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Holidays…2017

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2012 New Ownership

March 01, 2012

Well, I haven’t intentionally left this blog sitting here with nothing on it.  I have a problem where when I write a blog post at the store from the computer there, it will not save or post.  Finding time at home with 4 kids, work and my husbands’ business has been impossible.  The store is still here.  Actually, That’s Adorable turns 9 years old in October and I have officially owned it about 5 1/2 years now.  Stop by and see what is new.

“Mall”ternative Craft Show

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Local Craft Fairs!

This will be our 4th year at the Chippewa Valley Montessori Charter School craft show.  This show is an amazing and unique craft show.  Saturday, November 18 from 9-2.  We will have a large selection of our local hand-made gifts from 10 local ladies plus we will bring out the holiday children’s books.  The school is on Cameron Street near the Senior Center and Mayo.  The store will be open (by 10:00 a.m.) and will close a little early in order for us to run the booth.  The hand-made items will all be off site  at the school.

Shop Small Saturday – November 25

custom_social-post-2This is a nation-wide celebration of small businesses.  The aim is to get you to think “outside” the big box stores and support the small local mom/pop shops for your holiday gift giving.  That’s Adorable will offer 25% off EVERYTHING in the store. This is the ONLY day that we run a sale on our local hand-made gifts each year.  There will be other perks, as well.  In the past, we’ve had special canvas shopping bags for the first number of shoppers that day, plus other swag.  Stop by and #shopsmall on Saturday, November 25 from 9-5.

Scones with St. Nick – December 9

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Scones with Santa!

Our annual Scones with St. Nick is scheduled for Saturday, December 9.  We will have free local-made scones, St. Nick will be on-site from 10-12 and 1-3 for your pictures.

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Bring your camera, there is no charge.  Our Snow Princess will be around to visit with and read holiday stories to your little ones.  Plus, we offer a Buy One Get One (BOGO) Free sale on our children’s consignment.  Still need some items or have a tight budget?  This day will save your holiday shopping for the little ones in your life.  

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sorry-were-closed-1There are some holiday dates we will be closed in November and December.  The first is Thursday, November 23 – Thanksgiving and Friday, November 24 – Black Friday.  The second break is December 25 through January 1, for the kids break from school.  We can offer shop by appointment, we will reopen for business hours for winter (January/February) Tuesdays, Fridays and Saturdays.

 

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Brrr…February!

We are just one more day away from another cold, snowy month in Wisconsin.  Things are starting to warm up at That’s Adorable.

First Friday 50% SALE 

On Friday, February 3 from 9:00-6:00 we have our monthly 50% off sale.  Usually it just includes consignment clothing that has been here at least a month.  This month however, you can get Consignment Clothing, Shoes, Boots, Snow-gear, Bedding, Baby Gear, Kids Gear, Toys or Books that have been in the store at least a month.  That isn’t all either.  We are extending the SALE to include Saturday, February 4 from 10:00-5:00 and 7:00-9:00!  Many of the downtown businesses have sales, specials, artists and performers on the First Friday, come downtown and shop small, shop local!

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Saturday, February 4 from 7:00-9:00 p.m. I’ve invited another mom who works from home to have a special sale in-store.  She has new clothing for kids size 2T through adult 3x available.  It’s the most comfortable clothing you’ve ever worn.  Jessica Yentsch of LulaRoe will be here.  Many times their are pop-up parties online, but we are having this in-store so you can stop and try on the styles.  Come and find what your favorite might be….leggings? Irma? Carly?  Those are my favorites.  🙂

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My 11-year-old daughter is working to develop a leadership project for her 4H.  She offers a FREE monthly craft for kids, while you shop.  During the school year, the craft is offered on the First Friday of the month after school from 4:00-6:00.  This month she has two Valentine themed inspirations.  She’s calling them love bugs and heart lacing.  She may even have supplies to make a Valentine card.  The one project is based off the one pictured from red ted art.

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Saturday, February 10 from 12-5 and Tuesday, February 14 from 9-3, you can stop at That’s Adorable and purchase balloons for your kids or special someone.

