I have a heart that wants to support local small businesses. My husband calls it strategic consumerism.. where we purposely visit the places in our town to form connections, and friendships. Where the local baristas know your name and your order. Where the Pak Mail lady named Min remembers your address, and has it pulled up when you walk in the door. Where the waitresses at your favorite sushi place ask how you have been since you were last there. Isn’t that part of community? I think, yes. And we here at the Tolson House love to foster that. I blame my husband.. I probably wouldn’t have thought twice about it, if he hadn’t explained why we shop, eat, sip where we do.
He is a smart one, that hubs of mine. 🙂 And why do I keep hearing The Cheers theme song?
This doesn’t have to be limited to just the town we live in.. San Diego is a huge community, and being the extravert that I am, I want to form connections everywhere! I have been teaching basic photography classes at The Bouncing Bead in La Mesa for 2 years now. I have a massive amount of respect for Laura, the owner. She has given me great advice on business, and I am thankful to partner with her.
She also happens to be a phenomenal jewelry designer. She is always watching the latest trends, and has classes and supplies for the people interested in DIY jewelry making. She has the ability to see a piece from Nordstrom’s that cost $195, and figure out how to make it, prepare a class for you to be able to learn how to make, or sell it to you for a much lower cost. I call that awesome.
Laura was very generous with you my readers, because she made this piece and has donated it to me for our March Giveaway. It is made from real leather cord, and deeply pigmented raspberry pearly beads. (Retails at $45) I wish I could keep it. Imagine this with a crisp white button down shirt. Swoon.
Do you want it? Here’s how you can win it.
1. Go to The Bouncing Bead Etsy shop and favorite it. Come back here and post a blog comment that you did.
2. Sign up to take a class from the Bouncing Bead, and come back here and post a blog comment that you did. (Good for 3 extra entries because of cost)
3. Tweet about this giveaway, and come back here and post a blog comment that you did.
4. Facebook share this blog post, and come back and post a blog comment that you did.
5. Pin the above picture of the necklace, and come back and post a blog comment that you did.
Again, 5 ways to enter. Be aware that #2 will have some cost attached to it, and is only for local San Diego residents. You are not required to do all of them, but we wanted to give you interesting ways to enter that will promote this great local small business. 🙂
We will do the Random Generator selection again, and you have until next Saturday at noon to get your blog comments in.
Happy Promoting, y’all!!Pin It