All posts tagged: shop small

Shopping Small

I have been on a real Etsy kick these days. I love seeing what other people out in the world are creating at home and if I can support their creative work, I try to. I feel like I can scroll through Etsy for hours on end just hunting down handmade and vintage pieces from all over. My favorites list is shamelessly overflowing at this point. I recently bought from a few shops that I wanted to share: Horticultural Charcoal from Living Arrangement I’m a baby plant lady, so I wasn’t sure why my plants were looking a little… sad. It turns out I had a few of them in pots with no drainage holes, which meant they were way too saturated. I found these horticultural charcoal packets from Living Arrangement and so far, so good! They were affordable and shipped quickly. Yes, I definitely could have just taken a 10 minute ride to the Home Depot, but this seemed like a good option and they were exactly what I needed. Pink Handmade Felt Lettering …

Black-Owned Businesses to Support

We live in a time of simplicity and convenience where it can be so easy to just click on over to a big box site, grab something and get super quick shipping and call it a day, and sometimes even get that thing you ordered by the end of that day. Right now it’s never been more important to buy from small and local businesses, and even more so from businesses owned and led by BIPOC. Sure, you’re probably not getting your item in mere hours and it takes a little more time to hunt around, but the outcome has a lasting impact on so many things, including helping to build up Black communities. By choosing to shop from Black creators and Black-owned businesses, you’re empowering Black business owners with your wallet, and giving a chance at more diversity and representation in markets that are often saturated with far too often problematic corporations. This year has given me a lot of pause in the way that I shop. While I know I don’t consume perfectly …