Inventory Time

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Now that we’ve moved into our new studio, and because this is typically a slower week at the store (it’s a busy time for most of our customers what with end-of-summer vacations, back-to-school and new school- and church-year activities, and the like), we’re taking this opportunity to conduct our annual inventory. The studio will be … Continued

Scripture Sunday

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Oh, the depth of the riches and wisdom and knowledge of God! How unsearchable are his judgments and how inscrutable his ways! “For who has known the mind of the Lord, or who has been his counselor?” “Or who has given a gift to him that he might be repaid?” For from him and through him and to him are … Continued

Where in the World – Back Next Week

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Since we’re in the midst of a relocation AND inventory (phew!), we’ll take a brief pause from our regular Back Stories Behind the Images. Meantime, I’ll leave you with a snapshot of the view from outside the old studio. It has been uplifting to be able to watch the sun come up every single day from the … Continued

Happy Birthday to the National Park Service

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Today marks the anniversary of the founding of the National Park Service….now entering its second century at 101 years old! I’m lucky enough to live very near two beautiful parks: Grand Teton (pictured above) and Yellowstone. In addition to the 59 national parks, the park system includes national monuments, historic sites, battlefields, seashores, lakeshores, and … Continued

Celestial Symphony

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The total solar eclipse did not disappoint here in eastern Idaho. I watched in Rexburg, very near the exact center of the path of totality, so got about 2 1/2 minutes of darkness. Never having seen a total eclipse, I found it to be quite an experience. With about 20 minutes to go, it got … Continued

Eclipse Day – Clear Skies Ahead

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There had been some concern that a band of clouds would move through Eastern Idaho at mid-day, possibly spoiling the eclipse. Indeed, a band of clouds came through late yesterday and into the overnight……but they have dissipated! Forecasters are calling for sunny skies all day. Driving between Rexburg and Idaho Falls last evening, many of … Continued

No Rush Orders August 21-25

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The studio will be closed this week while we’re in the process of relocating. You can still shop, but we will not be able to process rush orders. Apologies for any inconvenience. We’ll get back up and running as quickly as possible.  

Scripture Sunday

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May God be gracious to us and bless us and make his face to shine upon us, Selah that your way may be known on earth, your saving power among all nations. Let the peoples praise you, O God; let all the peoples praise you! Let the nations be glad and sing for joy, for you judge the peoples with equity … Continued

Let us Rejoice

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This is the day the LORD has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it. My nephew sent me this snapshot earlier in the week. He completed an 18-month gig supporting a Portsmouth, New Hampshire-based company yesterday, so his final Boston to Billings (where he lives) commuter trip is now in the rear-view mirror. … Continued

Another New Personalized Wedding Keepsake Design

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  This is the newest addition to our collection of personalized keepsakes for the bride and groom. Not only are these lovely mementos for cherished friends or family members – but we’ve also have had many brides and grooms give these to their new spouse as wedding gifts! As with all our pieces, these are hand … Continued