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Women Who Move Buffalo – Finishing Touches by Caitlin Krumm

{photo on Finishing Touches by Caitlin Krumm facebook page}

It was about a year and a half ago when I met Caitlin Krumm {now Mrs. Ring}, I met Caitlin through a mutual friend and helped organize her wedding, it was at that time that I was introduced to Caitlin’s talent of art, but what I didn’t know was that she has been an artist for a while. Back in 2007 she began creating pieces for fun, but always had a passion for it and in college took every art class she could.

She participated in the Elmwood Arts Festival for a number of years and built a customer base, she then began her Trendy Buffalo prints {I love them!} that started off as 4 originals and now she has up to 24. From there she participated in solo shows in pop up locations and created pieces for her clients. Fast forward to today and Caitlin is gearing up to open Finishing Touches by Caitlin Krumm, a pop up space inside the beautiful Ellicott Square Building that provides a purpose.

The concept is pretty simple, its to get art in the public eye, including her Trendy Buffalo prints, but also provide accessory basics such as scarfs, scented candles, wine tags and home decor items to complete your look for both your outfit and your home. And everything is $45 and under so you are getting a quality item for an affordable price.

When I asked Caitlin what her favorite piece of work is and why, she mentioned her Trendy Buffalo pieces. The reason why? They are fun to create. What I admire about Caitlin is her persistence and will to not give up. When she explained to me she will put in a full days work to create multiple pieces on top of working her full time job and still having personal time, it is quite impressive. Caitlin is genuinely a beautiful person inside and out, she has a huge heart and puts a ton of her passion into everything she does.

When I asked her my classic “What do you love about Buffalo?” question, her response –  I love Buffalo because of the people and the interaction and response I receive from my work. What she hopes people get out of her new venture at Finishing Touches is exposing people to her art by having it be part art gallery, part boutique, but also provide a convenience to those who are looking for unique pieces.

Store hours will be Wednesday’s 11:30-7pm Thursday’s and Friday’s 11:30-3:30pm and available by appointment. There is a soft opening this coming Friday {11/17} from 4-7:30 pm.

To follow along, follow Caitlin’s social media pages —> Facebook Instagram

Thank you Caitlin for sharing your talent with WNY. xo

-B 

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  1. Its that time of year again where the Broadway Market will be bustling with thousands of people and it all kicks off this Friday with the Easter season approaching in a few short weeks. Here is a list of hours and activities taking place.
  2. Another new Escape Room I found out about this past week is right in the heart of Downtown Buffalo next door to the Convention Center – The Great Escape Room is a fun place to go – with a number of different rooms, it makes for great team building activities for businesses in the area.
  3. Looking for a neat way to meet the Easter Bunny? How about taking a ride on the Arcade and Attica Railroad. Meet the Easter Bunny and friends and participate in an Easter Egg Hunt. March 19th & 20th. For more details click here.
  4. If you missed the winter version of the Artists Market at the Ellicott Square Building – you’re in luck! Event organizers are hosting another one taking place on March 24th. Don’t miss out and mark you calendars today!
  5.  A new pop up market that I am loving is ShopCraft located inside Thin Ice. For more info on them check out their Facebook page.

Feeling the Crunch

With Christmas only a few days away some people {myself included} still have last minute shopping to do. With every free minute I have I’ve been trying to catch up on what feels like the longest Christmas shopping list I have. Below are a few local stores I’ve stopped into this past week. Not thinking I would purchase anything, sometimes the stores you don’t expect to find things in, are the ones you do. A lot of stores will be staying open later this week, make sure to check out their websites and/or social media for the most current information.

Happy Shopping and be kind to one another!

-B

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{Sarah Danielle inside the Ellicott Square Building}

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{Local artist – Hometown Decals}

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{Main Street in East Aurora, NY}

 

Friday Favorites!

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{I’m looking at you}

This past week has been a crappy one for me to be honest. I’ve been in a funk and just can’t seem to get out of it. I don’t know if others go through times when they just need to “refocus” and reprioritize their goals, but that’s where I’m at right now and its frustrating. Even though I haven’t been in the best of moods, Tuesday I spent my afternoon at the Zoo helping put auction items together for their upcoming Polar Bites event. I took a break to go see Tiberius, the new male lion, but the two females were out instead and let me tell you they scared me a little {look at the picture above}. It’s childish for an almost 30 year old to say this, but just being at the Zoo for a little bit this week took my mind off of things I just didn’t want to think about. I  think its important when you are in a funk, to go out and do something you enjoy, whatever it is, because sometimes you just need to get away and enjoy some fresh air.

Until next week! Have a great weekend!

-B

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{Just hanging out on a Tuesday afternoon}

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{Walking into the zoo, one of the first animal I saw was this Monkey}

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{The beautiful Ellicott Square Building}

Friday Favorites!

This week has been a challenging one for me mentally. I like to see progress in everything I do and when nothing changes over a period of time you have to walk away from it, even if its something you don’t want to do. Being the bigger person in some situations isn’t always the best thing, but its the right thing. I’m hoping a weekend with family, Christmas shopping and football will relieve some of my stress. In the meantime here are a few photos that made me smile this past week.Enjoy!

-B

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{Deck the Halls this past weekend}

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{A classic car and white Buffalo on Main St. in Buffalo}

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{The Ellicott Square Building is beautiful without any decorations, so having this tree set-up makes for a stunning display}

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{Anyone up for some “snow” ball. A snowy Coca-Cola Field}

 

 

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