Fortville Mama Top Picks for 2014
(This holiday season, we decided to give you a different perspective. And just in time for Small Business Saturday on November 29th! We asked another local mama to tell us all about her Top 10 local picks for the holiday season. Please welcome guest blogger - Sandra Ratliff. Local mama of 5, local business owner and all around great gal! Thanks, Sandra for tackling this year's Top 10 picks!)
I am a local Mama to 5 great kids and a business owner in Fortville and this time of year is one of the busiest times for me. I love the Holidays and spending as much time as possible with my family. Time and money are two things we all have to prioritize during this holiday season. I’m all about saving both! Shopping local and supporting our Small Businesses is a great way to accomplish both. Fortville has so many great businesses it is hard to name just 10 but here is my Top 10 List of places to Shop this Holiday Season:
Indulge- Best place on Main Street to get a sweet treat, eat lunch or dinner and even host events/meetings. Gift Certificates would make a great Teacher gift or stocking stuffer. Indulge in supporting this local business!
Java Junction- Coffee is a must to start my day and I love having this CoffeeShop right here in our little town. Go in for yourself and while there, pick up a few gift certificates for friends or teachers.
Jennifer’s Flowers- Whether it’s a centerpiece for your table, flowers for a friend, or just holiday décor, Jennifer’s will put together a beautiful arrangement for you. She also has some unique gifts to buy in her store too.
Studio 309- I recently visited this painting studio for the first time and must say what a great place to have here in town. Canvas painting is a popular thing to do these days and this is the perfect place to book a time for the kids, or for a Girls Night (Mom Break).
Tutus by Natalie- Every little girl loves to feel like a princess and wear pretty things, Natalie’s hand made tutus or hair accessories are the perfect gift for the little girl on your list this year. She has a display in Indulge or you can check out her Facebook site as well.
The Gypsy Chicks- This New Boutique on Main Street is the perfect place to buy a new outfit for that holiday party your attending! It’s also the perfect place for husbands to get their wives a gift certificate for their stocking or to buy a unique gift for that special someone on your list.
C J and Co Hair Design- We all try to look our best during the Holidays and getting that haircut or color always helps to make us feel our best. Visit April or one of the other Stylists before your family snaps all those Christmas pictures.
Stroughs IGA- It’s so nice to have a small town grocery store to get those last minute ingredients or foods we forgot, or to get to when the weather is bad. Lets help support this local business and shop for more than just that this season. Instead of going to the bigger stores try going to Stroughs to purchase your list at least once this holiday season.
El 5 deMayo- I love Mexican food and so does my family! I’m certain you will all get your fill of turkey and ham, so take your family to this great restaurant for lunch or dinner one day and give yourself a break in the kitchen.
Ratliff Construction- Yes, last but not least lets not forget those house projects you have been putting off for long enough. My husband and I own and run this small business and will be glad to work with you on your project to remodel a room in your home or even add a room to your home. It’s not too early to schedule those Spring Projects!
Happy Holidays to you and your families from this Fortville Mama
~ Mama Ratliff!!