Back up for November

We were nearly trampled by more than 500 little ghouls and goblins at Monuments annual safe trick or treat.

We were nearly trampled by more than 500 little ghouls and goblins at Monuments annual safe trick or treat.

Apologies, we haven’t posted anything new here for a while, but if you are late coming to the website these last two weeks, you wouldn’t know that we have had some technical problems. And now that our site is back up, we’ve honestly been afraid we might break it again.

But, this thing isn’t a hood ornament, so it’s time to drop the shifter and press the gas and lets talk about what’s new at Frog on a Limb.

We were in the process of developing a monthly newsletter, The Ribbit, when our website experienced a fatal error and left Whimsy under the weather for nearly week. We plan on completing our monthly newsletter for December, but we’ll use our standard blog to tell you about the rest of November.

October drew to a close with a harrowing Halloween, when we were nearly trampled by more than 500 little ghouls and goblins, one terrifying Duct-Tape Zila, and a number of bearded duck hunters. It was a fun night, but we were pretty tired starting off November with a two-day holiday open house along with 15 other shops in Monument. Nevertheless, it was a

This amazing costume was handmade with lots and lots of duct tape.

This amazing costume was handmade with lots and lots of duct tape.

huge success and we started our “Buy for the Black Forest” campaign to collect Christmas ornaments and decorations for families in need after the devastating Black Forest Fire. We will continue to ask folks to “Buy for the Black Forest” through the rest of this month, when we will collect all purchased and donated ornaments and deliver them to the Black Forest Fire Holiday Giveaway at the Sundance Mountain Athletic Center, Nov. 30, 10am – 3pm.

Buy for the Black Forest” is a great opportunity to do something nice for a family in need, and also save a little Christmas green for yourself too. Just pick from any of our hand painted or handmade ornaments, tell us you are going to “Buy for the Black Forest,” and then enjoy 10 percent off your total purchase. Get all your Christmas shopping done at one time and feel the savings. And don’t think you have to spend a lot to save a lot. Jessica and many of her other artisans have been working hard to make hundreds of small and inexpensive ornaments to donate. We have so much to choose from, like Randolph the Red-Nosed Snowman, a battery operated tea-light with a handsomely painted face and wrapped in a homespun scarf to hang on the tree for only $2.25. Buy a pack of six candy canes handmade from twisted and wrapped homespun for only $5. If it’s something more substantial and memorable you are looking to donate, Jessica’s hand painted terra cotta bells are only $9.50 and her mini-slate ornies go for as little as $17. That’s $17 for a mini painting that will last for generations of Christmases.

Magnabilities Interchangeable Magnetic Jewelry comes in hundreds of styles but is not sold in stores.

Magnabilities Interchangeable Magnetic Jewelry comes in hundreds of styles but is not sold in stores.

We hosted our first Magnabilities trunk show on Nov. 9 with marginal success. Only marginal success because Jessica traded her earnings from sales for her own sets of Magnabilities Magnetic Jewelry. Magnabilities Magnetic Jewelry comes in hundreds of stylish designs and inserts. It was such a nice day, Marion Annis, Magnabilities Independent Consultant, set her booth up right on the rocks and had a steady flow of lookers for most of the day. We like things out front to draw attention, so thanks Marion for being our main attraction that day.

We also opened on Veterans Day this year and honored our vets and their families with 10 percent off their purchase, but there is still plenty of time and opportunities for everyone to shop and save this month. “Buy for the Black Forest” will continue until Nov. 30, and because we are trying to achieve more than 1000 likes on Facebook before Christmas, we are offering two $5 gift certificates to any of our customers who post a comment to our Facebook timeline about how much they love our store and tag a friend who doesn’t know about us. Just tell us how much you love Frog on a Limb Primitives, tag a friend and get a $5 gift certificate for you and your friend. How easy is that?

Buy a gift basket this Christmas; pay only for the contents and get 10% off your entire purchase

Buy a gift basket this Christmas; pay only for the contents and get 10% off your entire purchase

Collect on our sale of gift baskets too, going through mid December. If you are familiar with our business, you know that Jessica has always offered to package and wrap your gift purchases in attractive baskets at no extra charge. Well now if you buy gift basket items totaling $45 or more, you’ll still get them packaged and wrapped for free, AND get 10 percent off your entire purchase, not just the basket.

Finally, Nov. 30 is Small Business Saturday as well as Monument’s first of three Small Town Christmas Saturday’s. We’ll be starting the celebration with yummy snacks by Jessica, made from packaged goods and recipes we sell in the shop of course, belly warming drinks, and heart warming music on the rocks all three Saturday’s so don’t miss it.

We’ve never offered this many sales and events in such a short time, but we realize times are tough and it’s tough for us too. It has been a rough year but we sincerely hope that our offers of fun

It's Randolph the Red-Nosed Snowman. One of Jessica's many inexpensive creations.

It’s Randolph the Red-Nosed Snowman. One of Jessica’s many inexpensive creations.

times and money saving opportunities will be an incentive to struggling folks out there to shop local, buy Made in the U.S.A., and save, thereby helping us to close out 2013 on a good note. So this is our November, stay tuned to see what December brings.

We will be closed Thursday, Nov. 28 for Thanksgiving Day, but we will reopen regular hours, 10am – 6pm, Friday, Nov. 29. Starting Tue, Dec. 3 our holiday hours will be 10am – 5pm Tue-Thur and 10am – 6pm Friday and Saturday. We will remain closed on Monday’s for now, but we are always available by appointment. Just give us a call; we are likely in town and we’ll come straight away.

God Bless and may you have much to be thankful for this holiday season.

RIBBIT!!!

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