Freshly Launched Women In Business :: Offbeat Invitations

Freshly Launched :: Offbeat Invitations by Nellia Designs

Launched :: Nell

LaunchHER Says :: Invites reminiscent of vintage sheet music, rustic chic and french burlap have us seriously thinking of staging a re-do on our own nuptials. Don’t settle for cookie-cutter invites. Nell’s creations are completely unique and won’t break the budget.

In HER Words :: I’m Nell & I design custom invitations! I’ve been making invitations full time since January 2009. Over the past couple years I’ve seen a larger demand for the non-traditional invitation. Couples are no longer planning cookie cutter weddings, and are looking for something that reflects their individual style. As a result, I opened Offbeat Invitations.

Offbeat Invitations caters to unique one-of-a-kind couples (so pretty much anyone!). I try to create something that stands out above the rest, and that guests will remember. Invitations are guests’ first glimpse at the upcoming wedding, so I feel they should have the “WOW” factor.

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Freshly Launched Women In Business :: The Not So Ordinary Shop

Freshly Launched :: The Not So Ordinary Shop

Launched :: Melissa Enault

LaunchHER Says :: Plain camera straps are so last year ~ make your camera YOU with a fun embellished strap. How extraordinary!

In HER Words ::  When I bought my first DSLR about a month ago I sewed my own strap for it because the Canon strap that it came with was totally boring. I first looked online everywhere for strap covers and I had a hard time finding really cute ones for under $25. I thought it doesn’t seem like they should cost that much. So I started thinking about starting a shop where I could sell fabulous camera strap covers at a price everyone could afford.

Now who doesn’t need their camera all glammed up?  The camera strap covers are easily changeable and simply slides over your existing camera strap! The default measurements are approximately 25″ long and 2.5″ wide and will fit any DSLR or SLR camera. We have a lot of different designs in the shop right now, but there are no “set” designs, so when you see one you like grab it because it might be the last time you will see that exact one. We will be getting new designs all the time, so keep checking back.

Freshly Launched Women In Business :: Percolating Design

Freshly Launched :: Percolating Design

Launched :: Deborah Wong

LaunchHER Says :: An eco-chic version of pearls ~ soft, cozy & chunky strands of purls! These simple but stunning strands could easily replace my scarves. Hmmm, a new trend on the horizon?

In HER Words :: Percolating Design is a fusion of my two creative passions: knitting and making jewelry. As a lifelong jewelry maker, I was inspired to transform yarn into jewelry when I learned to knit ten years ago. I launched Percolating Design in May with the purl necklace, my signature design. The purl necklace is a modern take on the classic strand of pearls and can be worn in multiple ways- it’s like having several accessories in one! I hand knit my necklaces from all-natural fibers, so they feel soft and luxurious against the skin. They’re perfect for women who want beautiful statement pieces that look as good as they feel.

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{LaunchHER Loves} Shopping for a Cause :: Maiden Minnesota

As if you needed another reason to look forward to Friday, Maiden Minnesota is happening THIS Friday!
We are excited to attend and shop this amazing event again this year. The Maidens never cease to amaze with their talent, creativity, professionalism and energy.
Can’t wait to see the new vendors and favorites from past years. Our holiday giving always includes goodies from this great extravaganza.
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 26th · 5 pm – 10 pm

Spend a fun evening with friends.

Enjoy cocktails, exclusive sales, and a silent auction to benefit Project SUCCESS. This stylish,
charitable shopping event will feature beauty, fashion, accessories, food, décor and more from some
of the most dynamic women-owned companies in Minnesota.

Ticket Information:
Tickets $20 in advance at $30 at the door. Price includes one drink ticket and a $5 donation to Project Success.

Freshly Launched Women In Business :: Rachael magazine

Freshly Launched :: Rachael magazine

Launched :: Rachael O’Bryan

LaunchHER Says :: We heart magazines.We heart gals who dream of doing something, and then DO IT. Introducing, Rachael magazine ~ a fabulous online magazine for you, thanks to Rachael, turning her dream into reality. Thanks, Rachael!

In HER Words :: I dreamed of being a writer and owning my own business, so this year I decided to make it happen. My online women’s magazine, Rachael, covers many topics including relationships, fashion, career, personal finance, beauty, health, fitness, charity/volunteer work, travel, and
entertainment. Rachael is about women having a balanced and complete life.Writing gave me a voice and now I want to give other women a voice
and equip women with important information and a place to share relatable experiences.

Subscribe today for just $10/year.


Freshly Launched Women In Business :: Pink Lemonade

Freshly Launched :: Pink Lemonade

Launched :: Carey Grund

LaunchHER Says :: An inspirational book for girls with a recipe to build self-esteem and live a joyous life. Amazing quotes from fearless gals will inspire not only our daughters, but ourselves, too.

