We love to support small, local businesses, especially ones that make and sell things as adorable as Homemade Ventura. Homemade Ventura was started by stay-at-home mom (of two toddlers no less!) Jessica Needham. She was born and raised in Ventura and was inspired by the laid back, small town vibe. She started creating macrame wall art using modern, but simple designs. You can check out her beautiful macrame wall art on her etsy shop here.
Jessica will also be hosting a macrame holiday workshop at MadeWest Brewery in Ventura. Join her on December 6th from 6-8pm and for just $60 a person you …
I cannot believe that in just a couple of weeks (2 weeks and 2 days to be exact) we will become a family of 4. I’m excited and nervous at the same time. I can’t wait to get this baby out of me (this heat wave is literally killing me) and see what she looks like (will she have red hair too??), but I’m also not totally sure I’m ready for the whole newborn stage all over again. I’m definitely not ready for the lack of sleep it entails, especially with a toddler in tow.
But whether I am ready or not, this baby is …
We absolutely love supporting local businesses and entrepreneurs in the 805 area — which is one of the main reasons we started our blog back in April 2014! So over the next few weeks, we are taking time to share some of our favorite 805 entrepreneurs/businesses 🙂
Today we are speaking with Marianne Wilson Photography (who actually photographed our very own Hayley Texidor’s wedding in October 2012! You can see some of those photos here).
LL805: What ignited you to start your own photography business?
MW: In 2008 Marianne was finishing up Art school as Joe was just …
Part of the fun at LocalLove805 is meeting new people with similar interests and discovering new local businesses. We recently discovered Down Emery Lane, a local party planning business and service based in the 805 area.
The founder, Jaclyn, reached out to us recently to share her story (as well as some adorable ideas for throwing a red, white & blue themed party — perfect for 4th of July!!).
So first, a little about Down Emery Lane from Jacyln:
The name came about as a play on the saying “down memory lane” combined with my daughter’s name, Emery. I started my Etsy shop in 2012 after …