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The summer event that will fit YOU to a T

Sunday, July 21st, 2013

Tea isn’t just for parties anymore, you can cook with it, use it in your garden and sleep soundly with it.  This is why I am so excited to tell you about the Ribbon Cutting and Grand Opening at Sugar and Spice Tea Company!

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The ribbon cutting will be an open house for the public with delicious samples of several house blend teas and a mix of the new menu dessert offerings.  I have to tell you that the baked goods are to die for and I just happened to  learn that one of the most popular teas of the shop is the Dr. Blue Who (local whovians clamor for it) AND  they were the total  inspiration for the real life Tardis bathroom that has become a tourist photo hot spot.

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At the event you will also be able to meet the awesome Mayor of Poulsbo. They will cut the glorious ribbon at 5pm with photo opportunities available. The public is welcome and encouraged to tour the new tea room, sample the new menu items and meet the proprietors, staff and vendors of the tea shop.

Sugar and Spice Tea Company was founded with high standards and expectations of achievement.  Their primary initiatives are helping the community by educating everyone about the health benefits of tea, showcasing local artists, offering locally grown and prepared foods and hosting fun family (free popcorn) event nights.

971330_202687996549479_1991091980_nSugar and Spice Tea Company proprietors believe that every partner and customer should have an equal opportunity to flourish, be healthy and social.

The tea shop has also been very instrumental in providing a new, fresh community atmosphere that helps new residents network and meet new people.

I hope that you will mark your calendar for the greatest event of the summer. See you there!

What: Ribbon Cutting, Free Desserts, Tea Education, Local Artists, Vintage Items, Free Tea  &  Community Mayor Networking Fun.

Where: 18928 Front Street in Historic Downtown Poulsbo

When: August 8th 2013 at 5PM

 LIKE Sugar & Spice Tea Company on Facebook

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Designs of the Times -What Inspires You?

Design is everywhere. It can be in the food we eat, the art we buy or the Jewelry we wear. The Designs of the Times Blog is about the people, places and things that help us a enjoy the abundance of creativity all around us. Join us as we showcase the rich designs of our surroundings that make up this great area we call home- Kitsap County! We hope to bring inspiration, joy, and creativity to all who read our Blog.

Lisa Jachimowicz

“If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader”

-John Quincy Adams

Kitsap County Cash Mobs first ever cash mob on Bainbridge Island at Paper Products Etc.12-3pm Saturday July 28th 2012

Friday, July 27th, 2012

Look for the Kitsap County Cash mob sign tomorrow  as we help Paper Products Ect by attending this very first cash mob on Bainbridge Island Saturday July 28th 12-3PM.

Why?

A few words from the owners:

2011 was a tremendously tough year on our business. The Winslow Way project was nine months of absolute stress. We averaged 165-250 customers in our store daily. During the peak of the construction period, we were lucky to get 30 customers in the store/day. As a result, we had to make cuts in hours, inventory, and extra services. We lost staff and regular customers. The recovery has been slow. We are also expecting a baby boy September 1st so we are committed to the hope that our customers will continue to support us – particularly through the slower summer months (which are often the toughest for our business).

We are an office supply, stationery, arts and crafts, school supply, balloon and party supply, scrap-booking and stamping, games, toys and gifts, etc., etc., etc., store!

In addition to our great selection of products, we offer many self-serve and full-serve business services. These include faxing, lamination, binding options, color and black and white copy center, business card and letterhead services, custom designed invitations and announcements and ad-specialty services, including logo and incentive merchandise.

Cash Mob Specials:

In addition to that promotion and numerous in store specials, we plan to provide customers that refer to the cash mob at check-out (and are spending at least $25) a instant savings of $5 off their purchase of regularly priced items.

This cash mob is during the Bainbridge Island Sidewalk sale so there are many reasons to visit the Island that day! Thank you! We hope to see you there!

They have toys for the kids, school supplies, scrap-booking, card-making items and a ton more. Bring a shopping friend and also visit the sidewalk sales! It will be a great day to be on the Island!

RSVP to the Event HERE!

PS) Wondering how else you can help? Kitsap County Cash Mobs could use donations that will help with the current and past website expenses. If you are able to help, we have set up a link for easy donating.  Thanks in advance for ANY help! 

Donation Link Here:

https://fundrazr.com/campaigns/4LB32

 

“If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader”
-John Quincy Adams

Lisa Jachimowicz

Designs of the Times -What Inspires You?

