Shop Small Saturday

Hi friend!  How’s your Thanksgiving weekend going?  I had a sweet surprise where I got to spend some time with Jordan and it was lovely!!  We played, we baked pop tarts and more of Rhonda’s chocolate chip cookies, we cuddled, we played basketball and watched Gilmore Girls.  She calls it “GG” and when we have alone time, it’s “just the Gs”.  She’s so special!

Did you do any Black Friday shopping yesterday?  I thought the sales have been really good.  See my picks here.

Today, we celebrate and support the small shops that are working hard to fulfill their dreams and support their families.  Here are a few of my faves with more at the bottom of this post!


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1 • Such a sweet gift for anyone looking to represent their loved one with their birthstones. I love the stacked look too.

2 • Choose your favorite colors and design the perfect personalized phone case.

3 • Another personalized option for a gift for a bridesmaid, mother, sister, or Grandma, to name a few. Love the additional star added to this necklace.

4 • For the one that loves a good monogram, this pullover is too cute.

5 • This would make a great hostess gift. Who doesn’t love a good cheeseboard?!

6 • This marble polymer tray is sure to please with the personalization and classic look. Such a pretty way to hold rings or other trinkets.

7 • This one has my stationary loving heart. This embosser is such a great gift and perfect for the upcoming Christmas card season.

8 • So simple and so beautiful. I love the simplicity of these stockings and they go perfectly with any decor style.

9 • Elevate your cocktail this season with this personalized ice cube tray. How special!

10 • Oh my goodness! How cute are these hand embroidered dog collars?! The hand embroidery truly makes these look so unique and handmade. Several colors to choose from.

11 • What a beautiful way to capture the memory of your home. Love this idea for someone’s first home or even to remember a home they just moved from.

12 • So cute! Love a good personalization and these jackets are just too cute.

13 • Look how nice this makes your charging station look.

14 • Such a delicate piece of jewelry. You could add initials of each of your kids or a special someone.

15 • It will be so fun to buy for Luke this Christmas. I’ve got my eye on this personalized dog bed. Washable is a must and this one comes in several colors.

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And on this special Shop Small Saturday, I wanted to highlight a few of my favorite small shops:

The Amish Craftsman – a personal friend, Kim and her husband have owned and operated this furniture store for almost 20 years.  Their darling young son sends Jordan home with the sweetest notes! 🙂

Arianna Belle – she sells gorgeous, high end pillows and the ones I bought from her have stood the test of time.  Still stylish and in great shape on my living room sofa!  This leopard pillow is still my fave, I have the 20×20 size.

Being for Skin & Soul – all natural, vegan luxurious bath and body products

Benevolance LA – mostly known for their stunning Mexican blankets, but also have dainty jewelry and jewelry boxes. Y’all know I love my MAMA necklace

Big Blue Whale – if you’re in Houston, this toy shop in the Heights is a treasure and feels so special inside.  We always go there for kids’ birthday gifts.

Courtney Barton – a personal friend with the sweetest heart and such unique, special finds!

Day Designer – I love their free desktop and phone wallpapers, but it’s also my choice of paper day planner.  I already bought my 2023 planner, I should have waited for the sale!

Elyse Breanne Design – floral inspired paper goods and more.  I’ve ordered several times from her shop and her items always put a smile on my face

Humble Chic – gorgeous, chic jewelry.  These feather earrings are a pair I wear often.  And I just realized they have wall art and scarves too!

JLM Design – vinyl stickers, because I’m still 12 years old at heart

Joy Bead Bracelets – I have a stack and my favorites are the personalized beaded bracelets with my kids’ names.

Joy Jolt – lovely storage jars, glassware, including wine glasses.  I have this storage set,

Labrador Design Co – custom handmade wooden trays, I have a large one in my living room

Makeup By Mari – my friend and talented makeup artist in Houston.  She also sells her own line of makeup & it’s good- especially the lip gloss!

Original Stationery Store – crafty gifts for kids, Jordan wants the slime kit

Pet Republic – pet supplies, I’m excited to fill a stocking for Luke!

Preppy Prodigy – from Austin, Texas, Jennifer makes quality school and office supplies for the modern family

Print Smitten – custom gifts and keepsakes. I use these personalized wooden gift tags year after year

Russo’s  New York Pizzaria – friends of our family with Italian food to die for.  It’s the only pizza James will eat!

Smirly – awesome cutting boards, charcuterie boards, I have the pull-out style

Sweet Water Decor – thoughtful home goods, currently burning this candle in my kitchen

Saint Posh – planner accessories – the routine cards are darling and handy

If you are delighted by any of these small shops, your order & positive review helps them tremendously!

Have a fantastic day friend!

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Meet Megan

Hi! I’m Megan, mom to a thoughtful teenager and spunky young girl. We call Houston home and recently moved into our dream home. I traded my lawyer hat to become a full-time blogger in 2010. I love sharing my passion for affordable fashion, home decor, organization, & fitness to help inspire you to take care of you!

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