Duck Worth Reading – April 2015 Newsletter

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If you are in need of adorable Easter outfits, we have them! We are also cluing you and your family in about all the Easter activities in Ames this month. We’ll fill you in on all these goodies and more as you read on in this month’s newsletter!

Mark Your Calendar.

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Community Easter Egg Hunt Reiman Gardens

When: Saturday April 4th, 9-11am

Where: Reiman Garden’s Ames Iowa

What:  Reiman Gardens and the Ames Jaycees will be co-hosting a Spring Egg Hunt at the Gardens. Festivities will include two separate egg hunts for all children 6th grade and younger. Children will have the opportunity to search for colorful eggs to trade in for a goodie bag. Goodie bags will be given to the first 700 recipients. The morning will also include craft and activity stations, as well as a visit from the Reiman Gardens’ Spring Bunny.

 Duck Worth Wearing is providing “$1.00 duck bucks” so don’t miss your chance to save!

This event is free and open to the public. In case of inclement weather, all activities will be moved indoors. For more information call 515-294-6356 or email rgevents@iastate.edu.

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Best of Story County

Do you love Duck Worth Wearing? If so let us know by giving us your vote on Ames Tribunes upickem contest. Please visit the site and help Duck Worth Wearing gain the titles of “Best of Story County”. We would be honored to receive your vote! The entries are fill in the blank. Potential categories for us include…

  • Kids clothing store

  • Kids Toy Store

  • Locally Owned Store

  • Consignment Store

4th of July DWW

Please note we are no longer accepting jeans but we are accepting shorts! Bring on the sunshine!

We Accept

  • Taking spring and summer
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Dresses for weddings
  • 1st communions dresses or any other special occasion
  • Boys suits or suit coats and formalwear
  • Swimsuits
  • White shoes
  • Spring jackets
  • Rain gear
  • Capris
  • Soccer uniforms and cleats
  • Tanks
  • Shorts
  • Flipflops

New Product Alert: Jenuinely Pure

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We are thrilled to announce Duck Worth Wearing is taking on a new skin care line called Jenuinely Pure. The baby line is incredible and is available for sale at Duck Worth Wearing!

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Jenuinely Pure was founded by a mom looking for PURE, NATURAL and ORGANIC  products to use in her home for her family. Not finding anything on the market that was truly PURE, NATURAL and AFFORDABLE, she started developing products in her home. This venture not only produced  safe and effective products, the founder discovered many friends and  families also wanting to use her products, in their homes. Jenuinely Pure was born. Even though the company has changed hands, the current owners run it based on the same principles.

·          Only PURE, NATURAL and ORGANIC ingredients go into our products.

·          Jenuinely Pure is a family-run business based in the Ames area.

·         We offer a full line of products for the Face, Body, Home and Baby.

·         Our products are full of vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and amino acids to rejuvenate your skin. How do we know they are effective? Because we have used the products in our home for several years and have seen the positive results  dealing with dry skin, eczema, blemishes and other skin irritations.

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·          Jenuinely Pure…worth the switch.

·         Visit our website at www.jenuinelypure.com or our Facebook page.

Rewards!

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Rewards are at Duck Worth Wearing. Once you spend $150, you will receive a $5 credit.  It is that easy! You simply shop and gain rewards.  Be sure when checking out we have your name, address and current email.

Let’s Be Social

Do you like to keep up on store sales and amazing Duck Worth Wearing deals? If so, then make sure to follow us on all of our awesome platforms for the latest and greatest shopping news! Click logos below to connect now.

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Giving Back.

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We here at Duck Worth Wearing are all about the family and families working together to create a community. Throughout the year we are giving back to the nobel cause of Birthright of Ames in the form of a year long donation. Read on for a real life example story of how Birthright of Ames has impacted the community by literally saving lives.

“Baby J” was born at 25 weeks and she was only 1lb and 11 oz. She came off of oxygen on January 27th. Her mother, is a single mom who was unable to work. Birthright helped her get through Christmas and helped connect her with some of the resources Ames has to offer. She also has a 4 year old. “Baby J” is now home and is over 5 lbs. She is doing well because her mom Chose Life!

Birthright’s #1 goal is to Love those women who are dealing with a crisis pregnancy, with community resources.

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Image by Andrea Dahlberg Local Ames Photographer

Image by Andrea Dahlberg Local Ames Photographer

 It’s hard to imagine getting excited about an ever changing, ever growing body, but maternity clothes have come a long way since our mother’s moomoos. You may even miss some of your maternity clothes as you get fit after the birth of your baby! Read our latest blog for tips and tricks for dressing during each stage of pregnancy. After you finish up come shop our awesome selection of maternity wear!

In Closing.

