Simple October

Friday, October 31, 2014

Pumpkin Carving

I think the best part about being back in our hometown is having our families so close.
Because having both sets of grandparents together for carving our pumpkin, was extra special.

Now, before you think that I'm really together and planned this little party in advance, I'll let you know that I just decided yesterday morning that we needed to make this happen. I did bake cookies in the early afternoon so we could have a treat but I ran to the store for the pumpkin yesterday afternoon. Sometimes spontaneity is the best way.

I loved the boys reaction to the pumpkin. After I brought it home, I placed it on the dining room table and Favre kept saying "big, big". Then we showed them the pumpkin with the seeds & pulp still inside, Favre said, "Wow, wow, wow" over and over. It was pretty fantastic. (Incase I haven't chatted with you recently, the twins are saying more and more words.) :)

It was a magical night filled with family, treats, pumpkin carving, and my favorite homemade pumpkin spice lattes!

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Simple October Workshop . Christmas Edition . Registration


Hello, Friends!
I could not be more excited to share with you that registration is now open for our second workshop.
This is a Christmas Edition and I have some super cute holiday crafts planned for us to make together.

You're invited to the Simple October Workshop . Christmas Edition
Join me for a night of creating fun holiday items to display or give as gifts.

When: Saturday, November 15th, 2014

Time: 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Cost: $25
(only 15 tickets available, *see below on how to purchase)

Each workshop attendee will make and take home three completed projects.

1. Faux snow globe using a bottle brush Christmas tree and Mason jars. These are perfect for displaying in your home or for gifting.

2. Hanging wall banner. Choose from "Oh joyful", "Peace", or "Be Merry". We are loving these sweet holiday wall banners crafted from felt and wood dowels.

3. Hand stamped cotton drawstring bags. Great for giving gift cards or other small treats. Along with handmade gift tags to add a little something extra to gifts this holiday season.

Treats and drinks will be provided.
Come, mingle, be merry! I would love to see you there!


To purchase your Simple October Workshop tickets, please email me at ekinsaul@yahoo.com with your *Paypal email address and the phrase of your choosing for the wall banner, project #2. Then I will send you an invoice to be paid upon receipt. There will be an little something special coming to you via USPS, so please make sure your mailing address is correct on your Paypal account.

 Thank you, ladies! I am looking forward to seeing each and every one of you!

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*Sorry, due to the nature of this workshop,
we are unable to offer refunds.

Also, I wanted to note that all supplies are included in the cost. We encourage you wear comfy shoes and to bring a camera to capture the fun.

Ticket sales will close on Tuesday, November 4th

Please comment or email me at ekinsaul@yahoo.com if you have any questions. Thank you!

Much love,
Emily Kinsaul

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Simple October Workshop Sponsors

Starting out on this journey to pursue my dream of bringing women together to create, I never would have thought I'd get the response that I did from small businesses. We had so many talented, handmade shops that blessed our attendees with their products. Each one of our sponsors are so amazing at what they do and I'm thrilled that I get to share them with you.
If you are looking for encouraging, uplifting, and inspiring people to follow on Instagram or Facebook, these ladies are top notch. Check out their awesomeness......
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1. HEart by Cc


Cc makes beautiful, uplifting art and jewelry. You can see her passion in all that she creates and she has some of the cutest VW art ever. Cc sent our attendees these darling 5 x 7 prints. She is a wife, momma, and artist following her dreams. Check out her Etsy shop, He.art by Cc. You can also find her on Instagram, @heart_by_cc and on Facebook  here.

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2. The Mason Bar Company


At the workshop we served our cold beverages in mason jars and used these lovely mint lids and straws from The Mason Bar Company. I feel certain that each of our attendees were happily surprised to be able to take their jars home at the end of the night. The Mason Bar Company has so many other fun things in their shop, as well as, different color options for their lids and straws. The owner, Bobbi, is a sweetheart and I love seeing how she is following her dreams. You can check out all the products in her shop at The Mason Bar Company. You can also connect with them on Instagram at @themasonbarcomany.

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3. Thatch and Thistle Supply Co.