Design is everywhere. It can be in the food we eat, the art we buy or the Jewelry we wear. The Designs of the Times Blog is about the people, places and things that help us a enjoy the abundance of creativity all around us. Join us as we showcase the rich designs of our surroundings that make up this great area we call home- Kitsap County! We hope to bring inspiration, joy, and creativity to all who read our Blog.


Cash Mob Success hits Kitsap County

Thursday, March 29th, 2012

Local customers at Jak's Cafe Poulsbo, WA

Our day started early for a breakfast visit at Jak’s Cafe and Espresso where Julie Krucek makes everything in her beautiful cafe from scratch.  The family recipes are all gluten free.

She served up many rounds of egg Benedict and delicious artisan creme puffs and really rolled out the hospitality red carpet by singing Happy Birthday to a local Poulsbo resident. Patrons trickled in all day from 10AM-5Pm and enjoyed their visit to the very well known cafe.

Cash Mobbers from Kitsap County couldn’t have asked for better weather for National Cash Mob Day. “My sales were up 40% that day- Thanks so much! When can we do it again?” stated Julie Krucek founder of Jak’s cafe.

Birthday Bavarian Creme Pastries from Jak's Cafe

The next awesome location was CJ’s Evergreen General Store and Catering where Cynthia Jeffries-Cyr also rolled out the penny candy,  Dinner to Go meals from her famous catering department, hot aromatic espresso, ice cream and pies.

Cynthia Jeffries-Cyr Owner of CJ's Evergreen Store & Catering

Outside of CJ's Evergreen Store and Catering

Cash Mobbers outside of CJ's

Bremerton Cash Mobs were instrumental in inviting local residents, creating the certificates of appreciation and showcasing what locally made products were available for purchase.  “We bought some of the Sequim Valley Marion Berry Jelly. I’m in heaven!” stated  Robin Henderson founder of Bremerton Cash Mobs.

Cash Mobbers and local business owners celebrated the sunny day and the events success at another locally owned establishment by having a nice meal at Rachel’s in Bremerton. Everyone relaxed, socialized and networked with other local business owners and residents that they might not have normally met.  It was a very humbling, gratifying  and emotional experience for many who attended. Cash Mobbing might be addicting!

Celebration Dinner

Celebration Dinner At Rachels in Bremerton

“I would like to thank all of you that came by the store for the 1st Bremerton Cash Mob yesterday. I really appreciate all the people that came out. We feel that it was a success. We were so glad to see so many new people and returning customers. We hope to see all of you again. If there is anything that you would like to see us carry, just let us know and we will see what we can do about that. Again, thank you so much. It really was an honor to be one of the first Cash Mob sites. “ Cynthia Jeffries-Cyr

For More Information about how to get involved, visit Kitsap County Cash Mobs Enjoy!

Lisa Jachimowicz Poulsbo, Washington

Designs of the Times -What Inspires You?

Design is everywhere. It can be in the food we eat, the art we buy or the Jewelry we wear. The Designs of the Times Blog is about the people, places and things that help us a enjoy the abundance of creativity all around us. Join us as we showcase the rich designs of our surroundings that make up this great area we call home- Kitsap County! We hope to bring inspiration, joy, and creativity to all who read our Blog.

 


The photos have risen!

Sunday, October 30th, 2011

I found some really nice photography right in my own neck of the Poulsbo woods called Risen Photography.

Risen photography is a new up and coming photography company that travels to locations in Kitsap County to offer assistance with product, fashion, scenery and pet photography.

 

Young business owner Zachary Jachimowicz has been specializing in product pictures for the past five years for a local Jewlery company and is now expanding to offer real estate photos, food, scenery and b2b photography services.

I hear his rates are very reasonable and he has a new website located here and is very active on his Risen Photography facebook page.

Check out his photos. I hope they move you like they do me!

Risen Photography will also be featured in a book published by Synclectic-Media in the next few months. Enjoy!

Lisa Jachimowicz Suquamish/Poulsbo, Washington

Designs of the Times -What Inspires You?

Design is everywhere. It can be in the food we eat, the art we buy or the Jewelry we wear. The Designs of the Times Blog is about the people, places and things that help us a enjoy the abundance of creativity all around us. Join us as we showcase the rich designs of our surroundings that make up this great area we call home- Kitsap County! We hope to bring inspiration, joy, and creativity to all who read our Blog.