This month is when spring is finally going to arrive in full force and when you are out and about catching rays, come on down to Duck Worth Wearing for amazing deals, the opportunity to make money with consignment, or at the very least for a friendly hello! We’ll be ready for you!

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

Sincerely,
Amy Abrams

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Maternity Clothes Strategies by Trimester

Image by Andrea Dahlberg Local Ames Photographer

Image by Andrea Dahlberg Local Ames Photographer

It’s hard to imagine getting excited about an ever changing, ever growing body, but maternity clothes have come a long way since our mother’s moomoos. You may even miss some of your maternity clothes as you get fit after the birth of your baby! Read on for tips and tricks for dressing during each stage of pregnancy.

First Trimester

We’ve all had that moment where you notice a sweet little bump appearing on a friend or loved one, but don’t quite feel confident on making the call to ask for the due date. You may also not quite be ready to share your good news, so the key during the first trimester is to down play the bump. If you are lucky enough to get pregnant in the fall, you will have an easy time with layering. If summer is your time to shine, you can wear some loose summer dresses or a large flowing blouse to conceal your good news.

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You can extend the life of your normal pants in the first trimester and possibly second  with the tummy sleeve. It slips over unbuttoned pants to help keep you comfortable and in your own clothes longer.

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The next step is to look for high waisted maternity pants which might also help to shield your protruding bellybutton from making an undesirable appearance.

Second Trimester

You will want to maximize your clothing in the second trimester as your body will be changing quickly. You can save money by shopping for consignment options at Duck Worth Wearing in Ames, IA.

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Find maternity clothes that offer adjustability. Gathered sides, wrap dresses, and shirts with ties are all good options. Going for darker colors on the bottom half and light on top can help offer contrast and give a slim look to your legs.

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Belting high with a thin belt helps to cinch in your new waist at the bottom of your ribs. A dark dress with a bright belt will help stand out and create the division needed to define your curves.

Third Trimester

Image by Andrea Dahlberg local Ames photographer

Image by Andrea Dahlberg local Ames photographer

You are almost there, and assuredly a little saddened as you walk by this season’s new arrivals in your old size. No fear, your sweet bundle will make their arrival and you may once again shop for clothes without the ruched sides and elastic middles. Until then you want to go for comfort. Close your eyes as you reach for the next size up and remind yourself of the miracle growing inside of you.

During this challenging phase of pregnancy do what you can to make yourself feel as beautiful as you are! Take extra care to get a fresh haircut, new makeup, and some bright colors to lift your spirit and congratulations!

 

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Duck Worth Reading – March 2015 Newsletter

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Spring will finally arrive this month! We are helping the cause by accepting spring and summer clothes and putting out our best Melissa & Doug Sunny Patch toys, as well as offering deals worth tracking through the snow to get. Stop in soon to see us and keep reading for more reasons for why you should sooner than later!

Mark Your Calendar.

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Girl Scouts Cookies for Sale!

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When: Thursday March 5th from 5:30-7:30

Where: Duck Worth Wearing

What:  Girl Scouts will be selling cookies of all kinds in store.

Consignment.

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Shop for Cash!

Not only can you earn good money bringing in your gently used items to consign, if you spend $20 in store this month you’ll be entered into a drawing for a Duck Worth Wearing $100 Gift Card! Ask us at checkout for details!

We Accept

  • Taking spring and summer
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Easter dresses
  • Dresses for weddings
  • 1st communions dresses or any other special occasion
  • Boys suits or suit coats and formalwear
  • Swimsuits
  • White shoes
  • Spring jackets
  • Rain gear
  • Capris
  • Soccer uniforms and cleats
  • Tanks
  • Shorts
  • Flipflops

Winter Items now 50% off!

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New Product Alert: Jenuinely Pure

Baby

We are thrilled to announce Duck Worth Wearing is taking on a new skin care line called Jenuinely Pure. The baby line is incredible and is available for sale at Duck Worth Wearing!

soap

Jenuinely Pure was founded by a mom looking for PURE, NATURAL and ORGANIC  products to use in her home for her family. Not finding anything on the market that was truly PURE, NATURAL and AFFORDABLE, she started developing products in her home. This venture not only produced  safe and effective products, the founder discovered many friends and  families also wanting to use her products, in their homes. Jenuinely Pure was born. Even though the company has changed hands, the current owners run it based on the same principles.

·          Only PURE, NATURAL and ORGANIC ingredients go into our products.

·          Jenuinely Pure is a family-run business based in the Ames area.

·         We offer a full line of products for the Face, Body, Home and Baby.

·         Our products are full of vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and amino acids to rejuvenate your skin. How do we know they are effective? Because we have used the products in our home for several years and have seen the positive results  dealing with dry skin, eczema, blemishes and other skin irritations.

