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January 18, 2014
I'm on a constant hunt for unique and stylish gifts for all the folks in my life, so when I came across Vino Backyard Designs I knew immediately I needed to share them with the lovely readers of SMP. So get ready to bookmark some serious pretty, because we just found a great gift go-to.
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From Vino Backyard Designs...I am a nurse by day and small business owner by night. I never thought in a million years I would have started a business. Vino Backyard Designs was born in my backyard, hence the name. It all started when a friend asked us to make a cornhole set for a Fourth of July party. People were commenting on how great the set looked and that we should start selling them, so we did.

We used a laser machine to cut the stencils for the set and we quickly realized how much we could do with it. After some encouragement from my boyfriend, who obviously believes in me more than I do, we finally decided to start an actual business and I have loved every second of it. We eventually put the cornhole sets aside and started venturing into smaller customized gifts. I spent the next few months finding products to make that I loved and that everyone else loved too. While I took on the design, customer service, and product development role, Nobu, my boyfriend, helped more on the business end. Our best selling products are the monogram return address stamps and wooden monograms, but our custom wooden tags have also been popular and were featured in Carolina Bride magazine as a unique way to ask your bridesmaids to be in your wedding. I've also added knit and crocheted items to my shop this winter. My mom taught me to crochet when I was about 10 years old and I have been dabbling in it ever since. This year I finally decided I would start selling some of the items I've made and they've been a great hit. We also added leather journals to our items as well this holiday. We get them hand bound and we do all the custom engraving. During the holiday season, our monogram and "hey yall" ornaments are our biggest seller. People use them as presents but they are also great as unique gift tags.

Welcome Vino Backyard Designs! We are thrilled to have you as a part of the SMP clan! xoxo