Fall is a big deal in Texas, so let’s celebrate!


Come out to our fall Block Party / Craft Pop Up taking place at White Rock Shopping Center Sunday October 23 from 1:00 – 6:00 pm

We are hosting over two dozen hand makers from east Dallas, ya’ll! Add in some live music, pet adoptions, beauty demos, and food vendors and it adds up to a party! Look for the signs and balloons along Garland Road (north side)!


Andrea Smith – Becky Phillips – Brad Abrams – Cindy Bagwell – Deana Hinchcliff – Eryn Rosenbaum – Henry Biber – Janis Garrett – Jennifer Christy – Jillian Maifert – Katrina Rasmussen – Kathleen Seacat – Kelley Vaughan – Kelley Parks – Lawrence Westby – Lori and Dan Dudley – Makers Connect – Nancy Robbins – Nicole Bernard – Sharon Ashby & Gabby Lewis – Traci Hutton and Jim Shaw – Tori Solis – Valery Guignon – Wendy Moore

Music: Woodrow Wilson Choir, Lake Highlands School of Music (small band), Harrisen Viator (singer / songwriter/ guitarist)

Food: Mark Clark, Garland Road VFW – Brats and Burgers: Crestridge Farms Baked Goods: Humble Pie Pies: Gourmet Cookies by Kathleen Seacat: Free snacks, beer and drinks inside Makers Connect

Face Painters: Becky Berry Phillips – Arabella Brindley

Animal Adoptions: Angie’s Friends & Texas Paw Prints

Pet Communicator: Kathy Thompson

Mattison Salons Aestheticians: Josie Bundy, Uni Mendoza, and others

Businesses at White Rock Shopping Center: A & B Animal Clinic , Aquarium Boutique, State Farm Insurance



New in Store – Great Stuff Dad Will Love

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Hey there!  Just a reminder we’re still here – hidden slightly behind all the big trucks full of tools and guys at 190 Meats that are busy working on the space next door (formerly Quesa-d-ya’s). They are bringing their specialty smoked meat products to our hood, and are telling me they are aiming to be open within three weeks!  So you are now the first to know.

As if that’s not enough to make your daddy happy, we have some cool stuff too!  Some of these literally just came to us in the past week, so timing is great.  Come take a look soon.

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Silver and Copper cuffs – large enough for dad.  Mike Malone

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One of kind writing implements.  Because dad is definitely nothing if not one of a kind.

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Tiles and coasters – Save when you buy four or you can mix and match

them individually.  Find his favorite pop icon!

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Flying Fish (old school fish!) by Traci Hutton.  For the man cave.

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How manly are steel salt and pepper shakers, or heavy copper bracelets

by TC Hensel?

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And for the herpetologist/ anthropologist / geologist dad – we offer

the exclusive Jurassic Park 1 Series of terraria with easy-care air

plants.  By Allan Zartman.

Sidewalk Sales start this Saturday!

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Don’t miss it!  Come on out to check out an extended array of work from four local artisans, set out fair-style on tables in front of our large window.  Watch for the colorful signs and balloons and make that life-threatening left turn!  You’ll be glad you did.

Actually, we’ll be offering all new artists every other Saturday for the next four weeks.  But they will all have an extended body of work (more & different from what they currently are showing in Makers Connect) so make a point to stop by every weekend to see what’s new and cookin’.