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Small Business Week continues in Waldo, till December 3. Over 20 small businesses have your holiday shopping covered. Not only do you feel good about supporting local businesses while checking off your holiday shopping list But you Also receive a free gift when you spend more than $50 in the District. 

We started our Small Business Crawl with Hiles Two. From ornaments to holiday gifts for everyone, from children's books to children's clothes, loved the collection. As a mom, I am always on the hunt for special gifts for Rii, now I can add a favorite shopping spot to my list. The sheer joy of Rii as she browsed through everything said it all. 
I could spend all day looking at all ornaments. For all of you Schitts Creek fans, they have something special which you shouldn't miss. 

While there was so much for Rii, there were also quite a few special things for mommy, too!
Our second stop was at Hawthorne and Ivy! They have so many picks for the Chiefs fans who like to keep it stylist. I had so much fun trying on dresses, and deciding on my next game day look. Also once you are there, don't miss the $5 table when it comes to home decor, or the $10 rack when it comes to clothes. 
Also loads of options for stocking stuffers. 

Our third stop for the Small Business Crawl was Eclectic Gifts Gallery! True to its name, there were quite an eclectic collection fo gifts. From porch decor, to sterling silver jewelry, from holistic healing options, to cheesy holiday cards, the items brought a smile to your face. 

Our 4th stop on the Small Business Crawl in Waldo wad K9 Closet. If you know me, when you know I love to shop for Blaze and I love to support local businesses. K9 Closet had a really impressive collection of collars - from holiday chic to even Harry Potter! Sweet Treats for pets, to sweaters and jackets to even Advent Calendars for your furry babies, it was a pet lover's treat shopping at K9 closet. 

It was time for lunch and we were spot for choice with so many great options. Daddy wanted a ramen bowl at Boru Asian and Rii wanted Pizza from Waldo Pizza. Seems like daddy won the round for lunch and Rii for dinner. Boru is a family favorite of hers, so Rii enjoyed her dumplings, while I had a bulgogi bowl. 

So it was takeout from Waldo Pizza for dinner! 

Let but not the least, I needed a caffeine fix at my favorite - Crows Coffee! A coconut milk latte to end a wonderful day of supporting small in Waldo. 



 Holiday sweaters and Holiday Brews are such a vibe, aren't they! We had a great time tasting the holiday brews from Summer Moon KC, and sporting our holiday knits. When it comes to holiday sweaters, I know ugly sweaters work for me. When it comes to me, I am more of a fair isle kinda person. 

Coming back to all things coffee, Summer Moon KC has three special Holiday Brews - Peppermint Moon, Autumn Moon and Cider Moon. While the first two are available caffeinated or decaf, the Cider Moon has no caffeine. It is made up of Cider, Moon Milk and Cinnamon. I tasted all three, and tell you that it was hard to pick favorites! 

Summer Moon Coffee are known for their wood fired coffee and Moon Like, which is their signature sweet cream. If you haven't yet tried Moon Milk, I can tell you that its amazing by itself. 
We had Dipped Ginger Molasses from Scratch Bakery KC and Gluten Free Holiday Cookies by Emily Kate's Bakery to get us further into the festive spirit! 

Thank you Summer Moon KC for such a wonderful time, and a wonderful Holiday gift! Cant wait to brew my batch of Summer Moon coffee at home, and take it in my new travel mug, to work, every morning! Happy Holiday! 


If I was asked to name that one item in my closet, which I couldn't do without, in Fall-Winter, it ha stop be my tench coat! Its a different story, that I love it so much, that I have it in a few colors. Speaking of the classic trench coat, its definitely a wardrobe staple. Trends might come and go, but this style is something which is a classic. Its decibels my ode to Parisian style. Styled mine with my quintessential blue skinny jeans, white top/blouse, black ankle boots, and my Crimson Sweetheart statement earrings from Nickel and Suede. My personal style is always a mix of local and national brands. 

My trench coat is a double-breasted trench coat, which I had tailored to fit my petite frame. Although you can get one which is meant for petites, now. I had bought mine online, but I would recommend, trying a few styles of trench coats, to figure out which one you like. Also I opted for the classic camera color, but you can pick out what color suits you. Yes, I also have it in powder blue, which I love for Spring. When you are styling a trench coat, play with proportions, see what works for you. 



Have you started your Thanksgiving shopping yet? Yes, I know that Thanksgiving is just a week away. So let me introduce you to Barham Family Farm. If you are in the KC metro area, and dine out, then there's high possibility that you have tasted products from the farm. For example, Brookside Poultry Company is the perfect example of this edition of farm-to-table dining. 

Barham Family Farm supply many of KC's top chefs with pasture-raised, non-GMO Black Angus Beef, chicken, pork, lamb, and my favorite -duck eggs! Now you can shop at the Barham Family Farm Store, located in Kearney, MO. It's open every Thursday and Friday - 9 am to 6 pm, and Saturday - 9 am - 3pm. They are however closed Thanksgiving day, and Nov 26-27, 2021. Or you can even have the farm products delivered to your home. 
We visited the Barham Family Farm Store recently and started our Thanksgiving shopping early. Tasted some amazing charcuterie, all from the farm, and had a chat with farmer Kenny and a few local foodies! 

Most of you locally know me as a dog mom, but very few know that I love cats equally. My parents had cats and dogs while we grew up. So it was a bonus to hang out withTuxedo, the farm cat and his crew after our shopping session at the farm store. I can tell you that I almost tempted to bring one of the kittens homes. 

And who can forget the famous goats of Barham Family Farm! They have a mini petting zoo, for all the kids who visit the farm store with their parents. It was a beautiful morning, spent at the farm. Knowing where my food is from is so incredible. I am so glad we got to share this moment with Rii!

Thanks Barham Family Farm. Jill Silve and Kimberly Winter-Stren for the invite.