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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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Scones with Santa

Scones with Santa!

Scones with Santa!

2015

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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April Fool’s no….Egg Hunt!

The 6th Annual Grand Avenue Egg Hunt is happening on Saturday, April 4 promptly at 2:00!

No foolin…..

This downtown Egg Hunt began with a few business owners, That’s Adorable included, to thank and give back to their customers and consignors.  It has now grown to include 175 kids last year and a long list of downtown Eau Claire businesses!  The Easter bunny visits and you can snap photos.

All this fun takes place despite the Wisconsin weather at Freedom Park on the corner of 1st and Grand Avenue.

At 5 minutes until 2:00, the organizers, count the number of kids age 12 and under and then, guess what, divide that number by the amount of eggs we were able to stuff from the amazing downtown business donations and BAM – the # of eggs you can retrieve is announced.  Yes, I use the math I learned in school!

For this event to happen, we really rely on parents being fair and making sure their kids only take the amount of designated eggs, so that all kids get to participate.

Don’t grab your designated # of eggs too fast, we always have an elusive golden egg and one child will win an amazing Easter basket full of goodies.  We collect the eggs to recycle and provide you with a packet of flyers and coupons from the places that help make this happen!

Remember to shop small, shop local and support those little stores downtown if you want these types of things to still happen next year.

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

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

This family stopped by the 2014 egg hunt!

This family stopped by the 2014 egg hunt!

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Steaming by the Water

Our booth, the balloon guy and kids

Our booth, the balloon guy and kids

Sunday, July 6, 2014 – – We just completed our 3rd Year with Charlie from the train shop as a booth at the Steaming By the Water Train show at Phoenix Park. Boy was it a wet one this year!

We are excited to announce the winner of the gift certificate is: Stephanie LaBarge

Our canopy happened to be ill positioned and the storm started very quickly – we did loose some soft-cover books – so bring in any you don’t read to consign!

Don’t worry if you missed it!  We still have train snack bags from Lavenders Green, a couple of train toys, a train game and a few Thomas t-shirts left now in the store.

Here are a few photo moments from our Sunday!

 

 

 

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Summer 2014 – Fun Stuff!

We pride ourselves in not only providing the best gently-used children’s consignment in the Chippewa Valley and the most unique locally-made gifts from very talented ladies in the area, but also getting books into kids hands and fun ways to educate.  Hence our summer 2014 schedule is below.  I hope you can join us for at least one, perhaps many of these scheduled activities!  You’re kids will thank you!

STORY TIME – Fridays @ 1:30

June 20 – – Inga W.  of Around the Farm Table

June 27 – – Dr. Leslie of Clearwater Dental

July 4 – – Closed for Independence Day

July 11 – – Chester G. of AKF Martial Arts

July 18 – – Dave K. of Lookin’ 4 Leviathan

July 25 – – Jeannie R., Local Author

August 1 – – Beth M. of Just Local Food Co-Op

August 8 – – Catherine E. of EC City Council

August 15 – – Heather M. of EmBARK

August 22 – – Eric A. of U.S. National Kubb Championship

 

FIRST FRIDAYS & CLASSES

Saturday, June 21 – Advanced Loom with L.E. Designs @ 10 a.m.

This Loom class is for those who have mastered the single and double loom bracelets and would like direction in working through a more advanced design.  The class is free if you bring your loom and own supplies.  Baggies of bands will be available for purchase for $1.50 each that day.  Please RSVP at the store or the Facebook page in advance if possible.

July 12 – Fizz!  Bubble! Pop! @ 2 p.m.

This free class features our very own Adorable “Mad Scientist” that will show you at-home kid science experiments, sure to be the thrill of all!  Although an RSVP is appreciated – you can just show up for this class.

Friday, August 1 – First Friday @ 10:00-8:00

First Friday of August means the kick-off to our month long, back-to-school SALE!  We will feature extended hours till 8 p.m.  Our sale will be save $5 off a $20 purchase (excludes locally-crafted and tax).  We will have a FREE kids craft, board games from 6-8 p.m. and the kick-off of our coloring contest.  The grand prize winner will receive a back-pack full of school supplies and a gift certificate to the store (Awarded on August 29).

Saturday, August 2 – Family Night at the Park @ 6 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Find our booth at Phoenix Park by watching for our balloon guy (twisting for tips), we will have a free craft, our coloring contest sheet and other fun stuff just before Despicable Me 2 will be shown!  We will also have a selection of our locally-made gifts available for purchase.

Saturday, August 16 – It Doesn’t Have to Be a Hairy Mess @ 11 a.m.

