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Jennifer Fox
Forever Smitten with Mitten

Forever Smitten with Mitten

It is with extreme excitement that Team FIND announces our Northern expansion! This project has been a long time coming in many ways... FIND owner Melani Wilson has spent decades in Northern Michigan, with family roots stretching back into the 70s near Little Traverse Lake. The area had become so special to the Wilson family, they became part time residents of Leland in 2001 to continue making memories with children, dogs, extended family and friends along the shores of Lake Michigan. Melani has always admired the wealth of artists and makers of the area, and finds the collective creative energy...

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Jennifer Fox
Thanks, 2020

Thanks, 2020

2020's Lessons in GratitudeHere we are at the close of 2020. It would be easy to kick the year to the curb and move forward towards hope for the end of the pandemic and a return to “normal.”  That is actually my first instinct. But as the days get shorter and we celebrate the season with our own traditions, I want to pause and acknowledge all of the good that came from 2020.A short, incomplete list, of the things I am grateful for regarding The FIND: 1. My amazing, hardworking, flexible employees. They adapted, turned on a dime, and came up with...

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To Give + Receive, Our Staff Gift Guide

To Give + Receive, Our Staff Gift Guide

We on Team FIND have many, many, many favorites in store, so it's no surprise we check a lot of items off our gift list by shopping in-house. And, it's even less of a surprise that what we really, really, really want can also be found at The FIND. Here's what we're planning to scoop up for our nearest and dearest, and what we'd like those same people to scoop up for us... *wink*

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Jennifer Fox
Shop Small, and How!

Shop Small, and How!

While it’s shop small season again, this year there’s a different urgency in the message.You see, if we don’t shop small and local, some businesses will not exist in 2021. It’s happening already. Some of our favorites have closed and may never re-open.  Small business in 2020 has been double the effort for half the enjoyment. We’re all living month to month, if not week to week or even day to day.I don’t speak for all, but I do want our customers and followers to know a few things:* The last 4 months of the year always account for half...

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