Shop Small Saturday is November 24 this year!
We are supper excited here at Thavin & Marcob.
So excited in fact we thought we would share with you a
few of the fun promotions we will be having in honor of Shop Small Saturday.
If You Shop Our Online Boutique
If you are too far away from our Oak Harbor Location.
That's okay because as you know we have the online boutique ThavinMarcob.com.
Here's a quick run down of the thrilling deals we can expect from us.
If you place an order during BLACK FRIDAY
You are going to receive a special promo code that will allow you to take 20% OFF!
That is not even the best part every time you shop with us up till January 1st. You can use that promo code to continue to receive 20% OFF of your purchases.
Hello Holiday Gift Shopping Savings!
Our Oak Harbor Location
If you are close to our downtown Oak Harbor location then we have an amazing surprise for you.
Prepared to receive a beautiful reusable shopping bag. We will have a limited number available with purchase. When receiving your reusable ThavinMarcob shopping bag you can come back any time till January 1st and receive 20% OFF your entire purchase.
*GREEN TICKET GIVEAWAY
Thavin & Marcob is Participating in the
OAK HARBOR MAINSTREET ASSOCIATIONS Holiday Cash Giveaway.
For every 20.00 you spend, you will be given a ticket to enter the cash drawing.
These tickets are available throughout main street.
Get ready to do some shopping and to play in a Cash Giveaway Raffle.
Wishing all of you the very best!
Thank You for supporting Thavin & Marcob
Makayla and I truly appreciate all of you!
Everyone knows that in order for you to grow and learn you must first fail. While failures can be very undesirable and sometimes down right embarrassing. It's important to remember that they make you stronger and that you are not alone.
We have encounter all sorts of fails. When we fail the first thing that typically happens is damage control. At times things tend to have a ripple effect. First we must regroup and see now with a failure how other projects are affected. Once damage control is assessed we then move into the solution phase of, "How can this be solved or fixed"? We are not perfect, MaKayla and I are only human. So I'll admit we will throw a little pity party. We both think that it is important to address our feelings when they show up because we believe that not recognizing them can potentially do more harm than good. We throw a little pity party then we proceed forward.
Here are some Fails that we encountered this August.
One failure that we encountered this past month was one that we really learned a hard lesson from. It was truthfully just a huge let down. We were invited to be apart of something really fun and new. Both MaKayla and I were so excited to be apart of such a thing that we put in hours of extra work and quite a bit of money to make this event something special for the attendees. However unfortunately the day before the event was supposed to take place we were surprised with the news that the event had changed. Unfortunately making our participation impossible. The whole thing just sucked because we pushed schedules ahead of time since we knew this event was happening. We also created really awesome swag bags for the event. Which cost us more money than anticipated, more stress, and more of a work load. Most of the prep for this happened in July and as many of you know July was it's own wonderfully crazy show. Life matters, plus normal work matters, plus extra work, effort, and stress left us feeling defeated and foolish when all was said and done.
ThavinMarcob loves to support. We love to support Women, Small Businesses, People just starting, and so many more. However one lesson that we have sadly learned from many experiences is that people will take advantage. Neither of us want to be skeptical of people or businesses, but after you get burned time and time again for just wanting to be a good person and company to others. You can't help, but to become a little more jagged and now walk with a little more caution. It sucks to say, but ThavinMarcob has been taken advantage of, lied to, mislead, and purposely sabotaged by other businesses and their owners. It's crazy because there is not a Team Member at ThavinMarcob that would practice business like some of the people we have encountered do. While we always hold determination to stay to true to our vision to support and see the best in people. We do now walk with caution and are weary when interacting with others because a majority of our encounters have been about us helping out others with them not showing love back or with them blatantly using us for our media outreach and business knowledge. Last month in August we were sadly burned again.
