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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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I like to decorate with a few Valentine’s garlands to hang up in the house, have conversation hearts in a bowl, use heart paper plates and napkins, and do some Valentine’s crafts! Here are some of my favorite Valentine's Day finds for 2022.

 

Foam Picture Frames - Such a fun craft for John and I to do! 

 

Scratch Off Hearts - All the boys love these! They are so fun and perfect to give as a fun Valentine! 

 

Resin Heart Mold - Such a fun craft! Great for making necklaces, key chains, etc! Here is the link for the resin making supplies!

 

Heart Socks - I love getting festive with every holiday, especially Valentine's Day! 

 

Heart Waffle Maker - if you follow me on Instagram, you've seen me share this! I love pulling it out all the time, but especially around Valentine's Day! This heart waffle maker just makes breakfast so much more fun!

 

Valentine's Day Plates - Such a fun way to add color to the table. Just grab these heart plates for a special breakfast, dessert or dinner!

 

XO Garland - I love adding garland to our home every chance I get! This XO Garland is the perfect addition! 

 

I hope you'll add red and pink hearts to your home for this loving season! 

Xo,

Nicole 

 

 

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Here are a few of our favorite Thanksgiving Tablescapes we found on Pinterest. To see more of our favorites, follow us on Pinterest here!

 

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We hope you enjoy these favorite looks for fall and get inspired to create your own beautiful table this holiday season. But regardless of what your table looks like, it's the people and memories that are gathered together this holiday season.

Nicole

Xo 

 

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I wanted to share a blog post with you that highlights what you as our customers are loving in the shop! 
Here are the top goodies that are popular in the shop right now!
Hand painted Mackinac Ornaments: Everyone loves to bring home an ornament from Mackinac! These ornaments are so popular because they are hand painted and gorgeous!
Mackinac Bath and Body: It's no secret that our Mackinac Bath and Body line is extremely popular! Made in Northern Michigan, this line is luxurious, but affordable! 
Island Girl Candle: Another popular item that is signature to the shop, our Island Girl line from Green Daffodil! These lilac candles are the perfect take home present from Mackinac- they remind you of lilac season year round!
Elyse Breanne Stickers: Elyse Breanne is an artist that is currently in law school! Her creative outlet of stickers, cards and more is helping pay her way! We love supporting business women like her. 
Polka Dot Mitten Stickers: Another business woman, Katie Doucette's work is extremely popular! Her stickers remind you of the best parts of your trip to Mackinac! 
Choices Shower Steamers: Popular among everyone, these shower steamers are great for those that want to add a touch of self-care to their daily routine! 
MichiGummies: There's just something about candy in the shape of Michigan - it tastes better! Plus, we love that these are made in Michigan! 
Beth Mueller Mugs: Beth Mueller has been working with Little Luxuries since 2009. Her mugs have remained classic and timeless pieces that are wanted every year! There are so many beautiful designs that have been added over the years, but the bike design still remains our favorite! 
Michigan Necklaces: Overall, these necklaces remain the most popular! With quite a few different designs, these necklaces are a favorite year after year! 
Wee Bee Jammin': We love all of our different options from the Michigan food section, but this year Wee Bee Jammin' is taking the lead as the most popular! With so many different tastes and flavors that are all delicious, these are the perfect addition to any appetizer! 
Were any of your favorites included in this list? If you haven't checked these goodies out, head over to the online shop and add them to your cart!
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We’ve been talking a lot about Mother’s Day gifts! Today we’re sharing my favorite Mother’s Day gifts to give! 

I recently saw these Tea Drops and LOVED them! They are individually wrapped and perfect to add to a cute gift! Just open the bag and drop in the hot water. If you aren’t sure what flavor of tea they like, Tea Drops are perfect because you can just give them one of each! 

Have you ever seen a Tea Mug? These are NEW this season and we love them for the avid tea drinker! The side of the mug has a cute little tea bag holder. Paired with the Tea Drops, you will have the perfect gift for your Mom! 

The perfect Michigan made Artisan Caramels that were made exclusively for Little Luxuries! These caramels are a delicious sweet treat and are the perfect addition to any present!

Have you tried the amazing Hanover’s Michigan Mints? These delicious chocolates are made in my hometown of St. John’s, Michigan! I love the Michigan Cherry and Mint Chocolates! We have a variety of milk chocolate and dark chocolate - if you want to add these to a present, you won’t regret it! 

The cutest gift for Mom or grandma is the Kitchen Buddy Spatula. What an adorable pairing - one large spatula with handy, dandy measuring table on the back, paired with it's mini-me! These are great gifts for the avid baker, mom and child cookie baking tag team, the always entertaining hostess, and / or anyone who has a kitchen!

I’ve mentioned tea a lot, but we know the Moms out there love their coffee!! Our Lake Charlevoix Coffee is back in stock! This is locally made in Northern Michigan by an awesome company and we love selling this- and you love drinking it!

 

A PERFECT gift for Mom and Grandma: Beth Mueller and it’s back in stock! We have so many mugs, plates, trays and more in for the new season. This makes a great gift for Mom. It’s classic, yet reminds her of her best summer days on Mackinac. 

My favorite part of any gift is our signature line, Mackinac Bath and Body! Goat’s Milk Hand Lotion, Body Butter, Bar Soap, Room Spray and Body Spray are all included in four different scents. We already have them packaged in a gift box ready to go, if that’s easier for you!

If none of the options above interest you for Mom, shoot us an email! We’d love to help you pick out the perfect gift to send to Mom this year.

 

Xo,

Nicole 

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This winter we are working on a few house projects. One that I am super excited about is our half-bathroom remodel! 

I thought I would share a few pictures of the new pieces that are going in the bathroom! I can't wait to show you the final result!

Olive Branch Wallpaper from Magnolia

 

Lavendon Farmhouse/Country Distressed Accent Mirror from Wayfair

 

Hildred 2 - Light Dimmable Vanity Light from Wayfair 

 

Valle Single Hole Single-Handle Bathroom Faucet in Oil Rubbed Bronze

 

Rectangular Bathroom Ceramic Vessel Sink Art Basin in White

Custom

I'm SO excited for this vanity! It is being custom built for the bath and I think that it will complete the room perfectly and also provide enough storage!

 

I can't wait for the half-bath to come together and show you the final results! 

 

 

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