Thursday, December 1, 2011

Parade Preparations

The other day I popped into The Cafe on Broadway for a cup of tea.
It happened to be the day the Light Up Siloam Christmas Parade lights were being hung.
Feeling quite festive, I sipped my tea while looking out the window.
Only a few more days  until Santa makes his way down Broadway Street...

I'll see you Downtown!

PS: In the meantime, remember to head Downtown and do some holiday shopping.  I've been busy checking items off my list--all found Downtown!

Monday, November 28, 2011

Light Up Siloam

We're just days away from one of my favorite Downtown events!

I'll see you Downtown!

Friday, November 25, 2011

Small Business Saturday

By now we've all heard of Black Friday.
Perhaps you even participated in the crazy event that happened these past 24 hours.
Or maybe you're more like me--More of a Small Business Saturday kind of person.

If so, tomorrow is the day!

Head Downtown and make a difference to a small business.
Merchants open this Saturday that we know of include:

Amandromeda Vintage Modern*
Books on Broadway*
CC's Gifts
Cottage Haven
Creative Corner on Broadway*
Emelia's Restaurant*
Fratelli's Wood-Fired Pizzeria
* (serving special pecan pie dessert pizza!)
Local Flair Art Gallery*
Pour Jon's Coffee & Tea*
Siloam Springs Museum*

I'll see you Downtown!

*Official Downtown Businesses

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Just Because...

The other day my husband surprised me with a "just because" bouquet.
It was just what I needed!
A thinking-of-you that was non-holiday related.
Do you need a "just because" delivered to someone special?  Siloam Flowers and Gifts has just the thing.
I'll see you Downtown!

PS: Siloam Flowers and Gifts also has beautiful Holiday items.  Stop by and take a peek.

Sunday, November 13, 2011


Downtown Trick-or-Treat sure was fun! 

The leaves were beautiful!
The balloons from The Balloon Closet added to the festive feeling.
I'm pretty sure the whole town showed up!
It's such a fun tradition!

I'll see you Downtown!

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Puddle Jumpin'

Downtown might be the perfect place to try out a pair of new fall boots. 

I'll see you Downtown!

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Camera Class

The other day while I was snooping around on facebook, I found something else that looked pretty neat. 

It seems Creative Corner on Broadway held a camera class.  Here's a picture of the participants taking their pictures.

I'm not sure if Creative Corner on Broadway is having another camera class in the near future, but I think I'd better head down there to check it out.  You might want to stop by, too.  I've heard there is all kinds of fun holiday items to make your scrapbook (or crafting) extra festive.

I'll see you Downtown!

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Art and Music at Pour Jon's

The other day, this email popped into my email inbox:

...wanted to let you know that the next Art/Music Event at Pour Jon's is on November 19th at 6pm. We hold one every month, always on Saturday evenings. Anyone who wants to can take the stage to sing or play an instrument, while artists sit around and do their thing. We have teens who weave bracelets, ladies who knit, and college kids who do graphic design. My sisters and I all draw and paint. A little something for everyone.  --Wendy

Let me tell you, that little email got my attention! I decided to do some snooping around.  Here's what I found over on facebook:

Doesn't the Art/Music Event at Pour Jon's look like the perfect place to get those creative juices flowing?  Music, coffee, pencils...  
Mark your calendars for Saturday, November 19th.

I'll see you Downtown!

Thursday, November 3, 2011

New Menus

Have you stopped by the Cafe on Broadway lately? 
They've got their new menus up, and they look great!
They still have the old favorites along with a few new additions.

It might be just the place for a warm drink during the Holiday Open House...
  Or maybe a sweet treat baked just for you by Betty...
You're coming, right?

I'll see you Downtown!

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

My Quilting Adventures at Sager Creek Quilts and Yarnworks

This is a guest post from my good friend Joy.  Welcome, Joy!  Thanks for the post.

Morning friends!  For the past couple years, I’ve been learning how to quilt.  A lot of my inspiration comes from beautiful quilting blogs, but many of my skills have come from our local quilt shop.  
I started by taking an appliqué class.  My mother-in-law fell in love with these Swedish folk art designs. As a thank-you for all the fabric and buttons she had passed on to me, I wanted to make her a table runner.   However, the class was going to sew a cat—a cat!  Anyone who knows me well knows I am NOT an animal person.  I sheepishly asked if I could bring my own pattern.  Of course you can.  Perfect.  
I did a tester piece for the class which is going to become a round pillow once I learn the best method to insert a zipper.

The finished gift!

The class was so fun!  I felt like I was in kindergarten playing with glue and scissors.  The class ran from 10 am – 3 pm.  Pam taught the class, and Cliff cooked all of the class participants lunch.  All for the low price of $30, complete with homemade dessert from Cliff's Tea Room cookbook!

Sager Creek Quilts and Yarnworks has lots of classes.   Check out their website for other classes offered this fall.  (Call 524-5244 or stop by for what you need to bring with you.)  Be on the lookout for a post about the Beginning Quiltmaking class offered at the end of the month.  I use the same pattern but turn it on its side, thanks to Karyn’s encouragement!  
Happy quilting!

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Holiday Open House

Main Street's Holiday Open House
is just around the corner.

The fun happens on 
Sunday, November 6th
from 1-5pm

Participating merchants will welcome you with refreshments and door prizes.  After the Holiday Open House you are invited to an Awards Reception and Tree Auction (in Fratelli's Rialto Room--116B South Broadway).

Remember to "shop local" this Holiday season!
I'll see you Downtown!

PS: Rumor has it you'll need to pick up a Holiday Open House Stamp Card from one of the participating merchants.  Turn it in before 5pm, and you just might win a prize!

Friday, October 28, 2011

Trick or Treat

It's that time again!
Time to put on your Halloween costume and head Downtown for the  
Main Street's Annual Trick or Treat!

