Shop Small: The Most Recommended Online Shops

Shop Small: The Most Recommended Online Shops

Small Business Saturday | Shop Small | organized CHAOS online | Recommended Businesses

Small Business Saturday is one of the coolest ideas that has taken too long to catch on. Let’s put a little hustle in this movement, shall we? So many creative and driven people are running their own businesses from online boutiques to Etsy shops to actual “brick and mortar” locations. The amount of work and sacrifice that goes into starting a small business is something nobody can plan for. It’s intense and a lot of stress. But the moment you make your first sale, or the day you connect with your first customer, it makes all your hard work worth it. To think that someone in the world came to your business and spent money they earned on something you’re offering, something that you love and feel passionate about – the feeling is immeasurable.

Not all of us were born with the entrepreneurial spirit. But most of us were born with the shopping one!

This is where organizedCHAOSonline steps up. It’s our job, dear shopping obsessed friends, to support these businesses on Saturday, November 30th, and on into the future.

What started back in 2010 by American Express to shine a spotlight on small and local businesses, has turned into a nationally observed holiday where we shop the passions of our peers. It is officially called “Small Business Saturday.”

Throw it out on social media, and you’ll see that you’re not the only one tweeting, posting on Facebook and even promoting in your Instagram feed with the hashtag #SmallBusinessSaturday.

Where should you shop?

Thanks for asking. Here’s our list of businesses you’ll want to shop this Small Business Saturday as recommended by the people we trust the most -YOU! The more this post gets shared, the more people will hear about these businesses. Click the share buttons below to help promote these hard-working businesses!

Start shopping!!



Custom Apparel

Rhinestone Sash:

  • Custom rhinestone sashes, shirts, etc for any occasion


Invitations and Papercraft

Pretty Pink Posh:

  • Embellishments for crafting projects

Stephanie Creekmur

  • Online stationery boutique and graphic design studio[


Bags, Clutches, Purses

Grandma’s Little Lilly:

  • Coupon Organizers, EReader Cases, iphone wallets

Hayden J:

  • Handcrafted bags, totes, clutches, etc.


Art, Illustrations, Prints & Photography

Charlie Duncan Photography

  • From portraits, to product shots, fine art for your walls, to mentoring

Otturatore Photography:

  • Specializing in newborn, children, and seniors and family photography

Flapper Doodle:

  • Illustrations of 1920’s flappers Eloise and Ramona, assorted illustrated goodies

I Love It All:

  • Subway art prints, posters, mini books, journals, greeting cards

Eryn Marie Designs

  • Decorative murals, hand painted furnishings and custom murals



Hardwear Designs:

  • Mixed media jewelry and art


  • Handmade Map and Book Cufflinks, Jewellery, and Decor

Olive Yew

  • Handmade trendy gold jewelry. Simple designs.


  • Artisan jewelry

The Noisy Cricket:

  • Personalized hand stamped sterling jewelry


Mens/Womens Clothing

Morton James Boutique:

  • Well curated mens and womens clothing and accessories
well curated clothing and accessories
well curated clothing and accessories


Children’s Clothing and Toys


  • Modern clothing for your little one

Addison Renee Boutique

  • Hair bows and a new line of boy accessories


Fitness, Health & Beauty

Nerium with Terri Yankovich

  • Skincare products


Housewares, Home Decor and Gifts

Oh Little Rabbit:

  • Eco Friendly, Organic, Hand Printed Housewares & Gifts

Printing Grounds:

  • Handcrafted wares for you and your home

re.Served by Victoria:

  • Reclaimed serving and home decor pieces customized with hand-drawn updates

Tennessee Sweet Tea Creations:

  • Handcrafted home decor

Aedriel Originals

  • Distinctive tableware and earthenware home accents



B is for Buttons:

  • Original buttons for all occasions, or make your own

Sisters Whimzy

  • Totes, bags, trunksters and other fun things. Will personalize.

C Jayne Teach

  • Organizational products for classrooms and educators

Flow Yoga Designs

  • Hand painted yoga mats and products all inspired by yoga

Haus of Ariella:

  • Jewelry, photography, home decor


Events and Party Supplies

Oh Goodie Designs

  • Custom party products. Event consulting and coordinating company


Giving Back, Nonprofit, Feel Good Shopping

Art to Aid

  • Artists of all kinds donating profits from art sales for charities you nominate


patti and tawsha

FREE Black Friday Shopping App. So Organized!

FREE Black Friday Shopping App. So Organized!

black friday app tgibf

Dare I say there’s a little sanity in Black Friday? This free app will give you a list of all the stores in our area, all coupons and ads available, let you search by category and even save your list so you don’t have to lug around all the ads. This is go-time and we have zero leeway to mess around.

It’s coupon clipping and shopping organization in one. Be still my heart.

The app is available on iTunes and for Android

Oh, and P.S. the app lists online resources like Amazon.

Click on the above links and get to planning!

tawsha connell

Are You Proud of Your Home State? Wear it on a “Home T” Shirt. {Giveaway}

Are You Proud of Your Home State? Wear it on a “Home T” Shirt. {Giveaway}


It’s the Last Day to Enter – Winner Announced on Sunday, August 11th!

The organizedCHAOSonline community is growing, and it’s all because of YOU! We are so incredibly grateful to be connected with you. But… who are you? We don’t want our readers to be just a number in our Facebook “Like” stats; we want to meet who we’re writing to, and where our posts are being read. Where do you live? What are you interested in reading?

We’d like to create an organized CHAOS online community of people across the nation who are interested in the same things we are, and think the same way we do. On our Facebook page a few days ago, we asked our readers to comment with their home state. The below states (and countries) checked in.

Organized CHAOS Online Home T Giveaway

Does yours have a pin? Show pride in where you live, by having your home represented on the map. We’d like to see pins on every state, and even expand into new countries!

Our Way of Thanking You…

We’re just so excited to hear from you all, we want to gift one of you a T-shirt that boasts your home state. We are IN LOVE with these shirts! To enter to win, see below (Entry deadline 8/11/13).

Organized CHAOS Online Home T Giveaway

“The Home T”


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Share This Contest With Your Friends!

You are welcome to post this contest on your blog or website. Click HERE to get any code you’ll need.

patti and tawsha


DIY Push Up “Glue” Pops

DIY Push Up “Glue” Pops


My son just started kindergarten which means he had to say “goodbye” to his Pre-K classes and incredible teachers.

I found this how-to on School “Glue” stick push up pops. It was cute but I wanted to make some changes. That’s my answer to everything, by the way. I never take anything at face value. My project is what you see in the pictures.



  • Push up pops (Michaels)
  • Candy (white)
  • Ribbon (orange in two different sizes)
  • Cardstock
  • Glue dots
  • A Lifetime movie playing in the background
  • Your favorite drink
  • Time to yourself


This is the easiest freaking project on the face of this planet. Here’s how:

  1. Click HERE for the “glue” tag printables. Print on cardstock and cut out.
  2. Stuff the Push up Pops with white candy (just like glue – get it?)
  3. Wrap the thick ribbon around the top and adhere with glue dots. Do the same at the bottom with the thinner ribbon
  4. Stick the rectangle label on the front.
  5. Call it good.
  6. Appear amazing and pretend like this was really hard. When people compliment you, don’t blow it off like it was nothing. Be enthusiastic as if this took the better part of a week.

tawsha connell