In HER Words :: Over a year ago, I started an online boutique called smilegram paper. I was fully dedicated to help children excel in handwriting and knew I offered cute and fun stationery products to meet the need. It was when my ten-year-old daughter came to me and asked why friendships are so tough sometimes; I instantly found myself building her inner strength with words of encouragement. As her uncertainty continued, my positive words embraced her. I suddenly realized I had so much more to offer than cute stationery for kids- I have a voice, a purpose, and a desire to make a difference. I began to write Pink Lemonade, an inspirational book for young girls built on the idea that contributing positivity to oneself and to others is the recipe for a joyous and successful life. Pink Lemonade teaches girls to turn “life’s lemons” into sweet lemonade through developing inner strength and confidence. Even the very worst situations in life can be made into something that will one day help girls to build self-confidence. Pink Lemonade is filled with words of encouragement and inspirational advice; shared by successful women across the country. I am so thankful for this opportunity to help girls believe in who they are and guide them to their very best achievements.

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Freshly Launched Women In Business :: Shanna’s Tie Dye

Freshly Launched :: Shanna’s Tie Dye

Launched :: Shanna Torres

LaunchHER Says :: Super groovy tie dye that’s not your mama’s tie dye! From babies to kids to pets and even roller derby knee highs ~ something for everyone!

In HER Words :: I’ve been tie dying for more than 15 years but, after years of nudges from friends and family, I became a momprenuer last year. I never imagined how exciting and difficult it would be to balance growing my business with being an Army wife and a homeschooling mom to three active boys. My art is a blessing, though, and allows me to spread the word about natural living. All proceeds go to support local farms, co-ops and other organic food producers. Tie dye is my platform to change the world — one groovy piece of art at a time.

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Freshly Launched Women In Business :: Funky Felt Flowers

Freshly Launched :: Funky Felt Flowers

Launched :: Michele Leifer

LaunchHER Says :: Add a pop of color & texture to your Fall sweater & boot combos with a fabulous floral bauble! Come Spring, you’ll be all set for the huge floral fashion trend.

In HER Words :: Funky Felt Flowers designs and fabricates delightful, handmade, one-of-a-kind felt floral jewelry and accessories. The signature cocktail rings are inspired and named after celebrities for their style, personality and appearance. They’re bound to make you smile and create a “ringing” in your ears! Also available are felt flower earrings, brooches, necklaces and flip-flops. No watering or sunshine required. Spring blooms eternal at Funky Felt Flowers! The colorful felt flowers are sure to be a conversation piece. And, there’s something for everyone – children and adults alike.

Make a statement – a heartFELT one!


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Freshly Launched Women In Business :: Script Gift Company

Freshly Launched :: Script Gift Company

Launched :: {Sisters} Malisa, Jamie & Angie

LaunchHER Says :: An entire on-line gift shop featuring American-made products just made gift-giving easier. There’s something here for everyone on your gift list, whether it’s for the holidays or anytime!

In HER Words ::  We are three sister who banded together in 2011 to create and run a small business online. Together, we created Script Gift Company where we feature gift collections comprised of products made in the USA! Every item at Script is made right here is America and we are very proud to bring them to others. We have found some fabulous products along our journey so far. We choose each product with care and consideration so that our customers can shop with confidence that they can find the perfect gift for their friends and loved ones.The three of us do not have the luxury of living next door to one another. In fact, one of us lives in Virginia while the other two are in Texas. Script has become a way for the three of us to keep in touch and feel connected, even though we live miles apart.

Our goal is to grow the business beyond the three of us and have something to pass on to our children someday. We would also love to be able to quit our 8:00 to 5:00 jobs and work on the business full-time. Until then, we each balance a life of kids, husbands, day jobs, and our dreams.

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Freshly Launched Women In Business :: Coco Rae

Freshly Launched :: Coco Rae Cosmetics

Launched :: Courtney Vines

LaunchHER Says :: We are wowed by everything this dynamic 22-year old has packed into Coco Rae ~ spunky nail lacquer in colors we are crushing on, not to mention a gorgeous website and ambition that knows no bounds. What’s missing are the gross chemicals. We think that’s a recipe for success!

In HER Words :: As far as I can remember I have had a crazy obsession with nail polishes. I have always loved colors bright and soft, it really just depends on what kind of mood I am in. Personally I believe that nail polish is a big accessory to any girl or woman’s outfit. You can have on a simple outfit and bring the drama to your nails! So I decided why not create my own nail lacquer collection!

The nail lacquers are “4-Free” of the toxic chemicals Toluene, Formaldehyde, Dibutyl Phthalate (DBP), and camphor and best of all long-lasting! Coco Rae Cosmetics is manufactured in the United States. Coco Rae Cosmetics starts off with 12 beautiful colors in the collection that are trendy and fashionable. So I hope you love my line just as much as I do!!

Shop Coco Rae here!