Thatch and Thistle has some of the cutest packaging supplies. Bright & colorful or muted & neutral, Brynne has it all. She sent our attendees these darling sticker seals in various colors and styles. We also used twine from her shop for the hoop art we made at the workshop. You can shop for all the pretty things at Thatch & Thistle Supply Co. . Keep up with all the new goods by following her on Instagram at @thatchandthistle and on Facebook at Thatch and Thistle .

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4. Lil Cookie Designs


Leanne from Lil Cookie Designs, sent us one of her handmade snack bag sets to give away in our door prizes. She is so nice to work with and she does quality work. Her snack bags are equipped with a waterproof lining and machine washable making them perfect for kids and adults. She can also personalize them with embroidery. You can find her on Facebook at Lil Cookie Designs. Send her a message through Facebook to place your custom order.

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5. Lily & Val

 
 
We loved these sweet chalkboard art cards from Lily & Val. Valerie's chalk art is gorgeous. She has some of the cutest seasonal cards and prints and her wrapping paper is to die for. Love it all. Check out her shop at Lily and Val. You can also find her on Instagram at @valeriemckeehan and on Facebook at Lily and Val.
 
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6. Grace Note Gifts
 


 Grace from Grace Note Gifts sent us these soy wax melts to give away in our door prizes. They are handmade by Grace and are perfectly scented to make your home smell amazing. I loved working with her. She is a sweetheart. Check out all her many amazing wax melts in her Etsy shop at Grace Note Gifts.  You can also find her on Instagram at @gracenotecandleco and on Facebook at Grace Note Gifts.

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7. Crank Dat Designs

 
 
Crank Dat Designs makes quality vinyl pressed shirts and other custom items. Charlene sent us this adorable canvas tote bag to give away in our door prizes. She can custom design something special for you. She is amazing! Check out all the other creative options in her Etsy shop, Crank Dat Designs. You can also find her on Facebook here.
 
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8. Jamberry with Priscilla
 


Priscilla is an independent consultant for Jamberry nail wraps. She sent our attendees each a sample accent nail wrap and tea. These nail wraps are awesome and leave your nails just as nice and natural as they were before you applied them. Also, Priscilla throws a fantastic Facebook party. For more information about Jamberry, contact Priscilla on Facebook at Cilla's Cute Nails.

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9. Life Made Lovely The Paperie


Heather from Life Made Lovely The Paperie sent us her "Be still and know." digital print for our door prizes. We had this print framed on display for the workshop. She makes beautiful, uplifting, and encouraging digital prints ready for downloading in her Etsy shop Life Made Lovely The Paperie. She also blogs at Life Made Lovely. I am always inspired after reading her posts. You can follow her on Instagram at @life_made_lovely .

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10. Wifey Singer


Hannah from Wifey Singer makes gorgeous jewelry. She sent these vintage turquoise earrings to include in our door prizes. They are so pretty and she makes some of the sweetest jewelry pieces. She's also beautiful and inspiring. I love reading pieces of her story on Instagram at @wifeysinger. Check out her beautiful handmade jewelry in her Etsy shop at Wifey Singer.

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Again, a HUGE thank you to all of our sponsors for blessing the Simple October Workshop ladies with so many gorgeous items. You all are incredibly talented ladies and I am honored that you wanted to be a part of this event. Thank you, thank you!

Much love,
Emily Kinsaul


Wednesday, October 8, 2014

The Simple October Workshop

Our first ever Simple October Workshop was a blast. We had so much fun crafting and chatting.
 I am in awe of how everything came together just right. From selling out the tickets available, to having so many amazing sponsors that wanted to be apart of the event, right down to who won our randomly picked door prizes. To say it was amazing kinda feels like an understatement.

 
 
 
 















I loved seeing everyone put their own twist to each project we made. Each one was so creative.
I know I'm already looking forward to the next workshop. So much fun!

A HUGE thank you to all our amazing sponsors. I am incredibly grateful for all the small businesses that donated their beautiful products to bless these ladies. This event would not have been half as great without you all. 

I'll be sharing more about our sponsors and where you can find their beautiful products very soon.

Another HUGE thank you to my mom and sisters who helped me set up the room, put all the last minute details together, and clean up after the event. I would not have been able to do this without you. Love you three!

If you want to know more about the event or have some specific questions I didn't answer, please comment here or send me an email. :) Thanks!