Shop Small, Shop Local 2018 Toledo Guide

There are so many benefit to shopping small, not just on Small Business Saturday, but every day!!

Benefits of Shopping Small, Shopping Local…..

  1. You’ll help create jobs in the community
  2. Your tax dollars stay local.
  3. Small businesses give back to the neighborhood.
  4. Shopping at one local business helps other local businesses.
  5. Small businesses offer more unique products.
  6. It helps keep communities diverse
  7. You lesson the environmental impact of your purchases.

Source: https://co-opcreditunions.org/6-really-important-reasons-to-shop-on-small-business-saturday/

Here are just a few of the many awesome local small businesses located in Toledo & the surrounding area. Please be sure to show them your love and “like”, and/or, “follow” them on social media, and be sure to stop in to the brick and mortar shops, introduce yourself, & inquire about deals, yes, small businesses also have some great bargains!

Bowinkles Children’s Boutique

Phone: 567-455-5939

Address: 5627 Main St, Sylvania, OH 43560

Website: www.bowinklesboutique.com

Hours: M-F: 10AM – 5:30PM, SAT: 10AM – 5PM, SUN: CLOSED

Shop local this holiday season with Bowinkles. New Fall and holiday arrivals plus all sales items Buy 2, Get 1 Free!

HarperLee Jewelry

Website:https://www.etsy.com/shop/harperleejewelry

Raw metal transformed into custom keepsake jewelry!

Julia’s Ornaments

Phone: Call or text 419-442-8037

Website: https://m.facebook.com/JuliasOrnaments/

Email: jmelvis@aol.com

All ornaments are handmade and hand painted….custom orders welcomed, such as names, birthdays, current year, player number for sport related ornaments, and colored glitter. Ornaments cost $10 & $2 to personalize.

LuLaRoe Em Elizabeth

Owner: Emily Sicilia

Phone: 419-806-9242

Website: www.facebook.com/lularoeemelizabeth

Clothing for all ages and sizes! Visit the facebook shopping group to enjoy weekly specials throughout the holiday season! Also contact Em to set up an appointment to shop the Toledo Boutique to take advantage of in person specials!

NeverMore Used Bookstore

Phone: (419) 593-0093

Address: 2856 W Sylvania Ave, Toledo, OH 43613

Website: https://nevermore-used-bookstore.business.site/

Hours: Mon.-Thurs. 10am-6pm & Friday-Sunday 10am-5pm

Find that hidden gem or a favorite popular fiction or nonfiction book for a great price!! They carry books for the entire family…kids, teens, tweens, young adult, adult. They also take clean, good condition books on trade for in-store credit which buys you 25% off purchases!!

Reger’s Church Supplies & Religious Gifts

Phone: (419) 474-4740

Address: 4100 Secor Rd, Toledo, OH 43623

Website: https://www.regers.com/

Hours: Mon – Fri 9:30am – 5pm & Sat 9:30am – 3pm

Get all your Advent & Christmas products here! Reger’s Christian gift store serves all denominations of the Christian faith, including churches, clergy, and individual Christians.

Stella’s Lots of Knots

Owner: Stephanie Bird

Phone: (231) 736-8315

Website: www.etsy.com/shop/StellasLotsofKnots

Stella’s Lots of Knots is offering free shipping through the holidays or local pick up! Also, use coupon code LOCAL during checkout to receive 20% off your order!

Thistle and Thorn

Phone: (419) 261-9166

Address: 2746 W Sylvania Ave, Toledo, OH 43613

Website: https://www.facebook.com/LavenderBayLLC/

Hours: Mon-Fri. 10am-5pm, Saturday 10am-3pm, & closed Sunday

Thistle and Thorn is a locally owned full service florist and gift shop. See coupon below to save $10!!

Show the following image at checkout to receive $10 off any Fall Arrangement!

Twice But Nice

Phone: (419) 475-7368

Address: 2850 W Sylvania Ave, Toledo, OH 43613

Website: https://www.facebook.com/Twice-But-Nice-359138284202297/

Hours: Mon.-Sat. 10am-7pm & Sunday 11am-5pm

Show the following image coupon to receive $5 off of $30 or more!!

Motherhood in your 20s vs 30s

This week’s podcast is up! (Click on link below) This week’s topic, starting a family in your 20s vs your 30s. Feel free to share with friends & engage in the topic via a comment below…when did you become a mom, in your 20s or 30s?

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Santa Sightings around Toledo

Santa Sightings!! Are you serious Clark?! Lol!

Here are what we have thus far…be sure to check back, we will be updating as sightings of the Jolly man with the beard as white as snow come in…

SANTA’S GRAND ARRIVAL at Franklin Park Friday, Nov. 16, 10:00 am – Noon

Bring your littles to Macy’s court to welcome Saint Nick. Cheer as he rides in on the train at 10:00 a.m., listen to a story read by Crystal the elf, make a holiday countdown chain and of course visit with Santa and capture the moment with a professional photo memory.

Visit with Santa Claus @ Shops at Levis Commons November 17 – December 23

Bring the whole family (and your camera!) to visit Santa and Mrs. Claus (on special dates) – share your Wish List with Santa Claus in the updated Santa House courtesy of our friends at Arhaus.  Take FREE photos with your own camera and share on Social Media #LifeAtLevis for a chance to win great Levis Commons prizes!

Santa’s Magical arrival Nov. 23rd 5:30-7:30pm @ The Shops At Fallen Timbers

(In-between Forever 21 & Kay Jewelers) DJ kicks it off at 5:30pm & costume character from Laurels Princesses, Toledo Mud Hens, & BG…santa due to arrive on a lit-up firetruck at 6:45pm, followed by a magical fireworks show!!

Nov. 24th & 25th 12-3pm @ Duke Farms, 44 West Samaria, Michigan 48182

$5 gets you a picture with Mr. & Mrs. Clause (using your own camera, photographer will cost more), Bonfire w/s’mores, carriage rides, & visit in the petting farm!!

Have you seen him? Please comment below with any Santa Spottings around town…

Mom on the go Podcast!

Click on link below to listen to our first episode! And we need your help…each episode we will be debating hot topics related to motherhood, nothing is off limits, we will take on any topic nothing is too controversial! So, comment below with your topic ideas today & be sure to tune in to our next episode (published every Saturday morning). So grab some wine, basket of laundry, & listen in….

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