Mix Tape June

At the Moment:
June started with a bang – Roy’s Jurassic Park birthday party! We rented a bounce house and he & his friends had a total blast. School is officially out for summer so we are enjoying more time together and working out our new schedules for work, sleep and play. We went to the beach, went strawberry picking and kite flying. I got to go camping with my BFF right by Lake Huron with a historic lighthouse right near us, and the whole trip was SO GREAT and relaxing. Dan and I saw two concerts – Nick Cave and Chastity Belt with Sneaks. Both shows were just completely awesome. I also saw New Kids on the Block with Paula Abdul and Boyz II Men with Monica, and yes I realize that those 3 tours are just on complete opposite ends of the music spectrum and I don’t mind at all.

As for Reware Vintage, I got to sell at Vintage Street Market in Grand Rapids in June – a favorite show of mine, and go on a mini buying trip and house call + added bonus “live thrift” for a day! I hadn’t gone on an out of town buying trip in well over a year (thank you everyone who has scheduled house calls so I haven’t needed to hunt!) so that was a ton of fun. I also have 2 new stores that are now carrying my handmade notebooks this month – Detroit Mercantile in Eastern Market & Brick and Mortar General Store in Ypsilanti!

I finished another knit hat which ended up too big for Roy but fits me great, so now it is mine lol. I made a bunch of new jewelry from vintage finds for the Mo Pop Festival, which I really love. Also, I’ve been working on a secret new project with a friend – debuting soon!

Listening to:
The new albums by Roger Waters and Rancid, and also Dolly Parton, The Jesus and Mary Chain, Lana Del Ray, Fugazi, Jack White, Beach House, The Bird and the Bee, The Roots, Ben Folds Five, The Cure, They Might Be Giants, Crass, Sloan, and Iggy Pop.

Della’s fav song of the month (because she is a music obsessed kid): “Free Fallin’” by Stevie Nicks. She loves Tom Petty and loves Stevie Nicks. This cover is the perfect combination for Del!

Shopping and Drooling Over:
This post from Man Repeller about the summer style of Dirty Dancing is EVERYTHING.

The return of Zima is just the best thing ever and I don’t ever want it to go away again. I may need to stockpile in the garage.

and Other Things I’m Loving Right Now:
Our box full of goodies from our pen pal Gen in Washington – she sent the kids vintage books & toys and some incredible local Seattle chocolate bars that I love! Roys last day of school = more flying kites, art projects, reading, science experiments, hanging at parks, going the library, building Legos and other fun time with the kids, which is awesome. Also, eating out of our garden a bit, mass bingeing on podcasts, and brainstorming a whole bunch for the holiday season now that we are halfway (!) through 2017.

Looking Forward to:
A couple of birthdays in July (that’d be mine & Dan’s), applications opening up for Detroit Urban Craft Fair and going to Mo Pop Festival!