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Announcement time! We will be *OPEN* this coming Sunday and Monday for last minute shopping! That's right folks. The elusive days were never open... Then we will be closed for our winter break until January 15th, so that we can get some rest, fix up some equipment, and gear up for the new year! That means there's only one more week to Eat Your Fear's til 2019! #onemoreweek #Christmas #stockingstuffer #holidayhours #winterbreak #noms #eatyourfears #businessasunusual #shopsmall #shoplocal #thisiscle #thisislakewood #counterculturecandycounter #geeksweets #smallbizfamily
JAAAAAMMMMM NIIIIGHT! If you have yet to experience this, let this night be the night! Let's do this! #RaiseTheBridge #DrinkBeer #DrinkLocal #BeerDown #smallbizfamily #NoDrinkingProblemsOnlyDrinkingSolutions #ThisBridgeisNotMinebutIWillRAISEIt #supportsmallbusiness
Look! What's that in the sky?! It's a bird... It's a plane... Nope. Just me! Outta the blue your boy is guest bartending tonight! What's on deck? Hopwaters! BascYule! And Nickolos! Also... It's open mic JAAAAAMMMMM NIIIIGHT! If you have yet to experience this, let this night be the night! Let's do this! #RaiseTheBridge #DrinkBeer #DrinkLocal #BeerDown #smallbizfamily #NoDrinkingProblemsOnlyDrinkingSolutions #ThisBridgeisNotMinebutIWillRAISEIt #supportsmallbusiness
Playing Santa this morning with an SUV stuffed to the gills with toys! Thank you, everyone for your generous support yet again this year - it was our 6th year collecting for Toys for Tots, and it may have been the best yet! #toysfortots #charity #tiztheseason #Christmas #giving #feels #community #noms #eatyourfears #businessasunusual #shopsmall #shoplocal #thisiscle #thisislakewood #counterculturecandycounter #geeksweets #smallbizfamily
I didn't have much time to take pictures but I'd like to give a shout to Lady J, the elves, and Flaming River Con for putting on this amazing event on Saturday! The turnout, love, inclusivity, and magic of it all was incredibly heartwarming. If you missed it, we hope to be doing it again next year, for our 3rd year in a row!! #dragsanta #christmas #ladyj #noms #eatyourfears #businessasunusual #shopsmall #shoplocal #thisiscle #thisislakewood #counterculturecandycounter #geeksweets #smallbizfamily
Birthday shirts are a must! Celebrate your day with a personalized shirt from BVD! #brockvinyldesigns #smallbizfamily #shoplocal #shopsmall #htv #heatpress #siser #easyweed #supportyourlocalbusinesses #smallbusinessesmatter
We'd like to give a big old thank you to the great cities of Cleveland and lakewood! We virtually sold out at all of our events this weekend, Drag Santa was a rousing success with a line down the block all day, and for the first time in 5 years (despite that I have now worked a 30+ hour day with no sleep), the shop is closing early. Cuz we somehow still have nothing left to sell ya... Were gonna get some rest, regroup tomorrow, and we will be ready for you first thing Tuesday! Get those orders in soon - our Christmas order cutoff for guaranteed product will be Tuesday! We apologize for any inconvenience! We love you! #soldout #everywhere #firsttimeever #ordernow #please #noms #eatyourfears #businessasunusual #shopsmall #shoplocal #thisiscle #thisislakewood #counterculturecandycounter #geeksweets #smallbizfamily
Lady J is in the house! Come get your pics with Drag Santa til 1pm! Proceeds benefit Flaming River Con again this year! #dragsanta #christmas #ladyj #noms #eatyourfears #businessasunusual #shopsmall #shoplocal #thisiscle #thisislakewood #counterculturecandycounter #geeksweets #smallbizfamily
