Shop Small – Give Big

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Gift giving season is upon us.  The shopping, commercials, and decorations have arrived too early in my opinion.  I’m a firm believer in Thanksgiving having the attention it deserves, the attention we need to give it.  But that soapbox aside, the Christmas Bazaars are here and The Journey Back Mission Store will be open for your gift-giving needs.  Which brings me to another thing I’ve become passionate about… shopping local small businesses, handmade and nonprofits – “Shop Small” as they say.  When you choose to buy gifts from people like us, you’re giving big.

Your gift means even more to the recipient because it is unique, handmade and carefully designed.

Your gift means something to us – you’re supporting our mission, helping us do what we love to do and what we believe we’ve been called to do.

Your gift means something to the Holocaust survivors, Ukrainian children, camp and churches who will receive our message of love and hope.

Isn’t that better than growing the bottom line of a big company?  I’ll admit that a number of my gifts this Christmas will come from Walmart and Amazon.  But where I can, I’ll be shopping small, and I hope you will too.

The Journey Back Mission Store will be set up and well stocked at these great local events:

Christmas Village Bazaar

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You can preview and even claim your goods online by clicking here, but we will have a number of items only available at these in-person sales.  Come see us!

Farmhouse Preserves Now Available!

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My mom has been hard at work in her farmhouse kitchen again this year to support our 2018 mission.  We have over 300 jars to sell, enough to cover the cost of two plane tickets if we sell them all!  New this year… The Sampler!  Get a variety pack of 4 oz jars for just $15!  A perfect gift!

This is what is missing from your Thanksgiving and Christmas dinners!

Purchase here or post a comment to claim yours for offline buying.  We’ll also have them for sale and pick up at our upcoming craft fair sales.  Final date for purchase is December 15 or while supplies last (you might want to hurry!)   Shipping isn’t recommended on this one, but if you’re not local (and willing to risk it) I’ll try to get them to you in one piece!  Please add the shipping fee at the bottom to your cart to cover the added cost.
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SOLD OUT!
The Sampler 

4 oz jars, one each of Peach Jam, Blackberry Jam, Apple Butter and Apple Jelly.

$15.00 

 

 

Buy 3 or More Preserves for $5 each!

Save $1 per jar when you buy 3 or more 8oz Farmhouse Preserves. Indicate the variety in the comments when you purchase

$5.00

Apple Butter

8 oz jar

$6.00

Apple Jelly

8 oz jar

$6.00

Peach Jam

8 oz jar

$6.00

Blackberry Jam

8 oz Jar

$6.00

Shipping

Not really recommended. I’ll do my best to get your order to you intact! Covers one sampler box or up to 4 individual jars.

$7.00


There are lots of other great finds available in our mission store.  Do your gift shopping with us this season!

Breast Cancer Awareness Bracelet

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October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month.  This bracelet is the perfect accessory for any outfit if you are a survivor or know someone battling or lost to this terrible disease.

October is also Down Syndrome Awareness Month – check out the bracelet in support of our local #ColtonStrong family.

AND…. October is Pregnancy & Infant Loss Awareness Month – check out the bracelet in support of the Embracing Grace ministry to those who have suffered this loss.

Breast Cancer Awareness Month

European glass lampwork beads in pink and white accented with ornate silver spacer beads on an adjustable silver-plated snake chain

$30.00


  • All jewelry comes gift-ready and can be shipped directly to a recipient with a special message upon request.
  • This design is also available for purchase through our Etsy Store.
  • Post a comment below or contact me for a custom version of this design or to arrange offline payment.

Navy, Burgundy and Silver European Style Bracelet

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Especially for my Riverton Parke Jr-Sr High friends!

 

Navy, Burgundy & Silver European Style Bracelet

European lampwork glass beads accented with silver spacers on an adjustable silver-plated snake chain.

$30.00


  • All jewelry comes gift-ready and can be shipped directly to a recipient with a special message upon request.
  • This design is also available for purchase through our Etsy Store.
  • Post a comment below or contact me for a custom version of this design or to arrange offline payment.

Purple & Silver European Style Bracelet

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For my Montezuma Elementary friends or anyone who loves purple!

Purple & Silver European Style Bracelet

Purple and silver European lampwork glass beads accented with silver spacer beads on an adjustable snake chain

$30.00


  • All jewelry comes gift-ready and can be shipped directly to a recipient with a special message upon request.
  • This design is also available for purchase through our Etsy Store.
  • Post a comment below or contact me for a custom version of this design or to arrange offline payment.

Black and Gold European Style Bracelet

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This one is for my Rosedale Elementary friends, but it also works for South Vermillion and Purdue fans!   Add a little *SpArKle* To your favorite school gear or outfit!

Black & Gold European Style Bracelet

Gold and Black European style glass lampwork beads, with metal accents in gold and silver, on a silver-plated adjustable snake chain

$30.00


  • All jewelry comes gift-ready and can be shipped directly to a recipient with a special message upon request.
  • This design is also available for purchase through our Etsy Store.
  • Post a comment below or contact me for a custom version of this design or to arrange offline payment.

Infant Loss Awareness Bracelet

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October is Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month.  I’ll be wearing this pink and blue European style bracelet in honor of our own dear Grace and all babies lost too soon.

Want to wear one too?  Proceeds go toward the Embracing Grace ministry.  Order by Oct 10 to receive yours in time for Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day on October 15.  

October is also Down Syndrome Awareness Month, so I’m also wearing a bracelet for our local #ColtonStrong family.  Get yours here!  AND…. October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month.  That bracelet is coming soon! Message me if you’re interested in being among the first to see it!

Pregnancy & Infant Loss Awareness

Adjustable European Style lampwork glass bead bracelet in Pregnancy & Infant Loss Awareness colors of blue and pink.

$30.00


  • All jewelry comes gift-ready and can be shipped directly to a recipient with a special message upon request.
  • This design is also available for purchase through our Etsy Store.
  • Post a comment below or contact me for a custom version of this design or to arrange offline payment.