Small Businesses We Love

Its obvious that we do our reasonable share of shopping, but one of our preferred ways to store is small! From Etsy shops and brand weve discovered all around the country to regional shops we like to pop into, we feel so lucky to be able to support small companies! Today were sharing some of our preferred small businesses we regular, and ideally youll find one or two along the method that speaks with you so you can shop little too!

Holiday Dreams Candle

I simply got my first Life in Lilac order and I can already tell you that I will be returning for more. Developed by a fellow blogger, Sister Studio, I was so excited to see her candle light business come to life! The scents and the hand-painted containers are beautiful and have actually been such a fun addition to relax our home!

Vintage Santa Sweatshirt [real to size, using in small]

If you do not own a sweatshirt or tee from Taylor Wolfe store yet, you are missing out., and her store is complete of amusing, seasonal, incredibly comfortable products!

2022 Life + Style Planner

I might be a little bias here, but I am so proud of the work that the LIY group has done to create our Life + Style products and LIY Merch. Our Life + Style Planners are my preferred product and so much love is put into them with thoughtful details scattered throughout. Its been such a pleasure [and learning process] figuring out how to do it all, but I would not have it any other method!


Here at LIY, we are so lucky to have actually been presented to numerous little businesses over the years, one that we fell in love with years ago [and remain in love with] is Social Threads. Social Threads was started by and is run by two of the best, funniest, caring sisters-in-law who pour their hearts into this business while all at once pouring their hearts into their households. They bring a lot of brand names that you all love and understand and speciality items as well. At the top of my list? Their bags and interchangeable straps. I utilize my own each and every single day to carry my laptop, organizer and other needs.

Bel Koz Beaded Bracelets // Bel Koz Charms.

Plaid Sign // Oh What Fun Sign // Watercolor Sign // Precious Life Sign.

Messenger Bag // Interchangeable Bag Straps.


If you know me at all, you understand Im several cups of coffee per day kind of gal. Insert my love for this regional roastery, Main Street Roasters. Not just do they have the most welcoming and stunning coffee bar to hang out at in Nappanee, IN, they offer all of their scrumptious coffee online for everyone to delight in. Im a BIG flavored coffee woman and they have everything– from blueberry cinnamon collapse to salted caramel and coconut dream, fill my cup with it all please and thank you. My other half enjoys the Main Street Blend and ensures we have it on hand at all times. If you d like to support a regional roastery, raise your cup to this one!

A year or 2 earlier, I was asked to sit on the advisory board for this local company who puts their heart and souls into empowering and bettering the lives of ladies who are in a position to be assisted. Soup of Success supplies an extreme 20-week program that a female can use to be apart of that helps change their lives from task training, psychological therapy, and so much more. Included benefit: the items are so delicious, we like making their hearty potato soup on cold winter season days!

They are all so enjoyable, high and stunning quality. What when began in her living space has now turned into a group of 17 employees, her partner included, making it a really family-owned service. Dont forget to use the code LIY20 for 20% off your order!

Health Care Package // Click here to help change the lives of ladies!.

She is a woman on an objective to assist change the world and her business is doing just that. By buying this bracelet, you are helping to supply a better life for women and their kids in Haiti. Reward: they are beautiful and make for perfect gifts!

How enjoyable is this individualized mug?! When I saw that I might have my dogs deals with all over my early morning beverage, I remained in. Type League Press develops all types of tailored presents and is owned by a lady out of Chicago, Sara, who makes them all! Whether you are a pet lover or desire your kiddos face on your mug or heck, just want a charming mug in general, this is your place!

Coffee + K-Cup Options.

I want you might smell this candle light through the screen [its amazing]!! If you asked my hubby, the last thing I need is another candle light however ahhhh I cant stop wont stop! Not only does this one odor good however I enjoy the general look of it! AND when its totally burned, I plan to repurpose it for a precious jewelry holder, which generally makes it multipurpose lol.

A Day at the Bookstore Puzzle/ Twinkle Town Puzzle.

I might have been in there for hours!

Kids Bathrobe.

For the kiddos who enjoy to color, these crayons have actually been a HUGE hit!! They enjoyed that each crayon was a letter for their name and they work so well! Bonus offer– they didnt come damaged and each name had an additional crayon consisted of [robot and unicorn]

Personalized Crayons.


