Duck Worth Wearing Childproofing with Style

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With every phase of a child’s life there are new challenges and safety concerns. As parents, it’s our duty to keep our babies safe and secure. Transforming your home into a kid friendly environment at any age does not have to come at the cost of eye sores and interior faux pas.

Read on for tips and strategies on how to childproof your home without sacrificing style and practicality. We have plenty of safety items among the wonderful products at Duck Worth Wearing available to help you save money!

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Duck Worth Reading – April 2014 Newsletter

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Hi.

Spring has sprung and Duck Worth Wearing is ready with adorable outfits for Easter, an amazing Melissa & Doug Sunny Patch promotion, and a cute kid contest! Read on to take advantage of in store deals, child proofing your home tips, and consignment updates. We are excited to see you and your little ones shopping & consigning this month!

Mark your Calendar. 

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Consignment.

We are now taking both spring and summer items! We especially love to see Easter dresses and outfits coming in this time of year.

We Accept

It is time to get your spring and summer items ready! This includes…

  • swim suits
  • rain gear
  • Easter dresses
  • white shoes
  • capris
  • short sleeves
  • shorts
  • tanks
  • sleeveless shirts
  • flip-flops
  • swim shoes
  • swim items & swimsuits

A few reminders for your spring and summer items:

  • Outfits sell a lot better than separate pants and tops.
  • If you have outfits that are the same brand and same size put them together and we will make them a set.
  • Please do not pin your items together as it will leave holes in the clothing.
  • Please snap and button all outfits, etc. It really makes things go soooo much quicker!
  • We are no longer taking cleats, jeans, or jackets.

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Melissa and Doug Sunny Patch Items Promotion 

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This Happy Giddy Cart is for a year and up. This sturdy, generously sized, and brightly colored plastic cart has a handle and wheels for “loads” of indoor or outdoor fun!

ALL of April we are running a Sunny Patch deal that you won’t want to miss!

Buy 2 Sunny Patch items and receive 1 Sunny Patch item of equal or lesser value FREE!

Need Easter basket gifts? These specially designed toys are perfect for spring outdoor play.  Watch this video below to learn more about a few toys in the line and how they promote an active lifestyle.

Useful Information.

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Child proofing your home does not have to be painful and cause all kids of eyesores and decorating blunders. We have tips and strategies this upcoming month on how to childproof your home without sacrificing style and practicality. Finding safety items among the wonderful products at Duck Worth Wearing will help save you money! Look for our blog later this month!

You Should get to Know.

Each month we will be featuring a staff member for you to get to know! Our staff thinks of our consigners and shoppers as an extension of the The Duck Worth Wearing family and we want to connect! This month you should get to know our very own Jeni Campbell.

seniorWho: Jeni Campbell

Position:  Sales Associate at The Loft & Duck Worth Wearing.

Present: Jeni spends time with her parents, Mike & Susan, as well as her sister Jami and dog Mac. When she is not helping out the customers in the stores, she enjoys scrapbooking, traveling, and cheering on her favorite cyclone teams.

Future: Jeni has plans to attend Iowa State University but her major is undecided. She is open to all subjects, but has particular motivation around event planning and organization. Another highly motivating interest of Jeni’s is traveling and she hopes to incorporate that as well.

In Closing.

If you are entering the cutest kid contest, keep in mind you can find one of a kind outfits for their session at great prices. Get a little more out of your Easter attire by selecting something you’d want to capture in your photo taken by Impressions by Twyla. We can’t wait to see you around the store this month!

Thank you for your business, and as always for shopping local!

Sincerely,
Amy Abrams

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Designing a Budget Friendly Nursery

 

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With a new baby on the way it can be overwhelming to think of hospital bills, the cost of unending diapers, and stocking a nursery with all the gear. We have put together this helpful guide to lay your mind to rest and allow you to focus on the most important part of that transition, your new baby! Read on to discover how to find inspiration, build a concept, and implement a nursery that leaves it up to consignment to makes it all possible at affordable prices!

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Duck Worth Reading – March 2014 Newsletter

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Hi.

In like a lion, out like a lamb. This common saying for the month of March is something we all hope to be true after a winter like we’ve had! Regardless of the prolonged winter weather, we are excited for March and our upcoming spring arrivals. Read this month’s newsletter to get information on our monthly sales, nursery design tips, and consignment updates. Can’t wait to see you shopping & consigning this month!

Mark your Calendar. 

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Winter items now 50% off!

When: Now

Where: Duck Worth Wearing

What:  Winter items are marked down to 50% off!

Girl Scout Cookies for Sale!

When: Saturday March 8th 12-4pm

Where: Duck Worth Wearing

What:  We are going to be having girl scouts come and sell their tasty girl scout cookies at DWW! The cookies will be at the store so you can take them with you.

