Thanksgiving is upon us and so is holiday shopping! 

I love to shop as much as the next person, but this year I'm hoping to spend more of my hard- earned, holiday skrilla at local shops and with independent brands.

The money spent at small businesses versus box chains and big corporations makes a direct impact in the surrounding community. It helps keep small operations running and growing. It keeps your neighbors employed.

Small businesses add character to the neighborhoods they inhabit. By spending with them, you support, among many other things, the unique qualities of your community.

And, if you're shopping handmade, artisan, and locally produced goods, you're often getting something you can't buy at the big chains. You're buying quality, design, and craftsmanship.

If you're reading this, there's a good chance I'm preaching to the converted, but I'll take that as a good sign.

Wherever you are, I hope you'll shop small on Small Business Saturday, November 29th.

If you're in the Seattle area, please join me for a trunk show with one of my favorite shops and one of my favorite makers! I admire the ladies behind Butter Home and Such Sweet Tierney so much. I'm thrilled to spend the day with them and with you. I'll have some new designs and old favorites I'm eager to share.

Your RSVP helps us figure out how many treats and bottles of champagne to procure. Best of all, it enters you into one our giveaways. Mosey on over here for details:

Wishing you a Happy Thanksgiving!