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post #1 of 26
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My new love is supporting small business. I know there are those struggling in the world right now, and I hate to see small businesses go under because of it. We obviously can't list our own, but let's list our faves!!!!

There is this store in downtown mount vernon called fifth and main- I adore it! The woman that owns it is the sweetest thing you ever met and the prices are great. It's cute knick knack things.

I love my local Chiropractor- Vital Chiro (also in Mount Vernon)

And I absolutely adore Hayden Transformations (general contractors). They don't have their main website up just yet, but I linked their myspace where they have a few photos of the work they've done. I swear they can do anything from electrical, to drywall, to installing tile and wood floors and anything you could imagine.

Oh! And naturopath/midwife in Lynnwood- Brandi Ross. Her practice is called Moonrise Health and Birth.


You know, it would be good to list things we need also in case anyone has a good contact... I could use a fabulous naturopath in Bellingham if anyone knows one. I travel to Lynnwood to see Brandi (and I would do that first), but if I need someone in a pinch, I'd love a good contact.

post #2 of 26
Thread Starter 
Guess I"m the only one that supports small business.
post #3 of 26
I have several I enjoy, but since I am down in Portland, Oregon. I thought I would leave mine for another thread, but so you don't feel alone.
I love, love, love my two main diaper suppliers
punkinbutt.com and zoombabygear.com

Our favorite toy shops are
Finnegan's and Spielwerk toys

We love shopping Portland Saturday market and all the local farmer's and art markets.
post #4 of 26
I get my milk from Golden Glen Creamery. Not raw, but slow pasturized and non-homogenized and oh so good! I can't make it up to them to buy it in the winter (I get it at the farmer's market direct on the summer), but they carry it at PCC.

I also live in a very agricultural area, so we support a ton of local farms.

As for toys, I LOVE White Horse Toys in Gilman Village (Issaquah).
post #5 of 26
In Vancouver but Boomba Toomba is awesome!!

I too love Zoom Baby Gear and Milagros is nice as well.

All three are MDC members as well.

Remember that a lot of small businesses are going to be affected by the CPSIA (check out thread in activism) so please write your reps, congressmen!
post #6 of 26
Thread Starter 
I love it when it's a local small business AND an mdc member!!! My chiropractor in the first thread falls under that category as well.

Oh! There's a consignment shop in Marysville called Mimi's Kids on Grove that I love too. The gal that owns it is so sweet.
post #7 of 26
We love Kids at Heart on Hawthorne in PDX.
post #8 of 26
I like Tru Health in the Bothell Mill creek area http://www.truhealth.com/pr_092402.htm It's like a health food convenience store. No fresh veggies, but tons of supplements, gluten-free products, raw milk and cheese, a well-stocked freezer section, cultured vegetables, alternative sweeteners, coconut oil, alternative flours, natural cleaning supplies, magazines, etc. It's like a mini Mana Mills.

And across the street is Saturday's child. They have a cloth diaper drawer! I've scored all I need for now, so I'm happy to share
post #9 of 26
Great thread idea!!!

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Originally Posted by Doula Dani View Post
Oh! And naturopath/midwife in Lynnwood- Brandi Ross. Her practice is called Moonrise Health and Birth.
dd has been seen by her a few times. She's pretty rockin'.

I wholeheartedly recommend Zippy's Java Lounge in dtown Everett. It's everything I'd ever want in a coffeehouse/cafe. I'm seriously in love with Zippy's, hehe. I've also long been a fan of Spotted Cow -- there are two locations in Mill Creek (Thomas Lake shopping Center on 132nd & 35th, and Mill Creek Town Center).
post #10 of 26
Pacific Flyway Art Gallery in Spokane (on Sprague Ave, near downtown). Top quality picture-framing.

Woman-owned. She is 39 years old. She has three children and is a breast cancer survivor (had a double mastectomy in October) and could use any and all framing business you have!!
post #11 of 26
My knitting group meets at A Gathering Grove Bookstore/Coffee House in Everett. They have a kid's play area in the back with Melissa and Doug toys (including a train table) and are very kid friendly- in fact, the owner's kids are often there. I also love Vinaccio Coffee in Marysville.

