Sunday, February 27, 2011

And It Was Wonderful....

I'm back from one of the most spectacular weeks of my life. It was like a's not often that things actually go beyond my expectations, but this past week they did. My oldest son's wedding in Cabo was just that...even better than I could have imagined. I'll share a few of the pics with you. S. Beals was the photographer, she's been a vendor at our shows before. After the wedding ceremony she suggested a "Trash The Dress" shoot at Lover's beach. Her photos are fabulous!
Every time I see these pictures I think I'm looking through a Bridal magazine. My son and his bride look so happy and they are both so gorgeous...of course I'm biased.

With a couple this beautiful I'm bound to have adorable grand babies one day!

The bride and her sisters....

Much happiness to the bride and groom. I am so proud of you both.

May God Bless you and your family forever!

I gotta go now...gotta wipe the tears outta my eyes.
Linda FJS #2

Friday, February 18, 2011

Eye Candy!! Junk Salvation~ Part 1

Here are just a few pictures from
Portland / Hillsboro, Oregon
February 5, 2011
Just some EYE candy from the show!

more pictures coming soon!


Our next show will be May 13 & 14, 2011 in Puyallup, Washington
We are very EXCITED to announce that MANY vendors from our Oregon show will be joining us in Washington for May!

The pics above were these FABULOUS peeps! Visit them and visit often!!!

Friday, February 11, 2011

Yummy... Red Velvet!

Here's a little YUMMY piece of heaven for you!
The other day one of our Facebook friends posted this recipe and I (Dixie) just had to make it!
I have a weakness for any CHEESECAKE!
If you like Turtle Cheesecake then you will love this recipe... if chocolate is not your fave (not sure how that can be... lol) then use graham cracker crumbs instead of the chocolate cookies.
Happy Valentine's Day!

Mini Red Velvet Cheesecakes
24 thin chocolate wafer cookies, crushed
3 tablespoons butter, melted
2 packages (8oz each) plus 4oz cream cheese, softened
1 cup granulated sugar
1/4 cup unsweetened baking cocoa
2 teaspoons vanilla
2 tablespoons red food color
3 eggs
1/2 cup whipping cream
1 tablespoon granulated or powdered sugar
16 paper cupcake liners

1. Heat oven to 350 F. Place foil baking cup in each of 16 regular-size muffin cups. In small bowl, mix cookie crumbs and melted butter. Divide crumb mixture among cups. With back of spoon, firmly press cookie crumbs in bottom of each foil cup.
2. In large bowl, beat cream cheese with electric mixer on medium speed until smooth. Gradually beat in 1 cup granulated sugar and the cocoa until fluffy. Beat in vanilla and food color. Beat in eggs, one at a time, until well blended. Divide batter evenly among baking cups (cups will be almost full).
3. Bake 20 to 25 minutes or until centers are firm. Cool 15 minutes (cheesecake centers will sink while cooling). Refrigerate in baking cups at least 1 hour; cover and refrigerate at least 1 hour longer before serving.
4. In chilled small bowl, beat whipping cream and sugar with electric mixer on high speed until stiff. Spoon whipped cream on chilled cheesecakes. Cover and refigerate any remaining cheesecakes.
Makes 16 servings
Betty Crocker recipe... Enjoy! The "XO's" are Red Velvet Cake!

Thursday, February 10, 2011

I'm Dreamin of a Wedding...

In less than a week I'll be sitting on the beach in Cabo gettin ready to hand over my first born to a wonderful, beautiful girl! She is perfect for him and quite's time to hand the reins over. (Havin' three boys takes a toll on ya, worryin' all the time about them). Now that's Sarah's job!!!! MaMas done! Yippie! Hip Hip Hooray! Just kiddin'!! He has blossomed into a wonderful man and she compliments him well. Plus she's really good to his MaMa and that matters, right?! Most of all she's got the approval from my hubby, and my dear Sarah, that is hard to come by! Since our Portland show has passed I can now turn all my attention to the wedding. I'll be doing the flowers so I have spent much time on google images lookin' for ideas. Look what I came across sweet.

Burlap has been all the rage for awhile now, but here is a perfect use for it. For more burlap wedding ideas go here. Not so sure if I can use burlap for a beach wedding but I thought it was cute enough to share with you.
I will be creatin' luminaries out of vellum for the reception centerpieces and I'll make paper tissue flowers to add color on the tables. I would like to do a bunting for the trellis arch on the beach. If you have any good ideas, send them my way. Remember I have to be able to pack it or the supplies for it in my suitcase so it has to be sorta flat.

Do you think I could do something similar to this below? Maybe with more tissue flowers hanging from the arch for color?

Ok! I better get back to work!!!!
Mother of the groom!

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Our Hillsboro Show Was Over The Top!

One Word....WOW! We love you Hillsboro and the whole metro Portland area! Apparently you love JuNK sALvAtIOn too! You came out in BIG numbers for this event...and you didn't just show came out in grand form. Many of you told us about how you made this event one big function. You had pre show parties, brunches and dinners and really made this thee GIRLS EVENT of the year! Here are a few pics from Fridays set up day. We were thrilled to see our JuNk SaLVaTIoN name in lights! We took this pic from the car window after a long day of set up. It's a little blurry but we still wanted to share it with you.

Friday night we had a fabulous time with some wonderful gals that came all the way from Texas. The food was good, the company was great and the drinks were wonderful. These gals do a show of their own called Petticoats On The Prairie. Thanks ladies for makin' this a special evening for us!

Here's a shot from my IPhone, once again it's blurry but I had to lift it in the air to get the shot of the crowd waitin' to get in. There were hundreds of you that waited thru the dark morning til the doors opened up.

Buttercup was the star of the show! She really captured the hearts of everyone.

Creativity was abundant everywhere!! Don't ya'll need a skirt like this?

Booths were displayed just like mini little storefronts. This one from The Farrier's Daughter combined mod, rustic and bold elements.

Here's a happy Junk Sister carrying out her loot.

What a hoot these ladies were...they took this whole thing to the next level. They met before the show, had brunch and each were presented with their very own Junk Sister bags!!! How cool is that?Look closely and you can see the silver embroidered "sister" just below the big black junk letters.Once again we had the cute little trailer beauties on display. Here is the inside of sweet Mindy's trailer. Her hubby was thrilled to be included on this FUN girls weekend (wink wink)!

Here's one of our fav photos of all. The next generation of Junk Sisters pickin' and gathern' at an early age! Hey we're teachin' em right!
Our photos are just the tip of the iceberg of what is out there in blogland, (and so many of their photos are better than ours) so we're gonna link to them below. Make sure you check them all out, it's soooo worth it!
Our next show is May 13th and 14th in Puyallup, Washington. Hope to see ya'll there!!
Let us know if you've written about our show. We will gladly link to it!