Small Business Series: Mamas and Makers Market

It's time for another pop up recap, and guys, this was my favorite EVER. We participated in the Mamas and Makers market this past Sunday at the Merrill House (a super gorgeous venue) in Houston and it was an incredibly fun day.

Our friends Esther of cuteheads and Beth of Manor hosted what is hopefully the first of an annual family event and it was a blast! There were thirty vendors including those selling jewelry, children and adult clothing, skincare products, kids accessories, home decor, art, books, and greeting cards. From the minute the doors opened at 11 the place was packed with families ready to hit the bar and grab a beer or mimosa, take their kids to the face painting and cotton candy stations, and then get their shop on! 

Steph flew in for the event and I'm always so so glad to have her here because 1. any excuse to see your bestie and 2. the woman knows how to work a pop up. She knows our products inside and out thanks to countless hours managing the site and turns out that sometimes even with two of us, we had a line waiting to check out.

I always say that our customers are the best and I really believe it. We saw so many familiar faces, who've been supporting us from day one and so many little girls were walking through the door in Willow Crowns pieces which totally made me want to cry. 

Ok, on to photos!

While this was the biggest display we've done for a pop up, I wanted to keep everything on brand with blush and white colors and simple, easy to shop displays. Meredith from Cake and Confetti whipped up our gorgeous fresh floral garland which really made the display and Ryan was a huge help making the sign for us.   

We kept one table as a true "shopping" table with all the majority of our clips displayed and headbands that could be tried on. The other table displayed our special occasion pieces and a build your own clip set station. We used the middle area for our check out, storing business cards, bags, and inventory. 

So now that it's all over, my house is full of gorgeous leftover florals, our inventory is in desperate need of replenishing, and I'm pretty sure my ankles are still feeling it! All the best signs of a successful pop up!

Steph will be posting a full recap of our time together on her blog later today (including some of the amazing food we ate while she was here!) and we're already moving full steam ahead into producing our Fall collection which will be launching in less that one month on Thursday, September 1st at 10 am CST!


  1. So I just saw the exciting news on Stephanie's blog! I had looked at this post earlier and thought I saw something peeking out :) So happy for you. I know it was a hard decision to share, but I'm glad you did. So happy for your family. We're keeping you guys in our prayers!

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