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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.

 


Cash Mobbing is Alive In Kitsap County

Friday, March 23rd, 2012

National Cash Mob Day is March 24th

What are you doing this weekend?  The weather is nicer so it would be a good weekend to attend a  Cash Mob!

What is a cash Mob?

Cash mobs use social media sites to draw customers to a local business.

On average, mobbers spend $20 in cash, (or what they can afford) and then meet up at a local food or beverage establishment as a post-mob activity to celebrate!

As a community we can all help local businesses grow, make people happy, and get quality local goods for ourselves and our families. The local movement is happening on www.kitsapcountycashmobs.com and is being organized via business owners who are administrating facebook pages in each town.

March 24th is National Cash Mob Day and two really great Cash Mobs are happening in Poulsbo and Bremerton!

The Cash Mob in Poulsbo is at Jaks Espresso and Cafe 19355 Jensen Way NE, from 9am-4pm and the owner Julie Krucek said “if it is nice out we could have the BBQ fired up and who knows what will be cooking! It will be delicious! I hope to see lots of supporters-Even some cream puffs with Bavarian cream filling might be in order!”

The Cash Mob in Bremerton is at CJ’s at 1417 Park Ave across the street from Evergreen Park at Noon. Come spend a twenty and check out CJ’s store. Afterwards they are going to meet at Rachel’s on the Eastside to socialize. Bring a friend and make some new ones.

Kitsap County Cash Mobs and local town administrators are hopeful to be able to cash mob one locally owned business per week-per town!  This is a very good start!



Naval Base Kitsap Bangor Trident Inn Galley does Outstanding Job on Thanksgiving Meal

Thursday, November 24th, 2011

Trident Inn Galley Comment Card

I cannot even begin to tell you how good this Thanksgiving meal was and how much it was appreciated.  It was pouring rain and our refrigerator had broken the day before so even though we planned on attending the declared special event meal day for DoD, Retired and Military personnel- it was even more advantageous because of our recent household fridge issue.

Even from the beginning, getting through the gate was enjoyable, the gate guards were friendly and helpful with directions to the Trident building and had a great sense of humor that was entertaining for a torrential downpour turkey day!

When we walked into The Trident Inn the first thing we saw was this gorgeous ice sculpture in the shape of a large fish! That was where the personnel directed us to the self service line (the quicker line) where there was turkey, ham, roast beef (oh my gosh the roast beef!) and all the trimmings. I was most impressed with the sweet potatoes – they were outstanding! It takes real skill to make sweet potatoes with the right amount of spice when you are cooking for masses of people.

The desserts were to die for and the running chocolate fountain would have made Willy Wonka jealous!

The icing on the cake  for me were the HUGE crab legs. I had been anticipating these all week and they were even better than I thought they would be!

Even the coffee bar was outstanding with Starbucks coffee and different shots of flavored creamers!

The atmosphere was relaxing and people seemed to really enjoy the food and brought family and friends. It was great to see military past, present and current DoD come together for an exquisite meal. I am just a blogger, PSNS spouse and mom… but I really commend the Trident Inn for a job well done.

THANK YOU for the great price and quality of the meal, it made it a great day for all that attended.

PS) We would love more Special Event Days so keep us posted if there are more for DoD workers and families!


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.


Salmon Have the Right Of Way Reggie Gebo Style

Saturday, March 12th, 2011

I am happy to report I have recently re-connected with my Uncle Reggie Gebo. We were talking on facebook and he told me he usually catches about 60 to 70 salmon a year in the Great Lakes of Michigan!?

It is not often I get to showcase a family member and it made me realize that we often forget and take for granted our salmon abundance.

My Uncle Reggie has traveled to many cool places and is an outstanding cook. He has recently started a blog for all of his travels and of his very unique recipes. His new blog is a work in progress so keep checking back often. He adds new content daily!

One dish that  really caught my sockeye (excuse the pun) was this Salmon and Zucchini Olive Oil Dish and the Linguine with Salmon and Zucchini dinner.

And then of course dessert! This is his Danish Rice Pudding with Brandy Glazed Cherry Sauce.

If you need a fresh cooking and travel perspective for Spring- I encourage you to check out all of Reggie Gebo’s recipes, tips and travel pictures on his new blog. 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.



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.