Merry Christmas and Thank you!

Wow, what a incredible year it has been. I take a look back at the blog, my life, and everything in it, and I am blown away! This year I had the pleasure of working with so many amazing local businesses, shops and the PEOPLE behind them. I also had people who took time to read my blogs about so much more than just these shops, about my life. So I wanted to just break it down in a blog about how grateful I am and to thank all of you!

Firstly I have to thank all the small shops, and the people who have allowed me to feature them on the blog – we hit a milestone this year with the blogs first birthday! It was extremely rewarding because I knew that I probably wouldn’t be still writing these blogs if it wasn’t for all the people who have allowed me to feature them. I am so grateful for your hard work, and all that goes into running your small shop. From taking time away from your children to follow your dreams so that you can provide a happy, healthy home for your children – For the small shops that don’t have children, do NOT think I appreciate you any less. I know there are some of you who work full-time and work on your business in the wee hours, YOU ARE ALL ROCK STARS, and I promise to feature you when ever you’ll have me, and to continue to support you all!

Secondly I just want to say thank you for everyone supporting me this year. It was a rough year, and I learnt a lot. It started off really rocky with a lot going on at home, but I am blessed to have this outlet, that allows me to forget everything crazy and stressful going on and to have this creative outlet where I can do what I enjoy most writing. Some of you may not know but since I was a very young kid I always wanted to be a writer, but never enjoyed English class. This blog gives me time to just enjoy writing without any pressure.

Last year for our Christmas feature we did 4 small shops, and this year we did 14! Its crazy to think that 14 small shops gave me this opportunity and I want to thank all of them! As well so many other shops that I had featured throughout the year also put together items for our Large Basket Giveaway, totaling $950 in local products. We had a number of giveaway throughout the year and also from these features this year, and I only hope we are given the same opportunities for next year.

I’ve got one last thing to ask of you all! Well three things!

1. If you know a lady who owns her own shop and deserves to be recognized or you want to nominate yourself please comment below for our ladies page!

2. If you know of a small shop or are a small shop and you want to collaborate in the new year let’s get in touch comment below or go to my contact me page!

3. If there is anything you would like for me to write about comment below I would love to give you all what you want!

Also as I post this thank you, I want to be honest I’m pooped! So I am going to be taking a break from blogging for the rest of the Christmas Season/New Year, to spend with my family! As I think we should all try and do! Expect me back in January for what I hope will be another great year

Have an amazing Holiday Season everyone!!

xOx Chelsea

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