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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.
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There are a lot of NEW goodies in the shop, so we wanted to take a minute to tell you about some of them!

Teacher Pots Teacher Pot & Market Set: Give a cute and creative gift to your favorite teacher! Hand-painted ceramic herb pot features raised accent tag with debossed sentiment. Arrives with coordinating ceramic soil marker. 

1st Birthday T-Shirt: Celebrate your baby's first birthday with this adorable t-shirt! 

Safari Sleeper & Bib Set: The cutest little safari sleeper set with a bib that matches! The bib reads: "Be kind to animals, be kind to nature, be kind to all".

Square Silicone Pouch: Fun silicone pouches that are perfect for all your essentials!

Safari Friends Plush Set: Take off on an adventure with this set of safari animals and a fun safari bus! 4-piece set. Set of three plush safari animal rattles with sensory crinkle paper detail. Arrives with plush safari bus tote with clear vinyl windows.

Many Dogs Puzzle: Stay busy this winter with a fun puzzle of all your furry friends! With 1000 pieces, this puzzle will take up a few nights when it’s too cold to do anything outside! 

Suddenly You Were My Everything: This adorable sentimental frame will be the perfect addition to your home, or the perfect gift for a grandparent! “Suddenly you were my everything” frame holds a 6X4 picture.

You're the Best Bath Balm Set: In need of a long bubble bath and some self care? Treat yourself or a friend to this You’re The Best Bath Balm Set!

Chasing Courage Necklace: Are you chasing courage in your life during this new year? Hold that reminder close with this beautiful necklace. 1 Corinthians 16:13 says Be on your guard; stand firm in the faith; be courageous; be strong. I think being scared it okay. It's trusting that God will see you through it and jumping in anyway that is courageous. Be on guard and chase that courage sister- He's got amazing things in store. Chain with repeating crystal beads, representing us continually chasing courage in our lives.

Toilet Bomb Cleaning Tabs: You can clean kill germs without toxic ingredients Plop. Fizz. Scrub.Flush. Cleaning toilets has never been so easy and safe! 10 tabs per bag • ingredients: sodium bicarbonate, non-GMO citric acid, water, essential oils of organic peppermint, tea tree + lemon. plastic-free packaging

 

To see what else is NEW in the shop, click here: https://littleluxuriesofmackinac.com/collections/all

 

We know you’ll find something you love and maybe a gift or two, as well! Happy Shopping! Be sure to check back often to see what else is NEW, as goodies are arriving often! 

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Nicole Doud

Do you ever wonder what a seasonal shop does during the off season? Here are a few things that we do to stay busy and get ready for the upcoming season!
*Spend time with family and friends! Since we are open 7 days a week for 7 months a year, I rarely get to spend time with extended family or even friends! A lot of the off season is spent with our loved ones, catching up and making memories! I also spend a lot of time with the boys when they aren’t in school. I love to take the time to make cookies for them, read them extra books or make a fun arts and craft project!
*Take trips! When it isn’t a pandemic, we spend a lot of time taking weekend trips, heading South for warmer weather! Andrew and I usually take a trip just the two of us to celebrate our anniversary and the end of one season before the next season begins! It’s nice to have just time for the two of us and to explore somewhere new!
*Evaluate the past season. Brainstorm what worked and what didn’t! I want to make sure that each season, we are improving and becoming the best shop we can to keep on selling the goodies that bring a smile to your face! 
*During November and December when the storefront is closed, we are very busy mailing out online orders and then opening on select days for Island residents to do their holiday shopping. 
*Order for the upcoming season! I spend a lot of time perusing catalogs, searching for new, unheard of artists and looking for unique goods for all three shops! This is one of my favorite things to do during the off season. Dream about new goodies that you’ll love!
*In January, I start to hire for the next season! If you’re interested in applying, read about the positions we have open HERE and then send an email with your resume and references to me (Nicole) at littleluxuriesmanager@yahoo.com
*Purge! I love a good deep clean! I spend a lot of time going through the shops, getting rid of old displays and thinking of ways to display goods!
*House projects! Since I’m so busy during the summer, I spend some days doing house projects, deep cleaning and decorating various spaces. Out with the old, in with the new!
The off season is filled with memories being made with our family and friends, plus administrative work to prepare for the upcoming season! It’s a lot of work, but I love it and wouldn’t trade it for the world!
Nicole
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We're hiring for the 2021 season! Would you like to be a part of a passionate, hard working team and live and work on beautiful Mackinac Island, MI? 
At Little Luxuries, we are like family, and we take pride in our company. We believe that we work better when we all work together. 
We offer housing located on Mackinac Island, flexible with schedules, and we offer fun perks! We work hard to provide our customers with beautiful, carefully selected products each season. 
See our job opportunities below:
Retail Manager: 
April-November, previous retail experience, comfortable working in a fast pace environment, exceptional customer-service, hard working, creative, able to manage a team, multi-tasker and works six days a week.
Retail Associate: 
May-August & May-November
Very hard working, enjoys people, exceptional customer service skills, creative, pays attention to detail, comfortable working in a fast pace environment, team player
If you would like to be considered for one of these positions, please email littleluxuriesmanager@yahoo.comyour resume and references. Thank you for your interest! 
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January 4, 2021

Strength

Goals and intentions are very popular to start the new year off right. I have never been that great at keeping my New Years goals. Last year, I decided to have a word for the year. It was Focus. Having that one word to reflect and work towards really helped me to 'focus' in my work areas and family areas. This year, my word for the year is Strength. I know that I need more strength than ever in 2021 as our economy will be suffering due to the pandemic and many other issues will downward spiral because of the economy. I also know I will need strength to prepare, and run my three businesses this season with our three growing children. Our lives will only be getting busier. The time now is so important for us to get a jump on the new year. Don't wait to figure out your 'word' or your goals. Do it now! 
The word strength came to me very easily. I guess because I know what 2020 was like and just because it's in the past, it does not mean 2021 and the years ahead will be better. Of course, we hope they will be, but my heart tells me we have a lot to overcome in the future. Hang on, nobody said life was easy. It is the challenges we go through that makes us stronger and better at what we do in work and out of work. 
I hope you find strength in the days ahead and I hope you have time to reflect on a word or a list of goals for 2021. 
We can do this! 
Nicole
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