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Easy and Delicious Dinner Let’s face it. Sometimes after a long day of work, errands or chores, making dinner is the furthest thing from your mind. Certainly, you could grab a quick dinner from a fast food restaurant or go somewhere a bit more fancy and spend some extra cash. There are many nights like that for my husband and I, especially when there are only two of us. Sometimes going through all the trouble making a dinner doesn’t seem worth it and days like that, you want something easy. My husband has become quite talented on the BBQ. We grill all kinds of things, but recently my favorite is pizza. Yes, pizza. It makes sense if you think about it. It’s the closest thing to a pizza oven as far as temperature is concerned.  The dough develops a delicious flavor from being baked over an open flame. And like most pizzas, the toppings are endless. We like to keep it a bit simple. Here is an easy dinner idea for people like us throughout a busy schedule: low energy, money pinching and most importantly, hungry! ::1::Grab some pre-made dough from your nearest grocery store. We love Fresh and Easy’s Rosemary Focaccia Dough, which is great for pizza. If that doesn’t excite you, regular pizza dough will be just fine. Grab you pizza toppings while your at it. We love a simple fresh spinach, tomato and feta cheese pizza. It is delicious and light, yet filling. No sauce necessary, which could be better over an open flame. ::2::Toss the pizza dough until you have the right consistency and thickness. Lightly brush both sides with... read more

Melrose Trading Post

Melrose Trading Post A couple weekends ago, my husband and I set out for Los Angeles in hope of fun and adventure. I always love to go on little road trips out of town, especially because I can use all the inspiration I can get my hands on. If you are into the whole flea market scene or just looking for something fun and different to do, I recommend checking out the Melrose Trading Post. Located in the heart of LA on the corner of Fairfax and Melrose Avenue, you will find this divine and eclectic flea market. Not to mention, Pink’s is just a couple blocks away. Melrose Trading Post is different than other flea markets, in that, each week it is sponsored by a different school club or organization that will use the $2 admission fee you pay at the gates  to help fund activities or other purchases the school may not be able to due to strict budgets. It is also rumored to have been featured in the “Best of LA” issues of major publications such as Vogue, Sunset Magazine, Jane, Country Home, GQ and Los Angeles Magazine. I secretly hoped to see Jessica Alba perusing the stalls, since I have recently come to find out it is one of her favorite past times as well.  I’m sure a lot of famous people enjoy looking through old junk, but I had no luck and didn’t see anyone worth mentioning. Then again, I was busy trying to find treasures myself. I can’t get enough of flea markets and I am so glad we went to check this one out.... read more

Oh, hello halloween Just this week I realized that Halloween was only a week away. I know, I can be a bit slow. I still had no pumpkins on our front porch and by now we should. I don’t know if it’s just me, but with all the hustle and bustle I couldn’t find the time to really put a lot of thought and time in to my pumpkins this year. Yes, I wish I didn’t have to work everyday so I could sit at home and craft the day away, but that is not reality and life must go on. So, I borrowed this idea from a friend who showed me a wonderful idea on a blog called Young House Love, which we love! It’s super simple and hardly takes any time! ::1:: All you will need is a few pumpkins, some Puff Paint and some spray paint (color is your choice). Easy, right?  ::2:: First, make a pattern on your pumpkin. If you’re a perfectionist, you may want to pre-plan your design and stencil it on, or you can wing like I did and take your chances. Either way, it’s hard to mess up! Then, simply apply the puff paint by making tiny dots on your design.  Let the puff paint dry for about an hour.  ::3:: Second, spray paint the pumpkins. Let them dry completely. ::4:: Lastly, display your pumpkins on your front porch!  Hope this helps any latecomers in the new fall season…I think I might use this technique on a lot more things than just pumpkins! ... read more

Easy project I decided that since I had a million sheets of felt laying around, I would do something fun and creative for the first time in a while!  Turns out, my little felt project was super easy (thanks to the little inspiration I got from Mrs. Priss blog) and one of the quickest crafts I’ve done in a while! So, my husband and I relaxed and watched a bit of television…of course. We both worked on our little projects, feeling quite content in the silence of our little living room.  I managed to whip up a few felt flowered lovelies and am in love with them already! I’m appreciating the bright colors for fall and the vintage vibe you get when you wear one with your outfit. It never hurts to have a burst of color on something so delicate and darling as a felt flower! I encourage you to buy some felt (as cheap as it is, you can’t go wrong) and have a little fun with your project. There are SO many things you can create, so do a little research and see what comes up! Feel free to share your neat ideas!... read more

