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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

Cash Mobbers get ready to shop local for the holidays!

Monday, October 22nd, 2012

Join (www.kitsapcountycashmobs.com) as they cash mob the Second Saturdays Gift Event by special women! They will be showcasing story bracelets and one of a kind BLING from famous Jewelry designers Libbey, Jill and Gayle. What a treat!

MEN shoppers are welcome and we will help you with gift giving ideas. See below for more guest vendors!

Where: November 10th 9am-5pm

Location: 9756 Ogle Rd., Bremerton, Washington (BROWNSVILLE Marina area)
Time: 9am-5pm
Fresh Home made food, coffee and drinks will be available for purchase at The Brownsville Deli next door. Everyone will be IDed for special beverages.

          

Guest Vendors will also include

 

Flygirl Feathers that will help you add some sparkle to your hair for the upcoming holidays.
Kyle Krafts- Heirloom Baby clothes! PLUS, unique knit gloves and pretty knit scarves.
Close To My Heart- Featuring Cindy Kleinfelter with Artisan Made greeting cards, stamps, idea books, and cricut products plus much more!
Scentsy all new holiday products!
Karen Ebersole Artisan Made Cards with fall designs.

RSVP TO THE EVENT

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

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

KitsapCountyCashMobs.com cash mobbers are getting ready to spend again!

Thursday, April 26th, 2012

 

What are you doing this weekend? It is suppose to be a nice weather weekend so join the grassroots cash mob movement and visit a cash mob or two!

Cash mobbing starts on Saturday April 28, 2012 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM  25960 Central Avenue Kingston, WA 98346 at Nancy’s Green Garden!  Get your bedding plants, fresh flowers and artisan gifts! Bring a friend and support a locally owned business.

RSVP on the Faceboob page here:…then after that a short car ride away is the Brownsville Deli  Cash Mob on the waterfront! Go celebrate the  fun at Brownsville Deli (a locally owned and operated Kitsap County Business) This special event will be from 11am-7pm offering scrumptious food (my favorite biscuits and gravy will be served all day long) plus cash mobber deli specials AND  wine tasting!

Brownsville Deli Saturday April 28, 2012 11:00 AM – 7:00 PM 9790B Ogle Road NE Bremerton, WA 98311. Celebration food eating will be at the same location! Help a local business, meet new friends and have fun! RSVP on the Brownsville Cash Mob Facebook page here!

www.kitsapcountycashmobs.com is administrated by residents, community members and business owners who work very hard everyday to be of service to neighboring businesses and friends. Read More About local Kitsap Cash Mobbing featured in the Kitsap Sun.

List of active Kitsap County Town Administrators

Brownsville/Keyport  Administrated By Evie Osborn & Kim Hoyt Cheyrl Estep

Gig Harbor Marleen Madding &

Kingston Administrated By Connie Obee & Donna Schambron

Poulsbo Administrated By  Mary West & Megan G Henry

Port Gamble Administrated By Sean Wescott

Suquamish/Indianola Sherry Morisch & Lisa Jachimowicz

Silverdale Administrated By Donna Bigelow Mescha Manietta, Jessica Guess Catie Johnson-Malcom

Port Orchard Debbie Doll, Richard Edwards, Harold Bright

Enjoy your weekend!

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.

 


Be there with bells on for the Gateway Holiday Bazzar

Sunday, October 30th, 2011


They’re Better Together!

Saturday, October 29th, 2011

Exquisite Gift Baskets presents raffle winner Rochelle Cramer with a winning gift basket!


I visited and had a great time at Exquisite Gift Baskets and The Soap Crate in Kingston Washington today.

This two dimensional studio style store is owned by artists Donna Schambron (The Soap Crate) and Connie Obee (Exquisite Gift Baskets).  The pair recently decided to join forces using Connie’s gift basket design skills and Donna s soap making skills to create a wonderful and unique shopping experience with great gift baskets of food, soaps, and gifts for any occasion that are professionally decorated and adorned with bows, flowers in absolutely gorgeous arrangements for any occasion.

Soap Pouring Demonstration

Soap Pouring Demonstration

I also had the opportunity to view a soap pouring demonstration that was pretty amazing. Glycerine soaps were made and decorated and we even got to take home a sample of pretty Halloween soap.

I saw soap treats of many kinds- to include shampoo bars for hair, pet soap, and man soap that smells like expensive beer, plus olive oil infused,  sweet, luxurious soap that we all love!

Not to mention I had some scrumptious grand opening food that was Halloween themed!

Thank you ladies!

Oh and I almost forgot…They frequently have raffle drawings on special occasions and today we witnessed a very special Poulsbo resident Rochelle Cramer win a tasty gift basket of  chocolates, coffee plus cheese and cracker delights!

Donna Schambron Owner helping Soap Crate Customer Rochelle Cramer

If you like handpicking gifts this is a great place to visit at 26252 Lindvog Road Suite #110, Kingston, WA 98346. Both shops also have websites where online ordering is also available, they service both corporate and consumer clients and are known throughout Kitsap County as the place to go for gorgeous gifts AND delivery is available.

