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What Are We Getting Jesus for Christmas?

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What Are We Getting Jesus for Christmas?

If it's Jesus' birthday, why doesn't he have a present under the tree? My little girl wondered as she asked this question to me. I smiled as I gently brushed back her hair. It warmed my mommy heart to hear that she cared. Though it wasn't easy to convince and difficult to explain Why not the teddy bear she saw fit? Instead something so plain. You give a gift to Jesus when you love, when you spread it on thick. Loving is what Jesus wants and what makes him tick. When you play with the lonely, weird kid at school...

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Shopping Small: A Gift Guide

Farmhouse Reclaimed Rustic Decor Shop Local Small Business

Shopping Small: A Gift Guide

I know there are lots of statistics and information about the impact shopping local can have on your community.  I've read some good posts that thoroughly explain the impact of each dollar spent.  These posts always interest and amaze me and I love to read them. But what does it really mean to shop small?  Being a small business owner, I look at it a little deeper. As many of you know, we have three shops at Spice Village in Waco, Texas:  Tradinghouse Design Co., Bee Angels, and Lily's Toybox.  We also have a website where we mostly sell our...

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Running a Small Business

Running a Small Business

Being a business owner is exciting.  You learn so much.  The business dynamic is very interesting to me.  I love figuring out ways to do things more efficiently.  It's fun experimenting with new lines and products and getting feedback from customers.  I am a hands on learner.  

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This is Us: Part 3

Family Time How We Met Small Business Throw Back Thursday

This is Us: Part 3

Prince Jason had caught the news of the princess' new status and being the smooth gentleman he was, had sent a small token of cheer. Where things finally aligning for the two to fall in love?

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This is Us: Part 2

Family Time Farmhouse How We Met Small Business Throw Back Thursday

This is Us: Part 2

I guess you could say our first date, if you could call it that, was kind of a flop. I was interested in her but did not really get the same vibe from her.  So we went to a work Christmas party at my then boss' home. It was nice and all but she was kind of quiet and even timid. Looking back on it, probably wasn't the perfect scenario for a first date.

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