Monday, October 31st
University and Broadway Streets
Downtown Merchants will offer treats to costumed kids!
Kids ages 12 and under are invited to participate.

Main Street Sudios is offering a great special during the Trick or Treat event.  They're located on University Street.  Head their way before or after collecting your treats for a great deal!

Trick or Treat!
I'll see you Downtown!

Friday, October 14, 2011

A Tour

The other day I got a private tour of the KLRC studios.  They're one of Downtown's newest businesses.
Martin was broadcasting the Saturday morning shift.
What a beautiful studio!  Here's where they keep up with the weather and upcoming songs.
When this light flashes, it's live radio straight from Downtown!
Thanks for the tour, KLRC!

I'll see you Downtown!

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Oliver the Toad

Books on Broadway hosted a book signing for local author Dawn Denton on Saturday, September 24th.
Dawn was there to read her books.
We also took a few minutes to have her sign a few books for upcoming gifts.  (Hint, hint...Christmas is coming!  And Downtown is the perfect place to find a special something!)
Oliver the Toad is an adorable book--the second book in a series of five about guests in our gardens.  
Dawn even brought along her toad house to inspire us to make our gardens more toad-friendly.
Stay tuned!  Dawn's up and coming book (about a ladybug) will be out soon. I'm pretty sure Books on Broadway will invite Dawn to have another signing.

I'll see you Downtown!

Saturday, October 8, 2011

More Orange

Here are more pictures of what Fall looks like Downtown.
Why, you ask? Well, because Autumn is my favorite season!

A scarecrow in the window at Siloam Springs Printing
Halloween books at Books on Broadway
A cute decoration at Siloam Flowers and Gifts
Fall paper at Creative Corner on Broadway
A cheery wreath at II Gals Junk
Soup is back at Fratelli's Wood-Fired Pizzeria
Yay for Fall!

I'll see you Downtown!

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Weekend Plans

This weekend I'm planning to participate in the Titus Task Fun Run and 5K. More info on the event (which is happening right here in our very own Downtown) can be found here
But before I "run" the Fun Run with my family, I'm going to have a little breakfast at the Cafe on Broadway.
It's the perfect place to fuel up before (or after) the race.
I'll see you Downtown!

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Homecoming Parade

On Friday we headed Downtown to watch the Siloam Springs High School's Homecoming Parade. 
We especially enjoyed the flags.
The band was wonderful--as always!  Did you know they're headed to the Rose Parade this upcoming New Year's Day?  Yes, they're that good!
The girls' dresses were quite pretty, but these two little ones stole the show in their fun Bug!
This year's homecoming parade was a success!

I'll see you Downtown!

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Little Shop of Horrors

Did you miss the show?
Me, too.
Fortunately it's showing again next weekend.
Plan to attend Little Shop of Horrors.
It's showing at the Sager Creek Arts Center.
I'll see you Downtown!

Saturday, September 24, 2011


My two children like to "borrow" my camera. Often I find crazy shots of random things, but other times I find some pretty neat pictures. 

Here's what I found this morning as I emptied my camera's memory card:

My 5-year-old had taken some pictures of the Cafe on Broadway's umbrellas.  I think he did a pretty good job!  It's always fun to see the world through a child's eyes.

I'll see you Downtown!

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Glimpses of Fall

I think fall might almost be here!
The other day we headed Downtown to see if there were any signs of autumn being just around the corner.

Here's what we found:
Slightly yellow leaves
Faint shades of orange leaves
Paper leaves in the windows at Books on Broadway
Local Flair Gallery has a painting on display full of fall-ish color
I think it's safe to say fall is here!

I'll see you Downtown!

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

A Proclamation!

Siloam Springs has been recognized as a full Main Street City.
Tonight's the big celebration!

Here are all the official details:

Tuesday, September 20 - 5:00pm - 6:30pm
Connelly-Harrington House Porch
115 E. University Street
Siloam Springs

"Drop in tonight from from 5-6 pm for a simple reception celebrating Siloam Springs's new recognition as a full Main Street City! Main Street Siloam Springs director & board members, and Main Street Arkansas staff will be present.

At 6:00, we'll all walk to City Hall for a 6:15pm formal announcement by Main Street Arkansas director Cary Tyson, and proclamation by Mayor David Allen."
I'll see you Downtown!

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Girls Night Out

Ladies, you deserve it!


just for YOU!

If it seems like you're

"doing" for everyone else,

and no one's looking after YOU,


Siloam Springs Merchants Want To Pamper You

Join These Siloam Springs 

Special Sale Pricing

Door Prizes


And A Time To Visit With Friends

Amandromeda Vintage Modern
Back on the Rack
Beyond the Fringe
Cafe on Broadway
Cottage Haven
Creative Corner on Broadway
CC's Gifts
 Fratelli's Wood-Fired Pizzeria
French Hen
Heather Hill Clothing
La Perfumeria
Local Flair Art Gallery
Moosabella's Outdoor Affordable & Home Decor
Occasions Gifts Unique
Pour Jon's Coffee & Tea
Siloam Flowers and Gifts
Twice Blessed
II Gals Junk

For all the details click here.

I'll see you Downtown!


A few weeks back, KLRC packed up their SUV and moved Downtown! 
We're so glad they're here.
They're glad to be in the neighborhood as well.  To celebrate they're throwing a party, and you're invited!

The studios will be open from 2-4pm this Sunday afternoon (September 18th).  Come by and maybe you'll win a prize.  All the details be found here.
Remember to stick around after the open house; there's going to be a concert in the park!

I'll see you Downtown!

PS: The Cafe on Broadway will be open during KLRC's Open House.  Coffee and music--the perfect way to spend a fall afternoon!