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Saturday, February 27, 2010


Coming soon to ~Little Luxuries of Mackinac Island~
By the Bay Handcrafted Soap!

Little Luxuries

Welcome to Little Luxuries of Mackinac Island!
Little Luxuries is a new shop located on Main Street of beautiful Mackinac Island. It is the perfect place to shop if you are looking for entertaining gifts, luxury bath and body products, home decorating ideas, baby gifts, stationary, and unique jewelry. We hope you can find the perfect gift for yourself or someone you love.

Little Luxuries is just like the name—our shop is filled with little gifts for the home and heart. Our products range from vintage to shabby chic as well country and luxurious. Little Luxuries strives to keep gifts affordable and continually bring new and exciting products in.

Nicole Smith, owner, grew up in a small town in Michigan known as the Mint Capitol of the world, St. Johns, MI. She graduated with a bachelors degree in Commuication Studies and English from Albion College. Nicole began working on Mackinac Island during her summers to earn money for school and now four years later opened her own shop, an endeavor she only dreamt of. Her creativeness and ambition to do her best will hopefully make Little Luxuries a success!



Little Luxuries of Mackinac Island, MI.
Little Luxuries

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Northern MI Soap

I love handmade in MI products and locally (or nearby) products. New this year in Little Luxuries will be By the Bay Handcrafted Soap from the Upper Peninsula. The soaps are so nice...I am currently using the scented clemintine soap which is very refreshing and soft on your skin. Melody, the maker of these wonderful soaps, uses the finest oils, herbs, essential oils and fragrances. She has a wide-variety of fragrances to choose from. Check out her blog and etsy shop to learn more and you can buy them in my shop starting this May!

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Dear Tibbits....

Just a snap of the cat soon to be published!

Lapis Lazuli

Healing properties of Lapis Lazuli

Lapis Lazuli is used with other stones when parts of the body need to be purified and cleansed and should be only used by a healer. Lapis Lazuli has high intensity and can open many of the chakra centers. This must be done only with love in the heart and comprehension in the mind and wisdom in soul.

Sources of Lapis Lazuli

Lapis Lazuli can be found in Chile, the Soviet Union, the United States, but most significantly from the mountains of Afghanistan.

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Not just a pilot....but poet as well


Courage is the price that life exacts for granting peace.
The soul that knows it not, knows no release
From little things;
Knows not the livid loneliness of fear,
Nor mountain heights where bitter joy can hear
The sound of wings.

Amelia Earhart