I buy most of my gifts at Details in Marysville. They carry great kids stuff (m&d, groovy girls, Burts Bees, etc), some wonderful kitchen and home decor items, and gift wrap everything for free.
post #12 of 26
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I like Tru Health in the Bothell Mill creek area http://www.truhealth.com/pr_092402.htm It's like a health food convenience store. No fresh veggies, but tons of supplements, gluten-free products, raw milk and cheese, a well-stocked freezer section, cultured vegetables, alternative sweeteners, coconut oil, alternative flours, natural cleaning supplies, magazines, etc. It's like a mini Mana Mills.
wow, i live right down the road and have never been. thanks for the recommendation.

i love Top Ten Toys in Greenwood, and Tree Top Toys in Redmond. And Pizza Works in Lake Forest Park has freaking delicious pizza and a whole plethora of GF options.
post #13 of 26
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And Pizza Works in Lake Forest Park has freaking delicious pizza and a whole plethora of GF options.
Yes yes yes, I love them, and Bob the owner is a very dedicated & friendly fellow. They have lots of veg*n options as well. It's apparently considered to be in Bothell, but very near Kenmore & LFP.

http://www.pizza-works.net/

For Seattle-ites, I recommend Juliano's on Pine, a block or two down from Bauhaus. I wouldn't exactly call it family-friendly per se, but I love that he also has pizza with gf/veg*n options, and it's a little more affordable.
http://theseattledish.blogspot.com/2...ccomended.html
And Juliano is really the character that they say he is.
post #14 of 26
I love, love, LOVE Dr. Brandy--she is our new pediatrician for both of our kids, and was my midwife when DS was born a couple of weeks ago. She is wonderful!

For great toys: Top Ten Toys in Seattle. Or Planet Happy Toys, also in Seattle (right near the Queen Mary teahouse). Or Izilla.

I also love Birth & Beyond near the arboretum, and their new baby shop in Fremont. They have about everything a pregnant or newly post-partum mama could want.

For herbs: Dandelion Botanical in Ballard. Also in Ballard: Mon Petit Shoe for great kids' shoes & clothing.
post #15 of 26
I looove Tru Health, in Bothell, too! I get my raw milk from there and the owner lady is soo knowledgable. She gave me some great info on PH and what I needed to do to balance out my dd's PH because she was so yeasty.

I also love Gourmet Latte', there are soo many locations, you can look it up on gourmetlatte.com.

My mom makes the most wonderfful Goatmilk soap! Its so natural and cleans anything from cherry stains on clothes to blue pen marks on couches to oil spots etc. The most effective all around cleaner! And it picks up smells like nothing else. I even use it to cleam scum off my shower.

I see Tracy King at the Alderwood Mall J.C. Penny for my hair needs! Looove that lady!

My NUCCA Chiropractor is Dr. Abramson. Only the best! He is in South Everett, his wife had 4 homebirths and a great family man. You can look up nucca.org to learn about how precise his technique is compared to a reg. chiro. PM me for his number!
post #16 of 26
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For Seattle-ites, I recommend Juliano's on Pine, a block or two down from Bauhaus. I wouldn't exactly call it family-friendly per se, but I love that he also has pizza with gf/veg*n options, and it's a little more affordable.
http://theseattledish.blogspot.com/2...ccomended.html
And Juliano is really the character that they say he is.
I second the recommendation for Julianos! Yummy yummy! Good to know a few people here eat GF, maybe we should have a pizza party some time.
post #17 of 26
I thought of a good one -- my neighbor is one of the owners of The Confectional, down at Pike Place Market. Their cheesecake treats are divine, and many of the cheesecake truffles are gluten free.

http://www.theconfectional.com/
post #18 of 26
I can't believe I forgot Champion Grocery Outlet in Issaquah. It's run by a brother and sister (as far as I can tell). They basically buy overstocks or things close to their pull date and sell them really cheap. They specialize in organic and natural foods and gluten free items. Lots of different grains, flours, beans, etc. http://championfoods.googlepages.com/
post #19 of 26
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I can't believe I forgot Champion Grocery Outlet in Issaquah. It's run by a brother and sister (as far as I can tell). They basically buy overstocks or things close to their pull date and sell them really cheap. They specialize in organic and natural foods and gluten free items. Lots of different grains, flours, beans, etc. http://championfoods.googlepages.com/
Actually it's run by a mother and son (and his wife), but I like that place too! They even take any form of currency and its fun to see the ones they have displayed (and my dd's love playing with their mini poodle named Halo).

We get our fresh raw milk from a farm in Enumclaw: www.meadowwoodorganics.com
post #20 of 26
I second Izilla! So fun.
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