Brocante Bliss

Bring In Spring By Shopping!

Most of you know that my lovely sister in law and I share a space in the West Bottoms at a sweet shoppe called Brocante Bliss.  We really love to bring our ‘JUNK’ together and make a beautiful space.  If you have not been down to Kansas City to check out these amazing shoppes, which are only open once a month (first Friday, Saturday and Sunday) then you really are missing out.

Also later in the month you can find us at the amazing Fleeting Flea show in Overland Park.  We will be set up there on March 21-23.  This is another one of a kind event featuring local artists..

Later in the year we will be selling in Atchison and Illinois!  We are thrilled to have been included in the wildly famous Nada Farm Sale! If you read any of the Where Women (create/cook/business) Magazines then you are very familiar with the amazing Anne Marie.  I am truly honored to be apart of the show.

And plans have begun for the next Gathering!  So mark your calendars for our local show on Saturday September 28.  We are very excited for what the future holds for this event of ours.

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Working Girl

It’s a new week!!!  And I am hoping the weatherman is right and it will be a warmer week!  Last week’s hormonal valleys and peaks on the forcast matched my own mood let me tell you.  I was so thankful for a warm day but to be followed up by an icy blizzard was no fun.  I’ve been working my baby steps and moving two steps forward and one step backwards but the difference my friend is HOPE.  And PROMISE.

I am really enjoying working part time outside of the home as a substitue teacher.  It is giving me fresh ideas on parenting that is for sure!  And I come back to my creative business with a little more appreciation and passion.  The people I am meeting in both walks of life are such a blessing.  Investing in people and relationships is truly the most rewarding way to spend time.  I really enjoyed my visit with my good friend Sheila Rumney of Blessed & Distressed this weekend.  She is such an inspiration.  Check out her latest blog post for a sweet tutorial.

I am trekking along in my photography class but am too embarrassed to post any photos yet.  It is much more complicated than I had thought it would be!  I am learning to read my manual and even was inspired to break out my car manual and figure out some of the gadgets on that techy thing.

Brocante Bliss was hopping this weekend and I had a blast chatting with customers!  I am really enjoying this new venue.  I am already dreaming up fun ways to usher in spring in the space next month!  What items are you looking for?  I am also creating some fun and fresh new spring scents in my candle line and booking some great venues as well.

I love the HOPE & PROMISE that comes with Spring.  As I walk around the farm doing chores I am already searching for signs that she is on her way.

What is bringing you HOPE & PROMISE this week?

Comments are welcome!

After Christmas Fun

I have had so much fun this week working on little projects.  I am anxiously awaiting a shipment of some new fragrances to make some amazing new candles and tarts.  Today I ordered some fun notions from one of my favorite shops:  The Speckled Egg.  Heather was an amazing supporter of The Gathering and I love participating in her swaps.  She has a sale going on now so please take the time to check out her shop.

I love to paint but usually don’t have the time to indulge so I have enjoyed this time for creativity this week.  With January fast approaching I have WINGS and CLOCKS on my mind.  Here are a few sneak peaks.  For the final reveal come see me at Brocante Bliss January 4-6.

Feathers + Glitter + Rhinestones = A touch of heaven


This image will be featured in a BIG way in the new space at Brocante Bliss


Shimmer & Shine


New tags, cards & banners for The Gathering Gals


Wings are so signifcant to me and just the touch of security I need.


I hope you all had a very Merry Christmas and that all of your holiday wishes came true.  I have been enjoying lots of hot beverages and playing loads of games with the kiddos.  It has truly been a sacred time of year for us as we counted our blessings, remembered loved ones and celebrated the birth of our Savior.  Praying 2013 blesses your socks off!!

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La Ferme Soy Candles


A little info on my candles I have to sell…..I will no longer be selling them in Zona Rosa after September 30 so I wanted to let y’all know where you can find them!  Currently I have them for sell at The Rusty Chandelier & Kat & Co in Saint Joseph, MO.  I was honored to have them featured at Brocante Bliss in the West Bottoms in September…yea!!!  I do sell them at certain craft fairs like Trails West, Weston’s Apple Fest & More.  These are usually announced on my Facebook Page:  Amusing Provincial of La Ferme.


