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Holiday Gift Guide

Local Lather’s soap is the perfect gift for your child’s teacher, or your secret sister!

 

Unique jewelry pieces like this from Oh! KC Designs are a great gift for friends!

 

OKcollective’s huge selection of candles and melts make a good gift for literally ANYONE on your list!

 

How about this industrial style repurposed light for your dad’s desk?? Metamorph Collective has several pieces in this style.

 

Shirts like this from A&Rtsy Designs are perfect for the Thunder fan on your list!

 

Oh, and pick up some of these cute SugarMint notepads for yourself!

Jumping Jacks Co. has a huge selection of baby and toddler apparel!

 

Any busy mom on your list would LOVE this all natural dry shampoo from Lazy Dry Shampoo!

 

And of course pick up one of the many cute boutique tops like this one from Sonder!

Indie Vendor Spotlight: Crystal Prairie

We are excited to have Crystal Prairie at Indie Trunk Show on December 9th! We talked to the owner to get the scoop!

How did Crystal Prairie get started? 

What set my husband and me out to start our USDA Certified Grass Fed Beefalo ranch was our interest in eating healthier and eating what we love to eat, red meat.  We had become dissatisfied with grocery store beef because we felt we were mainly paying for high calorie, greasy fat and lackluster flavor.  Grass fed beef is not available in our local grocery store and we knew our neighbors who raised beef fed some type of grain at some point to their herds so we looked onward for another option. We enjoy bison meat and like that it is lower in calories than beef, but we could only find ground bison locally rather than all the steaks and roasts we love.  After extensively researching nation-wide, regionally, and local Oklahoma agriculture including visiting with many agricultural foundations, extension offices, and various breeding ranches to discuss time, safety, and breeds that could offer us a juicy, flavorful and highly nutritious red meat, we discovered and fell in love with Beefalo.

What is unique about your product? 

We are the only Oklahoma farm to offer USDA Certified Grass Fed Beefalo meat.  We raise our Beefalo 100% grass fed with no grain, grain by-product, or artificial protein in their feed ever.  Beefalo meat is lower in calories, cholesterol, and fat than bison or beef and offers every steak and roast cut available plus ground.  Our Beefalo are raised on Oklahoma native grass prairie their entire lives, which gives our meat a unique Oklahoma flavor.  Most farms around the country including Oklahoma are ripping out Oklahoma native grass and planting Bermuda, rye, or other non-native grass in order to raise cattle faster.  This produces a uniform, cheaper beef that people have come to expect in the grocery store that has the same flavor.  Our Beefalo meat captures the best of all 3 worlds; superior nutritional quality, wide variety of cuts including steaks, roasts, ribs, and ground, and 100% Grass Fed on Oklahoma native grass pasture.

What do you love most about having your own business?

We enjoy being stewards of our humanely-raised Beefalo and our land.

Why setup at Indie Trunk Show?

Indie Trunk Show drew us to them because they seem to strongly support local Oklahoma small business.

Why is shopping local important to you?

Shopping local gives people the opportunity to vote with their dollar.  By choosing to buy locally, people are voting for food choice and product choice.  Local producers, stores, and events produce quality unique items that can add value to individuals, their families, and our community.

See Crystal Prairie this Saturday at Indie Trunk Show!

Indie Vendor Spotlight: Katie’s Crafts

We’re excited for you to meet Katie McKinney of Katie’s Crafts at Saturday’s Indie Trunk Show!

We asked Katie and her mom a few questions about her products, her business, and herself!

How did Katie’s Crafts get started?

Katie started making plastic canvas crosses about 8 years ago. The money raised from that was used to send several kids from the metro area to a summer camp that is made just for kids with special needs in Missouri. Four years ago, Katie’s Crafts for Special Needs Inc was created and is a registered non-profit organization. All donations and purchases assist children with special needs and their families in the OKC metro area. Through the years, Katie’s projects have grown to include crochet and knit afghans, paracord bracelets and keychains, cotton loom hot pads, dish scrubbies, and her most famous of them all, the duck tape flower pens.

