What to Binge-Watch During “Safer at Home”

So, we are all stuck at home for an undetermined amount of time. Governor Evers says until April 24th, but we all know that the “Safer at Home” order in Wisconsin might last longer that that, along with the worldwide COVID-19 pandemic. I’m sure, like me, you’ve seen a million recommendations on what to do […]

SHOP LOCAL: Meet the Mom(s) Behind Booth 121

It’s hard not to smile when you peruse the many unique, locally-sourced and handmade gifts at Booth 121, a specialty retail store on Monona Drive on Madison’s east side. From clothing and accessories to candles and other home decor, Booth 121 truly has something for everyone. Including the kids! What makes this store so much […]

SHOP LOCAL: Meet the Mom Behind The Purple Goose

As an avid shopper, I particularly love shopping local boutiques in Dane County for unique and on-trend clothing and accessories. In addition to great pieces and prices, one of the benefits of “shopping small” is developing personal connections with store owners and managers. One such store owner is Halley Jones of The Purple Goose in […]

SHOP LOCAL: Meet the Mom Behind Crescendo Espresso Bar + Music Cafe

SHOP LOCAL: Meet the Mom Behind…is a new series designed to introduce you to local businesses in the Madison area that you may or may not be familiar with, along with the moms who run them! When you shop local, you not only stimulate the local economy, but you are also directly supporting people who […]

Why I Love Z Boutique: The Only Plus-Size Shop in Madison

Last month, I had the distinct honor of walking in the Fashion Forward: A Catwalk for Charity event at The Sylvee, on behalf of Z Boutique. Z Boutique is a locally-owned plus-size boutique, specializing in women’s sizes 14-24. As someone who has ranged in size from 8-18 over the years, I have had a wide […]

The Best Birthday Freebies in Madison

I celebrated a birthday earlier this month, and as someone who LOVES free stuff, you best believe I took advantage of the many birthday offers available in our area. I’m all for a good deal and many of my favorite businesses in Madison offer birthday coupons and freebies. You usually have to register for their […]