Tuesday, December 28, 2010

NEW SHOP!!! Bebot Squad | Indie MaArte


happy holidays! we are taking bebotsquad.com to a whole nother level for 2011! we are a street team but seeking more than just being part of etsy! in order for us to do so, we have chosen your shop to help start things off - FOR FREE !

because you have extraordinary talents that will inspire the filipino community!

it's obvious. bebot squad|indie maarte is your one stop filipino shop. we will promote your indie shop or small business to the people that will support us the most - your filipino (and indie friends) community

although you have been chosen to have FREE membership for one year, we offer competitive rates starting at only $15. you will gain exposure to not only your filipino community, but be part of the indie revolution! this means bebot squad|indie maarte will have an active role within the indie blog culture and partake in events. there is nothing to lose but only to gain!

at the moment, NOTHING! presently we only ask for your permission to have us promote your shop and stealing a few of your photos! because this is a "beta" site, our SELLER page is still under construction and we are currently working on the coding to fix that.

just a little after new years of 2011. you will be notified via email when this happens.

please take 2 minutes to answer the following questions and we'll be on our merry way!

I am proud to be filipino and would love to be part of this movement! i give bebotsquad.com (bebotsquad|indie maarte) permission promote my shop! best of luck and would love to hear about your progress*****

Full Name:
Shop Name:
Email Address:
Shop URL(s):


Elaine of Bastos Girls Greetings


Sunday, October 24, 2010

Photos from Indie Jubilee - July 10th 2010


Thursday, July 15, 2010

They make PERFECT SCENTS.....

For all you ladies that want to keep your house smelling fresh, clean, savory, romantic, and yummy - no need to shop at the retail stores anymore just contact Dory at Scentsy and she will be happy to be of service. In fact, call her for a house party and you most likely will receive a really nice 'host' gift !! If I love it YOU will too. She was a HIT at the Indie Jubilee !!

Here are just a few of the fragrances to check out:
  • Mad about Mint
  • Satin Sheets
  • Berry Blush
  • Simply Irresistible
  • Flirtatious
  • Sticky Cinnamon Bun
  • Mineral Springs
  • Mediterranean Spa


Monday, July 12, 2010


I just wanted to take this opportunity to say THANK YOU to every single of one you !! All of you had a significant part in the planning and I am very grateful for you! From my perspective it looks as though we accomplished what we wanted and MORE ! The first couple hours was a bit 'iffy' but as the day progressed it was a success !! Without the support and encouragement of our friends, family, and personal beliefs, our dreams wouldn't of come true!

I hope you enjoyed it as much as I did! Wished I had more time to actually purchase alot of the goods but at least I have your website and phone number to contact you! I will be forwarding a survey within the next few days so that we may be able to do it next year, 2nd Annual Indie Jubilee !!

Follow our blog, indiejubilee.blogspot.com for future events !!!

Thank You ! Mahalo (hawaiian)! Salamat (filipino)


Friday, July 9, 2010

Hawaiian Dancers, Poets, Filipino Folk Dancing....

Entertainment Line Up !!

Music provided by

((11:00)) Open Mic for Vendors

((12:15)) Poetry with Nadia

((1:00)) Hawaiian Dancers

((2:15)) Filipino Folk Dance

Sulyap Pilipino

Cultural Dance Group


Thursday, July 8, 2010

DJ Stealth and JJ Productions....When I hear Music, it makes me DANCE DANCE DANCE !!

You won’t find him as a “New Kid on the Block”, or your regular “Twist and Shout” fan, nor does this guy “…Give Love a Bad Name”… Disc Jockey Stealth has been long spinning, since vinyl, over the past 20 years; sharing the love of music to Chicagoans and parts of the Midwest region including Wisconsin, Indiana, Michigan, and Ohio.  
Stealth, the name received as early as high school, started as a DJ for high school and college parties moving into the Downtown Chicago Club scene. From there, a joint venture with a family friend quickly moved them onto where the grass grows ‘greener’ - weddings, reunions, bar mitzvahs, debutants, fundraisers, bridal showers and almost any type of social events.  Master of ceremonies and mixer, Stealth goes above and beyond creating the service of music in any social event to be as memorable as the reason for the party itself!! 

