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Santa Fe Trading Company’s June 13th Craft Show

High Desert Bands

Bitter Honey

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.

Fun with tie dye

The Tie Dye Sisters


Across from Bitter Honey were two entrepreneurs who are sisters that started the fun business of tie dye. Customers could do their own tie dye shirts at the craft fair.

High Desert's My Baked Buns Bakery

My Baked Buns Bakery Food Vendor


My Baked Buns Bakery is known for their delicious jerk chicken sandwiches. They were set up at a booth. Patrons could also walk across the road to their spacious new restaurant to eat.

This is a family-owned restaurant that outgrew a smaller building. Closed for a couple of months while they worked on the new place, customers thought they had shut down. However, they had only closed a short time to remodel the new building. They did the work themselves, and it looks beautiful.

My Baked Buns Bakery, Victorville, CA

Counter Designed by My Baked Buns Bakery Family

Desserts at My Baked Buns Bakery

Front Counter Specially Designed by My Baked Buns Bakery


It’s a family friendly restaurant. They have a meeting room for groups, too. Call a few days in advance to reserve the room.

My Baked Buns Bakery in the High Desert

My Baked Buns Bakery New Building


Stop in at Santa Fe Trading Company for Father’s Day shopping. You’ll find unique, handcrafted, and artsy gifts in addition to beautiful plants and southwestern decor.




Two Gals Making Soaps = 2 Pretties’ New Venture


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 sign-up for the craft show as first-timers.

Shannon Welsh and Shannon Culverhouse first-timers to vend at craft show

Shannon Welsh and Shannon Culverhouse first-timers to vend at craft show

Shannon Culverhouse and Shannon Welsh not only make soaps but also toothpastes, deodorants, body mists, and essential oils. They’ve researched their products and tested with friends and family to solve sensitive skin issues they shared. Children can also use these products on young their skin. With friends and family consistently asking for more, they created a combined business. Prices are modest because they know how people need better skin care but avoid the pricey over-the-counter products.

To contact them call 760.532.0490. Their website is: www. or email And tell them you heard about them at High Desert Blogging.

Rusty LaGrange

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 set up on the sidewalk

Old Town Dogs set up on the sidewalk


Right from the start, Old Town Dogs food trailer became the anchor store on the sidewalk. Their owners since 1996, Ollie and David O’Dell, serve up a huge menu of foods that you can eat and walk while you shop. With cold drinks, nachos, shaved ices, corn dogs, and even kettle corn to name only a few, consumers were steadily stopping by.

Ollie O'Dell whips up a huge hot dog with the works

Ollie O’Dell whips up a huge hot dog with the works

The O’Dells stay busy with three certified and licensed trailers that cover many events in the High Desert. They also cater. If you would like to book their rolling restaurant call 760.247.9444 or760.481.4494. And tell them you heard about them at High Desert Blogging.

Rusty LaGrange

Spring Food, Fun, & Music in the High Desert

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one-dish breakfasts

The Haystack


Looking for Spring family-fun weekend activities to do in the High Desert? Spring Valley Lake Country Club is offering a festival on April 25th, 1-4 pm. This event will include face painting, food, games, inflatables, and live music. Admission is FREE!

Take this opportunity to check out the Victorville country club. You can also arrange to take a tour. A blogger friend who is a member invited me for breakfast at the club’s Sand Trap Grill. I was faced with a dilemma. Everything on the menu looked good, and I had a difficult time deciding what to order. Our exceptional waitress, Michelle, came to my rescue. She pointed out several items but had my attention at her description of the Haystack. It’s a scrambled egg dish with very fine fried onion strings on top.

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The Haystack, my choice, was served in an elegant .white bowl. I told Michelle it looked too pretty to eat. The one-dish meal in addition to biscuits and gravy filled me up for the day.

O.M.Goodness, if you like breakfast and become a member or get invited to dine at the club, go before 11:00 am and order the Haystack. Biscuits and gravy too rich for your diet (mine too, but I splurged)? Not a problem. There are a couple of other bread choices. Listed on the menu were multiple entrees including those for the extremely nutritious-conscious individuals.

Victorville, CA dining

Michelle, Waitress at Spring Valley Lakes Country Club

The High Desert country club is a private facility that offers members special amenities such as a golf course, tennis courts, fitness center, and a year-round junior Olympic pool. However, the facility is offered to nonmembers for weddings and other special events.

Contact Dottie Smith, Private Events Director, at (760) 245-5356, ext. 222 for more details.


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