Sunday, December 22, 2013

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 grateful for:

My Sister being home.


My dear girls, and the lovely week we had.


The beautiful Holiday Program that the girls school put on.

Taking a day trip with my mom.  It's so good to be able to spend time with my mom one on one.

And I am also grateful that I have a mom who is also my best friend.
Love her <3.


For all the holiday sock shoppers that have been coming in and supporting us this season.

For the giddiness of the season.  I love kids excitement it's contagious.

Family time. And family visits.

The kindness and generosity that I see in so many this time of year.

Believing in magic.

So much to be grateful for this year and this holiday. 

Happy Holidays, I hope yours is beautiful.

Thursday, December 19, 2013

This moment



{this moment} - A Friday ritual. A single photo - no words - capturing a moment from the week. A simple, special, extraordinary moment. A moment I want to pause, savor and remember.



Inspired by SouleMama

Sunday, December 15, 2013

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 grateful for:

Family time.

My little singer Zo.  (She likes to sing all the time, but lately she sings to our Christmas tree <3).

Reading books with my girls.

The excitement Rowan and Zoey have for the holiday, and the count down they do each morning.

Joy.

Crafts.

Watching my girls enjoy giving heart felt gifts to people they love.  I also love being on the receiving end of their precious gifts.  (on that note...I need more wall space for all my kids art!)


My sister coming home soon!

Night time walks to see the lights.





Sister love.  <3

My in-laws coming up for the holiday.

A warm house.

Happy customers.

A nice dinner with the Pippsters.

Early morning cuddles with my dear man.

Cozy feet.

And for being almost done with my holiday list!


Sunday, December 8, 2013

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 grateful for:

Laughter.


My dear family.

Hot Chocolate on cold nights.





Small town lovelyness.

The wonder of the season.

Holiday magic.

Visits with Santa.  (So funny, Ro was non-stop super excited and super talkative about visiting Santa.  As soon as she got there she didn't say a word, (just like her mom!) Zoey talked plenty for both of them.


A working heater.

A visit from my brother.

A fabulous art show at Toto Zaida that Ro and Zo got to be a part of.

Locals shopping local <3.  (Thank you!!!)

Reading with the girls.



Friday, December 6, 2013

this moment

{this moment} - A Friday ritual. A single photo - no words - capturing a moment from the week. A simple, special, extraordinary moment. A moment I want to pause, savor and remember.




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Wednesday, December 4, 2013

All your Holiday Gifts in one Place...yup it's Pippi's


21 Days till Christmas.  
Wait, what! Yeah, so I don't know how that happened but Christmas is only 21 days away.



Not to worry, Pippi's is here to help!  We have something for everyone, come on in and we can help you check off your shopping list.


Yes, those cute little Christmas pixies are for sale!

Who do you have on your list?
For the Guys:

Guys are sometimes hard to shop for but we have some great socks for the men you know, perfect for a fun gift.  (Everyone wears socks!) 
Food lover? How about bacon or hamburger socks.
Your personal super hero? Why not Superman & Peter Parker socks, (we also have Batman, Robin, Captain America, and Wonder Woman!)
Got a cool geeky guy in your life? Try Bazinga socks (everyone loves Sheldon right?)
Or Gamer socks, geek socks. 
Wrap these up or put them in a stocking!


Of course as always we have great wool and cashmere socks to keep everyone cozy. 

For the ladies in your life:

I personally love gifting a nice cashmere blend.  I will be sending cashmere socks to my grandparents this season.

These are another favorite of mine for the art lover:

I love these art socks.

If you want to get some non-sock gifts,
We have a large assortment of cute non-leather bags and lovely leather bags.  Beautiful scarves to keep your loved ones warm.  With socks, hats, gloves and scarves from Pippi's no one should get a chill this winter!

I love this fringed infinity scarf...I own it in three colors!
Scarves are a great gift for anyone teens and adults.

For the kids in your life:

Our kids section has expanded a lot this year, we have tons of socks and tights for your little ones as well as hats, backpacks, and a few sweet little toys, (like these mice...so cute!)


I am totally into the idea of stuffing your stockings with stockings, we have Hot Sox that are 3 for $15 and we also have $5 bins for men and women.

Hot Sox 3 for $15.

but if you want a little something more we have great little things perfect for stockings.

These little card cases are a perfect gift or stocking stuffer.

So to sum it up, come into Pippi's, we are happy to help you with your holiday shopping.

Sunday, December 1, 2013

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 grateful for:

A lovely time with my family this Thanksgiving.

A busy black Friday at Pippi's.

My employees, they are really the best. 

My husbands love and support, he helped me this week in so many ways.

My customers and sock lovers who keep coming back, we are so thankful to have such dear supporters at Pippi's.

Christmas lights going up in our neighborhood.  I look forward to our evening strolls to see them.

My mom, she always knows what to say.

