Do Not Neglect Your Garage Door!

We all know the hassle that comes with having a broken garage door. From not being able to open it or close it properly, to it being a hazard around little children, to it being a safety concern for theft, ensuring that your garage door is working properly is a must. The main reason that garage doors break is due to poor maintenance. Often homeowners don’t maintain their garage doors like they would their vehicle, as other home maintenance tends to take priority. If your garage door breaks, the garage door repair Cincinnati technicians can provide you with a consultation and quote.

How to Maintain Your Garage Door

First off, you should always inspect the hardware of the door for wear and tear, this includes: moving parts such springs cables and rollers. If there is wear and tear, either you can fix it, or you can have a repair technician fix it for you. Once any repairs have been completed, you should look to apply lubricant that comes in an aerosol spray as you will want to use it on the moving portions of your door. You should be looking to spray all hinges and rollers, including the hinges that appear on door panels, and the lock mechanism of your door. You should always spray the lubricant evenly, and work it until it is evenly distributed. Finally, you should look at doing this at least once a year as this will keep your door in good condition, which will help you avoid a costly replacement.

indigo is the new black

Have you heard? Indigo is the new black.  We’ve been saying it for a while now, but it holds true.  
Come in to the shop and see our amazing selection of indigo pillows and fabrics.  
You are going to fall in love with them!

around the shop

Just thought we would let you all in on everything that is new around the store….  Stop by and let us know what you think!  Can’t wait to see you!

garden shop peek!

We finally have pictures of the garden shop to share!  Things were so busy last week with all our events and all the wonderful customers who came by to see the new shop and support us!  Thank you, thank you!  So, for those who are far or those who haven’t made it in just yet, here is a little something to tempt you with…

We would love to hear what you think!

are you getting excited…

…for the Union?  
We sure are!  Here’s a little sneak peek at how things are going over there!
Stay tuned for updates!

busy, busy

Oh, it is that busy time of year!
With work and family and the holidays, this little space continues to be neglected!
It has been one crazy year. 
I think I’ll make it my New Year’s resolution to get back on the blogging train in 2014…  
we will see how that goes!
Hope you are enjoying this time of year with the ones you love!

Friday Madness!

Chase away your winter blues…
By taking adavantage of our Friday Madness deal tomorrow!
25% off everything lovely smelling. Includes candles, soaps, lotions, linen mist, laundry detergernt and much more! 
It’s time to throw open the drapes, fluff up your bed, draw a warm bubble bath and light a few candles. 
Spring is right around the corner!
Friday’s Quote:
“This bright, new day… complete with 24 hours of opportunities, 
choices, and attitudes, a perfectly matched set of 1,440 minutes. 
This unique gift, this one day, cannot be exchanged, replaced or refunded. 
Handle with care. Make the most of it.
There is only one to a customer.”
Have a wonderful weekend! 

grandparents’ day

the sweetest moment.  i love this picture.  ruby and her bop.

For those who don’t know, Brian and I have 19 grandchildren (with two more on the way this summer!).  We are so blessed to have all these wonderful children in our lives who we love so dearly and who so sweetly love us back.  A while back we were invited to Grandparent’s Day at the grade school of one of our grandchildren.  Each child had drawn a picture of one of their grandparents…
…you guessed it.
That is me as seen through the eyes of my 6 year old granddaughter.  
I love this drawing so much.  I can’t decide what my favorite detail is… the collagen lips, the floating eyebrows, the fantastic hair, the purple shirt with a giant flower in the middle…  
Really, I just love all the hearts floating all around.
I certainly am one blessed and very loved Gigi.  

survival kits

Last week all the lovely Willowettes went out for the evening to celebrate some birthdays and all enjoy a girls’ night out.  We hit up NoRTH and absolutely loved the food!  If you haven’t been, definitely give it a try next time you are looking for a new dinner spot.  Our wonderful Meg and Maddy surprised us all with these adorable little “survival kits” all wrapped up to perfection in mason jars with a little personalized note to each of us.  They were filled with mini bottles of wine, lint rollers, lip gloss, lotion and more!  What a great gift!  You could put so many different spins on this fantastic idea, so I couldn’t help but share…

bike shop

One of my favorite places for shopping and dining in California is {The LAB}.  It is this funky little center (known as the anti-mall) with great shops and restaurants (Habana is one of my very favorites!).  In the parking lot at the Lab is this awesome airstream turned bike shop.  I absolutely love the atmosphere this guy has created and will be sure to pick up a bike from him next time I need one.  If you are in the area, be sure to stop by.  And do check out the amazing vintage crates he makes into bike baskets!

I absolutely love his business hours sign.
Do you think we could get away with this at the Willows?

I only have a few days left in beautiful California, any more suggestions on places I absolutely don’t want to miss this trip?  I would love a new shop or restaurant to try out!