Posts in category "Illinois- Plainfield"

Shop Small Day 292: Zoncom Productions

Graduation parties. Weddings. Birthday celebrations. Summertime is full of milestone events and gatherings. Of course we want to capture the memories & fun, but running around with a camera all night can keep you from partaking in the festivities.  If you really want to create a memorable experience for all of your guests- you need... Read more »

Shop Small Day 290: Purrfect Fur Pets

Ok, let’s just forget that it’s been an obnoxiously long time since we’ve seen a Shop Small post. Of course I have a million and one excuses, but it’s all irrelevent, we’re here now and that’s all that’s important, right? Just go with me on it. Don’t think that while I’ve been away that I’ve... Read more »

Shop Small Day 274: Ewa's Market & Deli

It’s about that time of year. There’s been holiday dinners, parties, and leftovers galore. No one feels like cooking or grocery shopping. We’ve had our fill of meals out, and we wish dinner could magically appear. Thanks to Ewa’s Market & Deli it can. The former location of Freedom’s Market now houses a new polish... Read more »

Shop Small Day 270: Have to Have Boutique

As soon as I walked into this boutique I could tell it was under new ownership. How? Within the first minute I was in the store, two different people greeted me and asked if I needed any help. Biggest pet peeve shopping? Being ignored. Just a friendly “hello,” or “I’ll be right with you,” goes... Read more »

Shop Small Day 267: Small Business Saturday

 Anthropologie enthusiasts will love the cozy home feeling of <a href="" target="_blank">Room 363</a>.  Fabulous clothing, decor, and hand-crafted items.
Had your fill of Black Friday craziness? If you’ve waited all year for Small Business Saturday to shop small, thanks for finally joining us! Time to shop local and bring some love to our neighborhood stores. Throughout the year I’ve found some incredible shops for everyone on your list. You could, quite easily, finish all... Read more »

Shop Small Day 265: Gifts for the Sports Fan

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It’s that time of year…holiday shopping.  Hopefully you’ll add a few small shops for your gift buying.  I’ve found so many great shops along the way, so I thought I’d help gather a few of them by theme to make life (and shopping) easier.  Looking for a store I featured but can’t remember the name?... Read more »

Shop Small Day 254: International Dinner

A couple of years ago I hosted Christmas Eve for my family. Since it was at my house, I figured I could put a little spin on the menu. So, in my natural “tree-hugging” spirit we created a Peace on Earth/Christmas Around the World International dinner. The meal was less about making sure all of... Read more »

Shop Small Day 249: Tony's Finer Foods

In some aspects, shopping small hasn’t been that big of a change. I can’t remember the last time I shopped in a department store, and it’s been years since I did a grocery trip to Jewel or Dominicks. Huge stores make me a little panicky and over-whelmed: too many people and too many choices. So,... Read more »

Shop Small Day 236: Tailwinds Distilling

Remember when microbrews and craft beers were relatively unknown? In a few years we’ll say the same about craft spirits. Making a name for themselves against the “big boys” -and beating them in many competitions- craft spirits (namely today’s spot) are quickly gaining support. Thanks to a small distillery near my house, I can easily... Read more »

Shop Small Day 234: September Updates

Wow! Almost 10 months into this challenge of shopping small. Although I’m not ready to even think about Christmas and cold weather, I am looking forward to buying holiday gifts from some of the amazing stores I have found throughout the year. Not to mention new ones that I’ve heard are opening soon. There are... Read more »