2020 Holidays: Shop Local

Gift guide season is in full swing and I had my first one all ready to go for today. Those of you who subscribe to my Sunday newsletter know that my gift guide for gals was coming out first, followed by guys next week, and then finally a round up of wonderful presents you can find locally. ⁣

But this morning I realized my strategy is a little flawed, especially given the year we’re having. Even though my intention is to give holiday shoppers extra time for delivery of their online purchases, my first priority has be the small businesses that make the North Shore such a vibrant place to live.⁣

I encourage you now more than ever to shop your favorite local businesses.
⁣And if you’re a small business owner, please let me know how I can help you this holiday season. Message me with a product or service that you would like me to share and I will be sure to include it in my local shopping guide at the beginning of December.⁣

In the meantime, I will be posting “Ann Marie’s Favorite Things Gift Guide for Your Favorite Ladies” tomorrow, but wanted you to know that I am working behind the scenes to share the best of the North Shore very soon. 

And just in case you have a hankering for these cookies (they are my mom’s recipe and they’re so good!), here’s how to make them.


My name is Ann Marie Scheidler and I'm thrilled you've decided to check out my blog. I'm a pearl-loving yogi with a thing for travel, a weakness for beautiful bags, and a passion for storytelling. In this space, I'll be sharing stories about my family, go-to recipes, my wellness journey, fashion and beauty favorites, and my love for Chicago’s North Shore. I find new inspiration wherever I go. Thanks so much for coming along for the ride!


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