 

 


Did you survive round one of Kitsap SNOWAPALOOZA?

Saturday, November 27th, 2010

PHOTO BY (LARRY STEAGALL | KITSAP SUN

I know I did. Kinda.

Last Monday I started a new job which was also the day of our Kitsap SNOWAPALOOZA. I drive my husband and daughter to there bus stops ( as we live in the woods now and both bus stops are too far to walk) lucky me!

At 6:10 it was cold and clear and very dark.

At 7:10 my daughter sais” It is snowing” I say “no it is not” with mom attitude to ward of the ” Can I stay home?” questions from my sweet 14 year old (Emily).

9 something AM. I hear the cat door opening and closing and my dog Bo keeps running up to me back and forth snorting and prancing around, I am like what is your problem?  He is getting in and out the cat door. Not realizing the baby gate is off the back steps for some unknown reason and he could of taken off running down the street (which he usually does) but amazingly he didn’t!

I guess he was trying to tell me IT IS SNOWING MOMMY!?  Being a Husky/Sheppard mix this of course would cause him to run to around like a crazy maniac- kinda like his tail is on fire or something (as he as only seen snow in 2008) so it has been awhile!

As he is running around the house like a maniac, ( I still do not realize the baby gate is down) and then…quick break from emailing people ( I am trying to feel professional) I get up to get a cup of coffee,  and I look out the kitchen window and there is Bella ( white Sheppard/Husky) loose in the snow in the backyard and it IS SNOWING!

Big, big SNOW!  Like it used to snow when I lived in upstate N.Y.  I  am thinking I should be tougher than this, but this storm had all the makings for a real disaster. Ice, Wind and freezing temperatures in a area that does not have the same kind of snow response that eastern climates have. Then on top of that you have the inexperienced snow drivers..more on that later :) But you can all buy a snow brush here, K? colors may vary.

I mean really…this is one of the main reasons why I moved from upstate N.Y. I like the rain, mmm the snow??  NOT so much!

Then Bella (white dog..blends in with the snow) spots me looking at her and she hauls tail around the house and down the street. I get my keys, run to the car and drive down the street, the minute she sees me she hops in the car, like “OH, sorry.. I was just kiddin Mom”. By this time I am soaked and cold.

Fast forward… of course I then have to sit  for the high school bus (which is an hour late) thankfully they drove slow for safety.  My daughter is giddy. We are not gonna have school tomorrow! Ya think? A ten minute drive at this point takes me 20 minutes.

The the real fun begins. I went to wait for the worker bus..sat there for almost five hours in the snow. I had the pleasure of seeing electric poles explode and trees fall around me and the white outs from hell. Nevermind that my husband is stuck on a bus on an off-ramp K? People were nice that passed me and almost everyone stopped to make sure I was O.K. Finally, about 9:15 pm a neighbors car rolls up with my husband.  A tree was covering Clear Creek road and the bus couldn’t pass it so they drove under it!

Mind you, we have had no power for most of the day, so my Internet and phone are down. Nice way to start a new job.

With all of the drama I have forgotten to eat.

Luckily, I had a pound of hamburger thawed in the refrigerator. We are cold and hungry at this point, so my husband started the wood stove and made it roar so we could cook dinner on it.We bickered about what we were gonna have for our creative meal. I wanted something we could all eat and he wanted to cook separate things. I won of course and while eating it I am thinking that this is the best meal I have ever had! Guess I was desperate, but it was really good.

Lisa’s No Power Wood Stove Hamburger Recipe

1 pound of Hamburger

Half a bag of Egg Noodles

2 Cans of Mushroom Soup

1 can of Mixed Vegetables

Half a pkg. Cream Cheese

Directions:

Fry hamburger on skillet. Heat up Mushroom Soup in large sauce pan. When the soup is hotter than hot get your pot holders out. Add noodles ( the hot soup will soften them)  Add fried Hamburger meat. Use candle to make sure hamburger meat is done with no red parts…then add cream cheese, mixed veggies and season to taste.

Feeds 4-5 People. Did you eat anything weird during Kitsap SNOWAPALOOZA?

Martha eat your heart out. Enjoy!

Lisa Jachimowicz
Suquamish/Poulsbo, Washington
Designs of the Times -What Inspires You?

