Kansas City Gems

After a white knuckle drive to Kansas City through an ice storm, we made it safely. The trees were unbelievably gorgeous, sparkling with ice. (pics to come after editing)

After my work duties were fulfilled, I made my first trip to The Plaza which is the shopping mecca of KC. I stumbled upon two of the neatest shops I have seen in a while.

My first find, was The Paper Source. I knew I was in heaven when I first saw their logo, “Do something creative everyday.” This was my kind of store! I walked away with a couple of treasures…and a book I have been eyeing for a couple of months. I am inspired already–it was a great buy.

The second store I found gave me heart palpitations. Fabric is one of the things that leaves me sleepless at night. I think forever about the endless possibilites of combinations! I found a store called 1154 LILL that was one of the most creative concepts I have ever seen. She has walls of fabric in the store and about 50 different handbag designs. You choose the handbag design and then you can choose ANY combination of fabric to cover the bag-inside & out. It was a designers dream come true! The fabrics were dreamy and I swear, I could have spent hours there. I was dragged out by my husband after about 45 minutes, but the website is just another dream come true! If you are a gal that likes things to be uniquely yours…and unlike anything that you will see on the street, you have got to check this out! She has everything from makeup bags to clutches to laptop bags and diaperbags. I was so excited about this find!

Here are a couple of examples:

Every single plane of the bag is the fabric of your choice. Oh, I could gush on and on and on about this store!

Hi! Hello! I am Shawna, the founder of Styleberry Blog. This creative corner of the internet has become a learning haven for moms and creatives, offering a warm and encouraging nudge to those who wish to be better and do better, but often don't know where to start. From Decorating to DIY to Diapers and Paleo-ish Dishes, I strive to make the complicated simple and empower women to take action beyond their personal comfort zone. I subscribe to the Shine Theory & so strongly believe that we shine when the women around us shine and mutual support—lifting up instead of tearing down--will always be the culture here. Are you in? I hope so! Beyond the computer, I run Styleberry Creative where I work with clients to create low fuss, high function spaces that are pretty and practical in San Antonio, Texas and beyond. I LOVE making a house a home. My own studs out renovation is now complete and I am now back to working with clients. Please don't hesitate to drop me a line if you'd like to work together! I hope you’ll join me on this fun new adventure! Xo.