Lost Arts: Did you know?

ClothesI have been thinking a lot lately about what my favorite part of reselling is and it is packaging up sales with care, seeing the joy it brings to my clients and knowing I saved another item from the landfills. We as consumers are bombarded with fast fashion by the clothing industry and we have lost our sense of appreciation for what we have and what goes into the producing of such items. Did you know that It takes 2,700 Liters of water to make one T-Shirt?

Could you survive if shelter, clothes, food, water weren’t readily available to you? It is a question I ask myself often.  -Stephanie

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On the book front, I received this book in the mail on Tuesday from a dear friend and it is so fitting for the subject matter above.

The Lost Art Of Hearth and HomeAbout the book:

The Lost Arts of Hearth and Home is not about extreme, off-the-grid living. It’s for city and suburban dwellers with day jobs: people who love to cook, love fresh natural ingredients, and old techniques for preservation; people who like doing things themselves with a needle and thread, garden hoe, or manual saw.

Ken Albala and Rosanna Nafziger Henderson spread the spirit of antiquated self-sufficiency throughout the household. They offer projects that are decidedly unplugged and a little daring, including:

* Home building projects like rooftop food dehydrators and wood-burning ovens
* Homemaking essentials, from sewing and quilting to rug braiding and soap making
* The wonders of grain: making croissants by hand, sprouting grains, and baking bread
* Adventures with meat: pickled pig’s feet, homemade liverwurst, and celery-cured salami

Intended for industrious cooks and crafters who aren’t afraid to roll up their sleeves, The Lost Arts of Hearth and Home will teach you the history and how-to on projects for every facet of your home, all without the electric toys that take away from the experience of making things by hand.

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A Posh Weekend of Fashion, Quilting & Books!

I’m lovin all my recently listed items in Poshmark Closet for sale!

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I’m on the hunt for some new reads this weekend and I’m mighty interested in this story and its also written by one of my favorite Authors! Adding to my wish-list.

The Ghost of Madison Avenue

A Christmas Novella in Old New York

In this compelling and poignant story, bestselling author Nancy Bilyeau takes readers to New York City’s Morgan Library in December 1912, when two very different people haunted by lost love come together in an unexpected way.

Helen O’Neill, part of a tight-knit Irish-American family in the Bronx, is only too happy to report to work at the spectacular private library built on Madison Avenue by millionaire financier J. P. Morgan. The head librarian, the brilliant and beautiful Belle da Costa Greene, had hired Helen away from the Metropolitan Museum of Art after she witnessed Helen’s unusual talent with handling artifacts.

Helen soon discovers the Morgan Library is a place like no other, with its secret staircases, magical manuscripts, and mysterious murals. But that’s nothing compared to a person Helen alone sees: a young woman standing on Madison Avenue, looking as if she were keeping watch. In learning the woman’s true link to the Morgan, Helen must face the pain of her own past. She finds herself with a second chance at happiness that could only happen on Christmas Eve—if she has the courage.

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I’m also wanting to work on three rag quilt projects I have started recently. The third one isn’t shown because it is top secret! I’ll be sharing more about that one in the new year. I hope you all have a bless weekend! My regards to you all.

Rag Quilt project

Poshmark Listings

Here are a few new listings in my Poshmark Closet  
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Coming up tomorrow a post about visible mending books I have added to my wish-list!

 

Q&A with Posher Angela

I’m thrilled to be featuring Posher Angela at Layered Pages today. She is a fashion seller on the Poshmark App and I love her closet! Poshmark is a wonderful community of sellers and buyers. I’m proud to be a part of a community that strives on saving clothes from the landfills and selling fashion at an affordable prices. I have met-locally and from afar-so many wonderful people through Poshmark since I started selling and buying on the App. If you want to learn more about Poshmark’s community, stay tuned to my site as I will be posting more about the App and the importance of sites like them.

Please be sure to check out Angela’s closet and if you see something you like, head on over to her closet and make an offer! Happy Poshing! 

What is your Posh Closet name?

Posh Closet is Bloomingbrands

How did you discover Poshmark?

My sister introduced me to Poshmark back in 2015 as I was giving my clothing away to Goodwill and she suggested I download the site and check it out.

How long have you been on the App?

I joined Poshmark in May 2015. I started reselling from my own closet in January 2016 and decided to start reselling full time on Poshmark in June 2017.

What is your favorite brand to sell on Poshmark?

My favorite brand to sell is ANY brand – thus bloomingbrands. The more colorful and the more character the better. If I had to pick one, I suppose I would pick LuLulemon as the resell value is so high.

What advice would you give a newbie Posher?

The advice I would give to new Poshers is just start. It does not have to be perfect. Just one step at a time. Do not compare yourself with others as you are not on the same path as they are. Follow your gut and do you.

Listing/Packaging/Shipping/Repeat

Today I’m sharing some new listings in my Poshmark closet, two packages that went out this morning and how much I adore pretty poly-mailers! I ordered a pack and they came in the mail yesterday and I was thrilled! Can’t wait to use them.

Y’all, I’m so thankful for every sale and this month I have been sending gifts with all my sales. In December I will be giving a few Starbuck Gift Cards for purchases over a certain dollar amount among other great goodies. Be sure to be on the lookout for that.

Tomorrow I have a Q&A with a fellow posher. I can’t wait for that post to go live! Also, Sunday I will be sharing a special post about a blazer I sold. What in the world can be special about that, you ask? Well, you’ll have to just find out on Sunday.

Blessings to you all and I hope you have a wonderful weekend.

Stephanie M. Hopkins

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New Poshmark Listings & News

Happy Wednesday! I’ve been busy this week with listing new items in my Poshmark Closet and I am working on a new blog post that I’m thrilled about! It will be completely different from anything I’ve posted before so be sure to stay tuned in to my site. Also, this coming Saturday I will be featuring a fellow Posher. I can’t express enough how much I enjoy meeting and making new friends in the Postmark Community, If you are not familiar with Poshmark, I highly recommend you check them out. Below is a direct link to their App and please use my code to sign up for a $10 credit towards your first purchase.

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Poshing and Bookish Things

My goodness it has been a while since I’ve blogged! I needed a much needed break and now I’m ready to bring my website back to life. I have been so busy since I last posted. With going to various events, and work. I’ve got lots to share in the coming months and I am excited about sharing them with y’all.

Today I have been busy listing new items to my Poshmark Closet, packaging up a sale, Post Office run, checking out books to read next. Its been a while since I’ve written a book review and I am pretty backlogged. I have decided that each evening I will read before bed so I can catch up. Plus, I need the down time and I really miss reading stories. Also, I’m thinking about listening to Doctor Sleep by Stephen King. Hmm…let me know if I should!

I adore my new Starbucks Tumbler shown in the Slideshow! I use them for my Cold Brew Coffees. Yeah…I drink a lot of them. They’re so good! Headed to the Post Office to mail these pair of Boots! Can you tell, I’m just a little caffeinated? Ha! I hope y’all are having a beautiful Wednesday.
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I hope you all are having a marvelous day!

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