From writing tips to advice on life balance, BlogHer 2014 was a bevy of priceless information, while connecting with such a ambitious community. It was such a pleasure to hear from some unique voices such as Kerry Washington, Tig Notaro and Ariana Huffington. Wanting to share some of the best tips the Kuzak’s Closet gals learned for these successful ladies and the seminars, I have compiled 10 key ideas that we think summarize the best of the best from the BlogHer community.
Jul 28, 2014
Fun fact about me that you might not know…I come from a family of organized antique collectors that has a museum in North Branch Michigan. The Museum is called The Orr Family Museum. It’s a treasure in time, full of neat collections from my grandfather, my uncles, my great grandparents, and wonderful people from my mother’s hometown (she is an Orr). I stopped in on my latest trip to Michigan and it really helped me make sense of where I am in my life. I guess treasure hunting and repurposing antiques with my grandpa and my mom has gotten me to where I am today, a professional junker!
The museum was donated to the village of North Branch by my family so it could be open to the public and enjoyed on a more regular basis. My cousins help maintain it along with village volunteers. I hope it has a long legacy but with a town as tiny as North Branch it can be a wonder. The Orr’s owned (and still own) a beautiful hardware store in North Branch so the museum is full of items that they sold/traded/stumbled upon throughout the years. This post is more of a visual story so just take it all in… Continue Reading »
Jul 27, 2014
It’s the final week of this summer’s Hot or Not?! series and my sister Ashlie and I hope we were able to heat it up enough for you! Since I started blogging 5 years ago I’ve been collaborating with her and it’s been so much fun. She is more of a blog reader than I am so she is always coming up with inspiration for blog parties, series, and events from the blogosphere. How many of you have been around since our Sister Sister Sunday series? It’s hard to believe we were able to put together a party like that each week! It’s fun to see how this blog has changed and evolved.
It’s sad that this is the last week but also exciting because it means we are going to announce the winner of the HOT giveaway next Sunday! You can enter by commenting on this post and by being connected on Facebook and Instagram for additional chances to enter (we’ll be having some pop-up opportunities later this week).
Jul 25, 2014
TGIF my friends! It’s hard to believe another week has already flown by, before we know it the holidays will be here! It was great to see so many of you at our Mountain View estate sale yesterday! You have all become my California family and I am so thankful for that!
Speaking of family, I flew to Michigan for a quick trip to visit family and friends last week. I shared lots of pictures from my trip on Instagram and Facebook but today I wanted to share the highlights in a quick blog post.
Do you love seeing your parents home as much as I do? When I drive in the driveway of the house I grew up in I am instantly relaxed. My parents built their house when my mom was pregnant with me 33 years ago. It is beautifully organized and decorated (I must get that from my mom).
Jul 23, 2014
685 Bush Street
Mountain View, CA 94041
Thursday July 24th 10am-3pm
Friday July 25th 9am-2pm
Kuzak’s Closet will be holding a fun Estate Sale in Mountain View this Thursday and Friday! The house is filled with darling dishware, vintage furniture and unique art!
Available items include:
a variety of antique chairs and sofas, dolls and doll accessories, wall art, complete Pyrex bowl set, lamps, clocks, Asian and Italian ceramic artwork, multiple vintage type writers, linens, records, art supplies, vintage books, costume jewelry, woven rugs, Lladro statues, Shirley Temple memorabilia, clothes, depression glassware, bar carts and much much more!
Jul 22, 2014
It is often we find great character’s behind the estate sales Kuzak’s Closet gets to work on. Full of documented history, this week’s Mountain View sale gives us insight into Betty, a gal who grew up on a Iowa farm and had a love for the creative from oil painting to photography.
Jul 20, 2014
Can you believe we are in week 3 of Hot or NOT?! The summer series continues with more great product reviews, including some that are ideal for the sunny season. Our Kuzak’s Closet intern Jordan is also chiming in this post with an item for all you music lovers. Don’t forget we have a HOT goodie box raffle at the end of the series so remember to comment each week for an entry.