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More Crafters Find New Customers at S...

More Crafters Find New Customers at Santa Fe’s Craft Day

Newest vendor — Ursula McGrue lthough the craft days with Santa Fe Trading Co. is over due to the excessive heat, crafters are always looking for new venues, shows, and cool places. GARDEN OF APRIL At the last event there, April Bracy showed her handmade soaps and lotions and creams. This health trend is growing […]

High Desert’s Cadillac Antiques...

High Desert’s Cadillac Antiques’ July 4th Anniversary

  Have you been out to High Desert’s Cadillac Antiques yet? The address is 32090 State Hwy. 18 in Lucerne Valley. Owners Ralph and Patty Muldoon and David and Charlene Guertin will be celebrating the shop’s first anniversary on July 4th. High Desert Bloggers, a meetup.com group, met at the antique shop on May 2, […]

High Desert Author’s Film ̶...

High Desert Author’s Film “Norman’s in Love”

Lights! Camera! Action! submitted by Nevermore Enterprises   Author Roberta Smith writes in the horror/paranormal genre. To promote her books and the genre, she decided to film a scene from her novel, “The Accordo.” The short film is called, “Norman’s in Love.” Photographer Ryan Brewer signed on as the cinematographer, and she hired professional actor, […]

Summer Garden Irrigation

Summer Garden Irrigation

Hot three-digits were already present in the High Desert to officially welcome summer on June 21st. If you aren’t aware yet, mandatory water restrictions are in effect now in the High Desert. Victorville, Hesperia, and Apple Valley have posted their watering guidelines which include certain watering days.   NOTE: This post contains affiliate links which […]

Resources of Native Southwestern Plan...

Resources of Native Southwestern Plants and Trees

  Are you aware of the natural substances that come from desert herbs and plants in your yard? I did not realize the extent of the desert’s natural resources until hearing Clay Elam, an Ethnobotanist of Yucca Valley, speak in Lucerne Valley about the Coahuila and other Indians and the benefits of native desert herbs, […]

Networking at Santa Fe Craft Show Wor...

Networking at Santa Fe Craft Show Works for Entrepreneurs

HIGH DESERT  ENTREPRENEURS This new network of High Desert business people gain information and workshop together about running a business through a popular Meet Up group site. They also meet face-to-face and this time promoted their wares with a shared booth at the seasonal craft show held at Santa Fe Trading Company on Seventh Street, […]

Santa Fe Trading Company’s June...

Santa Fe Trading Company’s June 13th Craft Show

Bitter Honey was one of the groups performing at Santa Fe Trading Company’s Craft Fair on Saturday, June 13, 2015. The day was gorgeous in spite of the stifling heat. One of this group’s perks was a nice cool mist machine next to their tent.   Across from Bitter Honey were two entrepreneurs who are […]

Two Gals Making Soaps = 2 Pretties...

Two Gals Making Soaps = 2 Pretties’ New Venture

2 PRETTIES NATURAL SKINCARE Along the sidewalk at the Santa Fe Trading Craft Show were two young ladies selling their hand-crafted soaps and lotions for sensitive skin. Each one found on their own that certain ingredients cause skin problems; they also had the same first names: Shannon. They formed a new partnership “2 Pretties” and […]

Old Town Dogs Fix Up Tasty Foods at C...

Old Town Dogs Fix Up Tasty Foods at Craft Show

With summer temperatures into full swing, Santa Fe Trading Company’s last craft show of the season was filled within and without the Seventh Street walkways. Expanding the shoppers experience was much more room along the brick-laid, serpentine walkways in the patios, and shade canopies provided for vendor booths. OLD TOWN DOGS Right from the start, […]

A Day in the High Desert with a Grand...

A Day in the High Desert with a Grandmommy

The phone rang as I was about to go pick up my blogging friend, Rusty, at the dealership where her car was being repaired. It was my son-in-law. My daughter’s doctors had made a decision – and I couldn’t be close by her side. My daughter had gone to the hospital the other night. Excited, I […]



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