Thursday, July 30, 2009
Wednesday, July 29, 2009
Monday, July 27, 2009
Wednesday, July 22, 2009
1. Have a yard sale! This would be a great way for some extra spending money during your vacation this summer or to pay for a much needed home repair.
2. The early bird gets the best selection, so start your Christmas shopping before Thanksgiving. By buying early, you can stretch out your holiday budget over several months.
3. Money experts say your car payments should be less than 5% of your family’s pre-tax income. If you have two nice vehicles, consider selling one and buying a used car that you can purchase with cash.
4. Get organized with a grocery list! Go with a list of what is needed for the week and stick to it. Without a list, I find myself coming home with 2 to 3 items that I already had at home, plus this gives you an opportunity to organize and use coupons.
After watching the weather tonight, I decided to go with the idea of making your pets comfortable during storms. It looks like we have a 30% chance of storms in our area all week.
Tuesday, July 21, 2009
Sunday, July 19, 2009
Saturday, July 18, 2009
When you are in the NW shop look for a glass box with a pyramid of rings, all the rings are sealed in the case. You just ask one of us and we have all the sizes in a storage case by the gift wrap on the counter. Right now we just sell RS Covenant in our North Wilkesboro location, however we are hoping to add them to our Elkin shop soon.
Thursday, July 16, 2009
The Frill Collection is latest Vera Bradley introduction that is unlike none before! It is made of laminated fabric both inside and out. Honestly, this collection was sold out with 3 days when it was opened up for retailers to purchase during the early ordering period. If you are interested in any of these bags, I would encourage you to buy it now. We are not able to reorder any of the items. We actually received less than we ordered due to the high demand across the country. The hardest thing for us at the shops is keeping up with the cool names of these bags such as LYLAS (love ya like a sis) or FOFL (fall on the floor laughing). Be sure to stop by and check them out!
Wednesday, July 15, 2009
Our sale is continuing and below is a small listing of items:
50% off all Yankee and Beanpod Candles
60% off all reminding retiring Vera Bradley
50% off a large selection of children's clothing
50% off Spring Spartina purses and regular purses
40 to 50% off a ton of garden decor
50% off Casafina Stoneware
60% off Casafina Glassware (NW store only)
AND MUCH MORE! Stop by!
Monday, July 13, 2009
Yes, Allison, our oldest daughter, is actually old enough to graduate from West Wilkes High School! It seems like only yesterday that she was splashing in the rain with her Barney raincoat and umbrella. Allison is purposing a career in zoology. She has a special gift in working with animals and their care. She currently works at White Oak Staples providing riding lessons and horse camps for children. We are so proud of her and know she will make the world a better place with her kind heart!
Congratulations to Torey Sheets! Torey graduated from The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a Bachelor of Arts. Torey is the daughter of Sandy Sheets, who is part of the Ivy Ridge staff at our North Wilkesboro shop. Torey is working towards a career in the medical field. We see her has Dr. Torey Sheets in our Ivy Ridge crystal ball! Torey has volunteered in Africa and other various mission teams and has a strong desire to help others.
Picture: Allison and our youngest daughter, Mackenzie, after WWHS graduation at the Walker Center.
Sunday, July 12, 2009
Saturday, July 11, 2009
Language makes us human. Love and naming ties us all together. Letters, symbols, and signs help tell our stories. We're honored to help you tell yours.
Friday, July 10, 2009
This is my first video on the blog...so I am hoping this works! These are the cutest dancing daisies. Every little girl should have one and the best part it is requires no batteries. It is solar! I know this seems like a goofy thing to post about, however you would not believe however many people were stopping and smiling at these flowers! I only wish I had any enough computer knowledge add music to my video so they would really be rocking out!
Thursday, July 9, 2009
However, let’s get on with the great food we discovered. We ate dinner at the OK Café which claims to be an “Atlanta phenomenon.” Well, in my ten years of visiting Atlanta, I was not aware that such amazing triple cheese macaroni existed in this world! And yes, the waitresses in the café really do wear that cute outfit and have a true southern charm.
Tuesday, July 7, 2009
Sunday, July 5, 2009
Saturday, July 4, 2009
Friday, July 3, 2009
An Easy Summer Activity for Children for this 4th of July Weekend:
I worked as a Membership Director for the Girl Scouts, Tarheel Triad Council for 8 years. During the summer as you can imagine, I was working with a lot of children in all my summer programs. This is a quick, easy idea to entertain children that is FUN! Gather cotton string (yarn) and straws to make wands. Cut two sections of straws, about 6 inches long. Cut a string about 24 inches long. Pull the string through the straws, tie the string in a knot, and hide the knot inside a straw. By putting your hands on the straws and pulling, you create a square or rectangle. Dip this form into the pan of bubble solution, and gently, but quickly draw it through the air. It is like magic....a giant bubble!
Thursday, July 2, 2009
Wednesday, July 1, 2009
Independence Celebration and Fireworks including a Patriotic Parade featuring Children, Carnival, and Child ID booth. Line up on Main Street with Parade ending at Elkin Recreation & Parks —11 AM