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Thanks to our February Sponsors

Thanks to our February Sponsors

A HUGE thank you to our February sponsors on DIY Del Ray. Here’s more about these locally owned and operated businesses. If you’d like to feature your business on this site, we’d love to talk to you. Read more about being a sponsor or contact us today.


The Natural Source
Contact: http://www.suehenry.lifemax.net

Sue Henry has a beautiful studio where she prints on textiles using her hand-carved linoleum blocks. Lately, she’s undertaken a small business venture as a distributor of a raw food, a chia-seed blend called Mila.

Once you get to know her, you’re sure to get an invitation to one of her inspiring Super Food luncheons as I did last summer, where you’ll enjoy smoothies and soups, enriched with one of “nature’s perfect food.” An entrepreneur and artist, Sue is also a mother, wife, baker, traveler and yogi, dedicated to changing the health and wealth of people across the globe.


Markitecture Consulting
Contact: http://www.markitectureconsulting.com

markitectureWhen local Del Ray resident Chris Denby launched Markitecture in 2009, he was mixing two of his passions — marketing and architecture. Markitecture, a full-service consulting firm serving the DC region (and beyond), caters specifically to the architecture, engineering, construction and property development industry.

Whether you’re looking for help with branding, social media, advertising or other communications strategies, Markitecture’s team of designers, project managers and industry experts can help you make the most of your marketing budget and efforts.

In his free time, you can find Chris with his wife and two kids somewhere between the trampoline, the soccer field and ballet class.


Bellies & Babies
Contact: http://www.belliesbabies.com

We’ve known Dawn Luepke, the owner of Bellies & Babies consignment store, since she opened her store in a 1920s Del Ray farmhouse three years ago. We quickly became frequent shoppers in search of gently used clothing for our own children.

Dawn gave us a tour of her space soon after we launched DIY Del Ray and put us in touch with one of the local artisans who sells her homemade soap in the shop. Dawn sells upscale maternity and children’s consignment clothes and baby gear. When consigned clothing doesn’t sell after a set period of time, she donates it to United Community Ministries.

On any given First Thursday in Del Ray, you are bound to see Dawn strolling the Avenue or greeting friends and customers in front of her shop, often with her husband and her three adorable children by her side.

*An added bonus, if you shop at Bellies & Babies, mention you saw their ad on this site and get 10% off consignment toys and clothing.


Tidy Up Professional Organization
Contact: http://www.tidyupnow.com

It’s a pleasure to have Laine Hardman of Tidy Up Professional Organization as both a sponsor and an blog contributor.

As a mother of four, Laine understands all the clutter that comes along with having kids and will work with you to develop and maintain a system to restore order and have a more peaceful and orderly home.

Laine also has great ideas for using items you may already have in your home in new ways to keep closets, drawers and all those nooks and crannies organized and clutter-free.

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