Hello Friends and Happy Shop Small Saturday
Black Friday has come and gone so today we celebrate and support small businesses and all that they do for their communities. Please join the SBA and organizations across the country in supporting them by shopping at a small business in your city or town.
On Main and Broad Streets in Middletown there are some great small businesses that feature unique and affordable gifts for everyone on your holiday list.
Decor by Moore’s located on 500 North Broad Street recently celebrated their First Year Anniversary, and if you mention DeDivahDeals you’ll receive an additional 10% off your entire purchase until December 31st. “Stop in and Be Amazed” at their wonderful and unique gift items including “Diva” ornaments, personalized wine glasses, animal print boxes, lighted pictures and handcrafted cabinetry.
Decor by Moore’s is open Monday, Tuesday and Thursday 9-6, Wednesday and Friday, 9-8, Saturday 9-7 and Sunday 11-3.
Purple Sage Herbs & Gifts located on 41 West Main Street has more than 100 apothecary style teas and you’re sure to find something to soothe your soul or remedy anything that ails you. Now and until the end of the year they are featuring new holiday teas as well as the new Holiday Troll Beads.
If during this busy holiday season you are seeking stress relief or a little relaxation, make sure to stop in for personalized service and a cup of hot tea.
Purple Sage Herbs & Teas is open Monday through Friday, 11-7, Saturday 10-4 or Sunday 11-4.
A high end fashion boutique with warm friendly customer service can be found at Femme Fatale Boutique on 25 West Main Street.
Femme Fatale Boutique is currently featuring the “Black Friday Limited Edition Pandora Bead”, Alex & Ani and the Brighton collection.
Free gift wrapping and personal shopping assistance is available for the men who love the women in their lives but don’t know what to buy them!
New in stock are the Brazilian Butt Lifting Jeans, guaranteed to fit sizes 2-20. These jeans stretch but don’t sag and are available in assorted colors.
Holiday hours are Monday through Friday, 10-7, Saturday 10-5 and Sunday 11-3.
The Gibby or Gilbert W. Perry, Jr., Center for the Arts is a cultural staple in downtown Middletown featuring works by local artists.
Their Small Works Perfect Gift Shoppe is currently showcasing unique handmade jewelry, clothing, photography, ornaments and home decor.
Free parking across the street at the Municipal lot makes it convenient to shop Thursday and Friday 12-7 and Saturday 10-5.
A unique gift boutique specializing in jewelry and craft design can be found at Jewelapalooza. A recent transplant from Galena, Maryland, Jewelapalooza is located on 104 West Main Street and is featuring a Santa’s Workshop where kids can create homemade gifts that will be cherished for years to come.
Jewelapolooza specializes in Jewelry Making Parties as well as after school camps and workshops for the little ones in town.
Melissa & Doug Toys and Chamilia & Kameleon jewelry is prominently displayed throughout the boutique. Other unique boutique items include women’s shoes, dresses, sweaters, purses and totes.
I don’t know about you, but shopping makes me hungry so take a break and stop in at the mother and daughter owned bakery, Half Baked Patisserie located at 13 W. Main Street.
Make sure you get their signature Half Baked Cupcake which is made with chocolate cake, chocolate chip cookie dough center, topped with brown sugar frosting and sprinkled with chocolate chips….yes, it is AWESOME!!!
Vegan cakes, muffins, custom cakes and catering is also available during their daily Holidays hours of 10-4.
As you head out of town after a long day of shopping make sure to drive down to 725 North Broad to the Middletown Square Shopping Center and check out the newly opened Middletown African Market.
This Market features authentic African and Caribbean food items, Kente Cloth, clothing, videos, health and beauty products as well as kitchen items.
This long-needed ethnic market sells wholesale and retail fresh, canned, packaged and frozen foods. African spices, sauces and seasonings that is guaranteed to jazz up your holiday meals. The Middletown African Market is open Monday through Saturday 9-7.
Swinging after shopping was the best part of their day!