Both businesses are very active on facebook ( which I love), so interact and enjoy the pictures they post and see what they are up to! Both shops work together AND independently to meet customers gift needs. So check both of them if you want something designed in a unique theme for any occasion.  I visit Exquisite Gift Baskets Facebook Page and The SoapCrate Facebook Page daily to see the latest in gifts and designs. 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.


Great T-shirt Design coming out of Port Townsend Washington

Sunday, January 30th, 2011

I just cannot ignore these great T-shirt Designs coming out of the Port Townsend shirt Company and I wanted to share them with the Kitsap Sun Readers.

Great T-shirt design is hard to find and I have to say it is very unique that we are finding it in our own backyard. It makes me feel lucky that we have such a great designer in our area.

Frank Iuro is the owner of PT Shirt Company and he specializes in the design of T-shirts, Hoodies, Hats, Souvenirs (all from Infant to Adult sizes)  he  is also bordering on the title of workaholic because he is very passionate about his designs and is totally dedicated to great customer service.

If you have not yet visited Port Townsend- you are in for a pleasant day (as the town boasts shops, scenery and salty breezes) that make it a must see destination in Jefferson County. Stop by and (shop till you drop) and say hello to my friend Frank.

:) Tell him LisaJ sent you.

Frank exclaims:  “Get a memento from Port Townsend while you’re here – it might prove to be a useful alibi for your whereabouts!”

Thanks Frank… We all need an alibi once in a while!

Location You Ask?
940 Water Street
Port Townsend, WA, 98368
Email: ptshirtcompany@yahoo.com
Phone: 360-385-1911

For More Information: Visit The Port Townsend Shirt Company Facebook Page!

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.



Isn’t it time? Foster Children Need Help!

Wednesday, January 12th, 2011

You know you think about reaching out, you read something like this and get motivated but then you get busy and put it on the back burner for tomorrow.  Then tomorrow turns into months or a year…maybe this is the one you act upon?

Isn’t it time to help?

I just got word from my friend Chris Garcia with Fidelity National Title Company that Foster Children need help. Kitsap Realtors and Lenders are doing what they can and  reaching out to support Foster Children (and they had a very successful clothing drive this Christmas) but everyday is not Christmas and their are needs all year long.

Having five children of my own- I know how challenging raising children is on a good day, on a tough day a child has to go to school without all needs being met  ( especially teenagers) who often get left out because people love to buy little kids clothes but forget that teenagers need clothes and personal items to succeed. Self esteem is a really important aspect at that particular age and can make all the difference in the daily lives of  the 12-18 age group.

For more information about next years Foster Care Clothing Drive, or to inquire about becoming a foster parent, please call 360-692-4556 or email Chris at christopher.garcia@fnf.com.

Also,  if you are buying a house this year – you might want to give Chris a call. He can make sure your property is title searched thoroughly and effectively by insuring you that someone’s Uncle Joe from 1967 does not have any legal claims on your new home… AND he offers outstanding service.  Enjoy!

Read more about becoming a Foster parent here or learn how you can donate!

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.



How to Have an Epic Year

Tuesday, December 28th, 2010

If you’re like me you might have had a beautiful holiday but are now feeling a little cranky about all of the work involved to help you meet all of your New Year resolutions.  I think because of the many changes in our society right now- it might be important to go back to the basics of living:

  • Don’t answer your emails before coffee. This is very important. Why? Because before coffee you might be tempted to fire off a bad email response to the stupid person on the other end. That is not beneficial to your well being, job, or relationships. Just trust me on this one.
  • Looking for a job? Make looking for a job your new job and you will find a job. Pretty simple, huh? This is mainly directed to the 16-25 crowds of “well I interviewed but they never called me back” syndrome. You send a ‘Thank You’ note and YOU call back. Pretty ‘epic’, huh? Make sure you use the word ‘epic’ in every sentence, too! It is epic impressive.

  • If you’re a baby-boomer start putting money in your mattress for retirement. Banks can’t be trusted. Apparently, baby boomers have been great spenders. Many have depended on their houses as retirement funds but now with properties not worth as much there is no equity to be had for awhile. To get Social Security full payout you will have to work till age 70. Don’t believe me? Read the news. http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20101227/ap_on_bi_ge/us_retirement_crisis and (for the record) I love mature workers in places like McDonalds. The service is so much better and I am never missing any fries. Seriously.

Which reminds me…

  • Believe everything you read on the internet, especially if you are having a debate about something. You most likely can win, because you probably can find anything to support a theory or debate in your favor, (because as you know) the internet is always correct. Don’t worry about quoting reputable sources as they probably won’t have the facts you need to win your point! Just quote the internet by saying “Well, I read it on the internet” case closed.  You won and of course winning is the most important thing. Insert sarcasm <here>.

  • Don’t say “I am going on a diet”.  It’s just a set up for failure. According to the Journal of Preventive Medicine “you need 150 minutes of moderate exercise to stay healthy”.  So walk your dog, if you do not have a dog, walk your kid, if you do not have either, borrow one or the other (go for the dog). It’s a win-win situation.

