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Featured Seller: mihow

Oct 13, 2010

by mihow

Etsy.com handmade and vintage goods

Tell us a bit about yourself.

My name is Michele Howley Boudreaux and I live in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. I’m a graphic designer by trade who loves to bake and make candy. After two years of publishing “Mom It Down” recipes on my blog, I decided it was time to become more serious. I enrolled in the Institute of Culinary Education where I hope to refine my confectionary skills.

I’m a mother and a wife. I have a three-year-old son and one more on the way. I love cats, soccer, and New York City.

Apart from creating things, what do you do?

I bake. A lot. And I blog. A lot. I also do some freelance graphic design, specifically logo work. I love jogging. And did I mention I am a mother?

FS_mihow_1.jpgTingled Pink (watermelon and pink peppercorn) by mihow

What first made you want to become an artist?

I’ve been creating stuff since I was a toddler. However, this particular art form was born when I was in design school. I was in packaging class and we had to design packaging based on an imaginary store of our choice. I came up with a candy shop. Instead of buying candy to fill my shopping bag and other packaging materials, I decided to make it all from scratch. That was 15 years ago.

Please describe your creative process.

The majority of my lollipops are made-to-order. I try and combine strange flavor combinations that taste wonderful; Tingled Pink (pink peppercorn and watermelon) comes to mind. Each batch is made from scratch and many are made with extracts I create. Otherwise, it’s pretty straightforward: sugar, water, a whole lotta love and amazing flavor combinations. Plus, they’re really easy on the eyes.

I should also mention ALL of my lollipops are made without corn syrup. It’s just good ol’ fashioned sugar.

What handmade possession do you most cherish?

My pottery.

Name your top five books, movies, musicians, and websites besides Etsy.

Books:
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The Feast of Love
Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close
The Road
The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo

Movies:
Kicking and Screaming (The Noah Baumbach one from 1995!)
The Royal Tenenbaums
Lost In Translation
Garden State
Four Weddings and a Funeral

Musicians:
Mountain Goats
Red House Painters
Quicksand
Jets to Brazil
R.E.M.

Websites:
Mihow
Twitter (I am constantly amused by Twitter.)
Smitten Kitchen
Dooce
Toby Joe

What advice would you give to artists who are new to Etsy?

Buy stuff! Get to know other sellers by buying their stuff. Give feedback. Basically, support your peers. They’re great people. The stronger the community, the faster it grows and the larger our collective audience becomes.

What are your favorite features on Etsy? What new features would you like to see?

I love, love the Pounce feature (Most Recent Purchases). I use it every day at least once. And I buy stuff because of it all the time.

I’d love to see a more customized checkout system for buyers and sellers to communicate.

How do you promote your work?

I promote through Twitter and my own site, as well as passing out freebies. I’ve heard that the pictures have helped reel people in as well.

FS_mihow_4.jpgThe First Trimester (ginger and lemonade to ease nausea during pregnancy) by mihow

In ten years, where would you like to be?

I’d love to own a small town bakery. I hope to one day combine my love for graphic design and baking and make people smile. Basically, that imaginary bakery I came up with for packaging class in college? Yeah, I want that to become my reality.

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235 comments

  • polkadotmagpie

    polkadotmagpie said 10 years ago

    So original, and delicious. Woohoo on FS!

  • FerntreeStudio

    FerntreeStudio said 10 years ago

    Super cool. They look like the seedpods from the money plant!

  • JewelryByJLy

    JewelryByJLy said 10 years ago

    Yum! Congratulations featured Seller!

  • Colettesboutique

    Colettesboutique said 10 years ago

    Cool! these lollipops look so yummy! Congratulations on the feature :-)

  • CraftsByBabz

    CraftsByBabz said 10 years ago

    Love it all!! Beautiful shop mihow!! ~CraftsByBabz http://www.etsy.com/shop/CraftsByBabz

  • karenjcreations

    karenjcreations said 10 years ago

    Delicious!! :)

  • evihan

    evihan said 10 years ago

    these look sooo yummmyyyyyyyyyy

  • AvianInspirations

    AvianInspirations said 10 years ago

    I love the interesting flavor combinations! And First Trimester sounds like the most delicious lollipop I have ever heard of.

  • PassionArte

    PassionArte said 10 years ago

    Interesting business! :)

  • girltuesdayjewelry

    girltuesdayjewelry said 10 years ago

    Congrats, Michele! Your lollipops looks delicious! Best of luck to you.