Tim Read Book Signing!

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When: Saturday March 8th 12-4pm

Where: Duck Worth Wearing

What:  Tim Read, a local artist residing in Ames, is thrilled to participate in a book signing.  With a rich history and a tremendous amount of experience in illustration, Tim’s books My Very Silly Monster 123s, and My Very Silly Monster ABCs are both fun and educational. You will recognize his art as he is the mastermind behind the Duck Worth Kid illustrations. Don’t miss the opportunity to meet, greet, and have your book signed!

Consignment.

We are now taking both spring and summer items! We especially love to see Easter dresses and outfits coming in this time of year.

We Accept

It is time to get your spring and summer items ready! This includes…

  • soccer cleats
  • soccer club uniforms
  • soccer gear
  • swim suits
  • rain gear
  • Easter dresses
  • white shoes
  • spring jackets
  • capris
  • short sleeves
  • shorts
  • tanks
  • sleeveless shirts
  • flip-flops
  • swim shoes
  • swim items & swimsuits

A few reminders for your spring items:

  • Outfits sell a lot better than separate pants and tops.
  • If you have outfits that are the same brand and same size put them together and we will make them a set.
  • Please do not pin your items together as it will leave holes in the clothing.
  • Please snap and button all outfits, etc. It really makes things go soooo much quicker!

We will always take toys, equipment, and books!

Please give us a call or drop us an e-mail if you have any questions.

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Make Duck Worth Wearing your one stop shop for all things spring break. Leaving for a trip? We have all the clothes you need to outfit the kids and still leave you money for your vacation splurges. The Melissa and Doug line is equipped with travel games and toys for the car or plane!

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Our 18″ doll line has expanded! We are now offering accessories, purses, shoes, necklaces, outfits, hair accessories, Iphones, cell phones, tutus, leotards and homemade adorable outfits. We even have ISU and Iowa outfits to show your team spirit! They are perfect fit for American Girl Dolls.

If you are still looking to access your account on-line please drop us an e-mail so we can get you signed up.The on-line search engine will be up and running again sometime soon.  Thanks for your patience while we transition into our new system.

Useful Information.

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With a new baby on the way it can be overwhelming to think of hospital bills, the cost of unending diapers, and stocking a nursery with all the gear! We have the guide to help put your mind at rest and focus on the most important part of that transition, your new baby! We have put together a nursery design that is gender neutral, can mesh with an existing sibling, all while keeping your budget in mind. Leave it to consignment to make all of this possible! Check back with us this month to read our upcoming nursery design guide in March.

You Should get to Know.

Each month we will be featuring a staff member for you to get to know! Our staff thinks of our consigners and shoppers as an extension of the The Duck Worth Wearing family and we want to connect! This month you should get to know our very own Allye Bodholdt.

AllyeSr-1Who: Allye Bodholdt

Position:  Sales Associate at The Loft & Duck Worth Wearing.

Past: Allye has grown up in Ames with her mom Sandee, her dad Rod, and her sister Tayler.  Allye has been a trusted employee since April of 2012. 

Present: Allye is enjoying her senior year at Ames High School. When she is not helping out the customers in the stores, she is actively involved with her varsity volleyball team. She has been playing for 4 years.

Future: Allye has plans to attend Iowa State University but her major is undecided. She is open to all subjects, but has particular motivation around criminal justice, psychology, and Spanish. Any field that keeps Allye connected with people will be a great fit.

In Closing.

If you want to stretch your spring break wardrobe budget for the family, use Duck Worth Wearing to pick up high quality clothes for those constantly growing kids! Once it heats up later this month we will be ready to help you transition with affordable clothes this spring. See you soon!

Thank you for your business, and as always for shopping local!

Sincerely,
Amy Abrams

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Diaper Bags Discovery – All you Need to Know about Finding and Filling the Perfect Bag!

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New moms have a hard enough task in front of them when faced with a tiny new baby to raise with no instruction guide. Duck Worth Wearing wants to take the guess work out of a major tool that can help alleviate many first time mom issues. We have prepared the ultimate guide to choosing the ideal diaper bag and showing you how to fill it so you are always prepared!

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Duck Worth Reading – February 2014 Newsletter

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Hi.

We are rounding the last month of winter and soon we will see sunshine and shorts. We might be a few weeks away from our vision of spring, but we are welcoming it with open arms by accepting your spring gear now! Read on for our February deals and for great gift ideas for Valentines day. Can’t wait to see you shopping & consigning this month!

Mark your Calendar. 

DWW Calendar Feb 2014

$5 Fill a Bag Special!

