All posts by Jennyfer Crawford

Words of encouragement through ink (get it?) That’s what Inkcourage is all about

We’re Inkcourage and we encourage through ink (get it?!) We sell temporary tattoos, apparel and more with words of encouragement so that others can physically wear encouraging words wherever they go.

We started Inkcourage to fill a need. Our founder, Andrea, had a friend going through a tough time. She didn’t know what to do or say, but she wanted to be there for her. She thought, if her friend wore a temporary tattoo, she’d be reminded of her courage and strength and know that she had a friend rooting for it.

We believe in spreading encouragement and kindness beyond our products and post encouraging words on social media every day. We believe we are better together and a little bit of courage can go a long way. Encourage yourself, or encourage a friend. Encouragement is contagious.

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Shop Inkcourage Sunday, November 3rd at All Things Detroit Holiday Shopping Experience . Click HERE to purchase your tickets. Download the All Things Detroit mobile app available on Google Play and the Apple Store for more details.

Get winter ready with products from Cevanna Natural

Cevanna Naturals, a Detroit based Natural Hair & Skin Care company was founded by Keisha Sumpter who has battled with eczema since birth. The company was named after the founder’s daughter, a beautiful, rambunctious, independent girl with attitude and personality to boot whom is also the co-founder! Offering a range of handmade products including body washes, body butters, and leave-in conditioner (for all curl types) these products are formulated with natural and organic ingredients to restore and maintain moisture in hair and skin. Many customers have remarked how Cevanna Naturals products have transformed and repaired their skin to a healthy calm and supple state.

The popular Hair & Body Butter is one of the top-selling products, that has worked well for those suffering from alopecia and eczema. This butter transforms and repairs skin to a healthy, calm and supple state.  Great for a variety of hair textures, including those of high porosity, this moisturizing soufflé also enriches natural hair leaving it manageable and soft without interrupting your curl patterns.  Goodbye dry!

We value our ability to create innovative solutions that our clients can trust, made with natural and organic ingredients. We are guided by our belief that everyone should feel beautiful inside and out, which allows us to focus on creating products that naturally enhance and promote healthy hair and skin.

For more information visit cevannanaturals.com and follow @cevannanaturals on Facebook and IG. 

Shop Cevanna Natural Sunday, November 3rd at All Things Detroit Holiday Shopping Experience . Click HERE to purchase your tickets. Download the All Things Detroit mobile app available on Google Play and the Apple Store for more details.

Not your traditional greeting cards and gifts

We are all familiar with the traditional holiday greeting cards that spread cheer and wishes of a wonderful and peaceful season. These are the greeting cards you may send to your Grandparents or your Aunts and Uncles. But what if you wanted to send something that’s a bit more…funny for your cool mom/dad, your young-at-heart auntie or your BFF?

Not the holiday card type? No worries. We’ll have plenty of snarky and funny greeting cards for all occasions as well. 

Are you a lover (aka hoarder) of notebooks? Well, you’re in luck! We have several colorful notebooks to add to your collection! If you can manage to not keep them to yourself, these notebooks are great gifts for your friend that’s really into lists and journaling. 

Looking for just other random swag for gift baskets and such? Yep. We got that too. Tote bags that show your hometown pride and I bet there’s an enamel pin for someone on your list. 

Shop Paisley Paper Co. and also get your holiday gifts wrapped with custom All Things Detroit wrapping paper Sunday, November 3rd at All Things Detroit Holiday Shopping Experience . Click HERE to purchase your tickets. Download the All Things Detroit mobile app available on Google Play and the Apple Store for more details.

Stay warm this winter with handmade Michigan Mittens

Founded in 2007, Michigan Mittens has become known around the Mitten State for their warm, winter mittens that feature ‘maps’ of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula on one mitten and the Lower Peninsula on the other. What you may not be aware of is they also offer several other unique products that are made right in their factory in Downtown Pontiac.

Offering beautifully designed Michigan Map Pillows backed with vintage automotive upholstery right out of the Motor City,  Old Maid in Michigan, a classic family card game with a portion of the profits going to benefit the homeless community and so much more for Hands, Home, Baby & more! View our entire line of products at michiganmittens.com

Michigan Mittens has grown into a culture of Michigan Makers who love our Great State & support our local community.

Shop Michigan Mittens Sunday, November 3rd at All Things Detroit Holiday Shopping Experience . Click HERE to purchase your tickets. Download the All Things Detroit mobile app available on Google Play and the Apple Store for more details.

