Category: Shopping

Small Business Saturday November 26: what it really means to those retailers and why you need to shop small!

Small Business Saturday November 26: what it really means to those retailers and why you need to shop small!
Once upon a time I owned a boutique in a small town. Despite having another job as a self employed, independent sales rep, I had always dreamed of owning a store. For eight years I lived that dream but unfortunately that dream had to end. Thank you economy in 2008 and the myriad of shoppers... Read more »

New Years Eve 2014: putting this year in the rearview mirror

New Years Eve 2014: putting this year in the rearview mirror
A few weeks back one of my dear blogger friends, High Gloss and Sauce wrote a piece with the title “Life is Always Good”. It really touched me as prior to 2014, I was a rose colored glasses kind of gal. Yes, I have certainly had struggles in prior years and admit that the older... Read more »

Shopping on Thanksgiving Day: is the greed necessary?

Last week I received a postcard in the mail that Old Navy was having a “pre Black Friday sale” November 22nd. Fifty percent off EVERYTHING IN THE STORE. The fine print is of course that you have to use their credit card or you only get thirty percent off. I just happen to have that... Read more »
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Black Friday: How about waiting until small business Saturday?

Black Friday: How about waiting until small business Saturday?
As if we haven’t heard enough about Black Friday this fall we will now get to hear about it every five minutes this week. The funny thing is, we seem to have Black Friday type deals going on all year long. By the time Friday rolls around, people have already blown a wad of money.... Read more »

Kohl's and Macy's opening on Thanksgiving? Way to ruin a holiday!!

Kohl's and Macy's opening on Thanksgiving? Way to ruin a holiday!!
I’ve been away from writing this month as I have been running my series on the BRCA gene. However, after just reading the news about Kohl’s plans to open on Thanksgiving at 8pm (Macy’s has as well)  I must divert my attention. Because in a word, this sucks. Thanksgiving is a very special time for a... Read more »