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How to support local businesses during a Pandemic

How to support local businesses during a Pandemic

Small businesses are hurting right now and will be for the foreseeable future. It is a stark reminder that we cannot just express concern during a pandemic; that we have to support local year round for when people like myself are avoiding crowds for periods of time. Many people opt for big box stores over small businesses, but I urge you all to instead shop small whenever you’re able.

Shopping local can be more expensive, but it is a small price to pay to help to build a better local economy, reduce environmental impact, put your taxes to good use, create jobs, get better customer service, keep the community unique, and you encourage local prosperity.


Happy 2020!

Happy 2020!

I don’t know about you, but 2020 will be a big year at our house. Both of our kids will be graduating, Maria from college and Drew from high school. Just thinking about it stirs up feelings of joy, pride and nostalgia. 

Stocking Stuffers at Sara's House

Stocking Stuffers at Sara's House

One of our favorite parts of gifting this holiday season, is the stocking! We have many items that would fit perfect in those stockings of yours. For men and women! Below are a few of our favorites, AND you can shop them online! 

Hamilton featured as Best Hometown in Ohio Magazine

Hamilton featured as Best Hometown in Ohio Magazine

Hamilton’s history stretches back to 1791 with the establishment of Fort Hamilton along the Great Miami River. By the mid-19th century, the city was a hot spot for manufacturing, but the industry waned following World War II. Despite the adverse affects a changing industrial society had on the city during the 1900s, health care, manufacturing and education — both in the Hamilton City School District and at Miami University — are among the area’s top employers. Building restoration and the addition of new public parks and art followed. Today, Hamilton is home to approximately 63,000 residents and covers 22 square miles.

Self Care

Self Care

What is self-care?
Self-care is any activity or mindset that we do deliberately in order to take care of our mental, emotional, and physical health. Although it’s a simple concept, it’s something we very often overlook. Good self-care is key to improved mood and reduced anxiety.

What isn’t self-care?
Knowing what self-care is not might be even more important. It is not something that we force ourselves to do, or something we don’t enjoy doing. As Agnes Wainman explained, self-care is “something that refuels us, rather than takes from us.”