Shop Local this Season

I am so excited about this post today! I get to tell you about some lovely people that I get to know that make wonderful products. Shopping local is something that I’ve talked about here at five things before and is important to me. I love getting to support the dreams and passions of people and pour into them and their families. If you are from Cleveland and looking for some great Christmas gifts this is a great place to get started!  Just to be clear there are no affiliate links and I am not getting compensated in anyway- I just love these people and products and know you will too!

First up, I want to talk about  Tourmaline Designs.

If you are looking for unique clothing with a purpose than Tiffany Halverstadt is your girl. Tiffany creates custom clothing made to order. You can pick your fabric and she will create a piece just for you! She also has ready made items as well. Tiffany has a heart of gold and is always looking for ways to reach out in her community. Much like her love of all things flowers she carries such grace and fresh life wherever she goes. The sweetest part of buying from Tourmaline Designs is that a percentage from every sale goes toward supporting the recovery of someone who has been a victim of human trafficking, some of which are right here in Ohio.

You can also find a sweet gift for your pet over at Tourmaline Designs. This season she has created the sweetest little dog scarfs, and I couldn’t help but buy matching for my dog and my parent’s dog.

I Love my scarf from

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My daughter Chai modeling for Tourmaline last fall

If you are looking for heart felt, inspiring jewelry for someone you love, or even yourself, look no further than Soulfire Expressions.

Heather Freytes is the real deal. This girl can’t help create beauty and speaks words of life so powerfully over people and her jewelry is a reflection of that. She hand-stamps inspirational messages into her pieces that encourage you throughout the day and can bring life to any situation.

Heather also does custom orders which can include hand stamping names into her pieces. I have received a few of these as gifts with my kids names on them. One of the perks to having so many kids was having to upgrade my name necklaces each time. Haha!

I have purchased many pieces from Soulfire Expressions as gifts and am already planning out what to buy this holiday season. Heather loves people so well and I love that she is able to create such beautiful jewelry as a way to express that. Here’s a little taste of what she has to offer over here at Soulfire Expressions.

My dear friend Daniell Powell has created an incredible line of soaps and oils for manly men over at Rams Horn Beard Co.

Daniell is literally one of the most creative people I know. She is hard working and produces handmade items that are excellent quality. Over at Rams Horn Beard Co you will find items for the hard to shop for guy, put together beautifully packaged and ready for giving. I especially love the Beard Kit in a Cigar BoxStudio-Session-215

Justin’s beard isn’t too long anymore, but he definitely has enjoyed using Rams Horn beard oil. With names like the Courageous, the Active, the Earnest, and the Vigorous you are sure to inspire greatness in the man in your life. Get over to Rams Horn Beard Co to see what other goodies Daniell has in her shop.

One of my more recent favorite shops is Nicks in Time.

I know that this shop is out of California and I’m talking about shopping local, but hear me out. Keith is a native of The Land and has created many Cleveland and Ohio based designs. Keith and I became friends while helping do hurricane relief in Louisiana after Hurricane Katrina hit. This guy always gives his best and makes sure that if it has his name on it, it is going to be excellent. He’s also hilarious and still quite passionate about his Cleveland sports teams.

Last year I ordered this believeland sign for Justin for Christmas and we both love it. So many people have asked where we got it because it’s so unique. Here’s your chance to get your own. 20476219_1716223838678614_2095944740369741335_n

We also ordered several Cleveland ornaments as gifts for friends and of course one for our tree as well. You can find these on Keith’s personal Facebook page.

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How amazing are these?!

Alright friends I think that will do it for now. I’m hoping to post more gift guides as the gift giving season is upon us and giving gifts is pretty much my favorite thing. I hope you found something unique that you love and would love to give to someone you love!

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