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Wild Ruffle is busy preparing a summer blow-out event!

Grab your girlfriends and hit Prior Lake City Hall on August 23rd from 3-7pm. You’ll be glad you did. Just look at all the wonderfulness ready for your shopping pleasure!

April Barnhart, of Aprilierre, draws inspiration from fashion, nature and architecture – and turns them into unique pieces of wearable art. And we’re so glad she does – because she’ll be bringing them to you! We’re so excited to have her talent with us in downtown Prior Lake. You’ll find these unique pieces a perfect additional to your new fall outfits.AprilierreLindsey Kuhn, owner of Fashion Fix, is a style consultant who can fix you right up. Her mission is to help women have a productive and styled wardrobe. She wants to empower women with the ability to shop for value and dress for fashion. With her help, you’ll have an organized wardrobe that delivers confidence and style every time you get dressed.

The greatest things about all of Lindsey’s packages is that she uses tools that women already own. An in-home consultation shows women how to re-style their existing wardrobe and create new looks with what they already have. And she’ll show you what to pitch and what to keep.

Or you could sign up for a shopping appointment teaches women how to see through the smoke and mirrors at the mall. Clients learn what to shop, where to shop, and how to shop.

Look for Lindsey’s table on Sunday August 23rd.  Or email her at lindsey@fashionfixmn.com.  She’ll get you fixed right up!fashion fixWe couldn’t be happier welcoming back another fabulous home-state small business! EcoPetites.

EcoPetites is clothing for petite women, designing specifically for women who are 4’11” to 5’3” in height. Daphne Orlando’s passion behind EcoPetites is to create great clothes while being mindful of the impact on the planet and the people involved in it’s creation. They use fabrics such as organic cotton, recycled polyester, hemp, soy blends, and fiber-reactive dyes. 

Daphne is very focused on a great fit and puts a lot into the development stage to achieve this high quality outcome. Daphne feels like the petite woman is an under-served population with a hunger for attractive, well-fitting clothing and she is here to feed you all her fabulous goodies! She offers easy to mix and match items within her line and with other brands so you can get the most out of each piece. This is a Pop Up Shop table you’ll definitely want to come out for on August 23rd! Think fall wardrobe!

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Emily Frame is bringing her Sugar Belle Candles to the event and can’t wait to see you! You’ll enjoy all the hand poured soy candles, wax melts, wooden tealight holders and body/room sprays that are made with love in Emily’s home. Look how cute the little heart is! Emily’s husband even gets into the family business by making the wooden candle holders. Now that’s pretty sweet!

She offers so many scents, I think I counted well over 30! With names like Passion Fruit & Guava, Vanilla Champagne, Creme Brulee, and Coconut Lime Verbena, you might be tempted to even eat them! Check her out online to see all of her products and go back again and again to stay up to date with the Scent of the Month.

Sugar Belle CandlesCynthia Vander Poel with Shopmode, like us, she has always dreamed of owning her own shop.  So to do this, Shopmode sells a variety of handmade items from local artists at events like ours and at in-home parties.

She has Aromi perfumes, Abdallah Chocolates, homemade soaps and jewelry. Shopmode also carries nationwide designers, such as Mystree, Buffalo David Bitton, Lamade, Just Tees, Monoreno, as well as new designers such as Mikarose.  You know what’s sweet about Mikarose?  It’s their mission to dress women modestly, yet stylish.  Isn’t that refreshing?  It’s so hard to come by these days.

You will throughly enjoy her hand picked items so be sure to stop by and say HI during the August 23rd Pop Up Shop!  Cynthia says “I love working with women: styling them, inspiring them and bringing out their best.”ShopmodeSo, Katie with Usborne Books & More is passionate about her kids, like many of us. She can’t help but strive to give them the very best. This goes for books as well! We are happy to introduce Katie to our events. She will be bringing highly admired and respected children’s books from Usborne Books & More. Including the new popular Shine the Light Books by Kane Miller.

Katie Hewitt with Usborne booksHer selection of books serve children from birth to about age 16. The company carries over 2000 fiction, non-fiction board books and activity books. So many options that it’ll be sure to excite your kids back into school. And to that I say, Amen!

