By TMoM Team Member Katie Moosbrugger

Today we announce a fabulous new giveaway, plus the winner from our last contest! Additionally, we have great information on care for your dog, a sidewalk sale you don’t want to miss, and a great discount from a local women’s boutique! Keep reading to get the scoop from these local businesses…

~ Ruff Housing
~ Mainstream Boutique
~ Nitsa’s Apparel
~ Bookmarks
~ The Shore Team with Allen Tate Realtors


Back-to-School Means a New Routine (for Dogs, Too!)

All summer, the kids have been home, the family has taken vacations together and the beloved family pets have gotten plenty of attention. Now the kids are back in school, their parents are at work and the dog is home bored, waiting for everyone to return at the end of the day.

Sound familiar? Doggie daycare may be a great solution. It’s an opportunity to interact with other dogs and people, reduce or eliminate destructive behavior resulting from boredom or separation anxiety, and expend energy so they’ll rest better at night.

At Ruff Housing, dogs receive lots of one-on-one attention in a safe, happy environment. Owners can even view their dogs via webcams throughout the day. For more information and to find out whether daycare may be a good choice for your dog, call one of Ruff Housing’s locations or go to

Mainstream Boutique’s Annual Sidewalk Sale

Have you checked out Mainstream Boutique? They have something for everyone! Specializing in women’s clothing and accessories for all ages and sizes (xs-3x), their style team is ready to help you find YOUR perfect outfit or gift. Open seven days a week, it’s easy to fit a quick shopping trip into your busy schedule.  You can even bring your kids (big and little) to hang out in their Kid’s Korner/ Man Cave while you browse the store.

New items arrive daily to keep the women of the Triad looking stylish and comfortable. Shop ’til you drop at Mainstream Boutique’s Annual Sidewalk Sale this Thursday through Saturday!  Hours on August 28th and August 29th are from 9:30 am to 7 pm. Hours on August 30th are from 9:30 am to 6 pm. New items will be added daily so stop by often. Mainstream Boutique is located at 110 Oakwood Drive beside Starbucks on Stratford Road in Winston-Salem. Follow them on Facebook to see what their mascot, Lily, will be wearing each day.  Happy Shopping!

Nitsa’s Cares: School Supply Drive

Now through August 30, bring in at least $10 worth of new school supplies, and receive 20% off your purchase at Nitsa’s! With brands like Joe’s Jeans, Lilla P, Gerry Weber, Elliott Lauren and other designers, you can look like a million bucks without breaking the bank! If you’re ready to see what’s going to be trendy and hot this fall, this is a great time to shop. Early fall styles are already starting to arrive! Did you know that Nitsa’s carries a full line of accessories and jewelry to complete your outfits as well as cosmetics and skin care?

Nitsa’s will be donating the school supplies received to Winston-Salem/ Forsyth County Schools. Help them fill their backpacks while you fill your closet with great deals on the latest styles!

Some restrictions may apply. Nitsa’s Apparel is located next to Five Points restaurant on South Stratford Road in Winston-Salem and is open Monday-Saturday beginning at 9:30 AM.


Win Four Tickets To Spend the Evening with Author James Patterson

Our friends at Bookmarks are giving away four tickets to TWO TMoM readers to its Keynote Opening Event on Thursday, September 4 featuring James Patterson! Patterson holds the Guinness record for the most #1 New York Times bestsellers of any author. He writes several series of books for middle school students, high school students and adults. Make it a family night celebrating books and reading! Winners will be announced on September 2. Click HERE to go to our Giveaway page.

Also make plans to attend Bookmarks’ Festival of Books and Authors on Saturday, September 6 from 10 am to 5 pm at Milton Rhodes Center for the Arts (as well as surrounding areas on Spruce Street in Winston-Salem). This event is FREE and brings writers and readers of all ages together as renowned authors, illustrators, storytellers and chefs share their work and insights through readings, presentations, panel discussions, workshops and book signings. The 10th annual festival will feature more than 40 authors including Emily Giffin, Edward Hemingway, Jennifer S. Holland, Lisa Leake, and Eric Litwin (Pete the Cat and The Nuts series). Visit their website for details.

Guess Who Won the Jamberry Nails and Trader Joe’s Gift Basket?

That would be Alison Carney! Alison, please check your email for a message from TMoM on how to claim this prize. Many thanks to The Shore Team with Allen Tate Realtors for offering this generous prize! The Shore Team is a powerhouse crew that is setting the standard in The Triad real estate market.  The team includes; Amanda Shore, licensed since 2002 and recipient of numerous awards in the real estate world, and Lisa Gifford, licensed since 2008 and the marketing creative genius. After surpassing their 2013 goals, they added Mark Hauser and Ellen Mulheron to the team. Among the four of them, they offer comprehensive and consistent representation for all buyers and sellers.

Today’s Sunday Spotlight is sponsored by Ruff Housing, Mainstream Boutique, Bookmarks, and The Shore Team with Allen Tate Realtors.

*James Patterson Photo Credit to David Burnett