  • NSpottery

    NSpottery said 10 years ago

    Gorgeous! They look too pretty to eat!

  • remodernseries

    remodernseries said 10 years ago

    "mom it down?" brilliant. loving the combinations of flavors.

  • TwinkleStarCrafts

    TwinkleStarCrafts said 10 years ago

    Your items look delicious! Congratulations on being Featured Seller!

  • rozzie

    rozzie said 10 years ago

    mmmm so lovely! those pink pops I really want to try. Thanks for sharing this really cool store and seller with us! wishing you continued success

  • funktionslust

    funktionslust said 10 years ago

    Ooh! if you open a bakery one day please let it be in my town!

  • FlanneryCrane

    FlanneryCrane said 10 years ago

    Congrats! Enjoyed reading your story. I wish you much continued success-

  • spottedlobes

    spottedlobes said 10 years ago

    LOVE this shop! Nice work! :)

  • LittleWrenPottery

    LittleWrenPottery said 10 years ago

    Its great that you dont make your pops with corn syrup, I really hate the stuff. Fabulous photos you have so beautiful and colourful : )

  • chanyeevon

    chanyeevon said 10 years ago

    wow :D :D You are very creative to come out those ingredients combinations and the names for them!! They look so tempting especially the luminescent of colors!

  • GooseofEngland

    GooseofEngland said 10 years ago

    Love it. Congrats!! We are about to start trying for baby two ourselves and if this preg is anything like the first I will be stocking up on a lot of your first trimesters :) Oh and congrats on your baby number 2 on the way :)

  • poedra

    poedra said 10 years ago

    a goddess of lollipops... soooo lovely and yum!!!

  • wearableartbyjude

    wearableartbyjude said 10 years ago

    absolutely fabulous looking pops! Off to shop now ;)

  • purposedesign

    purposedesign said 10 years ago

    So awesome to see an edibles seller as the featured artist! Congrats to you!

  • SandBoxStudio

    SandBoxStudio said 10 years ago

    They all just look soooo yummy!

  • Asianexpressions

    Asianexpressions said 10 years ago

    Wow, interesting stuff!

  • ikabags

    ikabags said 10 years ago

    Delicious!! :) and super cute! Congrats !

  • woodendoll

    woodendoll said 10 years ago

    They look delicious!

  • emmarts

    emmarts said 10 years ago

    Congrats! I love your items and the interview.

  • buttonandthimble

    buttonandthimble said 10 years ago

    mmmm delightful! congrats!

  • Maulani

    Maulani said 10 years ago

    I love the way she gives her lollipops' name. Brilliant and this shop is yummmooo!

  • kilas

    kilas said 10 years ago

    OMG, I love you for your top movies list alone! Just watched Rushmore last night!

  • jennetrae

    jennetrae said 10 years ago

    Loved loved loved your featured seller article...way to go!!! Gonna have to get me some of the box office lollies!!!

  • blueridgewoodworking

    blueridgewoodworking said 10 years ago

    Looks Good....great story....Double Dog Dare...is Yes For me.

  • beautifulearthgrl

    beautifulearthgrl said 10 years ago

    The pictures do help. Im sold.

  • VivaGailBeads

    VivaGailBeads said 10 years ago

    i'm a sucker for lolipops..lol

  • Ebrown2503

    Ebrown2503 said 10 years ago

    Ha! I barely got through the interview before I was buying your double dog dare. It will be a PERFECT holiday gift for my brother in law who loves to experiment in the kitchen!

  • RedMarionette

    RedMarionette said 10 years ago

    Mmm these look amazing! Beautiful and sound so delish!

  • ArcSquare

    ArcSquare said 10 years ago

    it looks sweet!!! :)

  • SpoonfulOfSugarShop

    SpoonfulOfSugarShop said 10 years ago

    Congrats!! I'm a sucker for a sucker!! hee hee :)

  • KMalinka

    KMalinka said 10 years ago

    Great story and yummy stuff:O)

  • kiamichi7

    kiamichi7 said 10 years ago

    Mmmmm, they look so enticing I ordered a batch of Grandmas! I love natural lavender and lemon flavor combo...and it's a rare thing to find.

  • kiamichi7

    kiamichi7 said 10 years ago

    Mmmmm, they look so enticing I ordered a batch of Grandmas! I love natural lavender and lemon flavor combo...and it's a rare thing to find.

  • bylynnkrestel

    bylynnkrestel said 10 years ago

    i think i need a lollipop!! they look wonderful!! wishing you much success over the next couple of days!

