Friday, February 27, 2009

Color, color, color

During the time of year when the snow begins to disappear, walking through 101 Market the one thing everyone is sure to notice is all the color. The new items painted with bright greens, yellows, pinks and blues, set the mood for the playful spring to come. Bee detailed glassware, fluffy bunny figurines and glittery butterflies ready to fly are proof of the very life spring will possess. While shopping the colorful world, one might forget we are still buried in snow. But don’t fret; just bring the season to your home and splash some color on the winter blues.

By Amy Learn

Keeping in good spirits

A person cannot go a day without hearing news about the horrible economy, which makes it hard to see any light at the end of the tunnel. Surrounding yourself with positivity just might be the key to keeping up good spirits in such hardship times.

Words we read impact on how we live our lives, what we expect from the day, and how we view ourselves and others. Phrases motive us and sayings captivate us. Become your own philosopher, get insightful and spread encouraging words all around you.

Be creative; think beyond the yellow sticky note pad and white erase boards. Fill your home with wall art containing quotes from well-known people like Opera, Marilyn Monroe and Kathryn Hepburn; pictures of your family and friends in frames painted with phrases of togetherness; metal signs of single words like bless and laugh. Go beyond and accessorize your yard with decorative rocks engraved with inspirational messages and silly expressions. Customize your car with Driving Reflections, a collection of inspiring words in an array of categories for those on the go.

101 Market is filled with items to keep your spirits high and those of the ones you love. With a vast variety of pieces, ranging in ever color, price and size, there is something for everyone.

By Amy Learn

Monday, February 16, 2009

Getting Married?

When you pop the question, or answer that big question what do you do next? Are you looking for that faerie tale wedding or are you going away to get married? What is the most important to you? The dress, food, venue, or Flowers?
The trend seems to be nice elegant weddings for a smaller guest list. This way the Bride and Groom have the wedding they want in their budget. Let us know how you see your special day.

Sunday, February 1, 2009

Stay Vacations

We are hearing the "Buzz" of Stay Vacations and was wondering if you will be spending your vacation at home this year. Will you be putting more time and money into your yards or will you be traveling to the lake and other places?
How many of you will be starting or expanding your vegetable gardens? Will you start your seeds early in your homes?
What if any thing would you like to see in your favorite Garden Centers this year?
I look forward to hearing your responses.

What are you looking for on Valentines Day

In these crazy economic times are you looking for a dozen roses or would you be happy with a single rose and chocolates? Maybe a green plant or blooming plant is more up you alley? Let us know what you would like for Valentines Day!