When new things come along it always comes with a little added sparkle because it's new and exciting. However funny enough when an event first starts to come into view of our calendars both MaKayla and I are pumped, however always making sure to keep reality in check. After some time passes people will come up to us and to put politely, " Hype the F out of said event". ThavinMarcob has now been through quite a few different third party events and it sucks to say, but all have been incredibly overhyped. We have now learned that when talking to someone about an event that you need to take what they say with a grain of salt. We have found that 94% of what we are told is exaggerated. We are not sure why, but it is. MaKayla and I always want to think the best and we are only human so after the 10th person comes and hypes it up. We can't help, but to let a little bit of that excitement creep in. Unfortunately though the event comes and goes leaving us very underwhelmed and like we were lead on. I believe after this past month we have officially learned our lesson and will honestly not listen to any of the over hype that comes our way.
Fails Suck! While sometimes we can obsess on the failures it's important to Remember the Wins. We experience tons of Wins and while sometimes we forget to Recognize and Celebrate we do still try our best to not get caught up in the black hole mind frame that is a Complete Fail.
Here are some of our August Wins!
We have had so many people return to our Oak Harbor location. It is honestly so flattering and absolutely exciting when someone who has shopped in our store comes back and wants to do it again. We really do put in so much effort to make your shopping experience enjoyable. Which is why it means the world to us when someone will willingly come back. That is a Absolute Win in our book.
Our shopping experience of Utilizing your Consumer Buying Power has been one that was years in the making. An overwhelming amount of work, stress, inspiration, determination, and brain power has gone into our New System. The system has been in place for a month now and we are exceptionally overjoyed to have experienced positive feedback. When we explain the Five different Boutique Collections to people everyone is always very interested and shows a positive response. We want people to feel more in control with how they chose to Utilize their Consumer Power. If you want to support a small business then go for it. We have products for you to chose from in a reasonable price range. Everyone here is filled with happiness when someone comments on how they like our Collections and every time it happens it is always a Huge Win.
Another Absolute Win that we experienced this past August was being told by so many wonderful people how much they love our Five Collections, our price points, and our atmosphere. Our system was a real shot in the dark so we are so happy people understand and are responsive to it. ThavinMarcob strives to provide reasonably priced fashions. So when we hear people comment about how we really are reasonably priced we can't help, but smile. The atmosphere of ThavinMarcob is one that is always under construction because we know what we want it to be, but are sometimes stumped on how to achieve it. It's our store front so naturally we have a different view than a customer does. This makes the atmosphere hard to create. At times it can be frustrating when we don't know if we are doing it right or not. So when we hear from a wide variety of people that our store is "Cool" the smiles are eye twinkles are uncontainable.
I know that the top portion of this blog does sound extremely whiny and like we are complaining. By all means we are not nor do we take one instant and have it shape how we think about others forever. We've been in business since 2016 with now two very different locations under our belt. ThavinMarcob has experienced and encountered a wide variety of people and businesses. While each troublesome situation is different. They all are hilariously the same time and time again. We hold optimism and want to be the good in business. Which is probably why we fall for things time and time again resulting in fails like the ones we encountered in August.
We fail like anyone else. We also experience some Great Wins. Those wins are the light at the end of the tunnel that keep us going even when it feels like the whole world is against us.
Thank you so much for your continued support and love. Everyone at ThavinMarcob is incredibly appreciative. We hope that you have a wonderful Wednesday.
What are some of your August Fails?
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Let's Celebrate this Labor Day and Monday together with a Flash Sale.
We are so happy to present to you some Great Fashion Sales that offer you the most savings. Browse ThavinMarcob Boutique or stop in at the Oak Harbor Location.
In honor of our Flash Sale we are open today in Oak Harbor from 12pm-4pm. Make sure to stop buy and discover cool fashion finds for the cheap.
Shop 24/7 at ThavinMarcob.com
MaKayla and I have morning meeting at least four times a week. I find that it is a great way for us to catch each other up on the plans for that day or inform each other of the things we forgot to tell the other the previous day.
First things first we both must no less than three sip into our coffee. I like to think of myself as a morning bird, but if I don't get at least a little coffee in me. I can be a slightly unpleasant to conversate with. MaKayla on the other hand is not a morning person at all. She loves sleep in days and takes them up on any available chance she gets. This why coffee is a must for the two of us to have a successful, productive, and cheerful morning meeting.