  • DecoFamara

    DecoFamara said 10 years ago

    MMMM Delicious!!!!

  • myvintagecrush

    myvintagecrush said 10 years ago

    Yum candy making, how fun! Whenever I make candy I'm scared of the 'molten lava' burning me!

  • KristinaandJenney

    KristinaandJenney said 10 years ago

    How cool!

  • GildedCageDesign

    GildedCageDesign said 10 years ago

    yummy!! Nice interview, congrats on the feature:)

  • unflappableproducts

    unflappableproducts said 10 years ago

    Oh yum-these don't just sound awesome they are so pretty!

  • AlpineGypsy

    AlpineGypsy said 10 years ago

    Scrumptious....ohhh.... Heidi

  • ginnyhuber

    ginnyhuber said 10 years ago

    I have my eye on the first trimester ones as a gift..Lovely shop, wonderful feature

  • beadfreaky

    beadfreaky said 10 years ago

    They are Sooo beautiful! Love the flavor choices too - lots of contrasts :)

  • juliesadorabowls

    juliesadorabowls said 10 years ago

    I love the idea of candy curing certain ailments!

  • syringaspring

    syringaspring said 10 years ago

    Lollipop, lollipop, oh lolli lolli lolli............. I've got my eye on the flavors Grandma and Orange! Congratulations Michelle on being a Featured Seller, and on your little baby on the way!

  • StoneRayStudio

    StoneRayStudio said 10 years ago

    Sweeeet!! Congratulations to you on a wonderful interview. Your products look scrumptious!

  • olgabest28

    olgabest28 said 10 years ago

    I love your necklace in the picture.

  • BlackStar

    BlackStar said 10 years ago

    Really cool looking lollipops!

  • ginnywinny

    ginnywinny said 10 years ago

    fabulous colors, they all look so yummy! I love the creative combos :)

  • neurish

    neurish said 10 years ago

    I'm a freelance graphic designer with a sweet tooth too :) Tingled Pink looks delicious! I'll be sure to order early for the Holidays.

  • nowonder

    nowonder said 10 years ago

    Looks Delicious!! MMM LolyPop!

  • OhBoyCatToy

    OhBoyCatToy said 10 years ago

    sweet story and beautiful products!!! yum!!!!!!

  • QuietStorytellers

    QuietStorytellers said 10 years ago

    Yummy!

  • HallowedOak

    HallowedOak said 10 years ago

    Love the wonderfully off-beat names -- makes them seem that much more delicious! Congratulations featured seller :)

  • XPoppysWickedGardenX

    XPoppysWickedGardenX said 10 years ago

    yummmmmy! congrats on your feature:)

  • ourfrontyard

    ourfrontyard said 10 years ago

    Your suckers look scrumptious. Best of luck to you! :)

  • riskybeads

    riskybeads said 10 years ago

    I LOVE Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close! Great interview!

  • MustLoveTiaras

    MustLoveTiaras said 10 years ago

    Your lollipops are not only absolutely BEAUTIFUL but the flavor concoctions sound delish!!! Congrats on being Featured Seller!!

  • ScentfulNeeds

    ScentfulNeeds said 10 years ago

    Yum, such a creative idea! Congratulations featured Seller!

  • beliz82

    beliz82 said 10 years ago

    Congrats !!! Love the interview :O)) Beautiful and yummy shop !!!

  • ave9river

    ave9river said 10 years ago

    The most beautiful lollipops I ever seen!

  • treasurebooth

    treasurebooth said 10 years ago

    Fantastic and oh so pretty pops! I love the Red House Painters too (well anything Mark Kozelek is involved in really). I love that your candy thing started with an assignment--it's neat when small things like that fan out and change our lives. Cheers to you, I love sweets and must try your candy soon!

  • LoveButtons

    LoveButtons said 10 years ago

    These lollipops flavors sound amazing - loved reading this interview :)

  • AltarDesigns

    AltarDesigns said 10 years ago

    Loved the interview! Yummy for sure!

  • AltarDesigns

    AltarDesigns said 10 years ago

    Loved the interview! Yummy for sure!!!

  • sonyarasi

    sonyarasi said 10 years ago

    Beautiful photos! The flavors sound amazing! Must try

  • julessabjewelry

    julessabjewelry said 10 years ago

    Yummy! Candy is my favorite so you know I'll be buying from this shop. Congrats and much future success.

