Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Wedding on the brain. I mean Etsy.

Weddings have been on my mind as of late...   Because, well --  I got engaged this summer!   To this day, I can barely believe it myself.

There is only one thing that's holding everything back.   He is a Canadian, and that means that our fate is in the hands of  US Naturalization and Immigration Services.  If you dealt with that part of our government you know that it  moves at a pace of an elderly snail who isn't in a hurry to get where he's going.  Let's just say that this journey has been an incredible opportunity to trust God, learn to be patient, and ensure that the airline industry has a good year.

One of the things that I learned is that if anything can be called  'bridal' or 'wedding' it triples in price.   However, I do want to show you that there are many talented people making wonderful, and absolutely stunning things!  It puts anything you could find at David's Bridal or any other big bridal brands to shame.  So if you are looking for wedding accessories or decorations, these are actually affordable (or at least what you will find at a retail store)  and beautiful options.

I am sorry for not posting,  for so long.  Hopefully, I can be better about this going forward.  I hope you enjoy these finds as much as I do.

By Redtruckdesigns on Etsy for $37.85
Cake topper by SkyeArt on Etsy for $44.00

Flower girl dress from DLilesCollection $68.95

These cuties are from  NotOneSparrow on Etsy, they are only $22.00 

This dress is just. WOW.... its also under $350!   on Etsy from PolinaIvanova

Thursday, April 4, 2013

On cats, mice, and dresses.

I know, I know.... It has been months, no ages since my last post.

Life seems to have been moving at the speed of light lately.  One of the reasons I was going to blog in the first place was to help me reflect on the things happening around me.  

Well, its spring around here and it is absolutely beautiful this year.   Maybe I am just taking the time to notice it a little more, or maybe because it has stopped raining for more than just a few hours.

This winter the girls in the Velkuv family started a project centered around an interest my mom has had for a very long time and combined it with my obsession with Etsy and Pinterest.   As a result, Cat&Mouse Clothing Boutique was born. The shop is now stocked with about 20 items, and we had our first few sales!  I am thrilled to share these with the world.

So what's different here?  Why would anyone care about this?  We noticed that a lot of children's clothing is either really dressed up or very casual.  So here is a line of girl's dresses that are in between.  They are inspired by our own playful childhoods, quality, and European children's designs.

So here are a few of my personal favorites from the Cat&Mouse Children's Clothing Boutique.   I might share a few more as new items come up.    Also, isn't the model the most adorable little girl ever?!

Guys, thanks so much for reading, and I hope to post more soon.

Cherry dress 

Friday, July 20, 2012

Portland, OR

Just a few photos of my favorite town.  Only after loading the pics into this post, I realized that each one has a bridge in it.  What can I say, we have a lot of them.

Skyline with a view of the Convention Center. 

Hawthorne Bridge, I love watching people in public spaces.  The waterfront is one of the most entertaining of them  in Portland; with people of all backgrounds and classes enjoying the city in one place.

Playing in the fountain on a warm day.  Oh summer, how we have waited for you!

Under the St. John's bridge.  Love the exposed metal.  

St. John's bridge, view from Cathedral park.  

Took this one with Instagram, might be my favorite of them all. 
If you want to learn more about P-town bridges, click here for a  guide.

Sunday, July 8, 2012


Been thinking about vacationing lately. Desperately need a break from the fluorescent lights, traffic, and deadlines.    It must be the summer weather that has finally came around our way.   A day trip to the beach will suffice for now.  Anyone want to come with?  72

72 by velkuv 

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Mesh, harem pants, and cut offs

It has been a couple of months since my last post, and I must publish another list of items to avoid this summer.

1. Mesh. Especially with your underwear showing through.  If the the closest body of water is more than 20 yards away; cover up your undergarments.  Source: Forever21.com

Source: Forever 21

2. Cut off or cut out shirts.  Those should safely reside in the 80s and 90s along with rompers. Let them rest there peacefully please.  The same goes for cropped shirts.   I am especially proud of the dress below because its both cut off out and mesh!  Source: Forever21.com

3.  Slouchy or harem pants.  The name speaks for itself.  Source: Nordstrom.com

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