Masks, anyone? And by anyone, I mean, everyone.
What once seemed optional is now necessary, whether for entering select establishments or entering a city mandating masks. It's also part of our own county's new #RutherfordResponsible movement to strongly encourage mask-wearing as COVID-19 numbers rise.
Now the question is, where can you find a good one? Especially for if you have sensitive skin, wear glasses, or have squirmy kids wondering why they have to wear the thing.
Aside from the growing selection of washable masks at big box stores like Target and Old Navy, a number of local makers are producing their own quality masks, buffs, and bandanas for adults and children and selling via Etsy, Facebook and in-store at small businesses. While a social media search will show lots of individuals making them, I stuck with those who offer them as part of their actual business.
Browse through some of these innovative creations (see slideshow), and pick up some around town or order customized ones for the family, like sports teams, superheroes, or favorite animals. It can make something necessary a little easier, and at least a whole lot more comfortable and fun.
Check out these 14 spots for awesome masks in Rutherford County.
Where to find masks online
1. Knaughty Yarnage
Prices range from $5-$15
2. DWBH Designs
Most $15 for customized masks.
Starting at $16
4. Rocket Shirts
5. Dixie Stitch
Starting at $5.
6. ALB Fashions
7. Krafty Kay's Designs
Starting at $5
8. Nesting Project
9. Stitched by Christopher
10. Bradford Design
Styles and prices vary.
Where to find masks in stores
11. Wellness Emporium of Murfreesboro
2136 Middle Tennessee Blvd., Murfreesboro
12. Nashboro Chic
1414 Memorial Blvd., Murfreesboro
13. The Boutique
1430 Medical Center Parkway, Murfreesboro.
14. Senior Activity Center of Smyrna
100 Raikes St., Smyrna
Suggested $5 donation
What did I miss? If your business offers quality masks for adults and children, please share a link below!
Laura Beth Payne is a writer mama living in the Blackman community of Murfreesboro with her husband Nathan and their two young children. Follow @murfreesboromama on Facebook and Instagram for more ideas for family fun in the city.