Join local hair stylist, Nicole as she assists kids and their big people with how to achieve those fancy styles for simple, hair care for back-to-school (including lice, YUCK!).  If you RSVP for this free class by August 13 – Nicole will have supplies for your little on to make a hair accessory to keep or gift.

 

Don’t forget about the Adorable Kids Club – if you kids attend just 10 of these events (or stop in to shop with you) they can earn a FREE soft-cover children’s book.

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Nail Model Contest!

Want to be one of the 4 models to have nail art done by Bliss Nail Art for the Celebrate Summer with Nail Art Demo on Saturday, July 20?

Here are the requirements:

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Bliss Nail Art is fun for all ages!

(1)  Be a fan of both Bliss Nail Art and That’s Adorable on Facebook.

(2)  Be at least 7 years or older. (with parent permission)

(3)  Be available to SIT for a one hour session between 9:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, July 20.

(4) Email your contact information to thatsadorableec@gmail.com

Finish the three steps above and then comment below with your top two preferred one hour slot 9-10, 10-11, 11-12 or 12-1 and which nail design you would choose if you could (rainbows, animal prints, polka dots, and more found at Bliss Nail Art on Facebook).

Winners will be notified July 18th and need to respond by July 19th to confirm their spot.

Bright Polka Dots

Bright Polka Dots

A variety of fun nail art

A variety of fun nail art

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Choo….Choo

Where will That’s Adorable be on Sunday, July 7 from 11:00-4:00?

Steaming by the Water!!  A free Family Outdoor Train Show at the Phoenix Park Pavilion!  http://www.trainweb.org/steaming/

Our booth will feature for sale:

  • Lavender’s Green Snack Bags

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    Some of the fun train prints that will be available for the first time in snack bags! $5 for small and $7 for regular.

  • Jean Bib Overalls
  • Thomas the Train Toys
  • James Costume
  • Conductor Hat
  • Books
  • A sampling of all that is available at That’s Adorable!
  • (Bring cash or check!)
  • Free Giveaway from Lavender’s Green & That’s Adorable!

Plus!!  Kevin’s Juggling & Balloons – Twisting for Tips!

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Kevin

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“Adorable” Summer Series

Those who know me, understand my LOVE of event planning!  I spent the better part of college planning LARGE events.  I even worked for WMU for 4 years after I graduated!  There are days I miss, the students, the staff and the thrill of pulling the community together in a well planned event.

I also have 3 kids and although I would adore being able to go to many of the events (especially with the inflatables), we cannot afford the crazy high prices on some of the organized classes and events times 3!

My idea:  The “ADORABLE” Summer Series!

Six different Saturdays this summer (twice a month, 2 in June, 2 in July and 2 in August) I will offer fun classes/demos that are free or extremely inexpensive.  I’m able to do this by partnering with some amazing local families & businesses!

 

July 13 – It doesn’t have to be a Hairy Mess! – 11:00 a.m.

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Christian Cuts offers $7 Haircuts!

Have a wiggly toddler?  No ideas on how to braid or handle your daughters “Rapunzel” hair?  Your little one doesn’t want to sit for a haircut?  Worried about lice with back-to-school approaching?  Nicole, the owner of Christian Cuts in Bloomer WI, will enlighten us with her hands-on demo including tips and tricks to manage even the messiest of children’s hair!  Door prizes will be provided by Lavender’s Green.

Hi, my name is Nicole Bagwell. We live in Bloomer, WI and that is where our salon, Christian Cuts, was just relocated May 21st. June 1st will be our 4-year celebration in Wisconsin. Before that, we had Christian Cuts in Texas for 5 years. Since being in Wisconsin – we have grown a lot. We do all hair services from haircuts to color and perms. My husband, Michael and I have 7 children currently at home and one more that we are praying to adopt from Africa.

July 20 – Celebrate Summer with Nail Art – 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

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Fun Summer Nail Art!

Nail art is the beautification of the nails with patterns, paintings and motifs. It is a fun way to brighten up your everyday look or to celebrate a special occasion, like summer in Wisconsin! Join Bliss Nail Art for demonstrations of fun summer nail designs throughout the day.

Please like and follow That’s Adorable and Bliss Nail Art on facebook for upcoming contests to win a spot to get your nails done for our demonstrations!

Bliss Nail Art is the only mobile nail art studio in the Eau Claire area. Being mobile makes our skillful and creative nail art available to the general public as well as to individuals with limited mobility, nursing homes and nail art themed birthday parties.

The August events will include:  August 17 – Skateboarding 101 with Gabe B. and August 24 – Recycled Building Demo with the Rand Family.  Stay tuned for more details.

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