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I recently worked on a collaboration with a Denver fashion blogger, Lacey of My Boring Closet, to show a real life perspective of how she wears the collection. When we were chatting about the sleepwear, she told me what a fan she is of classic pajamas and how she always feels a little like Zooey Deschanel when she retires for the evening in a matching pair of sleepwear. Don’t we all!? Take a look at photos from the post below to see how Lacey enjoyed waking up in her Violet Hour Fashion!

There are 13 days left to raise $18,614 for the collection on Kickstarter. Please spread the word and share on your Intsagram, Twitter and Facebook accounts. The more traction we get to the Kickstarter page the better! Right now only 4% of the total pledges are from Kickstarter directly, otherwise it’s YOU, family and friends, and readers who are the backbone to this project and I sincerely appreciate it!

Starting a business is crazy hard and a ton of work, but I believe with your support I can make my funding goal!

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This post feels sentimental for many reasons. I haven’t posted in a LONG time because my free time is pretty much non-existent between my part time job, launching my fashion collection, the Violet Hour, and planning my wedding! Also, this blog turns 5 years old in a few months which is wild and even though my days posting are coming to a close, all the food, travel and fashion posts really did enrich my life over that time!

Here is the exciting news. The Violet Hour Fashion collection has launched!  I decided to use my fashion background to create a sleepwear line that embodies clean and classic silhouettes. Current market offerings are easily defined into pajamas, lingerie or activewear, yet the Violet Hour is more. It is the end to a busy day, when the sun sets and lights up the sky in purples, blues and violets. As night begins, every woman will choose their attire for maximum comfort. Instead of kitschy pajamas and sexy lingerie, the Violet Hour is comfortable and classic sleepwear that enables all women to feel beautiful in their own element.

Currently, my biggest push for the collection is additional funding to bring the designs to market quicker and to do that, I launched a Kickstarter campaign to raise $27,628.00! There has been a ton of positivity around this collection and I am excited that so far my community has pledged $3,209 towards my goal. That is big love and support and I am so grateful! With Kickstarter if I don’t reach my goal 100%, I don’t get any of the funds that were pledged. It’s all or nothing and there are 20 more days to raise the additional funds needed. So do you see why every single one of you is important!? If all you can give is $5.00 – that means I am that much closer and it definitely helps.

With your support, I can reach my goal so please visit my Kickstarter to pledge and my website to learn more about my collection! The WordPress community has been an amazing place over the years to share my creativity and I hope you can support this entrepreneurial endeavor of mine!

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{all images copyright of Violet Hour Fashion}

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Ever since we moved into our row home, our bedroom was my last focus for arranging and making homey. It took me a while to acquire all the knick knacks that I had in mind for the wall behind our bed and everything came together before the holidays.

To start, I had the ‘branch light’ idea in my arsenal for a while now but had to get my mountain man on board. Surprisingly he loved the idea! I had to wait on him to find the perfect branch, my choice was too dainty. Boys. Once the branch was settled we ordered a corded light from a very affordable Etsy shop – Junkyard Lighting and then attached everything to the wall. Or he did. * I forgot to take a before picture until after the light was up, pretend you don’t see it!

Finishing up the wall space, I used an array of items found from vintage shopping with meaningful tid-bits thrown in. Who can resist a tiny felted wool owl or an embroidery of the Orion’s Belt? Now with our bedroom complete, it crosses off the last big ‘to-do’ of the row home. Time to relax and enjoy!

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{KateyK Photography}

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Colorado is full of talent and this weekend my best girlfriend and I made our way up to the sleepy mining town of Silver Plume to visit the Dram Apothecary. Located in an old bread bakery, the Dram Apothecary is full of character. The owner forages plants from local forests to make bitters that are 100% natural and can be used in cocktail recipes or to help the digestive system.

The Apothecary is only open on the weekends for their specialty cocktails and is worth the 45 minute drive up into the mountains. We nibbled on fresh Strawberry Rhubarb and Chicken Pot Pie as we enjoyed artisan cocktails that feature the the Apothecary’s bitters.

While driving back home, we both commented on how great it is to see creative people finding a niche and doing something they love. Very inspiring!

 

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{Colleen O’Obrien Photography (1st photo) and KateyK photography}

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It is the day to wear green, yet my only celebration of St. Patricks Day is baking Stout Brownies. The brownie centers were a bit gooey and that means I am still battling the high altitude, even though I increased my flour and bake time.

You can pinch me since I am not wearing green today, but then I won’t be sharing my brownie goodness and you’ll be extra sad. Your choice!

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