Sharing the very best in independent shops online

Instagram Challenge #LoveOurShopsMonth Highlights Week 2

I am so excited and proud to be running an Instagram Challenge, #loveourshopsmonth.  Sharing how amazing independent shops are (both online and on the high street).

#LoveOurShopsMonth is going so well.  It has already exceeded the little goals I wrote on a post it note and stuck to my screen.  I have no idea why I ever thought no one would join in.  So weird what you worry about.

Here is a lovely little roundup of the highlights for week 2.

If you fancy being inspired a little more, the Instagram #loveourshopsmonth feed is here

 

Instagram Challenge #loveourshopsmonth sharing how amazing independent shops are. Love Our Shops UK shopping directory for independent shops.

Instagram Challenge #loveourshopsmonth week 2 highlights

What is #LoveOurShopsMonth?

In case you have no idea what I am talking about, there is a little explanation and a list of the prompts in week one highlights.  Basically independent shops are sharing some wonderful posts over on Instagram. Check out the #LoveOurShopsMonth feed to see.

WEEK TWO

Week 2 was all about getting behind the scenes more and looking into the lives of the shop keepers and the people involved in running and supporting these lovely independent shops.  Some brilliant things were shared.

DAY 6 : CORNER

Instagram Challenge #loveourshopsmonth sharing how amazing independent shops are. Love Our Shops UK shopping directory for independent shops.

Day 6 CORNER:  @madebyracheluk, @littlehamperco, @houseofprty, @thelittleblackcat, @jiminypop and @loveourshopsuk.

 

DAY 7 : UNIQUE SPECIAL QUIRKY

Instagram Challenge #loveourshopsmonth sharing how amazing independent shops are. Love Our Shops UK shopping directory for independent shops.

DAY 7:  @clbletter, @anonlingerie, @onlywillowdesigns, @chloeodriscolldesigns, @theshininglightco, @twinkleandmeofficial.

 

DAY 8 : THE BEST PART OF THE DAY

Instagram Challenge #loveourshopsmonth sharing how amazing independent shops are. Love Our Shops UK shopping directory for independent shops.

DAY 8:  @beyond_measure_uk, @lisagreendesigns, @inspiredbycaithness, @thelittleblackcat , @paperpetalsltd, @loveourshopsmonth.

DAY 9 : LOOK INSIDE

Instagram Challenge #loveourshopsmonth sharing how amazing independent shops are. Love Our Shops UK shopping directory for independent shops.

DAY 9:  @deedeeandboo, @ameliascrafthouse, @littlehandprintcompany, @savonclaire, @littlehamperco, @loveourshopsuk.

 

DAY 10 : SUPPORT

Instagram Challenge #loveourshopsmonth sharing how amazing independent shops are. Love Our Shops UK shopping directory for independent shops.

DAY 10:  @maria_loveyourskin, @sittingpretty25, @stokedcrafts, @siopsioned, @toyoufromalice and @daffodowndilly.

SHARING IS KINDNESS

Part of an Instagram Challenge is the support people taking part give each other.  Either within the group or on the Instagram posts.

We voted for the KINDEST PERSON OF THE WEEK.  The one that stands out the most for their support.

The Kindness award for week two goes to the lovely Coraline of @coralineandthehooks.   Thank you Coraline, we are all so grateful.

Instagram Challenge #loveourshopsmonth sharing how amazing independent shops are. Love Our Shops UK shopping directory for independent shops.

Instagram Challenge #loveourshopsmonth:  Coraline and the Hooks – the kindness award.

 

 

I have loved week two of my Instagram Challenge #loveourshopsmonth.  I never knew it was going to be so enjoyable.

All the information about the challenge can be found here.

The Facebook Group setup for the challenge has all the resources and support you need to join in.  Be lovely to see you there.

Go and get some amazing inspiration.  Show these lovely business some support, view the #loveourshopsmonth feed and go like, comment and follow all those that inspire you.  They will appreciate it so much.

Looking forward to week 3.

Barbara x

Instagram Challenge #loveourshopsmonth sharing how amazing independent shops are. Love Our Shops UK shopping directory for independent shops.

Instagram Challenge #loveourshopsmonth

 

 

Please be aware. All opinions in this blog post are mine. Though I mention lots of shops and small businesses here, you must form your own opinion as to whether the shop or business and their products or services are for you.

I aim to include only independently owned shops and businesse.  Sometimes it is tricky to work out if they are.  So, as far as I can tell, they are independently owned, but apologies if the odd one that is not slips into my blog post….they hide it well!

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