Small business PSA time! So everybody listen because I have something important to say! Yesterday, A friend of mine who is a small business owner received a one-star review. The comment that went along with that review was, and I quote: "Never been." Guys. Small business is hard. Like really really fucking hard. We pour our hearts and souls and far too many hours of our lives away from our family into these businesses. That kind of a review is just gross. It's unkind, and it hurts a business's reputation for absolutely zero reason. I have gotten 5 Star reviews and then had them lessened because we moved and they "don't know how it is now." They didn't come and visit the new shop at the time. They chose to give me a poor review because I moved and things might have changed even though they absolutely did not. In fact, we got better. If you love a small biz, let the world know. If you went and had a bad experience, my practice is to always give them a second try especially if they are new. We have had fluke things happen even after eight years in business and sometimes a person's first experience isn't the best and it is something out of the ordinary. Before you go on social media and blast them, give them the benefit of the doubt and go for a second time. Many of you know that I had my life threatened a few years ago over a piece of candy that people did not like. You can tell people you didn't like it but you don't have to threaten the business over it. Not Everyone likes everything, and not everyone holds the same views, and that's okay (mostly). Thanks for coming to my TED Talk. #dontbeadick #thanksforreading #noms #eatyourfears #businessasunusual #shopsmall #shoplocal #thisiscle #thisislakewood #counterculturecandycounter #geeksweets #smallbizfamily
Look! It's Santa Claus! Where?! Where?!!! At Bascule Brewery! And so is the Viking! There are some that call me... Tim. You will know him by the brand new and oh-so stylish Scarlet Transportation "OH Beer" t-shirt We are pouring our Basc-Yule roasted chestnut barely wine! Roasted on an open fire! (I still on a Throne of lies. It was a closed fire...). We also have one of our most popular brews, Hopwaters! We are BYOF today! So stop up and dranky drank! Stop at SotD and get your eat on and then swing on by! **Note: Please do not feed the bartender. We'll never get him to leave.*** @incogfredo @scarlettransportation @basculebrewery #RaiseTheBridge #DrinkBeer #DrinkLocal #BeerDown #smallbizfamily #NoDrinkingProblemsOnlyDrinkingSolutions #ThisBridgeisNotMinebutIWillRAISEIt #supportsmallbusiness #santa
I was just informed that is National cocoa day! Good thing we make some excellent scratch-made cocoa, and I have a whole Crock-Pot full! Come get some! #hotcocoa #noms #eatyourfears #businessasunusual #shopsmall #shoplocal #thisiscle #thisislakewood #counterculturecandycounter #geeksweets #smallbizfamily
Message us if you would like something made! Will have them ready by tomorrow! 😊 #brockvinyldesigns #smallbizfamily #shoplocal #shopsmall #htv #heatpress #siser #easyweed #supportyourlocalbusinesses #smallbusinessesmatter
2 more days! I don't think you're ready for this much yuletide fabulousness! Join us for our 2nd annual Photos with Drag Santa event on Saturday from 11am-1pm! Christmas just got queerer. Don your gay apparel, and come to Fear's Confections for a better-than-the-original event with drag Santa and nerd chocolates. Cleveland's Jeremiah Lady J Martinez O'Neal Davenport will be our main event! We will also have our elves, Ilona and Lindsey, returning for another year! This is a family oriented event for queer families and kids to celebrate in a fun and safe way. Photo packages: 1. Selfie (take your own) with Santa: $5 2. Professional digital photo: $7 3. Two digital photos: $10 Forms of payment taken are cash or card! #Christmas #gayapparel #dragsanta #photos #yuletide #fabulous #noms #eatyourfears #businessasunusual #shopsmall #shoplocal #thisiscle #thisislakewood #counterculturecandycounter #geeksweets #smallbizfamily
Holiday orders are pouring in and I try to be a professional, but really this will be how I make it through the next 2 weeks. Bear with me. #caffeine #weirdness #holidays #halp #notaprofessional #dontevenplayoneontv #noms #eatyourfears #businessasunusual #shopsmall #shoplocal #thisiscle #thisislakewood #counterculturecandycounter #geeksweets #smallbizfamily
Tonight! Beer and Christmas Cookie Pairing at Terrestrial Brewing!!! There are enough cookies left for a few more seatings so get there asap (I always make extra). Toothless IPA pairs with gingerbread "dog biscuits." Caliginous brown ale pairs with pecan snowballs/Russian tea cakes. The Hefe pairs with a chocolate hazelnut crackle cookie. And sexxxmas pairs with an extra-"terrestrial" shaped sugar cookie! Dont miss out - tickets are still available! #christmas #beer #cookiesandbeer #pairing #terrestrialbrewing #noms #eatyourfears #businessasunusual #shopsmall #shoplocal #thisiscle #thisislakewood #counterculturecandycounter #geeksweets #smallbizfamily
We did it! 1,000 followers!! πŸŽ‰πŸΎπŸŽŠ I want to thank each and every single one of you for supporting our small family business. I’ve loved connecting with you all, meeting so many new amazing people and businesses over the last few months. I look forward to growing with you in the months and years ahead and can’t wait to see what we accomplish together. #1000followers #montanasapphires #sellersofinstagram #1000
Do you know someone who is difficult to shop for? We have a unique gift idea! Join 3D printing guy Craig Butrick for a class on the basics of this desktop 3D printing. Learn what 3D printing is, how it works, and what it can do for you. We have 3 dates available! This class covers setting up, printing, and maintenance of the machine. Bring your laptop and get all the software set up. When the class is over, take the printer home with you! Cost is per printer, so bring a partner or family member. #hardtoshopfor #greatgiftidea #giftthatkeepsgiving #christmas #3dprinting #engineer #science #technology #noms #eatyourfears #businessasunusual #shopsmall #shoplocal #thisiscle #thisislakewood #counterculturecandycounter #geeksweets #smallbizfamily
Ladies and gentlemen, the largest order we have ever filled. 45 party platters hit the streets of Cleveland later today, thanks to the fine folks at Ross Periodontics. I hope they have a large vehicle... And on that note, I'm going to go take a nap. #rossperiodontics #corporategifts #partyplatters #largestorderever #46dozenbrownies #naptime #brownies #noms #eatyourfears #businessasunusual #shopsmall #shoplocal #thisiscle #thisislakewood #counterculturecandycounter #geeksweets #smallbizfamily
So I try to keep this page PG-13 because I never know who my fans are but more and more I hope you don't mind if I'm just myself. So here I go. Tonight I found myself officially part of something that I think is pretty fucking cool. The Cleveland craft coalition, who hosts our monthly markets in the summer and other things about town officially has a new board of directors. We have decided to take something that has been kind of in a rebirth phase for a few years and bring it back to what it used to be years ago. As you all know, small business is very important to me. Handmade is very important to me. That is how I run my business, those are the people I mark it with in my store, and those are the people that we work with for these events. We are all strictly handmade and strictly small business. And that's the way we intend to keep it. No MLM nonsense, just keeping it small and keeping it local. In the business World these people are literally my family. There will be a market at the side quest later this month that you can find on Facebook , & we will be more serious in our vendor vetting process, dates, and rotating out vendors so each market is fresh. We had a fun and productive meeting tonight and I think Ruckus should be president because he is so darn cute. But Kristen is still running this whole shebang oh, and we are looking forward to bringing you some really amazing events this summer. Stay tuned for more information! #ccc #clevelandcraftcoalition #localart #boardofdirectors #ruckusforprez #barkedofdirectors #nomlms #alllocal #allhandmade #kickass #fuckingcool #noms #eatyourfears #businessasunusual #shopsmall #shoplocal #thisiscle #thisislakewood #counterculturecandycounter #geeksweets #smallbizfamily
