Local Love: Domestic Bliss in Mesa, AZ


My MIL offered to watch my kiddies one afternoon last week, so I could have some "me" time. What a luxury! Most of my regular errands were taken care of, so it was truly a "free" afternoon to go anywhere my heart desired. So, with my little purse (no pull-ups or wipes allowed) and a gift certificate to the spa...off I went, without a clue where I was going!




First stop....can you guess? Craft store...it really is a luxury to browse and let your mind wander with creative ideas without two munchkins in the cart. I am working on my DIY Frame Kits and stocked up on some fabulous paper to offer with them. {one of my faves from amy butler}


Next stop...my paper supply store. I picked up some supplies I needed, along with some packaging ideas for the DIY kits. Since I was in Mesa (a bit of a ride from my house)....I figured I finally had a few minutes to stop by.....

Domestic Bliss, a fabulous home/baby/crafty boutique in Mesa. I rarely go there but I had been wanting to check out their "Blissful Living Studio", where they hold craft/sewing classes. They have actually combined spaces, and the craft studio is now part of the store (darn...I missed it!), but extremely fabulous still. They carry the brightest, cutest patterned fabrics, including designs from my favorite fabric/paper ladies, Amy Butler & Heather Bailey. They offer all sorts of fun classes including: sewing, crochet, fashion consulting, paper crafting, jewelry making and more! If you read Nie Nie (my hero), she taught here before her accident last year.



I bought a fabulous wall hanging by PaPaYa, which was so funny because I had read about their gorgeous new workspace earlier that morning on one of my fave decorating blogs, Decor8!
It was meant to be mine!
{photo of Papaya's Workspace via Decor8}

The green is perfect for my home studio, and I've been wanting to add some pops of pink!

Here it is on top of my armoire:

If you are in the Phoenix area, stop by Domestic Bliss....it's fabulous!
1622 W. Main Street, Mesa AZ 85201

Needless to say, I didn't make it to the spa......next time, for sure.




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  1. Kim - The TomKat Studio

    08/25/2009

    Of course, you'll always find me at Joann & Michaels. Hobby Lobby is really popular but I haven't been there yet...I'm scared I might go crazy! I get a lot of supplies (envelopes, boxes) at Paper Plus. Sadly, most of my scrapbook supply stores have gone out of business, but Paper Vineyard in Chandler has quite a variety. Any locals have any other suggestions??

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