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Today is "Small Business Saturday" here in the U.S. where the idea is for everyone who is out and about doing their holiday shopping to buy at least one thing from a smaller independent shop, a one-of-a-kind mom-and-pop type place instead of those big chain stores. Luckily, they have lots of great selections where I live and I prefer to shop at these stores anyways but I hope others do the same... it does wonders for folks trying to make a go of their dream during these difficult economic times. This photo is a window display at one of my favorite shops (I fell in love with the colors).

 

Yesterday I decided to boycott Black Friday (the insane shopping day in the U.S.) and opted for a bit of pampering and a massage at my favorite spa. I've got a lot of upper back/neck pain and the 1-hour deep tissue massage I got was aaaahhhh....mazing (although today I'm feeling it... my muscles feel bruised and sore but it's so worth it to get out all those kinks and knots).

 

Wishing everyone a great Saturday and remember "shop-small-buy-local" if you're out and about!! :-)

 

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Taken on October 21, 2010