Someone is trying to screw people over. The locally run events that we do like the bazaar and the screw Factory are free admission. We stopped doing those other local shows that charge you to come shop, because that's not good practice in our minds. So don't buy into the hype and don't buy a ticket for next weekend. #warning #dontbescammed #nextweekendisfree #alwaysfactcheck #thesnarkisstrong #sorrynotsorry #ethics #thesmallbizcommunityisimportant #noms #eatyourfears #businessasunusual #shopsmall #shoplocal #thisiscle #thisislakewood #counterculturecandycounter #geeksweets #smallbizfamily
Have I told you all lately how much you kick ass? Probably. But I'll tell you again. The shop never looks like this this early into the season. So I am here to remind you that if you need Christmas stuff, place your orders early. We have a brand spanking new website that we will be at weigh more product to oh, and we've got tons of corporate gift boxes available. I would not recommend delaying, but we will make sure that we are all stocked up and ready to go again on Tuesday. See you then! #Christmasmadness #ordersoonerthanlater #bakingforever #stockingstuffer #holysmokes #Christmas #12daysofchristmas #chocolate #noms #eatyourfears #businessasunusual #shopsmall #shoplocal #thisiscle #thisislakewood #counterculturecandycounter #geeksweets #smallbizfamily
Big thanks to all the #budtenders & dispensaries holdin' us down this holidaze. Where do you go to #GetHellavated ? πŸ“· @kushklubshoreline #GetHellavated #i502 #i502producer #420 #cannabis #420life #i502producers #potland #smokane #pnw #pnwstoners #seattlestoners #potland #potlandia ity #710society #pdxweedsmokers #pdxpotheads #oregongrown #oregongrowers #pdxdispensary #pdxweed #SmallBiz #ShopLocal #BuyLocal #SmallBusinessSaturday #SmallBizFamily ___________ There may be risks associated with the consumption of this product, especially for women who are pregnant or breastfeeding. Cannabis can impair concentration, coordination, and judgement. Do not operate a vehicle or machinery while under the influence of this drug. For use only by adults 21+. Keep out of reach of children. This product has intoxicating effects and may be habit forming
Debuting our newest corporate Packaging at 78th Street Studios this weekend! Be sure to stop by there or at the shop for all of your holiday gift-giving needs! You can also find us at Merchants Market, in the 216, the Marriott at Key Tower, the Marriott AC in Beachwood, and soon we will be in a new partnership out in Medina! Stay tuned for that bit of news! #78thst #bazaar #clebazaar2018 #madebyhands #noms #eatyourfears #businessasunusual #shopsmall #shoplocal #thisiscle #thisislakewood #counterculturecandycounter #geeksweets #smallbizfamily
Lost and found! We don't actually have any mittens but if you are missing a water bottle, a pair of sunglasses, a hardbound notebook, or a credit card, we have all of these things! Come on in, give us a correct description, and we will return your item to you! I love free stuff as much as the next guy, but I would rather these items find their rightful homes! #lostandfound #pleasegetyourstuff #itsallverynicebutidontwantit #noms #eatyourfears #businessasunusual #shopsmall #shoplocal #thisiscle #thisislakewood #counterculturecandycounter #geeksweets #smallbizfamily
Today is krampusnacht and one of our customers got me this bad ass shirt to wear for the occasion! So get on in here and get your treats! We have many Krampus bars available and other fun treats. Or if your children were bad, he will just come and steal them away and beat them with reeds anyway so you might as well treat yourself... #krampus #krampusnacht #reeds #badchildren #noms #eatyourfears #businessasunusual #shopsmall #shoplocal #thisiscle #thisislakewood #counterculturecandycounter #geeksweets #smallbizfamily
We have shows for the rest of the year, but in the past this has been the biggest!!! Join us this weekend! We love that Bazaar Holiday Madness! #bazaar #clevelandbazaar #madebyhands #holidays #stockingstuffer #hostessgift #christmas #noms #eatyourfears #businessasunusual #shopsmall #shoplocal #thisiscle #thisislakewood #counterculturecandycounter #geeksweets #smallbizfamily
Need a personalized gift made for a friend or loved one? Give us a shout & we will make it happen! 😊 #brockvinyldesigns #smallbizfamily #shoplocal #shopsmall #htv #heatpress #siser # supportyourlocalbusinesses #smallbusinessesmatter
