Grand Re-Opening of Marketplace Gray

Last year, one of my very best friends, Kelly Gray, took a leap of faith, quit her career as a teacher and became the owner of Marketplace Gray. She turned her hobby into her new career and hasn’t looked back. She started out making custom signs for friends and family and her business has grown into a full fledged home interior… well, marketplace. Marketplace Gray quickly outgrew its first home in Perryville, Kentucky and Kelly has now moved her business to a larger location in Danville. The store’s Grand Re-Opening is this Saturday and I would love to see you there! Details are at the end of this post.

MPG logo signKelly is basically Kentucky’s version of Joanna Gaines and she has TONS of amazing vintage and farmhouse style furniture and decorating pieces. She travels the region to find the most unique and detailed pieces of furniture and then she restores them into new gorgeous pieces that are works of art.

unnamedThis is a sneak peek into the Marketplace Gray store. Isn’t it awesome?!? SO many adorable things and all styled SO well! She has an amazing line of home furnishings and also sells Kentucky for Kentucky apparel. The last shirt I bought at Marketplace Gray says, “I love you to Kentucky and back.” I think I wore it to training camp a dozen times. Hah! And an added bonus to the cuteness… their shirts are SO soft!

MPGKelly still makes custom signs as well. Check out the City Subway Art and Porch Signs she recently made! She can literally do *anything*! I have several of her signs hanging in my house and hope to add a few more for our forever house too! And, did I mention she’s also an official Annie Sloan Chalk Paint Stockist? Yep, the girl has everything you need!
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I would love it if you would stop by and say hi to Kelly on Saturday at her Grand Re-Opening! The details are below and there will be door prizes, food AND I get to be there! It’s my first time being home for one of Kel’s events and I couldn’t be more excited to celebrate her new location.

MPG Grand Reopening

Bitty Baby Matching Pj’s for a Steal

Lyla received her first American Girl doll for her first birthday back in August. We took her to the American Girl store and she got to pick out her Bitty Baby. She I had SO much fun shopping there. Everything was so girly and fun. It was magical! Until… I started looking at the price tags. Yikes!

IMG_0613I had planned on buying Lyla and her new baby a matching set of pj’s, but the smallest size they make is a 3. Bummer. Jacob was thrilled they didn’t make any small enough to fit her, but I was disappointed. I began my search on Pinterest to find a pattern to make my own matching set, and that’s when it hit me… I bet Bitty Baby can wear preemie sized baby clothes.

I went straight to Carter’, pulled up their sizing charts and started measuring our Bitty Baby. Sure enough, the sizes lined up! Hallelujah! I ordered a matching set of pj’s for Lyla and Baby and waited patiently for them to arrive in the mail. We tried them on last week and they are a *perfect* fit! I mean, it’s like they were made for a Bitty Baby to wear.

IMG_1785Seriously, why isn’t this fact plastered ALL over Pinterest! Not only are there dozens more options for matching pj’s, but the price can’t be beat. At American Girl a matching set costs $64 and I purchased our set at Carter’s for $16. That’s a whopping 75% savings! You can buy your matching set here. They go up to size 12, so girls of all ages can match their babies!

IMG_1781Of course, they don’t have the detailing like the American Girl set has and they obviously don’t have the Bitty Baby tag sewn in them, but Lyla doesn’t seem to mind. And, she will out grow these before Spring and I won’t cry my eyes out over a $64 set of pj’s that no longer fit.

IMG_1784Santa will be delivering this sweet set to her on Christmas morning. Thankfully, she’s too young for the surprise to be ruined by trying them on early.

Carters vs. AG