I saw this article online and thought you might be interested. It's a bit more professional than my restaurant review list that I gave to you previously!
A little bit about Chiggers, if you haven’t been to Kansas before-
I hate chiggers. And they love me. I stay on the gravel or pavement to avoid them, or spray my ankles with bug spray to prevent them from biting me if I go into the yard.
I’ll provide spray for you to use while here. Please feel free to walk around and visit the seating areas in the gardens, or explore the fairy trail. But be prepared. A spritz on your ankles should keep you safe. Some people are not affected, my husband never has had a single bite, while I can get dozens.
Chiggers are too small to see with the naked eye, they are not dangerous, just itchy. They do not burrow under your skin, and need to be smothered with nail polish, that is an old wives’ tale. Also, they can be killed with soap and water, if you forget to use bug spray, wash your legs in hot soapy water, or you might wake up scratching about 2am.
Here is an article that explains the pest if you aren’t from an area of the country that has these critters, I’d hate for you to be taken unawares!
PS- I'll have an organic, home made spray for you as well as store bought.
Here are the names that I have so far. Please double check to see if you are correctly added and let me know if not. Angie's party count is just for planning food quantity. If you decide you can make it after all, but are not on the list, please come! Gwen's list is to participate in the $50 worth of gift certificates. You must be on the list to enter at Bottom's Up.
Angie Conrad’s Birdsong Eve Open House Birthday Bash
Angie Conrad’s Birdsong Eve Open House Birthday Bash
Gwen’s Bottom’s Up giveaway drawing (must be present and on the list to enter (this has been mailed to Gwen, with the candies to draw from)
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Friday (this is not officially, part of Birdsong, just some fun goings on that you might want to join in on)
10am-7pm- if you are shopping in the West Bottoms Antique district, Gwen is having a prize drawing for us. Details here: https://karlascottage.typepad.com/birdsong_4/2014/05/the-day-before.html
5:30- 8:30pm Angie Conrad’s Open house with pizza, wine, and a make and take (info here: https://karlascottage.typepad.com/birdsong_4/2014/05/birdsong-eve-bonus-night-birthday-party-with-angie.html)
9am- Coffee, hellos, getting settled
9:30-12:30- Lori’s class
12:30- 2- Lunch with a swap exchange while dining
2-5- Karla’s class, sweets in the treat cabinet
5- 6- freshen up, relax (at your hotel or stay here and chat with friends, finish up projects, etc) Please note, no reason to get gussied up, we are a casual group!
8:30- swaps, shopping continues
9am-12pm- Andrea’s class
Noon- 1:30- lunch
1:30- 4:30- Karla’s class, sweets in the treat cabinet
4:30- 5:30- packing up, hugging goodbye
Last year, at Birdsong 3, my dear friend, Angie, joined us for our Birdsong Eve dinner at Genovese, and even brought cupcakes to celebrate her birthday. This year, she is inviting us to her shop in North Lawrence to toast her special day.
If you would like to join us for pizza, salad, wine and yummy cupcakes, please leave a comment here so I'll have a head count for her.
Not only is there shopping, dinner, and dessert, Beth will be hosting a make and take for us. What fun!
You do not need to bring anything, all supplies will be provided. Also, there is no charge for this "unofficial" Birdsong Eve Bonus Night. But if you would like to donate to a local charity that helps poor families, please feel free to drop a couple bucks in the jar for the Ballard Center.
The party will be from 5:30- 8:30pm at 646 Locust Street, Lawrence, KS 66044
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Andrea’s Project tool list
flat or chain nose (two pair if possible)
Please bring a tray, matt, or dish to prevent beads from rolling away.
Karla's classes supply list
1- Scissors- I like a variety, detail scissors for cutting out small images, regular ones, and the red handled Tim Holtz shears that cut through paper, fabric, wire, etc. The proper tool for the job makes a difference, but if you don’t want to bring multiple pairs, you can make do with just one.
