It has taken awhile to actually write this post because it is bitter sweet. The brick and mortar part of Simply Creative Boutique will be coming to end for now. I have decided to close my doors after a lot of thought and consideration. Simply Creative Boutique is not going away just the brick and mortar part of the business. I am hoping that this will give me more time with my family as well as being able to work on my projects, blog, online presence and shows and events more.
I always give advice to people saying to just go out and try your dreams who cares if it doesn’t work out. You will at least learn something meet new people and hopefully learn from your first go around. NEVER EVER give up on your dreams and passions, you may just have to fulfill them in other or new ways.
So I am taking my own advice and I refuse to think I failed at this business venture but rather gained knowledge of owning a business and what I like and do not like and what my weaknesses are. I met so many amazing people that will be life long friends and allies in future endeavors. Honestly i am proud that I had the (balls) to go out and give my dream a try. I have not failed but gained valuable insight and knowledge. I’m not done with my dream but rather going to pursue it other ways. I want to be able to touch more women and being stuck in retail hours did not allow to get out and do this.
So my hope to you is that you just get out and try your dreams, give them a chance and don’t think you have to have it all figured out right away. It may not always be the way you thought but you WILL make it happen. So please continue to follow me Jennifer at Simply Creative Boutique to see what my next adventures will be. I promise that I will be more engaged with my readers and post lots of cool projects, advice, and my real life adventures of what will happen next. My posts will be very honest, sometimes funny and sometimes very opinionated because that is how I am in real life.
I hope that each of you will share your creativeness with me and opinions on various topics. I will follow you in return and try my best to be engaged if you have a blog. I have sooooo many talented folks online and love to support them.
Thank you all for sticking with me the last two years of my craziness in life and business.
Join Simply Creative Boutique as we host the first ever Find A Faery scavenger hunt through 15 businesses in Shelby Twp. June 1st marks the date of this awesome event that will benefit Child Help a nonprofit for the prevention and treatment of child abuse. We will be awarding over $3,000 in prizes to our 1st, & 2nd place winners. We will have tons of raffle items to raise money for Child Help, as well as face painting and more.
For more information or to join in on this event contact
It seems as though there is a creative Faery at Simply Creative Boutique. Upon opening up yesterday I found a bit of a mess along with a picture from my Faery friend at the Boutique. I tell you I … Continue reading →
My belief in Faeries goes back as far back as i can remember. The ancients wisely knew that there is a magical realm just beyond our everyday world. If you open your mind, heart and eyes to the wonders around … Continue reading →
The last few weeks have been hard and trying for me, with the loss of my father. The reality of it i don’t think has quit set in yet, and honestly i’m not sure if I want it to.
Finding motivation to even get thru my day has proven to be a task in and of itself. But I do know that I am strong and will find strength and courage to move forward.
While at my fathers funeral my aunt got up to speak about my dad and said “He was a collector of cool crap” this was very true of my father. He has the coolest stuff with so much history to it. In that moment I realized I am my fathers daughter because I to have started collecting “cool crap” lol I loved my father and loved his cool crap, and will carry on collecting and thinking about him with each treasure i find.
My boutique is keeping my mind busy with all the tasks that must be done, and i feel it’s a good thing to get through my days of grief. I’m not sure how, when or if ever you get past loosing a parent especially a parent that was still young, but I do know that I will forge through with strength and determination that my father instilled in me.
I will “create” my way through it all.
I will not be posting or holding classes at the Boutique for the next few days. My father passed away last night after a 24 year battle with heart disease. He was only 59.
This is the hardest thing I have ever had to deal with, and just need time with my family while we go thru our grieving.
Thank you for understanding.
Its time to get your creativity on! Check out Simply Creative Boutique’s class and event calendar to see some of the classes we have coming up for you. We will be adding more classes so check back often. Learn to Crochet … Continue reading →
I know you’ve all seen those ornament wreaths out there. They are fabulous! I have been lusting after one for years, but every time I went to buy one I would think to myself “You know, I think I could make this.” Turns out I was right!
For a total of $22 in supplies I made this lovely wreath:
You read that correctly. This wreath was made with supplies bought primarily from the $.99 Store! Pretty great, right?
So here’s what you’ll need:
1 branch/vine wreath (because they are sturdier than styrafoam…also mine came from Michael’s for $6)
Glue gun and extra glue
12 cylinders of various sized ornaments from the dollar store
Ribbon with which to hang the wreath
Begin with the wreath. I believe mine is 18 inches across.
Wrap the wreath in green felt to provide a surface to glue the ornaments to. I used…
Funk meets fab in these incredible handmade wrist wallets! Recall those nights out in college, or your occasional “mom’s night out,” and you’ll understand how cumbersome (and sometimes impractical) lugging a purse around can be. Case in point…where does one put her purse when she’s boogieing on the dance floor? These wrist wallets solve the age-old dilemma of needing required identification and purchasing power, without creating bulky pockets adding unwanted “junk” in the trunk.
Superb quality and versatile designs create an offering for every type of woman. Each wrist wallet comes with a snap-closure back pocket to hold credit cards, drivers license, cash, etc. Easy on and off design is created with secure snaps and strong elastic. Eco-friendy and stylish, the cuff wallet is made from reclaimed/recycled materials; meaning each is entirely unique and one-of-a-kind. They surely add a stylish, edgy element to one’s wardrobe.
My friend Sandra makes these beautiful candy bouquets for any occasion. These make GREAT teacher gifts and are so affordable starting at only $6.00! They can be ordered thru Simply Creative Boutique or by coming in the Boutique as they are on display and ready to go for any gift giving need!
I know it’s a little early to start thinking about the New Year, but I’m always at least 3 months ahead of myself…lol
Simply Creative Boutique is going Mobile!!
Girlfriends, drinks, and creativity, what more can you ask for?
You can learn to make Jewelry, knit, crochet, sew, repurpose household items, and so much more all from the comfort of your home! How about a Pinterest Party? You can even have a handmade shopping party, where Simply Creative brings the world of handmade right to your living room for some personal shopping from amazing handmade artists!
Set up a craft party today and let the creativity come to you!
With the Holidays upon us and your shopping list growing, why not set up a craft party and create some unique gifts to give this year? Or have Simply Creative come to you for some handmade shopping in your home? No crowds, and unique quality gifts all while sipping a glass of wine or hot chocolate. Now that’s stress free!
For a limited time and of course to kick start this amazing new opportunity… Simply Creative Mobile is waving the instructor fees for classes of 4 or more. Call today to set up your creative party or handmade shopping experience.
Jennifer ( owner ) 586-307-4816
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