Sunday, August 29, 2010

aaahhhh Sunday!

It started with this.... my favorite breakfast of huevos rancheros with garden salsa and sauteed veggies.  Sitting on the patio with my sweetheart.  Wearing sunglasses while eating breakfast-it's a good thing.

Then I had to deal with this....paperwork!  Not my strength.  I need to have my books in order for a meeting tomorrow morning (yes, I procrastinate until the last possible day).  Ed even suggested I take a break and go work on furniture for awhile, but I couldn't because I actually enjoy that, and find it hard to stop once I get going on a project.  

But I will take a break from the paperwork to share these photo's from yesterday.  Art Beat!  Thank you all for coming, we had a fabulous day and sold so much that we now have room to bring on the new items for First Friday,  Rust and Ruffles.

Junk as Art

Bethany from Inspire Me!

Our shirts are in!

See you all next Friday between 5-9 for appetizers and a glass of wine!

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Walk the Beat Saturday


We've got the beat!  We'll be jammin, on our sweet little street, with sidewalk sales on the outside
and junk as Art on the inside.  All the east bank neighbors will be there as well.  
And if you get hungry please visit the Unity Garden's booth at the football  Hall of Fame for some veggie fajitas.  The wonderful people who feed so many!
For more infomation on Art Beat here's the link:

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Harvesting the heart

I'm stressed!  I've been putting up green beans, hauling junk and am getting my son ready for college (we take him on Thursday).  So I just need to sit down with you all and chill.  Yes, you are my calm in the storm.

This is the part of summer that's hard, the letting go, putting up, and realizing that it's almost over.  On a happy note it's the harvest,  your reward for sticking it out.

The plant below was a blessing from the compost pile!  It's taking over the garden.  I knew it was either 
a squash or a mellon, and ended up being a winter squash (Turban).

I also harvest my herbs.  I'm loving the smells in my home right now.  Sage, oregano, russian sage.  I'll use some for cooking and some for decorations.
Here's my kit.  Just hang the line in a dry area with a cross breeze.  Open the paper clips and slip the herb bundle on one end and the other on the line.

Basil is waiting to be made into pesto, and to freeze in ice cube trays.  Then you can just pop a cube into your sauce and have fresh herbs waifing through your kitchen in the middle of winter.

There is a season for everything,  it's time to let go and let them learn and grow on their own.  I'm just thankful that HE picked me to be his mom.

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Tie Dye 101

We had a blast today with the best bunch of kids and adults that came to learn how to tie dye.  We even learned some new techniques from the kids!  

So creative...

and eager to learn.

Congrat's to K.F. on her resent graduation from ND grad school!

Thumbs up (that's good!)

Their beautiful creations!

Nice work everyone!

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Start Living or start dying

We still have a few openings for our tie dye class this Saturday, August 14, from 9-11.

A class to dye for!   Children & parents partner for this class. We’ll show you how to tie dye! $5.00 registration fee per person. Bring a white, cotton t-shirt and we’ll furnish the rest. One item per person please. Wear old clothes or bring an old shirt to cover your clothing, it can get messy. 
For more information call 574-215-7812.  

Sunday, August 8, 2010

A New Month, a New Look!

New shirts!
junk evolution
we all want to change the world :)
We are taking orders!
A,B.C's and 1,2,3's
Do, Re, Me's
A bohemian mix for the college students
Add a pop of color to your home with fun accessories.
and layering plates is all the rage!

Vases for all the beautiful flowers blooming.
A personal hanging jewelry box

Put us on the map!
To the right, books,
to the left, a tea-cup.
In front of me, the fireplace;
behind me, the post.
There is no greater
happiness than this.

Friday, August 6, 2010

August 6, 2010

Join us tonight for first friday 5-9 pm

ABC'S, 1,2,3;S, AND DO RE ME' S

It’s back to school ! This month our theme reflects that, but on an adult level. Don’t worry, we will have something for every age group! We are incorporating letters, numbers and musical notes into our schemes. And, to add some excitement to the mix, we will be starting our classes this month. A class to dye for? Children & parents partner for this class. We’ll show you how to tie dye! $5.00 per person. Bring a white, cotton t-shirt and we’ll furnish the rest. One item per person please. Wear old clothes or bring an old shirt to cover your clothing, it can get messy. Saturday, August 14 from 9-11 A.M. Cleaning Greener- Rid your home of chemicals and learn a better, safer way of cleaning. Adult class $12 Each person will take home a kit! Wednesday, August 25, at 6 PM To make reservations call: Char 574-215-7812 or Linda 574-849-0275 ART BEAT 2010-August 28 11-6 Come and see how junk becomes Art. We’ll also have lots of items on Sale for this day! Also SHOLO is campaining for the independant business owners (the green way to go!). To find out more check out their link

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

aha moment: junk evolution.

Mutual of Omaha contacted us to do one of their promo's for their website.  They had an awesome little film studio at the Football Hall of Fame.  The team is traveling the country interviewing people with interesting stories, and they chose us!
You can view it here.

aha moment: junk evolution.

Sunday, August 1, 2010

One Last Look at July

If you didn't make it in this month to see our special features, you still have Wednesday and Thursday.  We will be closed during the day Friday to revamp the store with new items and will be open at 5 for First Friday (until 9 PM).  A,B,C's   1,2,3's  and Do, Re, Me's will be our theme for August.  It's back to school with an Adult edge!

Yesterday was the drawing for the  Television Pet Bed, and the lucky winner is Sara Stewart!  Cheryl from Pet Refuge was there with her friend (Franklin) to pick a ticket.  We had people waiting at the door to see who she brought, and who won!

Franklin came along to help out.

Lake Trash





Great shopping in the neighborhood!  Ask us for directions.

Hello August!  
See what's happening this month in the shop on the side note. 
 We are also selling tickets to the Unity Garden's Cookout fund raiser dinner.  Stop by to find out all the details.