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Grand Opening–with Appreciation

Grand Opening–with Appreciation


For those of you who made it out to our Grand Opening, I want to express my sincerest gratitude.  For those who were with us in spirit (or following along via social media), your support means the world to us, too. It’s really touching how much support rosieMADE has received since we launched online last November.


With your ongoing sales (that’s what a business needs in order to stay in business, right?), word of mouth, social shares, and online support, we hope to have many years ahead of us. That way, we can continue to help our vendors/consignors grow and to promote amazing businesses through our in store and online efforts!08-2013-21

My husband and sister have both been invaluable in starting rosieMADE, and getting our store open! 

08-2013-43I have to include a picture of Ella, too—since she’s my inspiration for trying to build a better America.

Ella New

I wanted to give a big THANK YOU to the exhibitors that came out! We loved having each one here to share in the fun! Plus, she’s adorable and the bright spot in my day, no matter how good or bad my day has been.








Essential Life Boise


Pampered Chef


Rustic Living




E11even Shades Studio

We were so excited that local bloggers Aunie (Aunie Sauce), Tanya (Style Spy Girl), Ashley (Rustic Living), and Amy (Sugared Rush–pictured below under giveaways) came out for this event! These are great women in the Treasure Valley to follow! I love how charming, personable, and unique each of them is!


I was really excited to introduce Momo Dumplings to some of our audience—almost everyone had heard of this great restaurant and many people were already major fans. I’m really excited that rosieMADE got to be the place where the newbies tried it for the first time. We snacked on some homemade items–salsa, tomato basil jam, pickles, and pickled peppers, along with veggies and hummus.


The generous donation of giveaway items was overwhelming! So many attendees won great prizes, including massages from Wholistic Beauty Boutique and JMZ Spa-lon, artwork from E11even Shades Studio, a free office visit from Essential Life Boise, a yarn cowl from Split Pea, an air purifier from Vollara, a backpack from iTySE, and a basket of products from Soda Works/Bee Wise Goods.

Grand Opening Winners

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Tahirih from E11even Shades Studio with Amy from Sugared Rush

Thanks for being part of this journey with us! I’d love to get feedback on what you liked about the Grand Opening, and what you would like to see for events in the future! Please leave your comments on this post, or drop me a call or email at your convenience.

A USA manufacturing advocate, an idealist, a champion for women, a believer in good, a corporate survivor, a spreadsheet and organizational junkie, a healthy living proponent, a wife, a mother, and an entrepreneur. She took her 15 years of retail and corporate merchandising experience, coupled her passion for the American dream and hard-working women, mixed in an inspiring figure (Rosie the Riveter of course), and created rosieMADE LLC. Find on .

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  1. Aunie - September 19, 2013, 4:26 pm Reply

    ALICIA & ROSIES- thank you so much for inviting me to the grand opening event. It was SUCH a fun time, and I was overjoyed to meet your vendors, shop your American-made products, and learn more about the brands behind rosieMADE. Thank you again for the fun evening. I can’t wait for what’s to come for you & rosieMADE!

  2. Beckey Wolfe - September 27, 2013, 8:55 am Reply

    Congratulations on your grand opening. I’m entering your giveaway on USA Love List for the tea and chocolate!!!! Would love to win!!!!

  3. Beckey Wolfe - September 27, 2013, 9:03 am Reply

    Congratulations on your grand opening! I’m entering your tea and chocolate giveaway on USA Love List. I would love to win!!!! Thanks!

  4. Helga - October 5, 2013, 1:58 pm Reply

    What a great concept for a boutique, I would shop there for sure!

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