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14 Karat Fun – A Bingo Adventure for the Entire Community

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In the online revolution of convenience over experience, it’s a challenge for the small business owner to dream up new ways to make shopping more interactive and personable! What if shopping in a community was about a collective experience? What if small businesses collaborated on an experiential shopping activity? What if the Downtown came together […]

Maeberry Lane Design

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If you’ve admired our most recent window display by artist Sandy Brock, then you’ve likely noticed the contribution of vibrant yet cozy-soft florals by Maeberry Lane Design that sing out among the deep green doors and shutters.   The handiwork of Glendora artist Kelly Manning, the handmade floral arrangements, wreaths, signs, and more make delicate decor […]

Happy Heart Day


Just before Valentine’s Day a few years ago, my friend Michelle Black asked if she could snag my girls for a photo shoot to create a cute Valentine card. We continued the tradition last year, too. And, this year at the last minute (meaning about two weeks ago), I asked her if she wanted to […]

Staging Furniture

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We have been terrible about staging furniture! Half the time, something sells before I even get a good shot of a finished piece. The other half I don’t have any place to set up a staging area to make it look pretty on camera. It’s such a problem that we’ve discussed for years having a […]

Milk Painted Easter Eggs


Easter has always been a pretty low key holiday for our family. Good Friday and Easter Services are the focal point. The eggs, Easter Bunny and chocolates make their way into the mix but aren’t heavily emphasized. This Easter Sunday, we will be celebrating my daughters 7th birthday as well. I asked her, what is […]

Christmas Decorations from Scraps

What you will need:An ugly canvas painting in a rad frameVintage Sheet MusicModge PodgeMusical Instrument of sortsChristmas “fluff”Hot Glue Gun About 18 months ago, I was given a pile of awful canvas paintings. With my luck they were probably “worth something” and I destroyed any amount of value. But, I thought they were ugly so […]

Holiday Stroll 2012

What a fabulous night we had at the Holiday Stroll! My husband sat on one of the benches outside and, consequently got to listen to the things people had to say when coming in and out of the store. These were some of the funniest…(referring to knot too shabby) “…it’s kind of like a museum, or […]