Monday, April 30, 2012


Aren't these fun!!

They crack me up! My husband and I recently put these together, and we were laughing the whole time.  They are currently available in my ETSY SHOP if you just have to get your hands on one.... or two.... or three!!

Make Ma feel special this Mothers Day with something off the wall!.... Or should I say on the wall?  Or, have Ma and Pa be the header to your wall of family photos. There are tons of creative ways you can put these little sayings in play.  Snag one up in our ETSY SHOP, or message me to inquire about custom sayings.
What would you do?

"Beep Beep" from The Little Road!

Wednesday, April 25, 2012


Well, were grinding away right now.  Three things to geer up for;
1. Big Consignment Order for Persnickety's Awesomeness Emporium (Opening this May in Pacific Algona)

2. A Whole Market Season at the Des Moines Waterfont Farmers Market

3. A total revamp of my Etsy Shop

Here are a few peeks at things you can find in the neer future or may already be in my shop!

New Vintage World Globe Blowls on Vintate Silver Pedistal.  (Available in Shop now)

Vintage Silver filled with living suculents.  Will be available at Persnickety's and The Des Moines Farmers Market.

Vintage Wire Gate Hanging Picture Board.  Will be availabel at Persnickety's

The best part is, you can snag them up now!  Feel free to contact me with any early orders, before you have to track them down!

"Beep Beep" from The Little Road!!

Tuesday, April 24, 2012


I've had this blank space of wall above my love seat for a while now.  I tend to be the kind of person who leaves walls blank until I know exactly what I want to put there.  I've been wanting to do some sort of shelving there, to host a few books, chotchkie's and so on, but I really wasn't sure how I wanted to go about it.
Then the other day I spied this picture on Pinterest.

I had a few fruit boxes laying around that I picked up at an estate sale, so I decided to do a little mini version of this.  Here is how it came out;

Though they are  not the prettiest fruit boxes, they work great, and I can always switch them out later if I can get my hands on some like in the picture above. 

I picked up that multi colored book set and the cool old Polaroid camera at Value Village just the other day. I love the way they look on the shelves.  Also, I added a few personal mementos, like the two Ayers Sarsaparilla bottles and my husbands baseball signed by Willie Mays. I even found a spot for my old bug terrarium that I had when I was a kid.  Actually, I don't think I ever really used it for bugs, when I was little, I used to catch humming birds.  (I figured out a silly trick to catch them really easily.) I used to keep them for a few hours in the cage and feed them sugar water before my parents would make me let them go.  In retrospect, I know it wasn't very satisfying to the hummingbirds, having to be stuck in a small cage for a few hours, poor things.  Though, being able to catch a hummingbird, made me think I was pretty special.

I love this old army picture of my Dad, he looks so handsome, and two of our favorite friends gave us that flaming sacred heart for our wedding.

I have a friend who lives in Bali, who gave me this little Angel that I love.
I'm pretty satisfied with the outcome, though I'm pretty certain I will switch out the boxes one of these days.  I love how versatile fruit and wine crates can be!

The winner of our "fruit cozy give away" is Faith Dunning!
She wrote: 
"I love them! I would absolutely dress up my fruit for a day at the office! :o) Well, a half day perhaps... Until I remove the adorable lil 'outfit' and eat them up! Very creative - I am amazed!"
Please send me an email with your address, and I will mail out your fruit cozy's this week!!
A big THANK YOU to the few people that left comments and became followers.  It's so great to see a few new faces come out of the woodwork!  I hope yall will stick around!
"Beep Beep" from The Little Road!!

Thursday, April 19, 2012


Yes, it is true!  The Little Road is having its first give away!
Most of you have seen them.... All of you have loved them!
Now you can win your very own three piece set of FRUIT COZY'S!!
Just think about how many compliments you'll get on your cozied up apple at the office.
Or, how fun it will be to take your pear cozy on a picnic!
Maybe you could even play banana phone with your new banana cozy!
(Okay, you might look a little crazy if you do the last one, but the banana cozy will tickle you pink.)
You have 3 chances to win:

1. Become a follower of The Little Road Said Go Blog

2. Become a follower of our Facebook Page page and leave a comment telling us hi on our wall!

3. Leave a comment on this post and tell me where you would sport your set of fruit cozy's!

I will pick a winner using a random selector on Monday the 23rd.
Good Luck!

