On a very chilly day, the warmest couple you could imagine got hitched. I was very lucky to be a part of Ross & Rachel's wedding day. Here are some highlights from the Wisconsin Dells wedding!
The Bee Blooming Market is coming! It's our annual Mother's Day market is filled with vendors showcasing their hand made and vintage goods. Each of the four shops (Mj&G Studio, South & Main in Dalton, Dog & Gypsy and Ms. Bouvie's Vintage Market) hosts a variety of vendors both indoors and out for one day 9am-3pm. Here are some highlights from the vendors you will find at Mj&G Studio for 2018!
What: Bee Blooming Market 2018 (click to be taken to the Facebook event page for more images from the other participating shops and vendors!)
When: May 12th, 2018 9am-3pm rain or shine
Where: Vendors will be set up at all four shops, start off here at Mj&G Studio, W4402 County Rd E, Pardeeville, WI 53954
Why: Support local small businesses and artisians! It's Mother's Day weekend which makes this market a very popular outting for mothers and daughters! Husbands and sons welcome too of course and they have just as much fun. Not sure what do give mom for Mother's Day? Treat her to a fun day out and let her pick out that perfect one-of-a-kind gift! We promise you will want to make this a yearly tradition.
It's nearly here!
We are so excited to be participating in this years Vintage Shop Hop! As our first spring open, we are pretty giddy about joining the other 400+ small shops who participate in this event. The Vintage Shop Hop is on March 2nd and 3rd, 2018. Each shop will be open varying hours both days with added special promotions just for shop hop shoppers!
Want to know the best part? It's FREE for shoppers! All you have to do is grab your girlfriends and hit the road. But where to start? Well it's a self guided road trip. You can hit as many, or as few, of the participating shops as you like. The map is color coded by region, but you can make it work for you in any way you need. Check out the ever growing map below.
But I'm busy those days!
Dates not work for you? No problem. Part of the shop hop is all of the stores agreeing to be open on the same days to make it the easiest possible trip for you. But if these dates don't work, just hang on to the map, or check out this master list on the shop hop website, then look up the shops that interest you to find their normal hours.
Additional links you might find helpful:
Mj&G Studio's Spring Opening Event as part of the Vintage Shop Hop
Shops near Mj&G Studio also participating
The studio had such a great holiday season! We are taking a break January and February to prepare the store for the Vintage Shop Hop and spring opening March 2nd. Can not wait to see you all then!
Despite the rain almost all day long, we had a beautiful sunset on Brian and Vanessa's wedding day. This couple could not stop smiling even while they stood in the rain with their small gathering of guests and said "I do" at Lakeside Park in Fond du Lac, Wisconsin.
I could not have asked for a sweeter couple to spend this special day with.
Did you know that we carry a full line of cosmetics? The studio started first as my photography business 6 years ago. Before I was a photographer I was a cosmetologist so it was only natural that I offer hair and makeup styling for my photography clients. And what woman has their makeup done and doesn't wish for the ability to purchase the products used?
I have been offering Senegence cosmetics in the studio since December 2016, before the boutique even came to be! While you will see me talk about LipSense most, we offer an entire line of cosmetics as well as skin care. Stop in the studio during any of our open hours to find out more, see our testers, and chat about the products!
The Bee Inspired Market is our fall market in the Bee Market series. While the weather did not agree to our fall moods, I wanted to say a big THANK YOU to everyone who came to our Grand Opening during the market. I had so much fun watching everyone's faces when they stepped into the shop for the first time. Then again when they found a treasure that they could take home with them. I told stories of how the shop came to be, listened to memories of customers who found something special, and laughed and smiled all day long.
The vendors, set up both inside and out, had a wonderful day and left with nothing but good things to say. Thank you from all of us, for making us part of your weekend, for braving the heat, for making us smile.
Last weekend was our very first time opening the Mj&G Studio doors to customers. I decided at the last minute to open the doors and announced it quickly on Facebook with a few images. Wow, I was blown away by the fb response and our page has been rapidly growing since.
I am so happy that I decided to do a soft opening before our big event this weekend. It really gave me a good feel for how people flow through the space. Things I needed to improve on, and what is working well. And while a few treasures did make their way out of the shop, it made room for some new ones I hadn't been able to fit in yet!
So today will be spent un packing the new goodies and preparing for the vendors to join me for Saturday's market. We hope to see you here, for our grand opening, Saturday Sept. 23rd 2017 from 9am-3pm.
I’m no stranger to setting up shop. I have watched my mother open a handful of businesses, my favorite thing to do as a kid was play secretary because I have a love of organizing things, setting things up, and office supplies. Most of the women in my family are shop owners. I’ve run a successful photography studio for over 5 years now. I’ve created goods and peddled at multiple vendor fairs big and small. But this time it’s different. I don’t mean as in I’m having some major come to Jesus moment where I’ve found some calling and the seas have parted. No. In fact, this adventure came as quite a surprise and until just a month or so ago I hadn’t even thought of opening up shop. But, I’m a jumper. I get an idea, sometimes I let it go, other times I’m all in before even a second thought. This is one of those times.
It is with great excitement that I open up shop along side “The Shops of Dalton” as I have dubbed them. The four (five if you count the long standing bar and grill) shops on Main Street Dalton are all run by strong independent women, some of which are my family, the rest are my friends. And although I am not located on Main Street, I am a short 3.4 miles just down the road. While my address is technically Pardeeville, I am joining the ranks for the Dalton Shops.
The studio will have it’s grand opening September 23rd, 2017. We are kicking things off with the Bee Inspired Market (something all the shops participate in) with additional vendors inside and out. I hope to see you there.