We were super excited to get a visit from the Local Shops girl a few days ago. If you're not familiar with Local Shops1, you need to be. The Local Shops girl is the face of this great resource, and she's out visiting businesses in the area, snapping a few photos along the way. Funny thing was, right after this photo was taken, there was another gal in front of the store taking a picture of my sign. I went out and introduced myself. Although she preferred to remain rather mysterious (ok fine, so for some reason she just didn't want to talk to me much), she did tell me that she's taking photos for a tourist-type coffee table book. Hmm, Kookie Krums may be gracing your table in more ways than one someday!! Anyway, I digress . . .
Local Shops1 is a great online source to find independant, local businesses. And as you know, I am all about supporting the local economy. You can sign up for FREE as a shopper to get your card, then take advantage of special discounts and offers from the listed merchants. You can also search by category to find just what you're looking for.
In these times, I encourage you to shop local first, and keep your dollars in your community. This is an easy way to do it. And a good reminder to look cute every day - you just never know who will be stopping by for a picture with you!!