Running a Business
Running your own business is hard work. It takes tons of time, creativity, and passion. Today, I want to introduce you to three small business owners who have not only created unique products, but their love for what they do shows in each item they make.
Each business and product is very different from the other, but they all have one thing in common. They would make extremely thoughtful and unique gifts. Whether you know someone with an upcoming birthday, if you need to bring a gift for the hostess of your Easter Celebration, if you are planning ahead for Mother’s Day (hint, hint husband,) or if you just want to make someone’s day, I’ve got some great ideas for you to check out.
All of these products are handmade, and I can tell you from experience that the quality is amazing.
I love to support small businesses, especially these three business owners. I really hope you will too.
So, let’s get right to it.
Ashley, the owner, contacted me after reading the blog. She has a shop on Etsy (which you can find HERE,) and she makes the most beautiful nightlights. She made one for each of my boys’ rooms, and they are fantastic.
Ashley first came up with the idea when she wanted to make something special for her daughter, Lily, and her room. Lily’s Lights was born!
We went with a Giraffe in blue for Mr. B, since that is his favorite animal and color. For the twins, I’ve been collecting elephant things since I started working on their nursery, and their room is orange and grey, so we went with a grey elephant.
Each nightlight is handmade, and you can even see how they do it on their Instagram feed. Just follow @lilyslights or click HERE
Not only are these nightlights great for your little one’s room, but they are pieces of artwork for any room in your home. You can also buy them on Amazon. Just click thru the picture below, which is my affiliate link.
Golden Sage Homemade
Danielle is a blogging friend of mine. You may know her as Serene Mom. Not only is she a fantastic writer, but she is a phenomenal baker. She has started her own bake shop called Golden Sage Homemade (which you can visit HERE,) and she makes the most delicious cookies.
We got the sample pack of 2 double chocolate (Mr. B’s favorite,) 2 chocolate chip (the twins’ favorites,) and 2 oatmeal raisin (husband’s favorite.) I barely got a crumb from each, they gobbled them up so fast.
Danielle packages each order in a cute little box, and will ship almost anywhere. Just pop the cookies in the microwave for about 10 seconds, and you have soft, delicious cookies. The smell alone brought all the boys to the kitchen. They were moist, chewy, and just the right amount of sweet. Yum. You can certainly tell Danielle puts a lot of love into her business.
Right now, if you place an order with the code loveshanneva16 you can get 15% off your order. What a great gift for your Easter hostess/host! Plus, don’t forget Mother’s Day!
Baby Samantha Blankets
I first met Meliza when she was shopping at our Twins’ club rummage sale. She was pregnant with identical twins, and she was just glowing.
Unfortunately, Meliza’s girls developed TTTS, Twin to Twin Transfusion Syndrome. She had laser surgery, but she went into labor very early, and her girls, Samantha and Emily, were born premature like my boys.
Samantha fought so hard, but her body just couldn’t keep fighting.
In her honor, Meliza makes beautiful baby blankets that are lovingly named after her daughter, and Emily’s twin sister, Samantha. Meliza puts so much love and care into each piece, and I know she makes Samantha proud.
The blankets are truly beautiful. I bought one for my boys’ room, and Meliza will make them in any color/pattern you like. I, of course, chose an elephant on an orange and gray blanket. I have it hanging on the wall in their room, and I just love it. Here is just a sampling.
In addition to blankets, Meliza makes hats for both kids and adults. Plus, you can get a coordinating hat and baby blanket.
Pricing is as follows:
Meliza also helps me in my auctions every year with a donation, plus this year she is donating 20% from anything my readers purchase to the March of Dimes. Just mention my name, Shann, when ordering. You can order by sending her a message on Facebook HERE or by calling/texting (414) 552-2004
Meliza is truly one of the sweetest women I know. I’m so happy to have met her, and call her a friend. Her work is amazing and the pictures don’t do them justice.
I hope you’ll consider making a purchase from one of these talented women. You will be supporting a small business that is truly a passion for each. Their products are truly wonderful and would make such a great, thoughtful gift.
*I received some products as gifts, but the honest opinions are my own…and my kids.