Attention all Felt Lovers Recently, I have discovered how much I LOVE felt! It is such an easy material to work with: it doesn’t fray , it’s easy to cut, easy to sew and great for so many projects. I can’t think of anything negative about it really. Best part is, most felt is made with recycled materials such as plastic bottles. I’ve had our Vintage Peach banner for some time now…of course, I used Felt for part of it. It took me less than 30 minutes to cut my letters, hand sew the edges and buttons. I also made a little woodland garland made up of flowers with buttons, an owl and mushroom. It’s a lot of fun to experiment with and it always ends up super cute! One of my crafting gals has been making her embroidery hoop art with felt flowers and they look adorable! There are just so many colors, textures, and projects you can do with Felt. Here are a few of my favorite! I’ve also attached an easy tutorial on how to make cute felt flower clips for your hair, jacket, necklace, garland or whatever your imagination leads you to! For more fun inspiration check out her site here. She has all sorts of fun felt projects!  Here is our Vintage Peach Banner made with recycled post-consumer plastic bottles (not shown is my little floral and woodland garland) I absolutely love this wreath! I think it’s perfect for fall and has a funky feel! You don’t see a lot of these, which I love! I think I will attempt to make this real... read more

Enough already So, I’ve been talking a lot about Vintage Peach the last few weeks. It’s kind of been my primary state of mind in the creative realm. Today, however, I decided it’s time to get on to other things! Of course, I haven’t had the time to do fun projects and crafts…but my other little crafty friends sure have! I thought I would talk about some other blogs you might want to check out…I do what I can to help friends out when it comes to the blogging world. It’s hard when you are just starting out. You feel like you’ve been talking to yourself more than anything. It can get discouraging to say the least. So, if I can help direct people their way, I will! I feel so blessed to have so many gifted friends! One of them is Paper Lilies & French Toast. I have known this girl for some time now! She has always captured my creative attention with the wonderful things she comes up with. Not only that, but she is the cutest French Canadian and I have always wanted to be in her shoes. If you browse her blog, you will find all sorts of cute stuff! I especially love her entry for the Spoonflower contest for wallpaper by only using scanned nature items! Gotta check it out! Here are some pictures of projects she has been working on…quilting anybody?  Also, check out Life in the Fast Lane. Not only do I work with this gal, but we have shared many ideas regarding awesome crafts and projects! Just the other day, we had coffee... read more

Picky Pickers

Picky Pickers I thought I would share with you, what Vintage Peach is all about. My husband and I decided to launch this little side business, because we discovered this passion we both had since little kids. My husband has always been the guy hunting for bargains at thrift stores and garage sales; I’ve always been the one fascinated with the “Olden days” and the significance the past has in our day to day lives. Together, I think we make the perfect pair to create this amazing little store we call, Vintage Peach. We want to awaken a desire for all things used, old, overlooked, recycled, unwanted, antique, thrifty and potentially junky to the individuals who think those things are not important. We would love nothing more than the younger generations to appreciate how amazing it is to hold something that is a century old in your hands. To picture who once owned that piece, what it’s been through and how treasured it once was. We just don’t do things the same anymore, we don’t make things the same anymore and we don’t appreciate things the way we use to anymore. I feel like we’ve gotten lazy and settled for things of lesser quality. We are throwing away our grandmother’s old stuff because we think it’s not useable, reliable or pretty. If only they knew, then we wouldn’t be finding vintage furniture or antiques at the dump ready to be lost forever.  I thought I would document, what seems to be a pretty normal routine for us these days. Our “picking” adventures. It’s amazing what you will find if... read more

Vintage Peach

Here are a few pictures of our booth at The Peddler’s Faire. It was sad to take it down and pack it all up, but it’s exciting to know that we have a permanent stall at one of our local antique malls. A few of the items shown below are sold, though we have lots more to choose from! Be sure to visit us at the Mill Creek Antique Mall, we are always updating our finds and look forward to sharing them with all of you! ... read more

Where one door closes, a few more open right up So, I had to write a post and share my thoughts from the weekend at the Peddler’s Faire.  Let’s just say I have discovered something that makes me feel excited and truly loving what I do. Over the past few months my husband and I (also known as Vintage Peach) have been collecting items from various places. Things like antique pieces, retro and vintage items and handmade lovelies. We seemed to accumulate more than our little spare room could handle. Once we packed our small collection and set up our booth at the Kern Museum, every piece came alive! Don’t worry, I took plenty of pictures to share with you, just another day! Although it took a lot of effort and team work, it was worth every drop of sweat, pulled muscle and stressful moment. We met some of the most interesting and wonderful people…people who of course, share the same passions and appreciations. Vintage Peach seemed to be a hit at the Faire, we had a  lot of vendors  pop by and tell us that people were ranting and raving about our little stall. We felt very blessed and pleased that people took a liking to us. We sold many items, some which were hard to let go. The craziest thing though, most of our dear friends took these much loved items home. So, I don’t feel so sad anymore; I know they are in great and loving hands. I met an amazing lady who was set up across from our booth. She kept encouraging us to check... read more
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