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I'm Nicole. I am a wife, mother, shop owner on Mackinac Island, and lover of handmade. The little things and little moments inspire me. Follow me on my blog as I write about shop news, my travels, island life and motherhood.
Nicole
xo.

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2021 was truly amazing! This year was filled with so many beautiful memories and moments - I wrote a blog recapping our year here
Here is what you loved this year - the Top 10 Customer Favorites for 2021, followed by my Top 10 Favorites from the shop this year! 
If you missed out on shopping any of the favorites highlighted below, simply click on the image and it will take you over to the shop to learn more about that product and then purchase it for yourself! 

Top 10 Customer Favorites for 2021:

  • Green Daffodil Island Girl Soap 
  • Mackinac Bath and Body Goat Milk Soap
  • Polka Dot Mitten Stickers
  • Elyse Breanne Stickers
  • Mackinac Bath + Body Lotion
  • MichiGummies
  • Hanover’s Chocolates
  • Choices Bath + Body Steamers
  • Log Cabin Creation Ornaments
  • Island Girl Candle

 

Nicole's Top 10 Favorites for 2021: 

  • Do More of What Makes You Happy T-Shirt + Crewneck
  • Mackinac Island Beanie
  • Mackinac Is My Happy Place Mug + Sticker
  • Mackinac Island Embroidered Pillow
  • Mackinac Island Bicycle Sweatshirt Blanket
  • Ginger Turmeric Granola by Bear Creek Farm
  • Jenna Kator Peninsulas Wallet
  • Coconut Lime Body Lotion 
  • Wavertree + London Soaps
  • Island Girl Reusable Tote Bag
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I love the holiday season! 🎄 One of my favorite parts is the holiday appetizers! I'm highlighting some of my favorite on this week's blog. Check out these amazing apps here:
This recipe from Joanna Gaines Pretzels and Cheese Dip is just amazing! I love that you have the option to make them savory or sweet (by adding some cinnamon sugar)! Picture from KendellKreations.
 
The Cookie Rookie makes an incredible 7 Layer Greek Dip and everyone loves a good 7 Layer Dip! I love that you can make this recipe beforehand and that it doesn't have to go into the oven, since there is always limited space in the oven. Picture from The Cookie Rookie.
The Chunky Chef makes Bacon-Wrapped Little Smokies. Everyone loves them - even the kids! They are sweet and smokey, and my mouth is watering just thinking about making them! Picture from The Chunky Chef.
Women's Day complied a list of 65 Christmas Appetizers that are all great ideas for serving your family and friends during the holiday season! I love the wide range of ideas that they give! Picture from Women's Day.
The holiday season is the happiest time of the year! 🎄 I'm excited to spend the holidays with friends and family, making delicious appetizers for everyone to enjoy! I'd love to hear what you are making this holiday season - let me know! 
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My Christmas Bucket List Blog included a movie marathon!
Here are the top movies that I want to watch this Christmas season! The boys helped me make the list with a few of their favorites and then I included a few of mine - like Holidate! Such a cute romantic movie for the holidays!
I’d love to hear what your top movies are to watch during the holiday season! Head over to my Instagram to let me know!
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It's the holiday season and here is our family's Christmas Bucket List! 🎄

Visit Santa 
Make Homemade Ornaments 
Sip on Rich Hot Cocoa with Marshmallows 
Take a Drive to Look at Christmas Lights 
Wear a Holiday Sweater 
Open One Gift on Christmas Eve
Make Christmas Cookies 
Give Back 
Christmas Movie Marathon 
We hope this will give you ideas to get in the holiday spirit for your family! I'd love to hear what's on your holiday bucket list! 
Please share with me! 
Nicole
xoxo
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This holiday season, I am thankful for so many things and just wanted to take a minute to name a few: healthy boys, Andrew, a wonderful home on Mackinac Island, a community filled with love and support, and you! I am thankful for customers who return each season to Mackinac Island and who love Mackinac as much as we do!
Little Luxuries would not be here without your constant support and enthusiasm, so, thank you! During the season, the shops are filled with so much laughter and enthusiasm that it always reminds me of why we are open! 
I hope that each time you enter the shop, you can find happiness in the environment and find joy in the little luxuries that you take to your own home. 
Nicole
xo
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