Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Homegirl in Country Living Magazine!

Hi All! Check out what Country Living Magazine is saying about HomeGirl. We have been mentioned in the September issue! Click here and select image #2. And be sure to check out the September issue hitting news stands this week!

"Great Vendors, Amazing Deals
The antiques rock, at rock-bottom prices. "I got so many steals last year," says editor-in-chief Sarah Gray Miller. "Especially at Gina Bishop's booth, HomeGirl. [That's Gina with her hubby, Brian.] I bought a galvanized washtub on wheels there, for only $35, that now chills drinks at all my backyard cookouts." And don't be surprised if you spot a familiar face — many of the vendors have graced the pages of Country Living in the past."

Monday, July 26, 2010

pure amusement

What a thrill my family had at Kennywood Park in Pittsburgh, PA this past weekend! My older sisters, Susie and Crinny and me all took all of our families for a day filled with fun and good food and it was a blast! ;) Being from the Pittsburgh area, my family went to Kennywood every year and took a picnic to the park. The day would not have been complete without my Italian mother's traditional Kennywood picnic food - Italian fried pork sandwiches on Italian bread, chicken wings with Italian dressing, and potato and macaroni salad. It was THE BEST! Of course we also had to have the Potato Patch cheese fries, funnel cake with vanilla ice cream, strawberries and whipped cream, chocolate dipped cones covered in chopped peanuts and several snowcones and slushies - OH MY!!! My best memories ALL involve FOOD!
I also went on the park's biggest thrill ride - the sky coaster where you are raised up several stories, free fall for a few seconds and fly through the park at 75 miles per hour!!! OH MY GOSH!!!! It was one of the most daring and cool things I have ever done in my life. It was so awesome, I went 2 times (1st with my nephew (pictured), and brother in law) and 2nd after I convinced Brian to go with me (and my nephew, again)!

Monday, July 19, 2010


OK - so this pic is a little (or A LOT) cheesey of me and B on my bicycle built-for-two at the 2009 Country Living Fair - BUT it is going to be in Country Living's September issue coming out in early August. The article talks about the 2010 CL Fair in Columbus this September and I'm so excited that HomeGirl gets to be part of it. We had such a great time at the fair and look SO FORWARD to it again!!! The CL Fair dates are September 24-26 at Ohio Village, Columbus, Ohio. COME SEE US!!!!

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

lots and lots of letters

I have received so many requests for these salvaged letters... they really are the coolest. They formerly spelled "Longhorn Steakhouse", "Honey Baked Ham", "Giant Eagle", etc. and I'll be getting some "Old Navy's" too - so funny to me! ;) I do have some letters left and will be getting more, so let me know via email if you are interested in an initial or a word and I can take a look for you and give you a price. I have not yet checked into a shipping price, but will be happy to do that for you. Even Lila got into the spirit and spelled her 2nd grade teacher's last name (who came to the sale) and sent her a picture of her creation. In the top pic we spelled "Smile". Good fun!