Putting together Shop Small Saturday was a lot of work.
We still however loved every minute of it and thought it to be a great success! For Today's Blog Post I thought it would be fun to share what we learned during our Shop Small Saturday Event. As well to include a few of the fun moments.
Your Shop Smells Like Christmas
"Your Shop Smells Like Christmas", was one comment that we heard continuously throughout Saturday! The Great and Funny thing about this was that it was completely unintentional. Almost a week Prior to the Big Event I purchased a simple Cinnamon Plug In Air Freshener. I pick the Cinnamon Sent knowing that it was rather strong and would fill the entire space, unknowingly so forgetting that Cinnamon is a smell closely associated with Christmas. Even though it was unintentional it was still a Huge Win for us!
I Love Your Store
We also were privy to hearing the passing comment of "I Love Your Store". This was completely and utterly wonderful to hear! We have worked extremely hard the last few months. Many hours of hard work have gone into creating and establishing our vision of what we want the storefront to be. Hearing this comment was a complete and total Win!
Did you know...
When we first opened the door to our La Conner Boutique we only had two small clothing racks and two small tables. It has taken some time, but through hard work and nonstop determination we have managed to create a Pretty Awesome Boutique.
Seeing Familiar Faces
As many of you know we opened Our First Store Front This June. It was an unbelievable opportunity that fell into our laps, of which we simply could not pass up. The town of La Conner WA has been more than Welcoming! Since the moment we quietly opened our doors to Shop Small Saturday. We loved seeing returning customers come and enjoy the day with us.
Our Online Community
Our Online Community played a huge role in our Success at Shop Small Saturday! I cannot find all the words of gratitude that we have for each and everyone of you. Every time you shared any of our Social Media Posts, used our Hashtag #ThavinMarcob, or Shopped with us Online you showed us an Amazing Amount of Support. Those Gestures of Faith, Love, and Support can not be Thanked enough! I know that some are Apprehensive when it comes to ordering Online through a Company they are not incredibly Familiar or Comfortable with. So I truly want to Thank Everyone who is Supporting our Dreams!
You guys are amazing in everyway. I genuinely want to Thank You for the Continued Support you guys Share with us through out the year. I'm in aww of all of you!
While the First Official Day of Winter is Not for Some Time Now. With the Passing of Thanksgiving and the Welcoming of December it is Never Too Early to Get Ahead of those Annual Winter Time Skin Problems! This Blog Hopefully Helps Give a Few Hints And Tips on how To Keep Your Skin Healthy and Glowing Throughout Winter.
We welcome winter with open arms – its fresh frost, winds that whisk you away and light sunshine that comforts you with its warmth. All the while, we are also being attacked by our beloved winter winds. What feels beautifully refreshing is wicking away moisture from your skin. With little or no sebaceous glands to moisturize naturally, your cheeks, arms, and legs are experiencing the worst of winter. Your skin is left dry and cracked, sometimes to the point of bleeding. Winter is raging battle when your skin is at its most vulnerable. With the lack of moisture in the outdoor air, and artificial heat indoors taking away what was left, action is desperately in need.
While the rest of you is frolicking in winter wonders, your skin should not be left behind. Give your skin the armor it deserves by following the few simple, but significant steps listed below.
Wash with Lukewarm Water
Steaming showers are a tempting refuge from the winter. We douse ourselves with hot water at every chance we get, enjoying the warmth that travels within us, unaware of the damage it does to our skin. Hot water is robbing our skins of whatever moisture is left within it. Next time you are tempted to take a long shower with hot water pouring down your face, think of the aftermath of such dangerous comforts. Take moderate-temperature showers for shorter periods of time, giving special treatment to areas where the skin is thinnest – like your hands.
Reach for Moisturizer, Stat!
Whenever your skin is damp, the moment is ripe for locking in the moisture. Keep up your moisturizing habits especially right after you have been in contact with water. Applying moisturizer while your skin is still moist allows it to seep in and seal itself in order to bear against the biting, moisture-empty air.
