Freshly Launched Women in Business :: Hucklebuckles

Freshly Launched :: Hucklebuckles on Etsy

Launched :: Becky Hornbuckle

LaunchHER says :: Hucklebuckles designs and sews dresses for little girls with big dreams. Ruffles, embroidery and pretty embellishments are definitely ON the menu!

Just for LaunchHER readers :: Starting on March 1st save 20% when you use coupon code LAUNCH20.

In HER words :: I’m Becky, owner and seamstress of Hucklebuckles!  I love to design and make clothing for my two young daughters.  Just over a year ago I started selling my clothing to others at Hucklebuckles on Etsy.

I was taught to sew by a Great Aunt when I was in grammar school.  I remember making the most awful outfits!  I thought I would never use what I learned.  Then came my oldest daughter, now aged six.  I couldn’t find clothing that I loved in the local stores, so I started making my own and I’ve never stopped!

My style is a little eclectic, mixing classic designs and modern styles.  I also like to mix “boutique” looks with more tailored styles.   All of my garments are fully customizable:  I love creating beautiful clothing and I hope I can make something for you!

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Freshly Launched Women in Business :: Simple Daisy

Freshly Launched :: Simple Daisy on Etsy

Launched :: Heather Hertel

LaunchHER says :: Heather describes her handmade rings, bracelets, earrings and necklaces as “rustic-inspired, soulful jewelry”. Her love of the nature really shines through in her choices of gems. leather embellishments and oceanic imagery.

Just for LaunchHER readers :: Use coupon code LAUNCHHER to receive 15% off your order. Coupon expires March 2, 2012.

In HER words :: I’m Heather, the girl behind Simple Daisy artisan jewelry. I’ve been a creative soul for as long as I can remember. Jewelry has become my passion.

Each piece of Simple Daisy jewelry is an expression of my desire to spread a little happiness and inspiration to the world around me. My work is a little Bohemian, a little rustic, sometimes vintage feeling and always inspired, free-spirited and happy.

I handcraft Simple Daisy jewelry using fabulous materials, my imagination and my two little hands in my tiny studio in the Midwest. You can be sure it is lovingly made with a lot of heart and soul.

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Freshly Launched Women in Business :: HR Creative Design Studio

Freshly Launched :: HR Creative Design Studio on Etsy

Launched :: Lisa Rubin

LaunchHER says :: Lisa brings color and excitement to holidays and children’s birthdays with her line of affordable cards and party supplies. From robots to butterflies, Lisa has it all.

Just for LaunchHER readers :: Receive 15% off any shop item when you use coupon code LAUNCHHER2012 before March 31, 2012.

In HER words :: My name is Lisa and I am the founder and creative director of HR Creative Design Studio. My passion is to create whimsical, fun, and modern invitation designs for all of life’s fabulous occasions.

I have a two young sons and a Bachelors of Fine Arts degree in Communication Arts and Graphic Design. After my second son was born I realized that I wanted to turn my passion for designing invitations and party decor for my children into a business.

In March of 2011, I launched HR Creative Design Studio on I am happy to create personalized printable party products and stationery designs for my clients. My services also include graphic design, logo design and web graphics.

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Freshly Launched Women in Business :: Release Me Creations

Freshly Launched :: Release Me Creations

Launched :: Maureen Kirchdoerfer

LaunchHER says :: We like how Maureen mixes it up: feathers with bullets, Banksy graffiti with glass, tattoos with cameos. I know someone who would like the paper airplane charm for her birthday …

Just for LaunchHER readers :: Receive 20% off your purchase at Release Me Creations when you use coupon code FRESHLAUNCHRMC2012.

In HER words :: I like to describe my jewelry creations as beautifully whimsical, unique and romantic.  I’m always using non-traditional items to make my pieces, such as feathers, bullet casings, odd stones or gemstones, and cute kitschy pendants.

I like to make my own rules in creating jewelry to always bring an unexpected beauty with whatever I make. It all holds true to the name Release Me Creations.

My inspiration comes from all around me – perhaps a quote, or an image, maybe a song or a sunset. The world around me gives an endless supply of ideas that I use to create.


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Freshly Launched Women in Business :: Barefoot Bath & Body

Freshly Launched :: Barefoot Bath & Body

Launched :: Deanna Crowe

LaunchHER says :: Deanna promises that her “handmade, eco-friendly, preservative-, mineral oil-, paraben- and petroleum jelly-free” products were “never tested on animals, only family and friends.”  Love that.

Just for LaunchHER readers :: Enjoy 15% off your entire purchase when you use the coupon code BARELAUNCH. Offer expires March 17, 2012.

In HER words :: Barefoot Bath & Body was started on Etsy in February 2008. At the time the business featured glycerine melt and pour soap as well as lip balm, but quickly grew into products to include hot and cold process soap, body butter and lip balms, and soy candles.

I wanted to show my daughter that a woman can do anything if she works hard and sets her mind to it.  Today I continue to grow my business by introducing new products, such as soy candles in vintage and antique cups and other interesting containers.

Staying active with my family, being open to customer comments and suggestions, and participating in groups such as The Artisan Group helps to keep my mind, my love for my family and my business fresh.

