Under the Umbrella
Emmett is celebrating the addition of Under the Umbrella. Owned by Matt and Darcy Johnson, Under the Umbrella has unique gifts and home décor items as well as Emmett Huskie gear for sale.
“This started as a little hobby for me,” said Darcy. “Matt and I were married a little over a year ago. I was living in Nashville and never dreamed of living in a little town like this. It’s such a great community with a wonderful downtown. After a year of marriage and talking about what I wanted to do, Matt suggested I open the shop. We have all new items and décor along with handmade items for sale.”
The feel of the store is inviting and filling up with new items every week. There is Americana/Patriotic-themed décor and gifts, country-themed items, hair accessories and jewelry, handmade embroidered (and personalized) items, general décor (clocks, wall hangings, frames) and Huskies gear.
“We will always carry Patriotic/Americana items,” said Darcy. “I believe in patriotism 365 days a year. We will also always carry Huskies items to promote school spirit and show support. We give back 20% of the Huskies items sales to the school. The overall direction we are going with the store is to be a boutique and to specialize in seasonal items. We will have Halloween items soon and then Christmas items. For Christmas, we will create Santa’s Closet which will become an all year-round display of Christmas items for sale. It will be a little like the Scented Cottage was in that you will be able to come in and get a gift anytime and have a good selection. We will even custom gift wrap it for you starting in November.”
Darcy’s parents moved from Nashville to Emmett to be close to the family. Matt and Darcy’s union now includes 9 children, 2 of which are adults, and 2 grandchildren. Darcy’s mom, Renee Richeson is an expert embroiderer who stitches the beautiful pieces currently found in the store and will be offering additional custom items with your name or special message hand stitched to your tea towel, pillowcase or bath towel.
“October is Breast Cancer Awareness month,” said Darcy. “We already have pink Huskies shirts for sale. Soon we will be putting baskets together for gift giving. So there might be a tea towel and kitchen items in a basket and I’ll even wrap it for you so you have a readymade gift to go. Look for our newsletter for all the upcoming events and additions.”
Drop in and support this new local business. Under the Umbrella is located at 203 W. Main Street; open Monday – Saturday, 10:00am – 5:00pm. For more information call Darcy at 851-8240.
Fulfilling a lifelong dream of both her and her mother, Stephanie (Arbulu) LaMore recently began offering her Licensed Esthetician services at The Cutting Edge Salon in Emmett.
“Ever since I became licensed in 2004, my mom wanted me to be right here working in this room, in this place and with these girls,” said LaMore. “My sister Juanita has been a hairdresser here for many years and my parents lived a few houses away before they passed. The atmosphere is uplifting and loving and it suits me beautifully.”
LaMore is passionate about connecting people with great skin care and feeling “yummy” after an amazing treatment.
“I was raised with great personal and business ethics,” said LaMore. “I offer skin care at affordable prices. I love when people ask ‘how much’ and I tell them a price and they say, ‘oh, that’s good, I can do that’ and feel like they can afford to take care of themselves.””
LaMore currently offers Facials, Waxing, Brow and Lash Tinting and her latest offering, Diamond Dermabrassion. As described on her website, Diamond Dermabrassion is a non-surgical skin refinish procedure by using sterile diamond heads to rub off the top skin layer removing debris, imperfections, blemishes, wrinkles, & unwanted pigmentation. It is the latest in Microdermabrasion treatments.
“The microderm treatment I use is amazing,” said LaMore. “It is an exfoliation treatment that rids the dead layer of skin allowing the products you put on your face to actually penetrate and work. To help people understand the benefits of exfoliation, I tell them that without exfoliating it’s like putting your expensive cream on a countertop. Exfoliating may improve the look of acne scars and wrinkles and it stimulates the cells. I purchased the machine to do the Diamond Dermabrassion so I could offer people in Emmett the latest and greatest in skin care. I haven’t changed my prices on services since I started in 2004. I’ve kept the new service very reasonable as well.”
LaMore is a member of the Associated Skin Care Profession which offers continuing education and access to the latest technologies and practices in the field for Estheticians.
“I like the idea of people aging naturally and taking care of themselves along the way,” said LaMore. “We all know about the dangers of too much sun and to use sunblocks now. You can’t fix everything but you can help yourself to look your best. To me, when you look good, you feel good. Getting facials and exfoliation treatments is yet another way to possibly prevent the effects of the environment and aging and, of course, just feels yummy.”
Essence has detailed information on services and pricing at, www.essence.skincaretherapy.info. To schedule an appointment, call 870-6068.
Emmett’s local pet store has a new name, new owners and a new look. For new owners, Kelly and Alyssa Dooms, it has been a dream come true and family affair opening their new business.
“We are both animal lovers,” Kelly said. “We not only want to better ourselves but provide a needed service to the community. We are pet owners and want to share our passion and good quality products with the community at reasonable prices.”
New merchandise arrives every week at the Pet Barn adding to their extensive list of pets and supplies.
“We have doubled all areas of supplies,” the Dooms said. “We have animals and all their supplies. We also offer business hours to allow people to come in after work. We have what you need or will get it in for you if we can. Our motto is: Hometown service for you and your pets.”
The Pet Barn expanded hours with the community in mind: Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Sunday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Pets and critters currently waiting for a new home include chinchillas, ferrets, ducks, rabbits, guinea pigs, rats, gerbils and hamsters; frogs, toads, water dragon lizards, iguanas and bearded lizards; box turtles, aquatic turtles and three types of tortoises; snakes, boa constrictor, spiders and tarantulas; feeder crickets, super worms and mill worms; as well as a wide selection of fish and Koi fish.
“We currently have 16 fish tanks and we are planning on adding eight more,” the Dooms said. “We have all the fish products and full aquarium set-ups. We have a few salt water tank products and will be adding more. We even carry backyard pond products. Every week we are adding more.”
Especially important to Alyssa was creating a handicap accessible, clean space for the community to shop.
“I worked in the medical field,” Alyssa said. “I want everyone able to access the store and enjoy being around the animals. It was also important for the store to be clean and inviting. We could not have done any of this without the incredible support of our family, friends and terrific contractors. We were working 16 hour days to clean, paint inside and out and get ready to open. All our family and friends came down to help. We used local contractors and bought building materials locally to help support other local businesses.”
The Pet Barn supports PALs, the local pet adoption organization and will not be carrying dogs or cats.
“We made a decision not to carry dogs or cats and instead we refer them to the pound (Pet Adoption League),” Kelly said.
The Pet Barn now accepts major credit cards, 824 S. Washington Ave., 365-9850.