Sunday, May 31, 2015

essential oils meets DIY

Please join me and my good friend Melissa (a nurse and essential oils wellness advocate)
as we combine therapeutic and aromatic oils with (my expertise) DIY!!

Wednesday, June 17th
6:00PM to 8:00PM

We will craft 2 DIY/essentials projects.
(a warm aromatic therapy wrap and a personalized roller ball blend)

You get to hand pick the oils especially suited for your therapeutic/aroma therapy needs.
Learn tips, home & DIY uses all while getting a hands on 
introduction to the lovely & powerful doTerra© oils.


Cost is only $15.00 for this 
yummy smelling, DIY evening!!
(appetizers and beverages will be included)

Contact the shop
to register:

Essential Oil Uses:

Essential oils are used for a wide range of emotional and physical wellness applications. They can be used a single oil at a time or in complex blends in one of three methods:
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Essential oils, when diffused, can be very stimulating, while others can be calming and soothing. Diffusing essential oils can also cleanse and purify the air.
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Essential oils are easily absorbed by the skin and many can be safely applied topically when used in conjunction with a carrier oil, such as Fractionated Coconut Oil.
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Certain essential oils have a rich culinary history and can be used as dietary supplements supporting a variety of healthy conditions.

First Friday Fun

It's almost here...
First Friday on Main in Battle Ground!!
(and we're hosting!!)
Friday June 5th
4:00 to 8:00

Come on down to Old Town Battle Ground 
this Friday for a super line up of Summer fun!

  • the vintage stores on Main will be packed with new vignettes of Summer decor, unique upcycles and sidewalk sales to browse too! 
  • local businesses will be open late for meet & greets...explore new places and discover what our charming, old town community has to offer! 
  • grab a map at any of the vintage stores, visit each shop and you could win an awesome prize!
  • drop by el&em, see what's new and check in with FB (you will be entered to win a prize!)
  • we're also featuring a fun, old-fashioned ice cream social! grab a scoop and a sprinkle or two!!
  • 5% of all FF purchases made at el&em will be placed in our ART Camp fund to send a local, deserving, budding artist to ART CAMP this July!

Our growing Main Street community has been working hard to 
create a local, inspiring and fun First Friday with lots of options,
new discoveries and unique offerings right here in wonderful, little Battle Ground!

A few of the local shops & businesses showing LOVE and support for our 

Posh & Tattered
Rusty Glamour
Main Street Station
Urban Basics
Vintage Gathering 
Morton's Stoves, Pools & Spas
Shoppe 7
BG Nutrition
NW Ambush
and our list is growing!!
please pop in and say "HI"!

We encourage you to
come on down and make an evening of it!
Grab your girlfriends for a 
Girl's Night Out,
or perhaps a Family Affair, we really do have something for everyone.

Hope to see you there!!

el&em is hosting First Friday this month!
There will be 2 chances to WIN awesome prizes!
1. fill out your map and drop it off for a drawing
2. check in using Facebook- one lucky winner will be randomly choosen from those that check in

Saturday, May 23, 2015

Just for the Kiddos....DIY/ART Camp!

Our Kids Summer DIY/ART Camp schedule
is up and full of imaginative ART exploration and FUN!! 

Check out what we've got in store... 

Day 1- custom DIY chalkboards

Day 2- collage art

Day 3- starry night masterpiece paintings 

Day 4- shadow box art 

Day 5- summer junque journals 

Each DIY/ART camp day is 2.5-3 hours in length. 
Each session provides a new and unique art application, medium or project. 
We provide all the supplies needed to complete each project.
We provide aprons, drinks and light, healthy snacks.
 (Special diet snacks can be brought from home to serve in place if desired).
We break about halfway thru to stretch and snack. 
Each day your child will leave camp with a truly unique and customized piece. 
We'll explore a vibrant and fun selection of art mediums and forms. I'll share a variety of visual examples of each art style or project to inspire and ignite your child's imagination...then I'll guide them as they put their imaginations and personal interpretation to paper (or canvas, collage, etc!) 

Project/Camp Costs: 
Ala carte- $35
Complete Camp Package- $150

Summer Junk Journals...
full of fun folds and hidden pockets. 
Perfect for Summer memories, keepsakes and photos.

Starry Night masterpiece!!

collage art...lots of exploration with layers and mediums. 
Each work of art will be completely unique and 
truly remarkable!! 

DIY chalkboards! 
Eyes just light up at how cool it is to create your very own personalized chalkboard!!
(plus a fun little kit for chalk and eraser storage!)

Shadowbox creations are an all-time favorite.
Pick a theme and go to town!! 
Tons of trinkets, ephemera and fun to choose from.
(personal photos and chachkies from home are great mix for this one).

a bit about AGES:
Our suggested age range is 6-7 and up.
Parents discretion is crucial here...only you know if your 
child is capable of staying engaged for a 2-3 hour workshop.
I've had amazing and inquisitive 6 year olds, 
and at the other end of the scale, 13-14 year olds that just couldn't stay focused...
for every one's enjoyment and positive experience, 
please use your best judgement in deciding if DIY/ART camp is a right for your child. 

ART CAMP dates:
July 20 thru 24
1:00PM to 3:30PM

Please feel free to drop by the shop, 
give a call or send an email with any questions you may have.
You can call, email or drop by to register as well.

call: 503.523.6073
shop hours: wed-sat 11:00 to 5:30

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

workshops and Summer fun

New workshops and some good 
ol' Summertime fun
are on the way at 
our updated schedule is up and filling fast!!

upcoming events and DIY fun...

