Ms Matilda Designs

Holiday Gift Guide: Under $50

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Pyramid Mirror by Urban Outfitters // Candles by P.f. Candle Co. // Ceramic Hand Dish by Kaye Blegvad //  Eye Pillow by Magical Thinking // Zera Bowl  by Local Lejos

That's a wrap

Shows + Shops, Shop TalkMarianne PearsonComment

Wow what an amazing weekend it was at the Renegade Craft Fair!
Perfect weather
An amazing group of makers ✔
1,000's of awesome supporters and shoppers
Could not have asked for a better turnout. I am so impressed by the talent and love that was shown by all of you for coming out to support us, the streets were non-stop flooded with people!

Come See Us At Renegade Craft Show Sept 19+20

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We are super excited to be a part of Renegade Chicago, which takes place on along Division St. between Damen and Paulina from 11am - 6pm this Saturday + Sunday!!!  We will be sharing our booth with the lovely Erin of Geppetto Chicago, she makes beautiful custom shelving using reclaimed wood and milk paint. So if you plan on attending, please make sure to come say hi!

A few new items making their debut at Renengade Chicago

For more details and a roster of all the lovely sellers that will be participating the fair, please check out the Renegade Craft Fair website.  

Handmade With Love

Shop Talk, In The ShopMarianne PearsonComment

We support handmade here at Ms Matilda and strive to bring you quality hand-crafted products. All of our products are made here in the US of A. We print all of our cards in our home studio and outsource our rubber stamps to a midwest stamp engraver. We have a passion for the environment and use only 100% recycled materials. Our kraft envelopes are made from post consumer paper brown bags and the rubber stamps are made from red rubber a 100% renewable resource!

Shop Fact:

Each design is hand drawn/ lettered and gets its start either on paper or directly on the computer using a pen tablet. Each card is printed on recycled card stock and packaged by my hands.

Eat Green

RecipesMarianne PearsonComment

Over the past several years, I have gone back and forth with giving up meat. Recently I have decided to finally cut it out completely once and for all. Living in the midwest and growing up in Kansas, where beef is one of the main sources of people's livelihood; the notion of being a vegetarian gets several eyebrows. I have found it difficult several times in life to make the transition, meat is everywhere and who doesn't love a BBQ?! Plus my boyfriend is a big meat eater so  a lot of times it was just out of laziness not wanting to make two meals.

Alas, my decision came from years of fighting with health issues that I just couldn't quite put my finger on. Until I started keeping a food journal and discovered that I was eating a lot of meat and processed foods. Processed foods is a whole other conversation I will have in the future! So after doing a 30-day challenge which cut out all processed foods and refined sugars I found myself feeling so amazing and energized. I was on the Clean Eating bandwagon!

In this new series (which will be featured on Mondays, yes I know it's Tuesday), I will focus on healthy clean eating. Sharing my favorite recipes personal and from some of my favorite food bloggers. All recipes will revolve around whole grain and vegetable diets. Here is my first selection of Green Eats. Enjoy!

1. Mean Green Pesto Pasta by Noming Thru Life
2. The Best Kale Chips via A Cup of Jo
3. Wild Spinach & Asparagus Salad With Poppy Seed Tahini Dressing by Red Nails Green Veggies
4. Cilantro-Lime Cucumber Salad by The Food Charlatan

Friday Faves

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I'm trying to blog better, but this is one thing that always gets put to the side and then forgotten about. I have been reading up on how to develop your brand and blogging, Aeolidia has been a big source of inspiration! I suggest checking it out if you haven't already.

In my attempt to become a better blogger I will fist focus on creating a few series, with a focus I hope it will be easier to manage than having the daunting task of what do I write about today. So without further adieu - I bring to you my first Friday Faves!

This week I went to Etsy to pull my top favorite finds from the week. 

1. Turquoise Ring, Mineralogy | 2. Glass Terrarium, The Land of Salt | 3. Pillow, Mae Woven | 4. Hanging Planter, HRUSKAA | 5. vase, The Object Enthusiast | 6. Oversized Paper Clip, Gallivanting Girls