a social division in a traditional society consisting of families or communities linked by social, economic, religious, or blood ties, with a common culture and dialect, typically having a recognized leader.
Finding our tribe means linking with like-minded folks sharing their best ideas, good books, edgy, exciting, anointed music, real women beauty campaigns and like-causes. Here is where I'll be listing mine.
OPERATION SHOPPING SMALL
I've just gotta say I have some TALENTED friends. Smart business owners who make their own rules and create their own futures like a BOSS. This year I'm shopping small. But I'm getting a BIG BANG for my buck!
If YOU have a small home enterprise you'd like to promote on this website, just send me the link and a brief description and I'm on it!
SPREAD THE WORD! SHARE THEIR LINKS! AND LET'S GO SHOPPING!!
Leetah & lillian -- sparkly jewelry et al
Meet my friend Leetah Stanley and daughter Lillian. This lovely duo is a mother-daughter team of independent business owners who have discovered a fun and glitzy way to make friends and build a successful enterprise selling BLING!!
Find their Facebook group, Leetah and Lillian's L&L Sparklebaby VIP Group, and join in their LIVE shows each Monday and Thursday night. (These are sooo much fun!)
Everything is $5 and will be mailed to you weekly for a flat $4.50 postage fee.
Christmas shopping? DONE!
made by megan -- t-shirt Blankets
Meet my friend Megan Tatum Miller. Megan got the idea to make her first t-shirt blanket the summer she turned 20. Megan wanted to find a way to turn her old clothes into something other than a pile in the back of her closet.
When she made her own blanket, Megan discovered there was so much leftover t-shirt material that most people probably throw away. She turned the extra material into a "one for one" passion project and made a blanket for the Children's Hospital of Richmond at VCU. For every blanket that is ordered through this small business, at least one blanket is donated to the hospital.
The Powhatan Card Lady -- handmade greeting cards
Several years ago I invited my baby sister, Susan Pfeiffer, to attend a Stampin' Up Party and lo and behold she found her niche! Over the years she has become skilled in handmade card creations of all sorts! She keeps her prices reasonable (although I am forever encouraging her to increase the price -- knowing the time she takes with each one)
Compared to Hallmark, she's hands down better. And for around the same price. Incredible deal. Shop for all occasions. Find her on Facebook at Powhatan Card Lady. Message her for Christmas cards.
Check out her sale site here: powhatancardlady
photographs by sabrina
My friend Sabrina Hoffmeyer is a lifestyle portrait photographer in Mechanicsville, Virginia & capturing your beautiful life is what she loves.
Welcoming a newborn? Celebrating your graduating senior? Basking in the blessing of a growing family? Marrying your forever love? Capturing your parents golden years?
This is your legacy and she will be honored & blessed to be your family's photographer.
Find Sabrina on Facebook at Photography by Sabrina Hoffmeyer or contact her on her website PhotographybySabrina
My friend Jackie Beasley had a dream. And she didn't stop until she saw it come alive. A flower farm in rural Virginia where she could get her hands dirty and make beautiful creations in her woodsy acres of blooms.
Flower Forte' is a full-service florist. She can create a beautiful Christmas arrangement, wreath, or a blooming poinsettia for delivery before Christmas! Order early at 804-591-8827! Learn more about Jackie at flowerforte. You can also find Flower Forte' on Facebook.
My friend Lynda Somers Donahue's husband J. D. makes these exquisite butcher boards, featured in last month's Gathering section for Charcuteries. Contact J. D.'s Facebook page as listed below.
J.D.'s Butcher Boards
Jewel McChesney -- Artist
My friend Jewell McChesney was the featured artist in the first blog in the series Beauty Will Save the World, published in late November.
Jewel is a prophetic and intuitive painter in acrylics on canvas, a poet, intercessor, author, and daughter of God. Her paintings have showcased in art shows across the country. Jewel's art may be obtained through her online store at Jewell McChesney/Redbubble.
Books Worth Reading
Becoming Myself, Staci Eldridge
Shane Harris, King William County, VA, snapped the gorgeous butterfly on my Home Page slideshow and black/white window and old church on Home Page. Great shots, Shane! Shane has quite the eye.
Guest Blogger & Ministry
Grace & Truth, International
David and Kelly Krause
9.30.2020 Blog, "Beauty Will Save the World." The featured artist is Jewel McChesney, of Remlap, Alabama. Jewel is a prophetic and intuitive painter in acrylics on canvas, a poet, intercessor, author, and daughter of God. Her paintings have showcased in art shows across the country. Jewel's art may be obtained through her online store at Redbubble.