The View From This Side – November 2017

I love the spirit of thankfulness that surrounds this time of year. It speaks to my heart in such a personal way. There is so much to be thankful for, and I’ve recently embraced a Bible verse from 1 Thessalonians 5:18 that says it all – “Give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.” As we celebrate with family and friends this month, please take a moment to give thanks to the One from whom all blessings flow.

This is also an exciting cover for me! Accent Prone owner Cheri Lingafeldt has family ties to mine. Her grandparents (the Camerons) were best friends of my parents. I have so many fond childhood memories with her family. Cheri and her husband, Justin, have built an amazing business – it’s hard to find words to express how very proud I am of them both. If you haven’t visited their store yet, you must add this to your to-do list immediately. I promise you’ll question why you’ve waited so long. Accent Prone is chock-full of furniture market samples, home décor and tons of jewelry, clothing and gifts! You can read more about their story on page 55.

Accent Prone has been a part of our magazine since they opened their store five years ago and it is exciting to watch a small business grow and thrive. This is truly what Forsyth Woman is all about – small business supporting small business. It’s even better when the people you work with are so near and dear to your heart!

Small Business Saturday is coming up on November 25th. Please be loyal to local as you shop the after-Thanksgiving sales on Small Business Saturday, but don’t stop there! I encourage you to shop local for ALL of your holiday shopping this year, not just this one day. If you need a starting point, look no further than the pages of Forsyth Woman – there are so many wonderful local businesses that advertise with us, I think you would be hard pressed to find a gift you needed that one of our advertisers couldn’t supply! Your support of our advertisers and of ALL local businesses is important. It matters. Every dollar you spend in the local market with local businesses matters to our community’s economy.

Besides Thanksgiving, do you know what else November is known for? It’s the beginning of Engagement Season! Engagement season runs between November – February and more couples will get engaged during these four months than any other throughout the year. We are proud to announce that the newest issue of Forsyth Woman Engaged! has arrived! You’ll want to pick up your hot-off-the-press copy (they are in all the local Harris Teeters!) and give it to anyone you know who is newly engaged! This issue promises to be full of fabulous local inspiration for brides-to-be! Visit for a list of all the distribution spots. If you would like your recent engagement or wedding photo featured in an upcoming issue of Forsyth Woman Engaged! be sure to email it to

We are thankful for you. Every single month. That you choose to read our magazines is something for which I’ll never be able to say thank you enough! Please know how much we appreciate you, our advertising partners, and our team who make this happen month-after-month.

Until next time… Wishing you and yours a very Happy Thanksgiving!