I think this is by far my favorite present Ive ever gotten. I enjoy that you can customize it with the letters and can choose what to consist of!

Customized Puzzle.


, for the puzzle lover in your life, this astronaut one has been a winner! He has enjoyed putting this together, taking it apart and putting it back together nearly everyday! Personalize the astronaut to resemble your kiddo, include his or her name and they will be utilizing this present continuously!



I d be lying if I said she didnt wear this almost daily [ even in the Summer] She has been requesting a robe for awhile and this one was best! Its cozy, cleans well, she loves the hood and the fact that it has her name on it! Extremely recommend this for an option too if you have an upcoming wedding event and require a flower woman gift!

Preliminary Necklace.

Cadorah Earrings– Zoe Tan Stripe [Usage LIY15 for 15% off!]

Cadorah has numerous cute and affordable earring options. I selected this Zoe Tan Stripe pair numerous months ago and have used them numerous times! Make certain to use LIY15 for 15% off!

Heart Sweatshirt/ Summer Weekends Sweatshirts/ Stay Home Joggers/ Peace Sweatshirt/ Use LIY15 for 15% off of everything!

Pet Feeding Mat.

Yank Ball.

Ive never ever gotten anything from Taylor Wolfe I didnt love. Taylors sweatshirts are always comfortable and comfortable, making them a trustworthy go-to gift.

Because sweetheart is a MESSY drinker and this helps keep the floor a little cleaner, I choose to keep a mat under our pet dogs food and water bowls. Our previous mat was getting old, and when I saw this adorable customized mat I believed it was time for an upgrade. I like the way it ended up!

Mud Love Bracelet– Enough/ Mud Love Bracelet– Worthy.


My 2 years of age Australian Shepherd Mix, Zoey, loves to play tug owar. When I saw this pull ball I understood I had actually discovered the best next toy for her to have! I like that I could purchase a pet toy while still supporting a small company this holiday. The sellers, Little Donkey Supply Co., only provide earth friendly natural items, and contribute 10% to animal rescues..

Ive learnt about Mud Love Bracelets for a number of years thanks to seeing Ben Higgins wear them throughout his time on The Bachelor, but never ever got around to acquiring them previously. These products are hand made with production shared between semi-local to us Warsaw, IN and the Domincan Republic (in partnership with Vida Plena). Every product sold gives a week of clean water to somebody in the Central African Republic. I purchased one for myself, and one as a gift in the meantime, however this is absolutely a service Ill be purchasing from once again.

Diamond Ear Cuff [Use LIY15 for 15% off]

Hand Lettering Kit.


I bought this hand lettering kit throughout quarantine last year for something brand-new to try. I actually like all of the parts that include it. It makes for a distinct present for someone who is crafty, or desires be.

True to constant Hey June quality, this diamond ear cuff is comfortable to use, looks excellent and feels like it will last a loooooong time. I love the look of it with my diamond huggies. Be sure to utilize code LIY15 for 15% off your purchase!

Billabong Shacket [real to size, wearing medium]

The second I found this in shop I knew it had to get back with me. When I put it on the deal was sealed. Long enough to use with leggings, can be worn open or buttoned up, and CRAZY soft and warm!

Leopard Tank [real to size]

Sweater Dress from Vintage Charm [not presently online] [real to size] This sweater dress is the trifecta– insanely soft, the ideal not-too-loose not too-tight fit, and priced right! It feels like the softest fleece and I might actually oversleep it– do not evaluate me. Maybe Ill use it to a holiday party first, more bang for my buck!.

This leopard layering tank is simply the tank Ive been trying to find! The best length, a toned down leopard print, and ideal for wearing under blazers, moto jackets, and cardigans this season!


Grand Adventure Sign– Use code LIY15 for 15% off!

Sawyer Hand Poured Soy Candle.

Rose Petal Distressed Hoodie Sweater.

Phone Case.


This might be called the “Where we met” map (which I believe is SO charming), but I wound up making this for my partners Grandparents with the coordinance of the land they live on now. Its remained in their family for a long period of time and is special to them so I thought they would delight in a homage to it. I like that this Etsy store makes their items so tailored and that this present has the exact location. You can customize this nevertheless you d like! They were great to deal with and made changes I requested for even after I bought! I highly advise this for an unique someone in your life.

