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Holiday 2012 Vendor Feature: TWO FLORIDA GIRLS

Two Florida Girls
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photoWe are two sisters, born and raised in the Sunshine State. We love our God, our family and our home state. 🙂 We hope you find something that makes you smile and think of sun-filled days! Our items are great as fun, affordable gifts for family, friends, kids, coworkers, teachers, coaches…or heck, even yourself!

We opened our shop almost four years ago after Kati (the sewer) made Amy (the computer girl) a coffee cozy for her birthday. Amy said, “I love these! We could sell them!” And the rest, as they say, is history. Since then, we’ve developed new products and have expanded beyond the coffee cozy. In addition to our first item, we now create gadget cozies, bean bags, onesies, shirts, hair clips and headbands. And, see those super cute kitchen towels on the left? That’s our newest product–Florida Love towels! They’ll be making their debut at Sunday’s Homespun Chic Holiday Marketplace! Oh…and you’ll want to stop by and see us Sunday…we’re conjuring up a buy one, get one free on some of our most loved items!

We’ve participated in Homespun Chic Marketplace since the first show in 2010 and we’re now coordinating the event. We’re excited to see you there and look forward to meeting everyone!

Get To Know Kati of Two Florida Girls

If you could learn to do anything, what would it be? Play the violin. 🙂

What’s your favorite Central Florida Food Truck? Yum Yum Truck!

What’s your favorite Central Florida attraction/landmark/sight? Disney World! I love how magical it is. It is even better now going there with my children. 🙂

What’s your favorite crafting snack? Anything that is easy to eat and not messy. Usually I only “snack” on Dr Pepper while crafting though!

Get To Know Amy of Two Florida Girls

Besides crafting, what other things do you like to do? Spend time with my family and friends; Spoil my “favorites” (my niece & nephew); Bake; Travel; Train for running races

What’s your favorite Central Florida attraction/landmark/sight? The beach…and more specifically, our family’s beach house! Disney comes in a close second. 🙂

What’s something you’ve done that you think no other vendor has done? Competed on Nickelodeon’s Family Double Dare and Guts! 

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Visit Two Florida Girls and see what you have to look forward to at the Homespun Chic Holiday Marketplace on Sunday, December 9.

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Love what you see? Click the links next to “Share This” below and let your friends on Facebook and Twitter know. Then, come enter to win a $20 Gift Certificate to be used at the Marketplace. There are plenty of easy ways that you can enter to win!

Holiday 2012 Vendor Feature: The Favored Party

The Favored Party
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Hi! We are Keri Bennett and Amber Brennan of the Favored Party. We started our company when a hobby of sorts turned into a little business. We are two stay at home moms, who were looking for a creative outlet, and so… The Favored Party was born in October of 2011. We make everything ourselves, and our speciality is personalized gifts and favors. The possibilities are endless since you can help to design the item exactly as you like. We have something for everyone: Babies, kids, grown-ups, even the family pet! (Check out our cute personalized treat jar.) If you would like to see more, please visit us at the Homespun Chic Holiday Marketplace on Sunday, December 9 and we have a FB page too.

We look forward to seeing and meeting many of you at the Marketplace!

Get To Know Keri and Amber of The Favored Party

What’s your favorite crafting snack? We both agreed that it would be a glass of wine! Since we do much of our creating at night after the kids are in bed, it is the perfect snack to unwind with. : )

Besides crafting, what other things do you like to do? We love spending time with our families.  Keri has two boys, ages 6 and 9.  Amber has three daughters, ages, 2, 6, and 9.
What are you most looking forward to about the Homespun Chic Holiday Marketplace? Meeting tons of fabulous people and seeing all the wonderful creative products!
What’s your favorite Central Florida Food Truck? They all look great, haven’t tried any yet. I heard there is a Hawaiian one that I am on the lookout for….

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Visit The Favored Party and see what you have to look forward to at the Homespun Chic Holiday Marketplace on Sunday, December 9.

