Thursday, June 24, 2010

Fun On The Internet Today - Bead Soup Blog Party

I have been having so much fun on the internet today! I spent the last hour looking at all the wonderful jewelry items that were created for the Bead Soup Party that is hosted by Lori Anderson on her Pretty Things Blog.

If you have a few minutes I would highly recommend looking at all the fabulous creations!

Monday, June 21, 2010

The Winner Of The $20.00 Gift Certificate From Evie's Tool Emporium Is...

On June 1st I announced that The HandmadeMN Blog was hosting a $20.00 gift certificate giveaway from Evie's Tool Emporium.

The winner of the $20.00 gift certificate is Elizabeth from ForetTwo. Congratulations!

Thank you to everyone who entered!

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Happy Father's Day

Happy Father's Day! Enjoy the day with your family and friends.

Saturday, June 12, 2010

Refreshing Lemonade

As I was driving home the other day some neighborhood children where just closing their lemonade stand for the day. I pulled over to make my purchase but they were sold out! I was so happy for them and gave them the money for a lemonade next time they set up their stand. Needless to say they were thrilled.

Since that day I have been craving a refreshing glass of lemonade. When I went grocery shopping this mornining my first stop were lemons. Right now I am enjoying a tall, cool glass of lemonade!

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Rochester Minnesota Bookmobile

I recently was back in my hometown of Rochester, Minnesota. I was driving down Broadway and saw the Rochester Bookmobile. A wave of memories crashed over me! The Bookmobile would come to my neighborhood every week and I would look forward to it with great anticipation.

I was just a little girl when my mom would walk me to the Bookmobile. I remember the stairs being really high and I had to lift my knees up so that I could make it up on my own. Once I was inside there were so many possiblities for the week. There was a limit how many books we could check out so I was very careful to pick and choose the right ones. Then we would walk down the aisle to check out the books. The librarian would always be sure to comment on the importance of returning the books in good condition and on time! That was no problem for me! I knew that when I returned them I could always get more books!

The years went by and I could walk to the Bookmobile by myself. I continued to go to the Bookmobile every week. The stairs no longer seemed so high, but the books continued to hold my interest. I remember all of a sudden being tall enough to reach the top shelves and look at all the books up there. The book selection was endless. If there was a book I was looking for that they didn't have on the Bookmobile I could put in a request and they would bring it the next week! What great service!

I was a very lucky little girl growing up in Rochester. Looking back now I realize just how lucky I was. The joy and happiness of being a little girl and going to the Bookmobile was a privledge! Seeing the Bookmobile reminded me of that!

Monday, June 7, 2010

Jewelry Anvils And Steel Bench Blocks

Evie's Tool Emporium is pleased to offer a couple of really cool jewelry anvils and a steel bench block. Depending on what project you're working on we have the appropriate tool for you!
Jewelry Anvil On Round Stand
Jewelry Anvil On Round Stand
Jewelry Anvil Chrome Plated
Jewelry Anvil Chrome Plated
Steel Bench Block - 4 x 4 x 3/4 Inch
Steel Bench Block - 4 x 4 x 3/4 Inch
Steel Bench Block - 6 x 6 x 3/4 Inch
Steel Bench Block - 6 x 6 x 3/4 Inch

Sunday, June 6, 2010

Fun In Minnesota Today - Grand Old Day June 6, 2010

One of my favorite days of the year in Minnesota is Grand Old Day in St. Paul. This year will be no exception. There is the parade, sporting events, bands, and over 140 outdoor food and merchandise vendors.

Grand Old Day, St. Paul's first rite of summer, takes place along the city's historic Grand Avenue annually on the first Sunday in June. Grand Old Day is produced by the Grand Avenue Business Association as its annual fundraiser. Monies collected at the event go towards marketing the Avenue, annual events, business-to-business opportunities and avenue beautification.

This year Grand Old Day will be held June 6, 2010 from 7:45-5:00. If you don't have any plans for today be sure to check it out!

Saturday, June 5, 2010

Fun In Minnesota Today - Edina Art Fair June 4-6, 2010

If you are looking for a fun event in Minnesota today I would head to the Edina Art Fair! There are 350 artists from all over the United States that are amazingly talented. In addition there are fashion shows, childrens activities and great food.

The Edina Art Fair is held at 50th & France in Edina. There are delightful stores to browse in while you are there! I am entertained for hours!

To make parking easy just hop on the shuttle from Southdale.

The Edina Art Fair is being held:
Friday, June 4, 2010 10 am - 7 pm
Saturday, June 5, 2010 10 am - 7 pm
Sunday, June 6, 2010 10 am - 5 pm

Have a wonderful time and let me know what you enjoyed most!

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Evie's Tool Emporium $20.00 Gift Certificate Giveaway With The HandmadeMN Blog

Would you like a chance to win a $20.00 gift certificate from Evie's Tool Emporium?

Toni from The HandmadeMN Blog has featured Evie's Tool Emporium on their blog! We are thrilled to be a member of HandmadeMN. HandmadeMN promotes the work of its crafters and artists within Minnesota and to the Etsy community. The team provides members a resource for ideas, information, assistance, and support. It is a wonderful team of committed members.

There is a collage of several of our tools featured on The HandmadeMN Blog. The items include our 8 Ounce Cross Pein Hammer With Hickory Handle, 6 Piece 6-1/2 Inch Hobby File Set, 6 Inch Needle Nose Pliers, 3 Inch Bench Polisher and Buffer, and 5 Inch Split Ring Pliers.

Please leave a comment on The HandmadeMN Blog before 12:00 noon CST on Saturday June 12th for a chance to win.

Good luck and thank you for participating.