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Favorite Things...

Alexis Clare

Favorite Things...

In three weeks I'll be attending my 4th Etsy Dallas Spring Bash. I can't tell you how excited I am! I absolutely love the Bash's not just for the care the Etsy Dallas Team pours into it, but the quality of the vendors!  I have the pleasure to know a few vendors, but some are new to me this year! These are some of the artists I'm most looking forward to buying from...  I know.. I know... your first thought is... "do you have something to tell us, Alexis?"No. My only children have 4 legs and are covered with hair. ...


Meet the Stockist: Rodeo Boutique

Alexis Clare

Tags Boutiques, Shop Local, Small Business, Stockist News

Meet the Stockist: Rodeo Boutique

It's time for another Meet the Stockist!! I want to introduce you all to Rodeo Boutique. A sweet boutique in Baton Rouge! They've been stocking my products since about January 2017.  How long have you been in business? We've been in business for almost 11 years. We opened in Baton Rouge, LA in the fall of 2005. Our Ruston, LA location followed a few years later.   What is your store's philosophy? We have a couple: Be yourself, Wear what you love, Life's a party so have fun! and Be kind! What do your customers love about your shop? Our...


The Dream Team

Alexis Clare

Tags Collaborations, Small Business, Southern Comfort Fragrance

The Dream Team

I can't exactly remember when I stumbled over Allison's products - but I know it was because a mutual customer shared something, then she bought something from me... then I bought something from her.. and unbeknownst to me, a partnership was on the horizon! Last fall when we were both crazy busy, I had a wild idea to do a collaboration. I asked Allison if she was up for it. She said YES! And then the avalanche of holiday orders happened, and it got pushed to a back burner.  I reached out to Allison at the beginning of this month to...


Meet the Stockist: Mint + Basil

Alexis Clare

Tags Boutiques, Shop Local, Shop WUW, Small Business, Stockist News, store news

Meet the Stockist: Mint + Basil

Mint + Basil became one of my top stockists at the end of last year, and I am just gushing over their Social Media. I truly wish I could live in their store. I reached out to ask them a few questions.  How long have you been in business? The idea of MINT + BASIL was dreamed up by my husband, Donny, and myself in January 2015. We spend almost two years designing our space and curating our brand, and opened up our doors to downtown Fargo, North Dakota in October 2016.What is your store's philosophy?We live and die for...


Just Say No to Glitter...

Alexis Clare

Tags Arts and Crafts, eco safe, environmentally friendly, glitter

Just Say No to Glitter...

Every time I see glitter in bath products it makes me cringe. I want to reach out to the maker and say "YOU CAN DO BETTER!". Not because it gets everywhere, or can cut your eyes if worn around your peepers, or even because it gets everywhere (did I mention that already?). It's because it isn't recyclable or biodegradable and is a contributing factor to pollution and waste.  Glitter, called  Polyethylene terephthalate on labels, commonly abbreviated as PET, is plastic. Like, plastic bottle plastic.    “Because of its small size and durable nature, glitter is a continuous environmental pollutant. Glitter is commonly...