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Inaugural Handmade Craft Fair in Dana Point

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If you’re a typical mom (like me), chances are you like…or more like, can’t live without…Pinterest and Etsy! And for an IRL (In Real Life) Etsy experience, head on down to Dana Point this weekend to the Mermade Market Craft Fair!

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From 4/17 (Thu) through 4/19 (Sat), the cute little beach house type venue (Dana Point Community House, 24642 San Juan Ave.) will be filled with tons of wonderfully handmade items. Lots of the vendors are on Etsy and most, if not all, are from Orange County. There’s a parking lot onsite, as well as street parking (all free), and restrooms inside the building. On 4/17 (Thu) and 4/18 (Fri) from 1pm-4pm, for $2/tot, they will have childcare services on the grassy area right outside the building so moms can shop without having to constantly say “Look with your eyes, not with your hands!”

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Most of the items are very reasonably priced and for purchases over $50, you get a free logo tote (you can also purchase the tote for a nominal fee), and if you’re thirsty, post/tag a photo on Instagram for a free cold drink (or buy for $1). Everything money-related is done via iPad at the register table, right past the front entrance. They take cash, check, or credit. Hours are 10-9 on Thursday and Friday, and 10-8 on Saturday.

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Don’t miss this unique event! The next one won’t be til December 2014! Oh, and I highly recommend the Passion Fruit Handcrafted Marshmallows…absolutely THE BEST marshmallows I’ve ever tasted!!!

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Kiomi is a happy Mama of a big multi-blended family, with little kids, medium kids, and big kids. Born in Japan and raised in SoCal, she loves sharing her bilingual/bicultural background with her family and friends. Find her volunteering at her kids’ schools, running errands around town, and connecting on various social media (mrsnovak777 on Instagram, Pinterest, and Twitter).
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