Brainerd Lakes Area, Product + Service Reviews, Shopping Features

Bette Mae’s Boutique | A Unique Destination in the Westgate Mall

“To be successful in business these days, business owners need to create a unique shopping experience for customers.” Wise words from long-time business developer and owner of Bette Mae’s Boutique, Cathy Hughes. Bette Mae’s has been on the UpNoPa moms’ radar since we started “mall walking” at the Westgate Mall in the mornings last spring.… Read More Bette Mae’s Boutique | A Unique Destination in the Westgate Mall

Brainerd Lakes Area, Product + Service Reviews, Shopping Features

Deb Hess Jewelry Art | Custom Jewelry to Help Women Tell Their Story

Deb Hess Jewelry Art in Little Falls, Minnesota creates custom jewelry to help women tell their story. Each beautiful handmade piece of jewelry touches the soul of the person who wears it. We want to send a huge heartfelt THANK YOU to Deb for gifting us several of her gorgeous creations so we could share… Read More Deb Hess Jewelry Art | Custom Jewelry to Help Women Tell Their Story

Crafts, Shopping Features, Winter

Shop Local and Handmade this Holiday Season #LakesProud

We all have our favorite “honey hole” shopping places where we can get lost in the delight of looking at pretty things for hours. Mine (Becky’s) is Etsy. Etsy is an online market for handmade goods, vintage items, and supplies for crafting and creating. The Etsy community is made up of independent creative businesses from around… Read More Shop Local and Handmade this Holiday Season #LakesProud