Local Space: Covet House!

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We recently hosted a workshop at Covet House, an interior design studio in Midtown OKC. The owners have decided to open this amazing space up as an event venue on nights and weekends! And trust me, this is the BEST news.

Since Covet House specializes in interior design services, every inch of this house is swoon-worthy.

Our workshop attendees gathered in this sun-filled room, stocked with beautiful designer chairs, a large acrylic desk, and brightly colored decor.

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Natalie Spencer, our speaker, felt super comfortable leading us through her workshop in this living room style setting. Plus, it allowed for excellent Q&A afterward.

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Around every corner at Covet House is something beautiful!

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And look at these stairs. They are just asking for a bridal shoot.

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Can’t you just picture a cocktail party here??

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Covet House is the perfect venue for workshops, meetings, cocktail parties, bridal shoots… you name it. For more info on how to book the venue, contact Tara.

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((Photos by the amazing KenziesPhotography.com!))

 

 

Vendor Highlight: Shabby Chick Cleaners

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Safe, all-natural cleaners that actually work AND they are locally made? I didn’t really believe it so much. The only natural cleaning supplies I had tried were not that great and smelled like vinegar. Not a fan.

But Shabby Chick Cleaners completely changed my mind. She has created some seriously effective household products that smell divine! This local entrepreneur down in Duncan, OK is on to something. Laundry soap, all-purpose cleaner, glass/appliance cleaner, bug spray, linen & room spray… She’s come up with all-natural solutions for all around the house!

Indie Trunk ShowBug spray! These smell SO good. And every time I’ve used them, I’ve been bite-free. Plus, I don’t feel like I have to rush to the shower to get the chemicals off of me when I come inside! She’s even created “Diego”, a bug spray for pets!
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The all purpose cleaner is very effective, and smells lemony-fresh! And the glass cleaner! Works like a charm. (Isn’t the packaging cute as can be, too?)

I’m also in love with Shabby’s laundry soap. One package does 70 loads! Plus, it’s available in 3 scents.Laundry Soap PhotoCheck out all of Shabby Chick’s products at Indie Trunk Show Tulsa, August 27th!

 

 

Meet the Owners: Stacy

You’re probably still thinking, “who ELSE runs this thing?”…

Meet Stacy Jobe Lea, Co-Owner of Indie Trunk Show! Stacy is an OSU grad and a former financial analyst in the natural gas industry. She left the corporate world to be at home with her son and lives in Oklahoma City. Stacy is married to Jeremy, and they have one kiddo.

Stacy is the numbers gal behind Indie. She keeps the accounts balanced and the budget on track! She’s also our social media guru. Did you know that social media plays a huge part in the success of your favorite local Oklahoma businesses? By following the businesses you love on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter, you help to increase the visibility of these local faves! By liking and commenting on their posts, you help others to discover the local spots you love!

Stacy loves building relationships with other local creative entrepreneurs. In Oklahoma City, many business owners have embraced collaboration over competition. Have you noticed all of the awesome collaborations going on between shop owners and vendors… photographers and floral designers… mobile boutiques and brick-and-mortars…? Oklahoma City is building its locally-owned empire, and it’s a beautiful scene!

Stacy and Karen share a common hobby: shopping. This is a huge reason why Indie Trunk Show exists. Both owners set out to make Indie a shopping experience. One that is fun, one that shows shoppers new products, and one that loves its Oklahoma community.

Come out to the fairgrounds on May 14th to see it!

 

Meet the Owners: Karen

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You’re probably thinking, “who runs this thing?”…

Meet Karen Jobe, Co-Owner of Indie Trunk Show! Karen is a retired Reading Specialist and lives just outside OKC in the small town of Noble. Her love of crafting and creating is central to what we do. Karen is married to Tom, and they have 2 grown children, Stacy (the other owner of Indie) and Kevin.

Indie Trunk ShowKaren is the mapping genius behind Indie. Organizing over 200 vendors can get crazy, and she gets them all spaced out and perfectly aligned. Did you know there are 13 categories of vendors at Indie? From jewelry to woodworking, we have a little bit of everything that Oklahoma has to offer.

Oh! And EVERY vendor is an Oklahoman! Karen has lived in Oklahoma her whole life, so shopping locally is important to her. When you shop local, so much more of your dollar stays in the community! And when you buy from a local maker, they are more likely to spend their earnings at other local establishments!

In her spare time, Karen loves to shop. One of her favorite things is stumbling upon new local makers and encouraging them in their business. That’s the reason behind Indie’s workshops. We want to provide local makers and crafters with the tools they need to be successful in today’s creative business market. Karen is passionate about building a community of local Oklahoma makers that work together instead of competing with each other. That’s what Indie Trunk Show is all about!

We hope you can make it to our May 14th show at the fairgrounds, we would love to meet you!

 

Socks!

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Did you know that socks are one of the most-needed items of people experiencing homelessness?

At our May 14th Indie Trunk Show, we will be collecting new socks! As you enter, just drop a few pairs of socks off at the door! We will take them to Oklahoma City’s Homeless Alliance, where they will get them to the people that need them most!

Speaking of the Homeless Alliance! This is an incredible organization that you MUST check out. Their vision is to completely end homelessness in Oklahoma City. They have gathered the best organizations and agencies and put them under one roof at the Homeless Alliance resource center downtown. Attached to the offices is a day shelter.

There are many opportunities to help out at the Homeless Alliance! From working in the day shelter kitchen, to donating needed items, there is something for everyone.

Check out their website here: homelessalliance.org