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Our First Guest Workshop Instructor - Amanda Reid!

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Our First Guest Workshop Instructor - Amanda Reid!

As you know, we’ve been hosting workshops for a few months now. And since we’ve launched classes, all our instructors have been part of our in-house team. Well, now we’re mixing things up for the first time! We’re happy to introduce Amanda Reid as our first guest instructor. SEATS FOR AMANDA REID’S CALLIGRAPHY WORKSHOP ARE AVAILABLE NOW   Amanda Reid is a modern calligrapher, workshop instructor, and Doctor of Physical Therapy. She is the owner of Amanda Reid Designs—a modern calligraphy studio based in Austin, TX—that specializes in providing modern calligraphy and engraving services for events and brands. Amanda shares...

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I'm Opening New Origin Shop's First Physical Location!

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I'm Opening New Origin Shop's First Physical Location!

Oh hey, blog! I know, I know—it's been awhile. I've been busy in the best way—I'm opening up New Origin Shop's first brick and mortar store!. That's right, now when someone asks me if I have a physical location, I can say "Yes, at the Hill Country Galleria Mall!" I can't believe I'm holding the key to New Origin Shop's physical store Yes, we're opening up at the Hill Country Galleria Mall, in the Austin area in September 2021. I'm not going through this alone, though. I'm launching the store along with my brother Fred, the owner of Soul Rebel Jewelry....

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Nurturing your child’s creative side

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Nurturing your child’s creative side

Hey y’all, Sierra here. I’ve been wanting to write about this topic for a while now, and I think an event I participated in ties in nicely. You see, I was recently a guest at the Pecan Springs Elementary School in East Austin career day, where I spoke about being an entrepreneur (more on that below below). As you may know, I have a background in education, so the event had me thinking about my time as a teacher of middle and high school students. Some may think that teachers only teach their lesson plan and enforce rules, but a...

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Woman Entrepreneur Spotlight: Viranda Michelle

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Woman Entrepreneur Spotlight: Viranda Michelle

We’re sure you’ve heard by now that March is Woman’s History Month. And if you saw our post about our favorite black businesses, you’ll see that we have no shortage of awesome ladies to celebrate. So today, we’re here to spotlight another amazing businesswoman, Viranda Michelle.Viranda is an Austin-based photographer that specializes in editorial, fashion, and brand photography. She’s also been working as a content creator for Boss Babes.We first crossed paths a few weeks ago when the team from Lucid Voyage borrowed some stuff from our shop to use in a photo shoot that Viranda was doing. As you’ll...

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Our Favorite Black-Owned Businesses

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Our Favorite Black-Owned Businesses

We’re firm believers that every month is Black History Month, but there’s no denying that February is a special time of year to really shed a spotlight on black people doing great things. Everyone pays just a little closer attention; so it’s a perfect time to shout out some of our favorite black makers and business owners. We’re lucky to host a couple of the people below in the shop, but we’ll also link to everyone’s Instagram so that you can check them out a little more.  As a happy coincidence, all of the businesses below are also women-owned as...

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