Katie has been with this family-owned company for 7 years and loves helping families and schools get high quality books into the hands of kids. Her precious 10 year old twins have A LOT of books and a great passion for reading which makes all of her efforts so satisfying.  Be sure to swing by Katie’s table and say Hi, she’s excited to help you with your literary needs!

Usborne Books - Katie HewittWild Ruffle is excited to host, Heather Brandt and her new company, Grammy’s Farm, MN. As always, we love to see small businesses grow and prosper. We feel like when you get to know the person behind the business you enjoy the products they offer so much more. Here is Grammy’s Farm, MN story:

Introduction: Hello! I am Heather Brandt, and I am the sole owner of Grammy’s Farm. I am very new to business. This business just happened out of my love for making things from scratch. At first it started, I needed something to help my children’s skin, but then it was to pay for what I was making. I later realized that I might be able to make money from it.

Inspiration: It healed skin issues that my kids have had for years. Now, it has helped other family members and friends. I LOVE What I do! I have had health related issues – two lung collapses, lung surgery, severe migraines and little by little, I have made things to help and keep me from inhalers and other such things. Around the time of my second lung collapse and lung surgery, I lost my mom who was my best friend. I struggled having moved several times and not developing those great relationships that a person needs to grow, so I needed something to do to remember the good times and forget the really horrible memories. I developed Grammy’s Farm to remember my mom but also to make things that I would have loved to give to her.

 Products: I make many different types of things. I make lotions, soaps, candles, but my newest and greatest invention is a Ant Hill Pack which is for nursing, PMS, Menopause, and Breast Cancer women… All with one issue which is your boobs are killing you! This product was put online April 1st.
Logo: A robin, my mom’s name was Robin, is sitting in a nest with 4 eggs. The nest has the words – truth, love, grace, mercy which support and protect the eggs. Even now after my mom is gone, those words nurture, support and protect us. Truth, Love, Grace, and Mercy are the words that I want to support and nurture this business.

Grammy's FarmSue with Bring It! is back and we couldn’t be more excited.

Bring It! always impresses us with the latest and greatest trends in jewelry and fashion accessories. How? Well, Bring it! travels to New York, Vegas and LA to “bring” all these goodies straight to you! T-shirts, hats, scarves, belts, watches and tons of jewelry. With so many fantastic finds, it’s hard to pick just one item from her table…so don’t pick… just take ’em all!

Sue has recently introduced new hand-made, inspirational Design Your Own charms! She can help you design the perfect necklace or bracelet for you or for someone you love! This might just be the perfect Back-To-School gift for your little lady.Bring It! personalizedStop by her table to chat about hosting a home party that is truly like no other. The great thing is that their merchandise is always changing, so no two parties are alike. AND you take everything you buy home that same day! No presentations, no pressure… it’s a no brainer!Bring it! Accessories

Cosmopolitan Orthodontics is joining the Pop Up Shop again. We love to have them with us because they bring a wealth of knowledge to so many of our families. She has offices in both Lakeville and Prior Lake and is dedicated to be involved in the communities she loves and serves so much. Cosmo Ortho is more than my girls’ favorite place to play on multiple iPads and fill up on delicious smoothies, it’s also where they gain beautiful smiles. Dr. Trudy Bonvino performs adult and pediatric orthodontic treatments, Invisalign and Zoom Whitening.
Check out my full testimony here. It’s clear that Cosmo Ortho and Dr. Trudy Bonvino has made an impact on many smiles in this area. Make sure you stop by her Pop Up Market table and see why!MainlogoonWhite
cosmo orthoBrenda Haack is joining us for the first time with her jewelry company, Dragonfly and Damsel. With a name like that you know it’s going to be interesting! Her jewelry is made the old fashioned metal smith way with hammers, saws, torches, and tumblers. Brenda uses sterling and fine silver, copper, Lake Superior stones, birch bark, and freshwater pearls in her designs. Using precious metals such as these, ensures rare works of art all handmade for your wearing pleasure. I know you’ll find a piece that speaks to you and your style! Be sure to stop by her table and check out what she’s been working on just for you! dragonfly and damselInwood Designs Heidi Person and her Inwood Designs business is back by popular demand! Her functional-fashion accessories are a favorite to so many in this area and you’ll see why when you stop by her Pop Up table on Sunday August 23rd. Here’s a little more about her in her own words…
Hi!  I’m Heidi, owner of Inwood Designs.  I’m a Minnesota girl through and through – which means I’m active and social.  I’ve loved fashion ever since I was a little.  Playing dress up meant mixing and matching, trying new things, and breaking the rules.  I’m grown-up now and Inwood Designs is a combination of my passions.
Like many women, I want to move and look good.  That’s why Inwood Designs’ collection of athletic accessories are girly AND functional.  My headbands are comfortable; they stay put through your hardest workouts.  My gym bags fit easily in a locker but they open w-i-d-e  so all your post-workout primping materials are at hand.  My designs and fabrics constantly change with trend and season so your accessories stand out in a sea of similarity.

