Today’s post is random (gee, THAT’S new) in that I would like to call your attention to some business or people or opportunities that I admire. This is not an Angie’s List and none of this is paid advertising. As a matter of fact they don’t even know I am bragging on them so I hope they don’t mind.

Some are family members. Many are not.

One is using the proceeds from her Etsy store to pay for therapy for a handicapped child. Another uses a portion of her profits for Lupus research.

Most are just hardworking people or businesses or organizations.  Some are close to where I live, others are not. I warned you it was a random post BUT rest assured it is full of great information.

The contact info is the most recent but if you have trouble contacting them let me know and I will put you in touch with each other. Mention that you read about them here and feel free to share this post so others will know as well!  Anything that is green is a live link.  When you click on it you will be taken to their webpage.


Fun Stuff To Do

or places to go

Latte Luna

This is a great place to relax, visit with friends and support a local business.  The atmosphere is casual and the food delicious. Stop by and you may run into someone you know…or for the extroverts among us there may be a new friend you haven’t met.


Palmetto Art Center

This is locally owned and managed.  A great place to meet new friends, attend art classes, do zumba and yoga.  A wide array of offerings. The facility is available for hosting functions as well.


The Women’s Winter Getaway Premier Event!

The premier Women’s Faith and Wellness Caribbean Cruise Getaway is on board Royal Caribbean Explorer of the Seas! Feb 21-26,2015.


Practical Stuff

These people can help you get YOUR blog up and running

Slick Remix

This is a website design and development company.

They also design, develop and maintain plugins for the WordPress platform.


Charitable Stuff

I’m sure they would be grateful for a donation

Life Remodeled

These people are making a difference in Detroit!  I had the privilege of helping for just a few days and it was inspiring. You can read about that here.

Shopping Stuff

Keep this list handy as Christmas approaches


This store offers handcrafted hangers (think custom hanger for bridal gown or bridesmaid dress) and downloadable digital photography.

C.A.B. Fayre

Laser cut acrylic jewelry and accessories.  Very distinctive items that you probably won’t see anywhere else.


Downloadable digital paper that may be used for scrap booking or even websites.  These patterns are unique and vivid.


Clip art, silhouettes and animated GIFs are just a few of the items available in this store.

GypsyCrush Boutique

This online store offers upcycled and environmentally friendly accessories produced under fair trade standards.


Wooden educational toys and items for children with special needs are just a portion of this store’s offering.  The proceeds from this store help to pay for the owner’s child’s therapy.


Beautiful Scarves, Shawls, Pillows, Aprons, Bunting and so much more!  According to the owner 20% profit is donated to the Lupus Foundation of America for education, awareness and a cure.

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