Happy Small Business Saturday!

To all of my fellow Thanksgiving celebrators--I hope you had a fashionable & family-filled holiday! I know I did. I decided to stay in Texas for a traditional day of mashed potatoes, stuffing, and pumpkin pie (I am a vegetarian; no turkey for me!), with a friend's family. I will be seeing my own family in several weeks, at graduation. It would be too expensive for me to fly out to Montana or California for one weekend. Maybe next year!
In Quintana, TX, with my dog, Biscuit! 

Did anyone shop their hearts out for Black Friday? I only went to ULTA, as I needed to stock up on some much-needed beauty essentials.

What about Small Business Saturday? I've always thought small businesses are the backbone of America, and I'm happy that today marks the second-annual Small Business Saturday. The Saturday after Thanksgiving in the United States, as well as the Saturday after Black Friday, this day is to support the local businesses that make one town different from the next. Anyone can shop Macy's/Nordstrom/insert-big-department-store-name-here any time, in nearly every city or suburb. But what about the local faves? Not so much.

Unfortunately, I have to work a double today, but I did stop at Star Co. Coffee (114 East Main Street; Round Rock) for my morning pick-me-up.

So, to continue this weekend of shopping (don't forget Cyber Monday!), my new favorite JewelMint is offering 50% off of its first month, courtesy of the Austin MBA Team!
My first purchase from JewelMint.

What exactly is JewelMint? An exclusive jewelry club, and the brainchild of Cher Coulter (British fashion designer & celebrity stylist) and Kate Bosworth (American actress), every month members of JewelMint receive a new jewelry piece, which is chosen from their personal preferences and selection. Don't like the jewelry available that month? Members can skip the month, without any charge.

Sounds like a good deal to me! I already have a piece from JewelMint, this ultra-slinkster gold zipper bracelet.
My JewelMint bracelet and Biscuit!

If JewelMint strikes your fancy, all you have to do for your discount is enter austin884 at checkout for 50% off your first month of JewelMint, courtesy of the Austin MBA Team. Happy shopping!

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  1. ...love your bracelet!!!
    happy sunday!


  2. Thank you for visiting my blog and for the comment. Let's be sure to keep in touch. I love Jewelmint as well. I just placed my first order last week. Everything is beautiful!


  3. Great post! SMS is definitely an important initiative. Thanks for sharing! xo style, she wrote

  4. Ooh, I LOVE JewelMint! your bracelet is incredible; and Biscuit...heart! :)

  5. Wow, how awesome! Love the bracelet.

  6. Glad that you enjoyed Thanksgiving. I have never experienced it as I am not in America, but my sister is, so I hear it all relayed from her each year.

  7. Woah I love that bracelet. Nice pick! I hope you've fully recovered from your holiday!

  8. beautiful picture and jewelry!
    also, during my break would be a wonderful time to meet up :D *excited*

  9. cute doggie!

    kisses from La Mode En Rose = )

  10. i went shopping only at Loehmanns on black friday. it didn't seem too insane and they were having a 35% off sale. my sister bought me some really great presents for Christmas!!!


  11. glad u had a great and fabulous thanksgiving!! That zipper bracelet is so original I love it

    The House of Shoes

  12. Oh mashed potatoes are my favourite!! I love that bracelet and your dog is so precious. I'm a huge fan of supporting small businesses as well!


  13. JewelMint has become suddenly huge lately.

    Thanks for letting me know about the deal!

  14. That bracelet is gorgeous! Loving the 1st pic, also. :)SarahD

  15. your dog is beautiful!



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