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25 Jun

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There's nothing better than going up north to spend the weekend with friends at their cabin. One of my favorite things about Minnesota (and Wisconsin) - and summer.

I was recently in Hayward, WI and my main mission for the rainy day was to get some taffy at Tremblay's Sweet Shop (another Today I Love...I little restraint here!)...however, I happened to stumble upon a wonderland of leather, craftsmanship and a fresh take on the moccasin in more colors and styles than imaginable. It was truly love at first sight.

Itasca Leathergoods is a haven for the most fashion-forward moccasins on the market. Minnesota-made and taking up residence in the quaint resort town of Hayward, WI. What a gem! How did I not know about these?!?!

So many color combinations. Plus, cow, buffalo, elk and moose hide to choose from. And even the fluffiest of sheepskin! I could hardly wait to try on a pair - and when I did they felt like butter on my feet. Sold!

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And check out this AWESOME wall...love this idea!

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You can also make a custom pair with any color combination. I instantly thought these would make THE best gift for your wedding party in your custom colors!

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And the men's mocs rock too...

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Itasca Leathergoods is a great story with great american-made products. Your feet will thank you and be the envy of everyone! I love these today and everyday...

Cheers!

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24 Jun

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Wow.

I can't believe that it has already been ONE year since I started on this GetMarried and blogging adventure. 

Honestly, in taking this creative leap of faith, I had no idea what to expect but opted to trust my gut and embrace the confidence my closet friends, family and advisors had in me. Truly some of the most amazing, talented and honest people I could be blessed with having on my side.

I am grateful for so much. I adore all of the followers on every platform and how engaged and appreciative you have been for what GetMarried is all about. Fresh. Thoughtful. Inspired. My point of view.

The opportunities to meet people and go places is beyond extraordinary. (OMG. I was at Martha Stewart Living Ominmedia last week. Really?!?!) And these are two things that can't help but fuel inspiration more than ever. The friendships and connections I have been able to make are amazing - and I love the chance to share it all!

Known to start my Facebook day with a daily quote or thought, here are a few that best capture the past year...

When nothing is sure, everything is possible.

People say I'm a dreamer. I am.

Beautiful things can be made out of dust.

Be bright. Be happy. Be you.

Cheers to GetMarried's first journey around the sun and the HUGEST of thanks to everyone who helped make that happen...

signatureHeather o  xoxo

 

23 May

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NYC bucket list. Get blow out at DreamDry, the ultimate blow-dry bar co-founded by Rachel Zoe and Robin Moraetes. Check!

As promised, DreamDry wasn't just a salon - it was a destination.

Luxury. Fun. Efficient. I loved every minute of it.

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The energy was fabulous. The people stunning. The products smelled divine. And the glass of champagne was just what I needed...it was heaven and the perfect way to start my weekend in the Big Apple.

I loved the excitement my stylist, Steven had when he found out I was from Minnesota and that this was on my to-do list. Loved seeing co-owner, Robin in there in a gorgeous new braid they were testing. Beautiful and SO NICE!

Steven and I quickly bonded over our favorite TV show, Nashville. And while debating over braids or waves as I flipped thru the iPad of styles, we decided to go for Country Music Star hair and pay homage to Connie Britton and Hayden Pantierre. {giggle} For a girl with stick straight hair (and a girl who wished she could sing!?!), this was DREAM hair.

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I miss DreamDry already. I smell my Oribe products at home and it brings me back. I can't imagine going to NYC without a stop here again! So much fun, takes less than an hour and doesn't cost an arm and a leg! Already booking my appointment for my next trip in June...and I just may have to go for the braids!

Make every day glamorous.

Cheers!

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15 May

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I love paper. I love letterpress. I love Minted.

I am SO excited about the launch of Minted's letterpress wedding invitations. They look and feel absolutely delicious. 

Pulling from their extensive indie-sourced design community, this collection oozes an artisan style that is undeniably fresh. I'm in love with so many of the designs. There is definitely something for everyone - and them some!

Here's a peek...

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I truly get weak in the knees browsing these handcrafted lovelies. Each with crisp, deep impressions on 100% cotton paper and a personality all their own. And to think you have the option to print these gems on their new Luxe Museum Board paper?!? Thick, thick and thick. (Literally, three sheets of paper fused together.) Gasp-worthy. Memorable. Unbendable. Luxury.

Minted is giving one lucky GetMarried reader $200 towards their wedding stationery purchase. YAHOO! LUCKY YOU! Just visit Minted and check out the entire collection and then come back and leave me a comment with the name of your fave!

Cheers!

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13 May

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I am known to always be wearing arm candy in all shapes and colors but I instantly fell in love with Dillon Rogers' Kid's Signature Leather Bracelets and immediately added it to my collection. A definite must-have.

What a great piece that is totally unique and customizable with over 18 colors of leather and featuring the signatures of your kids (or anyone else for that matter?!) Plus they felt like rock stars giving me their autograph! The process is super simple and makes the perfect gift!

