Sisters Jennifer McCubbins and Jamie Connelly didn’t know when they moved to the area several years ago that they would one day own a historic piece of downtown Murphys, or that they’d turn it into a two-story arts and crafts store with a resident psychic and local makers to boot. 

Yet that’s precisely what happened, thanks to several fortunate—or serendipitous—events that led the two to go into business with each other last year. 

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Marie-Elena studied creative writing, art, and photography at University of Nebraska at Omaha, graduating with a BA in Studio Art -Visual Media. She moved to California from Nebraska in 2019 and is happy to call Calaveras County her home.

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