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    Deals, Steals and Ways to Give Back (Black Friday to Giving Tuesday)

Deals, Steals and Ways to Give Back (Black Friday to Giving Tuesday)

Tomorrow starts a round of shopping that is geared towards finding the perfect deal…and gift for everyone on your list. I have compiled each of the “specific” dates, what each means and what you can expect. I have also added details about Giving Tuesday–have you heard about it? It’s another way to spend your dollars–by donating to charity. Cool concept, right?

Black Friday
Probably the most known–and definitely the longest running–Black Friday is considered the start of holiday shopping.  It starts tomorrow–Friday, November 28th. Soooo the day after Thanksgiving crowds of consumers are drawn to special offers by retailers.

Small Business Saturday

By |November 28th, 2014|Uncategorized

Gift Tip: Creating a concise list w/ the Gift Trail Map

Check out this gift trail map from Money Expert, Dave Ramsey. The guide is supposed to help you figure out the middle ground when it comes to Christmas gift giving. It can be a tricky world of whom to include …family (extended, close) and friends (Facebook, acquaintances) while staying on budget. 

By |November 19th, 2014|Uncategorized

Event Recap: Wine Women & Shoes Event

It’s hard to resist an event called Wine Women & Shoes, I mean the event name says it all, doesn’t it? This is an event that celebrates some of our most favorite things (refer back to the title) and includes a fashion show (hosted by Natalie Pasquarella from WSOC-TV), shoe salon, makeovers and “Shoe Guys”.  “Shoe Guys” are fit and friendly men from the community who walk around the event presenting the latest shoe styles on silver trays, share fun facts on the art of wine and shoe pairing and sell raffle tickets.

For the second year, Charlotte has embraced this event which was [...]

By |November 12th, 2014|Uncategorized

The Spotlight: Mouth

Mouth says they exist to feed hungry customers, and to help indie food companies thrive.They love discovering people making food, not companies. They love handmade and small batch…what they call “indie food”. Here’s an example of one of my favorite baskets. I think the name got me but the contents sound like they would make for a wonderful morning too.

Breakfast in Bed Gift Bag

Here’s what the bag includes: 

BACON CINNAMON ROLLS MADE BY QUEEN CITY COOKIES
HONEY MAPLE CREAM BY BUMBLEBERRY
STRAWBERRY BALSAMIC JAM MADE BY ANARCHY IN A JAR
BLUEBERRY POPPED TART MADE BY MAGPIES BAKESHOP
BROOKLYN ROASTING CO.’S [...]

By |November 2nd, 2014|Uncategorized