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Good Morning Guys,

I can’t believe it has been since June that I last touched base with you. I took the month of July off because of life. July is always busy here around the house as that is our month for family visiting out of town with the kiddo’s that are on summer vacation. It is always good to take a little time to recharge your batteries. Then inevitable I got sick again with another cold that wiped me out for the end of July and now we are in August.

In amongst all this, something exciting happened for me. If you follow me on Youtube you know back in May I took a trip to see my sister in Texas and we went vintage/junk hunting. I had so much fun! I have always loved treasure hunting on top of doing my art. Well, when I got back an idea started churning in my mind. What if I set up a booth somewhere, I could do that. Find treasure, fix them up, give them new life and sell them. I went with this urge and I got one! I now have a permanent setup in Daytona Beach Florida, inside Nicole’s Beach Street Mall.  I applied for the booth in June and opened my space on August 3rd. There I sell handmade, upcycled and vintage-inspired home decor and gifts. I keep larger pieces there like furniture I buy and paint up. I also went and updated my Etsy shop and there I will keep my mala necklaces, handmade bracelets, and smaller items. All of this has been a major shift for me and has kept me super busy.

Now some of you may be wondering what does this mean for my website and art. Well, I now have Side Street Market which is the division of my business that will be the in-person shop and my Etsy store. I am keeping Side Street Design LLC. You will see a shift in my blog though as I open up from just mixed media and journaling to also DIY and life notes.

I will have more DIY posts on flipping items found for resale amongst my art journaling. I hope you all will stay with me on this new journey and bare with me as I work to find my new balance. As an artist, we need to grow and I am excited to share this new journey with you all.

Here are some photos from my booth setup. My wonderful husband and parents helped me set up.

If you are local to Florida you can find my booth inside Nicole’s Beach Street Mall at 140 N Beach Street, Daytona Beach, FL 32114

My Hubby(John) and Dad checking out the wall space The guys working hard
All setup. Found upcycled decor, handmade vintage-inspired frames, upcycled furniture, original art

I painted this chair using Debs DIY Paint in Bohemian Blue and Mermaid Tail, Sealed it with a top coat and finished it with an IOD Transfer

Thanks for stopping by guys and stay tuned for new DIY and Life posts along with your old favorites using Ranger products.