Tag: small business

Creating pretty pottery at local studio

I’ve been wanting to head back to the local pottery studio to make something artsy. It was meant to be when my friend mentioned she wanted to try her hand at pottery painting. So we picked an afternoon for our outing, choosing to meet at Creative Arts Studio in downtown Royal Oak (I took my

5 Michigan craft beers for summer tasting

Ah, summer in Michigan. It’s a good time to relax and unwind with a refreshing, cold beer (er, every season is possibly a good time to do this!). My home state is home to many great craft breweries, with many of these receiving national recognition for their beers. I know several people who share beers

Made in Michigan event showcases local products and businesses

There are so many reasons to love Michigan! Good food, wine, beer, home goods, people, parks and more! Yes, I’m probably partial since I’m a proud Michigander, but I’m sure you’ll agree once you try all that the state has to offer to residents and visitors. The annual Made in Michigan show, running through today in

Small businesses abound in downtown Clawson

For those who grew up in this small town, it’s hard to believe the changes in Clawson’s ‘business district.’ The changes are great to see – if only to encourage continued growth and success of businesses, and therefore residents. It’s no Royal Oak with the almost always busy streets…but that’s okay (in my opinion). Clawson

Be Happy Designs brings home goods to Etsy

I can finally tell my faithful followers and readers why I’ve been slacking at blogging. It’s not because I’ve been sitting on my butt doing nothing. 🙂 I’ve been occupied with making things so I could open an Etsy shop! 2 Be Happy Designs is my creative outlet. From jewelry holders to wood letters to