Do you remember the days when phone books were delivered to your door each year? I certainly do… does that date me? I remember having phone books piled high (for some reason we always kept the one from the year before). The margins of the books were filled with notes that we wrote throughout the year “This pizza place is REALLY good”, “Lousy service DO NOT shop here”, “Beautiful flower arrangements and prices still reasonable at holidays”. One day the new phone books stopped coming and I’m ashamed to say that with the ease of looking businesses up online I didn’t really notice.
Recently my mom came to visit us, when she went outside to start her car it wouldn’t start. “Crystal can you look for a towing service in the yellow pages for me?” my mom asked. I got a good laugh out of it. “Mom, no one uses phone books anymore,” I said.
I was wrong. I recently started using the yellow pages again, or as it’s now known the YP. There is a whole new generation of the Yellow Pages. It’s an app for your phone! I’ll admit, when I first heard about the app I was a bit skeptical, so I decided to download the YP App from iTunes and take it on a test drive as Bean and I ran some crafty errands over the weekend.
Our ottoman is absolutely trashed. I’ve desperately been wanting to rip it apart and attempt recovering it on my own. Although I have over a hundred different patterns of fabric in my sewing room, I have not home decor fabric, so Bean and I decided to put the YP app to the test for hunting down home decor fabric.
The YP App is easy to use. You simply type in what type of business you are looking for and if you are looking near your current location or you can type in a city or address that you would like to look near.
The app pulls up the businesses that match your search and are nearest to the location that you are looking for.
You can then click through to each business and find a google map, phone number, directions and the businesses website. There is also an option where you can rate the business.
I set the GPS right through the YP App and 15 minutes later, Bean and I arrived at my new favorite fabric store, Fabricana in Richmond, BC.
Fabricana is two stories. On the first floor they have quilting fabric as well as apparel fabric and notions. The entire second floor is filled with home decor fabrics!
I’m addicted to turquoise fabric, so I ended up spending most of my time in the “blue” section of the home decor fabric. I narrowed my favorites down to 3 different designs and I’m going to show these photos to The Hubs and try to pick one that we both like. Make sure you check back to see what we end up choosing!
Fabricana had a great selection of home decor fabric and I was so excited to find it thanks to the YP app! I’m going to make sure to leave a glowing review on the YP app so that other fabric loving users will make sure to give this store a try! I’ve also added Fabricana to my favorites list so that I can easily refer back to get directions, hours of operation, telephone number and website info the next time I want to swing by to fawn over fabric.
Download the YP app for free on iTunes or on Google Play for Android and then let me know what you think! I hope that it helps you discover tons of new local businesses that you love as much as I love Fabricana.