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our second trunk show

19 Feb

on sunday we had our second trunk show.  and while my parent’s house is not as swanky as the medina location was, it was a huge hit!  my mom made a bunch of food and invited friends and friends of friends.  my dad helped us to bring stuff in and “entertain” the ladies as they arrived.  my father is very entertaining.  we did very good in sales and it was nice and intimate.  so nice that millie got to mingle with the clients and tell them more about MiUS.  it was also great because she is so good with fashion pairings and could answer everyone’s questions.

what i like about the trunk show is it is not a direct sales party.  yes, we do something nice for the hostess but you don’t need to feel obligated to buy anything.  what the trunk show does is give women the opportunity to touch and feel the clothing and accessories.  it is nice to know that buying “made in the usa” fashion can be affordable and have quality.  it is nice to have a different piece than other people have.  and it is really nice to be able to shop with friends…while sipping wine or sangria and eating yummy food.

remember…even if you don’t make it to one of our trunk shows…all MiUS merchandise has free returns.  so you can order on line…and when it gets delivered, grab a snack and some wine (just please don’t get any on your MiUS goodies) and try on in the comfort of your own home.  if it doesn’t fit or you don’t love it you can send it back.  if you have questions on what will look good with it…send an email to millie@miuscollection.com – she is good with fashion questions and loves to help.

okay…here are some happy photos from our trunk show!


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the food

DSCN2604where i work my check out madness – or where i hide hehe.

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the trunk show was a lot of fun.  if you are local to the cleveland area and want to have some friends over and host a trunk show for a different “girls” activity, please let us know!  we would be more than happy to set something up.  again, this is not direct sales, but it is fun and we appreciate our hostesses!!  contact carrie@miuscollection.com if you would like more information on trunk shows.


mini scrapbook – december daily – handmade homemade december endeavor

11 Dec

well…another long title from me.  i could never write a novel…pages 1-35 would be the title.  anyway… my friend heather at twigs, twine + thyme is a crafty one to say the least with an etsy shop to boot.  her and i have been friends for so many years, it would be rude of me to divulge how many.  heather is having a “handmade homemade december endeavor” where she discusses something she makes everyday…be it a craft, a gift, and food (yummy food i have to tell you).  now, i am in no way as crafty as heather.  i am a self-proclaimed copy-crafter.  and to make matters worse, things always look way better in my head then they do when i execute them. even so,  i decided to join heather with my december daily mini book.


i used to be a big scrapbooker (is that a word?) with my first baby.  then number two and three came along and time was non-existent to scrapbook.  so then i purchased becky higgins project life books.  i still have them and work on them once a month or so…but really. again, no time.  so heather and i follow a blog where she does mini books.  elise is very crafty with the mini books.  heather has done a few mini books and hers are way more crafty than mine.  but here i go…deciding to do my first mini book with december daily where i document something from the 1st of december to christmas day.  i will be sharing pieces here and there throughout the rest of the month.  my goal was to keep up with it every day…but remember that time issue i have?

here is my page from december 1st…which was pretty full with MiUS’s first trunk show.


here is day two… i have no clue why the photo is so small (keeping it real) but we had breakfast with santa and since my book pages are only 6×6,  i made a mini collage in picasa to add more photos to the page.


here is a future page.  i actually put holes in an envelope.  not sure exactly what i will put in here…maybe a record of what the kids wanted this year, what they actually got,  and maybe even the cost?  wouldn’t that be a killer hoot to look at in the future…


more to come…i have a small pile of photos waiting to join the book.  so…i am now in the handmade homemade december endeavor!  i was going to do a post on the six dozen christmas cookies i made for the baking ministry  i am in at church…actually (horn tooting here) i am a team leader.  however, after telling my family over and over again that i was making the cookies for God (man, i am bad) i FORGOT to take the cookies to the bake sale!  holy cow…guess i am off to confession…and now you know why you are reading about my mini book instead of my cookies…

and if you didn’t know…it is the holidays….and we have a deal of the day going on.  check  out our website for today’s deal!  we have something for every holiday occasion…casual or dressy!

what i SHOULD wear

5 Dec



“it’s beginning to look a lot like winter…everywhere you gooooo” can you hear the song in your head now?  i hope it doesn’t stick with you all day…i hate when i have the same song in my head alllll day.  especially if it’s a theme song from a nick jr, show….gag.

anyway, around here my five-year old even mentioned how we are all decorated for christmas but it doesn’t look like winter outside.  true.  we had two days in the 60s here.  yuk for winter.  today it is supposed to be colder…but i wouldn’t mind a dusting of snow.

so here is a winter outfit…maybe some of you are seeing winter already?