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Indie Vendor Spotlight: Prairie Flower Boutique

We are so excited to have Prairie Flower Boutique at the June 10th Indie Trunk Show! Brandie Ferguson creates adorable clothes for both women and kids! We asked her a few questions about her blooming business.

How did The Prairie Flower get started?

The Prairie Flower first originated as an outlet/online shop for me to sell vintage items. However I quickly transitioned it into clothing and gifts when I started making clothes for my oldest daughter five years ago. She was my first girl and I really loved dressing her up in frilly boutique outfits. The cost of the outfits and sometimes the fact that they seemed poorly made for the price, drove me to start making her one of a kind creations. At the same time my sons really wanted me to make them jam style shorts with cargo pockets, so I started creating for boys as well. Since I had gotten quite a few complements on their clothing I decided to create and sell so other children could enjoy their own one of a kind outfits. Continue reading “Indie Vendor Spotlight: Prairie Flower Boutique”

Indie Vendor Spotlight: Lucy & Co Curvy Boutique

One of the most hoppin’ booths at Indie Trunk Show is Lucy & Co Curvy Boutique! Owner, Lisa Prickett, tracks down some of the cutest, most on-trend fashions in sizes that fit curvy women! From jeans to tops to dresses and accessories… this booth is FULL of curvy sized boutique fashion that you’ll love!

We asked Lisa a few questions about her business.  Here are her answers!

How did Lucy & Co get started?

I’m a curvy girl and was tired of shopping through endless racks of boutiques to find a few plus-size styles.

Indie Vendor Spotlight: Surprise Gift Co.

One of our favorite regular vendors at Indie Trunk Show is Surprise Gift Co! We absolutely LOVE the owners, Lisa Goins & Shannon Shaffer. Their business is one of the most unique local concepts we’ve seen lately. They love Oklahoma, and they love surprises! We asked them a few questions:

How did Surprise Gift Co. get started?

Lisa is also a realtor, and in her line of work she sends lots and lots of gifts out to clients. It’s hard to find that perfect gift to fit everyone, so she started creating her own gift boxes to send. That launched her dream we call Surprise Gift Co! 

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Tulsa Applications Open!

If you are an Oklahoma artist, crafter, maker, designer, or boutique owner- we want you to apply for Indie Trunk Show Tulsa! Clear those calendars for April 8th!

This time we will be at Tulsa’s Expo Square (fairgrounds) in the Central Park Hall building. Setup is the day before, and the show runs from 10am-5pm. Admission for shoppers is only $6!

Indie Trunk Show does not accept any direct sales/multi level/party based products. There are also no vendors from out of state. Every business represented is independently owned right here in Oklahoma! Continue reading “Tulsa Applications Open!”

Indie Vendor Spotlight: Merry Mistletoe

Brand new to the Indie Trunk Show lineup this holiday season is the sister-in-law duo, Merry Mistletoe!

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Rachel and Shana Shropshire are Oklahoma natives who have a love for all things crafty. In 2015, these sisters-in-law opened their Etsy shop “Merry Mistletoe.” Their shop mainly features handmade gifts and décor for the holiday season.

The most popular items in their shop are the reusable pocket hand warmers and fabric envelopes, which are perfect for giving gift cards in.

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Stop by their booth at Indie Trunk Show on December 10th, at the OKC fairgrounds! Continue reading “Indie Vendor Spotlight: Merry Mistletoe”

Indie Vendor Spotlight: OKcollective

It’s very likely you’ve seen OKcollective around the metro area at markets, festivals, and craft shows. They are one of the busiest local businesses around! If you’ve yet to meet them, let me introduce you to married couple, Jessi and Kelli Newsome! These ladies are the proud owners and makers behind OKcollective.

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We asked Kelli, what do you make and why?

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