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It was a Picture Perfect Holiday Boutique

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It was a Picture Perfect Holiday Boutique

Picture Perfect Holiday Boutique Event

Brrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr. It was SO COLD outside, but we got to get up close and personal with BlueCopper Photography for the Picture Perfect Holiday Photo & Gift Boutique. The owner, Stephanie (shown below flashing the PEACE sign--Woodstock, eh?), set-up her photo studio in the Back Room at Mixin Mingle.

BlueCopper Photography

One-by-one, families entered the back room for their appointment to claim an UNBELIEVABLE deal on 5 digital photos for $25. Not a bad idea to convert the space into a photo studio, huh? Yes, those little cuties are twins.

BlueCopper Photo Shoot

Many people also found great gifts in the shopping boutique organized by Michelle Rentschler with GirlzJust WannaHave FunEvents. If you haven't met Michelle yet, we want you to get to know her a little better. She hosts one-day-only retail shopping events that are open-to-the public approximately once a month at Mixin Mingle. These events feature local and independent representatives who offer products from well-known and newer brands, crafts from local makers, and products/services from area businesses. Her next endeavor will be held on the same night as Girls Night Out in Woodstock, IL (formerly called Ladies Night in Woodstock) on Thursday Dec. 5, 2013 from 5-10pm. All are welcome to attend, admission is FREE, and so is the fun. This is the one night a year where gobs of lovely women completely take over the Woodstock Square and enjoy fabulous deals from local businesses. Check out the Downtown Woodstock Collaboration community page on Facebook for this and many other great events in Woodstock.

We hope to see you there!

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McHenry County Magazine Article Featuring HoneyCraft Market at Mixin Mingle

About a month ago McHenry County Magazine contacted us with questions for a feature on HoneyCraft Market for their September 2013 issue. Well, today we got to see the online preview written by Olivia Morrissey, and we wanted to share it. Sometimes we worry that we aren't doing a good enough job communicating the message about who we are and why we exist, but Olivia got it and expressed it eloquently in her story, and we thank her. Pasted below is a portion of the article from the McHenry County Magazine Website.  

Hub Of Handmade art

By OLIVIA MORRISSEY - mchenrycountymagazine.com

Created: Sunday, September 1, 2013 12:32 a.m. CDT
Handmade necklaces, like this one designed by Jo Williams of Woodstock, are one of the items available for purchase at HoneyCraft Market in Woodstock. (Photo by Heather Nelson)

One of the Woodstock Square’s best kept secrets is just beyond a sidewalk littered with passersby toting shopping bags, past high picture windows dotted with colorful advertisements, and across the hall from a vacant toy store.

There lies a room, empty and quiet. The historic Square is home to the spacious room, dubbed Mixin Mingle by its owner, Nate Grindeland.

The airy space waits patiently for the next business meeting, mixer or social event to crowd its halls and bring people together. Its nondescript walls and open floor plan lend themselves to whatever event should happen to come through its doors.

And almost every month since November 2011, the space has transformed into HoneyCraft Market, a homemade craft and vintage market.

Like Harry Potter’s renowned Room of Requirement, the once-bare walls become lined with market vendors selling their wares to satisfy the needs of the budding creative community in McHenry County.

To read the full story, pick up the latest issue of McHenry County Magazine.
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