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Sitting in front of a screen for 90 percent of your day? Don’t skip on local flavor because you are bombarded with advertising from Anthropologie and Williams Sonoma. These online shops will inject some Screwston into your lifestyle with just a few clicks.

5. KoolKro on Etsy

Don’t just DIY a regular old dollhouse when you can buy a miniature DIY sushi restaurant, fried chicken café, or travel trailer! Cherish the memories with your favorite tot as they work alongside you to paint, decorate, and light up their own miniature space.

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Paris coffeehouse and bake shop DIY miniature dollhouse kit, $56.99 at KoolKro

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4. Houstorian

James Glassman sees Houston through an historical lens, sharing information and tidbits about Houston’s history on social media as The Houstorian. Savvy Houstonians know about this accompanying t-shirt shop, which outputs unique shirts with perfectly Houston phrases like “Mattress Mack Is My Spirit Animal,” “Montrosexual,” and “Keep Austin.” At a low price point, you can’t pass up a great deal on this one-of-a-kind, Houston-made wear.

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Firstros men's and women's tees, $25.49 at Houstorian

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3. Serenity Knives

Russell at Serenity Knives will create a razor-sharp work of art for your kitchen, for tactical use, for camping/hunting, or for something completely custom tailored to your desires. An ear for special requests and an eye for practicality, beauty, and balance make Russell’s knives incredibly desirable. These knives are pricey, but the obvious quality in each piece makes this purchase worth your while.

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Curly Maple Gyoto knife, $280 at Serenity Knives

2. René Wiley Gallery

Artist René Wiley cites the vast Gulf Coast sky for the warmth it brings to her subjects. Like a flowing wetland, her work filters the brackish reputation of Galveston’s beauty and highlights the serenity and promise of the natural surroundings in oil on canvas. Purchase an original piece, a textile mosaic, or sculptures from the gallery from a bevvy of talented local artists right from your computer screen at a variety of price points.

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Turquoise Melody by Rene Wiley

1. Veroexshop on Etsy

More flounce by the ounce! Veroexshop’s love of daring and spirited prints puts this shop at the top of my list. Classic styles and modest cuts make these pieces the perfect addition to your wardrobe to cross over between an upbeat work selection to the perfect piece to get you noticed on a warm, breezy late summer’s eve. Eye-popping patterns and accessible prices make this shop the perfect purchase for any girl on the go.

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Ankara-print peplum dress, from $55 at Veroexhop

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