Prices vary from $2-$30 each.  You can order in advance by calling the store.

Kevin’s Juggling and Balloons may even do a window display at the store!

Consignment & Hours

This is our last month for winter hours in 2017.  Open Tuesday 9:00-5:00, Friday 9:00-6:00 , Saturday 10:00-5:00 or shop by appointment.  The last week of February we always change seasons.  You will begin to find shorts and summer wear, just in time for any warm spring break trips.  We are also working on a couple of in-store clean-up projects with the days we are closed, to improve your shopping experience.

Shop Small, Shop Local!

I recently went to book an appointment for my hair, only to discover our stylist had closed and completely disappeared without any trace.  We are now looking for someone new, but it made me think about small business.  It didn’t occur to me to focus on shopping small and local stores until I became a business owner myself.  I find it really sad when a local restaurant, store or service closes.  If you want to be sure these small family run businesses are here when you need/want them, be sure to stop and check-in especially in crazy weather months like January/February/July.  Often it is challenging to just make the rent for small stores like mine with big box store, franchises, thrift sales and more.  We usually do not have the advertising budgets to afford huge ads, commercials and promotions.   Just remember, even if you don’t need anything, to stop in perhaps you might find something and maybe not, but owners like Kevin and I will be thrilled to chat and greet you with a smile.

Where EVERYTHING makes you declare, “That’s Adorable!” even the prices.  🙂

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Bunny…on hiatus!

The Easter Bunny

Our sweet bunny from 2015.

Easter falls in March this year!!

I’m looking at the sweet dresses that arrive in the store and think, why don’t companies make these sweet dresses with sleeves for all our northern states like Wisconsin?  Perhaps there is a conspiracy to sell more sweaters, that then cover up cute little dresses.

Regardless, due to weather in Wisconsin being unpredictable and lack of an adequate indoor location, Eclectica on Grand and That’s Adorable has decided to postpone our annual egg hunt.  It will be back in 2017!

Meanwhile, back inside our snow free store-front on North Barstow, I will be sorting through the baskets, eggs, fancy dresses, ties, suits, dress shoes and hats that arrive to dress up your little one.  We even have some fun local hand-made products to stuff your Easter Basket.

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Lavender’s Green Snack Bags $5-$7

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Heart of Gypsy Jewelry $2-$19

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Lincs & Fins Bibs & Sets $8, $17

Shop Small….Shop Local!

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Winter Hours

2016 will be the start of some new, some old trends, downtown at That’s Adorable!

  1. Winter Hours for January and February – – well we have a new baby in the house that doesn’t like being in the car or being away from home.  It is cold.  It is winter in WI!  This year we will be offering new hours just for two months.
  • Tuesdays 9:00-5:00
  • Fridays 9:00-6:00
  • Saturdays 10:00-5:00
  • Shop/Consign By Appointment – Call 715-864-0883

 

We have also just launched the first Adorable E-Newsletter!  This will be an email that reminds you of upcoming sales as well as gives you an inside track to see the new arrivals of the week!!

We will continue our monthly “First Friday” 50% off Consignment Clothing Sale.  Our two $1 sales will be in April & September.

Story Time will continue Fridays at 1:30

We shall see what else the year brings………as always though we will bring you kids consignment and prices that you will adore!

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Scones with Santa

Scones with Santa!

Scones with Santa!

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This year we are going to try something just a little bit different with our annual event.

We aren’t going to hold this event at the same time as the downtown holiday celebration, we will hold this one week later!

  • Visit with St. Nick from 10:00-1:00
  • Listen to Christmas stories with the Snow Princess from 10:00-12:00
  • Share a scone
  • Shop and receive Buy One Get One FREE on consignment purchases of equal/lesser value (excludes local-made items)

Stop in and celebrate the holidays with That’s Adorable!  Shop Small & Shop Local

Your pocketbook will like adore our prices.

Stories with the Snow Princess!

Stories with the Snow Princess!

Visit with St. Nick!

Visit with St. Nick!

Mark you calendar for Saturday, December 12!

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