June Newsletter

We hope you’re reading this while driving to the cottage or planning for a great long weekend!

HOURS UPDATE
We will be closed Saturday, July 1st. (We’ll be in Jane’s backyard with dozens of children and some stiff drinks). And, we’ll return to being closed on Mondays for the month of July.

IN-STORE $2 & $5 SALE BINS
Come check out the thousands of items we have on sale! There’s a little bit of everything… dresses, sleepers, books, games, jackets, onesies, and more!

FLASH SALE
Get 50% off all maternity pants, jeans and leggings this week with coupon code BIGBELLY.

LOOKING FOR A MOM-PIRATE OR TWO
We’re seeking some part-time help. Requirements: a massive sense of humour, super-power-patience, experience wrangling children, and a laptop. If you think you’d like hanging with us, send us an email!

ACCOUNT UPDATES
If you consign with us, we’d like to remind you that inactive accounts are automatically closed after 2 years. If you have any questions as to the status of your account, please send us an email.

WHAT WE’RE CURRENTLY ACCEPTING 
Check out what (& when) you can drop off without an appointment here. We update this list almost daily, so please review it before you come in with consignment items. Thanks!

UPCOMING WORKSHOP at Merrily, merrily: BABY LED WEANING (Sunday, July 30 @ 10am)
Baby Led Weaning is a way to feed your baby using whole foods starting at 6 months of age. No purees, no spoons… Baby can sit and learn to eat with your family at the table!
What’s covered in this hour-long seminar?

  • What is it and why does it make sense?
  • How do you start? What are appropriate first food choices?
  • How do you adapt family meals for baby? What are baby superfoods?
  • Practical tips & recipes

Pictures, videos and real food will be featured to show how it’s done. The cost is $50 per person which includes an 8-page document with information & recipes. Babies are most welcome. Insurance receipts are provided.

The session will be hosted by Lauren Tribe, a mom of two and experienced Registered Dietician. To participate, please email her or visit her Facebook Page.

MERRILY MUM SPOTLIGHT, Kristina Rajes 
Kristina started her company, Buy Some Love, after the birth of her first child eight years ago.
Like most of us on mat leave, she needed some extra cash so she starting making and selling jewelry in her Etsy shop and in retail stores. After working at a law firm for 10 years, she decided to quit when she got pregnant with her second child. Her family needed two incomes, so she worked every free minute while caring for both kids at home.

What started off as a way to make some extra money to help support her family has grown into a business that teaches her four kids how much work is involved to make a living, yet how much joy it is to work at something you are passionate about. Buy Some Love is a family labour of love. Her kids help by adding labels to envelopes, sorting beads and designing new styles.

Her fondest memory of starting her business? “Coming home from the hospital just hours after giving birth, breastfeeding my newborn daughter while beading and answering emails.”

Her advice to those wanting to start their own business? “Never take a sale for granted. Your customer could have bought anything else, from anyone else. They chose you. Make their experience magical! Amazing customer service is what will keep bringing them back to you.”

See all her fun & inspirational jewelry in our shop here! It’s such a hit with our little shoppers.

We hope all your little peanuts had great end-of-year school moments and you’re all excited for two long months together. :)

Happy Canada Day!
-Moxie, Jane, & Missy

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