Mama Said Tees / EveryKind

I had the absolute privilege to work with EveryKind (Mama Said Tees) a couple of months ago, and I don't think I could love a company any more than this one!

The story of this company is really fantastic and speaks to how amazing humans actually are.  Here is their story:

It all started in 2014 when we met online (yes, really!) bonding over our love for exclamation points (!!!), having the same name (Colleen) and our babies born just a day apart. We shared a passion for kindness and had an instant connection by way of e-mails. Our friendship grew from e-mails to texts to phone calls, and we decided what better way to share kindness than putting it across the hearts of our kids on comfy tees for all to see!
In the summer of 2014, EVERYKIND (formerly known as Mama Said Tees) was created before we ever even met in person. At first, we only sold tees with kind messages, but our small shop "that could" has grown into so much more than we could have ever dreamed. EVERYKIND is a lifestyle brand that spreads kindness through unique designs created with you in mind. We believe that no matter who you are, you fit right here with us.
We want to shout to the world (and we need your help) that we embrace everyone's differences and we have a desire for EVERYKIND to be accepted. We are a growing brand with so much to achieve and we are so thankful to all of you for helping us share our mission in kindness!
Colleen & Colleen 
Both of these woman a ultra amazing and have a great story all their own.  So needless to say I am SOLD on this company!

Not to mention most of their apparel has a portion of the sales go to a wonderful charity that supports kindness and changing the game in how we see each other.  Basically, how to spread kindness.

 So, I grabbed my #instagramhusband and my in real life husband to snap some photos of some of the items they sent to me.

First up is the redefine Normal Tee.  The original normal tee! Make a difference while rocking your Normal tee!  A portion of the proceeds go to PACER's National Bullying Prevention Center! The end of bullying begins with YOU!

This shirt is incredibly soft and it also come in hoodie form below (and its on sale!), which I just keep with me at all times!

Also available is the Everybody is Different Tshirt.  How boring would it be to all be the same anyways? Own your differences because there is NOBODY like YOU!  Read more about the inspiration behind this shirt HERE.  

This company has rolled out a bunch of new designs, all that are as comfortable as the next, and all that help spread love and joy! And who doesn't want to be a part of that?

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Business Name: DeadlyDarlingDesigns

Links: IG @deadlydarlingdesigns / Etsy

What is your business about? What is it that you do/sell? I like to call it creepy crafting. 💚 Mostly it’s a creative outlet that became a hobby that I wanted to share with others. Everything I make is something I would wear or decorate with myself! 

What gave your the inspiration or motivation for your business? There’s such a niche for us Halloween lifestyle lovers and my creepy ghouls and gals out there... 🎃 and there’s just not much that caters to our style. I realized the only way I was going to find what I was looking for was to make it myself. It’s been so much fun and I thoroughly enjoy every challenge that’s presented itself in trying to make my crazy ideas become a reality (also thank you YouTube for reteaching me how to use a sewing machine 😅)

What has been your biggest success to date? My biggest success has been to see everyone’s overwhelmingly positive responses to my creations! 🖤 I love making them, but hearing the feedback and shock at how much they love what I made or how the photos don’t do my creations justice, makes me feel amazing! I am so honored. 😌

Do you have any big plans/ideas/launches planned for 2018? Not as of right now. I will be starting student teaching full time, so I’ll be working around that chaotic schedule. 🙃Teaching children is my dream and crafting is my outlet, but I’m sure I’ll come up with something for my batty babes and monster men! ⚰️ Until then though, I LOVE doing custom pieces so please reach out to me with any ideas!

Do you have anything on special or something you are launching for this holiday season? Yes, a collection of creepy holiday goodies! 🎄🦇 Stay tuned...

Holiday Discount Code: Free Shipping (w/n US) “SEASONSCREEPINGS” 🎁

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My shop name is Stilettoed Devil (I also post everything on my personal IG a few days before it goes up on Etsy and usually offer special discounts like free shipping codes on here as well so be sure to follow my IG as well @Grace_Glampire )

I am a unique character and avid admirer of vintage, tiki and anything creepy. That’s why my store motto is “Where creepy meets tiki!” I specialize in several things ranging from tiki shrunken head necklaces (big with the So Cal tiki crowd) to occult style rosaries to be used by practicing witches and more light hearted spooky halloween inspired jewelry. I took everything I loved and basically did my own take on it and made things I wanted but couldn’t find anywhere else. I guess you could say I have one stilettoed foot in a vintage tiki paradise and the other in a macabre Tim Burton fantasy! HAHA!

For years I have made my own clothing and jewelry. In the past girls would often commission me because they liked my fresh take and wanted  things that would stand out and weren’t mass produced. (I personally handmake all items. Each is little bit different so no two pieces are identical. I mix my own glitter as well so all colors are custom and not just straight out of the bottle.) That’s how my Etsy store came about. After I made my first shrunken head necklace earlier this year, so many girls (and guys) in the tiki scene were commissioning me to make them that I decided I should just open an Etsy store!

My biggest success to date were two things: the first being a local boutique “Audrey K” (in Burbank) approached me and wanted to carry my Atomic Cat brooches. Audrey is really amazing and I was so lucky to work with her. The second being, one night in bed I heard an Etsy order come through and I recognized the name. It was one Miss Queenie Black. She is a local goth artist here in Los Angeles, her stuff is amazing and I habve admired her work for years and now here she was, placing an order with me! I felt so honored!

For 2018 I plan on keeping a positive outlook and continuing to vend at the Southern California tiki events (Tonga Hut and Don the Beachcombers) and possibly start vending at some of the more goth events as well such as Bats Day at Disneyland. The sky is the limit! I am just so grateful at the warm welcome I have had from other vendors and from my customers!

My code for 15% off all items (no minimum) for new customers is NEWCUSTOMER the code is good through December 31, 2017. Attached are two photos. The first is the atomic cat brooches I have available now (holiday edition) which include removable santa hats and the second is an example of one of the shrunken head necklaces I make that is one of my biggest sellers.