The second must for a happy morning meeting here at ThavinMarcob is breakfast. I'm typically content with my coffee in the morning. However MaKayla loves to enjoy a nice hot breakfast when she wakes up. So to keep the peace and productivity there will be breakfast present.
After some warm sips of coffee and a few mouth fills of food. The morning meeting can officially begin. We will go back and forth telling each other ideas we thought of, things the other might have missed, different things that came up the previous day, ect… We will then also talkl about the game plan for that day and what we each will accomplish.
While taking notes and talking we both try to remember to stay cheerful and positive. We both know based off of our history together that nothing productive happens when we are frustrated or in a bad mood. So we do actively try to keep an open and happy mind frame during our morning meetings.
This is how we conduct Our Morning Meetings so that they may be Productive and Cheerful.
What do your morning meetings look like?
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We would love to hear!
Mark Your Calendars So You Don't Miss Out On These Great Deals!
Everyone here at ThavinMarcob has been working very hard to present to you Our New Shopping Lifestyle. This project has been one in the works for over two years. I'm not going to lie it has been two years filled with excitement, frustration, determination, inspiration, optimism, doubt, anticipation, and excitement. This project alone has seen it's ups and downs, but I am so happy to finally say that through this crazy journey we have competed something I was unsure of would actually become a reality.
I personally believe that it is important to be knowledgably about where the products you are purchasing are coming from. I have lived in all sorts of areas. All of which have a very unique market place to suit that demographic. So I know first hand how much of a task it can be to purchase things in a reasonable range that help to support more than just a big box company.
Now don't get me wrong there is nothing wrong with purchasing something that is Free Trade. We do offer Free Trade Items in out Traditionalist Collection of Boutique Fashions. However I know for myself I love to show support to more than just the big guy. I love to support Local farmers. I love to support Small Business, Fair Trade, the Environment, USA Designers and Manufactures. I love to Utilize my Consumer Buying Power to show support to a wide variety of businesses. However from personal experience I know that trying to support can be hard when you have trouble even finding businesses or product to support.
Which is why I am not incredibly proud to present to you ThavinMarcob's Shopping Lifestyle. Where you the consumer have the power and ability to knowingly support whom ever you wish too. If you want to support an Eco Friendly Product then simply click over to Our Environmentalist or Economist Collection of Boutique Fashions. We do our very best to provide you with ample choices that fall into either Women's Fashions, Men's Fashions, and Home Goods.
ThavinMarcob wants to give you the consumer the avenue to
Utilize Your Consumer Power how you see fit.
ThavinMarcob believes that you should have the power and knowledge to Utilize your Consumer Buying Power as you see fit. Whether you choose to support Small Business, USA Designers, Fair Trade, The Planet, or Free Trade. The choice is yours here at ThavinMarcob.
Explore Our New and Improved Boutique Today
and Discover Great Fashion Finds!
These last few months have been solely work, work, work for us here at ThavinMarcob.
Although I am happy to announce that we do have some exciting events
coming up that are sure to be quite amazing.
We are so happy to be finally sharing with you all of the exciting things that we have been working nonstop to make happen for you. We have decided to unveil all of our hard work in a spectacular VIP Night. We are so excited and truly can not wait to show you what we have been working on for the past few years.
If you would like to join us on VIP Night for this new adventure. Please send us an inquiry email and we will happily send you an invitation.
Our last announcement is an incredibly joyous one. As many of you know I am renewing my wedding vows this July. All five of my children will be in town as well as many beloved friends that I do not get to see as often as I would like. I would like to spend as much time with each of them as possible. Seeing as so Our Oak Harbor location will be closed the 28th and the 29th of this month. we appreciate your patience and want to remind you that we do offer the ability to shop 24 hours a day 7 days a week online at thavinmarcob.com
We hope that you have a happy Monday.