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Love what you see? Click the links next to “Share This” below and let your friends on Facebook and Twitter know. Then, come enter to win a $20 Gift Certificate to be used at the Marketplace. There are plenty of easy ways that you can enter to win!

Holiday 2012 Vendor Feature: BOBOS’ BLANKETS

Bobos’ Blankets
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At Bobos’ Blankets, I make handmade quilts, blankets, burp cloths, and bibs.  I also make tote bags and aprons.  I call my two boys my “Big Bobo” and my “Little Bobo” and they LOVE to carry around burp cloths and blankets.  They, plus my mom, aunts, and grandmother, inspired me to create my items and joy to share with others.

Get To Know Joanie of Bobos Blankets

Besides crafting, what other things do you like to do? When I’m not creating for Bobos’ Blankets, I am a girls volleyball coach. 

What is one of your favorite quotes, song lyrics or Bible verses? There are only two lasting bequests we can hope to give our children. One is roots; the other, wings. – Hodding Carter

What’s your favorite holiday beverage at Starbucks? (And, are you a fan of the red cups?!)  A venti peppermint mocha, no whip!  And I LOVE the holidays so I don’t mind the red cups.

What’s your favorite Christmas tradition?  We get on our pajamas and make hot cocoa (or chocolate milk) and get in the car and drive all over looking at Christmas lights.  My boys have a hard time falling asleep after that.

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Visit Bobos’ Blankets and see what you have to look forward to at the Homespun Chic Holiday Marketplace on Sunday, December 9.

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Love what you see? Click the links next to “Share This” below and let your friends on Facebook and Twitter know. Then, come enter to win a $20 Gift Certificate to be used at the Marketplace. There are plenty of easy ways that you can enter to win!

Spring 2012 Vendor Feature: TWO FLORIDA GIRLS

Two Florida Girls
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We are two sisters, born and raised in the Sunshine State. We love our God, our family and our home state. 🙂 We hope you find something that makes you smile and think of sun-filled days! Our items are great as fun, affordable gifts for family, friends, kids, coworkers, teachers, coaches…or heck, even yourself!

We opened our shop a little more than three years ago after Kati (the sewer) made Amy (the computer girl) a coffee cozy for her birthday. Amy said, “I love these! We could sell them!” And the rest, as they say, is history. Since then, we’ve developed new products and have expanded beyond the coffee cozy. In addition to our first item, we now create gadget cozies, bean bags, onesies, shirts and hair clips. And, see that adorable little blond up there? She’s sporting one of our newest products–messy ruffle headbands!

We’ve participated in Homespun Chic Marketplace since the first show in October 2010 and we’re now coordinating the show. We’re excited to see you there and look forward to meeting everyone!

Get To Know Kati of Two Florida Girls

If you could learn to do anything, what would it be? Play the violin. 🙂

What’s your favorite Central Florida Food Truck? So far, Yum Yum Truck! I can’t wait to try more though!

What’s your favorite Central Florida attraction/landmark/sight? Disney World! I love how magical it is. It is even better now going there with my children. 🙂

What’s your favorite crafting snack? Anything that is easy to eat and not messy. Usually I only “snack” on Dr Pepper while crafting though!

Get To Know Amy of Two Florida Girls

What’s the #1 played song on your iPod? iTunes doesn’t lie and it says I’ve played “Waking Up in Vegas” by Katy Perry 81 times, making that the #1 song in my iTunes. My only excuse for this is: it’s on two of my running playlists. 🙂

Besides crafting, what other things do you like to do? Spend time with my family and friends; Spoil my “favorites” (my niece & nephew); Bake; CrossFit; Train for running races

What’s your favorite Central Florida attraction/landmark/sight? The beach…and more specifically, our family’s beach house! Disney comes in a close second. 🙂

What’s something you’ve done that you think no other vendor has done? Competed on Nickelodeon’s Family Double Dare and Guts! 

