November 26, 2010

Tomorrow is Small Business Saturday!

Hey there, have you heard?? Tomorrow has been declared the first annual "Small Business Saturday!" Yippee! It's a day to come together and support the small businesses we love. As a small business owner myself, I understand the challenges and the joys of doing work that I love. And I truly appreciate the many loyal customers who have stuck by us through the years. Thanks to each and every one of you.
Saturday will be a day for all of us to make a statement.....with our dollars. I challenge you this holiday season to stop, think about at least 2 or 3 small businesses who enrich your life. It might be that cozy yarn shop with the cat that sleeps in the window. Or the coffee shop around the corner, where they always know just how you like your cocoa. Whatever it is, wherever it is, give 'em some love.

November 24, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving!

Hello all!!! I've been a bad lil' blogger over the past few's been a little crazy...but I'm hoping we will get back to whatever normal is soon! Ha! A big thank you to the Des Moines Junior League for being such gracious hosts! We had a great show, and had lots of fun!!! We already can't wait to return next year! Woo hoo! And I was accompanied by Lovin' Man most of the time, which always makes these adventures more, well, adventurous!

(kissing Lovin' Man on our wedding day)

We are hosting Thanksgiving in our crazy house there is much to be done over the next few hours. Wishing you all a safe, warm, and cozy Thanksgiving holiday. It's always good to remember to be grateful for all the good things in our lives. Hope to see you in downtown Marion again soon! Come and see us!!!
Dreaming Bear Thanksgiving hours:
Friday, November 26th: store 10-5:30 studio 10-4
Saturday, November 27th: store 10-4 studio 10-4
Sunday, November 28th: store 12-4 studio 12-4
Cheers to you all!!!

November 07, 2010

Look Out Des Moines, Here We Come!

Hello Des Moines! We are coming your way in less than a couple of weeks! Look for The Dreaming Bear booth at the Annual Junior League Gift Mart! We'll be bringing lots of whimsical goodies such as ornaments, keepsake boxes, wall art, stocking stuffers and more! Come and see us November 18-20th at the Polk County Convention Center! Details on the show and more info on the Des Moines Junior League can be found HERE.
Can't wait to see you all there!!!

November 01, 2010


Hello sweet friends. Just checking in briefly to say we are overwhelmed, humbled and grateful for the outpouring of love and support that everyone has given us over the past few days. Yes, it's been a roller coaster ride....losing Luke only a day before our wedding. (still dealing with bouts of shock and disbelief) And then I was lucky enough to marry the most wonderful man in the world, surrounded by loved ones, alongside my two great kids. Our wedding was so lovely, and our party was so much fun. If you spend any amount of time with us lately, you would have found me huddled in bed sobbing one moment.....drinking wine with friends and laughing til it hurts another moment....and everything in between. My wonderful Lovin' Man keeps reminding me that it's okay to feel all of it. He's great. It has been a crazy ride, and we are blessed to have so many joyful, amazing people in our life. Thanks to all of you!!! We'll check in again soon with some pics from the wedding and other Dreaming Bear news. Hope you had a great Halloween! Love, The Dreaming Bear gang