Happy Sunday from Houston,
As many of you may already know, I am putting together a group of businesses that include small and medium woman and men owned companies. I even a few young entrepreneurs.
As of today I am thrilled to report that I have brought on twelve companies in the past week alone. They range from a hand-embroidered men’s belt company giving back to the community of Haiti and allowing women a chance at an honest living in the process. Other companies are start-ups with novel ideas. I also have a lovely woman named Meliaa who makes the most amazing candles, wax tarts and more. She sent me a few last week and I can honestly tell you the wax tarts last longer than Yankee Candle and throw just the right amount of fragrance. You can follow her on instagram @colddiva_collections.
Every week I will be telling you about new companies and how you can support small businesses. Remember every time you buy from a small business there is a big smile on the other end of that transaction.
I have also enjoyed working with two other wonderful women. Kayla Baggatt of @brookewood3. She does custom monogramming and OMG I’m in love with the pink tote with my initials monogrammed in Navy that she sent me.
Another amazing woman, Lyndsey of @Drinkadoodledo_, makes the most adorable coffee to go tumblers and Large mason jar sippy cups for grown ups! I asked her to make this for me and I use it every morning on my ride to work.
Just yesterday I received a package in the mail from another wonderful woman I am collaborating with. Her name is Maria of Maria’s Closet on Etsy. Gotta love Etsy!
So many more businesses have joined me in this great loop group that is aimed at a target audience. Not of random group of followers as with the international loop giveaways with over thirty accounts to follow. I tried two of them and sure my numbers grew. But, I don’t even ship internationally. So what’s the point?
Let me say that they can be fun to join and people really do win MacBooks, Louis Vuitton bags and much more. I haven’t yet though.
My Loop Group project is going to grow followers the organic way. Real, engaged, followers that may very well purchase from you!
These preppy hair pretties from Marina’s closet are sooo adorable. The Lilly hair clips are going to my grand niece and I am keeping the embroidered hair ties for myself! I have to tell you I was born preppy. Life on Cape Cod was always about Lilly, the ocean and yachting. Of course trips to the Vineyard and Nantucket are a way of life. Yes, I hope to move back there soon.
Anyway, I digress. I do that a lot!
You really need to see what Marina has listed in her shop. She makes these things that just put a smile on your face.
I have just begun listing the amazing businesses who have joined me this week. Every weekend I’ll introduce you to more. I’ve got some really fun (small and meaningful) loop giveaways coming up so be sure you are following me in Instagram @KiwiAndElliie and @CapeCodAtHeart
If you, or someone you know, would like to join my group, drop me a line at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Enjoy the rest of your weekend and I’ll be waiting for you to join me soon!