Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Burlap & Roses, f.n.a. Vintage Home and Garden

Burlap & Roses was formerly known as Vintage Home & Garden.  At the end of December, 2010, I left my 16 year career in real estate to pursue my passion~Burlap & Roses with Coffee Shop 508.  I have not looked back.

Keep tabs on My Inspired Life's blog...here is where my writings are posted, information about Burlap & Roses and Coffee Shop 508 can be found, other items of interest and always, a place to be inspired.  

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Wednesday, June 22, 2011

The MENU this week

Fresh salad greens with chicken, corn, avocado...
in a cilantro lime dressing, served with a bread stick 
and fruit salad



Bacon Quiche served with fruit salad and yogurt muffin

Ham or Turkey In a pita with lettuce, tomatoes, cheese, red onion, and special dressing, served with fruit salad

Meal includes: iced tea or lemonade $8.50

Desserts: Cherry Cheesecake, Coconut Cream Cake or Brownie Sundaes $3.50

For the kiddos: Hot Dogs...they never seem to tire of them do they? $1.50

No chicken salad this week. Trying something new.

Groups of 3 or more...please give me a shout out ahead of time if you can...I don't want to disappoint...and want to have plenty of options available. Thanks!

Also, final call for the Jr. Junkers Club event, tomorrow, June 23rd, 3-5 promptly.  $5.00 includes make and take project and a treat.  Ages 10-12'ish...parents decide a year or two either direction on ability.  Thanks.
Burlap & Roses
Coffee Shop 508
508 West Street
New Virginia, Iowa 50210
(Between Missouri & WDes Moines on I-35  approx. 40 miles from either direction)
Burlap & Roses, f.k.a. Vintage Home & Garden
"Change and growth take place when a person has risked himself and dares to become involved with experimenting with his own life."
-Herbert Otto  

Friday, June 17, 2011

It's All About Small Town Living and Believing

Photo by Daniels Photo fx, 
I just read this on another person's page. I think it's relative to every small town in America. The only thing I'd change is: "waiting to be RE-discovered" Small towns and the entrepreneurial spirit is what this country is built on. What do you think?

Main St. Mercantile, Ft. Scott. Hrs. Sat. only 10-5. I told Sherri I'd tell you about her. We visited about sm. towns, "diamonds in the rough" she called 'em."waiting to be discovered.""It's all about seeing the glass 1/2 full & not 1/2 empty." she added. She's surrounded by buildings for sale,works a "day job" yet soldiers on with a smile, believing she just beat the rush. I love enthusiastic, hardworking, put your shoulder to the wheel & never look back entrepreneurs!

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Typical Menu...Coffee Shop 508 @Burlap & Roses

Menu at Coffee Shop 508 for the weekend:

Mixed greens salad with chicken breast.
Chicken salad on croissant or whole wheat pita pocket
Turkey or Ham with cheese on croissant, pita or white bread
Pasta salad with tuna and peas...yummo!
Coconut Cream Cake...Fantabulouso!
Hot Dogs for the kiddos
Brownie Sundaes
Ice Cream Floats
Homemade Muffins
Chips, soda, hot and cold caffeine 

It's just that kind of day...mellow, introspective, pleasant

I'm at Burlap & Roses with Jewell's music in the background. Never realized just how much I like it. Gonna put on some Eva Cassidy, too. It's just that kind of day here...mellow, introspective and pleasant.

Do you know where this tree is at in California?  It's amazing~

What kind of a day are you having?  

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Just what is...Ephmera?

A word used in today's restyled~repurposed~refreshed world.  Ephemera...here's a definition of the word.  

ephemera plural : paper items (as posters, broadsides, and tickets) that were originally meant to be discarded after use but have since become collectibles.

I'm reminded of the many pieces of ephemera located in my scrapbook of my earlier years.  Once again, I realize that I've loved doing this type of thing all my life...and, I wonder, why do we move so far from an "authentic" life~only to come back to it, if we're true to ourselves, our dreams, our desires.  Those things that make our heart beat faster, our minds come alive with creativity and our souls are happy...really, really happy!

I'm INSPIRED to gather some and get to creating!  Have an INSPIRED day and be an INSPIRATION!

Friday, June 3, 2011

From the Great Gatsby via Country Living Magazine June 11

"I had that familiar conviction that life was beginning over again with the summer." - F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby