Monday, October 22, 2012

Guest Writers for the Holidays

I know it's only October, but sometimes a gal needs to plan ahead. I'm looking for guest writers!

I'm trying to do less of my holiday shopping at chain stores this year. Going to the mall or a superstore like Target always turns into a mess of rude people and nowhere to park, so I just want to skip it as much as possible. Plus, I feel like supporting local and indie businesses is extra important for me since I run one myself. I have a couple of posts in mind about this topic, but I'm looking for a few more to flesh it out. (If I've already chatted with you, you're good to go!)

Here's what I've been thinkin' about:
--gifts you can make yourself
--other handmade items to purchase
--secondhand/vintage gift ideas
--why you shop in local stores

If you have an idea for one of these topics, or something similar that you think would work, shoot me an email: I'm excited to hear what you want to write! (I really want to be like Tim Gunn and say, "Holler at your boy!" but I'm a girl so it's... not accurate. Bummer.)

[Edited to add: Thanks for all of your interest! The series has been filled for 2012. I plan to do more of these in the future, so keep an eyeball out for announcements!]


  1. It's never too early to start thinking about the holidays. Especially when it comes to handmade gifts!
    There are great topics!

  2. I do wanna contribute, I just figure out something. Add me to the list! :)

  3. I'm so excited to be a part of this!!

  4. I would love to contribute something. I always shop etsy or local indie shops for gifts, and give vintage to those who I know will appreciate it. And I always want to be like Tim Gunn. Well, more like I want my own personal Tim Gunn in my know, someone who will check in with me and see how my projects are going, offer some sage advice, tell me he has faith in me and to make it work. There should be more Tim Gunns in the world.

  5. Being the owner of a small store, myself, I always feel kind of dirty when I buy from chains... if I can't make the presents myself, I try to buy from other small businesses -- it's a better gift both for the person receiving it, and the person you're buying from!

  6. Sounds like a great idea for the holiday! Will send you an email :)

  7. I handmade a gift for a baby shower and mommy to be loved it! Handmade gifts are awesome!

  8. I love your idea of staying away from the big box stores. Last year was the first year in a long time I did most of my shopping online (mostly Etsy) and I got no complaints! I was able to find the cutest and most unique items. I'll be doing a lot of that again this year as well.

  9. ohhh!
    eco // handmade baby toys?!
    i would LOVE to do a post on this.
    ya know ; toys that dont light up, arent pink & sparkly...

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