Design is everywhere. It can be in the food we eat, the art we buy or the Jewelry we wear. The Designs of the Times Blog is about the people, places and things that help us a enjoy the abundance of creativity all around us. Join us as we showcase the rich designs of our surroundings that make up this great area we call home- Kitsap County! We hope to bring inspiration, joy and creativity to all who read our Blog.


Nice spa design over at Zack corporate housing

Friday, May 28th, 2010


Sometimes the greatest designs are very close by. I have had the chance to stay at Zach corporate housing and was really impressed by the design and amenities available. Again, if you need a place close by to stay just to relax, this is a nice alternative. This is also great for out of town guests who may visit you. The pool and hottub is wonderful!

Highlights of the Zack corporate housing:Professionally decorated, from the sink-in sofa to the cozy European bedding
Personal electronics. Premium digital cable with movie channels, 32″ flat screen TV, DVD, high-speed Internet, phone
Full kitchen, with amenities from cookware to coffee mugs
Washer & dryer in each apartment
Weekly housekeeping and fresh linens
Special features. Woodburning fireplaces, high ceilings, reserved parking
Community amenities. Clubhouse, pool, fitness center, racquetball, basketball court

See more on the zach corporate website! Enjoy!

http://www.zackproperties.com/

Hope to see you there!


Mary Lou Jaramillo New Artist Showcase for the weekend!

Friday, April 16th, 2010

Mary Lou Jaramillo Showcases her Beadwork

I don’t know about you but I am so very happy it is Friday. The sun is shining here in Suquamish and it is a great day to showcase a new and upcoming artist!

I would like to introduce Mary Lou Jaramillo. Mary Lou is a bracelet artist and beader. She specializes in children’s bracelets but also does a wonderful job with adult bracelets. Her use of color and design is simply amazing!

Mary Lou's Children Bracelet

We often meet and have lunch and show each other our new creations. Not only are we bead friends, we are foodie friends too.  Just last week we ate at Hare & Hounds in Poulsbo ( an authentic English Pub) where I had the fish and chips specialty.   The week before that we did our cherished  Clearwater Casino lunch. Every time we eat and get our creations out on the table, people passing by stop to oooo and ahhh over them.  This is not only fun, it is a great way to test market the goods.

Elegant & Stunning! Another Mary Lou Creation!

Mary Lou’s love of beading is refreshing. She does not have a website, but she makes many creations for her granddaughter and family. Mary Lou is averaging and impressive two bracelets made per day!

As Sweet as a Root beer float! Mary Lou Creations!
If you would like to see her design work she will be showcased at The Mother’s Day Bazaar at Clear Water casino on Saturday, May 8th, from 8am – 5pm. Visit this fundraiser to assist the 2010 3-Day Team in reaching its goal for the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure. Read More about the event...

Lisa Jachimowicz
Suquamish, Washington
Designs of the Times -What Inspires You?

Design is everywhere. It can be in the food we eat, the art we buy or the Jewelry we wear. The Designs of the Times Blog is about the people, places and things that help us a enjoy the abundance of creativity all around us. Join us as we showcase the rich designs of our surroundings that make up this great area we call home- Kitsap County! We hope to bring inspiration, joy and creativity to all who read our Blog.


Walk! Don’t Run!

Tuesday, April 6th, 2010

The Mother’s Day Bazaar is Saturday, May 8th, from 8am – 5pm.

Visit this fundraiser to assist the 2010 3-Day Team in reaching its goal for the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure.

It will be located in the Suquamish Clearwater Casino Resort’s Chico Room (in the resort behind the casino) and approximately 50 vendors will be there!  This is a great opportunity to shop for unique gifts for Mother’s Day or just enjoy the beautiful atmosphere of the resort.

There is a gorgeous view and lot’s of design and artwork available. Hope to see you there!

Clearwater Casino Resort Lawns- Photo by Lisa Jachimowicz

If you have questions please contact:

Shelly Gueldenhaar at shellyg1313@comcast.net

If you would like to be showcased in the Kitsap Sun Designs of the Times Blog please email me here.  I would love to hear from you.

Lisa Jachimowicz
Suquamish, Washington
Designs of the Times -What Inspires You?

Design is everywhere. It can be in the food we eat, the art we buy or the Jewelry we wear. The Designs of the Times Blog is about the people, places and things that help us a enjoy the abundance of creativity all around us. Join us as we showcase the rich designs of our surroundings that make up this great area we call home- Kitsap County! We hope to bring inspiration, joy and creativity to all who read our Blog.