The Sweet Sugar Beet Mini-Feature & GIVEAWAY!


 Meet Haley...the super beautiful woman behind

In emailing back & forth, we discovered we are both 29, both Moms of 3 & we have a mutual friend in common! How neat! 

On to the fun part, let's get to know Haley shall we?

 {my favorite: Gathered Market Bag}

I can’t live without: My kids, my husband, my family, creating (anything!)...and chocolate!! 

My favorite Blogs are: 
Just a few of my favorites!!  I love them because they are so inspiring and full of lots of DIY and handmade love!

{wallet wristlet clutch & classic clutch purse}

This is how I like to Relax:  Relax?  What's that!?!  haha.  I don't get a lot of time to myself being a mom of 3 little ones all under the age of 4, but I have a severe addiction to fresh popped popcorn (if you don't own a stir crazy popper - it's must!).  So relaxing for me is a HUGE bowl of popcorn and a new episode of Grey's Anatomy!
My favorite Tv Shows/movies:  Grey's Anatomy, Dancing with the Stars, Private Practice, So You Think You Can Dance

My favorite materials to work with are:  Anything bright and fun!

My Hometown: I grew up on a farm just outside of Chesaning, Michigan.  My dad is a farmer and growing up we helped in the fields every summer.  I specifically remember working in the sugar beet fields - which is how my shop became known as The Sweet Sugar Beet!

My favorite room in my house is: We just moved to our new house last July and I'm not sure yet what room is my absolute favorite.  I think right now it's my 'studio'!  There's a room in the basement that I basically have all to myself...well, it's my mission to make it that way! 

Because:  I have my own space!!

My favorite vacation was in:  My husband and I spent 2 weeks in Hawaii for our honeymoon on Kauai and Maui.  Probably the most amazing place I've ever been!  

My guilty pleasure is:  Chocolate
In one word I am: Mother
 {Design your own tote bag!}

My favorite fashion item is: oy!  I wish that I could say that I am the most fashionable person out there, that I can't live without my red lipstick and high heels.  Most of my days are spent in my sweats and t's!  When I do get that chance to get all 'dolled up' I can't live without my fav pair of jeans, flats and of course SSB bag! ;)
I fear: I can't live without my children/husband.  If anything were to ever happen I would be lost.
This is what makes me smile:  Hearing my kids laugh that cute belly laugh, watching them play with one another and listening to the little conversations they have with one another.
You may not know this about me: I was a cheerleader at Michigan State University
 {Design your own Curvy Clutch}

My Worst Habit:  Probably worrying too much!  I'm a total over-thinker/worry-wort when it comes to almost everything! 

I want to learn to: This list could go on and on!  I love DIY projects and right now I really want to learn how to re-upholster and install a new brick patio (ha!)

My favorite item I bought from another etsy shop is: Definitely my Modern Pearl Rosette Statement Necklace from Allora Handmade!!   

My advice to other Etsy Sellers: This is a tough one!  My advice is to take good photos and use as many tags as you can!  You really need to know who your target market is...and market to them!!
My typical day is:  There really is no typical day when you have small children, is there!?!  It typically starts out with 1 of my kids getting up before 7 - the other 2 shortly after.  We make breakfast, clean up and then head to the master playroom...the basement!  I check in on emails, play 'house', race cars, do laundry, make lunch, clean, etc!  You get it - not much down time!!  Once the kids are in bed for the night (if we're lucky by 8pm!)  I start sewing and end up in bed somewhere between midnight and 1am.  Phew! 
I stay inspired by:  My customers are probably my main inspiration.  When I first started my shop I only made the large size bags!  Everything else has actually been created specifically because someone requested it!

3 tools in my studio I can't live without:  My sewing machine (of course!), rotary cutter and trusty iron

Check out her website for more info & pictures of her amazing products! 

Are you drooling over her products yet?

Well, Haley is giving one lucky reader a $25 Shop Credit toward ANYTHING in her shop!

Here is how you enter
{must be jessicaNdesigns follower}
  • Visit her shop, come back & tell me how you would use the $25 Shop Credit.
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