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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You know that I love to celebrate every single holiday, no matter how big or small!


I love Easter, it always falls in spring when I’m ready for more color, fresh flowers, and just a fresh start to the season! This year, Easter feels later than usual, so I have enjoyed being able to take my time decorating - adding spring touches to the Easter decor!


You can read my Spring Finds Blog HERE where I highlight some new accessories, plus a few home items I’ve decorated with and loved this spring! 🌸


I’ve been busy putting together little Easter baskets for the boys. Here are a few things I’ve found from the shop that I know the boys will love + a few goodies from Amazon!


What Does Bunny Like? This book is so cute because it’s tactile for your kids to enjoy! I know that it’s a little young for John, but he will still love it!

My Easter Basket Book Such a cute addition to any spring gift! It has hide + collect eggs throughout the book. So fun and interactive!


Bunny Pillow I love these bunny pillows because the proceeds go to lilac artisans through the Imani Collective. It’s an amazing company that we are carrying for the second year now - check out their story here: https://imanicollective.com/pages/artisans

Ouch Pouch: These are so cute to add to any gift! It’s a gel ice pack that is perfect for every “ouchy”!

Don’t Push The Button! I have been finding little surprises to stick in the boys' Easter baskets and this book is a perfect addition to their basket!

Easter Bear Gummies 
Of course, I had to include these delicious gummies from Hammonds! They are SO tasty - kids and adults alike will love them!

Rainbow Scratch Paper The boys love these little scratch notebooks! They provide endless hours of fun entertainment as they make difference pictures and drawings.


I hope that you’re able to celebrate this Easter season in a way that is fun and relaxing for you and your family.

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There’s SO many ways to make someone feel special. If you’re like me, Valentines Day is one of the best days because I LOVE to make others feel loved. ❤️

Here's our list of 10 little ways to make Valentine's Day Special:

Make Heart Waffles for Breakfast: This waffle maker just makes breakfast way more fun! It's still quick + easy, but just so special! 💕 


Candy from Little Luxuries: We have some delicious and special sweet treats in the shop that make the perfect Valentine's Day present for the kids or whoever you love! 

Cards from Little Luxuries: Give the one you love a fun scratch off card! Plus, this weekend, all cards are just $2! (Valid until 2.6). 

Salt Dough Hearts: I love doing fun art projects with the boys! These Salt Dough Hearts for Valentine's Day are so cute and make a fun gift for grandparents! Picture from The Best Ideas for Kids

XO Garland: Add a fun decoration to your living room or kitchen! 


Love Box from Little Luxuries: Mail this Little Luxuries' Love Box to the ones you love this Valentine's Day! ❤️ This box comes filled with:

❤️ Inklings Scratch Off Card that says " I love you more than..." 

❤️ Mackinac Bath & Body Cherry Almond Soap

❤️ Love from Mackinac Valentine's Day Scented Candle (Strawberries + cupcakes)

❤️ Hammond's Hot Cocoa

❤️ Red Cabin Studio Heart Mug 

Valentine's Day Napkins: How cute are these little napkins? I've added them to my cart for fun around Valentine's Day! 

Add a note to your kids' lunch boxes: Your kids will love these fun scratch off Valentine's! Add them to their lunch for the week of Valentine's Day for a special surprise! 


Random Acts of Kindness: Read our Random Acts of Kindness Blog to do something kind for someone else when they are least expecting it! 

Doing Something Kind for Your Husband: Pack their lunch or put a note in their briefcase for a little something special! 

We hope you can bring love and happiness to everyone you come in contact with this time of year! We love making the little moments special! 


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Another year of visiting the AmericasMarket in Atlanta has come and gone! 
To all of you that filled out the survey that we sent before we visited the show, thank you! That gave us so many ideas of what you love to shop for when visiting Little Luxuries!
This year, we have beautiful new home goods, baby clothes, accessories, spa products and more arriving in the shop!
When at the market, we work hard to meet with current vendors, but also find new vendors to bring into the shop! 
One of my favorite places to visit while there is the Made in America section, where all the smaller, artisan lines are. We visited with Nola Watkins, a Christmas ornament  vendor that we have had for years at Artists Market. She will be bringing fun, new ornament designs to Little Luxuries this year! We also found beautiful new candles and fun new rubber toy soaps for the kids! 
We can’t wait to show you what will start arriving this spring! Be sure to follow along on our Instagram to see what’s arriving. Also, if you haven’t signed up for our weekly email, let’s be email friends! We promise not to spam you - we just love to let you know what’s new, what’s on sale and what events will be on Mackinac during the summer!
We can’t wait for another amazing year at Little Luxuries! 
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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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