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A letter to you, tired small business owner - Don't Give Up.

Friends, family, strangers, and soon to be friends:   Lately, more than ever, I have been reading about so many local stores in Austin closing shop and it’s heartbreaking. Retail is NOT EASY and a lot of times it can be the cause of sleepless nights and so much anxiety just wondering how you’re going to keep your little dream alive. I know it. I feel it far too often. I am lucky enough to share my storefront, and my anxieties with another business who has been through it all and survived. I have a friend/mentor/sounding board that helps me keep it all in perspective and brainstorm alternate ways of getting things done. We’re partners and rely on each other...

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Lavender Lion | Meet the Maker

  We're very proud and fortunate to host talented makers in our shop and not too long ago we welcomed Lavender Lion to our little family.  Meet Katelin the maker behind the animal necklaces and brooches we're all obsessed with. Although you won't be too surprised to hear she's an animal lover you might be by how she spends her time. Here's how Lavender Lion began.. 1.     Can you tell us a little bit about yourself? Lived in Florida until I graduated from Florida Gulf Coast University in 2009 with degrees in Biology and Veterinary Technology. I actually skipped my graduation to take a job at a wildlife rehabilitation facility in Texas! I've bounced around between domestic and wildlife rescue facilities in the hill...

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Sewing Pop-Up

Hi! We're having a Sewing DIY sesh Saturday here at the shop! Quick, easy & most importantly..painless. We would never put your fingers/hands at risk so Janet - a sewing extraordinaire - will be guiding us step by step the entire way!  If you're over having to rummage through your purse for your valuables (think phone, ear buds & chargers!!!) then listen up! We're making wristlets for those days when you wanna carry less but never without your *holds breath* phone, charger, ear buds, cards, keys, & etc. Ha! Who are we kidding? You'll find a way to stuff it but the point is it'll be so much easier and faster. Who doesn't wanna read their texts without having to take their phone out of...

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Spring Cleaning or Hoarding??

Spring cleaning or hiding stuff to buy more stuff?? Out of sight out of mind am I right? Call it what you want but Spring's warm weather usually calls for a refresher. It's time to fiinnnnaaalllly put up the holiday decor & thick blankets and add color & life back to your home in a non-overly-Easter kind of way. 1. Plop these pillows on your couch or bed & watch how easily they transition your space into the Spring season via the beautiful embroidery of greenery & birds. It adds the perfect touch of color your home needs. 2. Switch out your day to day bag to something more fun & vibrant while never compromising storage for all the "important stuff" you haul around.  3. Brighten up a...

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SXSW: The Survival Guide

You can't do SXSW right if you don't have the appropriate gear. Yeah I hear you, you're not going on a nine day mountain hike but you're messing with the Texas sun, a whole lot of humidity & more margaritas than you can handle. Trust me a little prepping goes a long way. Don't let the cloudy weather fool you! Sun rays are bigger & harsher in Texas! I personally love the Neutrogena sunscreen (it's non-comedogenic, water proof & doesn't leave a white cast!!) I also love the It Cosmetics CC Cream - it gives you build-able coverage & SPF all in one easy step. Austin's celebrated for our live music, art & food. Of course allergies don't make that list but you should...

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