3.23.2020

Shopping Small Means Everything


I can't not think of a better time to support our community than the time we are in right now.  It is definitely unprecedented and scary and I worry about all the shops and restaurants and how they will make it work for them.  Will my precious family owned donut shop be ok?  Will my family owned dry cleaners with two darling girls fare alright?  Will the restaurants we love so much in our neighborhood be able to make it?  How about the small stores and businesses?  I know they must be heavy with thoughts about their people and their bills. I think about them all the time.  ❤


Now more than ever we have the ability to shop small and truly impact another person's life.  Their online shop may just provide extra money for their family or it may help support them and others with the brick and mortar.  I have been thinking about so many with businesses I love and support and realized the best way for me to share would be in a full blog post.  I really stand behind these businesses and the people who run them.  I shop them often, I own precious things from them and hope you will check them out with any needs you have during this uncertain time.  The best thing we can do is to support our economy that is so unsure, and shopping small is my contribution.  If I could order out from every single restaurant we love I would, most of them are already closed.  I will most definitely be buying gift cards from them to share with others the second I am able.



Here are all my recommendations and as you go through them you will recognize names and companies I wear and use all the time.  I have separated them by category to help you make sense of them! We may all be home and quarantining ourselves but you can still shop for Easter baskets, get a new dress or two for around the house and after, happy up your bar area, and start an antique collection.  I may or may not have already done all of these things.

Ok, I did. 

All things Easter ... 


Emily McCarthy - custom Easter baskets + goodies for inside

Taylor Beach Design - trays, cups, gifts galore, every single thing is so cute!

Clothes ...


Emily McCarthy - Emily's new line is amazing + lots of cute items, shoes and jewelry

August Morgan - I have worn a AM dress every single day for four days and I love them!

Elizabeth Wilson Designs - ruffles and gingham heaven, the best feel good clothes

Willow Park Boutique - currently 35% off sitewide with code THANKYOU35

James Ascher - clothes, shoes and bags!! $20 e-card with every order of $100+

The Grove - great new arrivals and the cutest summer things!!  Plus ... who doesn't love a shipment from Florida

Brooke Wright - such a sweet friend with darling clothes and the most precious headbands.  I am completely in love with her new dresses!

Collyn Raye - I love this sweet girl and her darling and super comfortable clothes!


Bags + Luggage ...


Barrington Gifts - I am planning multiple trips when the ban is lifted 🎉
Currently 20% off with code TOGETHER which is perfect for travel and upcoming graduation.

Crab & Cleek - amazing tote bags!! My favorite tote is my large monogram one with the plaid letters, you can customize them and they are darling!  They make the best graduation gifts. 


Jewelry ...


Hazen & Co. - (check out the coupons in this blog post)

Lisi Lerch - 30% off site wide

Hunter Blake - the prettiest statement earrings!

Jane Allen - beautiful timeless pieces and perfect for a time when you may need something special


Needlepoint ... 


Lycette Designs - online currently under construction



Needlepoint.com - online


The Nimble Needle - local Atlanta shop


Antiques + Home Items ...


PKL The Cellar - sales multiple times during the week

Turner & Moss Vintage Home - sale every Wed at 8 pm

K Sweigart Collection - sale every Tuesday at 6:30 pm


Waiting On Martha Home - always open online


Food ... you can order for yourself or send a happy package to someone you can't see!


Callies Charleston Biscuits - the BEST biscuits + some incredible pimento cheese and cheese crisps

Southern Baked Pie - both savory and sweet pies, you can order for you and for your neighbors

Artists ... 


Evelyn Henson - her 100 days of happy book is perfect right now!

Kayce Hughes Art - daily original art you can snag for your home

Maizie Clarke - the cutest girl with such beautiful things!!  I love her drawings and can get lost in her feed really quickly.  If you are looking to have something drawn for you, this girl is a whiz!

For Pete's Sake Pottery - darling things and her Easter collection has me dreaming of a huge celebration even if it is just the five of us!


Paper Goods + Stationery ...


Sweet Caroline Designs - the perfect time to order some snail mail cards, I love every single thing Caroline creates and not to mention she is one of my closest friends

Taylor Beach Designs - platters, paper, ice buckets, all things party related

Giddy Paperie - stationery, art, coffee cups

Annechovie - coffee to go mugs, matches, coffee cups

Natalie Chang Studio - cups, napkins and all things paper for your home!

Ruby Stripe - the prettiest wrapping paper and darling gifts! This is the best wrapping paper source and one I use for my gifts. 

Sequins + Lipstick - sweetest mama with the cutest things, the idea girl for your custom party list.  She can outfit you from top to bottom for any event you have!

Children's clothing ...

Young, Wild and Friedman – She makes the cutest sensory kits and activities for kids, I so wish my kids were still really young for these!

The Beaufort Bonnet Company – The most adorable clothes for kids!! According to my friend Caroline they usually have a weekly deal so make sure and check that out and sign up for their emails. Free Shipping right now and 25% off shoes with code SHOEWEE

The Bow Next Door – The prettiest bows I have ever seen for sure!

Smocked Auctions – Smocked clothing, pjs and swimwear for children, currently offering Free Shipping over $100 and 25% off all knits with promo code KNIT25.  The cute pink heart pjs I was wearing this week are from this darling shop, they have a few adult things!

Little English Clothing – classic children’s boys and girls clothing, precious things! They currently have 20% off select spring items. 

If you have any questions pop me an email ... and when you order from a small business more than ever they will be doing serious happy dances!

Happy Monday to you all, stay safe!!

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