I am small-town girl who loves anything country and enjoys a little bit of city life every now and then. I am easily inspired and I love what I do. I live on beautiful Mackinac Island, MI year-round with my husband, two sweet boys, and two dogs. I love the little island we live on, it’s beauty and I am so grateful to call Mackinac Island ‘home’.

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April 4, 2017

Time For a Break

In mid-March it was time for a little break before our busy season begins. My husband and I were fortunate to take a vacation to Isla Mujeres, Mexico. It was perfect - lots of sun, sand, good food, and relaxing time for ourselves and each other. 
This is our fifth time visiting Mexico. We love the culture, the people, the food, the colors and of course the weather! We highly recommend the little island of Isla Mujeres (The Island of Women). 
Now it's back to preparing for a very busy season! 

Nicole 
xo.
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March 8, 2017

Smart. Inspiring. Strong.

Nothing is impossible. The word itself says 'I'm Possible' 
- Audrey Hepburn - 
Thinking about the women I have met, worked with, and built friendships with over the years today. I am thankful to learn and be inspired by so many amazing women in our world. 
Happy International Women's Day! 
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Hello, March! And, hello, winter! 
It's been a mild winter that's for sure in Northern Michigan, but this past Wednesday in 12 hours we received almost a foot of snow! We are not complaining. Islanders love snow. Easier to get around and it makes our little island sparkle even more! 
I am not really sure where February went, but it is now March and we are getting down to business preparing for the new season. 
We reopen Friday, April 28th, 2017! 
Have a wonderful weekend and lets hope the sun is shining for most of it! 
~Nicole
xo.
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February 20, 2017

The Big Apple Never Disappoints

Two weeks ago I made my annual trip to NYC for the International Gift Show.  It is always such a great time! My business partner and friend, Jenna Kator, owner of the Jenna Kator Collection, came with me to help pick out new goodies for the new season.  
Above are some photos from my trip. I was able to meet with some of my artists, place orders, see new trends, and of course, enjoy New York City! 
~Nicole
xo.
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February 17, 2017

Too Cute, Too Sweet

Hope your Valentine's Day was extra special with someone you love! Our boys Louie and Tommy were full of giggles on the heart-filled day. Nothing is sweeter than watching them love on each other! 
xoxo
Our wonderful husband and daddy was extra loving too! White roses, chocolates and dinner out ....I'd say we had a lovely holiday with our little family. 
If you received anything special or did something unique, please comment below! I know most people do not care for the 'Hallmark Holiday', but what is not to love about celebrating a day with love and treats! 
~Nicole
xo.
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