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Shop Local on Small Business Saturday & Support Your Community: Here are Some Ideas!

Hi TBSH friends! We are just a couple short days away from Thanksgiving! After eating our way through loads of turkey, stuffing, and pie we often turn our focus to SHOPPING for holiday gifts. The day immediately after Thanksgiving, Black Friday, is a huge day of shopping that many people partake in. Great for all kinds of big name national retail stores. But, what about our local community?

This year I’d like for you to think about shopping local on Small Business Saturday! We have many great ladies that are running their own small businesses right here in our own neighborhoods with a variety of different products from which to choose! Ladies that would love to help you mark some gifts off of your lists and be truly grateful for your business! In this post I’d like to highlight some of these small businesses to consider purchasing some of your holiday gifts from whether it is this Saturday or any other time! Please scroll through to see just a small sampling of what everyone offers from jewelry, to handbags, to makeup, to home accessories, to personalized items and more!

* Several studies have shown that when you buy from an independent, locally-owned business, rather than a nationally-owned business, significantly more of your money is used to make purchases from other local businesses and service providers — continuing to strengthen the economic base of the community. When you shop from me and these other independent business owners, you are helping to generate income that will be spent directly in your own community!

* If you are reading this from another city or state and see something you like please reach out. Many of these offerings are available on line and can be shipped directly to you! Please also consider shopping with your own local small businesses!

Kate Pernoud – Masion Pernoud Antiques & Home Decor – Kate has the most gorgeous antique and home decor items! Some she has brought back from France and Belgium and some of her own custom made pieces. I’m in love with so many of them! From the soft pillows to the onyx accessories and more! For Small Business Saturday Kate is offering 25% off of pieces that are over $100. You can shop at Memorial Antiques and Interiors (bldg 2) located at 8731 Katy Freeway in Houston on Saturday from 10am – 6pm and Sunday from 1pm – 5pm or, you can email Kate for personal assistance at



Julie CarrilloBeauty Counter – Beautycounter creates safer and effective skin care and cosmetics for women and families. Julie can help you find the best gift for the skin care and makeup enthusiast on your list! Order directly from Julie or via her website highlighted above.



Bridgette Penel India Hicks – A spirited lifestyle brand offering luxury handbags, totes, jewelry, scarves, home fragrances, and more! Bridgette can help you find the perfect gift for the person on your list with discriminating taste! You can order directly from Bridgette or via her website highlighted above.



Me –  Stella & Dot –  Known for our boutique style jewelry and accessories as well as our latest edition, Covet, which features luxe fine jewelry and leather accessories. I can help you find the perfect gift for the fashionista on your list! Today through Sunday, November 27 we are also offering 25% off select styles and an extra 25% off sale items! You can order directly from me our via my website highlighted above!




Monica Rosenstein –  Younique Cosmetics – Known for their Touch Mineral Liquid Foundation, Moodstruck 3D Fiber Lashes, Moodstruck Minerals Pigment Eyeshadow Powders, and Royalty skin care products. Let Monica help you find the perfect gift for the glamour girl on your list! Order directly from Monica or via her website highlighted above.



Monique Long – Look No Further – Located at 8700 Long Point Road, Suite 206 in Houston, Texas, Look No Further offers customizable items, personal accessories, and seasonal items. For more information you can contact Monique at or join her Facebook page!



Thanks in advance for SHOPPING SMALL!!


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