Pop-Up Store in San Francisco + 25% off sale!

Posted by on Dec 9, 2011 in Store Happenings & Events | No Comments

  I will open up a two hour “pop-up” store in San Francisco on Wednesday December 14th, 4-6 PM at 209 Mississippi Street. Come and see me if you’re in San Francisco — and don’t miss the giant 25% off EVERYTHING sale. Where:     209 Mississippi Street, San Francisco (at Mariposa) When:      Wednesday 12/14 4-6 pm ...

Open two more weekends this autumn:Car Show & Oktoberfest

Posted by on Sep 19, 2011 in Blog, Store Happenings & Events | No Comments

Autumn is in the air, and trees are getting ready to start turning color– not yet, but probably in 2 weeks or so. Fall colors up here are out of this world beautiful. With the autumn, my store help has left for college, and with my actual full-time job growing and managing Benz Communications I ...

Save us from the bugs!

Posted by on Sep 4, 2011 in Blog, Things in the Store | No Comments

I love my Plunk Naturals products—I carry some of their great candles, dog wash, and some incredible body washes, lotions and various kinds of sprays. The Buzz Off Bug Repellent is the biggest and most amazing surprise. I was hesitant to get it, as my experience with mosquitoes is that not much works on them.  ...

Reordering has started

Posted by on Jul 14, 2011 in Blog, Store Happenings & Events | One Comment

After an incredibly slow and slightly scary start on the season — with snow on my opening day, things are now picking up. It’s really fun to see everyone’s reaction to the store, and I hear everything from, “wow– did you do all of this yourself? You should put your stuff on etsy!” (I wish!) ...

Baby Jays about to fly the coop

Posted by on Jul 14, 2011 in Blog, Musings | No Comments

Baby Jays went form small, pink, shivering things with closed eyes, to beautiful fuzzy blue balls, very curious and ready to get going elsewhere. They keep climbing up to the edge of the chandelier and sit there and stretch their wings and flap a little. They are still very hungry and their parents are diligently ...

It’s a Wrap!

Posted by on Jun 28, 2011 in Blog, Things in the Store | No Comments

Years ago, when I ran a boutique person design firm in San Francisco, the team got the what I thought was fairly simple idea of designing and printing wrapping paper as part of a holiday gift kit for clients. Well, the designing part was easy and fun— a great team effort, with great results. The ...

Snow and a Mountain-top Swing

Posted by on Jun 27, 2011 in Blog, Musings | No Comments

Wildflowers have exploded Today I had the day off from everything and went putzing around my own backyard: the Sierra Buttes. There is still an amazing amount of snow in the higher elevations. We were stopped on the jeep road by a huge drift and had to continue on foot. In a tank top! My ...

Marvelous Marble Magnets & Pushpins

Posted by on Jun 26, 2011 in Blog, Things in the Store | No Comments

When I decided to open a store only selling handmade and  handrafted items; one of the if not the very) first products I thought about was these incredible glass marble magnets & push pins I had bought back in 2009 from Sideproject Designs on etsy, that I absolutely love.  They are incredibly functional — strong ...

Stellar Penthouse for the Jays

Posted by on Jun 22, 2011 in Blog, Musings | No Comments

Last year I hunted down a metal chandelier from wisteria.com after having missed buying it originally (a whole separate story how that went down, but I was successful in the end: never give up when you really want something!). This chandelier is HUGE. As in ENORMOUS. Probably 5 or so feet across and taller than ...

Summer Hours

Posted by on Jun 11, 2011 in Blog, Practicals | No Comments

The store is open Thursday – Sunday 11 am – 4 pm. We’re looking at increasing the hours, but are looking for more people to help run the store, so it’s not happening until we find the right people. Until then, see you Thursday through Sunday!