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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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8th Annual Grand Avenue Egg Hunt

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After a one year hiatus, the old-fashioned family fun egg hunt in downtown is returning.  Many small businesses are donating and supporting this hunt as a way to give back to the families in our community.

Our hunt starts promptly at 3:00 and is usually over in about 20-30 minutes!  The Easter bunny usually arrives at 2:30 and will be there until 3:30 for pictures.

2014 Family

This family stopped by the 2014 egg hunt!

Notes for Parents/Caregivers:
1. Respect and Courtesy is modeled by adults for the children. We will announce the day of how many eggs each child may “find” based on donations and attendance at the hunt. Please help your child count and save the other eggs for the other children.
2. We recycle the eggs each year, please bring a container or basket for your treats. We have collection locations for the eggs. There are usually coupons (including one for a free book at That’s Adorable!) for turning in your eggs.
3. Be kind to our vendors and volunteers.
4. This event is 100% volunteer and donation based. Please support the local small businesses downtown and in Eau Claire that make this event possible. Shop Small, Shop Local!

175 Kids!

We had 175 kids in 2014, not counting all the grown-up types joining them!

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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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Brrr….January is Here.

We are officially on winter hours for January and February.  Open Tuesdays 9:00-5:00, Fridays 9:00-6:00 and Saturdays 10:00-5:00.  We also do shop by appointment any other day, just call the store cell and set up a time.  We are happy to meet you.

Ice Rink!  

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Ice Rink – Photo compliments of DECI, Inc.

Officially open for winter 2017!  Directly across the street from That’s Adorable!  Come downtown and skate.  Coming Soon:  We will be offering free hot cocoa or tea in the store on days we are open while the skate rink is available!  Stay tuned to our facebook page for when that is available.

Book Sale!

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That’s Adorable – Books

Don’t let the winter blues or bad luck on January 13 get you or the kids down!  We are having a winter book sale!  January 13 and 14  – – Spend $10 in store and receive a free book of your choice.  Are you a teacher?  Show ID and receive 50% off all books for your classroom.  Kids – get double stamps on their kids club cards. Normal price on books is just $1-$2 each!  Book sets not eligible for free item.

First Friday Sale!

Don’t forget, the first Friday of every month is our 50% off sale.  The next sale date is Friday, February 3 from 9:00-6:00.  Mark your calendar.

Consignment!

So much new consignment has arrived in January.  We’ve welcomed one new consignor to our family.  One of our families has moved local and is purging her 4 kids things bringing in LOTS to consign.  We’ve been going “live” on Facebook to attempt to show you most of what is arriving.  Please stop in and shop, the racks are STUFFED!  I would love to not need to have a make the rent sale at the end of the month this year.

 

 

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Holidays and Happenings…

Holidays and happenings on North Barstow, Downtown Eau Claire……

Actually, this is just the kid-friendly family happenings at That’s Adorable but I’ll add a few fun events happening downtown that may entice you to stop by the store when visiting our beautiful downtown.

NOVEMBER

  • 23rd – – Extended Hours 10:00-5:00.  Thanksgiving Story Time and Place-mat Craft at 11:00 a.m. We will read stories about being thankful.  Add to the thankful tree.  Make & Take a place-mat for the holiday.  Asking for a $0.25 donation if you would like to laminate your craft.
  • 24th/25th – – CLOSED – – Happy Thanksgiving
  • 25th – – Stop at the EC Library and your child can write a letter to Santa.  You can write these November 25th-December 9.  Kids will receive a response the week of the 16th.  Fun!
  • 26th – – Shop Small Saturday – – SAVE 25% off on EVERYTHING in the store from 9:00-5:00.  Free “Shop Small Fabric Tote” to the first 12 in-store purchases.  Plus stickers for the kids.

DECEMBER

  • 2nd – – First Friday!  Shop 10:00-6:00 and save 50% off on Consignment Clothing, Shoes, Gear and Toys (that has been in the store at least a month, excludes Local Hand-Made, Winter Gear and Books).  Story Time is at 1:30.  Lily’s Crafty Corner will be just coloring sheets – she will be teaching at the Children’s Museum of Eau Claire that evening.  The CMEC will be hosting a “Night at the Workshop” which is a make & take holiday gifts making for kids K-5th event.  Check them out for cost/registration.  It is 5:30-7:00 and limit of 100 kids.  Plus at Phoenix Park at 5:00 p.m. for the “Let it Glow” lighting event by Downtown Eau Claire Inc.
  • 3rd – – 15th Annual Christmastime in the City – 1:00 – 4:30 p.m. @ the State Theatre, 1:00-2:00 at the Library – make a gingerbread house
  • 4th – – Find our Booth at the “Last Stop Christmas Shop” – 10:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. at the Lismore Hotel on South Barstow.  No fee to attend.  40+ craft and vendor booths!
  • 10th – – Scones with St. Nick – Join us for our 8th Annual Scones with St. Nick event.  Bring your camera to capture pictures with our Victorian St. Nick.  Read holiday stories with our Snow Princess.  Enjoy a scone treat.  The store is open 9-3, however our event is 10:00-12:00.  Special BOGO Free Consignment Sale also – includes all consignment, equal or less value!
  • 23rd – – Christmas Story-Time at 1:30, followed immediately by a special Lily’s Crafty Corner with a free craft for kids.
  • 25th-Jan. 2 – – CLOSED – Happy Holidays, Enjoy time with your kids, we will be. 

    Special HOURS

  • Tuesday, November 22 – 10:00-5:00
  • Wednesday, November 23 – 10:00-5:00
  • Thursday, November 24/Friday, November 25 – CLOSED
  • Saturday, November 26 – 9:00-5:00
  • Saturday, December 24 – 9:00-3:00
  • Sunday, December 25 until Monday January 2 – CLOSED
  • Other days normal hours

 

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