  • indigotwin

    indigotwin said 10 years ago

    Looks yummy! Great interview!

  • stephaniemonroe

    stephaniemonroe said 10 years ago

    Super yummy and beautiful to look at. I love your story. I'm a graphic designer as well, and packaging is my favorite thing to design. I love your unique style of candies. These would be great to add as my free gift. I will be checking you out very soon. Congrats!

  • ravenhaired

    ravenhaired said 10 years ago

    Haha such a fun read and I have to agree those are some great pictures!

  • SaharasSupplies

    SaharasSupplies said 10 years ago

    Those look awesome!! I was a sampler mix with 2 of each!!

  • HandmadeByRogue

    HandmadeByRogue said 10 years ago

    I love sweet stuff.

  • finderssellers

    finderssellers said 10 years ago

    Enjoyed reading the interview. Been baking and candy making for 10 years and I am inspired to take it a step further.

  • gnoom

    gnoom said 10 years ago

    What a yummy interview! Made my mouth water! Lots of succes to you!

  • MonkeysOnTheRoof

    MonkeysOnTheRoof said 10 years ago

    Fantastic read and all of the flavors are so unique I'm not sure I can pick which one to try!

  • MiniCyn

    MiniCyn said 10 years ago

    Oh oh dangerous!!!! I'm gonna have to try soooommmeeee :)

  • BarkingBirds

    BarkingBirds said 10 years ago

    Yum! I want to taste them all! ^__^

  • deepfried

    deepfried said 10 years ago

    mihow, these are amazing!! new fav!! xx

  • catonasilverspoon

    catonasilverspoon said 10 years ago

    wow, what a brilliant idea you have i love it! your pictures are fantastic.

  • prettylittlethieves

    prettylittlethieves said 10 years ago

    congrats! those look amazing!

  • KIMMSMITH

    KIMMSMITH said 10 years ago

    Very Yummy! Congratulations!

  • IndyGrrrlProductions

    IndyGrrrlProductions said 10 years ago

    Super cute shop. I want popcorn lollipops!

  • DalkullanJewelry

    DalkullanJewelry said 10 years ago

    Great pictures of your candy. The pink peppercorn and watermelon sounds like an interesting combination.

  • rakshniyavintage

    rakshniyavintage said 10 years ago

    what a cool shop!! I really enjoyed reading all about it :)

  • allaboutromance

    allaboutromance said 10 years ago

    Thank you for the inspiration. Lollies, creativity and colour - what a great job

  • craftpile

    craftpile said 10 years ago

    YUM!! Congrats!

  • moonsongranch

    moonsongranch said 10 years ago

    Wonderfully creative flavors and a great interview. Best wishes to you!!

  • KettleConfections

    KettleConfections said 10 years ago

    These lollipops all look so pretty, delicate, and delicious- makes me think of giving lollipops as gifts!

  • DotD

    DotD said 10 years ago

    Beautiful photography, shop, and info....enjoyed getting to know you!

  • WakeIslandSeaJewels

    WakeIslandSeaJewels said 10 years ago

    lovely :)

  • theeye

    theeye said 10 years ago

    it's been driving me crazy all day who you remind me of... finally came to me... Julie White aka Mitzi Dalton Huntley from Six Feet Under lol...

  • EcoChicHandKnits

    EcoChicHandKnits said 10 years ago

    Everything looks so yummy! I love your advice about buying from other Etsy sellers. Since starting my shop I always try to go to Etsy first when making my purchases. I love when other sellers buy from me as well, almost more then those who are just buyers. I take it as a big compliment. Thanks so much for sharing your story and congrats on the new addition! Best of luck for continued success!

  • robinwade

    robinwade said 10 years ago

    Creative yummy! Who doesn't love that! Thanks for sharing your gift with us. light...

  • sewsillydesigns

    sewsillydesigns said 10 years ago

    Enjoyed your interview, very creative and by the way did i mention i am a mother??

  • LaughRabbitJr

    LaughRabbitJr said 10 years ago

    Continued success as your family and your business grow!

  • rarebeasts

    rarebeasts said 10 years ago

    Looks great, I bet they taste great too.

  • themefragrance

    themefragrance said 10 years ago

    Ahhhh Brooklyn Treats...I cannot resist!

  • andiespecialtysweets

    andiespecialtysweets said 10 years ago

    I was just recently salivating over your shop a little past midnight. I usually don't buy candy, but you'll be the exception! Congrats on a great interview and genius product!