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beret 29.99 – i actually saw someone with this on at the trunk show….holy cuteness!  i almost took it off her head but thought that might be rude.

trendy zip cardi -curvy plus 29.99 although i feel like i look it, i am not quite considered “curvy plus” (yet) but i love this cardi and if i got it in a small i could pull it off with skinny jeans because it would still be a bit baggy (though my fashion police might disagree but hey, they aren’t here right now)

just usa skinny jeans 75.99 i own these.  if you follow my posts you know i wasn’t keen on getting them, but i honestly get compliments every time i wear them.

jaunt tote wave embossed 229.99 (sale!!) i have said it before, i spend more on handbags and accessories because they always fit last longer.  i saw this tote in person at the trunk show and became even more obsessed with it….its on my christmas wish list.

thin stingray buckle bracelet (rainbow) 69.99 – another item i finally saw in person at the trunk show.  another item you will see a lot of in my wiSw posts.  another item on that christmas wish list

purple snood – infinite scarf 32.99 – one of my trunk show goodies.  so soft and warm and useful because it can be a shawl for those cold restaurants or church and a hood for when it rains or the wind is blowing or just a scarf to not only keep you warm but look good!

deal of the day!

Raspberry & Black Sequin Cocktail Dress with Lining

have you been following our deals of the day?  the rasperry and black sequin dress is today’s deal.  i saw this on my friend jill at the trunk show…you have to see how great it looks on!

MiUS first trunk show

4 Dec



i have never been to a trunk show…let alone help pull one off.  MiUS’s first trunk show was december 1st in medina ohio.  if you have never been to the town square in medina you are really missing out.  you instantly want to move there (especially around the holidays).  it is beautiful and quaint and has a lot of small stores to shop.  you really get the feel of supporting that mom and pop shop.  and the people are so nice.  for instance, i purchased a watch at the trunk show (details this week) and needed it sized.  i walked across the square to a family owned jewelry shop, they sized my watch and sent me on my way with a “merry christmas”…not a penny was asked for.

it was a lot of work for owner, millie, to put together all the merchandise and get it ready for “show” considering it is an online boutique.  tagging and adding numbers and organizing.  her and a friend drove it over to the shop and we set up saturday morning.  you know when you always think you have enough time but you never do?  that was us.  and man alive…i was missing my second cup of coffee for the morning.  i had to resort to wine around 1230 in order to survive!  we pulled stuff out of bags, lined up sweaters and shirts and dresses, folded jeans and t-shirts, set up rings and watches and handbags.  and even dressed a few mannequins.

we had a designer and an author and some models and food.  in hindsight…i don’t know that we needed all of that.  i personally think the pieces millie has decided to sell, speak for themselves.  of course there were big sellers and popular items.  some items stayed and some went.  we got to visit with friends and meet a few new people.  the object of the trunk show wasn’t to sell everything, but to make people aware of what MiUS has to offer. (and i did get a signed book from kelly! i always like a book signed by the author)

we were crazy at check out and missed a few details, but it was fun and a learning experience and definitely a good girls afternoon.


i really loved seeing all the “made in the usa” tags on tables and hangers.  it is such a great concept.  maybe we didn’t push that enough…millie might of been a little shy to let people know her mission.  i think she should shout it out from roof tops.  i think its something that brings us all together.  no matter your political views, race, gender, sexual orientation, socio-economic status, religion…we all live in this great country and how does it hurt to support it?

are you afraid to shop on-line?  fearful that the size won’t be right (we have free returns) or that the quality won’t be as good as it looks online (it’s better, trust me)…if that’s you, you should come to our next trunk show…or have a small show at your home.  it is fun.  it supports a small business…and did i mention the products rock?

okay…lastly…check out the pic of our spa water!?!?  sooo pretty for the holidays.  not sure if becky knew (when she was thrown the job of getting some water in the container) that the raspberries would sink and the cranberries would float (if she didn’t know it..she should totally lie and say she did!) but how awesome for the season?  i will say it still tasted like water.  maybe have a little platter of lemon to add to it?  or some smashed cranberries?  and yes, ginger, we would have had lemons for the water had i remembered a knife (and a spoon to stir the punch that got stuck in the container…another story for another day)

we are proud of you millie!  keep on keeping on and let’s make this happen!

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We are getting so excited…

29 Nov

This Saturday, December 1 will be our very first Holiday trunk show!!  We are super duper excited for this event!!! (Notice the number of exclamation points after that statement 🙂 that adds the tone we are REALLY super duper excited!)  So…let me give you some details!

We will have our ENTIRE inventory for sale at the location.  One of our local designers, Andrea Howell, from Tidal Cool will be joining us as well as local author, Kelley Grealis!  Andrea will be showcasing her winter designs exclusively for sale at MiUS Collection.  Kelley will be signing and selling her novel. PLUS we’ll have models showing you some of the pieces and lovely attendants to help you find your way around the trunks show.   OH…and since we are celebrating, we’ll have drinks (wine) and apps for all to enjoy.   The trunk show will be held at a local store in Medina, Ohio.  The store solely carries made in Ohio goods, which fits right in with MiUS Collection as we are an extension of that theme for our pieces are all Made in USA.  It’s a fun studio, and you will also be able to see and purchase some local art from Homegrown Ohio!  How absolutely great is that!?!?

Here is the invitation with the address and all the other relevant details:

If you are in the area, we hope you can make it and come visit us!!    If not, dont worry, we will be planning other trunk shows in the future.  We will keep you posted.

BTW, here is a link to our Daily Deal for the holidays…

This lovely dress, on sale today only for $39.99!! That’s 25% off!


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