As much as I love buying handmade, shopping on Etsy and buying online it's also a personal preference of mine to shop locally. This morning, enjoying the fabulous spring weather, Little Guy and I have been for a walk to our local town center. The benefits were many - walking for exercise and fresh air, using the new stroller and the lovely extra service and discounts we got. It pays to be a regular customer, friendly and have a cute baby with you! We got a little extra at each shop we went to. It really put a spring in my step.