Saturday, December 24, 2011

Just a reminder...
We are OPEN Christmas Eve 10-1pm.
We will be CLOSED Christmas day thru Jan. 2nd.

Thank you again for a wonderful season!
We do this job because we LOVE it
and we hope you love what we do!
From our Backyard
to Yours...
 Merry Christmas
we will see you in the new year!
God Bless...

"For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the LORD" (Luke 2:11).

Monday, December 19, 2011

Store hours for Christmas week...
Tues, Wed, Thurs. 10-7pm
Sat.(Christmas Eve)10-1pm

I also wanted to share some pics of our
BYCC Christmas Party....

My cousin Robin and my mother

My husband Tork and my dad

Me and my sister Janelle

Rich (my sisters husband) and Greg (Robins husband)
We had a really fun night at
Top of the Rock
in Fairfield.
Its a beautiful little place that I
believe is Farfields best kept secret.
I really truly could not do the store
without each one of them.
Everyone's job makes it all appear effortless.
We love what we do
for another successful year.
Merry Christmas
from all of us at

And here's to a Blessed 2012!

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Just in today....
Super cute graphic tees!
There are several styles available
and look darling paired with the lacey tee...
which is also available!

I thought I would also remind you that we will be
 OPEN Sunday 1-3pm.
OPEN until 7pm next week.
(Tues, Wed, and Thurs.),
Friday till 6pm
Saturday (Christmas Eve) 10-1pm.

We have a limited supply of Christmas Scents left...
get them while you can!

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Thanksgiving 2011

I know this is so late..
but here is how we spent our Thanksgiving.


These are the "original" 5 Whislers.
The first time in 18 years that they have all been together
for Thanksgiving back at home in Iowa.


Me and my sissy in laws... Missy and Teresa.

My niece Mariah and Soyboy.

Missy with the Whisler boys
Tork, Trent and Todd.
Clay, Mariah and Sawyer.

My buffet turned make do bar.

Mariah and Sawyer.
Tessy and I.
The "kids" table.
Our very popular chalkboard wall.
Todd, Tork and Clay who is reading the Thanksgiving Proclamation.
This is a Whisler tradition
 that was passed on to the next generation Whisler
this year.
Missy and Mariah.  Look at all that Dallas love.

We loved having all of them in our home for nearly a week!
I tried my darndest to make it Norman Rockwellish.
We did of course miss and think ALOT about
Mckenna, Talon, Tori, Brad, Ben and Abby
who couldn't be with us.
There was Tons of laughter, some happy tears and many memories made
and cherished.
I miss you all so much already.

Monday, November 14, 2011

It's almost here....
BYCC Holiday Open House!
 Thurs and Friday
(Shop by candlelight each evening and sip on cocktails while you become inspired)
We will have new specials each day
that you won't want to miss!
(while supplies last)

Our famous salsa and corn salsa
will be available beginning Thursday
while supplies last!
FRESH trees, gift sets, new merchandise,
and vintage goods
will be brought out of hiding
JUST for this special event!

We believe this will be our BEST open house yet...
grab your friends,
and make it a girls night out!
You won't want to miss this one!
See you there!

Thursday, October 20, 2011

First of all...
Check out our sidebar
Holiday Open House info.
and second,
Check these out....

Yes, we are so obsessed
 with scents and great smelling homes,
that we now have SCENTED fireplace starters.

You get 10 starters all tied up in a darling
burlap bag to set by your fireplace
for only $5!!!

These smell wonderful
 (kind of like cookies if you ask me)
are made with love by US right in the store.

One more thing...
ALL fall and halloween decor
is 40% off!
Get your hiney in quick and get em while we got em!

Happy weekend everyone!

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Hi Ya'll....
We are back from the Junk Bonanza
and had the BEST time!

 Me, cousin Robin and sister Janelle right before we hit the road.

I didn't take very many pictures but the few I did take,
I thought I'd share....

I loved these bottles.
  I think I kind of have a sickness for anything
with numbers on it.

This was one of my favorite booths.
  I can't remember the name of it tho.
They had the COOLEST industrial finds!

Don't you love how they repurposed this wheel
into something so unique!
The convention center was FULL of booths
with repurposed junk! 
I was in heaven.

Junk necklaces were all the rage.
 We bought some already made that we couldn't pass up
and we also bought our own little trinkets
and went back to the hotel and made our own!
It was fun!

We've already decided that we are going back next year!
It was sooooo amazing and inspiring.
Definately worth the 5 1/2 hour drive.
Did I mention we got interviewed TWICE by the Junk Bonanza press?!?!?!?!?
Who knows if we will end up on there blog, but it was still cool!

We filled the back of my Tahoe to the brim with goodies.
I will take pics soon of the things I bought for myself and how I repurposed them....
next year we may need a Uhaul!

Thursday, September 1, 2011

It's almost fall y'all, 
and you know what that means...
It's time for BYCC's
Autumn Open House
Saturday, September 10th

Come see all the fun and funky
fall and halloween decor we have for your home...

Enjoy tasty treats while you shop....

And of course, find your favorite fall candle....

We have more scents to choose from than ever before...

