Thursday, December 4, 2014

it's our blog-iversary!

I feel like 3 years deserves a bigger celebration, but things are so stinkin' crazy around here. So instead of physically celebrating, I thought we could look back on all the significant things that have happened this year with Hey Wanderer. I find it's very beneficial and encouraging to remember where you started, where you have been, and how far you've actually come.

1. We changed our blog name to Hey Wanderer and changed our mission.
2. I quit my job to pursue Hey Wanderer full time.
3. We tried to blog every day, but only successfully did that for one month.
4. We started making kimonos and selling them, and other things as well.
5. We bought our first full hide of leather.
6. We just had a Christmas market at our house with 10 vendors.
7. We got a serger this week, and our lives have been changed.
8. We are doing three shows this weekend selling Hey Wanderer merchandise.
9. We still haven't bought a chair that is suitable for sewing in all day.

I'm sure there are many many other things that haven't remembered, but we can always add to the list, or write another. We like making lists. :)

Happy Blog-iversary Hey Wanderer!
xo, Savannah

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

instant film on a christmas tree

Guys, we have been neglecting the blog, but I will say that it is for good reason. We have been working really hard on our Hey Wanderer brand and doing a lot of festivals and pop-up shops. We are hoping to get a lot of our merchandise online soon so everyone can have access to it. We have big dreams for our brand and one day soon we will share the details with you. For now, let's talk about this Christmas tree. We took a lot of instax wide pictures at Casey's birthday dinner and needed a place to display them so Casey jokingly clothes-pinned them to the tree. But we all really liked it so now this is what our tree looks like.
Our Christmas tree is pretty random, so I guess it fits us just fine.
Just thought we'd share this with you so you too could have a new place to display your instant film. We have 3 instant film cameras so we are always needing a place to display these guys. How do you display your instant film?

xo, Savannah

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Monday, November 24, 2014

29 years, a tambourine and a waffle bar

Casey's birthday was a few days ago and to celebrate, we had a few friends over for a dinner party. We had a waffle bar and every guest brought something fun to put on waffles. It was pretty interesting to say the least.
We had maple candied bacon, regular bacon, white chocolate chips, peanut butter chips, cherry whipped cream, regular whipped cream, cream cheese icing, fresh fruit, chili, nacho cheese, shredded cheese, chocolate sauce and hashbrowns. It may sound crazy and weird, but it was delicious and perfect. Casey is a little obsessed with waffles, hence the waffle bar.
We just set up an extra table in the dining room and hung up some lights to make it festive. A couple of days after her birthday, we hosted a Christmas Market at our house, which is why there is a Christmas tree present. Casey loves roses so of course those were in the arrangements on the table.
We have sing alongs/ jam sessions constantly at our house and Casey had been joking for a while about needed a tambourine so she could join in. Also, she loves Stevie Nicks. So for her birthday, she got a tambourine, and we broke it in real good. No like, we actually broke it.
(This is our quote wall. This doubled in size this night.)
Casey got herself an instax wide camera for her birthday so we took a lot of pictures with it. This is the first picture we took, and it's probably one of the best ones.
And this is what our house looked like at the end of the party, except times about 10. Oh and Casey wasn't really turning 29, that was just a joke. But it was a delightful and simple night.

Happy Birthday Casey!

xo, Savannah

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

diy: spray painted pots

A couple months ago, I started a succulent farm. It's been extremely interesting and I can't wait to share that journey with you. But, in the beginning, I got really excited about it all and I realized that I would need pots for the little guys I was growing. Little did I realize, it'd be a good amount of time before they needed to be in these big guys. Needless to say, I gathered some pots and decided to give them a nice little spray paint job to fancy 'em up real good.

I'm going to show you three different techniques I used. I ended up altering each technique a little each time to get different results on different pots. Feel free to use different shapes and different patterns to make each technique your own.
THE STENCIL
For this technique, I just drew a triangle onto some card stock and used an exacto knife to cut the shape out.
I then placed the stencil over the pot in the correct place....
And lightly sprayed over the stencil. It's best to do a couple thin layers so that the paint doesn't start running down the pot.
It should look a little something like this.
THE TAPE JOB
This technique is probably the one with the least effort, yet it ends up looking pretty great! First, I just randomly placed washi tape all over the pot.
I sprayed the pot.
...and removed the tape while the paint was still a little damp.
THE STRING WRAP
For this technique, I just grabbed some twine and started wrapping it all over the pot. It is helpful if you tie a knot in the first loop. Then just wrap away in a haphazard fashion.
Spray paint the pot.
Remove the string while that paint is still damp.
The great thing about all of these techniques is that they take such little time while really updating and personalizing an otherwise plain pot. I know plain pots have their place in this world, but just look at all those precious ones up there. Love!

xo, Savannah

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Monday, November 3, 2014

coconut doughnut gelato

That's right. I said "Coconut Doughnut Gelato." Just a little something I tried today, and subsequently fell in love with. This particular gelato place is next to one of our favorite Nashville restaurants that we've mentioned quite frequently- Taco Mamacita. It's such a cute little place, so we had to snap some photos. And yes, I eat gelato in public places with my feet propped up in a chair. It may not be too lady-like, but it's very I-need-a-peaceful-relaxing-moment-because-it's-been-one-hectic-weekend-like. Also, you may notice the top I'm wearing from our last outfit post. It's no secret that Casey and I share clothes. Double the wardrobe, half the price. :)
Anyway, we are in the middle of developing the "Hey Wanderer" brand, the right way, and it's much more complicated than we could've expected. It's crazy, scary, and lots of fun. We are trying to really figure out what we stand for and how we are going to portray that through our products. We know what we are for, but we are working on being cohesive. So, expect updates here every now and then on how it's going. We want to be super transparent with our business, so feel free to ask us anything along the way. You'll probably end up helping us out in some way!

xo, Savannah

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