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Graham Green Hammock

Dear Blog,

It’s me, not you.  Yes, we had been working so well together, but lately I just can’t seem to keep up with your daily needs.  You deserve more than just a random upload from “My Blog Folder” of saved images (even though they are quite nice!).

From the beginning – you understood that you would share my attention and time – so, if you are still willing to hang in there a bit longer (or until school ends for the girls) I promise that you will regain the fabulousness you have grown accustomed too!

Till then….Cheers!

Heather

Stripey Hammock via {Graham & Green UK}

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We must not, in trying to think about how we can make a big difference, ignore the small daily differences we can make which, over time, add up to big differences that we often cannot foresee – Marian Wright Edelman

Make a difference –  how?  Let’s be frank – the economy is not in the best shape and people are being more cautious about how and where they spend their hard earned money.   Countless “big box” stores have closed in recent months and the smaller, independent retailers are under tremendous pressure just to survive.  But, this is where YOU can make a difference and it starts in your local community.

Retail guru Cinda Baxter {Always Upward} started the 3/50 ProjectSaving the Brick and Mortars our Nation is Built On. The concept is brilliantly simple:

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Pick 3 independently owned businesses in your town that you would miss if they closed

Spend $50 a month in those businesses

Help save your local economy!

Still don’t believe that YOU can make a difference – check out these facts:

If half the employed population spent $50 each month in locally owned, independent businesses, it would generate more than 42.6 billion in revenue.

For ever $100 spent in locally owned, independent stores, $68 returns to the community, through taxes, payroll and other expenditures {if spent in a national chain, only $43 stays local}.

Write-On Sarasota is a participant in the 3/50 Project along with hundreds of other independently owned businesses across the country – find one (or three) in your town to support and know that you really are making a difference!

Visit the 3/50 Project for more information.

Spend a little ~ Save a lot!

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When you find something as fabulous as Agraria products – you can’t help but want to share the fabulousness with all of your friends!  The Agraria product line is our go to gift for just about any occasion.  The beautifully wrapped soaps are perfect for the host/hostess, the elegantly scented Tassels – a lovely thank you or housewarming gift and the Air Essence Diffusers would make the most divine birthday gift {as a matter of fact – I’m giving the Bitter Orange scent this weekend}.

giftsuite_bitter_orangeIf you are so fortunate to be in the Sarasota, Florida area tomorrow {March 19th 2-6:00pm}, do stop by the store for our latest Thursday at Two event and experience the luxury of Agraria – we would love to meet you!

Agraria products available next door at Write On and More.

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I could not let our first blogday end without recognizing the person who made all of this possible – Eileen.

Eileen works tirelessly to manage, grow and continually reinvent her wildly successful stationery and gift boutique. So, I definitely feel a bit guilty that most of my work is performed on a computer {in my pjs}, searching for pretty things to buy or write about.

I am honored that she has allowed me to tag along on her latest venture and appreciate the freedom she has given me to express myself here.

And if you don’t already know – Eileen is my husband’s mother, the girl’s Gigi and my very dear mother-in-law.

Thank you!

Vintage Photo {Ana-Lee}

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Sarasota Magazine has named Write-On to it’s Platinum List of the top 100 luxury retailers.

Congratulations to Eileen and her wonderful team!

Write-On Sarasota: The bygone luxury of monogrammed stationery, gliding fountain pens and leather pencil cases lives again with every visit to Write-On Sarasota. Here you’ll find a remarkable assortment of Montblanc special-edition pens, myriad leather accessories (including laptop totes) and boxed note cards, as well as an array of custom printing and paper options.

Write-On Sarasota, 1423 First St., Sarasota (941) 953-2800.

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