Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Do You Have Your Hoverboard Yet?

It is now officially 2015!

According to Back to the Future we are all suppose to be eating dehydrated food, wearing self drying clothes and our kids and teens should be on their hoverboards.

I haven't seen a hoverboard yet, but we are only in January. We are definitely living in a fast paced, technology driven world though. 

Thinking about technology and how far we've come in the last 20 years is mind blowing to me. I would have never guessed that everything you ever wanted to know or anything you wanted to purchase was only a mouse click away. Heck, I thought CDs were the best thing since sliced bread. 

With the New Year, Junque Hippy announced some exciting news!

Along with updating our website to keep up with technology demands and starting a new social media campaign, we have also added a new line of products!

We are excited to introduce our Monogrammed Glassware line.

From wine glasses to decanters and beer mugs to crystal serving trays, Junque Hippy is your one stop destination for personalized stemware, barware and servingware. 

These items will make you the most envied host or the most memorable gift giver at weddings, housewarming parties and birthdays. 

Check out our newest line at www.junquehippy.com

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Cold Days and Hot Projects

It has been extremely cold her in the upper Midwest, and winter hasn't even officially started. 

The only way I think we are going to make it through is by keeping busy with our shop and creating new projects! 

Today, Travis is working on our newest additions to our shop, Birch Tree Christmas Ornaments. 

We are having fun coming up with new designs and wood burning or decopauging the ornaments! Take a look:

You can find these on our site starting today!!

Keep warm and make sure to smile today!


Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Happy Glampers

I have always loved camping. The smell of the wood burning in the fire pit, roasting marshmellows and telling ghost stories have always been on my top things to do with the family list. In the past, we have normally just brought our tent and hoped for good weather. Yes, there were many times that we woke up wet, but hey we are roughing it. Isn't that what camping is?

I am writing this post today from the comfort of the indoors, looking out my window at all of the snow and ice outside, daydreaming of the first warm days of summer to return. I know you think it is to early to be thinking of summer, but hey, a girl can dream right?

This past summer we spent the weekend in our tent at one of my favorite spots in northern Minnesota. After we got camp all set up, we were ready to spend some quality time with our kids and enjoy what the outdoors have to offer. Best of all, there is no cell phone service here!

It was that weekend, I saw a younger couple pulling their amazing vintage camper through the park, I must have stared at this beauty for a good 3 minutes as they drove by at 5 miles an hour! I immediately turned to Travis and noticed he too was staring at this amazing camper and I knew we both were thinking the same thing! We had to get one.

We love re-purposing items, finding vintage pieces and giving old things new life again and I was confident we could find a camper with good bones and a lot of potential. The hunt began.

It wasn't to long after we started looking that we were on our way to visit some friends and there on the side of the road was our new weekend warrior! She was exactly what we have been looking for. I cannot wait to get home and get started bringing it back to life!

 It was a lot of work, and there are a few more improvements we will be making over the winter, but our Glamper will be ready to go this Spring!

Every good Glamper needs a even better name. So let me introduce you to our Glamper, Cheeks!

Happy Glamping!

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Junque Hippy Soap

It is that time of the quarter again to whip up a new batch of handmade soaps for the shop!

My favorite new scent is Carribean. Especially now that winter is here, smelling this new soap takes me away to an amazing beach, sun on my face, toes in the sand and listening to the waves hit the beach. 

Check out the new soaps in the shop!!


Sunday, October 26, 2014

Little Desk, Big Heart

What a great weekend here in the upper Midwest. We couldn't have asked for better weather for the end of October. 

With the nice weather, it has allowed us to be able to get a lot of projects done, and best of all we were able to work outside. 

I spent most of the daylight hours working on a desk for a repeat customer's daughter's bedroom. We had met with them when we picked up the piece and the little girl made sure we knew that she wanted her desk to be blue and white, her favorite colors. It was soon after we headed home, I had already had an idea for this little desk. 

Here are the before photos of this desk. As you can see the desk is the perfect size for a little girl and has a lot of potential. The structure is strong and the colors are bright! 

I immediately got to work on this little desk. Sanding, filing holes, sanding more and fixing the drawers so they slide easily for her.

After the prep work was done, it was time to prime for paint.

After letting the primer set for 24 hours, it was time to make this little desk perfect for her. 

After a couple coats of paint and new hardware, this little desk has a big heart and a new home. 

I hope you are all having a nice night to finish your weekend and here's to a new week. 

Junque Hippy

Friday, October 24, 2014

Fun with Tin

Happy Friday! What a challenging and exciting week for Junque Hippy!

I hope all of you had a great week and are ready for the weekend.

Travis has been experimenting with some of the reclaimed corrugated tin we picked a few week ago and I have to say he has real rocked it out this week! 

We were finally able to list our newest additions to our store this morning! 

Check out the progress and final product, Corrugated Tin Christmas Ornaments!