As some of you know, I am originally from Nebraska, so it is only natural that I have a few fabulous vendor friends that reside in the "good life" state, so I would LOVE to feature these awesome ladies together! There are a couple others from the area, but I will start with these. Through my business I have met some great women that I never knew before and feel that we have formed friendships, which I think is awesome! We support and promote each other and I think it works fabulously. Now to give you the chance to find out how awesome they all are!
NELLIE SMITH PHOTOGRAPHY:
Obviously, the owner of this show is Nellie :). I had a fabulous customer a little while back that introduced me to Nellie through the fabulous facebook. I love seeing pictures of all of the littles of course....here is a little something from Nellie,
"I fell in love with photography in school, and growing up I always had a camera in hand. I worked with a well know photographer here in Lincoln, David Dale Photography for 6 years as his assistant. I learned so much by working with him, and I started my own studio 6 years ago. I photograph Weddings, Families, Seniors, Children, Babies and Bellies. I love photographing children especially, I enjoy making them laugh. I think it is important to make my clients feel comfortable in front of the camera and to be themselves. I love when my clients become more then customers, they become family."And some snippets from her awesome work!
RACHEL'S SIMPLE SWEETS:
I just met Rachel through facebook right before the giveaway, but I can tell she is awesome already! She asked to participate and of course I thought it would be awesome to have another Nebraskan involved. And then I saw she makes allergen friendly SWEETS and my tooth was aching for some goodies (I will be hitting you up when I visit Nebraska this summer!). Enough about my sweet tooth, though...here is what Rachel has to offer:
"In my etsy shop I specialize in handmade children's clothing, accessories & embroidery. I also make allergen friendly and traditional baked goods."And a view at some more of what Rachel has to offer!
LITTLE ME 123:
I found the amazingly talented Nikki this last holiday season as I was browsing for the perfect Chistmas gift for my Nebraskan family. A quick Etsy search of HUSKERS brought up a LOT of great vendors, but I was particularly drawn to her block letter photography. I then saw a friend of mine share her facebook giveaway and was excited to know I was mutually connected to this fabulous artisan. I joined her facebook page and was THRILLED when she contacted me and asked if I wanted to do a trade. I LOVE trades...I get hooked up with awesome stuff without spending money, which also makes my husband happy (more on my guilty trades in PART II of the vendors, lol). Anyways, enough of me blabbing on, here is a little bit about nikki
And, cause I know you are anxious to see what all she can do, here are a few more pieces of her work!"I'm a wife, a mother of two boys, and also work part-time as an RN on a pediatric unit. I also love to create stuff. I've always enjoyed playing games that involve words and things to have to do with letters. I also really enjoy taking photos, and doing most types of crafts. I'd started an alphabet photo stash a few years back, but didn't complete it (probably because of my boy's ages at the time). Then in early 2011, I decided to move on with it, complete the alphabet, and see where it took me. My LOVE Letters Alphabet now consists of around 275 letters options and is always growing. My LOVE Letters Alphabet Photography are photos of things found in the house, in the back yard, in the city, and in the country. My main focus is making custom word and name signs out my LOVE Letters and putting them on painted wood. The customer chooses which letter options they want for their name or word, the color of the wood, and whether it will read horizontally or vertically. The finished product is a one-of-a-kind custom work of art, that makes great gifts for weddings, birthdays, Christmas and more. The best part about it is that I get to do a lot of the things I really enjoy, all at the same time: photography, words, working with wood, and painting. It's also been really fun being able to communicate with people and work together to get them exactly what they're looking for! That's the best part!"
And, of course you need to see the swap we did! (I know, I know...I didn't get the Huskers...but I WILL be getting myself one for our new house!)
MADDIE B DESIGNS:
This last vendor from Lincoln, NE takes me way back...way way back to High School :D. I have known Megan for quite some time. Her sister and I were friends growing up in school. I didn't necessarily know Megan that much back then. But one day I walk into a mom's group with my newborn baby boy and took a double take...there was someone I actually knew there! And, she had a sweet little boy about 6 months older than my little man. It was so fun to reconnect. She started her own awesome business and she does some fabulous work. Here is a little more about Megan!
"Maddie B Designs is committed to designing one-of-a-kind special occasion stationery! Whether it's a new baby, 1st birthday, wedding, anniversary, you name it, I'm here to help you share YOUR style with everyone! My process is a little different - I don't have any predesigned pieces to choose from...each client is unique, so I believe their individual design should be unique too. We collaborate together and I create every design from scratch. Maddie B Designs also offers business image development, including logo design and marketing materials. I am so excited to share your special occasion with you!"And the goods!
Now that you have learned a bunch about these fabulous vendors....let's get you a chance to get another entry into this giveaway! Reply to this blog post with your favorite item from each of the above 4 shops and then click the giveaway below to say you did the task at hand! :)
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