Shop Small Saturday | My Favorites to Support

Hi friend!  How’s your Thanksgiving weekend going?  We’re having a lovely weekend eating leftovers, binge watching Holiday Baking Championship and baking more desserts!

Elliott and I had a bake-off last night. I made Pineapple Upside Down Cake and he make Carrot Cake. Both were delicious! But the best dessert, in my opinion, is the Salted Caramel Pots de Creme I made for Thanksgiving. If you like that kind of thing, you HAVE to make it. Soooo yummy!

And, I ran the longest run of my life – 16 miles! I’m counting my lucky stars I felt good afterwards! It only took me 3 hours and 7 minutes! The marathon is quickly approaching – January 14! I’ll be happy to finish it in 5 hours.

I’ve also been taking advantage of the awesome sales and did some Black Friday shopping yesterday.

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!


Shop Small Saturday

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Embroidered Travel Bag | How cute are these little bags for travel or whatever you choose to store in them?! You could toss this bag in your purse to hold lipsticks or other makeup on the go. Love that you can personalized these too!

Stud Earrings | A perfect pair of stud earrings that come is several colors and are .25″ in diameter.

Colleen Rothschild Lip Trio | My favorite beauty brand delivers again! This lip trio is great and it comes with the cutest velvet pouch. The lip kit includes a brown sugar lip moisturizer, brown sugar lip scrub, and a butter lip mask in brown sugar.

Bow Mug | This sweet little mug is covered in bows and gives off the perfect amount of preppy chic for the coffee, tea, or cocoa drinker in your world.

Christmas Memory Book | A great little notebook to fill in with all your Christmas memories over the years. I love how traditional it looks.

Leopard Tech Kit | This little tech kit comes with 10 tech essentials including a 3-in-1 charging cable and block, earphones, password cheat sheet, phone/tablet stand, cord organizer, and more all in a cute blush vegan leather leopard case.

Christmas Trees | How cute are these bottle brush trees with the sweet twist of icing and sprinkles on top?! Add some whimsy to your decor this Christmas with these cute guys.

Tumbler Name Tag | Never lose your tumbler again with this super cute name tag.

Christmas Pillow | Very Merry Christmas with this needlepoint pillow. This pillow measures 9 x 15 and makes a big statement.

Name Ring Stack | A perfect gift for a mom with this sweet stack of name rings.

Birthstone Necklace | Or a personalized birthstone necklace with initial letters.

Pickleball Paddle | Have you fallen in love with Pickleball yet? It’s all the rage in Houston and I have several friends that love it. This pickleball paddle would make the perfect gift for any lover of the sport with its sweat proof tennis grip handle.

Personalized Vintage Sweatshirt | Add your own spin to these super cute sweatshirts! You get to personalize it with an embroidered saying of your choice in the color of your choice.


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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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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