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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.  

  Closed

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

It’s back!  Egg HuntPic

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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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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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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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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