Too Chilly outside…

ImageThe benefit Chili Feed and Silent Auction that was scheduled for Saturday, February 8th has been rescheduled for March 15th.  The snowy weather is shutting down most of the activities and events that were to take place this weekend.  The snow is to continue (up to 6 more inches) within the next day.  The benefit Chili Feed will consist of chili (2 kinds to sample), cornbread and cake for dessert along with coffee and/or punch. the silent auction will include local art, gift certificates, lots of other items.  There will also be a ‘cash and carry’ table filled with gently used items that you can purchase.  The cost will be $7 and will benefit Scroggins Mill.  If you are not familiar with this historical building, check out their website at: scrogginsmill.org 

Lavender in the Valley

Lavender in the Garden

Lavender in the Garden

 

I happened to be in West Linn this past Saturday watching one of the grandsons play in a baseball tournament and had some free time in between games.  I stumbled upon Lavender at Stonegate and found that a regional Lavender Festival was that weekend.  I looked at their fields and especially loved the white Lavender.  The lavender plants all seem to be blooming early this year.  I took the above picture in August a couple of years ago, but it is in full bloom right now in July.  To find out more about the Lavender farms that you may visit, I recommend checking out this website: http://www.oregonlavenderdestinations.com  and also check out pages 24-25 in the June/July 2013 edition of Willamette Living Magazine – online at http://www.willametteliving.com

 

First Annual Sweet Home Bridal Expo

beautiful gowns by rosebud boutique of Junction city, oregon

lovely model at bridal gown show

 

 

Chafin Farms Carriages of Sweet Home

Chafin Farms Carriages of Sweet Home

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beautiful embellished gown

beautiful embellished gown

Gina Riley is now making wedding cakes!

Gina Riley is now making wedding cakes!

Brandon Harvey needs his coffee after a long day of taking photos at the bridal show

Brandon Harvey needs his coffee after a long day of taking photos at the bridal show

Michelle & Firiel at the end of a long day...

Michelle & Firiel at the end of a long day…

Our hostesses , Michelle & Firiel who make up FM Events Management

Our hostesses , Michelle & Firiel who make up FM Events Management

Three great gals!

Three great gals!

My booth at the Sweet Home Bridal Expo

My booth at the Sweet Home Bridal Expo

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Lovely fresh flowers by Michelle Knight Floral Design

Lovely fresh flowers by Michelle Knight Floral Design

Michelle and Firiel coordinated their first Bridal Show.  It was in their home town, Sweet Home and was held at the Boys & Girls Club.  There were lots of vendors with a variety of different businesses represented.  There was a fashion show too.  It was a nice event.  Thank you to our great hostesses!

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Chapel on Hill Open House & Bridal Show

Linda Quinn has a similar business as mine.  Linda and her husband Mike own the church and rent out the building for weddings and other family gatherings.  Linda had her first open house and Bridal show on April 21st where I was one of a

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dozen vendors.   There was a short fashion show of bridal gowns from shabby chic boutique of Salem, Oregon.  Here are a few photos.  Chapel on Hill is located at 2140 Hill Street, Albany, Oregon 97321 and their phone# is 541-990-8031. Chapel on Hill Open House 4-21-13 013

Flea Market is this Saturday

Southwest Salsa Company will be back with a wide variety of Salsa flavors.  You will also find some of the same vendors that were here for the Crafters Market & Home-Based Business Expo, but a lot more new vendors with a lot more stuff packed into the building!  There will be a few vendors outside too. The show runs from 9-4 on Saturday, April 20th.

Southwest Salsa from Bend, Oregon

Southwest Salsa from Bend, Oregon

A Fun Crafters Market & Home-Based Business Expo

The Spring Edition of the Crafters Market & Home-Based Business Expo was a fun event.  There were lots of home-based (Party) businesses that I had never heard of or seen.  Lots of great products and Crafts.  Here are a few photos.  If you see any product that you like, let me know and I can get you in contact with the vendor.

Tastefully Simple Gourmet Mixes and Spices

Tastefully Simple Gourmet Mixes and Spices

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Crafters Market & Home-Based Business Expo

There is a great line up of Home-Based Businesses and Crafters at the event on April 6th which runs from 9-4.  Here are the participants:

-Jewelry by Shilpa

-Cutie Patootie Boutique

-Southwest Salsa Company

-Pure Romance

-JLIB Designs

-All Dolled Up

-Origami Owl
-Trades of Hope

-Damsel in Defense

–MIA Bath & Body

-Unique Little Plant Nursery

-Crafts by Lois

-Tastefully Simple

-Paparazzi Jewelry

-45 minute Firming Wraps

-Glitter & Glam

-Sta-Natural

-How to Book for making Greeting Cards

-Connections  Pen & Ink Prints

Points for Profit opportunity

Points for Profit is a program which matches sponsor businesses with non-profit organizations.  The members of the non-profit organizations visit the sponsor businesses and purchase items.  They keep the receipts, then bring them to a PFP monthly meeting for ‘points’.  The idea is to have each non-profit group get as many people to save their receipts as possible and give them to the group. At the end of the year, all of the points are added up and cash prizes are given to each participating non-profit organization.

Since I am now a sponsor business, there is opportunity for folks to get ‘points’ for rentals from Santiam Place.

Another opportunity is to come to one of my events and purchase something from one of the vendors.  For instance, I will be giving 1 Million points to each person who purchases something at the Crafters Market and Home-Based Business Expo on April 6th or from the Flea Market on April 20th.  Find me and I will give you a points sheet when you show me what you have purchased.