Anyone else waiting for ReDoubt to blow already.. UGHH.. The suspense is killing me.
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2/2/09 at 11:43am
BTW Fairbanks mamas the Enchanted Forest Toy Store (next to the Bakery) will be reopened for all your toy buying business this Wed (Feb 4th) :
Maybe i have been the only one jonesing for a toy fix but I thought i would let you all know.
On a related note BlueBerry Baby just got in a wooden kitchen that looks fantastic, they should be taking orders shortly.
Sheesh, just drove home in a total white-out. Looks like 10" at once! Think it'll be several up high, at least. Wowza
And, yeah, Redoubt tonight? Everyone's buzzing again...
I agree. DH and I have made a verbal agreement that we will not eat at any chain restaurants if we can help it. But boy is it hard when the taco bell craving hits! LOL
And when Target is having 50% off all clearance items as well ($2 for a $20 shirt!)...................Sigh........
It's so hard to do the "right" thing all the time.
But the more we get out there and support local businesses the better off we all are I say!
Franchise...... well I dont know much but DH used to work for Mr. Rooter back in Montana. They paid into the franchise to get started and also pay like $5000 a month to keep the name and be able to use all the copy-righted materials. They also must follow all the company rules and policies. That is all I know.
I shop at the commissary and wish they carried local milk. I love seeing that cute "alaska grown" lable on the jug! LOL
We buy only Alaska grown carrots and potatoes from the grocery store so I know that helps. I would frequent the farmers markets more if they were bigger and had more of a variety. I guess this summer I will have to explore them all a bit more. They are so scattered about.
what about Natural Pantry? That store intrigues me and I would like to shop there more and buy some of their bulk flour and stuff.
I also have fallen in love with Alaska Mill and Feed, they are pretty cool. They do make their own dog food, treats and animal feed, plus the Arctic Melt is made there at their plant here in Anchorage.
I hear they have an awesome plant and garden section in the summer! The staff there is totally awesome and the more hardworking and friendliest of any store I have been to. (I dont even work there any more and I still am bragging about them! LOL)
Buying made in the USA products is nearly impossible. what a shame.