When: The week of February 3rd through the 14th

Where: Duck Worth Wearing

What:  Bag Sale – fill a bag of remaining dollar days items for only $5.00. Ask for a bag at the front counter. All items must have a slashed tag. 

Week of Valentines Day Shopping Ideas!

When: The week of February 10th – 14th

Where: Duck Worth Wearing

What:  We have so many great gifts for the little sweeties on your Valentines day list. Come shop all week to find activity books, magnetic books, coloring books, paint books, and more for just $5.00!  Kids love them and the books keep them active for hours!

Girl Scout Cookies for Sale!

When: Saturday, February 22nd and Saturday March 8th 12-4pm

Where: Duck Worth Wearing

What:  We are going to be having girl scouts come and sell their tasty girl scout cookies at DWW! The cookies will be at the store so you can take them with you.

Consignment.

At this time we are no longer accepting winter items! We are excited for spring and starting March 1st we will start accepting summer.

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We are taking soccer uniforms, cleats, shin guards, etc. We have some now available but they won’t be here long!

We Accept

Now is the time to get your spring items ready! This includes…

  • soccer cleats
  • soccer club uniforms
  • soccer gear
  • swim suits
  • rain gear
  • Easter dresses
  • white shoes
  • spring jackets
  • capris

Starting March 1st

  • short sleeves
  • shorts
  • tanks
  • sleeveless shirts
  • flip-flops
  • swim shoes
  • swim items & swimsuits

A few reminders for your spring items:

  • Outfits sell a lot better than separate pants and tops.
  • If you have outfits that are the same brand and same size put them together and we will make them a set.
  • Please do not pin your items together as it will leave holes in the clothing.
  • Please snap and button all outfits, etc. It really makes things go soooo much quicker!

We will always take toys, equipment, and books!

Please give us a call or drop us an e-mail if you have any questions.

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Stop in soon to check our fully restocked section of Melissa and Doug items.  If there is anything you can’t find, we can order it for you for the same price as it would be in the store! We have so many great gifts for the little sweeties on your Valentines day list. Come shop early this month to find activity books, magnetic books, coloring books, paint books, and more for just $5.00!  Kids love them and the books keep them active for hours.

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Also, don’t forget to check out the new look for our bows! They are super cute and for such a great price, you won’t want to pass them up.  They offer more ideas for Valentines gifts for the little girl you love so much!

Useful Information.

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Diaper bags are essential for every mom of those little tikes that require all those extra tools. Finding the ideal bag can be difficult especially for first time moms with little experience. Keep on the look out later this month for our blog that will explore all the brands we love, and what to pack the bag with to keep it light, but stocked with all the necessities.

You Should Get to Know.

IMG95201312319516380795825Each month we will be featuring a staff member for you to get to know! Our staff thinks of our consigners and shoppers as an extension of the Duck Worth Wearing family and we want to connect! This month you should get to know our very own Mollie Walter.

Who: Mollie Walter

Position:  Sales Associate at The Loft.

Past: Mollie grew up in Gilbert just north of Ames. She graduated from the University of Iowa in 2001. After her graduation she worked for McFarland Clinic as an ophthalmic technician. After two wonderful years there, she started working in Cardiology as a cardiopulmonary technician as has been there for almost 10 years. She enjoys helping out her department on an as needed basis. 

Present: Mollie began her work with The Loft  part time in the August of 2013.  She feels very blessed to be working at the Loft where she has the freedom to do what she loves most – be a mom. However, the position has caused her to have to give herself the pep talk that she is here to work, not shop!

In her spare time, Mollie loves to bake, read cookbooks, and of course spend time with her family.  Her family consists of her husband Dan, lieutenant with the Ames Police Department, and their two children, Hallie who is a 4th grader at Gilbert, and Mitch who is in kindergarten.

Future: Mollie feels fortunate to work in an environment she truly loves, and looks forward to meeting new people everyday and working with friends that have become family.

In Closing.

We hope you will make it a point to stop in and visit us this month at Duck Worth Wearing. Don’t forget to stop in the first week of February for our $5 bag deal.  While you’re here show your special valentines you care by picking up any number of great gifts here at DWW.

Thank you for your business, and as always for shopping local!

Sincerely,
Amy Abrams

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Building the Brain with Blocks and Other Mind Shaping Toys

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Late in the evening, you sluggishly pull your robe on and shuffle to the refrigerator. In the darkness of the night you are suddenly shocked awake as stabbing pains echo through your body from a singular spot on the middle of your foot. Jr. has once again abandoned in the middle of the floor his favorite metal airplane. Just as you feel the urge to banish all toys from your residence,  you have a thought. “Are toys of any benefit besides a convenient way for children to pass time?” This blog answers those middle of the night rhetorical questions, and we believe that toys do in fact help with several areas of cognitive development. Read on to find out more!

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