And we have a few new things up our sleeves to be

This is our favorite event of the year....

It also happens to be the Fall Craft Show
right across the street in Central Park....

You can make a whole day of it....

Fall is in the air in OUR Backyard....
We hope to see you then!

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

So things are starting to get back to normal around here
since Sawyers misfortunate accident.
School starts back tomorrow and Clay is all set to start
his Junior year,
Sawyer gets another week off due to said accident.

In a few weeks, I am heading to the Junk Bonanza
with my sister and cousin.
I seriously CAN NOT wait!
I've wanted to go for the past 3 years and for one reason after another, it just didn't work out.
A few months back, I purchased my tickets and booked the hotel.
It's all set in stone.
It will be a little slice of heaven
because I LOVE to find new ways to
rethunk junk!
I found some cool pics while searching the net today of some super cute ways to incorporate junk into your home!

Um, serioulsy, even this junk cake makes me hungry!
Isn't it darling??

What a clever use for a spool!

I have sort of a thing for empty frames and the colors of these
are dreamy.

Are you seeing what that bed is made out of???
Pallets.  Can you believe it?  It's pallets!

An old barn door on mini saw horses...
seriously, who thinks of this stuff???

See, isn't it fun to think outside the box?
Some of the best and most unique items in your home
can come from a bunch of old junk that nobody wants!

All photos found.

Monday, August 22, 2011

Ok, so here how the last couple of weeks have been going
round here....
On Wednesday, it will be two weeks since my youngest son
Sawyer, who is 11,
suffered significant trauma
after he rolled our ATV.

He was riding in our yard with his best friend,
Cale, (who wasn't injured, Praise Jesus)
when the rollover happened.
Sawyer was driving and admits he was driving toooooo fast.
The boys came in crying and Sawyer was pretty battered
and bruised.
We pretty much decided right away to take him to the ER
because I figured he needed stitches, had some broken ribs
or something.
By the time we got there, Sawyer was white as a ghost and drenched in sweat.
The Docs ran a couple tests,
and discovered he had a lacerated spleen and was bleeding internally.
So things moved pretty quickly after that.
He was taken by ambulance to the U of I Childrens Hospital (we are sooooo blessed to have this WONDERFUL hospital so close to us.  We loved every single Dr. and Nurse that we had)
where at 11pm they did a procedure to stop the bleeding.
They went through a vein in his leg and coiled the main aertary feeding his spleen.
After the procedure, he was in ICU for a day, then was transferred
to the main floor for 6 more days.
We had some ups and downs in those six days.
He was on STRICT bedrest and was just so tired and weak
from his low hemogloben.  A 12 is considered normal, and Sawyers
got as low as 6.5.  They were worried about additional
internal bleeding but watched him thinking it would clot on its own.
And Praise the Lord, it did.
His hemogloben slowly started to rise and he was able to get out of bed, although he was extremely weak.

Exactly one week after the accident,
he was able to come home.
We have to be very careful for the next 5 weeks
as he can NOT be hit in the stomach,
or run, jump, or do any "boy" type activities.
Football is totally out for this year.
If any of you know Sawyer, not playing football is a huge deal.
The child LIVES for fall and the beginning of football season.
He is handling it pretty well tho.
I think the fact that he gets to start school a week later than everyone else, might be helping a bit!
He knows how blessed he is.
This could have been so much worse.
We heard many stories of ATV rollover accidents while in the hospital, and I thank
Jesus everyday for sparing his life and healing his little body.
We pretty much broke every ATV rule there is...
1. NEVER ride double.. we did that
2. Wear a helmet... we didn't do that
3. Ride the right size ATV for your age... ours is for adults.
4.  Wear protective gear such as jeans, gloves, etc... we didn't do that and had MAJOR road rash on his left side because of it.

I know that Sawyer and Cale have learned a very valuable lesson from all of this....
Not that they are EVER getting back on it tho.

thank you to all of the prayer warriors and thank you Lord for watching over my lil boy.
We are home, he is healing.... All is well.

In three months, we will know whether his spleen survived.
Since they coiled off the main aertary, there is a chance that it may not.  Only 30% of it is needed to do it's job so we are praying that it
If it doesn't survive, it will die off, and dissolve into his body.
People live without spleens all the time,
but we will have to be very careful of infections.
He would have to take antibiotics every day till he is at a certain age, have immunizations every 5 years
(they gave him boosters before we left hospital, just as a precaution)
and we would get a "standing" prescription for if he ever gets a fever.  We would immedietly have to start the antibiotic and THEN call the doctor.
Prayers for a full recovery to his spleen would be AWESOME!

Thank you so much!

Thursday, August 18, 2011

I'm still here, really I am.
I have a lot to tell you
about with everything that's been going
on around here over the last week.
But, don't have the energy to go there yet.
So, today, I'm just gonna leave you
with this...
My oldest son, Clay, singing and playing the piano.
I hope you enjoy it,
he's pretty amazing.
(did i mention he learned how to play this in ONE day!!!)
You will want to pause my playlist before you listen.

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

If BYCC were a firework.....


Then this is how we'd look!

BYCC updates coming soon...
Lot's of new things to share!