It was brought to my attention last week, by a fellow small business owner, that we were lacking a local holiday gift guide this year for various reasons. So, in a pinch, I reached out to local stores from our group, Bloomington Brick & Mortar, and without further ado, I give you our ALL LOCAL … More Holiday Gift Guide 2018
Last fall, four of us sat around a table and discussed the future of the spring BHM show. Gather had moved out of Fountain Square Mall, which meant, it didn’t make logical sense to host the spring show in that location any longer. To be honest, FSM was never the BEST place for a spring … More Tales from a Shopkeep : BHM Wrap-Up
There are few things better in this world than the support of friends . . . but one of the few things, is when you get the chance to see one of your friends succeed and grow and reach their dreams. I’m lucky enough that some of my best friends are fellow small business owners … More Tales from a Shopkeep –
With this series, I wanted to share all the possibilities of living local in Bloomington, from breakfast with parents, an afternoon with the kids, or night on the town. However I realize I have never discussed why I value living local. As a community, Bloomington values small local business. We pride ourselves on local ingenuity … More 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
Fourth of July is my favorite holiday. Family, friends, fireworks. This weekend has it all. We celebrate the best parts of life: admiration and gratitude, freedom, togetherness, and good food. Here’s a few things for this weekend 🙂 For more ideas check out Gather : handmade shoppe on Pinterest.
Last year, at the Fall Bloomington Handmade Market, we juried in this interesting fella with these interesting prints, pillas, and tees. And I adored them! I always feel a little bit weird approaching our makers from the Market to sell in the shoppe, but hey – what are they gonna do, say no? Sure, … More Maker Monday – DRock Press
I am so pleased to share with you our next guest post regarding your Favorite Handmade Item, from none other than one of the ladies that helped me get to where I am today: Miah Michaelsen. I’ll try not to wax eloquent too long on this soapbox about what and why Miah means so much … More Most Treasured Hand-Crafted Item – Miah Michaelsen
This week (for Gather, and myself) was a little like second spring break. See, I have a younger brother who is 14, and he lives in my hometown about 3 hours north of here with my folks. Traditionally he comes down and spends a few days with us over his spring break to escape the … More Tales from a Shopkeep
Don’t forget, this Saturday Gather will be hosting a Craft Table at the Downtown Easter Egg Hunt on the Square!!! The Green Nursery will be dyeing eggs, and O’Child will be handing out cookies!!! And More!!! Egg Hunts starts at 11!