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Hello Friends and Happy Fri-Yay!
Today is “Black Friday”, and in the United States it’s the day after Thanksgiving, noted as the first day of Christmas shopping. Crowds of consumers are drawn to special offers by retailers and some people even lose their minds!
Unfortunately or fortunately, depending on your point of view this year some retailers began their Black Friday sales Thursday night!
Die hard Black Friday shoppers are those who after Thanksgiving dinner will leave the warmth of their homes and drive to stores to camp out overnight for the latest, lowest priced gadget.
Are you a Black Friday Shopper? If so, more power to ya just don’t forget to wear comfortable shoes, carry snacks and a bottle of water in a small purse and check out this 2013 Black Friday Shopping Guide.
Have Fun and Be Safe!
I don’t like shopping in the holiday madness and prefer to stay local which is why I like places like the Dutch Country Farmers Market in Middletown. My sons are older so there’s no need to wait until Christmas to buy them gifts, those days of hunting for Tickle Me Elmo, Furby or Star Wars memorabilia is long behind me. I can now enjoy leisurely shopping and watch others stress – lol!
Here’s a look inside our local Farmers’s Market
Tomorrow is Shop Small Business Saturday so come back to see which Middletown Shops I’ve featured.
Happy Black Friday – Smooches
“The objectives of Toys for Tots are to help less fortunate children throughout the United States experience the joy of Christmas; to play an active role in the development of one of our nation’s most valuable resources – our children; to unite all members of local communities in a common cause for three months each year during the annual toy collection and distribution campaign; and to contribute to better communities in the future.”
For this I wish to acknowledge and say THANK YOU to Deb Sullivan, a local Real Estate Agent for RE/Max 1st Choice, who for the last 13 years has set up mobile Drop Off Sites for Toys for Tots in the Middletown, Odessa and Townsend communities. Every year Deb or one of her agents uses their personal vehicles to serve as a drop off site in over 20 communities. The signs are posted in advance with the scheduled date and time and it has become a tradition that I and many others look forward to each year. Once I missed our scheduled date but was able to drive to another community the next day with the donation. These mobile drop off sites are an easy and convenient way to put a smile on a child’s face on Christmas morning.
Although there has been a decrease in the number of people donating those who do are giving more which is such a blessing. Toys and gifts for kids ages 3-8, are in high demand because that is the age group which mostly still believe in Santa and don’t quite understand hardships. My sons are older and I no longer have to buy toys for them so it’s fun to shop and donate in their honor.
I found this great article on a large donation from Mrs. Obama and members of the White House staff – http://praisecleveland.com/1413359/first-lady-michelle-obama-drops-off-900-gifts-for-annual-toys-for-tots-drive/?omcamp=es-wppz-nl
Hello Friends and Happy Friday Eve!
Today’s titled post; “Broken Boot Heel” makes me wonder why I bought these boots in the first place. I like the color but am no longer excited about them nor do I think they are cute. Perhaps if I had worn them with long pants or a maxi skirt? Hmm…well, I’m wearing them today but will probably donate to Goodwill before the end of the season.
What do think?
Black Gauchos – closet staple // Purple Top and Boots – Rugged Wearhouse // Blazer – GW Boutique (Goodwill)
Necklaces and Earrings – jewelry box
This morning I donated a bag of toys to Toys for Tots so I am linking up Thoughtful Thursday and Katterine’s Corner – hop on over to meet a new blogger and be inspired
Have a fantabulous afternoon – Smooches!
One of the best things about going to a Flea Market is finding different and unique items not sold in stores. At Flea Markets you can mostly find used household items and mass produced knickknacks, jewelry and clothing. However, there are occasions when you come across unique and original hand made items. “Design-A-Can” is a kisok owned and operated by Lolita, a friend from high school. In her kiosk she carries mass produced items, but she also sells hand sewn bottle and can covers. Last week she had completely sold out the can covers and was filling the display cases with these cute bottle covers. They are individually hand sewn dresses that are made to cover a normal size bottle of dish washing liquid. How cute are they, there wouldn’t be a need to hide your soap under the sink with it wearing one of these dresses.
The dress covers are individual and unique sewn in fabric that would appeal to anyone including people of different political parties. She also sells President Obama T-Shirts, sunglasses, caps and key chains; Breast Cancer Awareness items; children’s toys, and games; scarves and hair accessories, a little something for everyone. If sports is more of your interest she has pillows and blankets with NFL, NHL, and NBA logos. However, one of the cutest items I saw was the “Sunday Church Hat” hair clips which can also be worn as a scarf or lapel pin. She doesn’t make these herself but they would be perfect accessories to jazz up a suit, or hat when attending church or special family gathering.
If you are planning a special event like a birthday party, a Bridal Shower, a Super Bowl or Sports party, or even Fraternity/Sorority gathering, Lolita will accept special orders and create a unique item to make it an even more memorable. Design-A-Can kiosk is open on Tuesday, Friday and Saturday from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm, so if you are in Dover go to Spencer’s Bazaar and check her out or let me know and I’ll contact her for you.