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Friday, May 13, 2011


My Dad goes to auctions...... ALL THE TIME.
Thus, the build up of stuff.

I got to dig through and take what I want for my vintage etsy and I took freely!
I took two car loads home and cleaned and took pics of everything!

This is where he works to refurbish his furniture.
Be sure to check out Riffraff on the Square in Fayettville and
Cottage Haven in Siloam Springs to see all his amazing
repurposed/refurbished/re-fabulous-ed stuff!

And.... while your here check out my vintage etsy!

Be sure to shop around and enjoy ~ New items added daily! xoxo Mimi

Thursday, May 5, 2011


I am so impressed with the furniture my dad refurbishes.... Here is an old organ he turned into a fabulous piece!

I hadn't seen this until the other day when I went into Riffraff on the Square in Fayetteville and my Mom pointed it out to me! Go Dad!

I will try to get some before and after photos of these creations ~ he just works so quickly!

I've been reupholstering chair covers and such these last couple days so I'll share future chairs with you too. He is bringing more furniture over to Riffraff tomorrow so check it out!

xoxo, Mimi

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Happy Birthday Olive

My sweet dog Olive is 2 years old today. She really is a womans best friend.

Maybe I'll give her an extra bone, an extra walk and lots of extra cuddles today. :)

xoxo, Mimi

Monday, May 2, 2011

Pour Jons - In Siloam Springs

This new little coffee shop is a great addition to downtown Silaom. Its been designed so well outside and in, with brick walls exposed, dim lighting, fabulous light fixtures and coffee and drinks to die for.

I've been twice since I've been in town and first time I ordered a vanilla bean shake made with homemade ice cream and it was only $3.50. Second time I went with my Mom and my Aunt Karen and I ordered an Iced Chai Latte, also very yummy and reasonable.

Check out their website but definitely check them out downtown:
223 North Wright Street ~ Siloam Springs

xoxo, Mimi

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Dogwood Festival!

The Siloam Springs Dogwood Festival has always had a special place in my heart. Growing up a "craft show kid" I always loved doing a show in my hometown. There were certain things we would do every year; buy a couple bags of kettle corn, homemade root beer, funnel cakes. Okay, so most of the memories had to do with food, but once I got older I started buying leather bracelets with names "hammered" into them which is still a tradition I look forward to.

This year was a little strange. Spars, slow and a little more "hick" than I remember but it was a beautiful day and I enjoyed spending time outside with my Mom.

We had the leather man make us our annual bracelets. One for my Mom who wants to be called "Gigi" now that she is a Grandma, one for me, "Auntie Em" :), one for my sister who just became a "Mommy" and one for her baby "Nolie" who wont be able to actually wear it for a while now, but its still a sweet memory.

Its still open today Siloam so head on down, the leather man is worth it ;)

xoxo, Mimi