DJ Stealth, a.k.a. Jonathon Lalas, has partnered with other local DJ associations to establish a professional foundation: AK Sound Tech and Club Circuit DJ etc. bringing music to life in any event! Recently, this career has branched into the business of his dreams and in 2005 J&J Productions was born.  JJP uses clear sound, providing dazzling light shows, personalized CD mixes and, as always, “The Best Variety of Music!” 

Music for everyone! Latino dances, Italian & Greek weddings, Philippine folk dances, country and yes, even your very own ‘club’ nightlife DJ.  He can bring back the roaring 20’s, the 60’s, the 80’s and play at baby’s first birthday. Being by his side, as a witness to his ability to adapt to different crowds, I asked him, “How do you know what the crowd likes to hear?” He said, “THIS is what I love to do, it comes naturally”.

J&J Productions proudly offers our time and talent to God from which all this is possible.  When DJ Stealth is not behind the turntables, he’s Jon – my husband and a down to earth man that loves spending his time with our two dogs and in the kitchen, mixes a mean pot of chicken noodle soup!

Joselle Nayre-Lalas
Life partner to DJ Stealth

Thank you for supporting J&J Productions at the First Annual Indie Jubilee.   

For more info you can contact J&J Productions at jjp.djstealth@gmail.com


Monday, July 5, 2010

Lil Epic Prints...The place to shop for invitations and greeting cards

Happy Fourth of July! What a wonderful weekend it was don't you agree?! This week we're doing the opposite of "going back to the old grinding board" - we are getting ready for another fun-filled weekend, by squeezing in the Indie Jubilee to your agenda!

Today we are featuring a spunky graphic designer name Chyrel ! She is known to be a very talented artist that has skills to draw with a stylus, BUT what you don't know is she also has mad skills by shaking her hips to Polynesian beats! Stop by her booth on Saturday, buy a card and maybe she can give you a quick hula lesson if you're nice!

The following is a mini bio taken from her Etsy Shop! Tata ....

Hey everyone!
My name is Chyrel and I am a Chicago-based graphic designer who has a deep love and passion for all things paper! I make custom invitations, cards, stationary sets and more! I hope you enjoy my creations.

Thank you,

little epic prints.


Friday, July 2, 2010

FREE SWAG BAG .... A sneak peek of some fun stuff !! FREE !!

To the FIRST 50 Guests, you will receive a
FREE SWAG BAG full of goodies from
some of our vendors!!

Special Thanks to our Swag Bag Sponsors
that are far away 
but close at heart !


Thursday, July 1, 2010

Yummy Yummy Pastries will be in the house!!

About JOY: This all started when The Mom started making homemade bake goods from the Philippines.  When The Mom decided to move to California with the rest of the Filipinos, Joy started to miss Mom's home- cooked meals and pastries. Joy started baking and cooking slowly until she had a cookbook full of recipes that reminded her of her childhood.  As she started to learn the various recipes, friends and family requested a variety of bake goods they had when her Mom was around.  Joy is in currently in the process of starting her own catering company while baking up new recipes at the same time.  In the process of planning, she experiments and learns new things from her mistakes.  Joy believes the best way be successful is by going on misadventures .  Each error gets you closer to the perfect bite.  She has been intrigued by all different cuisines and each once influences her one way or another.
Stop by her booth to fill your sweet cravings - I know WE will ! 

For more info visit her blog at http://joyjoycreativeoutlet.blogspot.com/


Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Cookies for babies...9 months and older !!

Elizabeth's bake shop, Cookies For Babies, was born from the desire to give her daughter (then 9 months old) a wholesome cookie made with only natural and organic ingredients - after all, cookies are a wonderful part of being a kid (and a parent)!
Seeing the excitement and happiness of her daughter (now 5 years old) and her friends, every time she baked for them encouraged her to share Cookies For Babies with us!

Unfortunately she will not be participating at the event, as she is located in Atlanta, but you can conveniently purchase her cookies online OR better yet visit your closest WHOLE FOODS market as she is slowly making her way to stardom! Thanks Elizabeth and good luck!!


Monday, June 28, 2010

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A Special Thank You to Dona Ana - Her Creative Inspirations in Spanglish...

A special Thank You to Janelle from Dona Ana. Along with the rest of the generous indie bloggers out there, you have not only helped me spread the word about Indie Jubilee but you have inspired me to continue to make every attempt to update my blogs with whimsical, fun, inspirational items and stories/entries that my readers would appreciate!