2- Wire cutters, unless you have the red Tim Holtz shears (if you buy some, use your 40% off coupon at Michaels or Hobby Lobby)
3- Ink pads- I will have a few colors available to use for accents, but suggest that you bring your favorite distressing colors so you will have them with you at your seat for multiple uses. I prefer two shades, one medium toned, one darker and I usually use soft brown or tan plus dark brown.
4- Glue I always use and recommend Crafter’s Pick the Ultimate, and a cup to store it in upside down while working. But I know that it is not everyone’s fave. Please bring what you are comfortable with, you will be adhering paper to paper, metals, glass, ribbons and lace.
5- Markers- I prefer to use a brownish marker to warm up the edges of a cut out image, so they are not glaring white.
6- Paint brush suitable for painting the flower pots.
Lori's Supply List
Lori says that everything for the mobile class and the flower pot class is fine for this one too. You might want an exacto knife plus any personal items to add.
715 Massachusetts St.
Hip neighborhood eatery and wine bar featuring artisanal pastas, pizzas and meats from Chef Michael Bear. (I go for happy hour, my friends and I share small plates, the rosemary flat bread is the BEST)
1025 A Massachusetts St.
Where the local hippies go for vegetarian biscuits and gravy.
2311 Wakarusa Dr.
A family owned and operated deli which offers the freshest meats and cheeses straight from the heart of Amish country. At Auntie Em's Deli every sandwich is made fresh to order created by you!... (great picnic food to grab on your way somewhere)
803 Massachusettes St.
The Burger Stand offers top-shelf burgers from Robert Krause of Krause Dining. Prices range from $7 for The Classic to $9 for a Kobe beef burger. Regular fries, sweet potato fries, or truffle
Best burgers around!
901 Iowa St.
Hot lunch specials, salad bar, sandwiches, organic coffee, fresh juice and baked goods. Eat in/carry-out and catering.
Nice little café inside the organic grocery store, best cookies around
1007 Massachusetts St.
Encore cafe introduces Lawrence to New York-style upscale Asian food in a casual atmosphere. Our fave Asian place
636 Massachusetts St.
Fresh menu specials daily, created by top chefs. Award-winning beers. Kids welcome, too.
A historical building with great food, and good beer.
941 Massachusetts St.
Genovese features seasonal rustic Italian cuisine from the Liguria region of North West Italy by the Italian Rivieras. The restaurant imported Italian made wood-fired rotisserie and charcoal...
Zucinni chips are the best!!
945 Massachusetts St.
Ingredient focuses on build-your-own salads and pizzas. Predetermined options and grilled sandwiches are also available. Everything, however, is made fast and fresh. The affordable menu is...
733 New Hampshire St.
The menu at La Familia offers Mexican specialties for dinner with a la carte options. The choices of beef, chicken or bean are available on most dinner items, as well as blue corn at...
Family owned, and has been around forever
4821 W. 6th St.
Marisco's provides guests with one of the best dining experiences in all of Lawrence. With beautiful contemporary ambiance, unique seasonal menus and extraordinary cuisine, Marisco's is truly a...
Our dress up place to go for a night out.
2112 W. 25th St.
Paisano’s is a full-service restaurant specializing in traditional Italian dishes -- pastas, chicken and veal.
This has been a fave of ours for 15 years or so
4931 W. 6th St.
(785) 312-8100 This is a fun Mexican place, with quirky artwork and good food
601 South Kasold Dr.
People will inevitably disagree about what's "authentic" or "genuine." Not so when it comes to Thai Siam's food, which is as close to Thailand as you're going to get....
Great take out but it is slow, always add ten minutes to the time they give you.
601 S. Kasold Dr.
Teppanyaki and Sushi restaurant.
The Oh Honey roll is the best!
These suggestions for KC adventures are not part of our classes, just some ideas for you if you are going to be around a few days and want to explore what’s going on in Kansas City.
