Small Businesses I Love

by | Mar 23, 2020 | LIfestyle, Style

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While most people don’t think about this but Influencers/Bloggers are small businesses.  Many of the companies we work with are small businesses as well.  That is why today, I want to share Small Businesses I Love and who have supported my small business since I began this website almost 6 years ago.

Honestly, it has been quite strange to think about posting some of the content I’ve created or had planned right now, especially since many cities and states are shelter in place like Dallas will be at midnight.  Obviously, what I had planned around travel for Spring Break and an anniversary trip has been taken off the calendar.  But we do look forward to replanning those trips when it is safe to do so.

So many of you who follow Alicia Wood Lifestyle on Instagram have shared that you want me to continue to share the light and fun as an escape from all the seriousness in the news and stress of recreating our lives anew at home with home schooling has begun for many and working from home increases.

Today, I wanted to share small businesses that I love and who have supported my small business and I know could use your support. If you need a gift for a birthday or anniversary or just a pick me up for a friend or yourself while we are home, I hope you’ll think of these great businesses.  They are all women-owned or family businesses and create beautiful products.

much love and prayers for good health,



Hazen & Co. – Taylor, owner and designer at Hazen & Co., and I have partnered to give 25% donation of all purchases of her gorgeous designs to the North Texas Food Bank when you use code FEEDTX.  Hazen makes feminine jewelry that would brighten anyone’s day during this time and beyond. Think about anyone celebrating a birthday in March and April and sweet brides who are having to reschedule there big day due to our circumstances.  Each piece is lovingly wrapped and can include a hand written note.  I’m wearing her bracelets in the photo above.

Southcott Threads // Just announced 25% off site wide!  They are my partner in the AWL Travel Collection which is also great for being at home!  Great styles for comfort but still looking polished and put together! This sale has been extended for you!  These are the styles I’ve been living in and will continue to during our time at home and beyond.  I know you’ll feel the same way!

Cabana Life // The women of Cabana Life and I are working on two projects together that we absolutely can’t wait to share with you!  They will certainly brighten your Spring and Summer with essential and beautiful sun protective styles!  I just adore their whole team!  Right now, they are offering $20 off $100+ purchase with code SUNNY through Friday for AWL readers.

Dogwood Hill // Mia created gorgeous table linens that you’ve seen on my Silver and Gold Christmas Tablescape, Blue and White Outdoor Tablescape and South African Gin Trolley and will see soon on my Easter Tablescape.

Sail to Sable // This wonderful brand has been a favorite of mine for years.  They make classic styles that stand the test of time.  Jennifer is currently holding a great sample sale on her site with up to 75% off and is offering free shipping on all orders.  The beautiful silky, pale blue dress above and seen here, is from Sail to Sable’s Spring Line.

Sheridan French // She’s a powerhouse!  You’ll hear more about her tomorrow but she is the Fort Worth designer that made the pink and orange maxi I wore in Cabo that you all LOVED!  Stay tuned for what we have in store for you tomorrow!

Tuckernuck // The team at Tuckernuck have been so supportive and are such fun!  Founded by three friends, they seek to bring fun to everyday life.  20% off site wide with code TNUCK20 including their gorgeous new arrivals.  I love this striped dress I wore recently and all the pretty blue and white styles they have right now.  Use code TNUCK20

Juliska // This beautiful brand was one of my very first supporters!  I had collected Juliska for years and they found me when I posted this cake on Instagram and we’ve been good friends since.  The family is behind the brand believes as much as I do, that being able to create a beautiful table that brings people together creates memories.  You can find them in almost all of my Tablescapes.

M.Calligraphy // Maddie is on the AWL team and is responsible for design elements from the logo to eBooks.  She is one of the most creative people I know!  She creates amazing hand-painted champagne bottles for special events like graduations, weddings and Super Bowls (you may have seen this on my Instagram!), does calligraphy for weddings and almost anything else you can dream up!

Gracious Garlands // Elle is based in Austin and designs the gorgeous greenery you’ve seen on tablescapes.  She has a heart of gold and supports local non-profits in Austin and Nashville.  You’ve seen her designs on my Thanksgiving Table, Easter Tablescape and at a Garden Party.

Pamela Munson // Pamela is a new partner of mine and I know you’ll love her beautiful woven bags and totes as much as I do!  She is having a 25% off Friends and Family Sale right now and proceeds go to God’s Love We Deliver.  They just sent me this bag and I can’t wait to use it! You can also find her items at Nordstrom, Neiman Marcus and Shopbop.

Jenn Thatcher Art // Jenn is a good friend and talented artist.  She’s created the art for my family room, master bedroom and guest room.  She has a lot of work on her site and is also available for your own commissions.  For each of the customs works she created, I simply shared my colors for each room, looked at the styles she creates and she gave me her thoughts and off she went.  A beautiful work arrived framed!  She is a truly joy and it shows in her art.

Colleen Rothschild // You know that I love CR products!  These high preforming products have hydrated my skin and are a large part of why my skin always looks so great.  You can find my favorites here.  Colleen is a lovely person inside and out.

Oventure // I’m excited to announce a new program launched to support small businesses as they weather the storm of COVID-19. For the next three weeks, when you shop at, you can select to direct the profits of your purchase to your favorite Oventure retailer!

Heidi Houston // Talk about beautiful loungewear!  Heidi’s knack for color combination and effortless style brighten the day.  Everyone loved the reversible scarf that I’ve worn many times including at Parent Orientation at Pepperdine.  The Audrey Top is another favorite!  I have the Mandarine but it also comes in a bright pink!

Glotrition // This Dallas-based beauty company makes the daily collagen drink that I know keeps my skin looking great!  Lisa is passionate about her high quality products that have developed a cult following.

Photo by Audrie Dollins taken at the Hotel Crescent Court in February.

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