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·          Jenuinely Pure…worth the switch.

·         Visit our website at www.jenuinelypure.com or our Facebook page.

Melissa & Doug Sunny Patch Toys Stocked and Ready for Their New Home!

Sunny patch BUBBLES

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We’re ready for spring and have our Melissa and Doug Sunny Patch toys lining the shelves. Their toys make perfect candy free Easter gifts!

Rewards!

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Rewards are at Duck Worth Wearing. Once you spend $150, you will receive a $5 credit.  It is that easy! You simply shop and gain rewards.  Be sure when checking out we have your name, address and current email.

Rewards never expire, and can be combined at checkout.

Let’s Be Social

Do you like to keep up on store sales and amazing Duck Worth Wearing deals? If so, then make sure to follow us on all of our awesome platforms for the latest and greatest shopping news! Click logos below to connect now.

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A famous poem worth the read called “Babies Don’t Keep” sums up this reason for this post entirely. In a haired fast past world, our children seem to grow up in a dash and before we know it our once tiny toddler is headed off to college. Most women of experience will offer the sound advice to enjoy the babies when they are just that, babies.  It can seem an impossible task to love these years with the intensity, sleep deprivation, and building up of your own career and home. Take a few moments now to read a bit of our humble suggestions that will help you love the little years.

In Closing.

We are looking forward to this March and all the activities and events at the store. Come and visit us for great products, amazing girl scout cookies, and big rewards.

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

Sincerely,
Amy Abrams

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Loving the Little Years

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A famous poem worth the read called “Babies Don’t Keep” sums up this reason for this post entirely. In a haired fast past world, our children seem to grow up in a dash and before we know it our once tiny toddler is headed off to college. Most women of experience will offer the sound advice to enjoy the babies when they are just that, babies.  It can seem an impossible task to love these years with the intensity, sleep deprivation, and building up of your own career and home. Take a few moments now to read a bit of our humble suggestions that will help you love the little years.

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Duck Worth Reading – February 2015 Newsletter

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Welcome to the end of winter as we begin accepting both spring and summer items! We here at Duck Worth Wearing like to be the first to welcome the good weather that is just around the corner. We have a lot of love to give our consigners this month with fabulous Melissa & Doug inventory and of course our ever changing gear for the whole family. Read on for the ins and outs of consigning this month with us!

Mark Your Calendar.

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Dollar Days

When: Thursday January 29th – Sunday February 1st

Where: Duck Worth Wearing

What:  It’s back again and bigger than ever with more products priced at a dollar! Our dollar deals will keep your closets and wallets full!

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Semi Annual Bag Sale

When: Begins Sunday February 1st.

Where: Duck Worth Wearing

What: Follow us on Facebook, Twitter & Google plus to get the latest and greatest information on our amazing bag sale.

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We Accept

  • Taking spring and summer!
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Easter dresses
  • Swimsuits
  • White shoes
  • Spring jackets
  • Rain gear
  • Capris
  • Soccer uniforms and cleats
  • Tanks
  • Shorts
  • Flipflops

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Some helpful consignor reminders

We will no longer accept clothing in big black garbage bags

Items need to be in “ready to hang, ready to wear” condition

Please help out by folding and snapping items for a speedy review of clothes

Melissa & Doug Toys Stocked and Ready for Their New Home!

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New Melissa and Doug toys have filled our shelves!!!

If you can’t find a Melissa and Doug item you are looking for, let us know and we can order it for you!

Let’s Be Social

Do you like to keep up on store sales and amazing Duck Worth Wearing deals? If so, then make sure to follow us on all of our awesome platforms for the latest and greatest shopping news! Click logos below to connect now.

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Useful Information.

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 You know the scene. It’s your best friend’s first baby and you, being a sweet and generous soul have offered to throw a baby shower. The only trouble is you don’t have a ton of time or money! Don’t let the penny pressure or lack of creativity scare you away from this special occasion. Read this month’s blog to acquire simple tricks to save money while throwing a stunning baby shower.Read this month’s blog.

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 Duck Worth Wearing family and we want to connect! This month you should get to know our very own Holly Eide

Holly E1Who: Holly Eide

Position: Manager at The Loft

Past: Holly was born in Ames, Iowa and raised in Radcliffe. She attended Iowa State University where she loved participating in marching and prep bands. Holly was a previous employee with us while attending college.

Present: Holly has been happily married for six years to her husband Jeremy. She currently lives in Randall with her husband and two black labs, Bella and Hanna.

Future: Holly looks forward to a bright future as she begins her career with us at The Loft. We couldn’t be more excited about working together again and in this new role!

In Closing.