See more on these bracelets and others from Dillon Rogers here.

Cheers!

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09 May

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I saw my friend's MN Market Bag from the Fidelis Co. and was literally giddy. Tote-obsessed, I couldn't stop wondering why had I not seen this before?!? And then to find out that they are a local company with a super strong purpose on providing quality tools we carry and things we use...I had to share!

This market bag had me at the rivets, the leather and the jute. It is stunning AND practical - and I can never resist a shout out to the Land of 10,000 Lakes.

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All of the Fidelis Co. products are BEAUTIFUL and made right. From the Field Notebook to the hand painted Canoe Paddle (truly a piece of art) to the Riggers Belt, they all ooze craftsmanship anyone would be proud to own.

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Cheers!

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08 May

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This spring at the Junk Bonanza, Ki Nassauer wanted to showcase inspiration from her first Flea Market Style Weddings magazine with a Wedding Lab!

I LOVED the thought of this...and was even more thrilled when I was asked to help collaborate! Lucky me to work with Ki Nassauer and her uber creative team who has their finger on the pulse of all things cool and vintage. Now to infuse them into wedding themes...Yipee!

Gathering amazing, talented resources and spotlighting four main themes - Natural Elegance, Modern Glam, Bohemian Romantic and Funky Geographic - we were able to create fresh vignettes full of infinite inspiration for brides and vintage shoppers alike! Ideas that easily went beyond a wedding and translated perfectly to home decor and entertaining!

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Inspired by her own wedding (which was featured in Flea Market Style Weddings magazine), Clare Hoelderle of The Red Bench Vintage Rental & Design and Avonlea Farm recreated the rustic barn wedding details from her big day. Perfectly charming and a crowd favorite!

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Showcasing a variety of metallics, glossy whites, woodland friends and other accents from nature, Kim Yeager of Lark Nest Design and Jane Hall of Mustard Moon, styled an updated lounge featuring classic vintage glam.

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A whimsical vintage photo op set was designed by Christine Hoffman of Foxglove Market & Studio, making for a fab backdrop for guests and the bridal party!

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Always a bit obsessed with maps AND chalk art, myself and Jane Hall of Mustard Moon curated some fabulous travel inspiration for those excited for the "world that awaits"...loved all of the details!

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Ki was in The Lab signing magazines and chatting it up with the shoppers...

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...along with the fun and talented Elizabeth Demos, designer and author of The Vintage Style Wedding, who made the trek from Savannah, GA to shop the Bonanza herself and sign her books and meet the Wedding Lab goers. Loved her and her photographer Jade! (Now I'm excited to plan a visit down to her neck of the woods and check out vintage wedding inspiration Southern style!)

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I loved that we were able to showcase other local partners in The Lab...On Solid Ground Vintage Rentals, Andrea's Vintage Bridal, Bear Fox Chalk, Ashley Fox Designs, Printerette Press, Cake Poppin' MN, Upsy-Daisy and Jeff Loves Jessica.

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The Wedding Lab provided a number of firsts for GetMarried (including a TV interview!), plus we had our own little inspiration zone which was super fun to outfit...but I will say that the real rock stars of my space were the vintage pieces shared by Sarah from On Solid Ground Vintage Rentals. The mint mail sorting hutch was to die for...the sprinkling of cool "smalls" coupled with the Bella chair and pink table were more than adorable and the perfect way to represent GetMarried...a huge thank you to Sarah!

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I loved meeting so many of the shoppers and GetMarried readers! It was especially a hoot seeing so many play #ispygetmarried...the determination and competitive nature in some was entertaining AND awesome. I looked forward to tracking all of the posted photos of the infamous gold horses placed on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter...all vying for the prize package featuring MY FAVORITE FINDS from the show. (And there were SO many good ones at this show!)

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What a ridiculously fun experience - and truly an honor to be a part of this crew...one can only hope that this Wedding Lab was the first of many as we all had lots of ideas for a bigger and better Lab!

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And of course, no GetMarried event is ever captured as well (or is as fun) as when my rock star photographer, Jordi of Jordi Lee Photography is in the house! HUGE thanks!

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Looking forward to the next Junk Bonanza in September!

Cheers!

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Photo credit: Jordi Lee Photography

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02 May

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Meet the Junk Bonanza.

With her Minnesota roots, Ki Nassauer, a critical player in the Junk Revolution and editor-in-chief of Flea Market Style Magazine, hosts the best junk roundup in the nation at Canterbury Park in Shakopee, Minnesota - now tiwce a year!. Hands down, one of my all-time favorite events and for the first time...in April (and with snow!?!!)

The Junk Bonanza is chock full of the most delicious vintage finds and inspiration. The vendors are wildly creative, passionate and the best of the best when it comes to showcasing their vintage finds. Vendors and shoppers alike come from all over the country to shop this A-mazing sale. Among my faves are Oh Mustard Moon (my favorite display this spring!), Uber Chic Home, Haupt Antiek, Sheer Addiction, Treasures n Trash and Cactus Creek. This event needs to be on everyone's calendar!

