March 31, 2015

Information overload.

Well pals, A LOT has happened this week. We have been keeping a secret for the past two or three months and were going to announce it this week, but we kind of got the rug pulled out from underneath on that one. What we were going to tell you was that we were going to re-open our shop Rhymes With Orange, at the same address but using only half of the space starting mid-April. We were going to sign the lease this last week for a year, but that has fallen through. So, new plan...re-do our blog, build a new huge online shop, and continue to do pop up shops once a month at various locations! Still very exciting, and we are ready for a change, we're just still wrapping our heads around the idea that shop will be closed forever...

Speaking of the shop, we are having a pop up shop in just over two weeks for the last time at our old store.
April 17 & 18 from 11 am until 6 pm 
at Rhymes With Orange, 223 McDermot Ave in Winnipeg.

We have started selling off furniture and fixtures on kijiji, but whatever we haven't sold by then will be available for purchase on the 17th and 18th. All of those lamps and radios and tables that you guys tried to buy over the past few years but we weren't selling at the time? Well it's your lucky day!
You can go to our Facebook page for photos of what is all available on Kijiji right now. The links with prices and measurements will be underneath the photos. We will continually add more the the list, so keep checking back! If it doesn't say sold underneath, it's still available!
We're so sad to part with these beauties :(

In other exciting news, we will be getting rid of our studio as of June 1, and I (Erin) will be moving into a 2 bedroom that we will also be running our business out of! I am trying to get rid of at least 1/3 of my stuff before June 1, so today I added a bunch of really great stuff to Thought Shapes under the housewares and vintage clothing sections, so go and check it out!


I will also be having a garage sale at the studio on Saturday, May 16th from 10 am until 5 pm. You can go here for more info. Mark it on your calendars! It will be the last time we have an event at the studio, and it's going to be a good one!

One more thing: have you guys heard of/tried the wonderful app called "Whurl" yet? Insert obvious pun to go and give it a whirl if you haven't yet! I posted a bunch of other stuff that I am selling over there and you can follow me, just search "ohsolovelyerin". The idea of the app is genius and quite simple- for all of you vintage lovers out there on the hunt for that perfect vintage piece but you haven't had any luck finding it, you just post a picture of what you are looking for and let the whirl community do the rest! Did you see something in a blog post or on a tv show and just have to get your hands on it? Or if you're anything like me and have ever broken one of your favourite mugs/bowls/etc and need a replacement, then you really need to check this out!
I have already had a bunch of sales because I had exactly what certain people are looking for! I'm going to be using it a lot, and I encourage you guys to try it out!

Ok, that's all for now. It's a lot. We know.
Thanks for checking in. We'll be back more frequently starting really soon.

March 19, 2015

What Erin's been up to.

Well well well, it's been quite some time again. We're sorry for our absence, but there's been a lot of background stuff going on that we have been dealing with in the past few months, and blogging just did not seem like a priority. That's not to say that we haven't missed it and you guys, but to be honest, the break from it has been really enjoyable. That all said, we do have a few really exciting things to share with you guys in the next two weeks. Like, reeeeeally exciting...

We will slowly be easing our way back into the blog world, and we'll start with a little update about what Erin's been up to these days.
To be honest, life is feeling pretty darn good these days. I haven't been working much, so i've had a lot of time to deal with all of the changes in the past year, as well as everything exciting that's in store for the next year!
Boozy slushy drinks on a day off, because...well, why not?

I made a bunch of new sweatshirts over at Thought Shapes or you can make your own saying! I'm offering $10 off all orders again for the next two days with the code "TSHAPESLOVE" 

Inspired by my sister, Meg. You can follow Thought Shapes on Instagram here.

I've been cooking and baking a lot lately, just trying to get through the last of Winter. My favourite place to go for meat is Ellice Meats. Their bacon is completely out of this world!!

My Mennonite roots were shining through last week when I made farmer sausage rolls. 

Shopping necessities - a giant lamb named Lamb-y.


Cleaning necessities - Ella & Amy & Passion Pop of course! (Also how I spent my Valentine's Day.)

This was taken a few weeks back, in the back alley of Market Burger where I work last year, and starting this weekend will be back for a couple of months!

I didn't buy this perfect striped Spring jacket at the Bay, and I'm still kicking myself.

Two days ago it was my partner in crime - Miss Stefanie's birthday! Our dear friend Zoe and I put together a charcuterie board as well as lots of cheese and other snacks for the occasion and we had a relaxing evening in! We did go out for a really lovely dinner, and of course drank lots of wine. 

My ladies primping. Love these two to the moon and back.

XO, Erin

February 19, 2015

Sugar Dame Giveaway!

Sugar Dame is first and foremost about creating a sweet life! I strongly believe in indulging your creative side and the positive effect it has on your soul. It all started with a passion for baking, which turned into a small dessert catering business (which I still run with my sister). From there, the Sugar Dame brand has branched out into a lifestyle blog focused on creating the life you want. At Sugar Dame, you will find daily inspiration for DIY projects, recipes, style and finding your happy place. You can also shop our handmade products and enjoy a slice of Sugar Dame life at home, from the Sugar Dame Blog Shop on Etsy!


Follow along here:

Instagram : @cxupcake
Facebook: Sugar Dame Blog
Twitter: @cxupcake

Guess what!? It's giveaway time! The lovelies of Sugar Dame are giving away one of these beautiful gold paint-dipped mason jar tumblers with a lid! They are dishwasher safe and completely adorable!

All you need to do to enter the giveaway is go and check out their blog and tell us which one of their blog posts/projects are your favorite! You can also follow them on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram (see links above) for an extra chance to enter! Just leave a comment with your name and email for each entry! Good luck!

*AND THE WINNER IS.... JESSICA!*

February 9, 2015

Pop up shop!

Well, we have some exciting news: we are doing a pop up shop in our old store this week on Friday and Saturday! We have a lot of new and old inventory that we need to get rid of and thought that a pop up shop would be just what we need, and just in time for Valentine's Day!
 We will be open from 10 am until 8 pm, giving you lots of time to come and check it out or to come pop by to say hello. We've missed you guys and could not be more excited to be back in that space, doing what we love! There will be lots of women's clothing, as well as housewares and accessories, so be sure to swing by. 

*We will only be taking cash and credit cards, so start saving those pennies!
Galentine's pop up shop
Feb.13 & Feb.14
10 am - 8 pm
at Rhymes With Orange
223 McDermot Ave, Winnipeg.
We hope to see you all there!
xo, Erin & Stef