Tag: small business saturday

If you were born before 1980, you probably have one of these

Believe it or not, kids, there was a time when Pinterest didn’t exist. A time when google meant the googly-eyes you stuck to a fuzzy pencil topper. A time when you couldn’t ask Alexa how to make buttercream frosting. If you wanted a recipe you had limited options… 1. call mom 2. buy a cookbook... Read more »

This is what bothers me about Small Business Saturday

It’s that time of year again when American Express reminds us to SHOP SMALL! They encourage us to SUPPORT LOCAL! And for our support we can proudly display our Shop Small bags…a pat on the back that we did our part to help independent businesses. We made a difference on this “very special” one day... Read more »

Shop Small Challenge #300: Blue Box Cafe

As most of you are probably aware, Saturday was Small Business Saturday, a day meant to bring awareness to supporting our local small businesses. I have mixed emotions about this American Express event (interesting itself since many small businesses can’t afford the transaction fees charged by Amex). Obviously, supporting our local businesses is important for... Read more »
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Shop Small Challenge #297: Moore Toys & Gadgets

It looks like a rainy weekend ahead, and the forecast calls for chilly temperatures next week. This sounds like the perfect opportunity to prepare for much colder weather that’ll be here far too soon. I’ve already moved my pup’s evening walk earlier because it’s dark by 8:00. While shorter nights could mean chilling on the... Read more »

Shop Small Day 269: My Happy Feet

This past week, three different women have told me they need to start taking better care of themselves. They workout, eat healthy, but feel they rarely take much-needed time to relax. When there’s cleaning to do, holiday gifts to buy, and a never ending to-do list, sitting down to read a book for an hour to... Read more »

Shop Small Day 268: The Magic Tree Bookstore

Supporting small businesses today? Good for you! Here’s another great store to visit while you’re out shopping. There’s no better place for opening the magical world of books to kids than The Magic Tree Bookstore. A neighborhood staple since 1984, Magic Tree Bookstore  is dedicated to kids (and kids at heart). I’m a strong believer... Read more »
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Shop Small Day 267: Small Business Saturday

 Anthropologie enthusiasts will love the cozy home feeling of <a href="http://www.chicagonow.com/shop-small-2013/2013/05/day-129-room-363/" 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 »