All I want for Christmas is to see other women succeed! That and a nap. Or at least a really big coffee. This collaboration piece with three local mom built businesses shows how Paige, Emily, and Mandy turned dreams into reality. I am in awe of women who take excellent care of their families, but also manage to make something uniquely beautiful in the process. When looking for gifts this season, I encourage you to look to Orchid & Olive Floral Designs, Auntie Em’s Sweets, and M Spring Jewelry Designs. Supporting a mom finding her passion and growing it is a cause that fills my cup. It’s what you are doing by reading and sharing this post. I love to write. I feel especially gratified when I know my writing is reaching and resonating with other women. What a gift it is to use my platform to support others. I hope you will join me.
Orchid & Olive
Paige Wilson began artfully arranging her floral and succulent designs while on maternity leave with her son, Ralph. Inspired by a similar concept out of Dallas, Paige created beautiful designs between feeding sessions before launching Orchid & Olive into a full on home business. Orchids and succulents both being extremely on trend home accessories, Paige has something for everyone available either through ME Home or via custom order. While Paige has beautiful fresh options available, I tend to lean toward her incredibly lifelike yet low key faux designs as I was not blessed with a green thumb. Her fabulous faux offers the perfect home accent without being one more thing you have to take care of. Some days keeping the toddlers alive is hard enough! Arrangements that compliment any décor, Paige can craft the perfect gift for anyone from a boss to a best friend.
Contact: email@example.com for custom design or shop ME Home 2925 Wilshire Blvd OKC
Auntie Em’s Sweets
Beautiful can also mean delicious when it comes to Emily Mayfield’s baking service. Emily started Auntie Em’s Sweets as a passion project when her daughter was an infant. After growing up in a house where food was always the center of family connection and a source of showing love, Emily found baking to be a natural outlet. All of Emily’s treats are homemade and highly customizable in terms of flavor or dietary preference. Check out my Instagram feed @motherhoodbymeredith next week for pictures of the airstream trailer cookies she is making for Avery’s ONE happy little camper first birthday! Emily stresses the importance of celebration and saying thank you when I talked to her about her business. She believes treats are a great way to accomplish both of these things. In such a fast paced world, stopping and connecting with loved ones for a birthday or holiday over a delicious treat is a memory to be savored long after the last crumb is gone.
Contact: http://mayfield.kitchen (405) 701-YUMM (9866)
M Spring Designs
Mandy Spring is owner and designer at M Spring Designs. Her passion is creating fashion forward on trend jewelry that won’t break the bank. Mom to two daughters, Mandy understands how motherhood pulls us in every possible direction, but wanted to harness her creativity in a chic way. Her jewelry combines a variety of materials, but I am currently loving her acrylic and tassel earrings. They make such a statement without being too heavy on the ears. The right accessory can turn a simple black dress or t shirt into something special. Perfect for a holiday party! Who doesn’t love an effortlessly darling gift that will win you style points? Mandy’s creations are available for purchase through her Instagram page or in the boutique section of Hello Love Salon which you may remember from my Downtown Edmond post.
Contact: Instagram @mspring_designs Hello Love Salon & Boutique 130 N. Broadway Edmond, OK
As a stay at home mom myself, finding something that was just my own to maintain that sense of self is so important to me. Supporting a small business doesn’t always mean purchasing (although that’s great!) Businesses grow by shares on social media, word of mouth and any other publicity. I am honored to do my part. I am so proud of all of these mom business owners for building something they love, continuing to be great mothers, while teaching their children the importance of going after one’s dreams. I am always looking to partner with local businesses for collaborations in addition to my regular content inspired by my everyday life as a wife and mother. If you’re interested in working together on a future project contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org Happy shopping!