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If you’re looking for something on the dark side:
Make a purchase from our Etsy shop, JuJu Eyeball, and recieve a coupon code for January!
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Thursday evening, it started to sleet, and Friday morning, we woke up to this:
I know it may look like snow, but it’s mostly 2 inches of ice on the ground and street. Our driveway isn’t smooth concrete, by the way – it’s gravel – and it still looks like this, but packed down and slick from walking on it.
Now, to those of you up north, this scene might look pretty familiar, but to those of us in North Texas, it’s pretty rare. We tend to get snow once a year, around February, but ice like this is unusual. Of course, the city wasn’t prepared, so the roads weren’t prepped, and most of us are stuck at home. Fortunately, we’re within walking distance of a few gas stations and dollar stores, and we’re friends with our neighbors, so we haven’t been totally isolated. Arlington is a big city, though, and many people who live here work in Dallas or Fort Worth, which means they have to make it out of their icy neighborhoods before they can get on main roads and highways to make it there.
So, we’re just waiting for Monday, when things are finally supposed to start melting for good.
If you’re getting a little bored from being stuck inside, don’t forget about entering our giveaway here – today is the last day of our first week of giveaways!
How about some grown up snow day activities …
You can always start a new Pinterest board with pics of tropical vacations and summer outfits, or dance around to your favorite music to stay warm!
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If you’re in the DFW area, you’re most likely at home, because the schools and businesses are closed due to the unusually icy weather dramatically labeled the “Icepocalypse.”
So, it’s the perfect time to snuggle up with a book or movie, a cuddly blanket, an animal or two, and maybe even finish up some Christmas shopping online.
You can enter to win this week’s pin it to win it prize, a handmade fascinator from our Etsy shop:
Some members of our team are having special sales for the occasion. Just enter code ICEICEBABY at checkout. (I love the coupon code!) Receive 25% OFF a purchase of $15.00 or more from Buy Me Love through Sunday!
Plus, if you make a purchase from any Etsy Fort Worth team member this month, you can enter to win a prize package worth $100, plus coupons for January!
Order from our shop and receive 15% OFF your purchase in January.
Take a look at some of our favorite Etsy Fort Worth member items that make perfect gifts! (Click to view the listing.)
So, if you’ve watched the news or have been on any social media site lately, you’ve probably witnessed, and possibly participated in, the disappointment many have felt toward the companies who have decided to open, and even have mega-sales, on Thanksgiving this year. So, if you’re looking for a way to encourage big businesses to allow their employees to spend the day with their loved ones on Thanksgiving, the obvious choice is to not shop there on the holiday.
You can even go a step further, though, and not have to sacrifice awesome discounts and deals, by supporting local, small, and/or handmade businesses! You see, there’s this nifty day beyond Thanksgiving and Black Friday called Small Business Saturday, on which small businesses around the world participate in giving Black Friday worthy deals to their customers. To top it off, most of us small business people have websites and online stores, and can participate in Cyber Monday, a day when we can all stay in the comfort of our own homes (and, let’s be honest, pajamas,) and still find good deals on merchandise that we may not have been willing to fight the crowds for during the big, in-person shopping extravaganzas. The best part is that if you buy from small businesses online, you’re more likely to find more unique and personal items, and you can still have a less stressful shopping experience while you help your local economy thrive.
As for us, we’ll be offering 20% OFF your entire purchase from Saturday, 11/3, to Monday, 12/2 in our Etsy shop! Simply enter EFWHolidays at checkout to receive your discount. Not only that, but most of the members of our Etsy Fort Worth team will be offering various discounts or free shipping, too, and we’re all using the same discount code to keep things easy. Click the image above to view a list of the participating shops, and their special offers.
We wish you all a very happy Thanksgiving, and a happy holiday shopping experience!
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