Meet the newest addition to our family, Mael Angelo Bandoma Callado.
Mael at 10 days old
Mael was born on August 8, 2018 at 12:29 pm, weighing 6 lbs. and 11 oz., 19 in. in length, in Oakland, California. Mael was named after Mari’s maternal grandfather Ismael and Angelo is Marc’s second name. Mommy and baby are doing well.
Thank you Rochelle Soriano-Yasis for taking these amazing pictures.
We are so honored to once again be nominated for the 10th Annual Oakland Indie Award for Ripple Effect which recognizes a business that supports the local economy by buying supplies and services from other local vendors, creating a “ripple effect” as money circulates within the community.
Congratulations to our fellow nominees as well. For a full list, see http://www.oaklandindieawards.com/2016-nominees.html
Find out if we win on May 12 @ OMCA! Tix at bit.ly/oakindiestix
What are you doing today to celebrate?
If you don’t have any plans yet, check out this great list from 510 Families for Fourth of July activities in the East Bay: https://www.510families.com/11-things-to-do-on-the-4th-of-july/
Ahhhhh! It’s coming up fast and we’re super excited. Today, I did a make up and hair trial and also spent some time working on our wedding website. We really need to finish up our wedding invitations asap so that’s on our to-do list this weekend. Hope you have a wonderful Fourth of July weekend!
We launched this contest a couple of weeks ago and you have around two more weeks to enter! It’s super easy to join, simply:
Fill in the blank: Love is ______________
Use hashtag: #idealdatenight on Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter
Optional: Upload a pic and tag your love.
If your entry gets the most votes then you get the grand prize:
We are also giving away several prizes to randomly selected entries:
2 tickets to Bacon & Beer Festival
2 tickets to Comedy Oakland
$50 gift certificate to Phat Matt’s BBQ
We’re adding more prizes every week so follow us to keep up to date. For more information, check out idealdatenight.com.
We needed a caffeine fix after visiting Holman Ranch as a potential wedding venue. We love their POS sign “resist corporate coffee”
Lucky Three Seven
An Oakland restaurant serving fresh Filipino food is feeding the Bay Area community by giving away free food until it runs out on December 23, 2014.
The restaurant is located at 2868 Fruitvale Avenue, Oakland, CA 94602
Is your email inbox full of marketing emails from national retailers? It’s hard to resist because we’re all busy…it’s so much easier to just buy your present from a big box store or national retailer when they’re offering BIG discounts and even free shipping/guaranteed shipping before Christmas.
We hope you consider SHIFTING some of your spending this holiday season to a local business because…
Are you done with your holiday shopping yet? We hope that you make your way to your local and independent shops this holiday season to buy any last-minute presents.
Growing up, thanksgiving has always been my favorite holiday. I think it’s because my birthday usually lands on Thanksgiving weekend. Nothing beats good food (including birthday cake) and time with my family.
We usually spend Thanksgiving with my uncles, aunties and cousins. I come from a big family – my dad has 9 brothers and sisters so you can imagine how many cousins I have – and scheduling time to meet up with everyone is pretty difficult. Thanksgiving was the only holiday that we could count on where usually, everyone can make it.
Has anyone else noticed how corporate America squirmed its way into this holiday? Many retail chains are open during Thanksgiving now and I feel sad for retail workers who HAVE to work this holiday season. As consumers, are we really that hungry for sales? Do we really need one more day to shop? Our society has moved away from thanksgiving being a national holiday to be spent with friends and family into the biggest shopping weekend. What do you think about this? Will you be shopping on Thanksgiving?
Whatever you do, we hope that you and your loved ones have a wonderful thanksgiving. We really are thankful for your support of Shift Local and we hope that if you do shop this weekend, you make your way to local and independent shops.
When do you start shopping for holiday presents? Do you do most of your shopping during Thanksgiving weekend? We hope that you consider supporting local and independent businesses on
“Black Friday” Plaid Friday! Check out Oakland Grown’s website for more information.
“As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them.” – John F. Kennedy