Inwood DesignsWe can’t wait to see what Michelle Tauer & it’ssewyou handmade has been busy working on all summer!

This talented designer/seamstress whips up the greatest little items. From children’s dresses, to poofs, to hair clips, to stuffed animals; she can do it all and uses nothing but designer fabrics.
You’ll find it’ssewyou items make fantastic gifts for the special people in your life. Just be sure to buy enough for yourself as well because once you see her work, you’ll be sold. There is enough adorable-ness for everyone so don’t forget to stop by during the Pop Up Shop on Sunday August 23rd and cuddle her merchandise!it'ssewyouWild Ruffle can’t wait to have La Belle Boutique back!  She will be joining us for the 5th time at the Pop Up Shop in the Prior Lake City Hall on Sunday August 23rd from 3-7pm.

La Belle Boutique has one-of-a-kind items, handpicked by my spunky little friend, Laura.  She has a flare for buying fun prints, bright colors and the latest trends for all ages.  Laura says, “There is something special about that one-of-a-kind item that makes you feel beautiful!”  They want you to find that unique piece that makes you smile.

They carry a wide range of accessories, jewelry, gift items and clothing.  Their selection changes frequently, so be sure to stop by regularly to ensure you see all the great deals!LaBelle Boutique3 LaBelle Boutique2 LaBelle Boutique1 laBelle boutiqueLove & Lotus is an all-natural body product company, handmade from scratch by Melissa Buck. Melissa lovingly creates quality whipped body butters, sugar and salt scrubs, lip balms and sugars, seaweed face washes and botanical facial crèmes, salt soaks and detox baths.  She has been making body care products for years and now that’s she’s licensed to sell… she longs to share her labor of love with you! I don’t know about you, but after all the sand in my toes I’m ready for a good scrub! Love & Lotus sugar scrub and whipped body butter, here I come!Love & LotusEllie Jacobson likes to sign her emails, “The Head Chick.” Pretty perfect for the woman who runs My Little Chickadee Creations.

This sweet little shop is full of handmade goodness, with painted and stamped travertine tiles that are turned into coasters, trivets, magnets, ornaments, and more! Ellie is bringing her goodies to our upcoming Pop Up Shop, scheduled for Sunday August 23th from 3-7pm at the Prior Lake City Hall. If you’re looking for a unique gift, or just a little treat for yourself, be sure to stop by the My Little Chickadee Creations table the evening of our event! In the meantime, check out her website, her blog, or her Facebook page.

my little chickadee creationsmy little chickadee creationsYou guys… this next one is soooo cute! You’re gonna love it… or at least your kids will anyway!

Heather Fairbanks and Alison Amundson, Co-Founders of The Whimsy Factory, began their business in August of last year after growing disenchanted with so many flimsy, expensive, and itchy dress up clothes on the market. Fast forward to today~ they own a traveling and online boutique which offers quality, comfortable, practical, and well-priced dress up clothing and accessories for active and inspired kids! Check out these adorable outfits! So stinkin’ cute!The Whimsy FactorySara Kamholz is bringing us South Hill Designs jewelry. If you aren’t familiar with South Hill, you’re about to be. They carry lockets, bracelets, wraps, and so much more. While these pieces aren’t technically handmade, Sara will be there ready to help personalize the jewelry of your choice. Making each and every purchase all about YOU! South Hill jewelry also makes for thoughtful gifts. Their ever-expanding range of jewelry elements will help you tell your story with feeling, beauty and style. southhill designsWhew! That was alot!

See! You HAVE to come out and shop Sunday August 23rd from 3-7pm at Prior Lake City Hall. We can’t wait to see you there!

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