A day to browse Etsy…

Hello Everyone!

Hope you are all enjoying your Monday so far! It has been a rainy one here… Wait. What? Yes. Rain! I am loving this right now. Anywho, so sorry about the lack of postage! We are so excited for Wilhelm’s Daughters to launch! We have had a few setbacks with the new design, but hope to have it up and running very soon! I am so excited to start this new little adventure.

 

In the meantime…. Let’s just look at how rad this all is. Agreed…right??

pumpkin/origami paper lamp shade-twReborn- $44.54

crab cuff-Butterscotch of Brooklyn- $290Liberty of London Garden Party Dress- Mrs Pomeranz- $482.26

Hyper Mountains Ring- Lunatic Art- $111.66

Enjoy your evening!

❤ Amy

Raspberry Mojitos and Frienditos

My wonderful friend Taylor invited me over for some much needed Mojito action and pool time. Living in Arizona, it’s almost a necessity.

Being the fabulous mixologist that she is, she gave me her directions for some yummy Raspberry Mojitos. Try them out and enjoy!

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Bring in the Preserves” 

What you’ll need: 

2 oz Raspberry Preserves (or blueberry or blackberry) 

7 Fresh plucked mint leaves

1 oz Lime Juice

2 oz White Rum

Splash of Sparkling Water

1. Start with your preserves of choice and the freshly plucked mint and muddle. For those of you unfamiliar with the process of muddling,  basically mix together until mashed and all the flavors are just ready to take on the the rum!

2. Add your lime juice and Rum and top with sparkling water and some ice cubes! That’s it! You could even get fancy and add some mint leaves to the top for garnish.

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Enjoy Loves!

❤ Amy (and Taylor)

Introducing:: Wilhelm’s Daughters!

Well like I have mentioned in posts past, we will be going through some changes on this blog. About a year ago, Katie and I decided to take this to the next level and update our look and identity. We thought long and hard about all the possible names, logos, colors, styles. We finally settled on our new name: Wilhelm’s Daughters.

It all stems from our great great grandfather Wilhelm Kuhne who came to America from Germany with his Swiss sweetheart, O’Tilly Wettstein. They ended up in Illinois with Wilhelm working as a dressmaker in downtown Chicago. The creativity was passed down from generation to generation, filling our family tree with photographers, painters, seamstresses, and even a toy designer. You could say that creativity is in our blood. As Katie Jean Designs makes it’s move to Brooklyn, New York, we introduce our new site (coming soon) where we, Wilhelm’s Daughters, share our loves, our style, and anything else we feel like sharing with you all! You can follow our adventures in Phoenix and Brooklyn, with our favorite local spots, new favorite trends, or finds, and everything in between!

Our site is not quite ready to launch, but we will of course let all you beautiful people know as soon as it’s ready for you to see! Hope you are enjoying your summer!!
Wilhelm's Daughters

❤ Amy and Katie

My Favorite Things: Textured Waves

So lately, having long hair, I have had fun experimenting with hair products and styling!

I have not had hair this long since I was little…. so this is big for me!

Here are some of my favorite products and one of my favorite styles I use them with:

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Happy Wednesday! ❤ Amy

ps. thanks Kym Ventola for my wonderful photo!

Rainy Nights

It’s one of those nights. You’re not in the best mood, and the internet (Etsy in my case) sucks you in. It’s also a rare night in Arizona…. it’s raining! It was windy and haboob-ish all day. Then came the down pour! What the heck Phoenix?

By the way if you don’t know what a haboob is…

They are pretty annoying. Any way…. as Etsy entranced me… thought I would post some favorite finds of the evening.

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Vintage Leather Jacket- The Industry Vintage- $114.00

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Custom Fit Handmade Leather flats- The Drifter Leather-$90

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Vintage Moroccan Bucket Bag- Red Poppy Vintage- $139

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Vintage Embroidered square top- You and Me Vintage- $15

Night Loves

❤ Amy

Disney Bound

In a last minuet effort to have some sort of spring break, I am heading to Disneyland this weekend!  woot woot! It’s my last chance for a little vacation before wedding season takes over my life. 🙂

Be aware. Once I get back, I will have a new, not-broken computer and ready to post away!  In the mean time, think happy thoughts, and look at this lovely “Up” phone case that I really really need.

Adventure is out there iPhone Case- $19.99-The Queen of Cases 

Have a beautiful day lovelies!

❤ Amy

Happy Birthday to Us!

I can’t believe I started blogging, already 1 year ago… and so much has changed! Our blog is heading for a whole new start and I can’t wait to share it with you all!

I have been running around crazy lately with my busy schedule. But one thing that is coming up for me…I am moving! I am moving into a small guest house in Willo, the greatest historic district in Phoenix. I cant wait to give it my own little touch and share it. This is basically the first time I have been able to completely give a place my own style and make it my own. Can’t wait to show you all once it’s all done.

Anyways! To celebrate our almost 1 year birthday, here are some pretty little finds.

I will never pass up an opportunity to feature my loves at Mignonne Handmade

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I love this Champagne Sequin Turban-$38.00 — Ventola Photography

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Sheer Blush Vintage Dress- Chariot Marie- $52.00

And of course we want to give some love to our friends at Ouma

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Sequin Party Dress- Ouma- $320.00 — Ventola Photography

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Antique Gold Locket- Lexi and Gem- $138.00

Have a beautiful night, and enjoy your Valentines Day

❤ Amy

It’s been awhile….

Wow!

The holiday season came and went, and took my computer’s hard drive along with it! So sorry for my lack of postage as of late. But I am back! Still not as strong as before, but slowly but surely. (aka, as soon as I get my computer fixed)

I hope you all enjoyed your lovely holidays and the time with your families and friends. Mine were just grand. 🙂

In celebration of a new year… here are some new  fun discoveries on Etsy!

Photo: Rodion Creative

Vintage Bronze cocktail dress with jacket- Dotto- $179

(although I have featured this shop before, could NOT stay away! Love!)

Such an AWESOME Succulent Wreath- Rooted in Succulents- $139

Vintage Art Deco Bib necklace- My So Called Vintage- $26

Little Black Dress- Naftul- $120 

Fun little adventure calendars- Little Low- $14

See you all soon!

I am still working on the details of our news so stay tuned.

❤ Amy