Summer is coming to an end.. I can't believe today is August 1st already and we are thinking about Back to School time..
Studies show 2017 has been a rough year so far for retailers and Mom and Pop stores are really feeling it. Strip Malls are filling up with Food places and services and small boutiques are closing everywhere. Amazon and Online shopping is Growing. It makes me reflect back on when we opened our store. We really only had Large department stores, Gymboree and Gap to compete with. Target wasn't local and Costco didn't carry clothes. Cell phones and Computers were not a thing, and people had to actually walk in to a store to shop. There was no such thing as facebook or Craigslist. Everyone was happy to support local small stores and take advantage of the community atmosphere that they provided.
Things have changed. We can now sit at the Dentist waiting for an appointment and shop online. We can shop from our couch, on a work break and even in the carpool lane waiting for the kids to get out of School.. PLEASE as we enter Fall and Christmas remember to Shop small and support your Local Mom and Pop stores. Imagine if all your Family owned businesses closed down. What would your community look like? As a Business owner that makes me really sad to even think about. I can't imagine not walking into my Favorite local spots and seeing Familiar faces and knowing our community supports them. I personally know the struggle of keeping it all together so I am just sending out a reminder to all of you. Myself and My staff work hard to provide you a One on One shopping experience. We will always do our Best as that is my favorite part of having a Family Business. Serving you all..
I have done my best to add many new items to the store to allow you to grab gifts or educational toys while in shopping. We carry new teething items to bring Much needed relief for your sweet teether, Baltic amber, chewy beads and more. Need a gift for a Baby shower? Check out our New Baby closet full of Moccasins, Milestone Blankets, Bandana bibs, Nursing covers and a large variety of Baby carriers. We also have tissue paper and gift bags for $2.00 when you purchase a gift.. Our Melissa and Doug selection is Very large and the age range is baby to Elementary age kids. If you have a Birthday or need something Educational for a class stop in and look at our selection.
Amber Teething necklaces are very popular. We always have a good selection in stock.
Did you clean out the closets this Summer? We are starting our Back To School buying. Check out our Facebook page for times and days. Also, Shop our Racks. The quality of items we take make an excellent Back to school selection.. We currently have Back to School cash going on.. See the details on our Facebook page.
Our Baby equipment is marked 1/2 of new and always tested and checked for recalls. We only carry items in great condition. Traveling and need something portable or light weight? Check out our equipment items. Daycare or Grandma needs a pack and play? Check us out before paying retail. We also have a wishlist if you can't find it stocked. We get new items daily..
Shop our Racks for Fall clothing. We will start adding Fall to the Racks in the next few weeks..
Once again Thank you for supporting us. We have had the honor to be a part of the community for almost 25 years this year. My Daughter is now working part time with us which makes it a 3rd Generation Family Business! Enjoy your last few weeks of Summer!