Sunday, October 16, 2016

Gratitude Sunday

Inspired by:  Wooly Moss Roots -Simply Joys of a Soulful Life Gratitude Sunday

G r a t i t u d e  *  S u n d a y


{Sunday's heartfelt tradition. A time to slow down, to reflect, to be grateful. A list of gratitudes.}
This week  I am thankful for:


Foggy mornings.

Cozy days.

Books.


The girls and Marsh doing Lego's together.

Games with the kids.

Zoey reading to me!

Talks with my sister.

Rainy days.

So many new long socks at Pippi's!


Visiting with friends.

Rainy runs.

The coastal trail.

Baby hugs.

Long weekends.

Sunday, October 9, 2016

Gratitude Sunday

Inspired by:  Wooly Moss Roots -Simply Joys of a Soulful Life Gratitude Sunday

G r a t i t u d e  *  S u n d a y


{Sunday's heartfelt tradition. A time to slow down, to reflect, to be grateful. A list of gratitudes.}
This week  I am thankful for:

Being able to laugh when some may not.

The great turn out at the League of women voter's candidates forum.

Some great conversations.

The amazing teachers my kids are lucky to have.

My sweet Zoey starting to spell and read!


Being able to take a needed sick day. (Thanks Rachael!)

Getting to appreciate the little things with my girls.

Finding a yummy tomato soup recipe!


Listening to the girls enjoy piano so much.

A productive week.

The start of Socktober. (We picked our first winner Friday, 3 chances left.)


Cozy goodness at Pippi's.

A field trip to Gowan's with Zoey's class.

My dad, always offering to help me in any way he can to support me in my life, (he's also a great Baba.)



Pajama mornings in the front yard.

New books!

Ice cream with both grandmas this weekend, what a treat!

Time with Grandma and Grandpa.


Experiments.

A lovely day with Grandma walking around downtown.

Zoey helping me in the kitchen.


Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Happy Socktober!

It's Socktober again! Join us to celebrate Socks!


This Socktober we will be giving away four prizes, one each Friday this month.  How can you win one of our awesome prizes?
Anytime you come in and spend $50 this month you will get an entry into our weekly drawing or you can just take a photo that includes your pippi socks and tag us on Facebook,  and we will enter you in our weekly drawing.

@Pippi's Longstockings, I love my cozy socks!




Sunday, October 2, 2016

Gratitude Sunday

Inspired by:  Wooly Moss Roots -Simply Joys of a Soulful Life Gratitude Sunday

G r a t i t u d e  *  S u n d a y


{Sunday's heartfelt tradition. A time to slow down, to reflect, to be grateful. A list of gratitudes.}
This week  I am thankful for:

Rain!

Getting to spend time with Pippster's babies while I work!

So many new socks at Pippi's.


A supportive family.

A husband and friends who help me stay balanced.

Running into some of my dear customers out in the world.


The opportunity to walk around many neighborhoods in our community and talk with them about our city council election.  I love this town!


Showing my kids that participating in positive local politics is a great way to help our community.

Hearing my girls talk about the things they care about and how they want to make change in their world.

When my brother and niece stop by just to hang out.

Family time.

Listening to my girls play piano.

A visit from the tooth fairy.


Coffee with friends.

Productive days, and productive evenings. 

Being able to squeeze as much as I can into my days!

Pumpkin ice cream at Cowlicks again!


Being able to enjoy our beautiful coastline.

Cozy couch cuddles and reading snuggled up with my two girls.

A few days this week that hinted at sweater weather! (a.k.a. sock weather).

Getting to take my girls on bike rides/runs.


The teachers that my girls spend their weekdays with.  We are so incredibly lucky to have such amazing people educating our kids.

Getting to see some of our high school's homecoming events this year.  I always remember homecoming fondly and I love to see the kids creativity.


Wednesday, September 28, 2016

The Secret to Not Getting Overwhelmed ... Start Early

If working retail for the past 15 years has taught me anything it's be prepared for the holidays.
It gets super busy in the sock world come November and items sell out fast so I try to be prepared with enough socks for all my lovely customers, that's my job.

Of course my personal life is another story. 
But, I have learned a lot from my customers.  I have many customers who do their holiday shopping all year round.  Me, I think I would forget what I did with all the stuff and them come upon a treasure trove of gifts 3 years later.  But, starting in October, that I can do. 

Pippi's has lots of great cozy socks and wonderful gifts in the store right now, and I know our other local businesses are busy stocking up on new items for fall and winter as well.

If you buy gifts for your siblings, extended family, close friends, and co-workers in addition to your kids,that's so much all at once! Why not space out your shopping, to a more manageable $50-$150 per month?
Here is my plan: I am going to start with my extended family gifts in October (I have to ship most of that anyway).  My friends and co-workers in November and just focus on my kids and immediate family for November/December.

Helpful Hint:
Socks are a great gift to keep an extra pair or two on hand wrapped and ready to go just in case you forgot someone or are surprised by a gift from someone you didn't expect!

And don't forget with Pippi's stamp card your 6th pair of socks of tights is half price!

This is my plan for the holiday, but you know what they say about plans...How do you stay sane during the holidays?

Sunday, September 25, 2016

Gratitude Sunday

Inspired by:  Wooly Moss Roots -Simply Joys of a Soulful Life Gratitude Sunday

G r a t i t u d e  *  S u n d a y


{Sunday's heartfelt tradition. A time to slow down, to reflect, to be grateful. A list of gratitudes.}
This week (it's been a while so...the past few weeks) I am thankful for:

The beautiful days we have had this week.

Friendship.

Early mornings.

Squeezing in time to read when ever I can (thank you swim practice).

Headlands tomato soup. (It's my current craving).

Getting to go on Zoey's first field trip with her.


Some quiet time with Marsh.

My parents inviting the girls for a sleep over. 

The relationship my kids have with my parents.

The amazing love and understanding that Marshall always gives me.

The girls making friends at school.

Birthday parties in the woods.


Kids being kids.

Small town community.

My amazing employees, I am lucky to have people working for me that enjoy their job!

The privilege of having my own business, and the ability to make my schedule work for my life and my family.

Wonderful customers who shop at Pippi's and make all that I am able to do possible, I am so grateful for you!

Monday, September 19, 2016

Shop Mom and Pop

As Fort Bragg locals we are lucky to call this place home.  Folks travel long twisting roads to get here and soak in the salty air and small town goodness of Fort Bragg before they head back to their reality. We are so spoiled this is our reality! A line of four people at the coffee house or a retail shop, that's a long line for Fort Bragg.  Too many people at a beach,  we can just go to the next one! A downtown full of unique locally owned businesses yup, we have it pretty good.
As town slows down and becomes our comfortable haven of peace and quiet again after the summer crowds it's your turn to enjoy our beautiful downtown.  Come on out and support all of your favorite locally owned businesses we are here for you all year round.  See you downtown!