Tales from a Shopkeep

Boy, that holiday season sure knows how to sneak up on you, eh? It all begins with the Bloomington Handmade Market – every year. And this year was no different. This year BHM had a stellar cast of characters! Reviews from shoppers tell us, our best yet. Which is just delightful to hear. It was … More Tales from a Shopkeep

Love Living Local

Fall. Bloomington morphs back into college town rhythm. While the weather has cooled, our town boasts fall activities at every corner.  Although Fall Break passed, I want to share a list of my top 6 things to do in Bloomington during the fall.  1 Drink cider at an apple orchard Musgrave Orchard & Cider Mill on the north … More Love Living Local

Pinterest Picks-Weekly Round-up

Coffee.  A toasty cup of deliciousness suitable for different activities, different persons, different regions.  Everyone has their coffee routine. My morning routine requires coffee.  At my house, the AC is off and the windows are open which means wrapping myself in my fluffy robe and drinking my steaming cup o’joe while I become functional.  I meet friends for … More Pinterest Picks-Weekly Round-up

Favorite Handmade Item – Chelsea Jones

This week I’m proud to feature the favorite handmade item of one of my favorite people (what’s new?!). Meet Chelsea Jones – though I’m sure most of you already know her! Chelsea is the silversmith mastermind behind Tactile Melodies, which we’ve carried in the shop since the beginning of time! I remember meeting Chels for … More Favorite Handmade Item – Chelsea Jones

Love Living Local

Crisp, cool morning. Freshly roasted coffee. Delicious pastries. Colorful vegetables. Ah, a morning at the Bloomington Farmer’s Market. One of my favorite Saturday morning activities and a perfect example of the essence of Bloomington. Last week I recounted my weekend with a visit from a friend, LuAnn (my best friend from high school). Continuing our … More Love Living Local