For more news and updates make sure to connect with us on social media.
We officially opened Our doors in Downtown Oak Harbor June 1st.
The day had been much anticipated. A lot of hard work, frustration, stress, late nights, uncontrollable laughter, and deep breathes have been a part of our lives for the past few weeks in preparation.
I was honestly incredibly nervous for the much awaited day. So I had everything planned and I mean everything. I had a schedule and a Determined Attitude that was going to get me to Our Doors in One Functional Piece.
However Life had a different plan for how my morning was going to go.
By 8am I was showered and dressed. Ready to put on a beautiful pair of new boots I have been breaking in for the last few days. They were the perfect shoe to complete my outfit and I knew that I had broke them in enough to comfortably work the entire day while wearing them.
I searched everywhere, my closet, my room, under the bed, the living room, the hallway, the car, I searched everywhere and nothing. My beautiful broken in boots seemed to have disappeared. After some frantic searching I had to come to terms that I was just not going to be able to find them and had to wear an older, but cute pair of boots.
I accept my change in wardrobe and move on to the next step which would be makeup.
I have no idea where my make up bag is...
So I start to think when was the last time I wore make up.
"Oh crap its been a month"! I haven't seen it since we moved which means.... it's in a box somewhere.
I know it's a long shot, but still I search high and low for my makeup bag. I searched the entire house. I still have no luck. As I stand still about to break down as a mixture of nerves, stress, frustration, and sleeplessness hit me. I have the thought, "you don't have time for a breakdown". So I take a deep breathe. Accept failure and move forward.
With Determination and a new sense of Can Do Spirt I grab everything I believe I need for the day and head out to the car. I have yet to figure out the new driveway. It's this huge windy thing which I love, but apparently I don't know how to drive the car correctly down it yet. The slide tire lights come on and I kid you not as soon as it turns off the freaken check engine light comes on.
It Just Keeps Coming...
I'm still very determined to push through so I ignore the light and head to the grocery store because it's National Donut Day. Having Donuts on National Donut Day is an absolute must.
I'm pushing through with a force of ferry and determination to win.
I'm On Time! This is amazing I really thought with the way everything was going I was going to be late, but I pushed through and things are going to get better...
Of course I spook to soon as I was walking up the stare way I grabbed the rail which had bird poop on it. SO yeah its not over because know I'm walking up the steps with my hand sticking out in front of me loaded down with bags freaking out because I'm holding bird poop!
Thank god I don't have any food on me yet.
In the store I'm trying to get my bags down so I can start washing my hands, but wait it's not done. I really I can't make this stuff up.
I try to put my bags down and my hair gets caught in my purse. Now I have my hand sticking out in front of me with bird shit smeared on it. While bending over in front of our Giant glass windows in both the most uncomfortable and embarrassing way possible because my hair is being pulled by my purse. My team member at this point is trying so desperately to hold back her laughter as much as she can. All the while saying, "you can't cry. We don't have time for you to cry". She thankfully gets me untangled and I managed to wash all of the bird poop off of my hand. With a deep breathe we are Now Ready for the day to start.
I really didn't have time to cry even though I really, really wanted to several time throughout the morning. By 9:45 there were people waiting outside the door for Our Grand Opening to start at 10.
It was a fabulous experience and I was going, going, going all morning! I forgot all about my crazy ass morning while meeting all the fantastic people who popped in to welcome our shop into the area.
Therefore I will always remember having to push through the crazy and now yes I can laugh at it, but man having the determination to keep going was extremely difficult however exceptionally rewarding.
At the end of the day when things slowed down. I took a moment to really look around me I found a certain kind of peace with a touch of satisfaction.
I Did That, I Created That,
My Vision is Now a Reality for others to enjoy!
Stop By and Visit Us!
861 SE Pioneer Way Suit #102
Oak Harbor WA. 98277
We'd Love to See You.
Wow! You would not believe the last week I have had!
There has been a lot of change and a lot of moves.
