So here we are in July and I TOTALLY missed my June Music Notes! It's like summer got here like a whirlwind and we have been doing so much stuff, to where it felt like I didn't know if I was coming or going.
Honestly this start of the summer has been the most taxing and exhausting time for us both, physically and a bit emotionally too. Yet, so thankful that we are still able to do what we are doing. However we are needing to re-think some things and make adjustments for next year. The fireworks season was another less successful venture, so we are most likely going back down to one tent, keeping the one in Sauk Rapids for the Tent Revival. The Burn 24/7 Central Minnesota Music, Worship and Prayer day is such a blessing after fireworks sales are over.
A Boy Scout leader approached us in Waite Park at the tent so hopefully they will be interested to man/staff this one with volunteers for their donation of the proceeds.
BBQing has been going great, almost too great as Warren has been getting quite a few more events and caterings. With the heat and just the two of us, it's been quite the challenge though. Guess we aren't getting any younger. Haha. Warren is so thrilled how much people have enjoyed his food!
Well, more about all that in the details coming up below. So read on....
Date: July 23 & 30 / August 6, 13, 19, 26, 2019
Event: WOW Bible Meet / Music /Lesson
Place: Various Homes (Gloria's this time)
Contact us for location information!!!
Our women’s group has decided that we will continue to meet weekly even during the summer instead of taking a summer break and those of us who are around and available will get together to meet, pray, study the Word or just fellowship.
Sadly *Liquid Assets will be closing as of Saturday July 20 (that's today as I'm writing this) and it's sad. It's not that the place hasn't been successful, but I think the situation is that the owners are getting older and are ready to sell the business. So therefore we no longer will meet there and until we find a new location to meet (or a new owner takes over and still lets us meet there), we will meet at individual WOW ladies homes. So if you are interested to attend, please contact us. (You can email me at: firstname.lastname@example.org)
*UPDATE on Liquid Assets. (7/23/19) A new owner already has bought the business and will be opening the coffeehouse back up mid-August! Yey!! So most likely if the new owner is open to bible studies in the back room, the WOW Ladies will be meeting there again! Stay tuned! I will make changes on this page once they are confirmed.
Sneek Peak into August's dates.
Date: August 2, 3 & 4 (Friday - Sunday)
Event: Flekke Fest
Times: 10-5 (every day for Crafts Fair)
Other events times see poster.
Location: Downtown Elbow Lake
Town: Elbow Lake, MN
Hurray! We got in!!! Warren and I will be set up in front of KR-Digital store. They also carry my jewelry line in their store! He might have his BBQ sauce for sale too.... So come on out, join in the fun and visit us in front of KR-Digital!
Date: August 9-10, 2019
Event: Deerwood Summerfest (Warren's BBQ)
Time: 10-5 on both days
Location: Downtown Deerwood along the main roads
Town: Deerwood, MN
Hubby Warren will be serving up his famous Beef Brisket BBQ, BBQ Grilled Chicken, Cheese Curds and Fries and more....
Date: August 17, 2019
Time: 8a - 3p
Event: From The Heart Art & Craft Fair
Location: Outdoor on James Street & Augusta Ave
Town: Paynesville, MN
This is the second year we will be participating as street vendors. We will have one tent that Warren and I are sharing with his BBQ sauce and my NotesNBling jewelry. There will be food, music and lots of great vendors!
Date: August 24, 2019
Event: Common Roots Festival/Bazaar
Location: Lady Slipper Parking Lot (by Perkins downtown St. Cloud)
Town: St. Cloud, MN
I will be there with my NotesNBling jewelry.
About the middle of June our preparations for the two TNT fireworks tents began with getting tents ready (which were set up by TNT) with bunting decorations, getting tables ready for display, receiving the merchandise, doing inventory and then the sell dates from June 22 until July 6. It was a long selling season with lots of rainy days....
The best part I always look forward to is THE BURN 24/7 prayer, praise, worship, music event under the big tent once fireworks sales are over. So there are some pictures of all that:
Hubby's Warren's BBQ - this time in Pierz, MN for the Freedom Fest.
At Art in the Park at Munsinger Gardens. This event is every year on the Third Thursday of July. This year was a hot and sticky one for sure!
Now being able to be back in my Design Studio for NotesNBling, there's a few new items being created in the last few days! So excited about some new techniques I'm trying out and already sold some that - hot off the design table!!! Here are some examples. Be sure to connect with me on my NotesNBling Facebook page if you are interested in some items! I will be updating my Etsy shop soon too!
Music wise - It has been very different for me this spring and early summer. Usually I've been in South Dakota and Colorado in May/beginning of June. This year with InspireSong being cancelled and IndieHeaven no longer in existance as of May, I've missed my lil touring trip. Last year I was even able to go back "home" to New Mexico and visit South Texas, expanding my music tour to those places which was such a HUGE blessing. Truly have missed doing that this year, yet on the other hand it was also a blessing to be home and be of help to hubby and we got yard clean-up done and other little things that needed to be taken care of in the yard.
Bigger things are still planned such as laying out the free granite pieces we got to make a BBQ area and make our waterhose area less muddy by laying out stone. Since it had been so hot and humid and we have had nothing but one event after the other that's still something we hope to get done and finished before the snow flies and the fall shows begin!
Please pray for my brother-in-law 'Kent' who is dealing with pretty serious health conditions and is in the hospital in Oklahoma.
Well, that's all the news for this go around. Hopefully I'll keep things more up to date again :)
So, if you DO want to know where we are and what we are up to, Facebook is the place to be!
There's 3 pages you can 'like'. Sam Scales Music, NotesNBling and Warren's Famous BBQ.
(Up top in the upper right corner by the email sign-up, there are also all the icons for social media where you can find me! Just click on one of those).
Hope everyone is having a good summer. Grateful for those warm temps in MN, because all too soon it'll be cold again. So we better enjoy the hot, even when it's humid! Just stay hydrated friends!
See some of you at the next events!
Until then, blessings and love,
Christian Organic Folk Singer/Songwriter & Author
based in Minnesota
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Psalm 100 Scripture
1 Shout joyfully to the LORD, all the earth.
2 Serve the LORD with gladness; Come before Him with joyful singing.
3 Know that the LORD Himself is God; It is He who has made us, and not we ourselves; We are His people and the sheep of His pasture.
4 Enter His gates with thanksgiving and His courts with praise. Give thanks to Him, bless His name.
5 For the LORD is good; His lovingkindness is everlasting And His faithfulness to all generations.