A little about my candles.  Since I’m a farmy, hippie, organic kinda girl I use all natural soy wax that burns cleaner (without that yucky smoke) and supports farmers (wahoo!).  More reasons why soy is the way to go can be found here.

The candles I sell are 16 ounces and $16 each.  I also make tart warmers similar to Scentsy bars that are $4.  I can make almost any scent you can imagine….the possiblities are overwhelming!!  I have a few favorites that I enjoy and use as my ‘main’ scents I keep on hand.  They are:

Lilac, Lemon, CinnaBun, Orange Vanilla, Cherry Almond, Goat Milk & Honey, Cafe Latte, Country Clothesline, Amish Quilt, LoveSpell, Monkey Farts & Baby Bibb Lettuce.  Currently I have some fabulous fall scents like Banana Nut Bread, Pumpkin, Carmel Apple & Farmhouse Cider.

Please leave a comment or shoot me an email if you have any questions about the candles and where you can get them, order them, etc.  I’ve even been known to ship them!!!  And thanks again for all of your support!!!

This week only I am having a Facebook Candle Sale!!!  I’m ready to move out my Fall Inventory & focus on Holiday scents!!  Limited Number of Candles/Fragrances so Act Fast.  Comment below to order or message me or email me at Sale ends Friday. And if in the area I am happy to deliver. Normal Candle price for 16 oz. candle 100% soy is $16.  Sale is 2 candles for $30 ($32 value) or Buy 2 get 1 1/2 off for $40 ($48 value) or Buy 3 get 1 FREE for $48 ($64 value) Scents include limited supply of Carmel Apple, Pumpkin, Banana Nut Bread, Farmhouse Cider, Lemon, Apple Orchard, CinnaBun, Home, LoveSpell, Orange Vanilla, Cherry Almond & Monkey Farts.



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This Weekend Oct 5-7, 2012

Today I am starting a new tradition on my blog!  I haven’t nailed down a title but I’m thinking of calling it:  Weekend Wanderings.  What do you all think?  Every Friday morning you can check my blog for all of the fun events that I know of that are going on.  If there is an event you would like for me to share you can email me at:

There are always so many fun things going on and I don’t want you to miss out!!!

Weston is a charming town for sure but in the fall it is glorious.  The winding roads and lovely countryside are radiant in their autumn wardrobe.  Weston has a great pumpkin patch called The Red Barn Farm.  I took my two younger boys there last week with their school and my boys were sure to keep their “farmer”/instructor on task.  I think they could have taught the section on dairy goats and honeybees.  We had a great time!  Some of my favorite shops are in Weston, like Cactus Creek which my friend Fancy owns.    Her style is amazing!!!  She’s also a lovely face behind Junk Mafia.  The Copper Rabbit in Weston sells my friend Cali’s soap that has my very own goat milk in it!!!  Isn’t that the coolest?!  Cali & I will be set up this weekend at Weston’s annual Apple Fest.  It is such a great time with a parade, lots of handmade items, cider press and more!  Come & see us this Saturday & Sunday.

 Another of my favorite events is being held this weekend.  First Fridays in Bottoms Up Antique Market.  I have met the most wonderful people at First Fridays.  Kelly, Megan & Natalie from Brocante Bliss are fabulous ladies who were sweet enough to showcase my candles last month.  Carol Spinski from Raised in Cotton & Kelly from Farmstead as well as Tres Melindas are some of my favorites in the Bottoms Up building.  Cactus Creek & my friend from Just Claudia are set up in the Restoration Emporium building.  You could spend the whole day exploring these amazing buildings.  Check them out Friday, Saturday or Sunday.

If you’re up for a road trip head to Walnut, Iowa for their Junk-Tober Fest this Friday & Saturday from 10-5.  Some of my favorite vendors will be set up there.

Here in Saint Joseph the Josphine Women’s Expo will be held in the Civic Arena.  This HUGE event will be bringing you LOTS of great vendors including delicious food from my friend Regina at Gina’s Cafe & Catering.  Her food SOLD OUT at The Gathering last week!  It was delicious!

Sunday October 7 from 1-4 at Albrecht Museum there are having their annual family day where you can bring your kiddos out for FREE to visit the museum and enjoy the great acitivites they will have available.

Throw in a couple of birthday parties and I think I will have to sleep on Monday!  Hope to see you soon!

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