Weekending: Crafty Mart’s Mom & Pop Shoppe


Despite the unpredictable (and mostly windy/overcast weather), I spent my Saturday surrounded by color and inspiration — eating good food, drinking hot coffee, and wandering around Crafty Mart’s Spring Mom & Pop Shoppe.



As I mentioned in my previous post, I love the Crafty Mart events, because they bring together a unique group of local artists right in the heart of Akron. It’s such a joy to celebrate talent and creativity and support people’s passions.


This is Ashley, the owner and creator of Truckshop. I fell in love with her creatively curated mobile fashion boutique (check out all of the bright color, sparkle, and polka dots!!). She was so much fun to meet and talk with, too. I loved hearing her business story, and talking with her further confirmed my dream to work with creators, makers, and dreamers to help them live and tell their inspired stories.


So sad she didn’t have the polka-dotted number in my size. I was smitten!


I did snag these sparkly earrings and fun black-and-white chevron scarf, though.


Also, did I mention there were mini donuts?!


I’m still regretting the fact that I passed up sampling some of these sweet treats from DonutLab. They smelled incredible! (And what’s a better pairing than coffee and donuts, I ask you!) ;)


I also came home with this darling piece of art by Ivy Axe. It’s the perfect addition to my little gallery wall of art. Filling my home and life with beautiful art makes my heart very, very happy.



It was a great day, and I think it was just what I needed. I feel refreshed and ready to tackle some new creative projects of my own!

4 thoughts on “Weekending: Crafty Mart’s Mom & Pop Shoppe

  1. nick says:

    No mention of the other fashion truck? You can even see it in the reflection of the Donut Lab picture.

  2. Kate says:

    I’m from the area and I have never heard of “Crafty Mart.” Sincerely upset I missed it. Let me get this straight, that boutique is in a truck?! That’s incredible. And I thought food trucks were the best thing on wheels. Lastly, the DonutLab is divine…especially with their cream cheese dipping sauce. Definitely catch it next time it’s in town. Lovely blog!

  3. Katie @ A Place to Dwell says:

    Hi, Kate! Thanks for visiting my blog. :) I was definitely swooning over the fashion truck. She might be coming up to Cleveland sometime soon (maybe for Cleveland Flea), so that’s exciting! And I will definitely need to sample DonutLab next time it’s in town. That sounds incredible! Off to explore your blog now!

  4. Jaclyn says:

    I swear I bought that yellow shirt with the shoulder sparkle on a recent Chicago trip, though mine is a peachy blush pink. Great finds!

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