Ghosts, Goblins, Bonfires Scare us on Halloween!

Ghosts, Goblins, Bonfires Scare us on Halloween, with our annual tradition of Trick or Treat time.

Children go to homes, door to door, ringing doorbells, asking for treats. The homeowners will give them a little treat, or as tradition has it, the children would play a trick on the homeowner.

A Bonfire with flames looking like a witch riding on a broom was at the Annual Fyr Bal Celebration in Ephraim, WI on the Shores of Green Bay, during this past Summer Solstice in June. My friend Diane Peissig-Elquist, proprietor of Wilson’s, an ice cream parlor and restaurant across the street, graciously shared her image with me – while we had our usual burgers, cherry pie and cherry shakes there.

It’s a sight to behold. Many bonfires line the shores of Eagle Harbor in a traditional Scandinavian celebration to drive away the “wicked winter witch.” It happens in mid June to celebrate the beginning of summer – and is known as the Fyr Bal. June 21, 2014 was the 50th Anniversary of the annual gathering.

Readers and clients who live there are able to watch the celebrations from their homes at sunset. Many of them have homes overlooking Green Bay, and see the bonfires through their Silhouette® window shadings by Hunter Douglas. They are blinds which allow a view through the sheer front and back of the blind, when the vanes between the sheers are in the open position. So they see the bonfires lining the shores at sunset while being in the comfort of their homes. The Silhouettes®, Nantuckets™ and Pirouettes® are some of the offerings which allow insulation, partial privacy and a preserved view at the same time.

Preserving that view and enjoying the gorgeous views Mother Nature offers us daily, is why so many readers have them in their homes. The side openings do attract pesky bugs and debris, as the light draws them into the shadings. After many years or being asked “how to remove the bugs”, we invented our CamilyWand™ Sticky Bug Removal Tool.™

Our CamilyWands’™ perpetually sticky CamilyTip, when kept dust free and clean, easily grabs the insects, allowing for safe easy removal. So many readers love our tool and are so grateful that we offer them our CamilyWand™ and CamilyTips.

We at Camily, LLC wish you a safe and fun filled Halloween this weekend!



You Scream, I Scream, We all Scream for Ice Cream

You Scream, I Scream, We all Scream for Ice Cream! On hot summer days, ice cream cones, shakes and sundaes are such a refreshing treat at home or on vacation.

On our summer vacation we ate lunch at this very ice cream parlor, Wilsons, in Ephraim, Door County, Wisconsin. Last Sunday I was enjoying a Cherry Shake and Cheeseburger at this ever popular ice cream shop, established in 1906, on my vacation there. We spent time with relatives enjoying the good life on the Green Bay shores – and even spent some time on the Lake Michigan shore beaches too. Great extended family time!

Often homes and the life style in Door County are published in shelter and vacation magazines. It is a life where time moves more slowly, people enjoy water sports, hiking, biking, boating and other fun summer activities. Many have vacation homes there, allowing escape from the hustle and bustle of city and business life. Even delivery companies move slower on this magical Northeast Wisconsin peninsula north of the city of Green Bay.

Since there are beautiful homes, there are also wonderful interiors with upscale furnishings. Many readers have installed the popular Silhouette® window shadings to capture all the glory of amazing sunsets over Green Bay. Or the gardens and unique quality of the Door Peninsula. They enjoy their views through the shadings while gaining insulation and UV protection simultaneously.

Because the light is so attractive to people and insects alike, bugs and flies find their way into the shadings through the side openings and get caught in the vane/sheers of the Silhouettes®, Nantuckets™ and other Hunter Douglas products that offer similar characteristics. We realized that many clients and readers struggle with that phenomenon and invented a tool to remove bugs and debris from inaccessible places like the vane openings in the blinds the CamilyWand™ Sticky Bug Removal Tool™. It’s perpetually sticky tip (when clean) grabs onto bugs and lightweight objects, allowing for safe retrieval. We answered the “why” of the problem and have a creative solution to preserve beautiful views from homes and offices.

As you move through summer and vacations, CamilyWand™ hopes you have a relaxing and safe time!