Wednesday, May 28, 2014


Besserina just dropped off some great pieces at the Barn last week! Love her style and design! The sale is June 5th 6pm-8pm, June 6-7 10am-2pm. 2357 Hudson-Aurora Road, Hudson, Ohio 44236. Get there early on opening night to get a great place in line!! Here is a sneak peek of her product:

Tuesday, May 27, 2014


I would like to offer a bit of insight into the evolution of the Homegirl product line to those of you who have followed and supported me all these years on this amazing journey I have been blessed to be on with my business. Coming from a professional background in corporate retail, I was very specific in creating the Homegirl brand in hopes that it would be a home decor and gift-able product line, that would be offered via other independent or larger retailers, that would want to carry the feel good, colorful products that are in opposition to the safe, "beigeness" of the home decor product offerings that are available at mass. I have been knocking on this door for many years now, and have exhausted, examined and explored many different options to grow, change and expand, and feel good about the path that I am on and it has landed me at where I am today. I use the goodness of what I have created to "pass it on" knowing that growing only means I can give more back which has always been a cornerstone of my business and personal philosophy. AS ALWAYS, THANK YOU for allowing me to do what I love.  I could not be more full of excitement and energy for the PROGRESS and POSSIBILITIES to come!

Sunday, May 25, 2014

Homegirl Product Line

Homegirl mentioned in Akron Beacon Journal article.

"Hudson’s Homegirl is going global. Gina Bishop, who has earned a local following for her periodic Homegirl barn sales, is coming out with her own home decor line. Bishop is working with a company based in China that will produce the products and distribute them to retailers internationally.
She said the line includes items such as accent pillows, throws, wall decor and other decorative accessories, all with a handcrafted feel. Most will be manufactured in India, except for a few higher-priced pieces she will make herself. Eventually she hopes to have some of her products made in the United States, she said.
The line is scheduled for launch next spring, although she hopes to have some of the products available at her next barn sale, June 5 to 7 at 2357 Hudson-Aurora Road. (Hours are 6 to 8 p.m. June 5 and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. June 6 and 7.) She also plans to sell the items at the Country Living Fair from Sept. 12 to 14 in Columbus".

Click here for full article on Homegirl Product Line.

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

J. Paris Designs

I am happy to announce J. Paris Designs as a new vendor this year! Jessica Paris specializes in customary chair upholstery and furniture painting. Her shop has an assortment of repurposed home decor and redesigned furniture pieces, along with pieces from local artists. J. Paris Designs is located in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio.

Monday, May 19, 2014

Urban Chic Decor

Check out this awesome stuff coming to the barn sale from Urban Chic! I am so excited! Terry has such great finds and is so talented. Hope you can make it. June 5 Thurs 6-8pm, June 6-7 10am-2pm. 2357 Hudson Aurora Rd Hudson, OH.

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Rust & Found

With the Homegirl Barn Sale coming in a few weeks (June 5-7), I wanted to highlight some of the vendors that will be participating in the sale. First up, I am very excited to have Rust and Found back again this year and I love Becky's stuff and great style! Rust and Found features original furniture and lighting designs as well as vintage finds, home decor and restyled furniture. Re-purposing and restyling is strongly represented in the many decorating styles they offer! Here are some photos of Rust and Found's store location in Canal Fulton, OH.  Getting so excited for the sale!  Hope to see you there!

**Rust & Found's Facebook and a Blog can be found here.

Thursday, May 1, 2014

The Road Not Taken

The other day I was in the car with my 10 year old, Edie and she asked if I knew about this poem they talked about at school that had a "secret message" called "The Road Not Taken". She proceeded to tell me that the path that "Does not have many footsteps on it, is the path that leads you to something better than the one that does."  She really has this amazing ability to speak to me about such things at the appropriate times when I seem to need it the most.  I wanted to re-read the poem and it made me want to share it.  I feel like personally I am at a point in my career that I am traveling a road I surely have never been on before and have to remember that the journey is really what matters more than the destination.
The Road Not Taken
Two roads diverged in a yellow wood,
And sorry I could not travel both
And be one traveler, long I stood
And looked down one as far as I could
To where it bent in the undergrowth; 

Then took the other, as just as fair,
And having perhaps the better claim
Because it was grassy and wanted wear,
Though as for that the passing there
Had worn them really about the same,

And both that morning equally lay
In leaves no step had trodden black.
Oh, I kept the first for another day! 
Yet knowing how way leads on to way
I doubted if I should ever come back.

I shall be telling this with a sigh
Somewhere ages and ages hence:
Two roads diverged in a wood, and I,
I took the one less traveled by,
And that has made all the difference.