As a small business owner myself, I love to support other small businesses.
I’ll be sharing my favorite products throughout the day on Instagram stories, so be sure to follow along there!
I especially love the way Jessa Bray (from Team Simplified) put it recently in an Instagram post:
“It takes a little more intention and a couple more pennies to support a small business. ✨ I am lucky enough to have a small business of our own as well as be a full time employee at one. I’m lucky because the dream of the two individuals that started these businesses push me every single day to do better, to BE better. You want your downtown to turn into this neat atmosphere where the air is buzzing? then get downtown. Show up. You want meaningful products that reach the corners of your life that big corporations don’t understand? Then invest in the product. Refer people to the place. Recommend and review the product. Small businesses rely on people, they rely on relationships, they rely on you. You have the opportunity to directly support families, years of hard work, dreams that continue to come true everyday you walk through their door or place an order. I challenge you to show up tomorrow.”
I want to be the person that encourages small businesses, not only with my money but with my influence. I truly believe they are the heart and soul of our communities and economy.
Like I said, I am a small business owner myself. I know how each and every page view, click and purchase supports my family. It helps send my girls to dance and hires a tutor for my daughter. It helps us put gas in our tanks and food on our table. It helps us take trips to make special family memories and gives us the time to spend together. Each and every time you visit this blog and engage in our community, you are supporting my family. So, thank YOU!
My Favorite Small Shops
My Printables Shop – I launched my very own printable products last year and I’ve been so blown away by your support! (Thank you!!) I’m offering a special Shop Small Saturday/Cyber Monday deal with a WHOPPING 50% off my products! Use code THANKYOU. The code is good through Monday, December 2 at 11:59 pm.
Emily Ley (Simplified Planners) – I’ve used her Simplified Planners for years and LOVE them! I wrote all of my thoughts about them here in this post. I love all of her products and honestly have most of them. Many of those products are on sale right now.
Amanda Owens Art – My friend Amanda is an incredibly talented watercolor artists. Her specialty is painting homes, which you can submit for custom work. But her historic doors series is one of my favorites! She even has holiday art in her shop. Go check her out and make a note to order a special custom home painting from her!
Cultivate What Matters (Power Sheets & Write the Word Journals) – This was a new favorite shop of mine in 2018. I used their Power Sheets goal planners for the first time and LOVED them. I was intimidated at first, but man do they work for setting goals and achieving them. You will love these! I also use her Write the Word Journals for my devotions. Love that they are simple and allow me to use the tool without being overwhelming. Click here to shop their huge Black Friday sale!
Antique Candle Co. – If you’ve been around here for any length of time you know that I doubly love these candles from a small shop in Indiana. I was able to meet the sweet owner, Brittany, this summer and love, love, love her heart and mission for her company. All candles are hand-poured and smell AMAZING! All candles are currently 30% off while supplies last.
Mama Needs Box – My friend Jenn launched this amazing subscription box for Mama’s who need some self care. Each month there will be a theme and items will center around that theme! This month’s theme is Mama Needs JOY! I was on her podcast earlier this year and love her mission! Today (November 30) is the last day to get the December box. Use code MAMANEEDS for free shipping!
Native Deodorant – Along the lines of being more natural (like my oils), I have fallen in love with this all-natural deodorant. I tried several before landing on this brand. But it works and I LOVE it! I personally use the Coconut & Vanilla scent, but they are all awesome! Use the code BLACK to get $10 off your purchase of $30 or more.
Laurel Browning Art – I love Laurel’s unique take on southern themed scenes and the holidays. I have several of her paintings in my home and LOVE them! She mostly sells her artwork through local shops, but sometimes will list items in her Etsy store. Follow her on Instagram to see what she’s painting.
Sweet Pineapple – if you are local to me (Huntsville, Alabama area), then I highly recommend my favorite gift shop called Sweet Pineapple! They carry the cutest stuff, including Laurel Browning paintings!
Matilda Jane – I love this brand of clothing for my girls because it keeps them little girls for just a little longer. The clothes are so sweet! I even love some of the mama clothing. And I love that I’m supporting local mamas who are selling the products.
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