All set up and rolling at Lake Affect! Come. Get come chocolate til 6 or visit Jeremy at the shop til 9! #bazaar #holidays #christmas #stockingstuffer #noms #eatyourfears #businessasunusual #shopsmall #shoplocal #thisiscle #thisislakewood #counterculturecandycounter #geeksweets #smallbizfamily
Hello friends! Hanukkah is upon us and we have chocolates for the occasion! 8oz boxes of milk chocolates are available now so come in and say hi! #hanukkah #8days #presents #chocolate #holidays #noms #eatyourfears #businessasunusual #shopsmall #shoplocal #thisiscle #thisislakewood #counterculturecandycounter #geeksweets #smallbizfamily
Advertise your business with hoodies or shirts! We would love to earn your business. 😊 #brockvinyldesigns #smallbizfamily #shoplocal #shopsmall #htv #heatpress #siser #supportyourlocalbusinesses #smallbusinessesmatter
Wait β€˜til you hear this story! See this gorgeous pin? A customer dropped it off for me at the shop yesterday πŸ‘‰ with a lovely Christmas card. She was in shopping over the weekend, our daughter checked out her order at the register. In conversation they were on the topic of dragonflies and Elizabeth mentioned how much I connect them to my Mom, since her passing in 2014. So, this lovely woman, practically a stranger, really, comes to leave a gift for me. I am absolutely certain that this was my Mom reaching out from Heaven to give me a boost, just when I really needed one! But, really...how blessed I am to be in small business and meet people to connect with, and share life with! Does this happen in the big box stores? On Amazon? No! Thank you, Bonnie. From the bottom of my grateful heart. Thank you! (and thank YOU, Mom. I miss you each and every day!) #❀️#ourcustomersrock #thankfulthursday #thankful #grateful #blessed #smallbusiness #smallbizfamily #smallbusinessowner #dragonfly #dragonflies #missyoumom #shopsmall #shoplocal #thelocalsloveyoumore
For the sixth year in a row, we are a toy donation station for Toys for Tots! So bring us all your toys! Just remember they have to be new and unwrapped. And, as always, if you donate toys you get 10% off your in-store purchase that day. It's a win-win! #toys #toysfortots #charity #tiztheseason #Christmas #giving #feels #noms #eatyourfears #businessasunusual #shopsmall #shoplocal #thisiscle #thisislakewood #counterculturecandycounter #geeksweets #smallbizfamily
Almost done, just have the girdles left to polish then it’s party time. Do you see how there are little triangles of gray at the bottom before the wax starts? Those are the girdle facets and they are still rough from cutting so they show up against the girdle, mains and table that have been polished. #cuttingprocess #howitsmade #gemcutting #montanasapphire
Give me all the flannels & pocket monograms! DM us with any questions you may have. We look forward to earning your business! 😊 #BrockVinylDesigns #smallbizfamily #smallbusiness #shoplocal #heatpress #htv #flannelshirts #silhouette #monograms #sisereasyweed #supportyoursmallbusinesses
Tiz the season for corporate gifts - and gifts of any kind! And if you are like me... And over the years I've learned most of you are... You're gonna wait til the last minute to order. So... Let's make this easier on both of us - here's a reminder to get your orders in asap and here's a Bunch of options to get you in the mood! #corporategifts #giftbox #corporate #Christmas #thankyou #clients #officegifts #noms #eatyourfears #businessasunusual #shopsmall #shoplocal #thisiscle #thisislakewood #counterculturecandycounter #geeksweets #smallbizfamily
New product alert! We now have a smaller version of our corporate packaging! Stay tuned for a video outlining all of our different corporate gift options. Tis the season! #corporategifts #giftbox #noms #eatyourfears #businessasunusual #shopsmall #shoplocal #thisiscle #thisislakewood #counterculturecandycounter #geeksweets #smallbizfamily
Heat press is in & we are ready for all of your apparel needs! DM us with any questions you may have! #brockvinyldesigns #smallbizfamily #heatpress #htv #vinyl #decals
