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Meet the 2019 WE Gift Guide Winners

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Meet the person behind the brand, as well as other products they offer through their businesses.

Easy access to all of their shops in the table below!

       Hi! I’m Brittany Lammerts, owner of Atlas Belle Studio. I’m a wife, mom of four, homeschooling parent, multipotentialite, former restaurant manager, and one of the most optimistic cheerleaders you’ll ever meet! I had an Etsy shop I opened in 2012 that I very much treated like a hobby. I opened it when I was a stay-at-home mom and had more free time. I had heard the phrase “if you treat it like a hobby it pays like a hobby. If you treat it like a business it pays like a business” a few times at this point. I decided to get serious about my business and see if I could make it grow.

      My Etsy shop is so much more than a paycheck to me. In April of this year, after four years of miscarriages and heartbreak, my husband and I had our first child together. Working from home has allowed both of us to spend every single minute with her.

Being brave enough to take that leap of faith when everyone told me I was crazy has quite literally changed my life. One of the ways I’d love to hear from you directly is by hosting a painting party for you and your friends. Everything is completely custom, and it’s a great evening out with friends.

Our doormats make people feel good about coming home. These make great gifts for any occasion, can be personalized with any phrase or family name, and always get a smile from guests!

Whether you live in a sticks and bricks house or a camper, everyone needs a doormat so why not get one with a little personality? You can email me or message me about your doormat party needs!

Company: Atlas Belle Studio

I, Megan Wise, am a California native who moved to Texas in 2007 with my husband, who was born and raised in Bryan/College Station. We have 3 awesome kids that inspired my cottage bakery dreams!

I have always loved to bake and do crafty things, so decorating cakes and cookies came fairly naturally to me. I am constantly testing recipes, decorating techniques, and trying to think outside the box. Outside of baking and decorating, I am a huge nerd. I love all things Disney, Harry Potter, Star Wars, and Christmas.

Sweet Pea Confections has served the Brazos Valley since 2011 when the Texas Cottage Foods Law passed. I offer custom decorated cookies, cakes, and cupcakes. My cookies are unlike any others offered locally- the cookie is buttery, soft, and chewy while the icing is not too sweet, lightly crunchy, and pairs perfectly with the cookie.

My cakes and cupcakes are light and fluffy, and my vanilla buttercream is made with 100% real butter, NEVER margarine. All of my cookies, cakes, and cupcakes are baked fresh, no sooner than two days prior to your pick up date, and NEVER frozen.

Hi! My name is Zillah Rose. I am a stay at home mom and a crochet artist. I have four kids, a 21 year old girl, a 19-year-old boy, a 16-year-old boy, and a 4-year-old boy. I do have a small home business making crafty things. Most of my items are crochet but I do enjoy making jewelry and other items. My goal is to expand my bases some in the community to get my name out there.

I want to stay a small local business, nothing really large, as I am only one person making handmade items. I do anything from jewelry to crochet, knitting, drawing, painting, and much more. I can make anything you send me! Message me on Facebook to send me a custom design.

Hi! My name is Louella LeBlanc. My journey launching Triple L Glamour Goat Company began with my nearly 10-year attempt to control our daughter’s severe eczema. After starting a new school our daughter was clearly very self-conscious. What we were doing wasn’t working.

I started to research all the benefits of goat milk along with natural oils and butters. Three years ago we purchased our first pair of Nigerian Dwarf’s Austin and Bailey. Today our herd has grown to 19 miniature milking goats!

Created initially for our own family use, I began to share with family and friends.  The results and feedback were amazing! My daughter’s eczema cleared and when flare-ups occur they are easily managed. I have continued to add and create many different products to help others do the same.

Triple L Glamour Goat Company produces small-batch hand-made skin using natural oils, butters, and Triple L goat milk.  Wonderful for all skin types include problem and sensitive skin. Our natural products include shampoo bars, conditioning bars, bath teas, lotions, soaps, sugar scrubs and more.

I’m Jess, and I’m a local copywriter, marketing coach, writer of words, holder of hands, and a cheerleader you can keep in your pocket (via your phone. Until science figures out how, I can’t actually shrink just yet).

WHAT ALL THAT REALLY MEANS: I write words real good so that you don’t have to, and can focus on running your business. If you need content for a website: I write it. If you need an eye on the verbiage in your social media marketing: I write it. If you need halp with monthly newsletters: I write those.

If you need a blog post that will rank well SEO-wise: I write those. If you’re wondering if I’m the same person who taught that dance class you took 3 years ago: chances are yes. I do that too. Being still when I’m not working isn’t my best talent.

Speaking of not being still, I also embroider snarky things! It’s a hobby that turned into (another) side hustle.

Anyhow, you can find me at Otherwise, I’m generally found hovering at The Village. They give me the coffee I need to get my brain to make the words go. Also, my husband is the chef there, and he gives me snacks. I like those.

Nothing says “I love you, and I hope we have the same sense of humor” quite like giving away your very last fuck. Hand stitched “fuck” and border on 100% cotton, stretched on a 4in embroidery hoop. Minor customization available (color, border, wings, etc). Order from me on Instagram.

Company: Copy Sparkle

       I’m Erin, the owner of The Modern Alchemy Lab. I am a mother of twin 3 1/2 year old boys (I call them my raptor pack, they are straight up feral). I have stayed home to care for them since they were born. Prior to that, I’d held a head-dizzying array of jobs/careers. I’ve been a corrections officer, a publicity assistant, e-commerce catalog administrator, a screen printer and even a secretary.

Through all of this, I’ve always dreamed of owning my own business, putting my talents out there in the world. But like many artists, there’s a fear there…fear of rejection of something that’s not just work, but a piece of your soul. I first started learning about skincare when I was 15 and started working for a friend’s mom who became very successful with a business she started in her kitchen.

Ever since, I’ve experimented with a wide range of ingredients and products, creating my own bath & body products at home. I now make handcrafted products like lotion, creams, sugar scrubs, lip balms, belly butter (for my preggo friends), diaper ointment, beard oil, facial serums, bath soaks, and of course, bath bombs.

I offer options for customization and special requests. I even offer hands-on classes for making bath bombs.

Why are we called The Modern Alchemy Lab? Great question. The Alchemist by Paulo Coehlo is my favorite book. It held a special place in my heart because it’s always inspired me to persist.

In the book it says, “You can either be a victim of the world, or an adventurer in search of treasure. It’s all a matter of how you view your life.” That’s been a beacon for me for most of my life. Most importantly, Alchemy is a medieval form of chemistry where the goal was to transform ordinary materials and turn them into more valuable ones like gold.

We take ordinary ingredients like baking soda, or oils, and transform them into extraordinary products…just like Alchemy.

We are a mother-daughter team that love making custom cookies and cakes for all occasions. We started baking as a hobby together. After a few years of people trying to place orders, we decided to launch our business together.

We use high-quality ingredients like King Arthur flour, Challenge butter, and REAL vanilla. Every item is handcrafted and created just for you. It’s such a joy to be able to provide our customers with delicious and beautiful treats for their special occasions.

You can also see these very cookies featured in Texas Living Magazine!

Company: Cookie MoMster