Beth Gross | Farm House Candle Co.

Beth Gross | Farm House Candle Co.
When Annie from Compass Paper Co first started working for me, she met Beth at a darling yarn shop in Cedar called Wool and Honey where she was having a trunk show for Farmhouse Candle Co. We knew we wanted to have her do one in our shop, and when...

Julie Morelli | Nourishing Notes

Julie Morelli | Nourishing Notes
It's hard to believe that Julie and I have not actually met in person yet! Julie connected with one of my store employees last summer, who took to Julie and her company right away.  I got some of her catalogs and fell in love with the witty nature of Nourishing...

Kalin Sheick | Sweetwater Floral

Kalin Sheick | Sweetwater Floral
Surely to most of you, Kalin needs no introduction? From someone who considers herself comfortable in her own skin, Kalin blows me out of the water. I have only met Kalin online thus far, but I feel like I've known her forever and that we would have been great cabin...

Elizabeth Mayville | Elizabeth Mayville

Elizabeth Mayville | Elizabeth Mayville
I first came across Elizabeth's work at LaFontsee Gallery in Grand Rapids when I used to live there. It sucked me in immediately! It reminded me of one of my favorite artist's Fairfield Porter with a feminine twist. Serene with great color, and I've always wanted to learn how to...

Annie Lang Hartman | Compass Paper Co

Annie Lang Hartman | Compass Paper Co
This individual is the perfect start to this new series, The Bright Blog, highlighting brands and companies that are trying to bring brightness to the world. Annie Lang was referred through a mutual friend 4 years ago when I was desperate to find a new manager for my shop. What...

Leland gal adopts a new tagline, here's why.

Leland gal adopts a new tagline, here's why.
After 5 years with Leland gal, I felt there was something missing within our branding. While, I liked having the state of Michigan represented on our tags, I still felt that wasn't truly "ours" to use, nor do I feel our patterns are strictly for Michiganders anymore. I wanted to...