Ambre Blends is a woman-owned organization based in Indianapolis, IN. All of their high quality natural body items are handcrafted with 100% natural and pure vegan active ingredients. I started small for my very first purchase with the 10mL oil pump bottle and have been a fan ever given that.


Lavender Salt Scrub.

Erins sibling owns the very best sign-making service around [if I do say so myself] , and that consists of making this sign! Ive had it in my oldest sons room considering that he was a child, and the saying is true– theres absolutely nothing that kid loves more than a grand experience!

Wow! I enjoyed this lavender salt scrub! The smell, the texture, the genuine dried lavender in the mix, the end result– all of it! I used this while unwinding in a bath, but you might likewise utilize this in the shower! The aroma was fantastic– I LOVE lavender, however there are likewise other fragrances to select from!


Lip gloss, hand sanitizer, additional contacts, ibuprofen. I feel highly about a “catchall” pouch inside of my handbag for all these little on-the-go needs. Include the truth that Im a sucker for a monogram, and this cute leather pouch was speaking to me. I chose black with gold foil, however there are plenty of other mixes also!

This purple is my favorite color right now (although the Kelly green REALLY captured my eye) and I love the little heart, gold information, and “smile daily” inspirational quote on this phone case! Perfect for a little choice me up throughout your day.

Can you ever have sufficient candles? Im continuously purchasing them to “have on hand for gifting” and tend to end up using them myself. * Gently * toss one in everybodys equipping this year.

Monogrammed Leather Pouch.

This is a local shop from here in Indiana! I like entering here and taking in all the scents. They hand make nearly every type of soap aroma that you can think of. From Lavender Eucalyptus, to Snow Day, to Milk & & Honey. If youre not a bar soap individual, not to stress! They likewise make lathering liquid soaps, deodorant, and more! These would make an excellent equipping stuffer for somebody else, however why not get a gift on your own while youre at it.

They have so many fun pieces, but I grabbed this hoodie that I thought was ideal for Fall! They likewise have a $10 area, so I definitely recommend inspecting that out for some excellent finds at an amazingggg cost!

Ambre Body Cream// Ambre Essence.


Where We Met Map.


Tiny Hoop Earrings [Rose Gold Shiny]


Where are our animal fans at!? How adorable are these adjustable family pet presents from HitherRabbit on Etsy!? My puppy is in love with her most recent toy– is long lasting and strong while being oh so charming! When I saw these embroidery portraits of your family pet, I HAD to get my hands on one! If you are a family pet enthusiast or have one in your life, this is the shop for you!

Ive seen this idea on Etsy for a couple of years and have actually always thought it would make an extremely special present. She was here until 2015 and was a substantial part of my household, so having something with her handwriting will be an unique, personalized gift for my Mom or Grandma.

Custom-made Recipe Cutting Board.

From Etsy shops and brand name weve discovered all around the country to regional boutiques we like to pop into, we feel so fortunate to be able to support small organizations! Not only does this one smell good but I love the overall appearance of it! For the kiddos who love to color, these crayons have actually been a HUGE hit!! They liked that each crayon was a letter for their name and they work so well! I like that this Etsy store makes their products so tailored and that this gift has the exact location. I understand something like a wallet (specifically for men) can in some cases be at the bottom of the list when youre going shopping for yourself, so I hope he enjoys this new, tailored gift!

Customized Wallet.

Theres nothing wrong with that, however I wanted to get him a new one with his name on it. I know something like a wallet (especially for men) can often be at the bottom of the list when youre shopping for yourself, so I hope he enjoys this brand-new, customized gift!

For each item bought at Ella Jayms, one item will also be contributed to a local femaless shelter. We shared our stories, and she was like a dear good friend I had actually not seen in years, and we chose up right where we left off. At the heart of who I am, is style and philanthropy.
Creator and creator of LIY, Erin turned her dream of a pastime blog into a full-time profession which she now runs along with the LIY team!

How charming are these little hoops !? This was a present for myself. I love that they are dainty and basic, however include a beautiful touch to any appearance!



These delicious and cute pretzees make an excellent addition for any holiday or occasion! Jen, the creator of Pretzees, can make these sweet treats in so lots of fun designs!

Top// Similar Skirt.

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