Good Morning! I hope y'all had a great weekend- and that those in the US had a fabulous Thanksgiving. The holiday season has begun!
We had a great time shopping at the cute little boutiques in St. Michael's Maryland...
via Virtual Tourist
(this picture does NOT do St. Michael's justice but I forgot my camera!)
and some shopping in downtown Frederick, Maryland ("home").
Downtown Frederick has really matured since I lived there- makes me kick myself that I am too risk-averse to have opened my dream wine/kitchen store there!
I saw a message that really resonated with me- sort of like the 3/50 project.
So my goal this holiday season is to find more thoughtful/unique gifts from smaller shops. I can't limit myself to brick and mortar as I love Etsy and so many other online boutiques! But I think the intention is the same. (That said, to be clear, I don't think Big Box is necessarily the enemy- and we are actually a household employed through large retailers- so I will stray from this a little bit.) OK, before I alienate everyone, onto politics. ;-)
On our way home, via National airport, we stopped by the FDR memorial. Fantastic views....
and amazing how many of the messages at FDR's memorial are applicable to today.
(note: this is not intended to convey a political message, but rather it's fascinating how history can repeat itself).
While we had a great weekend with family, I am celebrating our return to our furkids!