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Humble Fabrics and Crafts

Have you been to Humble Fabrics and Crafts in Grass Valley?  The new and pre-owned craft supplies with fabric, yarn and crafting supplies.  You can try DecorArt Americana Decor Chalky finish paints, or buy some fabric pieces for a Harvest…
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Grass Valley Thursday Night Market

Grass Valley Thursday Night Market has returned from the summer season, 6-9pm in downtown every Thursday till August 14th.  Stop by and shop fresh fruits and vegetables in the Farmers Market, listen to live music, shop artisans booths or…
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The Vintage Menagerie

The Vintage Menagerie in downtown Grass Valley is a treasure trove of goodies, from furniture to retro kitchen items and gifts.  The shop, located at 152 South Auburn Street is open Wednesdays - Saturdays (11am-5pm) and Sundays from 11:30am-4:30pm).…
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The Book Seller

The Book Seller in downtown Grass Valley is participating in the California Bookstore Day this coming Saturday, May 3rd.  Ninety bookshops in over 80 different zip codes are organzing a day full of fun throughout the state.   The Book Seller…
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Phoenix Obsidian Designs Trading Post

Have you been to Phoenix Obsidian Designs Trading Post in Grass Valley?  Located at 101 Bank Street near Booktown and Carolines Coffee Roasters, the shop is like a living museum for Native American Arts and replicas.  Dr. Susan Gleason's vast…
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Epic Outside Inn Blog Giveaway

Are you ready for the Epic Outside Inn blog giveaway worth over a $1000?  Last year I had an Ultimate Nevada City giveaway (read the comments if you need a reminder why Nevada City is a great place), and this year my end of the year blog…
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Elegant Salvage, Jane and Junk in The Trunk

Are you a shabby chic, upcyle shopper?  Did you know there's a whole sisterhood of shops in Nevada County that have a great selection of either recycled, refurbished or fun collectables?  I went on a bit of a tour, to learn more about some…
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The Artist Workshop

The Artist Workshop has moved into their new space on Mill Street and is ready to inspire artists both young and old.  If you're not familiar with the "creative space for all ages" it's time to drop in, whether you're going to paint your own…
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Green Light Upcycled Shop

There's a new shop in Grass Valley called Green Light that specializes in recycled and repurposed furniture, lighting and accessories.  All of the items in the shops are upcycled, ranging from Further bath products (recycled glycerin from…
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Carolines Coffee Roasters, Yesterday and Today

If you've lived in Nevada County for any period of time you're probably familiar with Carolines Coffee Roasters.  This month the local company celebrates their 31st birthday.  I had a chance to talk to Holly Fike, Carolines Coffee Roaster's…
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Yuba Blue

Yuba Blue on Mill Street in downtown Grass Valley is one of those shops where you walk in to have a look and find all sorts of things you never knew you needed.  The well stocked shop carries everything from gifts, home decor, clothing, shoes,…
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Booktown Books

Booktown Books in downtown Grass Valley offers a huge selection of used books.  The cooperative bookshop is home to fourteen different independent booksellers, with sections ranging from current fiction, local history, non fiction, children's…
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Gift Guide for the Gardener

Welcome to week five of the Outside Inn's local gift giving guide, this week we're focusing on ideas for the person on your shopping list who loves to garden.  There are a number of great nurseries in the Nevada City and Grass Valley area.…
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Outdoor Enthusiast Gift Guide

Looking for a gift idea for the outdoor enthusiast on your Christmas list?  Join the Plaid Friday movement this week and shop local.  (For other great local gift ideas click on my previous gift giving guides, Wine Lovers, Children Gift ideas…
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Food Lovers Gift Guide

This week's gift guide guide is for the food lover on your shopping list.  Nevada City and Grass Valley have so many great local options for the person who either likes to cook, eat or just enjoys reading cookbooks.  Stop by JJ Jackson's for…
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Holiday Gift Guide for Children

Looking for some holiday gift ideas for kids, don't drive to Roseville, check out some of these fun ideas from shops in Nevada City and Grass Valley.  Start your shopping trip with an entertaining trip to Gray Goose, you'll probably end up…
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Wine Lovers Gift Guide

It's not too early to start thinking about the holidays, so I thought it would be fun to do up some buying guides to help get you into the holiday spirit. If you're looking for a gift for the wine lover here are a few fun suggestions that you…
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Chocolate, ice cream and Easter treats

It’s that time of year when people start thinking of chocolate.  If you’re looking for some Easter sweets there are two great places to check out. Dorado Chocolates in downtown Grass Valley is known for its artisan chocolates.  The…