New & Noteworthy: May Flea, a.k.a. Mom Flea

May Flea is Mom Flea. Make her feel like the most important person in your life–because she should be–with a trip to The Flea. Treat her with a whole day's worth of fun with us during this month's event, and don't forget to splurge a little bit on her. Haven't gotten a gift yet? We found a few ideas for you with our new and noteworthy products from May Flea vendors!

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May Fresh Faces: Handmade & Vintage!

Every month our favorite Flea vendors set sail and plan their return to port Tyler to celebrate their new collections, creations, and new found treasures. In addition to our staple vendors we all love and come out to support each month, are our new vendors! Check back here every month to find out who will be joining our CLE Flea Fleet!
***We had so many new vendors this May that we busted-up the new vendors into two posts. Last, but not least: handmade and vintage!***

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May Fresh Faces: Food!

Every month our favorite Flea vendors set sail and plan their return to port Tyler to celebrate their new collections, creations, and new found treasures. In addition to our staple vendors we all love and come out to support each month, are our new vendors! Check back here every month to find out who will be joining our CLE Flea Fleet!
***This month we had so many new vendors this May that we busted-up the new vendors into two posts. First up: FOOD!***

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Maker Series: Erica Montejo of Tiny Erica Jewelry

Hobbyist turned professional jeweler Erica Montejo took the big leap and left her day job in August of 2016 to entirely focus on her small business, Tiny Erica Jewelry. Erica’s pieces start with a refined geometric metalwork foundation and pair those designs with elegant stone accents. Propelled by a family of supportive artists, Tiny Erica Jewelry shows no signs of slowing down. Learn more about how the maker has polished her process in our Maker Series interview below.

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DIY Rosemary Simple Syrup

A long time bar staple, simple syrup has recently made it’s way into more kitchens as craft cocktail popularity has grown. But don’t be mistaken… mixology hasn’t cornered the market on this easy sweetener. Simple syrup is the primary ingredient in authentic sweet tea, and is probably a better choice of sweetener for your latte than whatever is hiding in that Sweet-n-Low packet.

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Maker Series: Amy Cornelius of Glam & Grace

Local cosmetics craftswoman Amy Cornelius, creator of Glam & Grace, knows a few things about color. You’d agree if you’ve ever made a purchase from her booth. All season long Amy’s handmade cosmetics give The Cleveland Flea a glow, and social media followers noticed, launching her solopreneur side hustle into a big deal business. Now her paraben free and cruelty free handcrafted cosmetics in on-trend colors are the highlight of events. Read on for insight into how Amy grew small batch cosmetics company in our Maker Series interview below.

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Money Talks

Lindsay Darby is half of Kickstart Accounting. Two years ago Lindsay, along with her business partner Danielle Hayden, signed the paperwork to incorporate as a full service outsourced accounting services firm.... which means that small businesses who don't have a financial team in-house can come to these ladies to work on bookkeeping, payroll, taxes, forecasting, financial reporting and strategic planning. "We focus on the numbers so you can get back to running your business."... because someone has to!

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