Monday, June 25, 2012

Please Vote for Junk!

Dear junk Family and Friends from afar,

We've just completed a huge application to try to win a small business grant but need at least 250 votes to even be considered.  It just takes a minute by going to this link and putting junk Evolution in as the business. Thank you  for your support!

Char, Linda & Bernie

Monday, June 18, 2012

Recipes for chillin

While in Chicago a few years ago I ordered a wonderful lemonade and it's so simple to make.  On 90 degree days like this the iced tea and lemonade are flowing heavily!

Make your 2 quart recipe country time or homemade (either is fine)
add a sprig of sweet basil
and 4 smashed ripe strawberries to the pitcher
Refrigerate for an hour to let the flavors release and serve.  You can add fresh strawberries and basil to the glasses for garnish.

I made up another one last week because my lavender is in full bloom.

to a pitcher of lemonade add:
one small bunch of rinsed lavender
and a bunch of lemon balm

The extra addition of herbs adds a wonderful sweetness.  

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Father's Day

It is much easier to become a father than to be one.  ~Kent Nerburn, Letters to My Son: Reflections on Becoming a Man, 1994

 My father used to play with my brother and me in the yard.  Mother would come out and say, "You're tearing up the grass."  "We're not raising grass," Dad would reply.  "We're raising boys."  ~Harmon Killebrew
 He didn't tell me how to live; he lived, and let me watch him do it.  ~Clarence Budington Kelland
 A truly rich man is one whose children run into his arms when his hands are empty.  ~Author Unknown
 One father is more than a hundred Schoolemasters.  ~George Herbert, Outlandish Proverbs, 1640
 Blessed indeed is the man who hears many gentle voices call him father!  ~Lydia M. Child, Philothea: A Romance, 1836
 Sometimes the poorest man leaves his children the richest inheritance.  ~Ruth E. Renkel
 A father carries pictures where his money used to be.  ~Author Unknown

 The father who would taste the essence of his fatherhood must turn back from the plane of his experience, take with him the fruits of his journey and begin again beside his child, marching step by step over the same old road.  ~Angelo Patri

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Don't Kauai Hawaii is here all Month!

Vintage glass sets and bar ware

a place to relax on the Lanai

Beach House!

cocktail hour

Pack up a picnic we're heading to the beach!

Monday, June 4, 2012


Here's a few snaps of our Hawaiian theme for the month of June.

Punee' (Hawaiian Day bed)

Ready for the lu`au (feast)

(Island) ho`omo`a (cook)

Hiromi made some new beautiful beach bags

A place to dream -moe'uhane

an island, bar etc

Capt. cooks ship and a coy picture
Humuhumunukunukuapua'a Picasso triggerfish (State Fish)

Saturday, June 2, 2012


June 1st First Friday may have been cold outside but our shop was nice and warm and full of Aloha.  Many, many thanks (mahalo) to Miss Dena Woods who serenaded us though-out the evening and arranged for The Bergamot to play later in the night.

 Also a big shout out to Miss Jade Tirotta our special guest artist for her beautiful collection of floral accessories (perfect for summer time).

 And to Jillian and Nate (The Bergamot)  who will be releasing their second cd next weekend at this big bash The Bergamot Album Launch Party - There are still a few tickets available! You'll fall in love with these two if you haven't heard them.
We're sorry that the weather didn't allow our Shaved Ice vendor to come, but the Purple Porch was such a great addition to our green space outside.   We didn't serve any refreshments because we really want people to support the food vendors.  Thanks for your support and understanding about taking care of the small business owners in DTSB!

Friday, June 1, 2012

Aloha June!

It's First Friday!  Join us tonight for  some great entertainment,  Dena Woods and The Bergamot inside the shop.  Outside in the side yard we're hosting The Purple Porch and Hawaiian Shaved Ice .

It's a great time to show your support to the small business owners and SHLO!

The fun starts at 5 and goes until 9.  Dress warm and wear your rain coat!

Hawaii is our theme for June