Here is a mini bio of Janelle from Dona Ana. 
After livin’ la military life for 7 years with her hubby, they settled in dusty ol’ Oklahoma. Graduated college with a BFA in Graphic Design, and got an adult job as an in-house designer for the arts & crafts retail giant Hobby Lobby. But even though  she enjoyed her job, she still had the itch to express her creativity in other outlets. This gave way to her blog where she showcase some of her original illustrations inspired after her Latin upbringing and the many little stories and sayings from her lovable abuelita Ana. Feel free to peruse Janelle's work & her blog is full of inspirational items & places. 

Gracias Janelle !! Just simply click on her logo up top and follow her blogs, you'll be amazed by some of her inspirations !!


Friday, June 25, 2010

Free Tastings with Tastefully Simple...


Tastefully Simple offers a wide selection of convenient, easy-to-prepare foods designed to help people spend less time in the kitchen and more time enjoying the rest of their lives. Their products are  available through Julie, an independent Tastefully Simple consultant. She loves making new friends and would be happy to book a party at your home. Curious about how to create 3-4 different types of appetizers all w/in 1 hour? Want to taste before you purchase? Julie would be more than happy to help you out ! Stop by her booth for some tastings, who knows maybe if you book a party you 'might' be rewarded ! 

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Jewelry makes a Woman Happy...Substance Designs

Featured Vendor at the Indie Jubilee...

substance designs is a small independent jewelry company owned, operated, and artistically developed by Carolyn . She has a small studio in a Chicago condo where the magic happens. When possible she uses vintage and second-hand jewelry pieces that is "upcycled" by working into current handmade creations, creating one-of-a-kind goods. Carolyn travels frequently and is constantly on the lookout for new finds that have been neglected by the years.  Whenever possible she purchases locally, support products made in the USA, and love to scour second hand stores in search of broken pieces that can be reincarnated.

Carolyn would love to show you some of her eclectic designs and would be very happy to hear feedback or answer any questions you may have.

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Let's go GREEN with Solair Works...

Featured Vendor at the Indie Jubilee...

Stop by and say "Hello" to Edmil for a brief educational lecture on how to save energy. GREEN is the way to go nowadays and this is something to really consider to preserve energy and cut costs on your utility bills...

SolAir Works specializes in commercial and residential solar hot water, solar PV and small wind turbine electric systems. We are dedicated to helping everyone move toward renewable energy solutions. We are the NEXT generation solar contractors solely dedicated to clean renewable energy services. SolAir Works installs high quality Solar PV products made right here in USA. We are certified Sharp solar pv installers trained by DC Power Systems, one of North America's largest stocking PV distributors.


Tuesday, June 22, 2010

A taste of Espresso thy Art - Chicago

Featutured Vendor at the Indie Jubilee...

Living in Chicago you have your share of cafes to hang out and wind down. Sometimes these dives become a bit crowded and the level of noise is turned so high you cannot seem to concentrate on your studies or have an intimate chat with that special friend of yours. As much as I love our local Starbucks, I sometimes avoid the jam packed venue and hop on over to my favorite mom and pop cafe called Espresso Thy Art - now that is my kind of coffee! The ambience is quiet, serene, and the owners are very personable. One of my favorite coffee shops that I recently frequent - located in the NorthCenter area off  Irving Park and Damen.

Espresso Thy Art Café, owned by Rossana Reformado, Marissa McCormack and Virginia Castro, opened its doors in May in the space once occupied by Balingit Bakery. With their first summer behind them, the business is on its way. It’s a venture that would make their father, owner of Balingit Bakery, proud. Rossana, the resident artist, explained, “He wanted to retire and suggested I use the space as a gallery but I really wasn’t comfortable taking on a gallery. So we came up with the concept of a café that showcases the work of local artists. “

Visit this shop and just hang out for a few hours, the coffee tastes just as good as Starbucks, but the art, sandwiches, and filipino pastries are also worth the stay! If you won't be in the city anytime soon you can mingle with them at the Indie Jubilee. See you there!


Sunday, June 20, 2010

Special friends from the Chicago Craft Social...