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Visit Two Florida Girls and see what you have to look forward to at the Spring Homespun Chic Marketplace on Sunday, May 6.

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Love what you see? Click the links next to “Share This” below and let your friends on Facebook and Twitter know. Then, come enter to win a $20 Gift Certificate to be used at the Marketplace. There are plenty of easy ways that you can enter to win!

Spring 2012 Vendor Feature: The Favored Party

The Favored Party
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Hi! We are Keri Bennett and Amber Brennan of the Favored Party. We started our company just a few months ago, when a hobby of sorts turned into a little business. We are two stay at home moms, who were looking for a creative outlet, and so… The Favored Party was born in October of 2011. We make everything ourselves, and our speciality is personalized gifts and favors. The possibilities are endless since you can help to design the item exactly as you like. We have something for everyone: Babies, kids, grown-ups, even the family pet! (Check out our cute personalized treat jar.) If you would like to see more, please visit us at the Homespun Chic Marketplace on Sunday, and we have a FB pagetoo.

We look forward to seeing and meeting many of you at the Marketplace this Sunday!

Get To Know Keri and Amber of The Favored Party

What’s your favorite crafting snack? We both agreed that it would be a glass of wine! Since we do much of our creating at night after the kids are in bed, it is the perfect snack to unwind with. : )

Besides crafting, what other things do you like to do? We love spending time with our families.  Keri has two boys, ages 6 and 9.  Amber has three daughters, ages, 2, 6, and 9.
What are you most looking forward to about the Spring Homespun Chic Marketplace? Meeting tons of fabulous people and seeing all the wonderful creative products!
What’s your favorite Central Florida Food Truck? They all look great, haven’t tried any yet. I heard there is a Hawaiian one that I am on the lookout for….

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Visit The Favored Party and see what you have to look forward to at the Spring Homespun Chic Marketplace on Sunday, May 6.

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Love what you see? Click the links next to “Share This” below and let your friends on Facebook and Twitter know. Then, come enter to win a $20 Gift Certificate to be used at the Marketplace. There are plenty of easy ways that you can enter to win!

Spring 2012 Vendor Feature: Tutus by Amanda

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Hi! My name is Amanda, I am the mother of four beautiful children. The youngest of which is my only little girl and I LOVE to dress her up! Recently we have discovered how much fun we can have with tutus and I learned to make them.  It has quickly developed from a new love, into a hobby, into a small business making custom tutus for friends and family.  I hope you love them as much as I do!

Get To Know Amanda of Tutus by Amanda

What is the # song played on your iPod? Anything by Shakira!

What is your favorite crafting snack? I craft to keep my hands busy so I won’t snack. 🙂

Besides crafting, what other things do you like to do? I love dance, photography and working out. 

If you could learn to do anything, what would it be? I would love to be a gymnast…and a singer. 

Dwight Howard: should he stay or should he go? I don’t know who Dwight Howard is, I just love that song by The Clash!

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Love what you see? Click the links next to “Share This” below and let your friends on Facebook and Twitter know. Then, come enter to win a $20 Gift Certificate to be used at the Marketplace. There are plenty of easy ways that you can enter to win!

Spring 2012 Vendor Feature: The Little Dress up Trunk

The Little Dress Up Trunk
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Bring out your little princesses’ imagination with adorable poofy hand-made tutus by The Little Dress Up Trunk! Tutus come with a large accent bow which can be worn in the front or back of the tutu. We even have game day tutus for your cheerleading princess! The color combinations are endless! We also have matching bling shirts for girls and football shirts for boys. The Little Dress Up Trunk is also decorating flip flops with ribbon and rhinestones! And it’s not just for the little ones anymore, moms can get in on the flip flop action too!

Get To Know Elaina of The Little Dress Up Trunk

What’s the #1 played song on your iPod? Raise Your Glass by Pink.

