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My name is Lorie Dominguez. I am happily married with 6 kids. I've lived my whole life here in the Mesquite area. I now live on our little ranch here in Scenic, Arizona with my family and all of our animals. It was here in Scenic that I found my new craft that I really enjoy, that is making crafts with recycled items. This hobby is referred to as "Trash to Treasure", these items are down the right hand column of my blog. I love what I do, and I hope you will also enjoy it! My Items make great gifts! So buy it and try it. You can see pretty much all that I make down the right hand side of my blog. If anyone is interested in placing an order with me, I take checks, cashier check, and money orders. You can place your order in a comment, or email me at Loriejuan@hotmail.com. Thank-you

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Hey Boxwells! Sneak Peak @ your bags!!

This is Megan & Jessica's Bags! I bet you can guess who's bag they belong to!
This one is Cori's Beach Bag. I hope you enjoy them.

Tuesday, December 15, 2009


I would like to thank all of you who have been supporting me & Trash to Treasure for the past few weeks. Your purchases really do mean the world to me. When your living paycheck to paycheck & it's Christmas time, it's tough!! Thank-you all of you for your support!!;)

Sunday, December 6, 2009

I'm ready to work!!

Well, the surgery went good, and I'm ready to work!! If there is anything anyone needs please let me know!! Thanks

Monday, November 23, 2009

Surgery is almost here!

Well, as most of you know I will be going in to have surgery on the 2nd of December. It is a good thing, a hysterectomy, bladder repair with sling, and hernia repair. I will be down for a while, so no Tuacahn or Casablanca:( If there is anything you need for Christmas gifts I am hoping you can let me know ASAP! My items make great gifts for anyone. Stocking stuffers, teachers, friends, anyone & everyone love the bags!!;) LMK Thanks

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

The Purfect Purse!!

I am making lots of these bags for the X-mas Season. This is a great gift for teachers, friends, or family. This bag is the perfect size for anyone. It has a cell phone pocket, and an attached change wallet. This bag costs $15.00, a great deal!! If your interested in one please let me know. Thanks

Friday, October 16, 2009

Christmas Time is coming upon us pretty fast!!

Anyone interested in custom orders for Christmas please let me know ASAP, so I can get started on them. Your welcome to call me anytime, (H)928-347-5609 or (C)435-256-1311. Thanks everyone who supports me in my LoVe of Trash to Treasure!!

Friday, October 9, 2009

Check out my Kiddo's furniture!

We decided to start reusing our CapriSun/Koolaid Boxes. We made a chair & a sofa. A coffee table is next. We may even make a whole playhouse. Thanks everyone for your boxes!!
Our Chair!!

Our Sofa!

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Big change on my Candy Wrapper Purses!

I have made some big changes to my Wrapper Bags. They are now made out of Wrappers & Duct Tape. A few of my customers were having problems with the handles, so what can fix anything? DUCT TAPE!! I love the bags this way they are so durable, and easy to carry around this way! The price has also dropped to $20.00-small, $30.00-Medium, and $40.00 for the Large.

Fall Fest Casablanca

This is my booth at the Fall Fest at the Casablanca here in Mesquite. I was in a dark corner!
But, I still had fun and met lots of nice people!

Friday, September 18, 2009

Jeremiah at Tuacahn.

This is what happens when I take Jeremiah with me to Tuacahn. He gets a clubhouse under a table. He is good for a few minutes at a time!

My booth at Casablanca Smokin' in Mesquite!

I had a great time at the Smokin' in Mesquite BBQ Competition. I met so many neat people. I did really well that weekend. People really appreciate my Trash to Treasure items.

I made lots of stuff & I'm glad I did!

Carrie did a great job of putting it together. I will definitely do it again next year!!

Monday, August 24, 2009


Can you believe it?? I have finally finished some of my candy wrapper bags!! People are quite impressed by them! I love making them!! If your interested I sell the large for $60.00, the medium for $45.00, and the small for $30.00. Thanks everyone

More fun at Tuacahn Saturday Market!

What a nice weekend to be in Tuacahn! I have never been in bad weather up there!

I finally figured out a good way to hang my bags, so I can display more of them.

Friday, August 7, 2009

Tuacahn Saturday Market!

I am now joining the Tuacahn Saturday Market every Saturday. I love it up there. It is such beautiful scenery. The booths are also very inexpensive, and the people up there couldn't be any nicer. If your up in the area you should stop by & check it out. There is live entertainment, and a bounce house for the kids. You can also check it out on Tuacahn's website.
This is some of my booth and my beautiful treasures that I make.

All of the different sizes of bags I make.

My table of magnets. There are usually 10-20 different vendors. It is also free to get into. Come check it out, you and your family will enjoy it. It goes from 8:00 to 1:00 Utah time every Saturday. I will not be there on Saturday the 15th, our family will be finally going to Magic Mountain & Hurricane Harbor for a few days on a long needed get-a-way!!!

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

My Candy Wrapper Purses.

All I have to say is I SUCK!! I blogged about a month ago that I could probably make about 3 of these per week. Yeah right!! The links are fun to make, but I don't like sewing them together. Oh, well! I will post a finished purse soon.

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Diaper holders for your purse.

