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April 18, 2022
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Creative Collective’s Mother’s Day Gift Guide

by Felicia Cheney
Gosh we love Mom. And also Dad. And also Caretakers. And also Pet Moms and Parents. Also Mentors. Honestly, any kind human who’s there for us when we need them. But since greeting card companies have declared the second Sunday in May as the day to celebrate all things MOM, we’ve put together this handy little guide for you to
April 18, 2022
February 7, 2022
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7 Soothing Products to Help You Relax This Winter

by Felicia Cheney
No one would argue that February is often dark and less than pleasant. While there are warm, cozy events happening, lots of chocolate to eat, and people are starting to slowly make their way out of hibernation – sometimes we need a little extra help with our self-care. Here are seven of our favorite products to help you decompress, de-stress,
February 7, 2022
January 27, 2022
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Vampires, Chocolate, and Bachata – Your Guide to Valentine’s Day 2022

by Felicia Cheney
Editor’s Note: If you feel like something is missing from the list, send our editor a message at joeyphoenix@creativecollectivema.com for consideration. It’s just over two weeks to Valentine’s Day (aka: Galentine’s Day, Palentine’s Day, Meowlentine’s Day, whatever you prefer). And if you don’t already have plans or reservations somewhere with candles and roses, or if that’s just not really your
January 27, 2022
January 13, 2022
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The Art of Thrifting with Lisa Ann Schraffa Santin

by Felicia Cheney
by Joey Phoenix For those in the know, thrifting is one of the BEST ways to achieve a wardrobe that’s unique to your style and personality. The ability to change out pieces for the season or on a whim without making too big of a dent in your wallet is one of the many boons secondhand shopping has to offer.
January 13, 2022
December 2, 2021
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#ShopLocal – Stocking Stuffers $15 or Under from Local Makers

by joeyphoenix
Deck the halls, decorate the tree, stuff those stockings! Not only are these last minute gifties a lot of fun, but they’ll only set you back about as much as your subscription to Spotify Premium or two orders of Cinnamon Dulce Lattes with Oat Milk. P.S. We saw your Spotify Wrapped, you have great taste. Home, Hearth, and Kitchen Coasters
December 2, 2021
November 30, 2021
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#ShopLocal from Your Couch this Holiday Season

by joeyphoenix
The Holiday rush is overrated. The best way to shop is in your favorite onesie while watching the new live action remake of Cowboy Bebop (is that just us?). But having to go hunting for all of the best of online stores from local makers is also an annoying task and ugh, who has the energy? Luckily for you, we
November 30, 2021
November 19, 2021
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Guide to Small Business Saturday Shopping and Events North of Boston

by joeyphoenix
It’s almost time for #SmallBusinessSaturday. Couched between Black Friday and Cyber Monday, Small Business Saturday encourages holiday shoppers to #staylocal and support the businesses that are right there in their own towns. Many small businesses in North Shore communities rely on profits from shopping holidays to thrive, and small business Saturday helps point people in the right direction. Here is
November 19, 2021
November 16, 2021
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5 Ways to Shop Small, Support Local Artists at This Year’s Lydia Pinkham Open Studios

by joeyphoenix
By Joey Phoenix The 15th Annual Lydia Pinkham Open Studios takes place this weekend, November 20th and 21st from 10:00am – 5:00pm, offering 3 floors of more than 60 artists, makers, and food purveyors at the Historic Lydia Pinkham Building at 271 Western Ave in Lynn. This year, the organizers of Lydia Pinkham Open Studios have also teamed up once
November 16, 2021
November 11, 2021
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#StayLocal2021 Guide to Beverly, MA

by joeyphoenix
#StayLocalMA (#StayLocal2021) is an innovative and collaborative regional approach to explore, dine, and shop locally. Creative Collective created The Stay Local MA Campaign to support your favorite small businesses throughout the community – both in-store and online and keep your money local. “Small businesses are the lifeblood of most communities and on the North Shore that couldn’t be more true,”
November 11, 2021
October 8, 2021
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Shop Halloween Tricks and Treats from Local Makers!

by Felicia Cheney
By Dakota Draper Spooky season is here! What can be better than stocking up on some local and handmade doodads? From creepy art prints to magic potions and spell kits, there is something for everyone. Here are our favorite pics of Halloween goodies from Local Makers. Even cats!  Cauldron Critters “Trick or Treaties” Mystery Blind Box Set (Series 2) from
October 8, 2021