Can you spot the tiny use of jagua? Her previous artist added it, so I went over it again- subtle and cute Henna for a bride who married in New Mexico, but is hosting a wedding reception in Ann Arbor. Her wedding henna had faded so she asked me to touch it up. Better yet, she brought jagua ink and so we got to play with blue henna style with her red henna. #henna #hennas #hennatattoo #wedding #india #annarbor #michigan #hennaartist #tattoo #tattoos #ink #hennatattoos #organic #studio #feet #manicure #mandala #bride #bridal #weddinghenna #mehndi #designs #kellycaroline #ypsi #ypsilanti

see more henna designs here
Can you spot the tiny use of jagua? Her previous artist added it, so I went over it again- subtle and cute Henna for a bride who married in New Mexico, but is hosting a wedding reception in Ann Arbor. Her wedding henna had faded so she asked me to touch it up. Better yet, she brought jagua ink and so we got to play with blue henna style with her red henna. #henna #hennas #hennatattoo #wedding #india #annarbor #michigan #hennaartist #tattoo #tattoos #ink #hennatattoos #organic #studio #feet #manicure #mandala #bride #bridal #weddinghenna #mehndi #designs #kellycaroline #ypsi #ypsilanti

Henna for a bride who married in New Mexico, but is hosting a wedding reception in Ann Arbor. Her wedding henna had faded so she asked me to touch it up. Better yet, she brought jagua ink and so we got to play with blue henna style with her red henna. #henna #hennas #hennatattoo #wedding #india #annarbor #michigan #hennaartist #tattoo #tattoos #ink #hennatattoos #organic #studio #feet #manicure #mandala #bride #bridal #weddinghenna #mehndi #designs #kellycaroline #ypsi #ypsilanti

see more henna designs here
Henna for a bride who married in New Mexico, but is hosting a wedding reception in Ann Arbor. Her wedding henna had faded so she asked me to touch it up. Better yet, she brought jagua ink and so we got to play with blue henna style with her red henna. #henna #hennas #hennatattoo #wedding #india #annarbor #michigan #hennaartist #tattoo #tattoos #ink #hennatattoos #organic #studio #feet #manicure #mandala #bride #bridal #weddinghenna #mehndi #designs #kellycaroline #ypsi #ypsilanti

Know any lovely lady who is a mama-to-be? The ideal time frame to have your baby bump decorated in natural, organic henna is 30 weeks and up.Book a session by Saturday Sep19th and get 15% a baby belly design! Use the code "PRETTYMAMA15" in your email#henna #mehndi #hennatattoo #hennatattoos #artist #kellycaroline #baby #mama #couponcommunity #coupons #floral #flower #babybelly #babygirl #hennas #tattoo #ink #tattoos #organic #natural #michigan #ypsi #ypsilanti #mandala #bellyblessing #blessing #kids #mama #mom #pregnancy #pregnant

see more henna designs here
Know any lovely lady who is a mama-to-be? The ideal time frame to have your baby bump decorated in natural, organic henna is 30 weeks and up.Book a session by Saturday Sep19th and get 15% a baby belly design! Use the code "PRETTYMAMA15" in your email#henna #mehndi #hennatattoo #hennatattoos #artist #kellycaroline #baby #mama #couponcommunity #coupons #floral #flower #babybelly #babygirl #hennas #tattoo #ink #tattoos #organic #natural #michigan #ypsi #ypsilanti #mandala #bellyblessing #blessing #kids #mama #mom #pregnancy #pregnant

Britzy Thrifty Vintage Shop

Hey ladies!

Britzy Thrifty Vintage Shop on Etsy

Britzy Thrifty Vintage Shop on Etsy

Do you love vintage fashion? Do you love unique pieces of clothing? Do you love an adorable couple running a business together? If you’ve said yes to any of those questions, hurry on over to Britzy Thrifty . Britzy Thrifty is run by husband and wife Steve & Sarah. Here’s a bit about them:

Britzy Thrifty co-owner Sarah Britz

Britzy Thrifty co-owner Sarah Britz

“Britzy Thrifty began with a love of history & reverence for the uniqueness of vintage clothing/decor that resulted in a Michigan based shop.
From Sarah: I’m a girl anachronism & a history buff. I long for days gone by, but I don’t live in the past. I rejoice in the history that each vintage piece has, and I’d love to share it with you! We are proud to say that this business is based in a small city in the Metro Detroit area of southeast Michigan. Sometimes we will have area specific items in our shop. Check out these selections to become more familiar with the history of our area! “
 
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Britzy Thrifty Vintage Shop

And my favorite part of their business?

 
“A minimum of at least 10% of all the profits are donated to charity. One day soon we hope to sponsor members & organizations in our local community who need help raising funds for their various causes. If you know of a great cause in the Metro Detroit area that needs help fund raising, please share their info with us on our twitter page.
 