We have been loving this amazing out of season weather and it only gets us all the more in the mood for outdoor fun in the sun! We know its temporary, but it’s a good reminder we are now accepting spring and summer items. In the meantime, stay warm as we finish out this winter and come take advantage of all of our mega sales at the beginning of this month!

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

Sincerely,
Amy Abrams

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Throwing a Stunning Baby Shower on a Budget

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You know the scene. It’s your best friend’s first baby and you, being a sweet and generous soul have offered to throw a baby shower. The only trouble is you don’t have a ton of time or money! Don’t let the penny pressure or lack of creativity scare you away from this special occasion. Read on to acquire simple tricks to save money while throwing a stunning baby shower.

 

1.Plan a theme based around items you already have and may be able to use. Are there any holidays coming up that you could double dip and use the decorations for the shower? Perhaps you’ve traveled together or know your friend’s dream vacation spot and have collected items from that location to use as a theme.

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2. Consider the timing of your baby shower. Plan for a time of day that is convenient for you and doesn’t require an entire meal to be served. This will allow for a simple snack bar and dessert display which can also double as decor if planned in a colorful way.

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3. Shop consignment for decor and inspiration. Consignment stores have all of the goodies that other stores have for lower prices. You can use gifts such as a color themed stack of onesies as a centerpiece and your gift to the guest of honor. Come check out the extensive inventory at Duck Worth Wearing.

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4. Location, location, location!  Plan on having the baby shower at home or if the weather is nice, at a public park. The venue can still be beautiful and festive without costing a fortune.

Screen shot 2015-01-15 at 7.04.32 PM5. Buy low cost onesies and bibs to decorate at the shower! Each guest can customize their own piece of clothing for the baby. This is a fun and inexpensive way to entertain all of your guests!

6. Create your own baby shower invitations. Buy some bright paper, use scissors with a unique design, and print or hand write each invitation. Power point is available on most computers and can be used for simple layouts and designs that can be printed on a home printer.

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Be sure to check out Duck Worth Wearing in downtown Ames, IA for  great deals and more inspiration!

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Duck Worth Reading – January 2015 Newsletter

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Happy New Year to all of our Duck Worth Wearing consigners! This year is sure to be an exciting one starting with fantastic deals at Duck Worth Wearing. We have multiple sales and offerings this month so mark your calendars and clean out those closets for cash!

 

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Beginning of the Year 15% off Sale!

When: Monday January 5th – Thursday January 8th

Where: Duck Worth Wearing

What:  Enjoy 15% off your entire purchase when you shop Duck Worth Wearing January 5th through the 8th. We love bringing in the new year with a special deal for you!

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Dollar Days

When: Thursday January 29th – Sunday February 1st

Where: Duck Worth Wearing

What:  It’s back again and bigger than ever with more products priced at a dollar! Our dollar deals will keep your closets and wallets full!

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Semi Annual Bag Sale

When: Begins Sunday February 1st.

Where: Duck Worth Wearing

What: Follow us on Facebook, Twitter & Google plus to get the latest and greatest information on our amazing bag sale.

Consignment.

  • We are no longer accepting winter clothing but will continue to take toys, books, games, shoes, and equipment.

We Accept

  • Taking spring starting January 15th!
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Easter dresses
  • Swimsuits
  • White shoes
  • Spring jackets
  • Rain gear
  • Capris
  • Soccer uniforms and cleats

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Now is the time to pick up boots, coats and other winter accessories. There is still plenty of time to get some wear out of these items before we welcome spring flowers.

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We can tell already if you are reading this – YOU are a smart shopper! Well hold on to your Santa hat because we are about to divulge some critical shopping strategies that will help you save big bucks and stretch your end of the year dollars! Read on to learn more. check out this month’s blog. 

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 Duck Worth Wearing family and we want to connect! This month you should get to know our very own Kelsey Adams.

IMG_2541Who: Kelsey Adams

Position:  Sales Associate at Duck Worth Wearing.

Past: Kelsey is another proud Ames native! She has grown up enjoying the great community of Ames along side her parents and four older and one younger sister.

Present: Kelsey is a sophomore at Ames High School where she plays on the golf team. When she wraps up her school work and activities she is anxious to spend time with her three sisters who still live at home, and spend additional time with her beloved friends.

Future:  This spring will close out her sophomore year and bring her closer to her career path decisions. She is unsure of her exact path but is entertaining the idea of following in her sister’s footsteps and becoming a nurse. In the near future she will support her sister in her upcoming May wedding as a bridesmaid.

In Closing.

I want to say a special thank you for making 2014 a great year. We look forward as a staff and family to 2015 and all that it holds. Stay warm as we finish out this winter and come take advantage of all of our mega sales this month!

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

Sincerely,
Amy Abrams

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