Honestly am I not the luckiest lady? I woke up this morning to find Hubby had put all the snaps on this nappy for me! β€œYou’re welcome, the Snap Fairy” he said πŸ˜‚πŸ˜ #besthusband #wahm #handmade #supportivefamily #smallbizfamily #lovehim #modernclothnappies
Late night vendor feature! Linda! She makes amazing earrings, and stuffed lovey's, and handmade ornaments! Awesome for gifts, stocking stuffers, and everyday wear because they're awesome. Come get some. #earrings #lovies #ornaments #localart #localwall #noms #eatyourfears #businessasunusual #shopsmall #shoplocal #thisiscle #thisislakewood #counterculturecandycounter #geeksweets #smallbizfamily
Here is another glimpse into the life of small business. We are closed today, and I thought to myself "oh man I'm going to get so much product made because we sold out at our event this weekend and the shop was super busy! It's going to be awesome!" Fast forward 8 hours. So far I have had two meetings, and I have made 11 stops to run errands and purchase things for the shop. And I have made virtually nothing. A quick inventory of my SUV, and it contains 3000 candy containers, 30 brand new custom chocolate boxes (with an announcement forthcoming) , 150 lb of chocolate, other miscellaneous candy packaging, a case of shopping bags for events, to online orders that need shipped and my rent check, Christmas decorations, random ingredients, two fresh pomegranates, my uneaten lunch, and my hopes of getting a lot of production done today... Thank goodness that I don't have to get my kids today because their car seats are full of chocolate and the weather is shit and I don't want to unload my car. #help #acarcrashwouldmeanliteraldeathbychocolate #smallbiziseasy #holidays #christmas #noms #eatyourfears #businessasunusual #shopsmall #shoplocal #thisiscle #thisislakewood #counterculturecandycounter #geeksweets #smallbizfamily
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My employee is the bestest employee. Lisa just returned from Japan and brought me all kinds of crazy Japanese candy... And a grow your own penis... But mostly mystery candy because it's all in Japanese and I have no idea what i'm eating... #myemployeerocks #whatthehellarethesekitkats #mysterycandy #alsoapenis #becausejapan #noms #eatyourfears #businessasunusual #shopsmall #shoplocal #thisiscle #thisislakewood #counterculturecandycounter #geeksweets #smallbizfamily
It seems like only yesterday that we were having a ball at a Bazaar show.... Waaaaiiit... It was! And we're doing another one this weekend! Let's go for another sell-out event, shall we? Every Saturday is small business Saturday to us! #bazaar #clebazaar2018 #madebyhands #lakeaffect #soldout #letsdoitagain #holidays #christmas #stockingstuffer #noms #eatyourfears #businessasunusual #shopsmall #shoplocal #thisiscle #thisislakewood #counterculturecandycounter #geeksweets #smallbizfamily
Small Business Saturday .....late post! If you are starting your shopping please check out Winterrange Designs. This couple, my son and daughter in law (also a brix chick) create unique handmade, heartthought gifts combining their hobbies into a couples business. We are so proud of them and their art. They will be at the Christmas fair this year! @winterrangedesigns @mrsinda @always_inda_woods #lovemykids ❀️ #local #smallbizfamily #handcrafted #sheds #brixcheerallyear
Craig dropped off a ton of 3d printed Christmas tree toppers and ornaments for small biz Saturday! Come bet them and power up your tree! #mario #star #powerup #3dprint #noms #eatyourfears #businessasunusual #shopsmall #shoplocal #thisiscle #thisislakewood #counterculturecandycounter #geeksweets #smallbizfamily
They're back! Our 6th year of carrying Gingerbread Homes in the shop! We've already nearly. Sold out once and they just dropped off more - come and get em! #gingerbreadhomes #gingerbread #christmas #noms #eatyourfears #businessasunusual #shopsmall #shoplocal #thisiscle #thisislakewood #counterculturecandycounter #geeksweets #smallbizfamily
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