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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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Re-Zip It
Re-Zip It, also known as The Zipper Lady is a fun vendor at The Artists Market of Mackinac that is unique and colorful! She recycles vintage zippers and transforms them into beautiful hair accessories, jewelry and home wall decor.
Re-Zip It
Each wall decor piece is bold and unique, perfect for a sunroom or really any room in the house that needs a piece to liven the walls up. The bracelets are beautiful wrap bracelets that are all different.
Re-Zip It
Next time you come into the shop, check out the work from Re-Zip It and take home a fun new piece of jewelry or wall decor!
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Courtney Fischer
Today’s Monday Maker is about Courtney Fischer Jewelry, based in Michigan, but her work can be found all over the United States.
Courtney Fischer Earrings
Courtney works in her backyard studio where all of the pieces are hand forged. All of her jewelry is created to have a timeless look, with a twist of modern. Her jewelry is meant to be enjoyed and wore on a daily basis. She draws her inspiration from nature, which you can see when you pick up her work. In her spare time, she also teaches jewelry making workshops!
Courtney Fischer
We love working with such creative and talented artists, such as Courtney and we think you will love her jewelry as much as we do! Next time you’re on the island, stop in to see her creative work!
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Happy Weekend! I can’t believe that summer is rapidly coming to an end. College students are starting to pack up and leave the island as they had back for their fall semester! Thinking about packing up, has me reminiscing of graduation college years ago! As I look through the shop, I see things that I wish I would have had as a college student - so I’ve rounded up a list of 10 Back to College Essentials that you need before the school year commences! 
Jenna Kator Dexter
1. Jenna Kator Dexter Bag: Don’t just show up to class with last year’s bag! Use the Jenna Kator Dexter Backpack, which has a full zip-around closure under snap flap, perfect for taking everything to class! 
Ionia Jenna Kator
2. Jenna Kator Ionia Wallet: If you use need something smaller to carry, slip your money, cards and ID in here and you are all set! 
Island Girl
3. Island Girl Sweatshirt Dress: Want to look cute, without having to put a lot of effort in? Slip on this dress with leggings for the cutest fall look! 
Mackinac Island Pouch
4. Tandem for Two Pouch: Remember your favorite days on Mackinac Island with this colorful, made in Michigan pouch!
Rifle & Co
5. Rifle & Co Canteen: You’ll have the cutest and more stylish water bottle with this fun and happy print! 
My Happy Place
6. Polka Dot Mitten “My Happy Place” Sign: Going out of state to school? Take this My Happy Place sign along with you, so you never forget where you came from! 
Mackinac Bath & Body
7. Mackinac Bath and Body Room & Body Mist: Keep this on hand to spruce up your dorm room or apartment before friends come over! 
Happy Spirtz
8. Happy Spritz Face Wipes: Use these face wipes in your daily routine for a quick pick me up! 
Pieces of Me
9. Pieces of Me Cuff: Take the quiz to find out your persanality before heading back to school remembering who you are!
Island Girl Blanket
10. Island Girl Blanket: Cozy up with this soft and colorful Island Girl blanket, reminiscing of days on Mackinac.
We know that college will be starting soon, but I hope that this list of some college essentials will help remind you of your favorite days spent on Mackinac and help make your dorm room a little more cozy. 
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Cellar Door
Today’s Monday Maker is about everyone’s favorite, Cellar Door Soaps! Their soaps are found all over the world and right here on Mackinac Island!
Cellar Door
Cellar Door Soaps uses 100% plant based oils and shea butter to create an amazing product made right here in Michigan! They have soaps that are perfect for each season and represent the great state of Michigan! Some favorites include: Dapper Dan, Kitch-iti-kipi Spring, Mackinac Island Lilac and Michigan Meadows. Typically, one of their bars of soap will last you 3-4 weeks, even with daily use.
Cellar Door uses a blend of 5 plant based oils in all of their soaps: olive oil, coconut oil, sustainable palm oil, castor oil and shea butter- making their soap a vegan product. Even when they scent and color their soaps and candles, they remain completely phthalate and paraben free.
Cellar Door
Next time you stop in, check out the Cellar Door soaps and candles! We know you won’t be disappointed!
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Meanwhile Back on the Farm
Today’s Monday Maker is about Meanwhile Back on the Farm based out of Virginia and created by a husband and wife team, Bobby and Heather.
Meanwhile Back on the Farm
Meanwhile Back on the Farm started in 2015 as a way for Heather and Bobby to share with other’s parts of their lifestyle. All of their products are hand sewn from organic materials: vegetable tanned leather, waxed canvas and Liberty of London fabric. Their products remind us of their “home grown” aesthetic that Heather and Bobby want to share with everyone that comes in contact with their products. These bags are very durable and the insides are adorable - made with floral material! 
Meanwhile Back on the Farm
Photo Courtesy of Meanwhile Back on the Farm
The Artists Market of Mackinac Island is a proud retailer of Meanwhile Back on the Farm’s American made bags. Next time you’re in the shop, take a look at our favorite bags! 
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