# Shop local
Simple ways we can support small businesses impacted by COVID-19
Woman holding closed sign and cryingTim Douglas/Pexels. “60 to 80% of all new jobs come from small businesses.” — U.S. Small Business Association. “For every $100 spent at local small businesses, $68 returns to the community.” — Civic Economics.
Find tasty food, unique arts & crafts, and live music at this farmer's market in Lakewood Ranch!
Enjoy this Farmer’s Market in Lakewood Ranch at Waterside. It’s an awesome place to come and browse some unique vendors and crafts, and other items. You can also enjoy handmade foods on the spot as well as shop from the local farmers. You’ll also find uniquely designed arts and crafts, jewelry, fresh flowers, and take in the live music while sitting under the pavilion. So, come along and check it out! Until next time, enjoy! Shop local; a great way to help the community! Follow @FitLifeTravel to be inspired!
The Village Creamery is Open and Putting More Yum in Your Summer
New owners Andrew Terryah and Sara Bieda. How cute is that bench?Photo courtesy of Sara Bieda. Now that Village Creamery is open again, Brooklyn, Michigan just got a whole lot sweeter! New owners, Sara Bieda and Andrew Terryah, are excited to welcome you back to the ice cream shop locals have loved for years. It’s the same creamy goodness you’ve known, with added specialty shakes and sundaes.
Gov. Wolf Endorses Local Business Success
According to an April 29th Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) press release, Gov. Tom Wolf highlights the importance of small businesses and the impact on the success of local economies.
Let's Visit Eyre Home!
Today's post is extremely special to us. Our friends Zach and Kelly just opened up their beautiful new shop, Eyre Home, right in the Ivanhoe Village shopping district! It's been such an honor to follow along on their journey as they've taken their dream and made it a reality. This shop has so much: beautiful home furnishings, gifts for almost anyone, and delicious coffee to sip while you shop.
A visit to Yay! A tiny shop with charm.
Located in the Ivanhoe Village shopping district in Orlando, Yay! is a tiny shop with so much charm. It may be small in stature, but inside there are so many unique treasures and gifts for almost any occasion. Yay! is currently in a Phase 1 reopening stage with modified hours. Because of the size of this shop, only four customers are allowed in at a time, but I can assure you, four feels like enough in this quaint space!
Unique Mother's Day gift ideas
Time to get ready for Mother's Day! It's coming up Sunday, May 8th and we have some fun and fantastic Mothers Day gift ideas for you!. Marci Barney has been teaching dance to kids and adults for over 4 years. Learning to dance has many benefits and it's healthy and fun! Marci is offering a special on private dance lessons for Mother's Day. Purchase a gift certificate for 5 classes for $40. This is a great gift for upcoming special occasions or just to enjoy the skill. Contact Marci at 928-651-5571.
One of a kind Oklahoma Gifts found in Broken Arrow
1907 is a great shop for Oklahoma Gear. They have a wide variety of Oklahoma clothing, hats, jewelry, and much more. They have something for everyone. Personally I have a hat that says Okie that I love and my youngest son has one of the made in Oklahoma stuffed animals. We have also purchased gifts here for friends and family. You can see for yourself at the 1907 store located by the railroad tracks on Main Street in BA's Rose District.
Our beach day continues! Lunch at JB's Fish Camp!
JB's Fish Camp was so fun! The food, the decor, the tropical music, it was all so fabulous! Ben had the flounder sandwich, and Ang had the beyond burger. 859 Pompano Avenue, New Smyrna Beach, Florida 32169 Music provided by Epidemic Sound
We love Winter Garden! Let's tour a plant festival!
We absolutely love this town! We recently visited for a plant festival/farmers market day! Side note: We know our son's shirt is on backwards, but he wanted to wear it that way and we said okay. He's way more fashionable than his parents 😎 Music provided by Epidemic Sound.
Tag along for the annual Leu Gardens plant sale! An Orlando tradition!
Leu Gardens is always a good idea, but especially during their annual plant sale! What a fun day! Harry P. Leu Gardens 1920 North Forest Avenue Orlando, FL Music provided by Epidemic Sound.
Visit Aged and Cured for Locally Sourced Specialty Cheeses and Meats
Aged and Cured is located in Kitchen Kettle Village. It offers locally sourced specialty cheeses and meats, as well as hot sauces, maple syrup, dips, and more! HOURS Jan.-April: 9am-5pm (Mon-Sat), May-Dec: 9am-5pm (Mon-Fri); 9am-6pm (Sat) Music: "Empty Parking Lot" by Colors of Illusion <a href="https://www.kitchenkettle.com/members/agedandcured.asp">https://www.kitchenkettle.com/members/agedandcured.asp</a>
Cozy mom-and-pop cafe in Saratoga featuring beautiful handmade ceramics and outdoor seating ☕️
Check out Sue's Gallery Cafe if you're ever in Downtown Saratoga. It's a great spot to just pause and take a breath. It offers a cozy outdoor seating area so you can bring furry friends too. 🐶
Visit Kitchen Kettle's Most Popular Store Jam & Relish
Jam & Relish Kitchen is a family-run kitchen bringing you homemade jams, relish, salsas, baked goods, and more! Address:3529 OLD PHILADELPHIA PIKE INTERCOURSE, PA 17534 Hours: M-F 9am-5pm, Saturday 9am-6pm, Sunday CLOSED Music: "You Got Me" by Daxten <a href="https://www.kitchenkettle.com/our-village/jam-relish-kitchen.asp">https://www.kitchenkettle.com/our-village/jam-relish-kitchen.asp</a>
Last Minute Local Gifts
The gift of your presence not enough? Don't worry, there's still time!. 10 Real Simple Last-Minute Gifts for the Christmas Procrastinator. Christmas Day is almost here and there's no doubt some of us are kicking ourselves for waiting until the last minute. Don't worry, there are small businesses on Long Island counting on your procrastination.