Send ‘Em Off To School With Trouble!


This week:
Friday through Thursday,
August 11th – August 17th

“Thoughts on Things”, New & Noteworthy and Class Schedules enclosed.  In that order. In case you want to skip over anything. Enjoy!
Shameless Plug Time

Time to drag, or be dragged, by our little fledgling college students off to their new homes until Thanksgiving Break. They will miss us, we will miss them, tears will be shed, and bedrooms will eyed as possible craft rooms.
At least we’ve been able to shop for their dorm rooms as a last ditch attempt to maintain a partial control over their lives.  But before we cede control to someone else, it’s time to take a little break and review a list of our hopes and dreams for our cherished offspring.
First, we hope they remember it’s important to brush their teeth every day.  This may apply more to boys than girls.  Second, we wish for the rest of the basics: a.m. bedmaking; showering (most days at least); wearing of deodorant instead of layers of cologne; and at least a passing acquaintance with laundry facilities.   But most of all we hope they arrive with everything they need for a happy and successful first semester at college…and they don’t forget us too quickly.
We can help with that last one.  You may be thinking “What can I send with them that will remind them that they come from a long distinguished line of slightly off senses of humor?”  Why, a Troubled Bird of course!  We have pencils, journals, mugs, magnets, cards and postcards!  Yes, Postcards that you can thoughtfully pre-address and stamp for them to send to you!  Often!  Over 50 different hilarious, hysterical, and often odd sayings with an artful bird painting (photo) to accompany it!  From Birds are Creepy to This Jackassery Will Not Stand! to My Modus Operandi is to Dial Up the Awesome and Break the Knob Off, there is a Troubled Bird for every student (and their parents, siblings, extended family and friends).  Mention you decided to bless YOUR child with a Troubled Bird of one sort  or another, from this post, and get a FREE POSTCARD for every $10 you spend on the collection.  That could equal at least one paper plea for money from your student! For Free!  Hmmm, perhaps that new bedroom remodel will have to wait.

FiveStars Rewards members, we are taking a break from Pop-Up Vendors in our Mercantile Marketplace section this week.  So instead, we are offering a buy one, get one half off (BOGO) on our new jewelry line Salt & Spice .  This is a charming little collection of sea shore inspired necklaces, earrings, bracelets, anklets and even toe rings!

Not a member?  Sign up and receive a $5 discount on your next visit!
Simply Grand Rules! was in San Diego for a 3 date Road Show Event.  We were blessed to be their Saturday, July 29th event date, with proceeds to benefit the San Diego Humane Society, Escondido Campus.
Due to your tremendous response Simply Grand was their best stop in the county!  Thank You!!
We are also matching their donation and will be presenting a check to the Escondido Humane Society soon.
We promise to let you know when we’ll be doing the presentation and for how much.
Look for another exiting opportunity to treat yourself and others this Holiday Season!

This is News to Me!

The latest shipment of our famous Tea Towels have arrived, with lots of new styles.  As usual, they are going fast, so don’t wait too long  to stock up!

Troubled Birds have returned to roost!  All you may want to know about them is revealed in the Shameless Plug  at the top of the email.  Pix too.  With new comments by some Very Troubled Indeed Roosters.  When you have a half hour free and need a BIG laugh, come in and read up!

Mary’s (Mary’s Lacey Memories) been chalk painting again and has some lovely new Shabby Chic nightstands, among other pieces for sale.  We love her lace and floral creations and are excited to see her expand her offerings!

Class Calendar

Learn to Paint Furniture
(and never be embarrassed by a table again!)

Most of us have a piece “gifted” to us by a family member, whom we love deeply, but it’s all wrong for our home.

Now you can fix that!  Chalk style paint is easy, quick and so forgiving…and addictingly fun!

Saturday Aug. 19th  1:00pm – 3:00pm
Cost is $35.
September class schedule to be announced soon.

Call or come in for more details

We are expanding our jewelry, clothing and furniture offerings.  If you or someone you know would like to be considered for a booth rental, please email your information to simplygrand128@gmail.comand note Booth Space Rental in the subject line.  Or call 760.745.1400 and ask for Bev.