• All Things Business,  Blog

    Successful Market Season Secrets

    Markets are the perfect way to put yourself out there & help your customers put a face to your business! It also helps all the market go-ers discover your brand if they've never heard of it before. It's like a breath of fresh air when new customers gush over your perfectly placed products! That's all great & makes you feel like you've go it going on, doesn't it? It should!

  • Blog,  DIY

    Mastering Your Cricut: Part I | Tools

    So you just got a Cricut for Christmas & you're probably thinking, "How on Earth do I use this bad boy?! Why can't I figure this out?! OMG. I JUST WANT IT TO CUT, DAMNIT!" Don't worry, we all start there! Unless you're some kind of super human, then we don't want to be friends with you. KIDDING! But really. I sat watching YouTube videos for hours, days, weeks. I still watch videos about how to use my Cricut, so don't feel like you're alone in this. In case you're just looking for a quick how-to, this is your place!

  • Blog,  DIY

    Bowl Cozy Tutorial + Free Pattern

    As promised, I'm going to teach you how to sew a bowl cozy! In our previous post, we went over sewing basics, which includes everything, well maybe not everything, but a lot you'll need to begin sewing. This pattern is great for beginners! It helps you practice sewing in straight lines and teaches you about sewing right sides together. Need more sewing beginner basics? Check out our Sewing 101 post!

  • Blog,  DIY

    Sewing 101 | The Basics

    Sewing is so in! I am so fortunate to have a grandma that sews and was more than willing to teach me when I asked.If you don't have anyone around to teach you the basics, but really want to learn how to sew, you're in luck!

  • Finding the Perfect Market, Market Season, Market, Craft Show, Craft Market, Niche Market
    All Things Business,  Blog

    Finding the Perfect Markets | For You & Your Brand

    Oh my ‘lanta. Market season is finally coming to an end! You guys, when I say finally, I mean I have done 1-3 markets every month since May this year. At the beginning of the year I set some pretty hefty goals for my business. This was going to be the year that I re-branded, found a graphic designer to update my logo, and most importantly I wanted to find at least 1 market to attend each month. I look back and think, why did I choose to do so many? I really didn’t have a reason other than I thought it would be fun. This year has been filled with many weekends…

  • All Things Business,  Blog

    Pricing: How to Price Your Products Confidently

    Welcome back friends! Today I want to talk to you about pricing your products confidently! As a maker, you so often have to listen to what your customers want, this can be anything from price point to what types of product to make and carry. I sometimes find these voices can be so overwhelming and loud that I often lose my own voice because I want to make the customer happy. Anyone feel the same way? Raise your hand, don’t be shy. If you’re not a maker, I encourage you to keep reading, it will give you a better insight into how and why we price the products as we…

  • Up-cycle, Candles, DIY Hack, DIY, Candle Hack, Reuse, Fall Scent, Summer Scent, Summer Candle, Fall Candle
    Blog,  DIY

    DIY Hack: Up-Cycle Your Old Candles

    Candles give me such a sense of calm and relaxation. Have you ever had that one candle you love to burn, but you don’t want to burn the wick to the end because you won’t be able to smell it ever again? I have! It’s my favorite Target candle… it smells just like early June. Can early June even have a smell? Trust me, I’m pretty certain it does! It smells like fresh picked peonies — my favorite flower of all time — with just a touch of magnolia. It smells absolutely beautiful. I have to admit, my pumpkin pecan waffle candle is a close favorite, it smells delicious. You’re…

  • Fall Decor, Fall Porch Decor, Simple Fall Decor, Cheap Fall Decor, Pumpkins, Mums, Rustic Decor, Rustic Fall Decor, Fall Wreath
    Blog,  Lifestyle

    Tips & Tricks for a Simple Fall Porch

    Just last week I was asking fall where she was at, but friends, I think she finally arrived!  Lately I’ve been all about skinny jeans, my herringbone vest, and eating soup every chance I can. I’m probably a little bias about fall because my birthday is in October, but fall is absolutely my favorite season. The changing leaves, the crisp air, and pumpkins… I just can’t get enough! Don’t Buy New Unless You Have To! I think this is the most important tip to keeping your front porch decor inexpensive! When I was decorating my porch, I knew I had to have pumpkins and this year I really wanted mums,…

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