Creating the Perfect Lemonade Stand

Did you know the first Sunday of May is National Lemonade Day!?  That’s right! If you needed another legitimate reason to get out and enjoy the lovely weather this spring, we’ve got you covered.  Read on to find out how to create the perfect lemonade stand, or if you aren’t a big D.I.Y. fan buy one from us!

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Duck Worth Reading – March and April 2018 Newsletter


Hello!

Spring is upon us this month! As you prepare for spring break travel, and Easter, remember we have all the gear to set you up for both. Bring in those clothes your littles have out grown and consign them! Use your new found money to buy new and refresh their wardrobes before you head off on vacation. We’ve got a lot of great deals to check out this spring!  Read on to find out more.


 Ames Location Events

AMES MAIN STREET MUSIC WALK

 

What?

Melodies fill the air in downtown Ames as local businesses host musicians of all genres.  Stroll from business to business throughout downtown and enjoy the variety of talent Ames has to offer!  There will also be food trucks, and children’s activities.  This is a family-friendly event for the young, the old, and everyone in between!

When?

Friday, April 6, 5-8pm

Where?

Main Street Ames, IA 


Consignment Announcements 

Accepting Spring & Summer Clothing: We are now accepting short sleeve shirts, jeans and capris will be taken through May, Easter dresses, rain gear, spring jackets, soccer and baseball uniforms and cleats will be taken through April. We are also accepting summer items such as shorts, tank tops, sandals, swim shoes, swimsuits, baseball pants, cleats, outdoor toys and equipment.  Click here for more informaiton.

● Reminders: When bringing in toys, make sure all the toys are cleaned, have all the pieces, and have working batteries. Please put toys with multiple pieces in their own separate bag to show that it is all one set – otherwise we will not be able to accept those items.

● Discontinuing Holds: We will no longer be accepting holds. You may purchase through our new website or over the phone and we will then reserve your item with payment. We do allow returns, so you may always purchase and later return if you decide you no longer need the item. This keeps everything fair for both customers and consignors.

● Returns: All items have to be returned to the store they were originally purchased. Ames purchases will only be able to be returned in Ames, and the same goes for our Ankeny location. All returns will only be accepted up to two weeks from original purchase date.

● Toys, books, and equipment are always welcome at Duck Worth Wearing!

No consignment is accepted on Sundays

If you are not already, take a moment and follow us on Facebook & Instagram. You will not be sorry!


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Easter Prep! ~ We have outfits for all the kiddos, as well as toys, books, and small accessories to stuff those Easter baskets full of fun. Check out this month’s blog for more tips on assembling creative basket ideas!


 

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 Until we Meet Again

Thank you for taking time to read our news. We are committed to make this the best year yet at Duck Worth Wearing, and we can’t wait to keep sharing our one of a kind products with our one of kind shoppers. Follow us on Facebook in Ames or Ankeny to keep tabs on the newest items entering the Ames and Ankeny stores! Don’t forget you can now conveniently shop directly from our website!

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

Sincerely,
Amy Abrams

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“Think Outside the Basket” Ideas for a Traditional Easter Basket

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Easter is right around the corner and we have some “Out of the Basket” ideas to inspire a twist on an Easter tradition. All of these ideas are available for purchase at Duck Worth Wearing in Ames and Ankeny!

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Duck Worth Reading – January and February 2018 Newsletter


Hello!

Despite the below freezing temperatures, we are only months away from brighter and warmer days. Spring consignment is welcome now. We also have a ton of sales with Dollar days, our bag sale, as well as our everyday low prices you will want to stop in to take advantage of. Read on to find out more!


 Ames & Ankeny Location Events

DOLLAR DAYS

What?

Thousands of items marked down to $1 and sales throughout the store.

When?

Thursday January 25th through Sunday January 28th

Where?

Duck Worth Wearing Ames & Ankeny 

 

BAG SALE

What?

Fill a bag of sale items and pay only $5 for the whole bag!

When?

Sunday January 28th through Tuesday January 30th

Where?

Duck Worth Wearing Ankeny & Ames, Iowa

DIY DAY!