Why not catch a show at The Everett Theatre?
Where ever you decide to shop today, I hope it will be an enjoyable Shop Small Saturday.
Rest up tomorrow because next is Cyber Monday!
Hello Friends and Happy Thankful Thursday!
It has been another busy yet enjoyable blogging week so now it’s time to stop and give thanks.
I am giving thanks for my health, which at times is in question
I am giving thanks for my family, who didn’t drive me too crazy this week
I am giving thanks to you my bloggy friends who keep me motivated
I am giving thanks for my faith – no explanation needed
I am also giving thanks for this stretch of beautiful Autumn weather!
I am also thankful that tomorrow is FRI-YAY!
I am thankful for this stripped skirt that was thrifted from Goodwill and this (old) top from Marshalls that I didn’t donate.
I am thankful for these uber comfortable, animal print pumps consigned from Charmingly Linda’s Consignment Shop in West Chester.
Now it’s your turn…what are you thankful for this week?
Today I am linking up with Katherine’s Corner who just got a fabulous new gig, so I know what she’s thankful for, hop on over to find out.
Have a fantabulous day – Smooches!
Hello Friends and Happy Monday
Today’s outfit is the Avon color block dress which was first featured in this May 2012 post, wow, time sure does fly by! This time I decided to pair it with a little animal print from the matching earring & necklace set to the shoes and small pouch which was a DIY project.
This small canvas pouch was covered with surplus fabric using a hot glue gun. It’s a perfect size to carry a wallet, cell phone and keys.
The lucite earrings and necklace set was purchased at Jewelrymax.com and the lucite rings from Burlington Coat Factory
I love the touch of animal print in these black pumps from Rugged Wearhouse featured here in September
Have a fantabulous afternoon – Smooches
Hello Friends and Happy Tuesday
‘Ole Man Winter is finally giving up with temps rising every day this week, by Good Friday all the snow should be melted. Yesterday schools dismissed early so kids in the neighborhood had a chance to play in the snow, 1 house even made a family of snow people including a dog, it was so cute.
I miss not having little guys anymore and hate to see kids that are too attached to electronics. I’ve seen toddlers in grocery carts playing with their parent’s iPhones or iPads. I don’t know about you but sometimes I just want to go outside and play! Growing up we were up and out early riding bikes, jumping Double Dutch, playing Jacks, BoxBall, Hop Scotch, Red Light Green Light 1-2-3, Freeze Tag, all kinds of outside games.
I truly miss those times – what were some of your favorite childhood games?
Top – Boscov’s // Khaki Skirt – GW Boutique (Goodwill) // Christian Siriano for Payless pumps // bracelet, earrings and necklace – jewelry box
Melting snow should be gone by Friday
Linking up today with Style Statement Tuesday – join in and meet new bloggers
Have a fantabulous afternoon – Smooches!
Hello Friends and Happy Fri-Yay!
Hear Ye Hear Ye We Lose an hour of Sleepy on Sundy – boo!
The good thing is we made it through another work week and the weekend is almost here! I am so looking forward to it and will make up that hour loss on Sunday morning. Saturday night will be a late night with me up watching Saturday Night Live with Justin Timerlake as the host AND musical guest!!!!! JT is my all time favorite SNL host and with his new song “Suit and Tie” it’s going to be awesome! Last week Kevin Hart was alright, his opening monologue was hilarious but the skits needed more rehearsing and his use of the words “G*D Dammit” was a bit offensive to me.
I am so looking forward to the beginning of Spring and was taken back when I saw snow flakes this morning, they didn’t last long and I hope not to see anymore until December!!
Bye Bye Snow… Hello Spring Flowers.
Tie Dye Embellished Top – Rugged Wearhouse // Purple Jeans – CitiTrends // Jessica Simpson Animal Print shoes – Charmingly Linda’s Consignment Shop
Purse – GW Boutique (Goodwill)
Linking up with Two Thirty-Five Designs – join in and meet some new bloggers
Have a fantastical weekend – Smooches!