What’s your favorite thing about summer in Florida? Swimming with my kids and traveling.

What’s your favorite Central Florida attraction/landmark/sight? Magic Kingdom of course!

What are you most looking forward to about the Homespun Chic Marketplace? What fun items I can buy from my fellow vendors!

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Visit The Little Dress Up Trunk and see what you have to look forward to at the Spring Homespun Chic Marketplace on Sunday, May 6.

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Love what you see? Click the links next to “Share This” below and let your friends on Facebook and Twitter know. Then, come enter to win a $20 Gift Certificate to be used at the Marketplace. There are plenty of easy ways that you can enter to win!

Spring 2012 Vendor Feature: SEW BLESSED BY DIANA

Sew Blessed By Diana
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My name is Diana Scianimanico and I am a 25 year old stay at home mom of two precious daughters. My oldest is five, and my youngest is two, and they are the biggest blessings God could ever give me. They are best friends, and they teach me so much about life, patience, and growth. My husband and I have been married 3 years and I could not ask for a better spouse. He is the rock of our family, and my best friend. I have been crafting for less than a year now. I guess I needed to find myself a little hobby once I quit working, and one day I decided to borrow my grandmother’s sewing machine. I guess the skill was in my blood, because a couple weeks later, I was self-taught and making tons of things for my girls and for around the house. It was later that I was led to open my own Etsy shop. I have not been very successful in the online selling, but I know once my name is exposed, the business will pick up. Sewing is really a hobby of mine anyways, and I do it just for fun! My specialty is the crayon roll. My girls were in desperate need for one of these, or should I say my purse and all of it’s contents were in need of one! I began making aprons after I developed an obession with buying them, and of course the sock monkeys were my children’s ideas. The first sock monkey I made has been fully loved on and has just reccently went in to surgery from excessive play! I also create children’s clothing from custom skirts, tailored pajama pants, and handmade graphic tees. My girls love all the fun stuff that they get when mommy has a creative burst of energy! I look very forward to being a part of this year’s Homespun Chic Marketplace, and it will officially be my first craft show! So please, stop on by, take a look around, and introduce yourself.

Get To Know Diana of Sew Blessed by Diana

What is one of your favorite quotes, song lyrics or Bible verses? 2 Corinthians 4:7-10 “But we have this treasure in jars of clay to show that this all-surpassing power is from God and not from us. We are hard pressed on every side, but not crushed; perplexed, but not in despair; persecuted, but not abandoned; struck down, but not destroyed. We always carry around in our body the death of Jesus, so that the life of Jesus may also be revealed in our body. For we who are alive are always being given over to death for Jesus’ sake, so that his life may also be revealed in our mortal body. So then, death is at work in us, but life is at work in you.”

 What’s your favorite thing about summer in Florida? Taking my girls to the beach! We love to take the 45 minute drive over to Melbourne and just waste the day away in the sun, sand and salt! I can’t think of a better way to spend time with my children.

 What’s the last great movie you saw? Book you read? The movie Limitless starring Bradley Cooper. I can’t explain too much about it, but all I can tell you is it’s a must see! It’s probably my favorite movie of all time.

 What’s the #1 played song on your iPod? Right now I am really into The Black Keys, Crash Kings, and my old-time favorite, Deftones. It really depends on my mood what I listen too. I have a different genre for every activity that I do on a daily basis. Heavy rock for long distance driving, smooth indie for cleaning the house, upbeat rock for running, and I confess I like to listen to European Indie/Folk when I need some chill time. I don’t think there is a specific song that is my number one, I like variety!

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Visit Sew Blessed by Diana and see what you have to look forward to at the Spring Homespun Chic Marketplace on Sunday, May 6.

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Love what you see? Click the links next to “Share This” below and let your friends on Facebook and Twitter know. Then, come enter to win a $20 Gift Certificate to be used at the Marketplace. There are plenty of easy ways that you can enter to win!