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Urban Farmgirl Market.

First off, we would go back in a heartbeat.

Our LJ crew left at the crack of down on Saturday morning to drive up to Rockford area for an AMAZING market, known as the Urban Farmgirl Market. Most of us saw 4:00 AM as we dashed around our homes getting dressed, putting socks and shoes on, eating a granola bar and brewing some coffee, and ensuring our wallets were packed with cash before the 2 and 1/2 hour drive.

We got into Rockford a bit early to be at the gate before the Market opened. The excitement was evident as the line continued to grow and we were amazed at the amount of people that were all waiting along with us. When the Market opened, it was totally worth the wait. From amazing vintage found vendors to delicious food trucks, we basically just walked around the Market with our mouths gaping open. Fresh-grown flowers, cotton candy, plants, signs, boutiques, ice cream, and the list goes on and on. We also loved shopping at Urban Farmgirl. Perhaps we did not do the best of planning, though, because halfway through the day we realized we had only one vehicle to fit everything into! We had snagged some rugs, vintage stools, wall baskets, a cart(for all our stuff), vintage candlesticks, jewelry, leather bags, antlers and baskets, and a vintage cooler by this time. It worked out though, and we did squeeze everything into the truck, and then considered going back for more!

We were done before the event was over, and decided to explore the town a little before heading home. There was another little vintage shop, as well as a Mexican market, and we bought some produce and some snacks for the drive home. The verdict? We are definitely going back next year, purchasing the early bird tickets, and bringing a trailer.

Harvest Market

There’s something about the air changing to fall. Join us on October 11th from 5:00 – 8:00 PM, and October 12th from 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM, as we welcome in blanket scarves, pumpkins, and all things moody. Our Fall Studio reset has already happened, but we have more plans up our sleeve! Remember our

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What’s Cooking?

We love our food here at LJ. Anyone else? We might not claim to be foodies exactly, but we do enjoy food. Who doesn’t? We have compiled a list of each of our favorite recipes for you to enjoy. All we ask, is that you let us know which recipe you tried, and how you

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Maple Ridge Remodel

We had the pleasure of remodeling a fantastic home for some fantastic people. In fact, Marty and Julie are two of Janet’s favorite people. She met them several years ago when they purchased their home on Maple Ridge Dr. and came to Janet wanting to remodel the main floor and upstairs.  That project was crazy fun,

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It’s Merry in the Studio.

As her name portrays, Merry is a bundle of sunshine. Our newest addition to the Studio staff, Merry started working with us this past Spring, and has been an amazing part of our team. If you haven’t been into the Studio to see her yet, she also helps out at our Markets, so stop in

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A Fall Reset.

Yes. It is that time of year. And yes, we are okay with it. Why you may ask? Because Fall is wonderful as well – in all it’s flannel, sweater, musky, twilight, cozy glory. With bonfires lighting the cool evening sky, fireflies still dancing, steaming mugs of hot cocoa in hands. And even though we

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Summer Fiesta Dinner.

The Louisa Jane team gifted Janet, Darrel, and Brenda with a dinner last Christmas. It was a blast. To be honest, Danielle, Brenda H., and Rueben, were the stars of the show. They came up with the entire menu and ambiance, and the end result was amazing. The style was Mexican, but with a fancy

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Instagram Inspiration.

Perhaps one of the world’s most used apps…yes, we use it too. Instagram is quickly overtaking many other sites, and it’s definitely an AWESOME avenue for inspiration in the Design world! We have never before been so connected with so many wonderful photos and personal accounts, complete with captions of how people style, live, and

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Clayton the Builder.

If you haven’t met him yet, you need to. He is the newest member to our LJ Crew, and we are so excited that he is our Construction Manager. I mean, just come into our studio and check out the center table – HE BUILT THAT. Clayton is crazy talented with all things wood, as

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