What?
We have a new event in Downtown Ames called  DIY (Do It Yourself) Saturday!
Downtown Ames businesses will offer classes and instruction for hands on projects you can make and take. Learn several new crafts and skills all in one fun-filled afternoon!
We want to extend the DIY Saturday to include our Ankeny location. We will be doing Melissa and Doug crafts for all ages at both of our locations!
At The Loft in Ames we will be teaching you how to turn old t-shirts into awesome headbands and hair ties! All materials will be provided.

When?

Saturday, February 24th

Where?

Duck Worth Wearing in Ankeny & Main Street in Ames


Consignment Announcements 

 We Accept

Accepting Spring Clothing: We are now accepting short sleeve shirts, 3/4 sleeve shirts, rain jackets, jeans, pants, capris, light jackets, athletic wear, Easter dresses, dress shoes, soccer & baseball gear, and swimsuits.  Click here for more informaiton.

● Reminders: When bringing in toys, especially while clearing out for Christmas, make sure all the toys are cleaned, have all the pieces, and have working batteries. Please put toys with multiple pieces in their own separate bag to show that it is all one set – otherwise we will not be able to accept those items.

● Discontinuing Holds: We will no longer be accepting holds. You may purchase through our new website or over the phone and we will then reserve your item with payment. We do allow returns, so you may always purchase and later return if you decide you no longer need the item. This keeps everything fair for both customers and consignors.

● Returns: All items have to be returned to the store they were originally purchased. Ames purchases will only be able to be returned in Ames, and the same goes for our Ankeny location. All returns will only be accepted up to two weeks from original purchase date.

● Toys, books, and equipment are always welcome at Duck Worth Wearing!

No consignment is accepted on Sundays


Hot Product Alerts!

 

Melissa & Doug ~ This toy line is fully stocked and ready for your shopping needs. Check out our inventory of product designed to help your child be the designer! Get creative today!

 


 

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 Until we Meet Again

Thank you for taking time to read our news. We are committed to make this the best year yet at Duck Worth Wearing, and we can’t wait to keep sharing our one of a kind products with our one of kind shoppers. Follow us on Facebook in Ames or Ankeny to keep tabs on the newest items entering the Ames and Ankeny stores! Don’t forget you can now conveniently shop directly from our website!

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

Sincerely,
Amy Abrams

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The Not so Puzzling Benefits of Puzzles for Children

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The Child Development Institute has released a list of the benefits of puzzles for children. As you read through this list, take note and consider the gift of a puzzle for the next birthday, baby shower, or special event to help set the child in your life on the right learning track!

Physical Interaction: Puzzles provide an opportunity for children to work directly with their environment. They build connections by manipulating their world, in this case with a puzzle.

Coordination: As children handle the puzzle pieces they learn to connect their hands and eyes, motivated by the prize of completing the picture.

Fine & Gross Motor Skills: Fine motor skills are developed by manipulating small pieces, and gross motor skills while playing with larger objects. Choosing a variety of blocks and puzzles addresses both of these skills.

Problem Solving: Perhaps one of the most invaluable lessons to pass on to children is the ability to solve problems. There is not a lot of wiggle room with puzzles with accuracy. This helps children learn how to logically think their way through the problem.

Learning Shapes: Dealing with puzzles that have letters, shapes, or animal cut outs helps the child learn to identify and memorize shapes as they interact with them.

Memory: Jigsaw puzzles help enhance a child’s memory by practicing recall with pieces that haven’t fit yet, but have been set aside for a later time.

Duck Worth Wearing has a HUGE selection of puzzles for all ages! Stop in soon to pick up a few of these very beneficial toys.

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Best Children’s Toys from the Last 50 Years

The holiday season is upon us and if you have children in your life you are sure to spend a lot of time thinking and purchasing the best gifts for every boy and girl on your list. It can be overwhelming going into a store and sifting through all of options. We’ve found toys from each decade in the last 50 years that were and continue to be huge hits! All of these toys can be found on retailer’s shelves, but we also get a lot of gently used toys just like this at Duck Worth Wearing, allowing you to score amazing deals on incredible toys!

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Five Ideas to Build in the Snow

Tradition is good, and Frosty the Snowman would agree, however it may be time to break the mold and create some new fun with snow. If and when it snows big this year, check out these 10 ideas for “snow” much fun!

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