Saturday May 30th
11:30 to 1:30
Summer DIY Home Decor 
cost: $26.00

3:00 to 5:30
Folded Book Techniques
Learn 2 unique techniques for mini book making.
(A Scor-Pal tool is highly recommended for this class. 
We do have them available for purchase...please let us know if you would like us to place one on hold)
cost: $29.00

F I R S T  F R I D A Y 
June 5th
el & em is hosting!!
you won't want to miss this one!
4:00PM to 8:00PM

Wednesday June 10th
Card Making Class
6:00 to 8:00
cost: $26.00

Saturday June 13th
11:30 to 1:30
DIY Summertime or Artsy Scarf
cost: $20.00

3:00 to 6:00
Miss Mustard Seed Milk Paint Technique Class
"Painted Farm Stool"
cost: $65.00

Wednesday June 24th 
6:00 to 8:00
Paint and Wine Night
cost: $55.00
(21+ only)
Van Gogh's Starry Night
Image result for starry night 
Saturday June 27th 
11:30 to 1:30
Patriotic Painting - DIY home or party d├ęcor 
cost: $26.00

3:00 to 5:30
Altered Art Beach Journal
cost: $36.00

F I R S T   F R I D A Y 
July 3rd
4:00 to 8:00
Join us for a fun, festive MITI!!

Saturday July 11th
11:30 to 1:30
Burlap Decor Blocks
cost: $24.00

3:00 to 5:30
Altered Vintage Books
cost: $36.00

Saturday, May 2, 2015

DIY Succulent BAR!

We've got something really 
special in store for you this coming 
Mother's Day Weekend!

Come on down to 
this Friday and Saturday 
and put together your very own super cute succulent planting! 

Clever! I must try a few more of these, bringing in my tender succulents 32 reasons succulents are the best plants ever.

We've amassed a wonderful variety of containers that we'll upcycle into
unique and lovely vessels for our plantings. 


cute planter repurposed from an old sifter, trying to look past the original purpose of the object....

Glitzy Old Glasses:If your old, decorative glasses aren't holding water anymore, have them hold plants such as drooping string of pearls, reindeer moss, and miniature succulents.

lovely DIY centerpiece--succulents in milk glasses
(all photos courtesy of  Pinterest)

DIY Succulent Bar:
S E L E C T:
a succulent
a container
a scoop of soil
a scoop of rock
add moss for texture if you like! 
prices start at $10.00
Makes a perfect gift for mom OR bring her down to make one for herself!!
Fun little project for the kiddos too!!
(leave the mess for us!)

Our special Mother's Day DIY bar 
will be open Friday and Saturday
Succulent arrangement in vintage ball jar - I can't get enough of succulents!
We hope to see you there!! 

Friday, May 1, 2015

May and June Creative Hoopla

Our May and June schedule is up!
(I'm still tweaking a few of the project samples and will post those photos soon) 
Seats are already filling up! 
Reserve online or drop by the shop to grab a seat. 
reserve your seat here

here's what we've got on our crafty agenda....
M  A  Y 
Wednesday May 6th
5:30 to 8:00
Matchbox Collage Art
Craft this unique art piece by collaging
 together multiple mini matchbox masterpieces.
cost: $35.00
(the frame is not included in the workshop price. 
we will have a variety of frames available for purchase.)
How to Create a Matchbox Collage

Saturday May 9th
11:30 to 1:30
Custom Leather Cuffs
cost: $24.00
Excited about my New Leather Cuff Bracelets & Pendant Charms!  Finally on Etsy :) $48 with Free Shipping

3:00 to  5:30
Graphic 45's Home Sweet Home Recipe/Cookbook Keeper
cost: $28.00

Wednesday May 20th
6:00 to 8:00
Paint and Wine Night
join us for a super fun night of wine tasting and fine art.
We will guide you through a paint your own masterpiece canvas
all while relaxing and enjoying fine local wines.
cost: $55.00
(21+ only)
Vincent van Gogh, The Starry Night. Oil on can...

Saturday May 30th
11:30 to 1:30
cost: TBA

3:00 to 5:30
Folded Book Techniques
Learn 2 unique techniques for mini book making.
(A Scor-Pal tool is highly recommended for this class. 
We do have them available for purchase...please let us know if you would like us to place one on hold)
cost: $29.00

J  U  N  E 
Wednesday June 10th
Card Making Class
6:00 to 8:00
cost: $26.00
(photo coming soon!)

Saturday June 13th
11:30 to 1:30
DIY Summertime or Artsy Scarf
cost: $20.00

3:00 to 6:00
Miss Mustard Seed Milk Paint Technique Class
"Painted Farm Stool"
cost: $65.00

more info here 

Wednesday June 24th 
6:00 to 8:00
Paint and Wine Night
cost: $55.00
(21+ only)
Gustav Klimt (1862 – 1918) was a brilliant Austrian iconoclast who rose from childhood impoverishment to become an artist who enormously impacted the Viennese Secession and Art Nouveau movement. Known for elaborate, explicitly sensual paintings and murals, Klimt’s works also encompass themes of regeneration, love and death. Embedding his work with images symbolizing the freedom of art from traditional Western culture, Klimt’s eclectic range of influences included Egyptian, Classical Greek, Byzantine and Medieval styles. A forerunner of Modernism and the Art Deco movements, Klimt’s huge creative influence still resonates in modern art, decorations and jewelry.

Saturday June 27th 
11:30 to 1:30
Burlap Decor Blocks
cost: $24.00
(photo coming soon!)

3:00 to 5:30
Altered Art Beach Journal
cost: $36.00