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The Thanksgiving Jean

These jeans are made for feasting! Beija-Flor's Kelly Skinny Emana features a zipperless, button-free design with a slightly higher rise that offers a lot of stretch and comfort, while the Emana® fabric soothes your skin. It looks like on-trend denim, but is probably the most comfortable thing you’ll ever wear.

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Why Shopping Small Makes a Big Impact

When you consider how many small businesses surround you in your everyday lives, think about the amount of time, commitment, and labor it takes to make these businesses both come to life and stay alive. Yet, many Americans frequent chain stores without considering their local small business options. Whether it's niche home decor, fun children’s books, salon services, clothing and accessories, organic puppy chow, or gourmet human treats - small businesses are too often overlooked for all the wrong reasons. Many customers assume that prices will be higher at a small business versus a big box store, and they tend to dismiss the perks that many small businesses can offer such as customer care, unique products, and community support. However,...

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Meet the Owners of Hollie Ray

Hollie Ray Boutique is owned by two sisters, Erica Reynolds and Noelle Holland.   1) Where did you grow up? How long have you lived in the area? Tell us about your family…   Our family is originally from Tallahassee, Florida (go Noles!), but we moved to Franklin when Erica was 14 and Noelle was 9, so we have considered Franklin our home. Erica attended Centennial High School and Noelle attended Independence. Both married their high school sweethearts while in college. Erica and Bryson who are celebrating 10 years of marriage this December have a two year old son, Parker. Noelle and Jackson just celebrated three years of marriage in October.   2) Tell us about the events that led up...

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