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
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