One of a kind hand carved coins inspired by Civil War trench art can make the perfect gift for the holidays

Inspired by a Civil War trench art!  Roxann, with Carved Coins LLC, combines the traditional art of hand carving real currency with modern designs that are tailored to each customer.  Each coin is carved completely by hand with a jewelers saw and no two will be exactly the same.  NO stamps, NO Dies, NO lasers, NO Machines! Coins are then finished as Jewelry, Accessories and Jigsaw puzzles. 

Roxann lives in the Detroit suburbs and specializes in Michigan designs, but can do nearly any design requested. Customers can choose from a variety of prepared coins or order their own designs including a loved one’s handwriting or even photos of their pets!

Stop by during ALL THINGS DETROIT and see Roxann carving coins LIVE to demonstrate techniques that have been around since the Civil War. Bringing old traditions, and old coins, back to life and creating Change that can truly be cherished! 

Shop Carved Coins Sunday, November 3rd at All Things Detroit Holiday Shopping Experience . Click HERE to purchase your tickets. Also download the All Things Detroit mobile app available on Google Play and the Apple Store for exclusive savings from Carved Coins.

Father and daughter team up to make one of a kind leather goods and accessories

What started as a hobby to relieve stress from Jon Lincoln’s day job turned into a business run by Jon and his daughter Mackenzie.  

Lincoln’s Leathers makes unique products with quality material. Our most popular items are hand-molded holsters and stacked leather pens. We also make leather clocks, journals, jewelry, chessboards, and more. Our stacked leather pens and chessboards make great Christmas presents. Many of our products are one of a kind and the chances of us making another item that looks exactly like it is very slim. 

About our product: 

  • Pens. Yes you read that right, leather pens. Stacked leather turned on a lathe, dyed fun colors, then assembled into a pen with fun metal work. Some of our pen themes are steampunk, dragons, and guns/hunting, + a lot more. We also have fountain pens. 
  • Chessboards. Chessboards made from hand-tooled leather. Our travel chess sets roll up and fit in a quiver. It also come with a bag for the pieces. 
  • Holsters. Hand molded holsters custom fit to each model of gun. Comfort and durability are important to a good holster, and good news, we’ve got you covered.

Shop Lincoln’s Leathers Sunday, November 3rd at All Things Detroit Holiday Shopping Experience . Click HERE to purchase your tickets.

Grab some Funky Threadz for the holidays

Funky Threadz believes life is too short to wear boring clothes! This Michigan mother and daughter duo of Barb & Kelli create wearable art clothing that is fun and functional. Using quality recycled materials in their clothing pieces guarantees the items are one of a kind and not reproducible. 

Every garment is carefully constructed utilizing their lifetime of sewing expertise, and is handmade in their home studios. Offerings include sweater coats, skirts, jackets, tunic tops, vests, sweaters, scarves and arm warmers. Their selection of clothing ranges from size XS to 4X, so any women can have fun shopping.

No two designs are alike and with strong attention to detail, these handmade garments are not only full of personality but will last the test of time.  A stop at their booth is sure to make you smile and they encourage you to try items on in your search for the perfect piece that speaks to you

Shop Funky Threadz Shed 3- Booth D18 Sunday, November 3rd at All Things Detroit Holiday Shopping Experience . Click HERE to purchase your tickets.

All Things Detroit Beat the Crowd Giveaway


ALL THINGS DETROIT BEAT THE CROWD GIVEAWAY (Value $250)


Would you like to go to the next All Things Detroit with 3 of your closet friends or family?


Enter our Beat the Crowd giveaway(Value $250) which includes:
4 Beat the Crowd tickets (2 hours of shopping before open to the public, ATD Tote bag, food truck , beverage, dessert and discount ticket for drinks at Detroit City Distillery)
4 ATD T-shirts
$100 ATD Cash


Here’s how to enter:
1. Follow Ask Jennyfer & All Things Detroit
2. Create a video of yourself or friends singing the new All Things Detroit theme song telling your friends and followers to meet you at ATD Sunday March 31ST at Eastern Market.
3. Post your video and tag All Things Detroit


The video with the most shares win and winners will be announced on March 27th.

Play All Things Detroit Song

Eat, Drink, & Be Comfy for the holidays with fashions from Avabelle Boutique

Eat, Drink, & Be Comfy

Randee Garrett

Owner/Buyer: Avabelle Boutique

www.shopavabelle.com

The Holidays are already stressful with family, and food, and what to bring, and gifts, and, and, and, the list goes on.  Your outfit shouldn’t be part of the stress.  We all just want to look and feel cute, while still being able to eat all the things, right?  Here are six outfit recipes that will keep you looking classic, timeless, and chic for all your holiday gatherings whether they are totally casual or on the dressier side.

