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Shop In Sassy Style At WaterMark Corners

With an abundance of shopping choices for the holidays, I was happy to be able to find many gifts at one of my favorite locally owned stores, WaterMark Corners. Owned by mother-daughter team, Barbara and Amy Trimble, WaterMark Corners is a specialty gift and stationery store. The store is in three historic buildings on the John Deere Commons across from the John Deere Pavilion in downtown Moline, Illinois. It is always a pleasure to shop in the beautiful surroundings.

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Hope’s Bridal National Indoor Sidewalk Sale: Nov. 17th-26th

Designer Carolina Herrera, once said, “A wedding dress is both an intimate and personal for a woman – it must reflect the personality and style of the bride.” Along with the love, care, and passion that is reflected in your relationship, a wedding dress also needs to reflect the nature of the bride as an individual. As a bride, you have a dream of what that dress will be, and the realistic budget that must come with it. Now as a bride-to-be myself, I can attest to how true this is — a dream dress and a budget aren’t always the easiest pair to find…. Or are they?

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Small Business Saturday 2017

Small Business Saturday (Nov. 25, 2017) encourages people to support small, local businesses as you go about your holiday shopping. These businesses don’t have the millions of dollars to run national ad campaigns encouraging you to be there at 4 a.m. for an electronic gadget.  And maybe you do need a specific electronic gadget this year, but don’t forget small businesses have some really great stuff too!

Here are some places in the Quad Cities to shop that our bloggers have recently covered so check out the links for more details on each place!

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Holiday Downtown Celebrations 2017

This is a magical time leading up to the holidays.  In the Quad Cities and surrounding communities, many of the historic downtown districts decorate for the season and celebrate with events, parades, shopping, fireworks, living windows, and Christmas walks.  Thousands of people come to ring in the holiday season at these events.

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Chic Soiree – New Bakery in Davenport

I recently noticed a new business open up in the West End of Davenport, Chic Soiree, and decided to take a walk down to investigate. What I discovered was a delicious bakery with an amazing story behind it.

I was greeted by Sara Whelchel, a third generation cake baker, who kindly allowed me to hang out in her kitchen with her, while she frosted a cake and told me all about her new business.

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Visit A Retro Wonderland Near The Mississippi River

Last Saturday, after going to the Freight House Farmer’s Market in downtown Davenport, Iowa, on the banks of the Mississippi River, I was returning to my car with a load of fresh veggies and other goodies when an interesting historic building caught my eye. I walked across the street and made my first visit to River Bend Retro.

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