Shop Local: Em & Me Designs- Carver, MA

Now more than ever it’s important to shop local. The Covid-19 Crisis is threatening to close many local businesses for good. Our friends and family members who have worked hard to provide goods and services are struggling, so this post is in support of all the South Shore, Massachusetts local restaurants, shops, and businesses. Many of which are offering free or discounted meals to essential workers, they are making masks in their shops, crafting red hearts to hang on our doors, making craft kits for kids to keep them busy. To all of these people I say thank you. Lets support them.

I’m going to highlight one local small shop that’s important to me, and that is Em & Me Designs wood working shop run by my sister-in-law, Meg. To say she’s talented is an understatement. Her specialty is making handmade wooden signs but she can basically create anything you would want. From small custom furniture, to customized name and business signs. Really if you have an idea she has the vision to make it happen. She has created many personalized name signs that make amazing wedding, anniversary, or new baby gifts. I was the lucky recipient of one of these signs for my birthday. She has also done signs showcasing our New England sports teams that are very popular. Recently Em & Me Designs created a sleek wooden sign for a local dentist office.

Many of the pieces are created using reclaimed wood in a farmhouse style, but she has also done many with a more modern and sleek look . Meg will truly give you a one of a kind piece and will work with you to create whatever style you are looking for which is one of the benefits of working with someone local. The customer service is top notch. You are getting something unique and exclusive. When you support local businesses you are investing in your town, state, and country. Support Em & Me Designs in Carver, MA and follow her on Facebook and instagram.

I want to hear from you. Lets give a shout out to some awesome South Shore, MA small businesses.

Shop local. Buy local. And thanks for reading.



Chances are. . .

if you grew up on the South Shore you went to Edaville Railroad as a kid and maybe your parents even went as kids. When you think if Edaville you probably get a little nostalgic remembering riding the train during the Christmas season, looking at the lights they had strung up along the 250 acre property. Today, Edaville has a lot more going on.  Not only do they continue to have the Christmas Festival of Lights but they now have many new attractions.  There is Thomas Land, for your little train lover, Dino Land for those that love dinosaurs,  and there are different themes almost every weekend. With over 90 rides and attractions its a great place to spend the day.


Located in Carver, MA it is a small, locally owned, family theme park that is perfect for younger kids and the young at heart.  I thought maybe my kids were outgrowing Edaville but when I asked them the other day if they would want to go back there wasn’t a second of hesitation when they both said yes.  I got an email the other day saying that there was a BOGO promotion going on where you can buy one anyday ticket and get one free so I went ahead and bought them.   As you can tell from my previous posts, I’m not a big fan of paying full price!  The park will be open from April-January and I’m sure we will find a day that we can go. The theme park has a great website where you can get all the information you need, but the BOGO deal is only running until 3/31 so if you are thinking of gong this year buy tickets now!

Maybe we’ll try something new and go for the “Pumpkins Aglow” event in October, or maybe we’ll stick with our tradition of going for the Christmas lights. Comment below if you have been to any of the the other Edaville events or plan on going. I’d love to hear your thoughts.

Little local places are my favorite.