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Is Pinterest the new Greek Yogurt? :: Twitter Chat Tonight

Remember a few years ago no one had ever heard of Pinterest?  See, it’s just like Greek yogurt…a few years ago, it was unheard of and now it’s taking over the dairy case.  We were first introduced to Pinterest through our friend Kim, and we’re so glad she got us hooked!  Being that Pinterest is still relatively new, we were so excited when Daily Grommet asked us to co-host a Twitter chat all about Pinterest.

How to Use Pinterest Twitter Chat

Of course, we agreed right away because we absolutely LOVE Twitter chats and we love Daily Grommet.  We are also thrilled to be a co-host!  If you are new or just love Pinterest, you should join us tonight.  If you’re feeling intimidated by a Twitter Chat {you are not alone!}, just send us a tweet and we’ll be happy to help you through!

Thursday, February 16th @ 7-8PM EST

See you there! Oh, and make sure you’re following us on Pinterest and you can even PIN this post!

The LOVE-ly List by LaunchHER

{ share / profess / shout / write / confess }

your love, on February 14th

We’re taking a minute on this LOVE-ly day to share a few things we love right now.  3 things, to be exact.  Of course, you know we love our friends and family, that goes without saying, but here are a few things that make our hearts sing

{ Aimee from byAimee }

  1. my new trek seven.three bike
  2. my camera’s lightscoopthe lovely list on LaunchHER
  3. the Southern California beach!

{ Tracy at LaunchHER }

  1. coffee
  2. pretty flowers in vases
  3. bbq dinners – with all the fixings!

{ Kristen at Ahoy Graphics }

  1. bookbinding
  2. going out and having fun with our “weekend buddies”
  3. fruit… lots of fruit… any fruit, really.

{ Kara at LaunchHER }

  1. Downton Abbey
  2. nikko blue hydrangeas
  3. the color red

{Tiffany Silverberg, Writer & Consultant}

  1. Chocolate.
  2. Yarn.
  3. Books.

Thanks to Aimee, Kristen, and Tiffany for sharing their loves.  It’s your turn now…we’re excited to hear what YOU love!

{photo credit :: Tracy Corcoran, Rae Dunn Clay also featured here.}

Freshly Launched :: Small Bird Studios on Etsy

Freshly Launched :: Small Bird Studios on Etsy

Launched :: Franchesca Cox

LaunchHER says :: What started as a blog about mourning, hope and faith has expanded into a shop that’s all about healing. Small Bird Studios transforms quotes and photos into unique, eye-catching canvases, and a portion of every sale supports the March of Dimes.

Just for LaunchHER readers :: Use coupon code FRESHLAUNCH25 to receive 25% off your order until March 31, 2012.

In HER words :: My name is Franchesca, and I blog over at Small Bird Studios. My blog is my landing place for people and places that inspire, wonderings about Heaven and faith, letters to both my children and so much more. It’s mostly a place where I get the chance to share the beautiful mess our daughter left behind when she left our world.

More recently I opened up a shop to encourage others to embrace hope, and capture the most unexpected moments of life through small instagram canvases. Life is too short not to enjoy.

I hope you’ll visit my shop and blog, and let me know if you do! I love meeting new faces around blogworld!


Freshly Launched :: Milk and Cookeez

Freshly Launched :: Milk and Cookeez

Launched :: Tammy Brodbeck

LaunchHER says :: This Valentine’s Day, slip into a hot bath with some Milk and Cookeez.  Tammy’s adorable bath products look good enough to eat, and are fresh and healthy, too!

Just for LaunchHER readers ::  Enjoy 20% off when you use coupon code LAUNCHED1211.

In HER Words ::  I started Milk and Cookeez as a way to offer novelty bath and body products that were fun and healthy. I proudly use only detergent-free soaps, phthalate-free fragrances and, when preservatives are necessary, paraben-free preservatives.

I started in 2008 with my “sweet” line of bath and body products: novelty bath soaps, foaming scrubs, and nourishing lip scrubs. I have now produced thousands of fun, bubbly products!

Milk and Cookeez products are sold online and in retail establishments throughout the U.S. and Canada. Our 2012 catalog is in the works, including a new “sudsy sweet” product and a new line-up of fragrances that will appeal to a more grown-up bath palate.

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Freshly Launched :: Dragonfly Expression on Etsy

Freshly Launched :: Dragonfly Expression on Etsy

Launched :: Chantal Larocque

LaunchHER says ::  Imagine if your wedding bouquet looked as great today as it did on The Big Day. From roses to peonies, Dragonfly Expressions creates exquisitely beautiful paper flowers and bouquets that stand the test of time. Not to mention, your first (paper) wedding anniversary is suddenly looking a whole lot better!

For LaunchHER readers :: From now until December 30, 2012 receive 10% off your purchase by using coupon code LAUNCHHERSAVE10.

In HER words :: Dragonfly Expression sells beautiful and unique handmade paper flowers. My specialty is creating custom orders for weddings and special events as well as making floral arrangements as home decor, storefront windows and boutique displays.

I had the pleasure in designing paper flowers for fashion photo shoots by a professional photographer and also a commercial photo shoot for AVON. In fact, my blooms are going to be featured as backdrop in some of the AVON Spring 2012 Jewelry collection. My unique paper peonies were also solicited by the bridal magazine The Knot for a potential feature.

Business is blossoming because my priorities have been to offer impeccable service and a high quality product. What a joy! I grow as an artist and my business grows in clientele.

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