My sweet girls, growing up so fast, but also still my babies. <3

Cozy cuddle time.

A busy week ahead, but lots of fun stuff to do.

Friday, November 29, 2013

this moment

{this moment} - A Friday ritual. A single photo - no words - capturing a moment from the week. A simple, special, extraordinary moment. A moment I want to pause, savor and remember.



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Sunday, November 24, 2013

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 grateful for:

A cozy home.

A lovely family.

My dear girls.

Cuddle time.


Daddy's week off of work.

Some one on one time with my little Zoey this week.  We don't get alone time much but this week Ro wanted to go to an event at her pre-school and Zoey wanted to stay with me, it was so good to be able to just give her all of my attention for a change.

Park adventures.

Starting to decorate my home with holiday cheer.  I was feeling a little down and stressed the other afternoon so I said to my Ro and Zo I think it's time to decorate, (they have been waiting!)  We busted out some colorful Christmas lights , my cute little holiday pixies and some other seasonal decor...and we decorated and I de-stressed. 

Walking around down town with my girls and enjoying the seasonal decorations with them.



Being able to be with my family on Thanksgiving.

And for the many lovely customers we will see this week. 
Thank you for supporting Pippi's which in turn supports my family and my dear employees.  We are so grateful to you.

Getting Crafty for the Holiday - Sock Advent Calendar

I love sock crafts!

I was inspired to make a Sock Advent calendar this year.  It is so easy and so cute!  I made this one to display at Pippi's using a lot of our holiday and seasonal socks for men and women.


The cool thing about this is you can make it with recycled materials (finally a use for all those single socks!).  Or, you can purchase 12-24 new socks (for yourself your kids or the whole family) and get new socks as you count down to Christmas!


I like to fill my advent calender at home with fun family holiday activities like:
Make cookies with mom,
decorate a ginger bread house,
go on a walk after dark to look at the holiday lights,
drink hot chocolate with a candy cane to stir it,
watch a holiday movie,
send letters to Santa,
make an ornament... the list goes on.
I also like to include little treats for the girls but the sock advent calendar is a cool way to do both. Activities and treat for their little feet!

 






So use your old socks or come on into Pippi's for some cute new socks for they whole family.

If you want to make this yourself all you need is:

twine

12-24 clothespins
(12 because 24 pairs of socks takes a lot of space I would just switch my numbers after we got threw the first 12 days to save space) 
We also have cute painted clothespins at Pippi's!

12 pairs of socks (or 24 singles)

paper (for your numbers)

tape

and a glue stick.

I printed my numbers then cut and pasted them to red construction paper.

After I hung my socks with my clothespins I just taped the numbers to the twine and ta da... Cuteness!

Friday, November 22, 2013

this moment

{this moment} - A Friday ritual. A single photo - no words - capturing a moment from the week. A simple, special, extraordinary moment. A moment I want to pause, savor and remember.




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Sunday, November 17, 2013

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 grateful for:

Double rainbows.

Pink sunrises.

Seasonal cheer.

Walks with my girls.

Some one on one time with my mom.

My lovely local coffee shop, I love to start a work day with a yummy pumpkin spice latte and when they make it beautiful it's even sweeter!


Baking with my girls, I always loved baking cookies with my mom when I was little and I so enjoy doing it with my girls now.

Soup season...at my house cooler weather brings more soup making, yay!

My lovely, awesome and caring employees.

Family time.



Sunday, November 10, 2013

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:

Fall. Our weather is finally cooling down, and I am ready for it.

Good friends, big and small.

My two little sweethearts, and how they make me laugh.


The support that my family gives me.  It's so good to have a listening ear.

I also appreciate that my family lets me be their listener too.

I also appreciate the compassion that I see growing in my little girls.

And on the note of compassion and support, I am so thankful to live in this amazing community.

I am also thankful for my Ro & Zo (in every way) but I love that they are always wanting to help.  We had to go to Pippi's (many times this week for different things).  They are happy to go with me and always want to help, Ro helped me move these boxes (I was surprised she lifted it!)



 And I am thankful for my dear husband, my dear friends, and my dear Pippsters.

Oh, yeah and all the fall and holiday socks!!! Woo hoo!


Friday, November 8, 2013

this moment

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Friday, November 1, 2013

this moment

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Friday, October 18, 2013

this moment

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Sunday, October 13, 2013

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:

Ro wanting to hold my hand while she drifts off to sleep.

The quiet moments.

The amazing love and support my parents give me.

Even though we had a tough week, it's a new day.  Thankful for looking on the bright side.

Sprucing up the garden, adding to compost and cleaning up for fall.

Enjoying Ro & Zo working on their Halloween costumes.   (Yes my 4 and 2 year old have decided they want to make their own costumes...so far the only thing they will let me help with is glue and cardboard cutting!) Anyway I love it!

Pumpkin everything.

Sunshine and rain.