  • MidwestAlchemy

    MidwestAlchemy said 10 years ago

    Love to see a food artist featured! Best of Luck to you!

  • cocorosecouture

    cocorosecouture said 10 years ago

    sooo cool what a fun story!

  • torik2009

    torik2009 said 10 years ago

    These look fantastic! I so want to eat "grandma"!!! Awesome!! lol

  • Natalie52688

    Natalie52688 said 10 years ago

    What a beautiful feature! I'm really happy to see a candy maker get featured too! This is truly a lovely shop and the lollipops look absolutely divine, especially the tingled pink! :P

  • jennifermorrisbeads

    jennifermorrisbeads said 10 years ago

    so lllooovvveeelllyyy and fresh and original! i want to try them all!

  • LizzyClara

    LizzyClara said 10 years ago

    wow! beautiful and very tasty looking, must order some...

  • thecuriouscupcake

    thecuriouscupcake said 10 years ago

    Those look unbelievable. I want to try them all! Congrats on being FS!! :D

  • accentonvintage

    accentonvintage said 10 years ago

    Love your off beat flavors! Congrats!!

  • suzyssentiments

    suzyssentiments said 10 years ago

    Mmmmm....these look so yummy! Congratulations on the feature :0)

  • abelabodycare

    abelabodycare said 10 years ago

    Wow, what a neat idea! And they look gorgeous! They all sound yummy, but I made lavender lemonade for the first time this summer, so I'd definitely have to try Grandma. Best wishes for your wonderful shop!

  • BluKatDesign

    BluKatDesign said 10 years ago

    Michele, congratulations on being a featured seller!!! I will post this on my FB page! The necklace looks great on you; I am so glad you like it! As you can see by my avatar it was my favorite!

  • IFeltItToo

    IFeltItToo said 10 years ago

    WOW! Lolly art!

  • Earthystyle

    Earthystyle said 10 years ago

    Congratulations!! very interesting lollipops ^_^

  • StrawbrryF

    StrawbrryF said 10 years ago

    So happy for you, Michele! Yay, congrats!

  • CositasSeriasVintage

    CositasSeriasVintage said 10 years ago

    So cool!

  • EelKat

    EelKat said 10 years ago

    they look too pretty to eat!

  • MyCKs

    MyCKs said 10 years ago

    until now I've never thought lollipops can be pretty (and their names), but wow O.o I love it.

  • EnterTheFlame

    EnterTheFlame said 10 years ago

    I MUST HAVE SOME!!! These would make wonderful pieces of glass art, too! IM HEADING TO MY TORCH...to make tiny glass lollipops! ;-) CONGRATULATIONS!!!!

  • SweetBabyJanesShop

    SweetBabyJanesShop said 10 years ago

    Congratulations! I hope to be contacting you about The First Semester Pops in the new year. I really could have used them with my first two pregnancies!

  • kgummey

    kgummey said 10 years ago

    Awesome!!! What fun you must have!!! I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE that you don't use corn syrup!!!

  • artbyaimeejoy

    artbyaimeejoy said 10 years ago

    They are beautiful! Good luck on your success :)

  • onegarnetgirl

    onegarnetgirl said 10 years ago

    YAY for you! And just in time for Hallopween, way to go ETSY! Way to go for you!

  • AndreaFuentesDesigns

    AndreaFuentesDesigns said 10 years ago

    lollipops, num!

  • JillianMackowiak

    JillianMackowiak said 10 years ago

    LOVE your shop!

  • BenjaminKrudwig

    BenjaminKrudwig said 10 years ago

    MMMM another shop on my "shopping" list now lol ;-) I need my candy fix!

  • MonsterBites365

    MonsterBites365 said 10 years ago

    nom nom nom. they look too pretty too eat, but too delicious to resist!

  • lorenabr

    lorenabr said 10 years ago

    Wish you all the best and hope you will have your bakery very soon :)

  • Silverdays

    Silverdays said 10 years ago

    Nice !

  • VelveteenHabbit

    VelveteenHabbit said 10 years ago

    beautiful delicious eye candy i candy yumm

  • Beautanicals

    Beautanicals said 10 years ago

    so pretty.

  • astarteearthart

    astarteearthart said 10 years ago

    congrats on letting your creativity shine!

  • Parachute425

    Parachute425 said 10 years ago

    Continued success!!

  • smallx2

    smallx2 said 10 years ago

    wow~so cute

  • dirtdancestonewerks

    dirtdancestonewerks said 10 years ago

    Very clever! Peppercorns and watermelon... how on earth did you come up with that combo!!!