On Friday, June 18, I attended the Chicago Craft Social in Evanston. It was a phenomenal evening filled with plenty of projects that I never knew I could create! What made it even more special was the company and new friends that I met that evening! Let me introduce you...

Beth Engelman 

Beth Engelman currently writes a column for the Pioneer Press Called “Mommy on a Shoestring”. The column is filled with activities, games and craft ideas moms can do with their kids on a shoestring budget. She has written multiple articles on the subject of having fun while being frugal for a several high-profile websites including sheknows.com, cafemom.com, and thefatherlife.com. Visit her site, along w/ her partner in crime Jenna, and get to know them

 Jessica Taylor

Administrator for Chicago Craftists. People in the Chicago area who share a love of all things crafty, creative and handmade!
This group aims to be a relaxing monthly gathering where people can converge to craft and share ideas.



Friday, June 18, 2010

Who is Bebot Squad?

During the beginning stages of planning I posted a blog on our group, Bebot Squad...For those that just recently joined us, we would like to introduce ourselves again..

We, at Bebot Squad, came together to collaborate a different twist of Cultural Flair. Be part of history in the making when Bebot Squad hosts THE FIRST ANNUAL "Made by Me" INDIE JUBILEE on Saturday, July 10, 2010 located 25 minutes north of Chicago in the suburbs of Morton Grove, IL at the Morton Grove American Legion 6140 Dempster Street.

Together with Bebot Squad, talented artists and entrepreneurs of varied backgrounds commonly share and inspire the roots of our heritage by promoting the eclectic indie market! Our mission is to motivate future generations to help and preserve the richness of our diverse cultures and influence our children to continue to live the American Dream! Experience what we have to offer through education, fashion, dance, music, handcrafted goods, light food and desserts!

Hope to see you there !!



Wednesday, June 16, 2010

I heart handmade...

We are very honored to have our event be featured on I Heart Handmade ! Thank You Jessica for the support! If you are following our feeds, I Heart Handmade is a blog you don't wanna miss !!

I Heart Handmade {the blog} is focused on fostering a creative lifestyle, with regular features on indie artists and crafters, cool and interesting products, good reads, giveaways, and helpful information about running an indie business. The blog launched in December 2009 as a companion blog to the I Heart Handmade market, which started back in July 2008.


Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Events | The Arts | Chicago Reader Classifieds | Made by Me - Indie Jubilee

Our Event has been posted on the Chicago Reader Classifieds Web !!
Click on the link!

Events | The Arts | Chicago Reader Classifieds | Made by Me - Indie Jubilee


Sunday, June 13, 2010

26 days and counting....

Don't hesitate, Let's conjugate... ADMISSION IS FREE at the Indie Jubilee ! Bebot Squad, an Etsy street team, is proud to host our First Annual Event and we have only 26 days until the doors open at the Morton Grove American Legion !

We know there's some curiosity stirring up in that lil head of yours. Quit being curious and hang out with us as you will be experiencing "a twist of cultural craft"
. We compiled together a group of artists and small business owners that will showcase their talents with handmade goods, services, sweet confections, and plenty more. These are one of a kind items that you will not see anywhere else except here!

As the day draws near, we will be featuring a different shop on our blog in the hopes you come out to support! Get ready for a few other surprises that we have to offer! In the meantime, receive RSS feeds from our site, indiejubilee.blogspot.com regarding the Indie Jubilee! See you there!



Monday, June 7, 2010

Featuring our Vendors and Participants....

Want to know who will be participating in our event?

Check out our VENDOR page and you will see what kind of talented, business minded people, will be onsite to answer any questions you may have.

We still have a few weeks left and surprisingly I have a few more that are interested.
More to come...


Sunday, June 6, 2010

Seeking Volunteers!!

It's easy and very simple !
Need volunteers for the following:

  • Vendor/Participant Check In
  • General Admission Check In
  • Prevent Child Abuse Volunteer
  • Loading and Unloading
  • Kitchen Volunteer
  • Miscellaneous
Email us at bebotsquad@gmail.com

Wednesday, June 2, 2010


Register for Made by Me - Indie Jubilee Chicago in Morton Grove, IL  on Eventbrite

Sunday, May 30, 2010

Make it a pool party at the Indie Jubilee

Need to figure out what to do Saturday, July 10, 2010?
Think no more, kill two birds with one stone by bringing your whole family with you!
  • Take a stroll at the Indie Jubilee (FREE ADMISSION) to pick up a few things, explore something new, and enjoy some entertainment. Then....
  • Walk a couple hundred feet across the parking lot (literally) to cool off at the Harrer Park Pool!
Morton Grove residents get a discount but the place is definitely open to the public!
So pack up your car and make it a day at the Morton Grove American Legion so the whole family can enjoy!