Friday, October 11, 2013

this moment

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Monday, October 7, 2013

Happy Socktober!

Years ago a good friend of mine was working at the shop and pun master that she is she came up with a fun idea, and so Soktoberfest at Pippi's was born.

This year we are switching it up. 




This year Pippi's is saying Happy Socktober to all!
And, when you shop if you spend $75, you will get a Socktober treat...a treat for your feet from us to you.

So Happy Socktober sock lovers!  Come in this month and refresh your fall wardrobe with striped & fun socks, patterned or corduroy leggings and lovely tights.  Also get ahead on your holiday shopping.  We have some great new lines in the store and of course your old favorites.  We look forward to seeing you soon.

Keep your toes cozy.
<3
Pippi & the Pippsters

Sunday, October 6, 2013

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:


Time with friends.

Swimming and tea parties.

Lots of quality time just playing with my girls this week.

Lovely mommy and girl days, with cooking and crafting and books.

A beautiful afternoon at the beach, digging, exploring and running.


For where we live, the ocean is so close and so rejuvenating.

For quiet time.

For pumpkin ice cream!

For my parents going out with me and the girls on a whim, and having a wonderful day.

For catching up with an good friend. 

For my husbands gracious understanding, and for his love and support. <3

Time to just be with my family is probably what I am appreciating the most right now.  I feel like right now I am really focused on my home being colorful and cozy, like I'm building a cocoon to keep us happy all winter.  So right now I am gonna head home cook some dinner and after the girls are asleep...plan more crafts to decorate my cozy home with.



Friday, October 4, 2013

this moment

{this moment} - A Friday ritual. A single photo - no words - capturing a moment from the week. A simple, special, extraordinary moment. A moment I want to pause, savor and remember.




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Sunday, September 29, 2013

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:

Fall.

Rain.

Quiet nights at home.

Cuddles with my girls.

Tea, and tea parties.

Family time.

How re-arranging a space can be so refreshing.

How excited Rowan was to help me re-arrange her room, we had a blast.

For missing my computer when I spilled my entire coffee this morning!

For grass turning green in my yard again.

For Soktoberfest coming up at Pippi's.

For fall crafts, baking, and decorating.  (And for two awesome little helpers to do them with.)

Friday, September 27, 2013

this moment

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Sunday, September 22, 2013

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:

A reminder, to slow down, and soak in these moments.

A day with just my girls and I.

Watching my mom and my girls together.

Swinging.

Time with my love.

My new windows.

Time with my mother in-law.

New socks and fall goodness at Pippi's, and always my wonderful employees at the shop.

Creative energy.

and the lovely bit of rain we had.



Friday, September 20, 2013

this moment

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Friday, September 13, 2013

this moment

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Monday, September 9, 2013

What's New at Pippi's

So, it still feels like summer, more so than summer, right now in Fort Bragg but we are getting Pippi's ready for fall. Why? Cause fall socks are the best!!! Here are some pictures to give you an idea of what's new and I'm going to tell you now, don't wait, this stuff goes quick!

First, have you been in the kid's room lately?
It is stuffed full of knee socks, fun novelties for boys and girls and plenty of leggings and tights for your kids to be warm all winter!  My personal favorites are the sloth knee socks and the fair isle knee, (and don't forget the fox hat...I can't stand it, it's too cute!)



Also, we now carry Chooze shoes for kids!
This brand is great, the left shoe is never quite the same as the right which is so "Pippi's" and they use vegan and recycled materials.  Could it get any better?  Yes it actually does; this company invests their net profits in anti-poverty programs to provide micro-loans, training and support to help women successfully start businesses to lift themselves from poverty.  Now how cool is that?!

Chooze shoes! Right now we have sizes up to 13 kids and will be adding more.


Also for your creative kiddlings, Color your own stories.  The story is written down and the pages are blank for them to add their own illustrations.  And the "And Then" story starers lets you and your kid make up the endings to stories. So fun!


And finally the women's stuff!  Cozy legwarmers, we sell out each year so come check them out soon.  Perfect for layering with skinny jeans and boots or with you tights. Check out our Pinterest board "looks we love" for ideas on how to wear your socks, tights or leggings!


Smartwool fall is finally here, and it is so beautiful!!!

I love the pesto color!


Striped hikers!!!


Lovely knee highs <3

B.ella wools and cashmere.  Luxury socks how we love you!  As always beautiful and cozy B.ella socks.  My favorite for a gloomy day.



You are sure to see me wearing the thick over the knees all winter.  I will be slouching them down to my boots with my leggings...I can't wait till it's cold enough for this!

We also have tons of new leggings, corduroy, jean and printed they are fabulous.
New ozone socks, Foot Traffic, Sock Smith and great new men's socks too.  
New fall hats which are all ready going fast, and new Ellington leather hand bags.  But you have to come in to see it all.

So, see you soon at Pippi's!