My name is Dayana and I work alongside my mom creating stylish and practical handmade aprons for men, women, and kids.  I come from a family of makers.  My mother is a self taught professional seamstress with over 30 years of experience and my dad is a professional handbag and shoe designer with over 36 years of experience designing and sewing fabric and leather. I believe, I was born with an innate desire to create, and I learned most of what I know from my parents. They taught me a love for handmade products and sewing, and using my passion as a stress reliever. I created DayluDesigns in 2013, but it wasn't until 2015, when...

Easton Farmer's Market was created in 2011 to increase awareness of our Ohio Small Farmers, and the importance of sustainability in the community we live, work, and play in. This form of public interaction also creates a social bonding that further ecourages support within the community. Every week, there are featured vendors from around Ohio, live local music, chef demos, and family friendly activities! Our presenting sponsor, EDCI, will also feature a rotating list of their clients showcasing their wares each week. Drink Up Columbus is also sponsoring three Ohio beer tastings throughout the Market season (first one is today-so make sure you're there!) This is the sixth...

After the Zassy's Treasure's Barn Sale, we fell in love with Bee Mine Sunshine and everything they sold. I had to buy a shirt and teething necklace for June--by had to, I mean, how could I not? We showed up to their tent as the sale was closing down, but that didn't matter to them. Marissa and MaryAnne were so kind and took the time to help us find what we needed and we didn't feel rushed--it's like they knew we had an hour to ourselves, away from the kids, and we were going to shop to the very last minute. Right then, we knew...

My family story. How did my family become to be? My husband and I were high school sweethearts. We always got along really well-- we were kind of each other's ying & yang. I can get antsy and stressed and am often high energy, while he's almost always laid back and calm. We just fit really well from the get go, I guess. The proposal was actually during the Super Bowl in 2008 over the phone while I was at a friends house. He was based in Georgia at the time and didn't get to head home too often, and when he was ready to ask, he wasn't waiting, and...

My grandma died. I almost died. My stepmom was diagnosed with throat cancer. My mom had a year full of surgeries and we almost lost her. I know, everyone goes through tough times--and they move on--they heal, and they put those horrible memories in their distant memory. They move them to a spot that is not in the forefront, but in a place where only certain triggers cause the memories to reappear. Well, most people do. Not me. So, after my grandma passed away, I was heartbroken. Like, I really felt like my heart was broken. It hurt...

My name is Sonia LaRue and I am one of the co-owners of Azia Rug Gallery. Azia Rug Gallery was founded originally in Europe by my dad, Bruce Saberi, nearly 50 years ago.  Selling rugs was a way to pay for College and also a way to share his native country’s art with the West.  After receiving a Master’s Degree in Engineering and Math, he went to work for Volkswagen and Audi, but his passion for rugs drove him to pursuit his hobby as a career instead.  He opened up his first rug store in Germany and became very successful, but after I was born, he...

When I walked through the door to greet Erica at her office location off Riverside Drive--I had no idea I would be embarking on a spiritual journey.  But, I walked through the door and instantly an awe set in and a calmness entered me. Earlier that morning, Elizabeth and I dropped off the kiddos (Cora and Graham) at a local play café, with complete strangers for the first time. If you personally know Elizabeth and I, then you know we both tend to be anxious.  To no surprise anxiety was running high.   So much, we carpooled together to meet Erica, and the whole drive was spent rationalizing our decision to drop them off. ...

Hi, we are the Shah family. My husband and I met when we were very young, I was 15 and he was 18. During one of our first times together, he told me “I’m dating you to marry you,” and I rolled my eyes at his cheesy line, but here we are today married for almost 6 years with two beautiful children. We were both raised in Columbus and traveled around the country during our training years at Ohio State, and finally chose to settle down in Columbus again when we decided to start our family medical practice. When I became pregnant with my first child in...

The story of Puptown Lounge was many years in the making. In fact, it's foundation was an entire childhood being around many, many dogs that spawned the idea for the business. We were raised in a zoo-like home with our mom grooming dogs out of the basement of our Arlington home, four dogs of our own, and four very young children, all under 110o square feet. To say life was crazy growing up is an understatement. Through that craziness, Sarah and I learned what hard work was, and we also found a deep love for dogs. [caption id="attachment_7156" align="aligncenter" width="200"] Cliff & Sarah, Brother & Sister, Owners of...

Tiger Mushroom Farms was founded by Te’Lario II when he was 7 years old after a Cub Scout project ended. At his 1st Cub Scout meeting, Te’Lario planted catgrass and basil, which is where his love of watching things grow began. He enjoyed tending to the plants every day afterschool. Before he tended to his plants, he had to complete his homework. Once the project ended, we wanted him to continue his passion, but also because it was an an incentive to complete his homework. We wondered what he could grow in the winter time in Ohio, and Te’Lario said, “mushrooms, because mushrooms grow in the...