Saturday, April 6, 2019

New Spring Arrivals!!

Happy Spring, friends!!

With the arrival of longer days and warmer weather, I've been itching to get flowers in the ground.  Until that final frost danger is gone, these new shop arrivals will have to get me through!

Restock/New Rifle Paper Goods!
New Vendor: The Stranded Stitch DIY Cross-Stitch Kits!
New Cavallini Italian Posters!!

Friday, March 15, 2019

Bowl For Kids' Sake



Hello Friends,

Thank you very much to everyone who has participated in our fundraiser for the Big Brothers Big Sisters Bowl for Kids' Sake!

I'm incredibly grateful for all the donations + for your purchase last weekend during our proceeds day.  We still have $300 to go for our $1,000 goal to be met - and I think that we can get there!



Just to share a little bit about why this is so close to my heart; last January I took a deep breath and walked into the local BBBS office to apply to become a Big Sister.  It was something I had wanted to do for some time, but I seriously doubted my qualifications to mentor a child: life owning a small business can be such a roller-coaster, and to be completely honest, life is just messy + chaotic sometimes!

But with the help and encouragement of the BBBS staff and their excellent training, I grew in confidence that I'd learn as I went along.  This month, my Little Sister and I celebrated a year together!  We've celebrated birthdays (puppy and human ones), cooked + baked, played games, gone swimming, taken the pups for walks, painted, carved pumpkins, gotten gelato, and had the most incredible year together.  Mostly, I've just been a regular person in my Little's life, someone she is able to talk to and share her hopes and dreams with.  To be her friend.  It's incredible how much love I have for my Little Sister, and how much she and her Mom have changed my life.

I'll never forget the first time she called me her sister.  It's been the best journey.

My Little had been on a waiting list for over a year before I walked into the BBBS office; it breaks my heart to think of all the children waiting to be matched.  This is why this fundraiser is so important to me: this money goes towards helping future Littles be paired with the best trained + supported Bigs possible.

Every $1 matters!  To donate, please click this LINK.  And always, you can volunteer as a Big Brother or Big Sister to a child here in our community.  It's that first step that's the hardest.

Until Soon,
Sara

Monday, December 24, 2018

May Your Days Be Merry + Bright!

Dear Friends -- Wishing you all a very Merry Christmas and a wonderful New Year!!


We are so glad to be a part of your holiday for an 8th season Downtown.  With holiday workshops, art openings, a Cookie Tour, Winter Wonderfest, Jane Austen's Birthday Celebration, a Late Night Shopping event, and an adopted foster kitty, it's been a very merry month for us at the shop.  (Thank you so much to Lillie for all the help and for keeping us all laughing).  After 24 very happy December days open, the shop is on a little holiday.  Below are shop hours for into the beginning of January.  Thank you for stopping by this Christmas, and I hope very much that you have lots of time with all your loved ones.

Holiday Hours:
Christmas Eve: 11am - 4pm
Closed 12/25 - 12/27
12/28: 11 - 6
12/29: 11-6
12/30: 12 - 4
Closed 12/31 - 1/3
Return to regular hours 1/4

With Much Love,
Sara XX

Saturday, November 24, 2018

Our 8th #ShopSmall



Hello Friends!

Thank you so much for joining Downtown Harrisonburg for Small Business Saturday!!  Here's a quick look at our Saturday Specials:

- Open 9am - 7pm
- Choose from our Surprise Tree for savings up to 50% off an item or a free gift!
- 20% off ALL art prints, all day!
- Free Holiday Card with every purchase, while supplies last
- Shop Small Canvas Tote with every purchase of $75, while they last!

We love our Downtown family, thank you for being a part of it for 8 years!
XX, Sara

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

2019 Calendars

Here's a look at our 2019 Calendars, now available at the shop! 

Rifle Paper Co. World Traveler Calendar
Rifle Paper Co. Appointment Calendar, Floral

Cavallini National Parks Calendar

Cavallini Botanica Calendar
Cavallini Farmer's Market Calendar