Many of you know, small business has my heart...we didn't just fall into this by accident. My roots are in small business, my parents had one for over 30 years. I didn't just live it, I literally grew up above it and breathed it in every single day, in every kind of season, and every kind of climate.
We have several small businesses under our brick and mortar shop and even more that I work with and love to support across the country. These people are my tribe and I cannot wait to share five of my favorites with you! Please consider supporting one or all of these this Christmas season. You can rest assured that unlike the cashier standing at a big box store delivering small talk as quickly as possible, each one of these amazing and talented business owners does a happy dance each time an order comes through. I don't know about you, but I personally feel like 2020 could use more happy dances!
Kim approaches business with her whole heart and helps make items that feel like you belong to a sisterhood so strong you can feel the connection miles apart. I have given her items as gifts and received so many of these beauties from her...literally the perfect gift for gal pals that are five minutes or five hundred miles away!
PS...my earrings above are created by her!
Becky delivers the cutest tiered tray decor
and hand-sewn goods, adorable signs,
ornaments, and table decor. All of her items make great stocking stuffers and will help you make
this season a little bit merrier...
especially if you order for yourself
and your bestie!
Cottage Farmhouse 1872
Jana is super creative and not only sews up the most adorable decor and ornaments, but is an incredible artist as well. She hand-draws directly on her pillows
and can be seen on
social media making these amazing
pieces one by one!
The Crows Nest Sign Co
Tina has such an art of personalization
with her beautiful pieces. We have one of her
crosses and it is a treasured piece in our home.
She also offers ornaments that can be personalized
and faith centered items
that make the most lovely home accents
and gifts this time of year!
Square One Soapworks, LLC
Barb is one of my favorite locals,
and if you have had a soap conversation with me
in the shop, her soap is literally the only soap
that is always in my shower. The ingredient profile is clean, she works hard to develop each bar,
and we always end up ordering several at a time!
Spreading cheer is so easy when shopping with these small businesses. I hope that you were able to find some beautiful gifts for your favorite people on your list, and maybe one or two for yourself as well!
Stay...In The Moment,
In a shocking turn of events, much like the rest of 2020, November is looking oh-so-much different than anticipated. In the shop, we are typically elated to see our favorite customers politely excusing themselves through packed aisles and around crowded displays throughout the month, and especially at our holiday events, Black Friday, and Small Business Saturday.
Having your best interests at heart and because Wisconsin is like a south pole elf right now, gatherings, crowds, mosh pits, and the basic ol' bumping into one another, is not recommended and something we would like to avoid. In other words, we are super excited to share with you our November Small Business Saturday running from Thursday, November 19th to Monday, November 30th, 2020!
To thank all of you for all the support since reopening, the online shop and everything inside the brick & mortar will be 30% off...and the icing on the cake is that we also have gift with purchase goodies we will pack into every bag! Shop small, support your favorite makers, and stuff those stockings! We can't wait to make things a little bit merrier for you!
Beginning tomorrow the online shop pop-up will contain a 30% off code as well as our social media pages. You can shop online for complimentary local delivery (every Friday), in-store pick up, or shipping. If you head to the brick and mortar we will automatically put the discount in for you!
And as always, we appreciate you and your choice to shop small...whether that is with us or your neighbor down the street. The impact is immeasurable in joy and oftentimes unequivocally matched at supporting local community; both things we can totally and wholeheartedly stand behind.
Stay...In The Moment,
Jennifer Kalista is the face behind In The Moment Restorations offering everything from the likes of design services and paint color recommendations, to custom furniture restoration and handpicked home decor, lifestyle goods, apparel and more.