First I want to start by listing a few overall trends of the season –

  • Oversized– all the jackets and cardigans this fall/winter and holiday season are meant to be oversized. When in doubt, slouch it back a little and make it look like it’s falling off your shoulder on purpose because duh, fashion.
  • Pretty little tanks(and bralettes) – underneath everything. A HUGE trend this season is tucking in your layering piece and letting that oversized cardi/jacket fall right into place over top. It won’t matter if it’s oversized and falling off of you because everything underneath is oh so pretty.  This also means that when your bra strap shows (as long as it’s a pretty bralette) it’s ok!  It’s actually on trend to let your bralette peak out underneath all those chunky sweaters we’ll be wearing for the next 5 months.
  • All the textures– meaning the fluffier/furrier the better. Faux fur is everywhere, so is anything and everything soft and fluffy and cozy.  If it speaks to you, go for it! I promise you’ll be so happy and so comfy.

Below are the best holiday recipes in our collection! I’m even adding in my tips and tricks that you can apply to your everyday outfits.  And trust me, these are all outfits you can wear year after year because they’re timeless, classic, feminine, and chic – and those things never go out of style <3

  1. Color Block Shawl Cardi –

This piece will literally do the work for you.  Throw it on over a cami or turtleneck with a pair of skinnies and an easy slide on mule or a boot depending on the weather and you’re set!  This piece is so comfy yet looks so expensive.  The best part is, it feels like you’re wearing a blanket, but you’ll look (and feel) like a million bucks!

What you’ll need:

 

  1. Babo Cardi –

This cardigan is one size, so soft, and matches basically everything.  It’s oversized to perfection and it’s probably the best Thanksgiving outfit on the list.  The mix of colors paired with the wooden buttons are a perfect pair for this fav.

What you’ll need:

 

  1. Textured Cardi – Blush/Grey Mix –

Whoever said the holidays meant you must wear red?  We’re all about blush instead! This cardigan is incredibly soft and it has perfect pops of grey which help so that it’s not overly feminine/girly.  It feels so cozy but again this one is super rich and timeless. This would be perfect for your “Friendsgiving” party or literally any holiday party that you want to give a little extra to.

What you’ll need:

 

  1. Mix Color Thread Midi Cardi –

The perfect way to mix up a basic cardigan is with this Mix Color Thread Midi Cardi.  The colors and the mixed thread makes it anything but ordinary, yet it’s also super easy to wear.  Again this is one of those cardigans that goes with everything.  We paired it with a pop of color underneath as an alternative to the likely choice of wearing ivory, black, or grey under it. Although all of those colors work with it too which is why this one has to be on the list of perfect holiday outfit recipes.  It’s comfy & cozy with a little bit of super subtle sparkle mixed in throughout.

What you’ll need:

 

  1. Maeven Turtleneck Pullover –

I will personally party in this turtleneck all day long.  Have you ever seen a more perfect holiday sweater??  It’s pure perfection.  It’s cozy, mixed with sparkly, mixed with furry & fuzzy.  This one hardly needs an explanation. Give the front a little tuck or leave it out, whichever you prefer and feel the most comfortable with.

What you’ll need:

 

  1. Faux Fur Sleeve Sweater –

This sweater is everything! It flatters the figure and the faux fur sleeves will have you walking into every room like you own the place. The color is a beautiful light mauve that doesn’t wash you out, it’s the perfect alternative to the blacks/greys/taupes/etc that so many of us gravitate toward during the colder months.  The sleeves have a subtle animal print layered in with the faux fur.  It’s simply gorgeous!

What you’ll need:

All items can be found on the website at www.shopavabelle.com, as well as our booth at All Things Detroit on Sunday, November 4.  Can’t wait to meet you and personally style you for all your upcoming holiday gatherings.

 

Xo,

Randee

Win Beat the Crowd Tickets to All Things Detroit

We are hosting a HUGE contest for our upcoming event All Things Detroit. We are giving away a pair of Beat the Crowd tickets to 20 followers and what we need you to do is post a video and tag Ask Jennyfer and All Things Detroit telling your friends and followers to meet you at All Things Detroit Sunday, November 4th at Eastern Market.

We are looking for videos with the most creativity and most likes. Winners will be announced on October 26th so start posting those videos. www.iloveallthingsdetroit.com

 

 

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