  • sewmyheartout

    sewmyheartout said 10 years ago

    I am a sucker for suckers. They look sooooooooo good.

  • sewmyheartout

    sewmyheartout said 10 years ago

    I am a sucker for suckers. They look sooooooooo good!

  • TheGinghamOwl

    TheGinghamOwl said 10 years ago

    Cool shop, great article!

  • limegreenmodern

    limegreenmodern said 10 years ago

    So awesome...congrats on the big feature! Such a beautiful and yummy looking shop!

  • CheersToJuly

    CheersToJuly said 10 years ago

    Incredible!

  • Kcloset

    Kcloset said 10 years ago

    Look so cute :0

  • anthologyorganic

    anthologyorganic said 10 years ago

    that is so lovely! what a sweet article and seller :)

  • gypsytrailsdesign

    gypsytrailsdesign said 10 years ago

    These look great! I love the transparency and the teeny tiny flecks. They look delicious as well! I hope that you get your bakery one day : )

  • grimmandgrete

    grimmandgrete said 10 years ago

    Congratulations on your success and your growing family!

  • BohemiaJewellery

    BohemiaJewellery said 10 years ago

    Delicious - well done!

  • starfishandcoffee

    starfishandcoffee said 10 years ago

    WONDERFUL!!!! Enjoyed reading this...such pretty candy!

  • GracefullyGirly

    GracefullyGirly said 10 years ago

    You're so cool! Tingled pink sounds awesome!

  • gardenmis

    gardenmis said 10 years ago

    Congrat on being the featured seller and your growing family!!

  • TheShabbyChicCottage

    TheShabbyChicCottage said 10 years ago

    What a fun & creative artist!

  • rrizzart

    rrizzart said 10 years ago

    Such a nice feature. I can't think of any pursuit more pleasant than making lollipops all day! What a happy job! Congratulations - your pops look so pretty & yummy!

  • CloudLoveBaby

    CloudLoveBaby said 10 years ago

    Oh I could do with some of the first trimester ones right now!

  • honeybijou

    honeybijou said 10 years ago

    very pretty! and yummy!

  • HeidisHandmades

    HeidisHandmades said 10 years ago

    I'm gonna get some, once you put more in your shop! Congrats!! :)

  • wickedchilddesigns

    wickedchilddesigns said 10 years ago

    They look delicious!

  • snowdahlia

    snowdahlia said 10 years ago

    I can't wait for the new tasty treats you'll have in store!

  • knottyandnyce

    knottyandnyce said 10 years ago

    Congratulations on being featured! And on your store's success! Your lollipops look great :)

  • luluhopping1983

    luluhopping1983 said 10 years ago

    Well done on the feature, you'll be busy now!x

  • GaGa4GiftTags

    GaGa4GiftTags said 10 years ago

    They look so pretty and I just bet they are delicious too!

  • FlyingPirate123

    FlyingPirate123 said 10 years ago

    Looks delicious! I wonder if she uses organic ingridients??

  • popalicioustoo

    popalicioustoo said 10 years ago

    OH YUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUM!!!!!!!! anyone that puts peppercorns in lollipops deserves a medal of honor!!!! KUDOS on the flavors they are AWESOME!!!!!!! your blog is fabulous and CONGRATS on the culinary endeavors -- i am sure you will rock at it! by the way -- the pops not only sound DELISH they look so elegant -- just like a tiny piece of art with everyone being different! LOVE IT ALL!!!! wishing you ALL THE BEST!!!!!

  • quirkybeauty

    quirkybeauty said 10 years ago

    These lollipops are beautiful and I bet they're delicious! What a cool lady you are.

  • baconsquarefarm

    baconsquarefarm said 10 years ago

    Wish you continued success plus hope your purchase a small town bakery someday as well. Incredible shop you have created, yummy treats with eye candy packaging with outstanding pic's. Congrats on being featured seller too, well deserved. :) Have a happy life!!!!

  • Morado

    Morado said 10 years ago

    Your lollipops sound delicious but more than that they look so pretty!!! Many congrats :o)

  • CutesyGirls

    CutesyGirls said 10 years ago

    YUMMY!! Congrats!

  • sphan

    sphan said 10 years ago

    looks so pretty and delish. congrats! http://www.sphanphotography.blogspot.com/

  • bellasparty

    bellasparty said 10 years ago

    Love it!!