A tried and true Early Bird shopper of this event, I had to switch gears a bit and play a different role this year as I was one of the collaborating partners for another first for the Junk Bonanza, The Wedding Lab. More to come on that because it was SO GREAT and a whole other level of feature-worthy vintage inspiration.

But that did not stop me from getting my own junkin' in...and here's a glimpse of some irresistible Junk Bonanza eye candy captured by Jordi Lee Photography. Enjoy!

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Find a seat...grab a snack and a drink (the Bloody Mary's are famous here - anytime of the day! No judging.)... evaluate your purchases and swing back by any things you debated about. I always say

...if they are still there, they are meant to be!

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Looking forward to the next Junk Bonanza in September...and hope you too make the trek to the best junk roundup in the nation!

Cheers!

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26 Apr

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When I get obsessed with something (a la BP Cleanse, the Junk Bonanza, Birchbox, TOMS, the coffee at the local cafe Jensen's...), I am compelled to shout about it from the rooftops. My newest victim is Supergoop!.

I have a crush on this sunscreen and can't stop buying it in all forms...serums, travel-size, wipes, lip balm...you name it! It's amazing and it's not even that sunny in Minnesota yet! But just like my mom reminded us to always have good manners...with our fair-skinned Scandinavian roots, she also reminded us to wear SUNSCREEN. And I'm no different with my boys. They are just lucky enough to know about Supergoop! out of the gates.

Cheers!

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26 Apr

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Stephanie Palser!!

It was a super fun weekend at the Junk Bonanza | Wedding Lab with very competitive, enthusiastic and determined local GetMarried followers playing #ispygetmarried. I LOVED meeting so many of you and seeing all of the pics posted. Despite the crazy snow, there was great energy and great finds!

Here's a peek at SOME of my favorites that I get to share with Stephanie...

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...a stunning vintage bracelet from Sheer Addiction, vintage Minneapolis pillow by Nancy Polacek, The Vintage Wedding Style signed by author Elizabeth Demos, a year subscription to Ki's Flea Market Style Magazine, samples of the popular Cottage Paint, a super cool and heartfelt pendant from TresMelindas and the "it" item of the show, a hot pink grain sack tote from the guys at Uber Chic. And that's only the beginning....lucky winner! Talk about an awesome package on your doorstop!

Look for the upcoming posts on my Junk Bonanza | Wedding Lab recaps. I've been going through all of the AMAZING photos and trying to narrow them down...impossible!?!

Have a great weekend...

Cheers!

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23 Apr

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The Big Wedding opens this Friday, April 26th with a star-studded cast including Robert DeNiro, Diane Keaton, Susan Sarandon, Amanda Seyfried, Katherine Heigl and Topher Grace.

Directed by Justin Zackham, The Big Wedding is a rom-com about a charmingly modern family trying to survive a weekend wedding celebration that has potential to become a full blown family fiasco. No worries...it is so far-fetched that it won't replicate in real life! Just good actors, easy plot and lots of laughs...


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Wedding are always more fun with a Plus One! So make sure and get your guest a free ticket...

If you see it, please leave a comment and let us know what you thought! (our own version of Rotten Tomatoes!)

Cheers!

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22 Apr

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One could call me a Bag Lady and I would take no offense...I {heart} bags!

And these Mercado Global bags in Red Envelope's Inspiration Market are no exception. Stunning. 

I love that they showcase the skill, design and craftsmanship of indigenous artisans of Guatemala as well provide the opportunity for these women to craft these beautiful bags and support their families while sharing their art with the world.

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Be sure and check out the other products featured in the Red Envelope Inspiration Market including the Eco-pillows by Alexandra Ferguson that were spotlighted here on GetMarried earlier this year! I told you they were cool...

Cheers!

 signatureHeather o

 

Photos courtesy of Red Envelope

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12 Apr

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I love when I find something that just screams my name and I can't stop thinking about it...and this week it was these ridiculously charming Long Distance Note Cards from Pear Tree Greetings. A-Dorable.

I get flashbacks of t-shirts my grandma would bring me from her random adventures around the country. While at the time, the t-shirts seemed too cliche and sometimes mundane (unless it had bubble letters, glitter or rainbows), I so have a soft spot now in my heart for them...and personally wish these cute cards came in t-shirts too!

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But these note cards are perfect and made me instantly happy...so friends and family, you will soon be reminded that Somebody in Minnesota Loves You!

Cheers!

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10 Apr

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Yipee! The most lovely stationery company, Rifle Paper just released ten signature iPhone cases. Genius and gorgeous. Now I can carry one of their designs with me everywhere!

Of course, they are selling like hotcakes...and I've got my eye on the green one with leopards...hmmm..but the map of Manhattan is pretty amazing too?! Decisions...decisions...

Cheers!

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