Harrer pool fees and seasonal passes
6250 Dempster St.
3 and under FREE
Weekend Child (ages 4-13) Resident $5.00/Non Resident $10.00

Weekend Adult (14 years and up) Resident $7.00/Non Resident $14.00


Thursday, May 27, 2010

Advertise for $7 for 1 Year !

Our goal is to make this an Annual event along with other events throughout the year.
If you are interested in advertising please contact us !


Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Preparing yourself for a successful show !

Our show is just about a month away and I found this great article on ehow to help you get organized! These are great pointers to follow and make your booth a success ! If you have any questions or any other requests regarding your booth please contact me any time !

Things You'll Need:

  • Display Tables
  • Vertical Displays
  • Outdoor Tent or Canopy
  • Tabletop Displays and Easels
  • Signage
  • Drop Cloths or Sheets (for overnight protection)
  • Lighting with Extra Bulbs
  • Extension Cords
  • Tablecloths
  • Folding Chair
  • Business Cards
  • Notebook for Mailing List Sign-up
  • Gift Boxes / Bags
  • Scissors and Tape
  • Calculator
  • Invoices
  • Pen and Notepad
  • Cash Change
  1. Step 1

    Determine logistics. Find out ahead of time if the show is being held indoors or outdoors, and what size booth space you have to work within. The average booth space is 10'x10' or smaller.

  2. Step 2

    Inquire if lighting will be provided or if you will have access to electrical outlets.

  3. Step 3

    Take inventory. Gather all of you products together to price them and take a detailed inventory. This will help you to keep better track of your products while selling.

  4. Step 4

    Make a checklist of all the items you need for the show including: all displays, promotional materials, signage, decor, office supplies, etc.

  5. Step 5

    Set-up a practice display ahead of time to determine placement of your products within the allotted space. A pre-planned display will significantly speed up the actual set-up process on the day of the show.

  6. Step 6

    Promote aggressively. Once you have booked an art and craft show, start promoting it immediately. Send out email invites to all your friends, family, and previous customers with details of the show. Blog about the upcoming show to build anticipation and show up in search results for people looking for more information about the event. Take part in the advertising by offering images of your work to the show organizers for the promotion posters, postcards, and website.

  7. Step 7

    Contact previous show participants to gather advice, experience and additional tips so that you know what to expect as far as sales and turnout.


Monday, May 17, 2010


Our vendor list is almost full but we are still seeking a few more talented entertainers, indie artist/entrepreneurs, and culinary artists! Please submit your completed application and deposit to guarantee a spot ! For information to participate in this event please add yourself as a member (free) to our community!
contact us at bebotsquad@gmail.com


Saturday, May 8, 2010

Some benefits of joining our event!!

Check out some benefits if you participate in this event !!

* {50qty or more} 4x6 Full Colored Postcards printed on 14pt extra thick glossy cardstock
* Shop will be featured in our website and community (indiejubilee.blogspot.com and indiejubilee.ning.com)
* Option to purchase an advertisement spot to our blog good for one {1} year for only {$7}
* 2 Free host bags filled with vendors promos
* Social Media Marketing and
possible advertising gig from DailyCandy.com - the new one-stop for what to do, shop, see, and eat in your city and beyond.
* and much more!

Contact us at bebotsquad@gmail.com


Thursday, April 1, 2010

Mini Fashion Show Opportunity...

Are you an aspiring fashion designer? Do you have a line of clothing just itching to walk the runway? Indie Jubilee is giving you a chance to show off some of your designs! Please contact us at bebotsquad@gmail.com for more info !

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Seeking Sponsors, Vendors, Volunteers and Entertainment

If you are interested in becoming a sponsor, vendor, being a part of our entertainment line up, or would like to volunteer, please link to indiejubilee.ning.com for more information.
Every little bit helps !


Friday, February 12, 2010

First Annual Indie Jubilee hosted by Bebot Squad

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