Thank-You Rachael for this great idea. Diaper & Wipe holders for your purse!! My son's diapers are a size 6, so you can get an idea of how big it is. You can order any color or flavor. I plan to charge $4.00 for these. If your interested please let me know!!

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Messenger Bags for School!

I made these messenger bags for a few of my nieces who's families have contributed many things for Trash to Treasure. They will use these instead of backpacks for school. They each got to pick their color & style. Each bag has a double cell phone pocket, inside wallet, and a matching pencil holder. The button on the front has their name on it. They turned out very cute. If anyone is interested in one of these I am making them custom only for $20.00. Just let me know the color or flavor. Thanks!!

Friday, July 3, 2009

And the winner is.........

my 11th follower Leslie!! Congrats!! You can e-mail me your mailing info @ Loriejuan@hotmail.com! I hope you like what you get!!! Thanks everyone!

Thursday, July 2, 2009

My Juice Pouch Apron's & Zippered Pencil Pouches!

These are my zippered pencil pouches. They come with 5 #2 pencils & they are $3.00.
Look at my aprons that I made with juice pouches. These are fun and easy to make. They even have pockets! I am adding these to Trash to Treasure. I am selling them for $10.00 for the adult size and $5.00 for the child size. You can pick any color or flavor you'd like. (Thanks for the idea Dawn!!)

Friday, June 26, 2009

The best giveaway yet!!!

I am doing my best give-away yet!! It is going to be for this Wild Cherry beach bag. There will also be some surprise goodies inside for the winner!! The drawing is for all of my wonderful followers!! The drawing will take place on July 3rd, so become a follower so you can possibly win!! Thanks everyone!!

Check out our new summer projects!

I am trying to learn how to make these candy wrapper purses. Above is one my sister Candice got in Mexico. Below is one that I have started. I believe once I get the hang of it I could make 2 or 3 a week. (we will see)!!!

The kiddo's & I also have been making bookmarks out of boxes that we have saved up to use for something, we finally found there purpose. I made a sticker with my info on back. I can use them like business cards!

A summer project of my kids has been recycling old crayons into new ones. My daughter Jazmyn has a blast and makes about 30 new crayons per day. These will be great for my next show that I do! Thanks to everybody who cleaned out there crayon boxes & gave them to us!!

Don't they look cute!! Good job Jazmyn!!

With all the fun craft things we have going here at the Dominguez Ranch it is sure to be an interesting summer!!!

Sunday, June 21, 2009

The June Jamboree!

A BIG thanks to all of you who supported me & Trash to Treasure at the June Jamboree at the Casablanca. It was so much fun & I met lots of really neat people. There will be another Jamboree at the end of September. I will keep everyone posted on it. Thanks again everyone!!

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

The June Jamboree!

I am going to have a booth in the June Jamboree at the Casablanca on June 20th. The admission is FREE! I hope some of you locals can come on out & check it out! Thanks Everyone!!

Monday, June 1, 2009

Kenadie's Scripture Bag

My niece Kenadie wanted a bag to carry her scriptures to church in so I came up with this. It turned out so cute, & it is the perfect size. It does have a cell phone holder on the back, & a pocket on the inside. I have added these to Trash to Treasure, Just check along the right hand side of my blog.

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

New sewing machine!!

I have been using one of my Mom's sewing machines to make my purses. I think the machine was maybe 25 years old or even older. (Shaunna & Kim's names are carved in it!!) You could tell it's age by the difficulty of trying to sew through these thick Capri Sun & Koolaid pouches. I got this Singer Simple from Wal-Mart for around $100.00. I think it was a very good buy. I love this machine. It is so basic & simple to use. If anyone is interested in getting into sewing I would highly recommend this machine to you!

Thursday, May 14, 2009

The Cutest Little Shoppers!!

I had 3 cute little shoppers stop by for a purse today. It is Jaiden, Abby, & Jacie.
They are so cute!!! They also drank plenty CapriSun so I can make more purses. Thanks Girls!!!

Check out my new purse!!

This is this new purse. I love it because it closes in the front. I designed this purse by what I would want in a purse.

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Adriana, your purse is done!!

Adriana ordered this Koolaid Cherry bag, with a long handle. It turned out good!!

My 1st custom order!!

My niece Brooke wanted a CapriSun Bag. She had her size, flavor, and everything else picked out. Well, I finished it last night and I think it turned out pretty darn cute. Brooke has very good taste!!

Sunday, May 10, 2009

My new blog!

I thought it was about time I started a new blog showing all that I love to make. I enjoy recycling items into things that we love!! Anyone is welcome to shop with me. I do custom work so if there is something you'd like please leave me a comment and I can try to do it for you. On all of my Trash to Treasure I will ship, so anyone can enjoy these Items. I will keep an updated list of what I have for sale here at the Dominguez Family Store. For those of you who don't know I will deliver to you within 2-3 days of your order. (If you live in the Mesquite area) I give really good prices because I am able to get the item pretty cheap with coupons. So, buying from me saves you money and it also helps me to earn money so I can continue to be a stay at home mommy. (A job I LOVE) Any item down the right hand side of my blog are all item I do always have in stock, and are a great gift for a birthday or any occasion. It gives you a sense in knowing that it is a recycled item, one less item in the landfills & its making a brighter future for our children!! GO GREEN! Please forward my blog address onto anyone you know that may be interested in my blog and what I have for sale. I would appreciate it.