Monday, November 28, 2011
Monday, November 21, 2011
(and then do some shopping at Blickenstaffs & Zion's Mercantile and finish with yum ice cream from Ike's!) ;)
Find La Jolla Groves on Facebook to see what their latest specialties are!
**all photos courtesy of Bryce Olsen Photography**
There are so many neat things at Zion's Mercantile. Stained glass like those found on the Nauvoo, Illinois LDS Temple, replicas of Porter Rockwell's gun and Book of Mormon, amazing artwork by Bob Boyd (who came to talk with us and was down right awesome!), and they even have little treats including fresh baked bread and honey butter! If you need a special gift for someone this holiday season or just want a little something for yourself, be sure to check out Zion's Mercantile at the Shops At the Riverwoods. It will not disappoint!
Find Zion's Mercantile on their Facbook page too!
They really do have something for everyone! The idea behind the store is to have a place where old and young alike can go together and have a flood of childhood memories come rushing back and to create new ones TOGETHER.
I love the vintage feel with the perks of seeing new and fun things as well! Now you can even shop online!!
Be sure to check the Blickenstaffs blog and get ready for the 12 Days of Christmas when they'll have a specific item in the store that some lucky customer will receive for FREE, each day! On the first day, one lucky person will get the designated item. On day 2, there will be TWO winners! Day 3, three winners, and so on, until the 12th day when they'll be giving out TWELVE FREE ITEMS!! How perfect is that!? So be sure to check out the blog for all the details and to scope out what the chosen item will be so you'll know if you want to make the trip!
Blickenstaffs is an amazing store that you definitely don't want to miss out on! There are so many options in just one store that can't be beat! Family games, games good for road trips, fun flash cards, toys, candies and sweets, puzzles, ride-on toys... the list goes on and on! So bundle up your family, grab Grandma and Grandpa and head on down to Blickenstaffs in the Shops at the Riverwoods and see what memories you can make together.
Find Blickenstaffs on Facebook, Twitter & YouTube!!
ALSO, don't forget BLACK FRIDAY at Blickenstaffs when the WHOLE STORE will be **20% OFF!!**
Monday, November 14, 2011
I find myself in the car more and more these days. Makes it difficult to blog, no? I'm not really sure why I didn't think to look for an app to do it sooner. But here I am, blogging while waiting for my little Turkey to get done with preschool. :)
I'm being featured as a side deal on Groopdealz today! (today is the last day) I have lots of new things lined up for my new shop and the cream ruffle purse on Groopdealz is one of the new designs! While available only in classic, neutral, and oh-so-versatile cream muslin, it will also be available in other fabulous colors when I launch my new sister shop! Look for a swingin introductory discount when that happens as well!!
Hope your Monday is a goodie! I'm feeling a little blah today. No motivation to do anything at all (including the dang laundry, as always, and the dishes that are resembling a mountain at the moment) I feel the need for retail therapy. Or running. I really want to go for a run, but it's too stinking cold in the wee hours of the morning and my hubs doesn't get home until after dark. Oh poo. Press on we must in order to not completely lose my sanity. ;)
Love my kiddilees! Love my hubs! Love you all as well, my friends!
Wednesday, November 9, 2011
lately i've been working a lot (sewing and planning for my shop) with Brittany of Love Stitched. she's UH-MAZING if you didn't know. she and i go waaaaay back to the good ol days of hair school in '03 when we wore all black 5 days a week and played with hair all the time. ;) love her!
there are some BIG and FUN changes in the works and i'm so excited to be working on it right now! when it's ready, you'll be sure to know!! :)
other fun things going on for me right now are planning a trip to Hawaii to see my cute little brother-in-law get married, making major changes in my eating habits, and finally starting to find the balance of 'work' and regular life. so many things are falling into place lately and it's nice to not feel so out of control and crazy. i know my husband appreciates not being on the back burner anymore. :)
i always thought i was good at time management. apparently not. i was having a really hard time balancing time for sewing/planning for THE SHOP, HOUSEHOLD duties (laundry, dishes, everyday cleaning), being a MOMMA to my babies, and being a WIFE to my husband. it was all a lot of small things that piled up and finally kind of blew up in my face. that's when i really realized i don't know what i'm doing and need help. enter Brittany. :) she told me flat out what i needed to do, how i could do it and pointed out some things to fix, all of which would help me achieve the happy medium i was looking for.
and it's working!!
i'm happier, less stressed. my husband and kids are happier - we have more QUALITY time together. things are getting planned and done for the shop. and while it isn't perfect yet, i'm in a better spot overall and that is making the biggest difference.
i feel so blessed with loving friends and family that support me and help me along the way and help me make my dreams come true!
over here if you're interested in other crafting stuff! :)**