Have you heard about The Scout Guide?  Considering today is Small Business Saturday I thought the timing for this post was perfect.  Created by Charlottesville VA blogger Susie Matheson and Christy Ford, owner of And George, it's all about "capturing the best of local."  First starting with a guide for Charlottesville, they've expanded all across the country with local editors bringing you the best of their area.  Here in DC we're lucking to have guides for Washington, DC, Alexandria-Arlington-Mclean, Hunt Country VA and Richmond.  The Scout Guide's are small works of art and the photography and print quality is just gorgeous.  When they came in the mail, my 13 year old daughter remarked, "These are really beautiful."  Here's just a few of the businesses featured:
Here's just a few of the businesses featured.  Washington DC - dalton pratt in Georgetown

Hunt County VA -  One of my favorite designers, Wanda Crossley of Upperville, VA

Northern VA - Mystique, Custom Design and Jewelry, Alexandria VA

Charlottesville, VA - Rockpile Construction.  Isn't this an amazing space?!  Don't you get the feeling that this builder would understand a design blogger?

Here's a listing of current and future guides. Maybe there's one near you?