Britzy Thrifty clothing on Etsy

Britzy Thrifty clothing on Etsy

 
“Second hand shopping is a great way to recycle! The vintage items you see in our shop all have a history, and some are so rare that you could even say they’re one of a kind. Our shop also uses recycled materials to pack orders as another way to “go green.” Check out our instagram page for some behind the scenes photos of us salvaging supplies! “
 

And if that’s not enough awesome for one post, Sarah & Steve’s sister, Stephanie, designs and crafts BEAUTIFUL cakes for parties and all special occasions. You can reach Stephanie for any of your cake and party food needs at steph.britz@gmail.com

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Cakes by Stephanie Britz

Cakes by Stephanie Britz

Cakes by Stephanie Britz

 

More items available from Britzy Thrifty

Britzy Thrifty Vintage Italian scarf

Britzy Thrifty Vintage Italian scarf

 
Britzy Thrifty vintage fall jacket on Etsy

Britzy Thrifty vintage fall jacket on Etsy

Go see their updated Etsy shop and all the treasures in store – squee!

 

 

 

Sangeet Henna Artist Michigan

Sangeet Henna Artist Michigan

Oh boy have I had such a fun summer! So many of you have had excellent henna parties all across the state of Michigan and I and Lisse have been able to attend as your henna artists. Lisse and I have both travelled to Traverse City and Cadillac Michigan for different events : a henna workshop at the Traverse City Library  , two graduation parties and a few corporate events. I have been to Canton, Royal Oak, Troy and Rochester Hills for many Michigan high school grads this summer and Lisse has been to Saline, Ann Arbor, and Dexter for birthday parties and girls nights. My henna studio in Ypsilanti has been buzzing with private appointments all season. We thank you for such an amazing Summer and are looking forward to a great Autumn.

This past week I did two henna parties for the same family, who previously had me as their henna artist for their son’s wedding two years ago in Cincinnati. Now it was the daughter’s turn to be married, and I have to say how thrilled I was to be working for this great, warm, friendly and super fun family again. On Wednesday was the bride’s mehndi party for her closest friends, aunties and family members. I was overwhelmed at how much love and joy was in the room! I also got to meet a few new ladies, including Monika who’s musing blog is over at Quibbling : Observations of the World Around Me – if you like to take a deep observational look at the ordinary, check her work out.

On Friday was the Sangeet at the Eagle Crest Marriott in Ypsilanti. A Sangeet is a party the day before an Indian wedding, filled with fun presentations, dances, speeches, and games put on by the bride and groom’s family and friends. I always have a great time attending a Sangeet as a henna artist because you get to see the fun and silly side of the families. Not to mention the amazing color and decorations! The decorations were done by the ladies at JDV Events . Go look at their AMAZING gallery of weddings including their traditional weddings as well as their fusion weddings – so lovely. I snagged some pictures at the Sangeet this weekend. I was set up in this colorful jewel-toned lounge for henna.

Henna lounge area for Sangeet - Decor by JDV Events Henna by Kelly Caroline Henna Art

Henna lounge area for Sangeet – Decor by JDV Events Henna by Kelly Caroline Henna Art

 

Henna lounge area for Sangeet - Decor by JDV Events Henna by Kelly Caroline Henna Art

Henna lounge area for Sangeet – Decor by JDV Events Henna by Kelly Caroline Henna Art

Henna lounge area for Sangeet - Decor by JDV Events Henna by Kelly Caroline Henna Art

Henna lounge area for Sangeet – Decor by JDV Events Henna by Kelly Caroline Henna Art

I also got a few photos of the henna tattoos from two days before that were done at the Mehndi party. It’s rare when I see designs after they have walked away! Such is the life for henna artist Michigan .

indian_sangeet_henna_designs_wedding, Henna after pictures - henna red stain on the hands at Sangeet

Henna after pictures – henna red stain on the hands at Sangeet

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Henna after pictures – henna red stain on the hands at Sangeet

Here are a few pictures of the mehndi I did for the guests the night of the Sangeet

Michigan henna artist Kelly Caroline - henna for Indian wedding

Michigan henna artist Kelly Caroline – henna for Indian wedding

Michigan henna artist Kelly Caroline - henna for Indian wedding

Michigan henna artist Kelly Caroline – henna for Indian wedding

Michigan henna artist Kelly Caroline - henna for Indian wedding

Michigan henna artist Kelly Caroline – henna for Indian wedding

And of course, no Indian wedding post would be complete without seeing the bride’s mehndi ! I was so lucky I got to spend so much time doing this lovely bride’s henna because she is such a loved person by her friends and family, and I can see why!

She wanted traditional henna, fitting for a bride.

Indian wedding henna by Michigan henna artist Kelly Caroline

Indian wedding henna by Michigan henna artist Kelly Caroline

I love my business and how many great people I get to meet through it!

Sangeet Henna Artist Michigan