Sunday, October 31, 2010


Who, what & where will you be for Halloween?!

Such a fun holiday to tap into your magic and bliss . . . .

I will be the girl that calls & returns calls with a million people, continues to meet tons of new craftsmen and women, moves forward with setting up 100 (more) meetings, looks at loads of new art with talented artists (I will give you a sneak peek later this week) who EXUDE talent, hunts - finds - and frames old historical pictures of the Charles Miller property (I have already found one from 1955 when it was in it's original plot on the northeast corner of Scottsdale Rd. & Indian School), and be the person who gets ready to tackle the last month of duties before jam opens! Just one quick trip to Vegas and another quick trip to San Diego in between.

I AM STOKED! jam-a-lam-a-ding-dong here!

Next year this time will be spooktacular madness in jam, but for now I will be dressing the part of the character listed above!

Miss Jaimee Rose is in New York meeting THE & celebrating as Patricia Field herself - can you imagine doing any costume number in the presence of that creative genius!!!? And, little Noah Martinez was a zebra for his first Halloween out here in the land of the crazies . . . he made the cutest little Eskimo zebra ever! And my bestie in Boston, Natalie Bruno Mitcheson, (pictured above) was the ever so darling Tippi Hedren from Alfred Hitchock's classic "The Birds".

Today I will be dressed up in my Ross-a-roni t-shirt rooting for Cody "The Boss" Ross (who hit his first World Series home run yesterday as a birthday gift for his sweet wife Summer, who I absolutely adore) and the San Francisco Giants while rolling around in 240 jam jars with the ever-so-talented Ricki Uster from la ricki (she's the queen of craft & makes things too too cute - you can peek at her work that Arizona photographer Diana Elizabeth captured). The goal: tying twine & homemade tags on the jars so they are ready for my PR goddess, Jami Thompson (founder of Shine Factory - "specializing in making brands famous") to buzz buzz buzz all week-long about the exciting sensations that are around the corner at jam! One month and the doors will be open!

It's a gorgeous (1. very beautiful, very attractive / 2. very pleasant) day in Scottsdale Arizona today. I love this life.

Have a fun & safe Halloween!

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Jaimee Rose, Martha Stewart of the Valley, gives JAM a shout-out!

Hello Scottsdale Arizona!!!!!

Our Very Own Martha Stewart of the Valley, Miss Jaimee Rose, gives jam a shout-out in her style blog of! Click here to see it yourself!

We can not wait to FILL your headlines over and over again Miss Rose!

Thank you for the support - We're looking forward to your visits! See yall there!!!!!

Cheers and butterfly kisses!

Thursday, October 7, 2010

THIS is what's happening hot stuff! Get ready!


Hello! A very special and darling piece of heaven on earth will be opening it's doors on December 1, 2010! A new beginning! 54 days and counting!

Those of you that are in close quarters to me have heard all about jam and/or are participating in some form-of-fashion! There are also many of you that have contributed from afar . . . via emails and conversations and simply being yourselves and inspiring me the way you do! Yippie, yay, thank you and, I am so excited! Either way and any way, I am looking forward to creating this blog as a means of sharing the bliss, keeping you updated, involved, and also capturing your thoughts (and daydreams)!

jam is a creative venue bringing together the best - a space of inspiration, magic and bliss. This artisans boutique is also THE space for crafts and classes in the arena of arts, social interests, and gatherings. We have created a feeling that taps into your spirit and feels like home. The best part is that jam is available for your parties and social events as well.

jam will be selling all sorts of pieces that are handmade, homemade, refurbished and reused. We will hold craft classes of all sorts, providing a place for people to unleash their creativity and ignite the hearts of those around them.

My story - Ohhhh . . . . too long and too crazy beautiful for this post. But, we are here now! I arrived here through a series of events, fantasies, and dreams, and the concept - now realization of jam - is alive!

For those of you that don't know me . . . you will!

My building - This little dream home (above) was built in Scottsdale, Arizona circa 1913. It belonged to Charles Miller, the man that brought electricity to the town of Scottsdale. The home has since been noted by the city as an historical property in its registry - one of only two historically registered in Scottsdale. Saved from demolition twice, it is a very charming building and I find it very special that it is still located in its city of origin. I would like to think that Mr. Miller would be pleased in knowing the passion and life energy that we are bringing to the home. (A small picture of the home in it's current refurbished state is above in the side bar menu of this blog.)

Our Mission: To be a harmonious creative venue that blissfully stimulates the senses of its community members and visitors, providing top-of-the-line craft classes and fanciful event space for people living in and visiting Scottsdale, Arizona, while consistently being a space of infinite growth to seasoned and upcoming artists and providing a place where people come to be inspired and to inspire others, while always remembering to give back!

I will attempt to post more over the next few weeks during the scurry and organized chaos of opening our doors, but until I do, remember I'll be back, we'll be seeing you soon, and it will be better than anything else! *wink*

The future looks fun.