Wednesday, May 22, 2013

I'd love for you to meet our fabulous Sponsors for the month of May!

discount code: HOLIDAY (15% off Entire Purchase)

Hi, I'm Stacey, and I am...
A Vintage Lover, Thrifter, Flea Marketer, Decorator, Stylist, Crafter, Seller of Vintage & Handmade Wares, Blogger, Wife, and Mom. Cottage Industry is about all things Cottage and Vintage Style. 
I assist in decorating and styling client homes both local and via email correspondence, as well as run my own online shop on this very site, selling a curated collection of cottage style, vintage and handmade goods.  I believe in living a colorful, creative life, and surrounding yourself with only what you truly love and find useful.  
​My work has been featured in local and national publications such as, the Chicago Daily Herald newspaper and Flea Market Decor magazine, and is living proof that you don't have to spend a fortune to get the look you want for your home and self.
 "Better to have joy in a cottage, than sorrow in a palace" -Proverb

discount code: letsgoshopping ( 15% off your order in either shop!)

I'm a mixed media collage artist and craftsperson with a huge passion for collecting and selling VINTAGE.  I maintain a studio in a little cottage I am renovating less than a mile from my home in the historic Irvington neighborhood of Indianapolis.  I have so much to list on my etsy shops that I am not even on the hunt for more right now.  It is hard to stay away from all the great yard sales popping up now that summer is upon us. In my spare time I am creating things for my "A Fair in September" which, is a huge annual sale at my home.  The home that I share with my nerdy husband Eddie and my lovable bassett hound Lucy.    

discount code: holiday (10% off Entire Purchase)

Cupcakes and corsets features everything from delicious recipes to fun fashion and beauty posts. I'm always looking for new recipes and great products to share with all my readers. If you happen to be in the NYC/NJ area this summer, I will be holding classes at my house in South Hackensack NJ. There will be 5 people per class, and classes will start at the end of June on Saturdays and Sundays. There are four 1 hour long lessons, including fondant rose technique, icing techniques, recipes, and more. You will also get a goody bag of stuff to bring home and practice with. Visit the blog for more info!

discount code: Holiday25 (25% off Entire Purchase)

My name is Laura McHugh, I live in Matawan, N.J. with my two boys, wonderful understanding Husband, and an adorable dog named Shelby. I am a middle school art teacher by day and an obsessed late night crafter. I enjoy all art mediums and can’t get enough of them. My mind is always racing with ideas and can’t wait to start something new and colorful.  Vintage2Glam is my idea of reusing vintage goodies.  Salvaging items most would consider old and turning them into something Glam.  I love taking vintage finds, such as beads, buttons, lace, trims, fabrics, and jewelry, odd one of kind vintage pieces and incorporate them into my own vintage inspired art and accessories. I am happy to say that my jewelry was worn by Ellen Burstyn in the movie “Greta” starring Hilary Duff and Ellen Burstyn.  It was such a pleasure and thrill to work with Whitewater Films on this movie, filmed in Historical Ocean Grove N.J.  It was an amazing experience, one I will always treasure.
I love to create original one of a kind art and jewelry pieces and would love to work with you on a special piece created out of your vintage treasures.

discount code: WELCOME15 (15% off your first order)

I'm Pam, owner of Scrub Buddy sugar scrubs in Charlotte, NC. I have been making sugar scrubs for over a year now as gifts, and I decided to start selling them after receiving encouragement from several friends and family members who thought the whole world should know about my scrubs. Since then, I've created an Etsy shop and have sold my scrubs at several craft fairs; my scrubs are also sold at a local spa for kids. My scrubs are made from all-natural ingredients and are available in a wide variety of scents, from floral to fruity to bakery as well as a men's line. I have year-round scents in addition to special seasonal offerings. My scrubs gently but effectively exfoliate skin, removing dead skin cells and leaving your skin glowing, silky smooth, and wonderfully moisturized. Right now I offer my scrubs in 8-ounce jars and 2-ounce sampler packs of three, though I plan to add other size jars in the near future. Please take a look around my Etsy shop and see what catches your fancy; you're sure to find a scent that's just right for you.

We are Alison and Lori, two Australians who, after living in cities around the world and travelling the globe, made a road trip to the United States and decided to stay. It is here that our global adventures with began. 
We believe in the personal growth gained through the experience of travel especially during your college years.  College Tourist’s mission is to promote the voice of students as they experience college life, living like a local in their college town or on study abroad.  We are inspired by the journeys, stories and achievements of the college students we meet.  The majority of the 19 plus million students who currently attend college in the US have traveled away from home. We love that this makes them college tourists in their new towns, cities and countries.
Our blogging community provides students a platform to share their journey through lifestyle and travel posts.  Students are able to create author’s profile pages that highlight their work by signing up right on the site.  In addition, our Postcard Project shares snap shots of what’s great about each college town.
Whether students are at home, in their college town, or on study abroad, we value what they have to say about where they are.

discount code: HOLIDAYLOVE  (15% off your order)

Since I could draw 3-D in kindergarten, people knew I was destined to be "artsy"...or maybe a starving artist?! I've never taken an art class I didn't love, and knew I wouldn't be anything else but a "creator of somethingerother" when I was growing up, but when I started making my own mini clay sculptures of Alice in Wonderland, and layering 20 hand made beaded necklaces over my head, there was a *hint* that I'd be doing something fantasy-like on a small scale. I chose jewelry, or perhaps it chose me as I did my weekly dig through my mom's special jewelry boxes, capsules of time with glamour from relatives a long time past. I did my 1st craft fair when I was 14 & didn't sell a thing, but years later, after learning some retail tricks, I was in 12 stores & found my passion in metal smithing. I love working with my hands, no manicures, just getting down & dirty, focus on the project I'm currently creating. Every piece of jewelry I make is a project. There is an idea, usually visual (or maybe it's just in my head...), a middle, and an end. You all see the finished product of my daydreams, and I hope you treasure them with love, just like with what I made them from.

Hi dolls, my name is Bethany Herwegh and I am The Glamorous Housewife. A few years ago I looked in the mirror and couldn’t recognize myself. I saw a frumpy, unfashionable, messy haired and no makeup gal staring at me. I had let myself go. Right then and there I decided to throw out my sweat pants and become the elegant woman I always wanted to be. This is a blog about my journey to glamour. It includes fashion, cooking, crafting, and creating an inspirational life.


Hey guys, I hope you all make good use of the above links...and especially the discount codes! All of these peeps are absolute sweethearts and as diverse as they are, what they have in common is a passion for what they do well! Whether it's making jewelry and art, or homemade scrubs, or collecting cottagey treasures, or baking, or sharing personal stories and specialized knowledge...these gals have got a whole lot to offer. 
I can't believe May is almost over. Will it seriously be June in a matter of days?! A return to flip flops, sand in our toes, lemonade, and my personal favorite: escaping it all in a nicely air conditioned room! 
We are already accepting sponsors for June right through to the fall, so if you'd like to be featured here, to further spread the word about you, your blog, art, craft, or shop, be sure to email us today!

xo Jenny & Aaron


  1. You know, the internet is huge and often we find our favorite blogs by chance or by a friend's recommendation. I so appreciate your wise choice and diverse sampling of other creative souls out there. Thanks Jenny & Aaron.


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