What else is preventing your skin from getting the soft and sleek feel it deserves? It is the layer of dead cells that is now barricading the entrance of moisture. Do not let dead skin cells form layers over your skin, especially on areas such as your hands, so that the extensive moisturizing efforts you do put in go to waste. Go ahead and try an exfoliating mask or body wash, and apply moisturizer right after to treat the problem from all ends.
Make sure you do not skimp out on your water intake thinking no sweat, no worries. We tend to replace our water bottles with tea flasks as winter approaches. The heat we gain comes at the price of the hydration we lose. Remember to maintain a healthy intake of water, and remember, if you are thirsty then you are already dehydrated.
It’s not just water. You can maintain a healthy level of hydration by consuming water-rich fruits, such as watermelons, apples, kiwis, and cucumbers. Make sure your diet is rich of fatty fish and omega-3 supplements to give your skin a soft and vibrant look.
Use the longer winter nights to take special care of your skin. Develop a nighttime moisturizing routine. The nights give you longer hours to lock in the moisture, which you can seal with
trusty socks and gloves.
Lastly remember to avoid impostors in the moisturizer world that are made of petroleum based products, they are doing worse to your skin than you imagine!
It does not take much more than some vigilance on what your skin goes through to make sure that you sport soft and supple skin all year round. Do not allow the winter to chip away at your skin. Buy your stock of oil-based, natural moisturizers, make your own skin-care routine, and then with a few simple steps, you are enjoying that winter glow all over.
Don't Forget that November 25th is
SHOP SMALL SATURDAY (Tomorrow)
Stop By Our La Conner WA Location!
We Will Be Hosting:
A SideWalk Sale!
Where Everything is $25.00 OR Lower!
Where The Winner Gets To Pick Any Dress They Want From Our Boutique!
With Every Purchase (While supplies Last)
Expect Items Such as Canvas Tote Bags and Trendy Coin Purses!
A Refreshment Table!
Where You Can Find Coffee, Hot Chocolate, Apple Cider, and Cookies!
Stop By Saturday November the 25th
For Shop Small Saturday!
Can't Wait to See you There!
If you follow us on any of our Social Media accounts then you are fully aware that we have been Counting Down The Days Till Shop Small Saturday. Everyone here at ThavinMarcob are Extremely Excited for The Day. Over the past two weeks or so we have been Posting/Sharing Exciting things that will be happening in our La Conner Boutique. I thought Today's Blog was the Perfect Place to Sum up Everything. This way if you missed a post, you won't miss out on the Fun.
On Saturday November 25th (Shop Small Saturday) we will be Hosting a Raffle! I’m Extremely Excited to Announce this Raffle because this one is a little different than our last. The Grand Prize Winner of our Shop Small Saturday Raffle gets to come into the La Conner Boutique and Pick Out Any Dress they want. There are No Limitations, Any Dress in our Boutique can be yours! The Drawing will take place After Closing. Be Prepared to Hear from us Sunday!
We will also be Hosting Our First Sidewalk Sale! It is the perfect Rack to Raid if you are looking for Beautiful and Inexpensive Christmas Gifts. Remember that the Early Bird Gets The Worm, you'll have the Most/Best Variety to choose from the sooner you stop by our La Conner Boutique.
Come and Visit Our Refreshment Stand while you Shop! Our Refreshment Stand can Always be found in our La Conner Boutique. Here you will Always Find Coffee, Hot Chocolate, Hot Apple Cider, and Water. As well as some sort of Delicious Treat like Lollipops or Chocolate.
On Shop Small Saturday (November 25th) you will also find some Amazing Cookies Baked by The Scone Lady!
We Have Decorated For Christmas
With this being Our First Physical Location. My Co-Worker and I were Extremely Excited to Decorate for the Up-Coming Holiday Season. Our Boutique looks Amazing Dressed up in Lights, Trees, Wreaths, and Garland. We are Definitely Ready and Geared Up for Holiday Fun!
One of my Favorite Holiday Decorations is Our Dancing Lady Holiday Tree! She is a True Wonder and an Enjoyable Sight to See. Our Dancing Lady Showcases our Amazing and Trendy Jewelry. Make Sure to Stop By and Interact with Our Beautiful Holiday Jewelry Tree!
Mark Your Calendars!
Thavin & Marcob is a place where you are celebrated for being you!