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May 25, 2009

Friday's Junk Club

As Robyn one of our junkies said "We came, We junked, We had a great time". It was a beautiful spring evening, perfect for the junk project I had planned. We refunked some old safety deposit boxes into vibrant summer planters. When the girls first arrived we painted the metal boxes bright greens, blues, yellow, and red. Then dipped our little old white painted fence picket into chalkboard paint for a garden chic plant marker. We had to get right to business as our paint needed to dry for our 2nd phase of the project. While the paint was drying it was time to shop & eat! A couple of my favorite things to do!
 Are you ready? Ok, here was the menu for the evening: Chicken Salad, Classic Deviled Eggs, Fresh Tomato Mozzarella Salad, Cucumber Bites with a fresh herb cream spread, and then the desserts: Fresh Rhubarb Bars & Shortbread cookies. All homemade I was very busy in the kitchen! 
Once we had eaten it was time to fill our planters with flowers and add old skeleton keys to our plant markers. We had a great bunch of junkies come to the farm. There was lots of laughs, smiles, and good times. And yes we're doing it all again on June 19th. The theme Junk IT In Stone. 

Club Fee $35 
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The rest of our holiday weekend has been relaxing. We are working on our garden and have a fun family party planned for today. I'm already going through junking withdraws and am sooo ready to get back to it this week!!! Thanks again to our awesome junk club junkies I had such a good time with all of you! jojo

May 21, 2009

Making A Difference Day

I had no idea that today in the Des Moines area was Making A Difference Day.  My girls and I were paying for groceries today and my total was $50 less than it was supposed to be!! The manager explained to me that a woman had purchased 4 $50 gift certificates and she wanted to help pay for 4 peoples groceries today. Specifically, mothers with children. I was so deeply touched. I seriously had tears in my eyes when the manager told me. It was such a simple act of kindness pure and sweet. After we loaded groceries in our truck  it was lunch time, so we headed to McDonalds, as we always do when we are out running errands. It was my turn to make a difference. I purchased a gift card at the golden arches and told them to pay for as peoples lunches as it could. It felt so incredibly awesome! There is nothing more meaningful than the gift of kindness. I hope this inspires you and puts a huge smile on your face. Pay it forward!! xoxo jojo

May 19, 2009

Spring Fling!

Finally, I present to you our Spring Fling!! We were running around crazy for a week. Friday is always our setup day and unfortunately it was very wet, but we managed. We had our best sale ever and an awesome turn out.

We want to give a huge Thank You to all of our wonderful customers & fans. We love what we do and you make it possible! So many of you came up to us with such sweet comments. You all will never know how much it means to us. This is our passion & we love to see everyone having so much fun!!

We are gearing up for our 2nd junk club this Friday nite & then we're off on our next junk adventure to find more goodies for the next OC sale!! xoxo jojo

PS. thank you to all of our wonderful family who helped us in so many ways to make this Spring Fling Fly!!

May 06, 2009

Are you Ready!!

The countdown begins. The clock is ticking. We are less than 10 days away from Spring Fling. Are you ready?! We can't wait. Still much to do. It's so neat to see the transformations from a junk pile to  junk beauties. Lots of finishing touches to be placed. We'll be running around like crazy for the next week. Can't wait to see all of you its been a while! Happy Junking. jojo

May 04, 2009

Finally Flea Market Finds

Finally! What you've been waiting for...
My mom & I got to What Cheer at 7 ish on Friday morning. Brrr it was cold, wet, and windy, but we managed :) I had to go see my junk guy first and I had no problem making a pile. I think I made some good choices as people were trying to shop out of my pile of junk. I got some cool metal feeders, great table top, 3 big windows that will make a great room divider, and a metal cupboard. After we left the junk guy we made our way through the wonderland of junk. I was on the hunt for metal totes and totes I did find. My most exciting piece is a sweet old railroad cart which should transform into a rockin coffee table! Lots of fun we had & loads of junk we found! Thanks for an awesome day mama! Happy junking to all! jojo