11th Hour Holiday Pop-Up Shop

How many of you have all your presents bought/made, wrapped and under the tree? Well kudos to those of you who do, but if you are anything like me this year, you are maybe more than a little behind the 8 ball (like I haven't even thought of what to give people yet). 

So, to help people like me, I decided to host a little last minute 11th hour pop-up shop at my house this Friday with a few other maker friends so you have a chance to grab some quality, hand made gifts for those last few people on your list. 

Of course you will be able to buy Mom's Stuff Salve in any of the sizes and not have to pay shipping. There will also be Lee's art cards, and additionally I will have some of Lee's beautiful hand pulled and hand colored etchings, and some of Joe's mugs. To add to the fun there will be some other fantastic wares including: paintings by Annie K. Blake; gorgeously illustrated and written children books and art posters by Ashmae Christensen-Hoiland; fantastic hand lettered calendars by Olivia Knudsen; beautiful stained glass stars by Ashley Knudsen-Baker; paper goods by the ever talented Sycamore Street Press kids  and more!

So come swing by my house instead of the mall, eat some food, visit with some nice folks, and buy some wonderful gifts for your loved ones that are local and handmade. 

Pop-up shop Friday, december 19th from 1-7 pm 105 s. 100 e. Provo, utah

Posted on December 15, 2014 .

A new face!

If you are reading this post, you can see that our website recently got a major makeover! We are excited for our new look and the way it showcases our great product. 

The website redesign is the work of the newest Mom's Stuff team member (now a company of two!), Zina Bennion-Proulx, Lee's daughter.  For a long time we have been discussing Zina working for Lee to help with the business and marketing side of things, and finally Zina's job situation shifted allowed the change to happen. So, since late September Zina has been working on the website, doing more social media, and handling all the shipping (all the things Lee did not enjoy). So now Lee has more time to paint and make Mom's Stuff, including a new product she's been working on that will launch early 2015. 

Zina is Lee's middle daughter and lives in Provo, Utah with her husband Caleb Proulx and their two kitties (Reuben and Lil' Miss). Zina graduated from Sarah Lawrence College with a BA, emphasis in painting/drawing and literature. She also holds a Master of Youth and Family Recreation from Brigham Young University. She has worked extensively in libraries (public and school), and has spent many years working in the outdoor industry as a camp director, and as a Director of Experiential Education at a private boarding school. She loves the outdoors, reading, cooking, spending time with family and friends, knitting, and learning new things. This new job has stretched her and is giving her an opportunity to get more tech savvy. She is thrilled to be working with her mom and for a product she loves. 

Welcome Zina and the new blog!

Posted on November 26, 2014 .

Take This Stunning 6 Minute Armchair Grand Canyon Trip

GC sunset

About two weeks ago, Joe ran across a WONDERFUL video piece made by a Swedish fellow who took an 8 day September Grand Canyon motor trip in 2011 with Tour West. I watch it everyday now, sometimes more than once! I am a GC junkie I guess. . . I highly recommend that you kick back, take off your shoes and watch this for your health. Your bliss meter will go off the charts!  

It will give  an idea of what the Grand Canyon is like in September and early October. Lovely light, warm enough to enjoy the water but not desperately hot as in mid summer. Lots of hikes. LOTS of bighorn sheep, they are in rut that time of the year.

Even if you never plan to go to the Grand Canyon, you ought to watch this video. Enjoy! 



dawn hike

The still shots here are all photos Joe and Louisa took on a late Sept/early Oct. Grand Canyon trip in 2010.