Why Parents Should Invest in Therapy

June 29th, 2022 by
*Sponsored by The Village In 2019, my friends and I got together to make vision boards for 2020. Mine had about 7,981 goals on it. Most of them were rendered unachievable because of the pandemic (except I did say I would work from home more, and I totally nailed that one). One of the other goals I made was to start running faster. So, I hired a running coach.  I felt like that was such a splurge, but then I started thinking about it and really, people have coaches for all sorts of reasons- mentors at work, coaches who help...

Wedding jewelry for everyone on the guest list

June 28th, 2022 by
*This blog post is sponsored by Champaign Jewelers. I am getting married in about 50 days… But who’s counting?! When I think about all of the people invited, it’s not lost on me that they’ll spend a lot of time picking out an outfit, shoes, and jewelry to come to celebrate me and my soon-to-be husband. I truly hope they have a wonderful time and feel special and beautiful themselves.  As my family and close friends pick out their outfits and ask me for my feedback I keep coming back to this….what jewelry should they wear? There are so many...

The Mental Load of Parenthood

June 13th, 2022 by
*Sponsored by The Village I’m writing this blog after a 2 hour bedtime battle with my kids. In the midst of it, I decided to text our babysitter and get her booked for tomorrow night. I need some time away. Time to refresh. Time to relax. Time to just…..breathe.  But the reality is- for me- that short time away won’t “work.” And if I’m being truly honest, all the things I used to do pre-COVID that helped me feel refreshed and ready to jump back into the work of parenting, just don’t really do it for me anymore. It’s like...

How to Buy Jewelry as a Gift

June 4th, 2022 by
Gifting Jewelry? Check Out These Tips *Sponsored by Champaign Jewelers. Code MISSMARKET gets you $5 off any order in store or online and lets the fabulous women at Champaign Jewelers know we sent you! (Miss Market gets a little kick back too so we can keep sharing awesome women-led companies with you.) Summer is the season of gifting. Sure, the splashy holidays may come later in the year, but if your summer is anything like ours…Miss, we got you. Between wedding ceremonies, baby and wedding showers, graduations, and celebrating promotions for ourselves and loved ones …our summer calendar is PACKED...

What to do in CU- Mother’s Day

April 27th, 2022 by
When it comes to Mother’s Day- there are two routes to take: 1. Plan your own, or  2. Forward this blog post to the person who will be planning it for you.  Either way, with some great things going on in Champaign-Urbana this Mother’s Day, you and your family (or whoever you choose to spend Mother’s Day with) are bound to have a good time celebrating. Here are our top 3 Miss Picks for What to Do Around Champaign-Urbana this Mother’s Day: Check out Champaign Urbana Ballet’s Production of The Little Mermaid. This year’s production is the perfect mix of...

Woman-owned swimwear- Part 1

April 20th, 2022 by
We’re gearing up for summer over here, and that means starting to get everyone ready for the pool, lake, beach, and backyard sprinkler.  Kelly and I have been shopping (almost) exclusively from women owned, founded, or run companies for about 18 months. When it came to bathing suit shopping, I thought I’d get really frustrated by narrowing down the brands I could shop from. But, as we’ve been learning all along, when women are in charge of making the clothes that our bodies need to wear- things just tend to fit better.  Here’s a look at some of our favorite...

Wear your heart on your sleeve

March 31st, 2022 by
Sometimes you just gotta put it out there. Your message, your story, and how you’re coming at the world.  And let me tell you- here at Miss Market, we’re not going to let anyone guess what we’re all about. Sometimes, you have to wear your heart on your sleeve. Here are our top five picks for giving the gift of feminism- to yourself or someone else- this holiday season.Let women’s rights be the talk of the holiday party in this Sleigh the Patriarchy Christmas sweater. This holiday themed sweatshirt is the perfect way for you to strut your values this...

A time to shut up? Or a time to be loud?

March 31st, 2022 by
I heard some great advice recently. So great, it’s serendipitously come into my life twice now in as many weeks, so I count it as a sign to share it with you. The first time I heard it was in the “We Can Do Hard Things Podcast”, the second was a meme from Hoda Kotb on Instagram.  Here it is-  “The most awesome people in our lives don’t make us want to be them. They make us want to be us.”- Glennon Doyle “To inspire people, don’t show them your super powers. Show them theirs.” – Hoda Kotb  It inspired...

Shop CU- Last Minute Gifts for Her!

December 21st, 2021 by
Yes, friends. There is still time. At this point we’re looking local ONLY. For your own sanity, don’t try the last minute shipping. for our CU friends, we’ve got some GREAT options! Bella Mia Boutique – They have ALL the things that make for a great Christmas present or a great NYE look! Stop by this week! Whisk Coffee and Wine Bar – Pick up a bottle of wine at Whisk. Can’t go wrong with some red, or white, or bubbles. Bohemia on Main – Stop in for everything from sweaters to vintage and furniture. Bluebird Boutique – Look no further for...

Mistletoe Market Lincoln Square Mall

December 20th, 2021 by
Local artisans, makers, growers & creators will have their best locally made goods on offer in one cozy & welcoming community space.