My DIY Wedding

I’d love to say that I DIYed my wedding all by myself, but really I owe everything to my mom and sister who took care of pretty much EVERYTHING! The only thing I did was kinda oversee the general look and feel of the wedding, which was way more than enough work for me!

We decided to do things very low-key as far as weddings go. These days things can get really ridiculous very fast! We wanted to avoid all that and have more of a casual gathering of friends and family.

Below are way too many pictures from the event. Enjoy!

Small Business Saturday at Crafted!

On November 24th Crafted at the Port of Los Angeles will be celebrating Small Business Saturday! Between Black Friday and Cyber Monday is Small Business Saturday, a day for eco- and socially-conscious holiday shopping in support of small, local businesses that are the engines of the nation’s economy. Crafted represents more than 100 local, independent artists and crafters under one roof, with the perfect gifts for absolutely anyone!

Be one of the first 200 visitors to Crafted on November 24th and receive an incredibly cool CRAFTED tote bag that is made from recycled military scrap material by disabled veterans at the West LA Veterans Administration. So cool!

More Crafted events for November 24th:

• Visit SANTA and Mrs. Claus from 12-3 p.m.
• Dancers from the The San Pedro City Ballet will be doing mini Nutcracker performances at noon and 1:30 pm.
DJ Frank FoReal will be spinning from 3 – 6 p.m.
Belly Bombz food truck from 11am-3pm
A Bite Truck food truck from 1pm-5pm

Parking is now FREE FOR EVERYONE at Crafted! So come by this holiday season and get your holiday shopping finished off with some of the most amazing handmade creations you can find in person!

October First Wednesday – Community Socal

This past wednesday I attended Community’s October First Wednesday event in Anaheim! “Community offers retail spaces for the eco, social and design conscious.” A few of my fellow Crafted vendors were there selling their handmade goods, and I went to support them and snap some pics! Check some of them out below, or view the whole album HERE.

Plushies by DesireeB
DesireeB

Bullet Necklaces by Mitsymoto Designs
Mitsymoto Designs

Crocheted Cowls with Handmade Buttons by Oxford Accessories
Oxford Accessories

Sweet Treats by Cake Bar
Cake Bar

Recycled Goods by Kelso Doesn't Dance
Kelso Doesn't Dance

Community Socal
Community Socal

Labor Day at Crafted August 31st – September 2nd

I have been gearing up for this upcoming holiday weekend with some new products in my booth at Crafted at the Port of Los Angeles!

crochet hearts

Come by Crafted this weekend for Sip n Shop, Live Music, BBQ from the Fox Pizza Bus (see menu here), and as always, handmade goodness from the Crafted vendors! Get more info on about the Labor Day festivities on the Crafted Blog and RSVP on the Facebook Event Page! Can’t wait to see you there!

Etsy Craft Party @ CRAFTED!

CRAFTED will be hosting an Etsy Craft Party on August 24th! If you would like to attend the Etsy Craft Party at CRAFTED, please RSVP HERE by August 12th. The more the merrier!

CRAFTED will be hosting an Etsy Craft Party on August 24th! If you would like to attend the Etsy Craft Party at CRAFTED, please RSVP HERE by August 12th. The more the merrier!

Etsy Craft Party

Craft Party is a time to get to know your neighbors and exercise your creative spirit. Craft Parties take place around the world when communities come together to participate in art, craft, design and DIY in every form. Anyone can organize a Craft Party and anyone can participate — the power is literally in your hands! – Etsy

You’re Invited!

Yay! CRAFTED at the Port of Los Angeles is opening soon! You are invited to “A Showcase for Handmade Crafts of All Kinds”! CRAFTED will be open year-round every Friday, Saturday and Sunday and It’s me Mary will be there! Now you can find your favorite handmade items in person, and meet me at the same time! RSVP for the Grand Opening here, and don’t forget to like CRAFTED’s facebook page to stay on top of all the news!

My Grandpa’s Closet Bracelet GIVEAWAY!!

My Grandpa's Closet
Today is the day of the first ever It’s me Mary bracelet giveaway!! Can you believe it? Visit the ever-so-amazing blog about everything fashion, beauty, foodie, diy and much much more, My Grandpa’s Closet for details on how to win a Coral and Gold It’s me Mary double wrap bracelet!! Happy Friday!

Coral and Gold