"Beep Beep" from THE LITTLE ROAD!

Wednesday, April 18, 2012


I'm so pleased to announce that The Little Road Said Go is branching out!
To all you local Washingtonians and visitors, you will soon be able to find all kinds of Little Road crafts as well as vintage and upcycled finds in a new shop opening this may called Persnickety's Awesomeness Emporium located in Pacific Alogona.  This shop will feature many local crafters and salvagers alike.

I have about three more weeks to pull all my sources, and sew, paint and glue!
This is also a great opportunity for me to branch out into larger pieces as well.  I've got a few furniture pieces and large salvaged items in the works as we speak!
Here is a sneak peek of a few things you'll find in this new emporium of awesomeness!

Live terrariums of all shapes and sizes!!

Upcycled cake stands and vases!
Gold and silver leafed Seashells, and driftwood wreaths.
Cozy's of every every fruit variety!!
Plus much much more!!  So many projects in the works.
Ill update yall as much as possible!  I'm so looking forward to branching out into brick and mortar shops!  It's so exciting to see more and more opportunities opening up!

"Beep Beep" from The Little Road!!

Monday, April 16, 2012


Sometimes it just takes one day of adventure to spark a little flame inside you.  It doesn't take much money, just a few snacks and a full tank of gas.
This weekend was full of two fun little adventures for my husband, friends and I!
I have to admit, today I feel energized, creative and raring to go!
Its amazing what a little break from the everyday humdrum can do to a girl.
Check out our photos from our two days of Rubber Tramping through La Conner Washington's annual Tulip Festival, and a day trip adventure through the tiny towns along the North Kitsap Washington Peninsula.
This last Friday I picked up my little friend Liam.  I was Liam's nanny since he was 6 months old till 2 1/2.  He's 3 now, and such a big boy!!  I knew he would love to see La Conner's Tulip Festival.  We met up with some very good friends and headed up north for some tip toeing through the tulips!
It was pretty windy, but the sun was shining and we had a great day!  It was so pretty to see just rows and rows and rows of multi colored flowers.  I definitely recommend checking it out!  It's worth the destination!
Saturday my husband and I decided to take a day trip to the Northern Kitsap Peninsula.  For those of you who don't know, even through most of the state of Washington rains 9 months of the year, the Northern Kitsap Peninsula actually gets less rain and more sun than Los Angeles.  Its also filled with quaint little small Scandinavian towns like Poulsbo, and tiny beach towns with old general stores and fancy town halls, like Port Gamble.
Poulsbo Washington has great little Scandinavian gift shops along their pier.  Great for walking around, chatting with locals, and spending a few dollars on hand made crafts and jewelery.
We found this great little Mexican restaurant down a fun narrow alley way.
Sulys! A great little bake shop with Scandinavian treats to delight any age.

Port gamble is a tiny little town with an old colonial feel.  Great little downtown by the sea, with a fantastic general store, that sells tons of chotchkees, gifts, ice cream, a candy emporium, its own little coffee and sandwich shop, and a museum of local sea life on the top floor. 

A few other great places to check out in Port Gamble is the local Post Office with its magnificent architecture, also part of the same building, is the local theater, with old bench pews for seating.  Another great sight is the Buena Vista Cemetery, one of the oldest in Washington State.
Just a stones throw from Port Gamble, is another small town called Hansville.  Though there is not much to do in this town except dream of owning a little bungalow here by the sea, there is a really beautiful light house out on Point No Point.
You can actually rent out this light house during certain times of the year as a vacation rental.  You're in charge of turning the light on at night and everything.   You can find locals on the beach just past the light house skimming the beach for sea glass, and building forts out of drift wood.
Another short distance from here is Suqualimy, where you can visit there town cemetery and pay your regards to Chief Seattle himself.  Another one of Washington's oldest cemeteries, but still in use.  You can find the remains of many original native Indians, as well as ancestors of Chief Seattle. Many pay their respect by leaving a trinket rock, pinecone, dream catcher or Indian flute on the graves.

After a day of tramping through the Kitsap Peninsula, you can catch a cheep ferry ride back to Seattle.

A perfect way to end a trip.  Feels good to spark up the old spirit.

"Beep Beep" from The Little Road!