WPX Hosting: Best WordPress Hosting Service for Small Business!

WPX Hosting is hands down the best hosting provider for WordPress websites and online businesses. As a small business owner and operator of a personalized and handmade gifts shop my focus is on anniversaries, weddings and travel. With the WPX Hosting service I have been able to build my business efficiently and create a safe[…]

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6 ways to prevent burnout and maintain your well-being as an entrepreneur

As many small business owners do, I wear many hats. In my personalized gifts business, I am the creative designer of every order we receive. I am also the laser engraving expert, printer, the IT person for all things systems related, marketing, web designer & image specialist, blogger & social media writer, research & development,[…]

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DIY: How to frame a push pin world map

Our push pin world maps make great gifts for anniversaries, graduations and any milestone event or holiday gift giving. However, you may be wondering, how do you use pins on a paper or cotton map print and what is the best framing option? You’ve come to the right place, it’s really easy and below you[…]

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The journey of a push pin world map

From our hands to yours…. We ship world wide and need to ensure that our large push pin travel maps arrive safely no matter where they are going. These heavy duty cardboard reinforced tubes have traveled near and far and help us deliver our personalized maps to loving couples all over the world. As far[…]

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Wholesale items for resorts and gift shops in the travel industry

We’re travelers at heart. We love a long walk on the beach. The smell of salt in the air. Waking up to sunrises in a costal town just like yours. We’re in love with experiencing life & travel.  Whether it’s a wedding, a honeymoon or even a yearly vacation.  We know how important those specific[…]

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Traditional anniversary gifts by Jessica Wilkeson Design Studio

Watch the video or read the transcript below Hi everyone! I’m Jess and I’m the founder and creative behind Jessica Wilkeson Design Studio. This is going to be a new avenue for me to talk with you directly about the things we’re passionate about, such as anniversaries, married life, nesting and especially traveling. For those[…]

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The brand experience: Why packaging matters

  Have you ever received an item you ordered and you couldn’t believe how wonderfully packaged it was? Or better yet, that it came with something extra. A little bonus gift or item that adds to the wow factor of customer service? I have and I love it. It makes me appreciate the time and[…]

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Get to know Mike

Mike joined the business full time in September 2014. He took over customer service, finance, office management, designing our push pin world travel maps and shipping/logistics just to name a few of the roles he has taken on. He’s probably the best employee for the job because he works around the clock, checking emails and[…]

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Buy a gift, help a stray!

We are so happy to announce that in addition to the many other avenues we donate all year long, we decided to donate $2 from every single order we received in November and December (estimating the remainder of Dec) and donated $1500 among our favorite organizations: TCSPA http://tcspca.tc/ in Turks and Caicos, Animal Friends http://www.thinkingoutsidethecage.org[…]

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Celebrating 2 years!

June 2nd, 2013 marked the first day we officially opened to the public. It was also Mike and I’s 2nd wedding anniversary. I have said it a million times since then, and however sappy it sounds, we wouldn’t be here today celebrating 2 years of small business ownership, with well over 5000 sales worldwide and[…]

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Personalized gifts: A Husband and Wife Team in Pittsburgh PA

Post updated on 7.22.17 September 5th, 2014 At 6:00PM EST, Mike Wilkeson, my husband and best friend, and the reason I started this business, will be joining Jessica Wilkeson Design Studio full time as the CFO and Business Manager.

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Jessica Wilkeson Design Studio : A small business expands and has reasons to celebrate everything!

Jessica Wilkeson Design Studio, LLC announces growth and milestone celebrations (Text Updated: July 17, 2017) June 10, 2014 Pittsburgh, PA — Locally owned and operated, Jessica Wilkeson Design Studio, LLC is a small design business that focuses on celebrating everything! June 2014 marked a month of celebrations for them as they have been in business[…]

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Anniversary Gifts – Designed and Handmade with love

From our love story to yours. Our business started when Mike and I were celebrating our 2nd wedding anniversary. I designed a map of the location we married (Beaches Turks and Caicos Resort and Spa) and printed it on cotton material to give as my cotton anniversary gift. Before even giving him the gift, I[…]

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By placing an order with us, you’re helping animals in need!

It’s important for us to share how much we care for animals. Everyone has or should have a cause that they are deeply invested in, whether it’s for advocacy, donations, volunteering or assisting in any way you can. For us, it is the care and well-being of animals. We love dogs and the unconditional love[…]

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Free digital download: Card & Wall Art

In honor of celebrating our 4th year in business designing the best cotton anniversary gifts, leather anniversary gifts, keepsake maps and more! We decided we wanted to do something a little special to thank our customers. Most orders we ship out this year will now include an actual “you mean the world to me” printed[…]

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Personalized holiday gifts support charity

Our annual fundraiser drive takes place from November 1st – December 31st each year. During this time frame, we work to meet our goals of giving back 1% of our annual profits to local and international organizations. Dogs and other pets have a tendency to bring us together. No matter what our differences are, the[…]

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The Artsmith’s of Pittsburgh Local Artist Venue

Jessica Wilkeson Design Studio, LLC gifts and items now available at local Pittsburgh based art store. Locally owned and operated, Jessica Wilkeson Design Studio, LLC is a small design business that focuses on celebrating everything! Whether you are planning your big wedding day, celebrating your anniversary or just like to travel and see the world,[…]

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Should I Take the safe or inspiring path? How to find happiness in life and careers

SPOILER ALERT! FREE PRINTABLE DOWNLOAD IN THIS POST. As a small business owner, I wear a lot of hats and because of that, I have found myself venturing into the online world of online entrepreneurial communities for information on how to better myself in time management and entrepreneurial skill while I am juggling so many[…]

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Get to know Jessica

If you know me, I can seem like I am all business all of the time. I find it rare to have time to relax or just be normal. However, in the past 6 months, things started to change. With the help of my husband and part-timer, Jordan, I have been given some breathing room[…]

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Art size comparison chart

Hello everyone! We recently discovered that many of our customers where having a hard time imagining the size of art they were ordering from us. So we decided to create this little infographic to hopefully shed some light onto sizes of standard art pieces. Our leather maps and engraved art pieces are 8×10 inches and[…]

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Giving back to our communities & sharing the love

This is only our second holiday season as a small business. However each year we have actively donated to a local animal shelter in Pittsburgh, PA USA. Our first year we put all of our efforts in November and December for the benefit of the Western Pa Humane Society and this year we are doing[…]

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A Cotton anniversary gift that inspired love, celebration and started a business

Content Updated 7.18.2017 Remembering Turks and Caicos Sappy, but true. I’m in love. My husband and I met and ran off to a far away location to marry on the beach. Turks and Caicos to be exact. We love it there so much we have been back twice 5 times since the day we married[…]

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