Locally Grown Produce Shop Opening this Weekend

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I can’t wait for Double Oak Farm to open this Saturday, at their new location 1120 Washington St., Columbus, Ind. I volunteered there yesterday, helping them paint the new store. They only stock locally-grown produce within a 100 mile radius. They draw from friends and family, largely from the Amish community. And since many of then are in southern Indiana, they get a lot of produce two weeks earlier that other vendors.

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They also are the only CSA program in this area. By paying upfront to cover growing costs, you get a vegetable box each week featuring their best produce at the time. Soooo cool.

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Count on seeing me there Saturday!

Jenny

Homespun: Modern Handmade Store to Open on Eastside of Indianapolis

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Just read that founders of Indieana Handicraft Exchange is planning to open a brick-and-mortar store on the east side of Indy. How exciting! This will truly take a grassroots, word-of-mouth effort on the part of us local crafters. Please share this original post… They’re trying to raise funding by winning a contest by Pepsi. Help them by voting and forwarding the link to your friends!

Jenny

A Favorite Pick – All Natural Ambre Blends

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Ambre Blendsis my absolute favorite line of scents, and in honor of their new holiday gift set, I thought I’d give it a shout out! As their website states, Ambre Blends compliment your own natural chemistry and are activated by body warmth to produce a unique individual aroma – one that drives my husband crazy! The best parts about the roll-on cologne is that it’s 100% organic and is based in Indianapolis.

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I received an email from PillowTalk, a lingerie boutique in Carmel, Ind., announcing that they’ll be selling the Ambre Blends holiday gift set for $55, a $70 value. The gift set includes 10ml essence roller, 2oz body cream, and samples of all 3 fragrances. Also, you can get 15% off your entire purchase on www.ambreblends.com until Dec. 10. Take hints, loved ones! I’m hoping I get one for Christmas.

Jenny

Handmade Holiday Picks on Etsy

Here are some festive items that caught my eye on Etsy

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From left to right:

  1. Crimson and Chartreuse Fingerless Gloves – mickieandbetty
  2. Fabric Bookmark – GreenBeeGoods
  3. Festive Flower Brooch – HappilyMade
  4. Christmas Pearl & Satin Necklace – SewKnotSimple
  5. Sweet Leaves, Christmas Joy Fabric Branches – JaneJoss
  6. Strands of Vert – Poppy Clothing Creations
  7. Splat Green Bamboo with Red Wall Clock – Pilot Design
  8. Little Soft Trees Vignette – Lola Nova
  9. Roses Are Red Green Damask Mary Janes – Gracious May
  10. Handstamped Holiday Hemp Pillow – NestaHome
  11. Fresh Holly Soap – Intentions
  12. Cranberry Cowl Neckwarmer – Crazy Jane Knits
  13. Holly Berry Brooch – Sneal
  14. Orbs of Glisten Bulbs – GlissKnits
  15. Berry Branch Glass Pebble Magnets – Daisy Mae Designs
Jenny

Handmade Sleeves for the New Macbook

After spending the afternoon in the Apple store, I’ve decided to order the new Macbook. It works just as hard as the 13″ Macbook Pro and is easier on the pocketbook. There will be upgrades, of course.

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And then there’s picking a sleeve. Here are my top picks:

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I was hoping to find more Amy Butler prints. Maybe my crafty sister-in-law could make me one for my birthday (hint hint).

Jenny