  • excellentgem

    excellentgem said 10 years ago

    So cool!

  • DeeDeesjewels

    DeeDeesjewels said 10 years ago

    Michelle, I want to wish you luck and your article was great. I love love love lollipops--will be purchasing for the holidays, much success. Congratulations, Michelle on being a featured seller.

  • prototypedesign

    prototypedesign said 10 years ago

    lovely looking lollipops!! so temping!!! Congrats!!!

  • haveitconfections

    haveitconfections said 10 years ago

    I am just in love with your lolli's. What a great story. Keep up the excellent work. I just love the Mint Chip on a Stick and The popcorn. I can't wait to order. :0D

  • DoubleDippedSweets

    DoubleDippedSweets said 10 years ago

    Yeah! A foodie as the featured seller! Your lolli's look great!

  • Grafxquest

    Grafxquest said 10 years ago

    Looks fabulous, I am in...going to order me some now! You are right we Etsy peeps need to support each other...so some support is on it's way! Grats to you and your feature...visit me by clicking on my pic or searching grafxquest. have a great day!

  • LaBellaCandela

    LaBellaCandela said 10 years ago

    Yay! Lollipops! I think I have found stocking stuffers!!!

  • PhiaNicCreations

    PhiaNicCreations said 10 years ago

    looks yummy! Nice article.

  • lstonerockdesigns

    lstonerockdesigns said 10 years ago

    Very cool! Would love to try one:)

  • ElevatedDesigns

    ElevatedDesigns said 10 years ago

    These look so neat! So enticing....I think i may have to try them out :) What a great gift idea too! Good luck with the bakery hope you can do what you dream :)

  • BeyondTheWindow

    BeyondTheWindow said 10 years ago

    Great article. I am sure they taste amazing. I will need to order some soon!

  • fiddleheadart

    fiddleheadart said 10 years ago

    Oh, kids will love you and we the grown ups to...yumm:)all the success!

  • mummumscrafts

    mummumscrafts said 10 years ago

    Ok, I am totally going to get some of those first trimester lolipops!!

  • skrocki

    skrocki said 10 years ago

    watermelon and pink peppercorn... that would be a very interesting taste!!! Great interview!

  • benerita

    benerita said 10 years ago

    Where were those First Trimester's when I needed them? Awesome idea and shop.

  • owlinflight

    owlinflight said 10 years ago

    If you opened this type of shop in State College, PA, the students would go wild. So in that case.. You should open shop in State College, PA. =) Congratulations!

  • netteblo

    netteblo said 10 years ago

    Even the images of the pops are very visually appealing and artistic! The flavors sound so good...and to think it evolved from a class project...I can remember doing that as well...We were supposed to combine something we had done most of our life (for me it was sewing) with creating in our medium which was ...clay...I ended up doing an eyelet bra with visible stitches and eyelet shapes pierced into the clay...it was so fun to take the idea of fabric and apply it in clay was awesome. I hope you get that candy shop...but a virtual shop is just as exciting!!! Very original1 Thanks...

  • sewbeau

    sewbeau said 10 years ago

    Wow! That is so original and cool!! Good for you for trying something different!

  • pottersong

    pottersong said 10 years ago

    Very good interview, great flavors, can't miss with lollipops.

  • tatys10

    tatys10 said 10 years ago

    amazing!!!!

  • pamwares

    pamwares said 10 years ago

    love your story! made me smile!

  • Beadz2Pleaz

    Beadz2Pleaz said 10 years ago

    Lovely story and those lollipops look so yummolicous. Love the luminosity and texture of them :) Well done!

  • Stylishstems

    Stylishstems said 10 years ago

    Congrats on your success!! I plan on getting your First Trimester pops once I am pregnant and I want some of the others they look yummy!!

  • littlealouette

    littlealouette said 10 years ago

    yay! congrats! Max: Are you wearing mascara? Otis: No... yes. (we share a fave movie) I have to get some of yr lollies soon! They look amazing!

  • dkshopgirl

    dkshopgirl said 10 years ago

    I love the featured sellers - so inspiring and esp when you're a mum too!

  • SpackleTheGap

    SpackleTheGap said 10 years ago

    looks so amazing. Cooking and baking has always been a hobby for me and a small town bakery was always a dream of mine too. Best of luck to you in all you do!!!!

  • tesorojewelry

    tesorojewelry said 10 years ago

    My sweet tooth is aching just looking at them! I love Smitten Kitchen too - definitely in my top 5 sites.

