Dianne Lively Yost

Dianne Lively Yost

By Dianne Lively Yost, Biz Buzz Columnist

But before we start the music, y’all need to put a few things on your calendar! First up! Amelia’s at 172 South Main Street in downtown Madison is hostin’ a Sorrelli Jewelry Trunk Show this Friday, Dec. 6 from 12:30 p.m. til 5 p.m.! Check out the ad in this week’s Citizen to see how fabulous this jewelry line is!

Plus there will be libations and goodies! Next up is the Jefferson Square Parkside Blockparty Friday Dec. 6 from 5 p.m. til 8 p.m.! Check out all the cool shops and galleries hostin’ this fab fun event including JK Linens, Artisan’s Alley, Teal Couture, I. Bowman Gallery and Madison Artists Guild Gallery! These shops are located across from Town Park! Check out their fantastic ad for more! They’re gonna have wine, refreshments, door prizes and GREAT DEALS! Love it!

And on the other side of Town Park on West Washington Street at Ava Alexander and Town & Country on Friday, Dec. 6 they are hostin’ Naughty or Nice? Make your list and check it twice from 4 p.m. til 8 p.m. with libations and refreshments! Wow! Shopping local has never been so much fun!

BB&G located on Main Street in downtown Madison is hostin’ Ali & Bird Jewelry Truck Show Dec. 5 through Dec. 8 with semi- precious stones and fresh water pearls! Love it! Plus on Saturday, Dec. 6 BB&G is hostin’ a book signing event with Michael Kitchens for his book Ghosts of Grandeur from 1 p.m. til 4 p.m.! Anyhow! For the next few week’s The Biz Buzz is gonna pay tribute to our local merchants and advertisers!

So without further ado . . . move over Julie Andrews ‘cause there’s a new version of My Favorite Things in town! Let’s sing it y’all:

Gussies Christmas Village and Old Gringo Boots form Barkin’ Dogs, Delicious Amici pizza and Artisan’s Alley turquoise. Madison Downtown Dollars stacks tied up with string, These are a few of my favorite things. Amelia’s Miraclebody tops that hide Yesterday’s Café pie servings.

The North Face jackets from Town & Country and soft LilyBeth’s pillows, A wrap from Ava Alexander . . .Can you hear the Cha-Ching? These are a few of my favorite things.

Silky sheets from JK Linens that don’t cost a fortune. Creamy Scoops ice cream and white smiles from Scherer Family Dentistry. Eddie’s ChopHouse Chicken Soup that will make your tummy sing, These are a few of my favorite things.

When the husband shouts. When the budget stings. When I’m felling sad. I simply remember my favorite things and then I don’t feel so bad.

Keith Rex’s J&K Fleas An’Tiques and Just out of the Kloset. Junque Korner and Jacks & Kings and don’t forget J&K An’Tiques Etc. Laughing Moon and In High Cotton all make for a fabulous shopping fling, These are a few of my favorite things!

Framed art from The Creative Mark and Verner Burgers from The Caboose. Bargain finds at The Madison Flea Market and Archipelago Candles from Pure Bliss. BB&G’s Pandora charms that sizzle with Bling, These are a few of my favorite things.

Hair color from Petals Salon that make me look younger. Fab fashions at Teal Couture and dog beds from Charcoal Lane A Pasta supper from Ricardo’s Kouzzina will make your mood swing, These are a few of my favorite things.

Straight teeth from Paschal and line dancin’ at Cowboys, Boar’s Head at Madison Produce and a Christmas Tree from Jack’s Creek. Antique Sweets Chocolate that’s made for a king. These are a few of my favorite things.

When the checks bounce. When the limit’s reached. When I’m feeling bad. I simply remember my local favorite things and then I don’t feel so sad.

Ding dang! I’ll have to come up with another song next week to get in all of our great local Citizen advertisers! Thanks y’all! Now get out there and Shop LOCAL!