  • Most millionaires are frugal. Get as much free stuff as you can. Yeah, it’s cool to ‘recycle’ and ‘go green’ blah, blah, and blah but the truth is sometimes hard to publicly admit; free stuff is good. If you get on free cycle and craigslist before you purchase any items and use coupons for food it can be like a great video game. Think of the person who takes your money as the enemy. Zap them with your coupons. It leaves more money for more important things – like building a bomb shelter.
  • Date night is good. Don’t let finances get in the way. If there isn’t any room in the budget for date night (because your savings are under your mattress for retirement, remember?) you can always hit up the local free community meals. Check your local churches. It gives you a chance to get away, be appreciative of what you have, and meet new people in your neighborhood. It can be a breath of fresh air and produce unique opportunities to give back.
  • Grow something (nothing illegal, of course). Particularly, replace one food item that you normally buy to something you can grow.  If you have very little ground space you can grow vegetables in hanging planters. Lettuce is a good choice among many. Seeds are relatively inexpensive at the Dollar Store.  If you absolutely cannot grow something then buy something from your local farmers market. At least you’ll be supporting the local economy. Help your family become more self sufficient and help the environment.

I hope this unique list has helped de-crankify you to enjoy your family, enjoy nature, and make it an epic year. Humor and sarcasm always help!

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.


Tips for Letting People off the Hook during the Holiday Gift Giving Season

Monday, December 13th, 2010

My Christmas Tree 2010

Some people get so depressed about not being able to give gifts during the holiday season that they might not attend a holiday family function or if they do attend they are feeling so down that they do not act like themselves.

It is very unfortunate and some people really need to be verbally ‘let off the hook’ so they can get through the season and the big day. If you know people in this situation give them the biggest gift of all by letting them “off the hook” for holiday present exchange.

From my experience- it really is one the greatest gifts  you can give to friends and loved ones. Just recently my mother did it for me!

We had planned a trip back home to the East Coast months ago -and then an unexpected move and other family obligations happened so  it just did not make a holiday trip feasible. I did not want to tell my mother, in fact I dreaded telling her…but she instinctively  knew and she called and told me she understood. It was the biggest relief of guilt ever this year and I appreciated her knowing we wanted to come but yet it was too much of a hardship to actually do it this year.

Eleven great things you can say in these difficult types of Holiday situations:

Lisa Homemade Apple Pie

  1. We are focusing the day on the great food, our warm house, and the pleasure of your company.
  2. We are focusing our own gift giving for the little children so no gift is needed for adults and the children have plenty of gifts to open.
  3. You have done so many things for us this past year that we just want to celebrate in appreciation of you and everything we have done together/been through together over the last 12 months.
  4. If the person insists on giving, you can make a great suggestion of homemade gifts.
  5. I really love that ____ (food item) you make, if you would like to make that, it would save me so much time and be the perfect gift – plus it would relieve me of so much stress on Christmas Day!
  6. I really love homemade decorations and my tree/wall/man room (or insert other appropriate relevant suggestion) really needs more decorations.
  7. I really love old family/friend pictures if you have some to share, I would love one or two as a gift for my scrapbook!
  8. I really loved when you babysat or walked my dog (or other service the person has provided in the past) so a written gift certificate  (on notebook paper) would be just the perfect  gift and really give me something to look forward too!
  9. If you have any books or magazines about _______ I would love to have them as a gift.
  10. Please donate your time to a local charity in my name such as the food bank or humane society. It would make me very happy!
  11. If you have any holiday DVD movies, we would love to have some of them so we could have a family movie holiday! I will even make the special holiday popcorn!

Many times people you know will express worries about bills and items they need for their own families for the holidays.  There are many ways you can offer assistance and resources:

Let them know you are giving them a gift certificate for a local grocery store or department store. This lets them know that they may have a cushion and allow them to buy for their immediate family.

You can also suggest craft items that you have made in the past for special occasions and let them know where to get supplies that are reasonably priced. You may also let them borrow a sewing machine or glue gun, beads, wood scraps and donate  ideas that you find on the Internet (lots of DIY sites)  or at the local library. This should help spark ideas and creativity!

If things are looking really difficult for family or friends try to get them on a church angel list or point them to a website called ‘2 Hands’. It is a website about one hand helping another and is located at http://www.2hands.org/. You may even offer use of your computer to help them get registered.

Also, Kitsap County has  local resources that may be available for utility assistance and food. You can print out this list below and give it to them and offer a ride or even just understanding of difficult times and let them know that they are not alone. http://www.bremertonschools.org/studentsfamily/services/Kitsap_Community_Homeless_Low_Income_Resource_Guide%20%282%29.pdf

The best thing you can say is “I have faith in you” and “I love/care for you” and “We are looking forward to celebrating the holiday with you.” “Be here at ___ time” or “I will have _______ name of person pick you up -so be ready for the day!”

Share your abundance and have a safe, warm and meaningful holiday!

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.