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Shop Small Business Saturday, November 26th

Shop Small Business Saturday, November 26th

As a representative of the community, I have always felt that we needed something; something that would help push consumers to visit and support their local neighborhood's businesses. And here I find Small Business Saturday®. This Saturday, November 26th will be the 2nd annual Small Business Saturday®. It is
"a day dedicated to supporting small businesses on one of the busiest shopping weekends of the year."

This national campaign is sponsored by American Express and is reminding people to shop at their local businesses. All you have to do is buy one thing from your favorite small business and that would help strengthen your community and its economy.

Local Black Friday Hours

Local Black Friday Hours

*Hours will be updated as information comes in. Make sure to check in for the added details.

For more fun holiday ideas, visit our Holiday Shop Stop for gifts, entertaining and recipes.

Tourmaline - A Different Birthstone for October

Tourmaline - A Different Birthstone for October

Sure, we all know that opal was determined to be the official birthstone for October by the American National Association of Jewelers in 1912, but how many know that TOURMALINE was chosen as a co-equal birthstone?  Not many, unfortunately.

Tourmaline is a fantastic jewel.  The name comes from the Sri Lankan language and means "stone of many colors."  An ancient legent says that tourmaline got its color by traveling through the rainbow, gathering all the colors found there as it passed through.  How true that is.  This gemstone ranges in color from deep, almost opaque, green to a translucent raspberry red.

Because of the many colors found in this wonderful gemstone, it is very versatile

Sports Fans Can Now Customize Their "Best Seat in the House"!

Sports Fans Can Now Customize Their "Best Seat in the House"!

Perfect for sports enthusiasts, the La-Z-Boy Furniture Galleries are providing a new “must have” game day accessory -- the new La-Z-Boy XZipit® sports recliner.  These generously-sized rocker or wall recliners can be customized with favorite team logos on a panel that zips in and out of the seat back with a patented hidden zipper design for easy customization. 

“Devoted fans can outfit their recliner with logos from the NBA including the Sacramento Kings famous logo, NCAA including Cal, Stanford and USC emblems, MLB including the San Francisco Giants or Oakland A’s logo and many more,” said Liz Reego, owner of six Northern California La-Z-Boy Furniture Galleries stores.  “Then, once the season is over, a quick removal of the panel transforms the back of the recliner from game-day support to everyday coziness!”

And, because comfort and style preferences vary as widely as sports team loyalties, these fan recliners come in two different sizes: "Champ," a

Executive Summary | Links for your weekend | 09.02.11

Executive Summary | Links for your weekend | 09.02.11

[Unpacked my kitchen stuff and my appliances are all out on the counter. Easy access = actual use. Smoothies FTW!] | [Saks September Fashion catalog. I don't shop at Saks, but apparently my landlord's daughter does. And since they don't actually live here, what's the harm in browsing the pages a little, right?] | [Lip gloss pencil] | [Last night's game. We lost, but I got to spend a wonderful 3 hours staring at Tony Romo walk the sidelines with a headset on]

It's been exactly a week since our stuff was finally delivered, and I've been in major unpacking and cleaning mode all week (with a small project for my old employer thrown in...yay for work!). The dust is really kicking my allergies and eczema into high gear, so we're heading to Ikea this weekend to grab some more storage and unpack the rest of this stuff. Things are fitting in quite nicely, though!

"Like" Our Facebook Page and You Could Win a Spa Getaway!

"Like" Our Facebook Page and You Could Win a Spa Getaway!

Wouldn't you love a romantic getaway at a hotel in Lodi's wine country? One winner will get dinner, wine, massages and a 2-night stay at the Wine & Roses Hotel, Restaurant and Spa in Lodi - worth nearly $1,000! Check it out:

Wine & Roses has created the ultimate Romance Package, tantalizing all of the senses during a two night stay. Luxuriate in the spa, savor in the restaurant before you're enveloped in the comfort of your private suite.