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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 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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We’re well into the beginning of a New Year! I love a new year and the fresh start that it brings! Here are a few things that I’ve ordered to give our home a reset for the new year! 

Probiotic

Probiotic to keep your gut clean

Fern from Target

Faux potted fern to add 'freshness' to a room without watering it! 

Vest

This Plaid vest is cozy for winter months ahead. Easy to throw on for a casual day or to dress up with leggings and boots. 

Pillows

Refresh your bed with new pillows for the new year.

Charging Station
Organize all of your phone and iPad cords with a charging station. Too many cords can drive me crazy! 

Love Crunch

Have a sweet tooth, but need to keep those New Years goals? Don't feel too guilty indulging in Love Crunch Organic Granola with dark chocolate pieces - my favorite!  

Kind Bars

Chocolate Cherry Kind bars are my favorite go to snack.  

Charades

Spend the winter months playing charades with your kids on Friday or Saturday nights!

Tell me, what are some things that you’re doing to give your home a reset for the New Year? 

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Happy July 1st! Today on the blog, we’re sharing some of our favorite red, white and blue products for the 4th of July! 

One of our TOP sellers this season has been our enamelware serving trays, bowls and plates! With so many different designs, these plates have been a fun way to bring summer vibes and pops of color to your kitchen and dining experience! 
You’re never too old to use a straw, especially when these straws are eco-friendly paper straws! Celebrate red, white and blue with these colorful straws that will bring a smile to everyone’s face when they see them in their drink!
Enamelware cups that look like red (or blue) solo cups are a great addition to the party table! They are dishwasher safe, so no need to hand wash after the party!
 
New Year’s Eve party glasses are always fun, so why not have them for the 4th of July, too?! These red, white and blue glasses will be a fun for the kids! 
This white enamelware egg tray is great for hard boiled or deviled eggs on the food table! Or, simply leave it in the refrigerator for you to know the difference between the hard-boiled and non-hard boiled eggs! 

If you’re looking for a great hostess gift, check out our July box, that is filled with Michigan-made FOOD! It has great items from all over Michigan that would make the perfect gift to bring with you to a party or mail to someone you’re missing this summer  season!
Be sure to head to the website to see more great red, white and blue finds. We hope that everyone has a safe and happy 4th of July! 
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