A post from Kelli–
Ever since I’ve been around, Jason’s little sister Caitlin has been dating Brad. In fact, Brad was the first one to pick up on the fact that I was dating Jason as he worked near where I lived and had told Caitlin that he was seeing Jason’s truck at my apartment. This past August, Caitlin and Brad got married. This October, Brad finished up with his Doctor of Chiropractic Degree. Shortly after, Brad was offered and accepted a position in Grand Rapids, Michigan.
While I’m glad that he was able to find a position and is set to get his career rolling, it is a little sad that they’ll be moving so far away–Close to 8 hours. Caitlin was lucky enough to be able to continue at her current position and work remotely with occasion trips back to the home office. Because they will only be back for Thanksgiving this year and have other gatherings and celebrations in December, we’ve decided to celebrate Christmas and Thanksgiving together this year.
I had previously planned on going to a few craft/vendor/small business sales to see what goodies I could find for our white elephant exchange, however with most of them being after Thanksgiving, I was a little bit stuck. I had a meeting Monday morning and had decided that I was going to stop at a few places to see what I could find. If I really wasn’t able to find anything, I knew that I would still be able to order off of Amazon for Wednesday delivery.
One stop was all it took! I stopped in at The Stone Path and realized that I needed to search no more! They literally had EVERYTHING that a person could want!
She has made tons of wonderful signs–Especially if you are buying for a grandparent or are someone who loves camping–Or the state of Iowa! There is a sign for literally everyone!
I really liked the one in the upper left had corner that says–“Grandpas are there to help children get into mischief that they haven’t thought of yet!” I happen to know a grandpa who would definitely fit into that category!
She also has an awesome display of printed kitchen towels.
She had one that said “You are my favorite teacher!” What teacher wouldn’t like that?
These were my favorite signs in the whole building. If you’ve heard about the Paul Harvey “On the 8th day, God created a farmer,” these go along those lines. They read–“And on the next day, Gold looked down and saw the hard work and dedication of the farmer and his wife. HW wanted to reward them and reach them the gift of unconditional love. So God made a Farmer’s daughter/son.” If that didn’t pull at my hearstrings, I don’t know what would! Needless to say, when I have a child, I’ll be getting that one way or another!
Julie also makes handstamped jewelry!
Does that table look familiar? It should! After a little bit of talking, we discovered that Julie and her husband are friends with a family friend of ours and that they had all stopped by at mom and dad’s garage sale this fall.
Julie also had some awesome burp cloth and baby bibs by Studio Twenty Six. As it turns out, I’ve been following Studio Twenty Six on facebook and admiring their awesome work! And the best part? Her daughter is the owner! Talk about a talented family! Her son also works on making signs and her husband builds some of the primitive style furniture pieces in the shop.
She also had an awesome display of hat for every occasion!
While I’m not a hat girl, if you are, you can literally find a hat for every day of the week!
I have decided that this shop is going to be my new go-to for literally every gift that I may need. They truly have something for everyone and every possible occasion. But more than that–Julie was amazing! She greeted me as soon as I opened the door, answered all of my questions, and is so friendly! She told me that she recently bought a camper and will be going mobile soon!
If you’re in the area, definitely stop by to check out what is going on–You’ll definitely find some amazing things! If not, you can check her on facebook–https://www.facebook.com/pg/thestonepath/about/?ref=page_internal. You can also check out Studio Twenty Six — https://www.facebook.com/studiotwentysixdesign/.