Thanksgiving is such a warm and wonderful holiday.
I love seeing all your photos of family gathered for the special day.
I am one that does not promote shopping on Thanksgiving.
However, our family does have a tradition of going out for
Black Friday and Small Business Saturday.
“Ok, but first shop local”
Hubby and I went out again Saturday morning.
First we did some errands to the USPS and Bank.
But then, it was all about the local Boutiques in our community.
Our first purchase was at the Mainstream Boutique.
One of my former students is one of the owners.
We were actually hoping our first stop would be at the CJ Patisserie
for a little breakfast pastry...but they were closed for the weekend.
We were quite disappointed.
Next stop was our Mall.
We visited Riddles Jewelry,
The Hallmark Gift Store,
And Bur Mars, owned and managed
by one of Hubby’s Classmates.
Here we are at the Catching Fireflies Boutique,
Also locally owned and super friendly.
We spent most of our time downtown.
The Karisma Boutique, has women’s clothing & accessories upstairs
and menswear downstairs.
They share their space with Lost & Found Occasionals.
Since I didn’t take a photo, here is their most recent Instagram Post.
I loved browsing in there.
When we were leaving, they wanted to take a photo
of us for their Facebook page.
So, I asked if I could take a photo of them
to share with you here.
It was a successful shopping day!
Since we didn’t get a pastry for breakfast,
we were quite hungry for lunch.
Keeping it local, we had a Burger here at the Circus.
Yes, that is their entire kitchen.
It is amazing the variety of food they can prepare,
and it is always delicious!
Support your local businesses,
not only on this special Saturday, but always!
But, what did we do on Black Friday?
Shopping, of course.
This photo was taken in our family in December 2008.
Our daughters were both home from college
and had an impromptu Sister Slumber Party,
each sleeping at opposite ends of our sectional.
That piece of furniture has been
well loved over the decades.
This fall, we have been shopping around
looking for suitable replacements.
That was our mission on Black Friday.
It is soon time to put all the fall decor in storage
and bring out the Christmas Trees.
I look forward to wrapping those gifts
and hiding them under the tree!