Bethany & I have been so busy updating our Etsy store with our new Spring collection! Over the past few days, we’ve had our first sale of Spring, and it has been so fun! We hope that you’ll take a … Continue reading →
We have been anticipating this day for so long! Over 11 months ago, Where Roses Bloom was created. Since then we have dedicated countless hours to this crazy dream of ours- hundreds of stops at stores and flea markets to purchase vintage one-of-a-kind pieces, hundreds of hours of meetings & design, but most of all, countless hours of praying for this dream.
The day is finally here. We are so excited to tell you the news! Today is the day that our very first part of our big adventure starts- we’ve launched our Etsy store! We are so excited to list many of the items we’ve found along the way & hope that you’ll find something that suits your fancy!
Welcome, friends, we hope that you enjoy Where Roses Bloom as much as we do.
Happy Birthday, Bethany! What a year it has been! A year living as roommates, starting our blog, and dreaming up big plans for the future. I am so thankful to have you in my life and be surrounded by your everyday encouragement and optimism. No matter what the situation is, you alway see the best in it. It’s something that I really admire in you.
And let’s not forget that sense of adventure! One of the things that I love most about you is that you’re so daring. You not only show your sense of adventure through your clothing, but also spontaneous trips and future plans for yourself. I love hearing what you’ve been dreaming up and the places you plan to go!
A girl full of whimsy and wonder, that’s what fits you best. Everyone, please wish Bethany a very HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!! May all your dreams and wishes come true this year, B, you have many beautiful things headed your way.
With adventure awaiting what could be more perfect than a unique & fun travel kit to tote all of the necessities. It’s a simple project & the best thing is most of the materials you can find in your house.
Here are some of the materials we used, but you can really add your own personal touch to creating your own travel kit. The possibilities are endless!
Pencil case (we got ours from Walmart for only $1!)
magazines, maps, pictures, scrap paper or fabric
Rosemary used puffy paint to create patterns on her travel kit & created an inside backing repurposing an old map.
I stitched clouds cut out from leftover fabric on the backside of the kit & created a handle by tying knots in ribbon until it was large enough to fit around my wrist.
I used pictures from a magazine cut into stripes for the backing of the travel kit & wrote ‘Adventure Awaits’ with permanent marker on the front.
There you have it… your very own travel kit!
Happy travels to y’all! Paint, tape & create to your hearts content!
Bethany and I are knee deep in house hunting. While we separated our records and dvds with our roommate Sarah last night, we discussed our future plans. T minus three weeks and we’ll be without our pretty little Rosemont home. The air’s definitely beginning to get a bit thicker as we try and figure out a quick plan of action while still trying to maintain composure (and sanity!). It’s funny how things work in life, huh? Everything is stable, life is great, you’re in your routine and then ‘BOOM!’, God throws you a curve ball. Something completely out of the blue knocks you in your head and leaves you on your knees.
We definitely know that He is demolishing this home for us to move onto bigger and better things, but we honestly have no clue where He wants us right now. I kind of think that’s the beauty in all of this. Yes, we’re scared and confused and upset at the thought of having to move out of our beautiful house with our great roommate Sarah, but at the same time, there’s a new adventure out there waiting for us.
I can’t wait to see where we end up in less than a month.
One of the things that Bethany and I discovered when we became steadfast friends was that we both had a love for adventure. It’s true, when we first started talking about future dreams with one another, we envisioned hopping in an airstream and traveling the U.S. selling vintage goods and having out-of-this-world experiences along the way. We never actually thought about the adventures that might present themselves in the meantime! One thing we know for sure is that God has an amazing way of making our plans form into bigger and better visions that He has for us. Just yesterday, we got a phone call from our landlord that in less than one month our house is going to be demolished! Instead of stressing about where we will be living, we’ve decided to have a good chuckle and let God take the reigns of our future. It’s an exciting time and not knowing what the future (especially the next month, goodness!) holds is something that has quite possibly turned into a very unexpected adventure that is yet to fully reveal itself.
We both hope that you’ll join us on these exciting days ahead, and this moving adventure will be quite a crazy ride! Stay tuned for stories, pictures, videos, and other nonsense that will be happening in the next 30 days.