“First Friday” Finds!

Across America in every town there is that hidden jewel of a shop where you can find unique finds. I have become a fan of a community event in Kansas City called “First Fridays” This three day event takes place the first Friday, Saturday and Sunday of each month located in the “West Bottoms” of Kansas City, MO.  I patronized two shops where I found some unique finds. One shop was the “The Painted Sofa” a home goods boutique. This three story boutique specializes in old, new, and unique decor and painted furniture.  I found these adorable earrings with a floral print made out of paper, yes I said paper at The Painted Sofa.  They are made by a company called The Sweet Lemon Project. This company is located in Kansas City, Mo. The earrings I purchased were $13.00 a pair.  Make sure to check out their website, they have some fun and unique items! I love local businesses…make sure to shop local whenever you can!

The second item I purchased was from another local company called The Button Buck.  I purchased the “Inspire” ring shown above for $13.00.  Their jewelry is made from upcycled materials and typed fonts from old books and dictionaries.  I absolutely love their trendy jewelry. The fact it’s affordable and can be customized is an added bonus!

My “First Friday” adventure continued with a visit to The Pink Daisy  This shop offers unique gifts including home decor, accessories, furniture and more! I love the fact that they have a men’s grooming line. The men’s line is a company called “Sunflower Body.” They carry beard growth serum, beard balm and aftershave. So ladies if your main man has a beard be sure and check this product out! I also started to notice a trend in earrings now. It looks like the new trend is making products out of recycled material and leather. The earrings above are made out of leather and are so adorable. My twin sister picked up a pair for herself.  Our country is founded on small businesses so remember to support and shop locally in the town you live in! Every town in America has that unique hidden jewel where you can find a special piece. Remember to be “not like ordinary!” as my late father always said!

“You Can’t Buy Happiness But You Can Buy Local And That’s Kind Of The Same”-Unknown