If you live in or around Rockford, it's time to start showing some pride. Some of my favorite things in my wardrobe, in my kitchen cupboards and in the studio either say "Rockford" on it or I bought it from one of Rockford's unique boutiques (I use boutique loosely, it's more like an umbrella that covers lots of things like clothing, gifts and records) like Culture Shock.

The first time I stepped in Culture Shock was at Christmas time, not sure what took me so long, and I wanted to buy everything; but that would've gotten little spendy. That's why I put together a list of all the things I wanted to get and every time I stop by, I know exactly what I want to get. Well, until I get there and there's something new that I haven't seen before.

That's the best part about Culture Shock- there's something for everyone and there's always something you can't live without; like these 12 things that you must have to make your life complete in Rockford.

What's your favorite thing or things from Culture Shock?