2015 Year in Review

A fresh year has begun, and I am so excited about everything I have planned for 2016. Last year will be hard to beat- here’s my highlight reel.

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Image via Party Sparkles on Etsy

 

In February, Ryan and I were named a Martha Stewart American Made power couple (click photo above to see our story on Martha’s website).

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We launched our very own line of coffee, a dark blend of French and Italian roasts (click here to see the selection)
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One of my custom pieces was featured in Dining Out San Diego Magazine. (Photography by the very talented Carolyn Himes).
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We relaunched our own website, shopmilkandhoneyluxuries.com

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We welcomed our newest family member: Dixie Blue

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We were featured in Coastal Living Magazine.

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And in the Fall, we were named finalists in the Martha Stewart American Made Contest. We traveled to New York City to attend the first FOOD52 Makers Convention as well as the Martha Stewart American Made Summit.

We have been part of the Martha Stewart American Made Market for a few years, and at the Summit, it was announced that the market moved to it’s new home on Amazon Handmade.

 

 

During the Holiday season, my zodiac spoons were featured in PEOPLE StyleWatch Magazine:

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The year closed with a bang when our custom cutting board was featured on The Ellen Degeneres Show for the special 12 Days of Christmas series.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Needless to say, 2016 has some pretty big shoes to fill. After all the excitement and indulgence of the holiday season, I am taking some time to relax, eat right, make it to the gym, and all the usual January stuff. I am already filling in this year’s planner, and I think 2016 is already shaping up to be my best yet.

Martha Stewart American Made Finalist

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Earlier this month, we were named finalists in the 2015 Martha Stewart American Made contest. and voting is underway! You can read my entry and (pretty please) vote for us up to 6 times a day by clicking here.

In November Ryan and I will be heading up to New York City for the American Made Summit at Martha Stewart’s headquarters. Tickets are purchased, hotel is booked, and I can’t wait to be back. I’ve met some really wonderful people at Martha Stewart, and I’m looking forward to seeing everyone again.

In the meantime, it would mean so much if you took a moment to vote for my small business. You can also see more of what it is we do by checking us out on Martha Stewart’s American Made Market here.

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Fund on Etsy

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Several months ago we were contacted by Etsy to see if we were interested in participating in their new crowdfunding pilot program. We have been known to keep some very late hours in the studio pressing mugs and were thinking about adding another mug press to allow us to create twice as many mugs each day. The timing couldn’t be better!

IMG_6362Many crowdfunding programs depend on donations, which I wouldn’t have been comfortable asking for. But with Fund on Etsy, contributors are actually pre-ordering a product. I created two new mug designs to choose from for our campaign.

Both designs are on our favorite large 15 ounce, Made in USA mugs. I use one every morning for coffee and every afternoon for tea.

If you have a moment, I would love for you to check out our campaign here. We have until July 14th to reach our goal and will begin shipping mugs right away if we make it there.

Thank you so much for your support! xo, Sarah

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