Win a Limited Edition 18 x 24 Missoula MADE fair poster

Contribute to our website by signing up to be a contributor and writing a post OR like/share the poster post on facebook and we will enter you in for a chance to win this limited edition poster!

Offer valid through Wednesday, June 26th. Name will be drawn Thursday, June 27th, 2013 and winner will be notified via facebook or email (depending on if you are a contributor or shared/liked the poster on Missoula Online facebook).

You can also learn more about the Missoula MADE fair poster artist Courtney Blazon here.

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Summer MADE fair coming right up!

The alternative arts and crafts market that was started 7 years ago by Carol Lynn Lapotka, owner of REcreate designs, grows more and more each year. The artists are unique in their styles and showcase what Missoula is all about. We don’t need to say a whole lot as the made fair poster illustrated by Courtney Blazon speaks for itself. There will be food and drink vendors as well so if you have a hungry belly or need to quench your thirst while you shop that won’t be a problem. Don’t miss out!

Missoula MADE fair summer 2013

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You could have your own mini superpowers

MissoulasWorms_MissoulaInsidersGuideSeriously, worms really are mini supers. They can clean up your trash, help your garden grow faster and healthier, and just enrich your life through their simple, yet powerful, ways of doing things.

I have gotten the chance to have chickens, bees, and worms and worms were my absolute favorite (bees are pretty close though but require land and more maintenance). Worms live a pretty carefree lifestyle other than you need to make sure to take out food particles if they start to mold and to feed them, which lets honestly hope you would remember that anyhow. Also, as surprising as it might seem, it can be refreshing to open their compost lids when you feed them and get a whiff of their freshly made compost. Another plus is they are slow movers and like to stay pretty cozied up so you don’t have to worry about them escaping, which can sometimes be a royal pain in the behind with other pets.

Anyhow, there is a wonderful company called Claudia’s Worms now selling compost kits that are pre-made, affordable, and available for you to start your own mini superpower community. She can also give you quite a bit of worm loving advice and help so if you are interested check out her site!

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REcreate designs

Our VERY FIRST business feature with a special offer is from REcreate designs a local (and of course fantastic) company started by Carol Lynn Lapotka.

A quick overview of who they are and a special offer just for Missoula Onliners!

REcreate history
REcreate designs was founded in Madison, WI. After years of making unique, handmade holiday gifts for friends and family, founder Carol Lynn Lapotka began producing one-of-a-kind creations for local craft and street fairs. Carol Lynn studied art, design, and environmental studies at Edgewood College, and in 2005 she transformed these interests into a business.

how REcreate does it
REcreate designs is a collection of clothing, books, bags, and accessories made from upcycled bits and pieces. Raw materials are sourced from thrift and second-hand outlets and repurposed into one-of-a-kind products. We reclaim and breathe new life into cast-off scraps. We see things not as they are, but what they can become.

where REcreate design magic happens
Once a one-person operation housed in an apartment basement, REcreate designs has expanded into a 750 square-foot production space in the foothills of the Mission Mountains. We use industrial machinery to create a consistent and well-constructed product. We select, sort, and stow all of our materials within the studio and maintain a tidy work space…most of the time.

Your special offer!
Get down to the farmers market sometime this summer and show REcreate this coupon to save!
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The best place to get garlic breath…or fries I mean.

Garlic Fries at Tamarack Brewing CompanyEvery once in a while it is worth breaking down and having some garlic breath for a while right? The garlic and blue cheese fries at Tamarack are pretty much perfection when you are looking for some fries and garlic to gobble up. They also mix well with a beermosa too. As a nice topper the service has always been great and I am a Tamarack frequenter so the good service isn’t a fluke either – they are consistently wonderful!

If you gobble some up some Tamarack fries let me know what you think – hope you love ’em too!

 

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Acuity Design: 3D Printing & Product Design

CHALLENGING NORMAL EVERY DAY.
Why didn’t I think of that?

Have you ever caught yourself saying those words?  Have you ever had an idea that you thought would make people’s lives better? Why wait for someone else to come out with it first? We at Acuity Design believe in liberating ideas and creating solutions with life’s problems. We have the tools and knowledge to help you design, develop, and produce a solution to any problem.

Acuity Design is committed to enabling and educating people to liberate their ideas into the real world.

There is a better way. Challenge normal.

Acuity Design offers Product Design, 3D Printing & Scanning, Digital Rendering, Prototyping & Fabrication and Process Development.
Check them out online or set up a time to have a concept (yours, your kiddos, etc.) printed in 3D with one of their 3D printers!

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Become a Contributor!

Missoula, MT – there is no place like it. From outdoor activities to nightlife there are so many unique places that we should be sharing and discovering. So become a contributor and help us build the insider’s guide to Missoula! We appreciate your help and at some point will offer contributors goodies (prizes from local businesses, etc.). For now, we would love your help adding content to Missoula Online so we can share the uniqueness of Missoula!

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