  • christieg

    christieg said 10 years ago

    Wonderful and very interesting!

  • fashionL

    fashionL said 10 years ago

    yummy!

  • GypsyDreamz

    GypsyDreamz said 10 years ago

    What a great idea and they are so pretty! Best of luck to you!

  • rahs914

    rahs914 said 10 years ago

    Aaa, these look cool!

  • CraftedByHeidi

    CraftedByHeidi said 10 years ago

    Congrats on being a featured seller!

  • EarthenEmbers

    EarthenEmbers said 10 years ago

    Sweet! Congratulations and keep up the confection creations. Best of Luck!

  • FallsvaleCrochet

    FallsvaleCrochet said 10 years ago

    i love your shop! the pops looks so yummy! these are going in my families stockings this christmas! cograts!

  • clayslipper

    clayslipper said 10 years ago

    The photos are beautiful enough to buy themselves.

  • flabbergastbanana

    flabbergastbanana said 10 years ago

    yummerz! I want some now!

  • WandercraftDesign

    WandercraftDesign said 10 years ago

    pretty!!

  • dabbledesigns

    dabbledesigns said 10 years ago

    Love the flavor combos!

  • Owlshop

    Owlshop said 10 years ago

    How many licks does it take?

  • PamplemousseAndBean

    PamplemousseAndBean said 10 years ago

    I am so going to be making some purchases from you!!

  • ModernShop

    ModernShop said 10 years ago

    Congrats! Great work!

  • writinginthesand

    writinginthesand said 10 years ago

    They look so yummy, but yet could make a fun canvas art piece for a room! Art you can eat! Yum yum yimmiton! Thanks for sharing really great tips about pics !

  • pasin

    pasin said 10 years ago

    Your shop is so beautiful, and photos are too

  • RenatheSchneider

    RenatheSchneider said 10 years ago

    Tempting, Would love to try one:)

  • JahanaraJewely

    JahanaraJewely said 10 years ago

    I know that fence, I was there two weeks ago nursing my baby along it. yum to you!

  • Ourblueiguana

    Ourblueiguana said 10 years ago

    sounds so yummy~ Congrats on the feature =)

  • LetterLoveDesigns

    LetterLoveDesigns said 10 years ago

    Gorgeous photos - that watermelon/pink peppercorn combo has really got my attention!

  • scrappininAK

    scrappininAK said 10 years ago

    these look and sound wonderful

  • LeapARTandVintage

    LeapARTandVintage said 10 years ago

    Delectable! and so pretty. Thanks for sharing!

  • PrishaJewelss

    PrishaJewelss said 10 years ago

    Yummy...Yummy :)

  • YanniCreations

    YanniCreations said 10 years ago

    beautiful photography, lovely packaging and delicious looking products...the mint chip looks so yummy.

  • MOESmadesimple

    MOESmadesimple said 10 years ago

    They are very pleasing to the eye and sound wonderfully made. Thank you.

  • SwankyStitch

    SwankyStitch said 10 years ago

    MMMM... That mint looks deelish!

  • isewcute

    isewcute said 10 years ago

    I really want to try some of these interesting flavor mixes! What a fun sweet shop! :o)

  • mihow

    mihow said 10 years ago

    Thank you everyone! For the kind words and whatnot. Much sweetness and love to all of you. I'm grateful for the kindness, you've no idea. Thank you.

  • trillity

    trillity said 10 years ago

    My mouth is watering!!!

  • themadhaberdashery

    themadhaberdashery said 10 years ago

    Mmmm the poppyseed and popcorn ones.....Might have to hit you up for some special noms. Also, your descriptions are phenominal and I adore your clever item names.

  • eurekapaprika

    eurekapaprika said 10 years ago

    Thats the best looking candy I've ever seen!! I can't wait to try it :) :) :)

  • KamiMono

    KamiMono said 10 years ago

    Really cool lollipops but they had all disappeared from her shop!

  • AlanBartlettArt

    AlanBartlettArt said 10 years ago

    Some tempting flavours there!

  • pureshapes

    pureshapes said 10 years ago

    MMM....great!so creative!

  • OhDearWatson

    OhDearWatson said 10 years ago

    This is so inspiring.... Thanks.

  • agatsijoias

    agatsijoias said 10 years ago

    Great pictures!!http://www.agatsijoias.etsy.com

  • theminabucket

    theminabucket said 9 years ago

    such interesting flavor combos. the Elvis sounds yummy!

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