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Creative Entrepreneur Club

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Are you an entrepreneur? Then, join the Creative Entrepreneur Club Facebook group!

“You should totally start a blog. Wait, no actually you should be focusing on building a community on Facebook. And, don’t forget about Instagram. Ok, right. You’ve got this. You can do it all.”

10 min later….

“I’m lost. I’m confused. Where do I start? How do I go about these tasks in a way that saves time and resources?”

This is the dialogue in my head at least 20 times each day. Being a solorpreneur is awesome, but it can also be lonely especially when you are alone with your thoughts and left up to your own devices. If you are like me, you love being independent, making your own decisions and running with your heart. But, sometimes you feel unsure about yourself and business direction.

A lot of times, I would love to ask those that have gone before me how to best go about a task. It’s great if you have a friend that totally gets it. You can meet and talk shop. But, that’s one opinion, and one outlet for sharing ideas and one person can’t be an expert on everything…

Enter the power of a community. I discovered Facebook communities when my daughter was born. She is only three, and yes, I am a latecomer to the world of Facebook groups. I am not much of a mommy playgroup person, so I decided to find a local group in which I could pop in and out of as needed. I was a total observer for months until I got up the courage to type a question and hit post. I was afraid other moms would judge me or even worse ignore my post. But of course, that wasn’t the case. A handful of moms who had experienced what I was going through either offered words of encouragement or suggestions on how to overcome my obstacle. I instantly felt supported! It happened in a matter of minutes. I was astounded at how quickly I could get advice and support at the same time while leveraging the collective knowledge of a group of women experiencing what I was. Slowly I became more active, and you know what? I love giving advice, too. It gives me that warm fuzzy feeling and boosts my self-confidence (oddly!).

So naturally, I am thinking about my own community of creative entrepreneurs. There are 200,000 of you that follow me on Instagram. I know only a fraction of you will ever see this, but what if we can all come together and support one another in a deeper way. I see all of you liking, following, and commenting on each others’ posts and it’s wonderful. But, now I want to create a place for people to share achievements, struggles, and voice opinions. I want us to leverage the collective knowledge and support one another so we can all learn, grow, and thrive as individuals.

So without further ado – please join me on this crazy entrepreneurial journal and join my FB community the, Creative Entrepreneur Club HERE. Let’s band together and rise!

West Elm Santa Monica | Spring Soiree

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Where to being?!

First & foremost, I’d like to thank all of our amazing vendors who took part in our first West Elm x Handmade Loves collaboration! We hope your time was as special as ours and that each of you had the day you’d hope for! To be honest, as I looked through photos from the event, I almost couldn’t believe it had happened!

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Firefly Handmade

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Calling all Colorado artisans! Firefly Handmade’s summer market is now accepting applications. If you are in Colorado or nearby states this might be the perfect market to sell your goods this summer. Plus, Boulder is such a gorgeous location!

Last year, I had a booth at the summer market. We by far surpassed all of our goals for the weekend and we made great friends with some of the vendors.

Here are the details:


Who: Firefly Handmade

What: Craft Market

Where: Boulder, CO (29th St. Mall)

When: July 23 + 24

Free Instagram Features

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Yep, that’s right. All Instagram features are free for the next two weeks! Why? We want to celebrate and honor our amazing community of makers. Also, are super excited to have a “mini” re-launch of our website. Over the past few months, things have been shifting and want to maximize the ways we can help handmade artisans. We are fully committed to the maker movement and have a great desire to help makers, like you.

So, thank you for all that you do. Thank you for bringing awareness to small businesses, shopping small, and for your never ceasing creativity. It is inspiring, to say the least. We hope you enjoy this little token of gratitude. It’s just the beginning for us. We are looking forward to releasing more ways that help support and grow your passions in the coming months!


(Applications will be accepted now through April 8th, 2016)

Plan My Wedding! | Handmade Etsy Sellers

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Handmade Wedding!

Our friend Dani from the Handmade Seller and her fiance have decided to let handmade Etsy sellers help plan their wedding as a way to get more exposure to handmade products!

They will be picking as many handmade items as possible for their wedding, but the goal is to spread this news as far as possible so that other brides and shoppers also see it and view your amazing handmade products.
(This is for everyone, not just those who sell wedding items)

It’s all taking place through Pinterest, so it’s super easy! Read More

Handmade Loves Birthday Giveaway Week

Birthday Giveaway Week!

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We can’t believe that Handmade Loves is one! To celebrate we are having a week chalked full of giveaways. Follow us on Instagram all week long. You never know when a new giveaway will pop-up.

This next year is sure to be full of exciting new adventures, projects, and ideas. We can’t wait to share them all with our handmade community.

Thanks for celebrating with us!

Instagram: @handmadeloves

Firefly Handmade Market | Our Top 3 Vendors

By | Events, Meet the Maker, Product Reviews

Every time we attend a handmade market, we are reminded of their importance. We spent the weekend with makers from all over Colorado and surrounding states, and we could not be more proud of the makers we met and of this amazing handmade community.

It takes a lot of courage, perseverance and positivity  to own a small business. We could not be more impressed by the people who share this industry with us.


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