Friday, November 28, 2014

Small Business Saturday

Tomorrow is one of my favorite days to shop small businesses in Ann Arbor-- and I owe it all to the Small Business Saturday program by American Express.  This year is even better!  If you have an American Express card, go online and register your card with the program.  It requires one click on the mobile app, and a link is on the first page of their website.

In the past, if you charged $10 or more on your registered card in a participating small business on the Saturday after black Friday, a $10 credit would appear on your statement.

This year, you are allowed 3 $10 credits!!  What a fantastic idea.

I thank you, American Express, and so do all of our lovely local businesses.

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

It's time to join the chipmunks--

3 years ago I started a blog called  At the time, I didn't know how long I could post about fun places to eat, shop and enjoy in Ann Arbor before running out of destinations-- but here we are, 3 years later, and it seems like we have just scratched the surface of fun places to go and things to do!

This is one of my first posts, and I like it--but what was I thinking?  This looks more like a month's work instead of a week's.

It's time to join the chipmunks, and get ready for winter!
Today is one of those gloomy, cold days that makes me want to sit in my chair and read a good book-- but instead, I decided to make THE LIST.

  1. Buy and stack wood for fireplace
  2. Reactivate Netflix subscription
  3. Find favorite soup recipes from last winter
  4. Winterize sprinkler system
  5. Hang Thanksgiving wreath 
  6. Compost Jack-o-lantern
  7. Put away lawn furniture
  8. Clean and fill bird feeder
  9. Bring in Christmas cactus from the porch-- oops.  Too late-- 
  10. Buy a new Christmas cactus when they are on sale.
I'm sure I'll add more things, but this is our honeydo list for this week!