Sunday, April 15, 2012

High Desert Home Show in Victorville CA

There's still time to go to the High Desert Home Show at the Victorville Fairgrounds today.  It's open from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM today.  We had originally planned to go on Friday when it first opened but we had high winds and pouring rain so we decided to go yesterday after meeting with the High Desert Branch of the California Writer's Club.

Even though it is a smaller scale Home Show compared to the ones in Los Angeles, there are lots of great vendors that inspired us with lots of creative ideas to get busy with this spring!

Our main focus for going to this Home Show was to look at landscaping ideas, gardening, composting, recycling, re-purposing, becoming more self sufficient and health care.  We definitely found what we were looking for and more!

Perfection Landscape

Our good friend, Cindy Poore, a Landscape Specialist with Perfection Landscape, was so generous to gift us with VIP tickets to come to the Home show this year.

She has a fantastic landscaping company right here in our local town of Phelan.  Cindy has very unique gifts and talents in designing special havens for her clients.  She has a great sense of color and has a wealth of knowledge for what grows well here in the High Desert.

If you are thinking of giving your property a face lift, we highly recommend Cindy Poore.
Call: 760-868-6104

Landscaping Etc.

Landscaping - Skin Care - Far Infrared Saunas

We saw quite a variety of fountains, patio furniture and other yard art on display along with all sorts of rocks that can be used in landscaping up here in the High Desert.  There were several Spa booths, outdoor screen rooms, window and flooring booths and a great booth that had several styles of Far Infrared Saunas.  There were all kinds of booths that had unique decor for inside the home.  The Mink Oil products were even there so of course we stocked up on them again...gotta have that Mink Oil for my gardening hands!

Meet Greg Anderson

 World Wide Worm Farm in Apple Valley!

What an amazing guy with such amazing talent.  He composts, recycles and re-purposes all sorts of unique things.  He creates awesome yard art out name it...he does it!  He showed me a photo of a bumble bee he made out of coffee cans.  Check out the Tin Man he made out of tin cans that is hanging in his booth to the right of him.

He showed me photos of his amazing raised bed gardens and cold frames he created as well.  I'm definitely going to go buy some earth worms from him as soon as our raised straw bale gardens are finished composting.  So if you want some worms from Greg for your gardens, give him a call: 760-792-9660.  He even uses recycled paper for his business cards!  He practices what he preaches!

Learn How to Become More Self Sufficient

Compost, recycle, re-purpose, bug control, plumbing supplies, wind power and solar supplies
There were so many educational booths at this High Desert Home Show that had a lot of very informative ways about how to become more self sufficient in these challenging times we are in.  Home shows are great places to go to get ideas and find people that can help you get the things done that you aren't able to do yourself!

Cooking, Local Artists, Boy Scouts, Highway Patrol, Health Education Etc.

 There were all kinds of cooking supplies, pots and pans, cutlery, gadgets, home decor, health supplies and just about anything you can imagine for inside and outside the home was on display.

 Favorite Country Sheds

Sheds on display from Shed World

 Shed world had a wide variety of sheds and out buildings on display that can be used for so many things on property up here in the High Desert.  These are a few of my favorites from them.

Another Great High Desert Home Show
We are looking forward to implementing all the great ideas we got from going to the High Desert Home Show this year.

Comments Welcome.


  1. Great post Marti! I had thought about going but never quite made it out.

  2. I can tell you about some of the things we learned when we see you at B&N Knitting! :)

  3. Gr8t reporting! Felt like I was there!

  4. Thanks Barbara...I'm looking forward to implementing some ideas we learned!