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Tales From a Shop Dog

We've come a long way and so has the Highland Hot Block!

We've come a long way and so has the Highland Hot Block!

Guys, we've been BUSY here at the shop and I'm exhausted! It's been 7 years since mom and I opened the shop and we've been hustling every day. We've come a long way though, if I do say so myself. Just look at these before and afters! 

highland hot block      e. scott originals

I mean even my beds have gotten an upgrade! (I told you I was tired...)


But, we are now the old ladies on the block! All of our neighbors have come in over the past years, so we thought it was about time to introduce our neighbors here on the Highland Hot Block in Somerville. 

First to come along a few years after us was M.F. Dulock Pasture Raised Meats 


mf dulock


I stand and drool outside their door everyday, and it's the worst/the best when their customers come in with big bags of meat! Sometimes they even bring me the dog treats the butcher's make. I love my neighbors!

Next to come along was The Workshop Salon.

       workshop salon     workshop salon

Uncle Tarley opened her hair salon and we instantly became besties. She even bought me my winter coat (pictures to come in a winter blog post, promise) and lets me nap in the sun spots from time to time. The other stylists in there also love me (obvi) and they shower me with love and partying daily, even though they're always super busy. I love my neighbors!

Then along came 7ate9 Bakery

7ate9 bakery      7ate9 bakery  

7ate9 Bakery

Did you know they make Boston's Best Cheesecake?! Well, that doesn't matter much to me, but they have TREATS! Auntie Sarah makes me do tricks for them, so I do... I know my role. But she gives me so many snacks and so much love, it's ok. Mom is also well caffeinated thanks to their Almond Milk Lattes, so that makes everyone happy. I love my neighbors!

The newest member of the Hot Block is KMID interior design offices.



Their offices are by far the prettiest (sorry mom and everyone else, but it's what they do!) Earl, their shop dog, isn't a big fan of me...but the ladies smile and love me when they pop in the shop. I love my neighbors!

So next time you're coming to shower me with love, stop on in and say Heeeeyyyyy to our amazing neighbors. Tell them you're a friend of Mayble's!

Now off for a sunshine nap.


xo Mayble



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Workin' hard!

Workin' hard!

Holy Moly have we been busy here at the shop these last few weeks, where to even begin! 

We had a VERY important visitor to the shop on July 19th... Danielle and Matt of Gem Gossip! I made sure to greet them with extra enthusiasm and give them a detailed tour of my beds and toys, I mean the store and workshop... We had the best time showing off the jewels and how we make them. I really think I won them over ( I definitely won Matt over, he was pretty into me) because she wrote the nicest things about us. See her article here.

Gem Gossip 

THEN on July 20, Mom went to show off our jewels at "The Big Fake Wedding" event in Salem. It was actually a fake wedding! We got to provide all the jewels for the fake Bride, Groom and Bridal party as well as tell people about how WE MAKE RINGS! (you wouldn't believe how many people are surprised that we make things... bananas).
big fake wedding

While Mom was there, I took a much needed day off... but still had to keep an eye on our pool... my guard dog duties are never done!


While all of this was going on, we also have been up to my bat ears with custom projects! Mom has made 6 engagement rings and 4 sets of wedding rings in just the last 2 weeks! ( Her bench is super messy, but my toys are everywhere, so I guess we're even). 


Nora has been super busy keeping up with the store inventory as well as helping Mom get it together for the Metal & Smith show in a few weeks... ( thank goodness I get some days off while they're at that one!)

Ok, for now it's back to work. 

xo Mayble

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