Oh My Heck…..I love Fall!

When Sylvia started displaying the new fall merchandise earlier this month, I was all ready to be done with summer! I’m not kidding! It is so beautiful that I won’t mind when the weather decides to get cool. We are working hard every day trying to transform Mini Bazaar from summer to fall. Once we started painting, we couldn’t quit. The rich new colors are so fun and look gorgeous with the fall merchandise.
We will begin our Fall/Holiday season on September 9th. Can’t wait!

Our Meet the Staff” segment this month will be on Bobbi Underwood.
She just happens to be my daughter and has worked at Mini Bazaar since she was a little girl. You have probably seen her behind the registers and helping customers regularly since she was a student at Ricks College. Bobbi is married to Jared Underwood and lives right here in Idaho Falls along with their two little boys, Carter & Rook. Jared is an electrician and does finance work as well. They spend a lot of time enjoying sports and especially love baseball.
Bobbi has lots of friends and stays super busy. She loves to clean and make things look nice, and is really good at that. Her house is always tidy and she does a great job making it look beautiful for every season. We appreciate her good nature and all of her hard work at Mini Bazaar. We like to have fun while we’re working and she helps us accomplish that, too. Thanks for all you do, Bobbi!
Be sure to stop in and see all the ghouls & goblins we have at Mini Bazaar. We think they are great!

Loving Summer & YES we’re having a SALE!

I do love the summer in Idaho! It’s plenty warm, but the flowers around town and in my yard are so beautiful. There’s a darling purple flower as you drive into Zion’s Bank out past the hospital that I really want to get next year. The gardeners of Idaho Falls have done themselves proud.
I also love to see the kids playing in the summer and just enjoying their time away from school. It’s just good to see them having fun.
We have got the best sale planned for our customers on Saturday, August 1st. It’s going to be a parking lot sale and will be open from 10am-4pm. We’ll set up our tents outside and will have great deals clear through the store. You won’t want to miss this one, and I’m not even kidding!
Now, for our “Meet the Staff at Mini” series.

Today, let’s talk about Geri Zollinger. You’ll see her working hard at Mini Bazaar, both at the registers and in the freight room, dealing with our never ending freight. Geri is so pleasant and willing and soooo patient. Her patience may have developed from raising her family of 7 children. Geri is married to Steve Zollinger, who works at the college in Rexburg. Geri and Steve have their first son Kellen, then their triplets, Morgan, Matt, and Megan, then Greg, Kate, and little Jenna. (along with four grandchildren)
Geri has sold hand sewn items at Mini Bazaar since the 2nd year we were in business, before any of her children were born. She never missed a season, including the year that her triplets were born. She’s an amazing person, taking time to exercise and working hard every single day. She travels a lot with her husband and with her family and still makes time to sew and bake for her family and neighbors. Wow, I’m getting tired just writing about all that Geri accomplishes. We appreciate all of Geri’s hard work and enjoy the time we get to spend with her. (I even named our youngest daughter Geri, just hoping to get someone like her in our family)
Thanks Geri!

Sunshine or Rain?

Wow…..I just don’t remember getting this much rain all at once before. When I drive home in the eveings, I don’t remember the desert being so lush and green. It has been amazing. But, the sun is out today, so it must be summer. Right??
Question……the 4th of July is on a Saturday, so will Mini Bazaar be open?? The answer is YES. We have had some requests from customers that have family coming for the holiday and are glad to say, YES, we will be at Mini Bazaar on July 4th…..10am-4pm.

We hope you all have a great 4th of July! (one of my favorite holidays…..it doesn’t get better than Mr. Melaleuca’s fireworks)

Today, I’d like to spotlight Sylvia Ricks for our “Meet the Staff at Mini” series.

Sylvia does the displays at Mini Bazaar and has such an eye and talent for great displays! She is also very focused and works at lightening speed. You’ve probably seen her at the store, maneuvering ladders, huge mirrors and artwork, making it look effortless. She puts in countless hours and is no stranger to hard work. We appreciate Sylvia and her many talents at Mini Bazaar.
Sylvia grew up in the great state of Alaska. She married John Ricks from Rexburg, ID, and they are the parents of three sons and two daughters. They have nine beautiful grandchildren who they spend lots of time with, too. We appreciate Sylvia’s dedication and hard work, both for us at Mini Bazaar, but also to her family and community. Thanks Sylvia!!

Loving the Weather

I am loving this weather. I spent the day yesterday planting the pots and boxes around our home with flowers from our local nursery. All of my kids love to go there and enjoy the beauty. I come from a long line of begonia lovers, and orange are my favorite. Such fun. Anyway, I sure hope it doesn’t freeze now. It’s just so refreshing to have so many beautiful warm days.
At Mini Bazaar, I thought it would be fun to spot light our helpers. I have to catch them to get a picture, but I’ll do my best.
Today, I’ll do Grace.
Her name is Grace Smith. She is my younger sister (# 5 out of 6 girls).
She graduated from West Jeff. High School in Terreton, ID, and also from Ricks College. She attended BYU in Provo pursuing a degree in elementary education. She is great with little kids. They love her. Grace is married to Bruce Smith and they have one son and three daughters. Their son is an electrician/hay broker, one daughter has a degree in elementary education, one has an accounting degree, and one is in the nursing program now at BYUI. She has almost 8 grandchildren.
Grace is dependable and fun for all of us. She truly cares about people and has made many friends while working at Mini Bazaar. She is a clean nut, so she keeps the counter cleaned off and keeps things tidy when she’s there. We truly appreciate that.
Thank you for all of your help at Mini Bazaar, Grace!!
Don’t forget to come see us at Mini Bazaar, Saturdays during June & July. 10am-4pm