Unexpected Joy

Janean's Philosophy on Christmas Music

Posted by Janean Toone on

Janean's Philosophy on Christmas Music

Jingle Bells.....in September??   Ok I realize there are alot of people who are not going to to agree with me on this but hear me out. I love Christmas music.  I mean I really. love. Christmas. music.  I seriously LOVE Christmas music.  Well, let's be real, I love everything about Christmas and those who know me best can testify to this.  But we're talking music today. I have probably over 50 Christmas CD's (yes, I'm old, I still listen to CD's)  Each CD probably plays for 45 to 50 minutes, right? Now there is no way I can adequately...

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What is Patina anyway??

Posted by Janean Toone on

What is Patina anyway??

Have you ever wondered what a patina finish is? Is it paint? Is it a stain? Well we have some answers for you!You may have noticed that quite often we refer to some of our products having a "rust patina".  That's because we LOVE the effect this gives the steel.  Patina is very different from paint.  It causes a chemical reaction that brings out the individual color. We have found that each piece of steel has it's own "personality".  When the patina is applied to one piece, it may turn a beautiful solid color of rust.  When applied to another piece,...

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The lady behind it all

Posted by Jodee Btiner on

The lady behind it all

Janean, the lady behind this fun and crazy adventure called Just Joy! Just Joy was my mom's idea and dream. A dream she has had for a long time. A dream she has worked on for years and is now making it come true.Let me tell you a little about my mom. She is an angel. She is soft spoken, kind, loving, dedicated, creative and driven. She has stood with and supported my dad (@dantoonemetalsculpture) in his artistic goals and dreams and it has been so fun to see her get her chance to express her artistic self and create...

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Chalkboard Vase Ideas!

Posted by Jessica Bettridge on

Chalkboard Vase Ideas!

We were lucky enough to have some help from Mandy (@a_heartened_calling) with our chalkboard vases.  Take a look at the fun things she created!    

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Feel the Joy

Posted by Jessica Bettridge on

Feel the Joy

The last two weeks have been very stressful. I have found myself having panic attacks and mini breakdowns. ⁣⁣It sucks to feel like we are trapped in a whirlwind. ⁣⁣It sucks to not know up from down. ⁣⁣It sucks to feel out of control. ⁣⁣And it sucks to feel like there’s no hope. ⁣⁣Most of the time we don’t know how to stop this feeling. We don’t know how to find peace and feel better. ⁣⁣But guess what? There are ways to calm our nervous system and to feel better. We can and should, as often as possible, hit the...

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