Sweet Potatoes, Smashfest and Small Business Saturday!

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Wow; it’s a busy holiday week! We’re rolling together 3 different topics into this one post, to encourage you to keep your holiday plans local and stress-free! Continue reading

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The Local Green and Gluten Free Bat Mitzvah – Post 1

It is hard to believe my first born is getting ready for her Bat Mitzvah. I am not sure what is harder: the reality of her being 13 soon or the reality that I am 13 years older than the day. Either way, I am so happy for her, watching her grow and change with each task. Being a Bat Mitzvah is not one of those small tasks. She has been working hard and as time gets a closer she her efforts will increase. Continue reading

Local and Green Invitation Options

There comes a time in most lives where an invite is necessary. A simple word of mouth, phone call or text can work just fine for most events. However, for larger events we all are faced with choices.
Do we go with paper or electronic?
Only you can make that decision, but here are some helpful tips to help you chose!
Green Alert: You may consider using online communication  for your event versus paper. For example, post all directions and hotel information online -avoiding printing paper. Also, don’t forget thank you notes! You’ll want to consider the same earth-friendly options for these, too.

TBT: Sofia’s at Carr Mill Mall

For Throwback Thursday, here’s a short article we wrote last year about some great jeans we found at Sofia’s, one of our favorite Carrboro stores. This unique and charming store has been so successful that they are opening Shoetique, also in Carr Mill Mall, today, November 6th!, To celebrate this grand opening, they are having a Fly London trunk show from noon-7pm. Stop by and support this great local business!

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Green and Local Halloween Costumes

Happy Halloween!

Are you like me? Really wanted to dress up, but just never got to finish (or start) your costume …

Have no fear – there is still time to find a costume in Chapel Hill!

Did you know that Dance Design in Ram’s Plaza has over 700 costumes for rent!  Perhaps a few less to choose from at this point for today – but I bet there is something you can find!

And for those want the Vintage Look – I have several suggestions:

Clothing Warehouse on Franklin Street – may  have those final touches! Perhaps you are in need of a pair of sunglasses, a jacket or a special t-shirt. Stop by and check them out!

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They still have MANY options for the perfect costume!

Still looking for the perfect accessory for the costume? Perhaps something with sparkles? Or perhaps you need a boa or vintage jewelry. Try one of the many thrift shops in the area – children and adults alike can find something perfect!

Crafty? Want to make your costume from scratch. Two places not to miss:

KatieBeth’s Learning Garden – Lots of crafts and supplies – both new and consigned.

For those willing to venture outside of Chapel Hill – You will not be disappointed at the Scrap Exchange and it’s new location.

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It is not too late to have the coolest costume without leaving Chapel Hill and Durham.

Happy Halloween!