Hello friends! I hope everyone has been enjoying their holiday, and I hope you continue (like me) to eat all the things. Today I’m feeling a little sad, because my parents are heading back home and it always seems like our time together is just too short. Luckily, I know my mom for sure will be back when baby Aida arrives!
I just wanted to pop in today to remind everyone about Small Business Saturday. I have so much love for my Nordstrom and J.Crew, but I also try to mix up my holiday (and everyday) shopping at local businesses. Here are a few of my favorites if you’re local to northern VA:
– Everyday Elegance: Purcellville, VA
– Twigs: Purcellville, VA
– Simply Charming: Winchester, VA
– Zazu: Ashburn, VA
– MakeNest Interiors: Winchester, VA
– Catoctin Creek Distillery: Purcellville, VA
Don’t forget, you can also support small businesses online! I follow (and shop from) lots of small shops on Etsy and the interwebs. Lots of the owners are women, so that’s another plus!
– Hey June
This is actually a new-ish shop from a fellow blogger, Bonnie! She makes beautiful, birthstone necklaces and more. I’ve already ordered a few as gifts and can’t wait to see the reactions!
– BroSis Creative
Do you love Parks & Rec? Good, me too! I’m pretty sure I want to order their Pawnee Goddessess print for Aida’s nursery.
– My White Magnolia
My college roommate’s friend started this Etsy shop recently–I love her hand-lettered signs, especially those that feature Harry Potter quotes!
– House of Belonging
The absolutely most beautiful signs! Again, I might have to splurge on one for Aida’s nursery!
Rose + Brulee
My friend from high school started this website last year–I love the styles and am looking forward to ordering something when I’m no longer carrying a human inside of me.
The Shine Project
Beautiful jewelry, and a portion of the proceeds helps fund scholarships for the inner city youth who make the bracelets!
These are just a few of my favorites–any others to add to the list? Hope everyone is enjoying this holiday weekend!