On Friday, you could visit the Old West Bottoms area of Kansas City and attend the many antique shops that are open once a month there. Bottoms Up, Good JuJu, and Liberty Bell are just a few of the many great shopping destinations found in reclaimed warehouses. Carol Spinski of Raised in Cotton is on the lower floor of Bottoms Up, and Gwen’s French wonders are on the 2nd I think.
My home is about 45 minutes from the West Bottoms
Gwen is sponsoring Birdsong 4 by offering a gift certificate drawing for shopping at Bottoms Up.
If you are going PLEASE let me know so I can enter your name in the drawing!!!
Here are some antique malls I shop at around the Lawrence area. There are other malls, that I don’t go to, but these are the regular ones I get to when I get out. I can’t promise what you’ll find, just that I can sometimes do okay at these.
Downtown KC- 3 floors, variety of prices and goods. I usually find an armful here.
Kansas side of KC- 2 floors, very pretty. Beth has a booth here that is the best deal in town. The rest of the mall is worth a look but can be pricey. It’s worth the trip to go to her booth and have lunch at the wonderful bistro. Order the carrot cake!!
South west of town off of hwy 7- decent size, kind of country. Nice, big shabby chic corner in the back, but that booth is pricey. Deals in the rest of the mall. Whatever you do, do NOT stop at Timeless Treasures down the road, it gets worse every year. There is another mall a few blocks away, I can’t remember the name, Walnut I think. But Sentimental Journey will give you directions, it’s very near. Its slightly formal, a bit too much glassware for me, but interesting and mostly affordable. Debbie Dousenberry of Curious Sofa has a booth there, at the very front. It’s always pretty to see.
https://brassarmadillo.com/kansascity/ East of KC on I70 in MO- Gigantic with something for everyone. A range of prices and styles
https://www.victoriantradingco.com/store/large/outletstore.html South west side of KC, small store, beautiful, beautiful clothes, great prices on their catalog items and factory seconds -not old, but unique to Kansas City, we have the only brick and mortar store for the catalog company
SOUTH OF LAWRENCE
https://fourcornerantique.com/ South of Lawrence about 40 minutes, very isolated, kind of country, my favorite shop. Not very big, three smaller buildings. You never know what she’ll have there, sometimes it’s not worth the drive, but I have had good luck most times. Very good prices. Next door is a country steakhouse with wonderful burgers and grouchy waitresses, very, very country and old.
Further down the road is the Cracked Crock in Scranton, an old house turned into a store. Sometimes okay, decent prices. But iffy. You’d be better off going to Four Corners, then taking 75 North to Topeka and going there.
https://local.yahoo.com/details?id=17910205&stx=antique+malls&csz=Lawrence+KS Downtown Lawrence- 2 floors, used to be good, now is mostly used clothing and 50s décor, things that appeal to KU students. I still pop in and find things sometimes, but it’s iffy. There are TONS of GREAT restaurants downtown, lots of locally owned places.
There are good places in N Lawrence, but only open on weekends. Friday is a good day to go to see Angie, at My Father’s Daughter, Tooter and Tilly’s, Janette, and the other shops on Locust street, across the bridge in North Lawrence.
https://www.antiquesoftopeka.org/ Here is a list of Topeka shops; I go to:
Wheatland’s-South of 17th Street. Wheatland Antique Mall exterior WheatlandAntique Mall 2905 SW 29th, Ste A&B Topeka, KS 66614 785-272-4222
Washburns- 1507 SW 21st St # 109
Ferris Wheel- 5201 Sw Topeka Blvd, #B, Topeka, KS 66609. Cross Streets: Between SE 53rd St/SW 53rd ...
I probably do best at Wheatland’s, its good for a bagful of goodies, All are good sized malls, but not huge.
NORTH OF KC, ST JOE, MO
I love this one, very pretty, nice stuff. Decent prices. Crafts in the back, but I ignore that. MY FAVORITE!!!!!!!
https://thejessejamesantiquemall.com/Jesse_James/Welcome.html good, affordable junk, but doesn’t update often
https://katandcoantiques.com/ some designer stuff and some overpriced stuff, but lots of good deals too.