Sunday, June 30, 2013

Wearing Many Hats


Dearest Friends,

I have been busy giving my world a makeover.
I started this blog 5 years ago as a newlywed. 
Now I am a stay-at-home mommy to our son, Roscoe, and our 11 year-old puppy, Bono Baby.
My dear husband, Daniel, spends his time writing poetry and teaching English at Auburn University. 
I spend my time treasure hunting and making things pretty for my family and for my shop, Fritzi Marie.

We are Westerners living in the South. 
To us, the South is a magical place where we have been able to grow and fall in love with our little man Roscoe (Coco for short).

I hope you enjoy the changes we are making here. 
I feel like so much has changed in my world since Roscoe arrived.
Motherhood is crazy and I find it is so hard not to lose yourself in it.
I am determined to be a mommy, wife, treasure hunter who enjoys creating pretty, sassy lady, and friend.  
I am so thankful to all of my friends who have supported me and this little blog. 
I hope I am able to cheer you on and help you find your fire engine within. 

love love,
Fritzi Marie

p.s. These are a few of the photo's that my friend Candy of Picture Perfect Photography took of us.
We are so in love with them. 

Friday, June 28, 2013

On The Town

Dearest Friends,

The first of the Doo Nanny Crowns / Headbands are now in the shop.
We want our friends to have the chance to take them out on the town so we are offering free shipping until July 7th. 
Thank you so much for being our friends. 

Love Love,
Fritzi Marie

Discount Code for free shipping is: Roscoe 

Thursday, June 27, 2013

Just Around The Corner


Dear Friends,

On Monday, July 1st we will be re-opening our Etsy shop and selling our Doo Nanny crowns/headbands, sock monkeys with vintage embellishments, and various vintage items that we have been hoarding for far too long.
It is an exciting time for us.
Above is the first Doo Nanny crown/headband I made. 
It is the larger version of the crown. 

This is our beautiful friend Ellie modeling the smaller version of our Doo Nanny crown/headband. 
I love when I see her wearing it out and about. 
It makes me so happy to see my friends wearing something I made. 
I hope they make you feel beautiful and festive. 

love love,
Fritzi Marie

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

My Alabama Baby

Dearest Friends,

I found some photos from a visit to our friend Butch Anthony's place from a few weeks ago and I just had to share. 
When Dan and I found out we were going to have a baby, an Alabama friend declared that we would have an Alabama Baby.

Some days it seems so strange that I have an Alabama baby. 
I wonder how we got here. 
Why are we here in Alabama?
I am so thankful for Daniel's job at Auburn and for my sweet little Alabama baby Roscoe. 

Looking at these photos reminds me why I love Alabama so. 
It is a place of wonderment. 
I am so happy my little man was born here.
He is the cutest little Alabama Baby I know. 

love love,
Fritzi Marie 

Monday, June 24, 2013

Circus Monkeys

 Dearest Friends,

We are photographing our vintage items to go in the shop tomorrow morning
Fingers crossed that the sun is out.
I have been hoarding treasure for the past couple of years.
Pregnancy and Roscoe's first year put everything on the back burner.
I feel like we are finally coming up for air. 
I wanted to let you know that we will also be selling the sock monkeys I make in the shop. 
I love adding vintage details to them to make them more personalized.

I won this Shrine Circus poster at The Possum Trot auction a couple of years ago. 
It inspired our circus photo shoot with Candy of Picture Perfect.

I just can not decide who is the better sock monkey model, Roscoe or Bono Baby. 
These boys win me over day after day. 

love love,
Fritzi Marie

Sunday, June 23, 2013

Arizona Beauty

Dearest Friends,

I am getting really excited about July. 
July is my birthday month and many of my best friends call it their birthday month as well. 
It is always a really happy time for me.
I LOVE birthdays. 
That is why we chose July as the month to do the shop and blog re-launch. 
Buffy (my baby sister who also celebrates her birthday in July and is one of my best friends) is modeling the small version of our Doo Nanny crown / headband in this photo.  

One of my favorite parts about these headbands is the sweet little label.
I just think it is so cute.

Here's to a fabulous week, beautiful friends. 
I hope yours is filled with optimism and happy days. 

love love,
Fritzi Marie 

Saturday, June 22, 2013

I Love You More Than My Own Skin -Frida Kahlo

Dear Friends,

We are getting really excited about sharing our Doo Nanny flower crown/headbands with you. 
My beautiful friend Amanda Atkins of Amanda Atkins In A Canary Forest wore her red Doo Nanny crown to a festival at the school where she teaches art.

My sister Annie and I were looking for ideas about what to wear to fancy up our time at The Doo Nanny this past spring. 
The Doo Nanny is a outsider art festival that is our favorite thing about Alabama.

I love to be inspired by vintage burlesque costumes and pin up girls.

I also love vintage circus costumes. 

We love to look to the past for inspiration.
The ultimate flower crown/headband inspirational model is Frida Kahlo.

We hope you love our Doo Nanny headbands as much as we do. 
Every time I wear mine I feel like a burlesque dancer and circus performer and artist all at the same time.
I think that is the perfect way to feel when you want to feel beautiful.

love love,
Fritzi Marie
p.s. We will have Doo Nanny crown/headbands available in two sizes in red, gold, cream, and black on July 1st. 

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

The Beginning Of Always

Dearest Friends,

The past few years have been crazy for me. 
I haven't been my regular blogger self and I am ready to start fresh. 
Daniel and I have been working on making over this blog and our Etsy shop (with the help of our friend Marjorie).
Our dear friend Candy of Picture Perfect Photography took our family and shop photos. 
I can't wait to share more of them with you.

On July 1st, we will be selling our Doo Nanny flower headbands and sock monkeys. 
The shop will also be re-stocked with vintage items.

Our new banner makes me so happy. 
My beautiful friend, Amanda Atkins, painted it for us. 
I feel that it perfectly expresses our little family. 
We are pretty excited about our fresh start. 
Our world is so full of love and support and we are thankful. 
Thank you for being there for us. 
We love you all so much. 

Fritzi Marie

Tuesday, June 04, 2013

Baby Ducklings and Lightning Bugs

Dear Friends,

Life here in the South is getting muggy and hot. 
We sighted the first lightning bugs of the season in our backyard last night. 
Roscoe just had another growth spurt and his molars are coming in. 
I think this photo sums up his personality pretty well. 
He is sassy. 
(Just like his Mommy)

Roscoe is discovering new things everyday. 
He and Bono are getting along better. 
That took a while. 
He is in love with the cowboy boots a friend sent him. 
He clumps around the house and bosses Bono Baby around.

 We have been busy chasing after the little men.
We look forward to Farmers Market Thursdays. 
Our sweet local honey man isn't able to make it to market days any longer so we visited his farm and stocked up on local honey. 
I think local honey is one of my very favorite treats.

On our evening walk we talked about how we have lived in the South for six years now. 
Three years in Southern Mississippi and three years in Alabama. 
The South has changed us in so many ways. 
I like to think, for the better. 
While chatting with my sister Buffy she reminded me that I will look back on this time and think it was magical. 
I love that. 
To me, the South is magical. 
I, like little man Roscoe, am discovering new things everyday. 

love love,
Fritzi Marie

p.s. We will be unveiling a new blog and shop at the end of June. 
I am so anxious to share it with you.