a random stack of assorted cupcake liners in your cupboard? I find they’re sold like hamburger and hot dog buns – they never quite match up to how many hamburgers and hot dogs you’ve made. Here’s a cute and easy use for them – mini party hat cupcake toppers.
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Here is the final post for the year in review. The last quarter is where I started producing most of the content in house with my team. It has been really great to work with different people and see everything come together for a shoot. A special thanks to all my wonderful contributors and team members. I also want to thank everyone for coming to Oh Happy Day. 2012 was a great year and this community is so supportive. Here is to a Happy 2013!!