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Today in celebration of “Small Business Saturday” I met my girlfriend at The Java House Cafe in Middletown, not just for Mark’s famous Jerk Chicken Panini’s but for the pleasure of supporting this local business. According to statistics small businesses have created two of every three U.S. jobs and to spur further job growth, the Obama administration aims to cut taxes for small businesses and expand entrepreneurs’ access to financing.

The Java House Cafe is a striving local business that has received numerous accolades as well as visits from Governor Markell. The atmosphere inside the cafe is warm and inviting with plenty of space for a relaxing lunch or hosting an impromptu meeting with free WiFi access.

Middletown, DE

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Our next stop was across the street to Purple Sage Herbs & Gifts. This wonderful world of sights and smells was established on Main Street in 2004, and it was my first visit, however, it definitely will not be my last. Upon entering the front door your nose is greeted with scents that immediately relaxes your mind body and soul. Nostalgia is the word that comes to mind, whether it’s the memories of your grandmother’s parlor or the smell of incenses burning in your living room it’s nothing but happy memories. I was so overwhelmed that I knew that I needed to come back just to take in all the herbs, teas, candles, skin care products, jewelry and other items that are so neatly and highly organized in this wonderful small town shop. FREE tea and coffee tastings take place the first Saturday of every month and they were voted the Best Gift Shop by Middletown Readers. There’s an upstairs which I didn’t take an opportunity to visit but they offer massages, Reiki, Reflexology, Body Wraps, Cranio Sacral, and other relaxing services, which are all perfect gift ideas, especially after the hectic holidays.

Middletown, DE

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Our last stop was at the tattoo parlor owned and operated by Shane ONeill who was a winner of InkMaster on Spike TV.
We didn’t make a purchase and it was my first visit to a tattoo parlor – interesting to say the least. I secretly do want two small doves tated on my foot in memory of my sis and grandmother but would never have the nerve to get it done!

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Tattoo Parlor in Middletown, DE

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I hope you had an opportunity to shop locally in your town it’s not only good for the economy, it’s good for the community – WE ARE ALL IN THIS TOGETHER – Smooches!

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Hello Friends and Happy Hump Day Wednesday.  The weather forecast for this afternoon and evening is high winds mixed with a dusting of snow.  Instead of the dress I had prepared to wear I chose to be uber comfortable in a pair of pants and flats.  These blue wing tips were purchased in the early 2000’s and are the most comfortable loafers that I’ve ever owned.  Blue side zipper pants paired with a long sleeve t-shirt in honor of President Obama’s  reelection makes my casual outfit for the day.

 I hope the snow holds off long enough for me to get into the state of Delaware because I hate driving in bad weather especially in the dark.

 

Have a fantabulous afternoon – Smooches!

Hello friends and Happy FRI-YAY!!!  The beginning of a new month and the end of Daylight Savings Time so don’t forget to FALL back an hour when setting your clocks Saturday night, you don’t want to show up too early for church – lol.  This is going to be another busy weekend starting Saturday morning at the Dutch Country Farmers Market and then to a Holiday Open House at The Java House Cafe in Middletown.  Sunday morning I will again be up early to go to Chester, PA to do some phone banking for President Obama’s 2012 reelection Campaign.

The color of this shirt was perfect in October for Halloween but it does brighten up a somewhat dreary November Friday.

 

Top – Rugged Wearhouse// Jeans and Boots – closet staples// Shawl – Burlington Coat Factory// Necklace and Earring Set – Jewelrymax.net

Green Bird Ring – Beauty Max

 

HAVE A FANTABULOUS WEEKEND – SMOOCHES!

One of the best things about going to a Flea Market is finding different and unique items not sold in stores.  At Flea Markets you can mostly find used household items and mass produced knickknacks, jewelry and clothing.  However, there are occasions when you come across unique and original hand made items. “Design-A-Can” is a kisok owned and operated by Lolita, a friend from high school.  In her kiosk she carries mass produced items, but she also sells hand sewn bottle and can covers.  Last week she had completely sold out the can covers and was filling the display cases with these cute bottle covers.  They are individually hand sewn dresses that are made to cover a normal size bottle of dish washing liquid.   How cute are they, there wouldn’t be a need to hide your soap under the sink with it wearing one of these dresses.

The dress covers are individual and unique sewn in fabric that would appeal to anyone including people of different political parties.   She also sells President Obama T-Shirts, sunglasses, caps and key chains; Breast Cancer Awareness items; children’s toys, and games; scarves and hair accessories, a little something for everyone.   If sports is more of your interest she has pillows and blankets with NFL, NHL, and NBA logos.   However, one of the cutest items I saw was the “Sunday Church Hat” hair clips which can also be worn as a scarf or lapel pin.  She doesn’t make these herself but they would be perfect accessories to jazz up a suit, or hat when attending church or special family gathering.

If you are planning a special event like a birthday party, a Bridal Shower, a Super Bowl or Sports party, or even Fraternity/Sorority gathering, Lolita will accept special orders and create a unique item to make it an even more memorable.  Design-A-Can kiosk is open on Tuesday, Friday and Saturday from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm, so if you are in Dover go to Spencer’s Bazaar and check her out or let me know and I’ll contact her for you.

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Breathe in through the nose….blow out through the mouth….again….breathe in through the nose….hold it….hold it….now….breathe out pushing hard…  Whew – I love shortened work weeks but sometimes it can be a bit much especially since I was also off last Friday and will be off again this Thursday.  Last Monday’s post was entitled “Rainy Days and Mondays”, and a tribute to The Carpenters, today’s post is “Rainy Days and Tuesdays” a tribute to Summer 2012.  If you live on the East coast, one thing we can all agree upon is that Summer 2012 was extremely hot AND Summer 2012 went by extremely too fast!  I was fortunate enough to spend a lot of time poolside and even lucked out on Friday and got one last day before the weather turned.  There probably won’t be anymore 90 degree, lazy, hazy pool days this month and next month I will have the pool closed.  The rain is supposed to continue here until Thursday and I hope it’s the same forecast in Charlotte, North Carolina.  President Obama’s acceptance speech is outdoors and it would be terrible for people to be standing outside in the rain, so prayers going up for good weather!

I am wearing another shift dress from Burlington Coat Factory, which I love because it can be worn all seasons by simply adding a blazer or cardigan in the fall and then tights and boots in the winter.

Toes are going to stay out until it starts to snow – sike! These Fioni shoes were purchased last year from Payless and are very comfortable.  Bracelet and earrings are jewelry box staples, the ring is my birthstone, Sapphire – September…Virgo….yeah!!!  Necklace purchased over the weekend from Rugged Wearhouse for $1.49!!!!

Although we didn’t leave town or go on vacation this summer, I must admit that it was very nice to have mini staycations because it allowed me to spend quality time with my men.  Looking forward to cooler temps and beautiful colors of fall.  Have a fantabulous day and stay dry!

Apple Bottoms purse was also purchased last year from Burlington Coat Factory


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