As a small business owner, to-do lists are long, inboxes flooded, and ideas never ending.
If you’re feeling burnt out by a busy January or long winter (Midwest life), why not show yourself some extra self-love this month?
While you’re busy loving on others for Valentine’s Day, make it a priority to snag one of these fun products or experiences for yourself to recharge and feel inspired.
Cheers glitter candle
What’s better than a candle that smells amazing and has glitter? Not much, in my book.
I added the Cheers candle to my Etsy cart right away when Michelle released this champagne-inspired offering. It has prime real estate on my desk and makes my home office smell heavenly, whether or not it’s lit.
If you could use a seriously high-quality candle or simply want some good smells as you work away, run over to the Dirt Road Candle Co. Etsy shop to snag this goodie!
What is it that’s just so appealing about paper goods and office accessories?
Pink Print Co. is one of my favorite shops to stock up on cute (even brand-matching) cards, notebooks, and pens. They have tons of cute Valentine’s Day lines in stock right now, so swing by when you’re in the East Village and grab some love mail to send to friends and family.
Chocolate covered berry facial
Described as ‘a decadent dessert for your face’, East Village Spa has really stepped up to the V-Day plate with their February seasonal specials!
I’m a raving fan of all of their services (simply amazing manicures and massages!) and can only imagine how lovely the berry-scented products, an antioxidant-rich chocolate mask, warm stones, and an arm, hand, neck, and shoulder massage are to experience.
Hurry and book yours before this short month passes by!
A shop small list isn’t complete without Doe a Deer! Besides being a master at all things graphic design, Regan offers the cutest household, paper, and kitchen products with hand-drawn illustrations and writing.
Personally, my Valentine’s Day picks would include her All The Things I Actually Remember to Write Down notebook and the It’s Wine Time flour sack towel.
Iowa Gathering tickets
In exciting news, the Iowa Gathering is setting up shop in Des Moines next month!
On Saturday, March 30, spend the morning or afternoon at West End Architectural Salvage to shop, eat, roam, and play. The vintage and handmade market will feature 30+ makers and pickers in the four-story warehouse, with a night of extended shopping, drinks, and live music for ticket holders.
Don’t miss this local event!
What’s sweeter than putting in a custom cookie order? Eating the delicious treats made by One Sweet Kitchen.
Brittney is a true master at nailing sugar cookie design, whether it’s based on an event, brand, or holiday. Take advantage of her local cookie talent and put in an order for her famous sugar cookies (the monster cookies are also insanely delicious!), whether you’re celebrating something or just because.
Master bedroom e-book
I find that as a small business owner, the space I work and live in either feeds or drains my energy and creativity. One spot I’m trying to make more relaxing: my master bedroom.
If you’re also looking for some ideas or guidance when it comes to your bedroom, I highly recommend grabbing the new Master Bedroom Design: Creating a Space You Love e-book from Hilary Prall (founder of H. Prall & Co.).
For the cost of a couple of movie tickets, you can get expert advice and check this room off of your to-do list!
AR Workshop in Ankeny offers the best of both worlds when it comes to do-it-yourself projects: trendy projects + expert guidance.
Owned by a husband-and-wife team, their wide range of workshops means they have something for everyone. Weave together a chunky knit blanket (I love mine!), craft a wood sign, or whip together a centerpiece box, just to name a few.
Get together with a friend or loved one and spend a few hours creating a one-of-a-kind piece you can cherish for years to come.
If you’ve followed this blog for very long, you’re aware of my PowerSheets obsession. They’re my go-to tool for goal setting and achieving in personal and professional life month to month and day to day.
While 2019 PowerSheets are out of stock, you can grab yourself an undated, six-month set! In my book, money is never wasted when it’s spent on resources that inspire and reduce stress.
There you have it, my top nine ideas to treat yourself (or even gift) while shopping small this Valentine’s Day!
How are you pampering yourself this month?