I can honestly say that I have been searching for that perfect dream house for quite a few years now. As more time wore on the search for that perfect forever home definitely started to weight a fair amount of frustration and stress. However luck finally struck when we found this beauty. I couldn't believe that we had found such a beautiful home in our desired location. It was a real match made in heaven. Not only was I thrilled when we toured the house, but my family was also visually over joyed when we concluded the tour. There are moments in one's life that you know you'll just remember forever. For me finding this gem and feeling completely over joyed when I knew I had just taken the first steps into my dream home. Will always be a memory I will have on hand.
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There you can get a better look at our every day lives.
Which include wonderful things like our cat, dogs, and of course our crazy fun adventures.
NEW STORE FRONT
The move from La Conner to Oak Harbor was truthfully a very quick on the spot kind of decision. Never the less it is a decision that I do believe is for the best. We are going to miss The Lime Dock and all of our Wonderful neighbors. Everyone was always so inviting and very willing to show support. It was such a great atmosphere to be a part of and we will miss it dearly. However on a more exciting note we are Extremely Thrilled to be moving to Oak Harbor WA. There are so many possibilities and opportunities for us to grow and share our love for fashion. The space is a lot bigger so we are over the moon to share with you that we are now more easily able to carry more styles and in more sizes. Over the last week we have been working hard moving ThavinMarcob Boutique to Downtown Oak Harbor WA. With this grand opportunity of a New Grand Opening we are working hard to give our downtown shop a nice sprucing. If you have shopped with us in La Conner and visit Our Boutique in Downtown Oak Harbor. Be prepared to see the same friendly faces and happy smiles, but also to see and experience a new boutique.
Follow us on Facebook.com/ThavinMarcob for the latest and greatest news of our Downtown Oak Harbor Boutique.
What does a bigger location mean for you?
We will be able to expand our online boutique. This means that we can now offer you so many more styles and sizes to choose from.
OUR NEW ADDRESS!
Thavin Marcob Boutiques will be finding its new home in Downtown Oak Harbor Washington.
Our Store Front will be located Right on Pioneer Street.
During the Beautiful Months of Summer. We will be Open 6 Days a Week. Make sure to stop by and
Browse Our Amazing Fashions.
Bookmark Us or stay Connected with us online. Next week we will be announcing some Really Fun and New Services we will start to offer.
I hope you have a Fantastic Week!
Happy Monday Everyone!
I truly hope that everyone has an absolutely amazing Monday filled with productivity and laughter.
Seeing as it is Monday I thought today was the perfect day to reintroduce our Guest Blog Guidelines. As well as introduce and awesome new feature that we are offering.
Do You Qualify For A Guest Blog?
A Guest Blogger is any person just starting out. This means that if you're in your first two years of business or if you're a small business, blogger, or even a freelancer looking to grow your portfolio. Then a ThavinMarcob Guest Blog Post is the perfect place for you to share with our audience your story or work.
You can always visit our guidelines on our Guest Blogging Page, located at the Bottom of our Home Page.
We Now Offer Advertising
This year we are now offering Advertising Opportunities. If you're curious about Advertising your brand through our mediums click over to our Advertising Page, Located at the Bottom of out Home Page.
An awesome side note to be taking into consideration when advertising through us. Is that your post will be shown on our Guest Blog Posts. Which means like us you'll be supporting small.
Our Twitter Community is hands down continually amazing. We completely understand why so many would want us to help advertise their brand through our twitter following. That is why we are no excited to be offering Advertising through Tweets. Check out our Advertising Page for more details on how to jump on this incredible opportunity.
We Love You!
One thing that will always run true with ThavinMarcob is that We Love Supporting. Now that we find ourselves to have grown immensely. We want to pay it forward so to speak and give others the opportunity to Support and Grow.
Remember that even with this change. I am still writing and publishing my own blogs on our regular schedule. Bookmark our Lifestyle Blog and follow all of the fun we encounter weekly.
Make sure to head on over to our Boutique for some much needed Retail Therapy!
Thavin & Marcob is a place where you are celebrated for being you!