How To Celebrate Mom & Pop Day

It is National Mom & Pop Day!  You maybe asking yourself, what is Mom & Pop day? I am referring to locally/privately owned businesses in your community. These small business owners are the staple to the American economy.

Here are several facts, if you did not know, about shopping locally.

  • For every $100.00 you spend at a local Mom & Pop, $68.00 stays in your community as compared to a big box retailer.
  • Mom & Pops’ have a sense of community and bringing better resources and funding to your community.
  • Locally owned businesses creates jobs. 77 million Americans are employed by small local businesses.

I am a smidge biased when it comes to celebrating this day because, at one time, both of parents were small business owners. I remember my parents putting in countless hours, time and energy to live the American dream of becoming an Entrepreneur.

I know this may come across as somewhat hypocritical after blogging about my recent shopping experiences. Yes, I do like going to Target, Trunk Club and Costco. When given the time, without Lucy in tow,  I do try to shop in my community.

In honor of this day I thought I would share with you a few of my favorite things that I have purchased from a locally owned business in my community.

Gold Bracelet// Silver Virginia Bracelet

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I wear these bracelets everyday.  They are a constant in my wardrobe.

Doormat can be found here

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My new spring doormat found here

One of my favorite local vendors is Flora’s Crafty Creations.  She makes the most amazing gifts.


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We love our produce stand that is located in town.  Fresh food and great prices.  I do not know why Clint looks evil but it is hilarious.

What can you do to observe and honor this day? Go out support a privately owned small business and use #Mom&PopBusinessOwnersDay

Make sure to send me your shopping locally photos, or tag me in your posts.  I am excited to see your favorite local places.  If you are Instagram: come follow me at thehouseofhazel

As Always,

Melissa Gayle

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