Show some holiday love this “Small Business Saturday”

Thanksgiving is only 15 days away- the official beginning of Christmas shopping madness. I am happy to say that I began hunting for gifts in March- no last minute craziness for me, although I do enjoy it.

However, this season I vowed to shop a little differently. I want to purchase the majority of my Christmas gifts from local businesses.

Small Business Saturday, the Saturday following Thanksgiving, was created as a counterpart to the Black Friday and Cyber Monday. It is a day created to support local businesses that create jobs and boost the economy. “For every $100 spent at a local business, $68 returns to the community,” states Civic Economics.

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Pastel prints for a Saturday night

Lately I have gotten into a rut. I have the same three pairs of pants in rotation, two of which are solid black. I needed to break the cycle with something completely out of the box. Something bright, bold, and crazy. So, Saturday night I dug out my pastel patterned denim. I purchased them last winter on clearance at Macy’s, my favorite store if you haven’t noticed. They were $7.99 to be exact, practically a steal.

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