We have a new freckled frog baby...Anna Brooke Carlisle. Anna is the daughter of Brad and Amy Carlisle and is pictured modeling a very posh baby gown purchased at our store. You'll also spot her around town sporting an oh-so-cute carseat cover special ordered just for her. Anna also has a very proud big sister, Abby.
We got 2nd place last year and this year we're going for 1st! But, we need your vote. The Festival of Trees, an event sponsored and benefitting the Carl Perkins Child Abuse Center, is an annual event held after the Covington Christmas parade. The parade is next Monday, Dec. 8th at 7pm. The Festival of Trees is inside the Chamber Center. The trees are all beautiful and decorated by businesses and community groups around town. Most all have a theme; our tree is inspired by the Faith Hill song "A Baby Changes Everything." If you haven't listened to the song (on her Christmas album), you should, it will warm your heart. Admissions is free this year but there will be hot cocoa for sale - these are the proceeds that benefit Carl Perkins Child Abuse Center. We hope you can come catch some Christmas spirit all while supporting a good cause. And - don't forget to vote for the freckled frog's tree!
If you've been in the store recently, you may have noticed our new "employee" running around. She's little and furry and by far the cutest thing we've ever seen! Annabelle is Debbie's 10-week old King Charles spaniel and new-found best friend. You're unlikely to see the two apart. Annabelle even went to a Shop Covington meeting with Debbie! Annabelle is fitting in with the freckled frog's culture quite nicely; she loves people and is oftentimes found napping in a pile of ribbons by the monogramming station. Come in to see her soon!
It always pays to shop locally but this Friday and Saturday the savings are extra special. We will have LOTS of store sales and specials you won't want to miss. But don't delay - these deals are only good for 2 days.
25% off ALL fall and winter clothing
YES! This includes Christmas and holiday
30% off ALL fall and winter shoes*
*basic L'Amour and infant shoes excluded
$20 off any style Lelli Kelly PLUS receive a free stocking stuffer with every purchase
Oh Mint! small duffle bags are 50% off
Add a monogram for the perfect Christmas gift for the little one that has it all
Last but not least...our gift to you:
A free photo frame ornament with every $50 purchase
Santa Claus is coming to town! Junior Auxilary will host its first "Breakfast with Santa" on Saturday, December 13th, from 8:30am-10:30am at the Covington Integrated Arts Academy. Come for pancakes, bacon, and pictures with Santa too! Tickets are $5/person and may be purchased from any Covington-Tipton Co. Junior Auxilary member or right here at the freckled frog. Ticket price includes one 4 x 6 photo with Santa, breakfast, and tons of fun! Don't get dressed up for this...feel free to come in your PJs. All of the JA members will be!
We had a wonderful Christmas Open House and thank all of you for sharing in the Christmas spirit with us! There was lots of eating, shopping and handprinting. We gave away several door prizes and here are the lucky winners: Jen Ford, David Smith, Terry Hensley and Faye Crawford. Faye was actually present at the time of our drawing so we were able to get a picture of her with her "prize," singing Monty. He's sure to become a family favorite!
Be Happy Handprints by Beth Ann Smith will be here Friday (4:30 to 8) and Saturday (10 to 6). The handprints and ornaments will be ready in time for Christmas. They make wonderful grandparent gifts or annual family Christmas ornaments.
Since Meg is such a dear friend, she has allowed us to share the cutest picture of her brand new baby boy wearing his Kissy Kissy ensemble. Isn't he adorable?! I definitely think a modeling career is in his future.
Debbie's chocolate lab, Mocha, had her first litter of puppies! She had 8 beautiful pups; would you believe 7 boys and only 1 girl? The girl is already sold as well as a couple of the boys, but if you are interested in one just call the shop. (475.4558) Both parents have wonderful pedigrees and they would make great pets as well as excellent hunting dogs. They are 4 weeks old and getting bigger by the day. They will be ready in time for Christmas. Aren't they adorable?!?!
We have had more freckled frog babies join our family! Congratulations to Robert and Meg Grot on the birth of baby Bennett. He arrived perfectly happy and healthy. Also, David and Ashlee Sellers welcomed their sweet baby girl Sydney to the world this week too. We are grateful to be able to share in the exciting time of welcoming new life. May God bless these 2 new gifts!
Just in time for Election Day, we've got a few Partisan Playwear dresses and john-johns left...and they are 1/2 off! If you haven't gotten yours yet, hop in soon. What a fun way to show your American spirit!
Animal Planet and The Clorox® Company have joined forces to focus worldwide attention on the deadly fungus that is destroying frogs and other amphibian populations around the world through a new multimedia project called The Vanishing Frog. The film, produced by Discovery Studios, sends Animal Planet's Jeff Corwin on a worldwide mission to uncover clues to the frog's deadly plight while also unifying viewers with a common cause of environmental and wildlife protection. The Vanishing Frog is slated to premiere Fall 2008. From the rocky streams of coastal Australia to the jungles of South America, and even to the American West, the world's frogs are mysteriously vanishing at alarming rates. Frogs and their relatives have thrived on earth for more than 360 million years, but now they're under serious threat. Experts believe that as many as one-third to one-half of the planet's 6,000 amphibian species are in danger of disappearing — victims of one of the most significant mass extinctions since the dinosaurs. Why are amphibians in such dire straits? And can we take action to save them? Jeff Corwin, who has experienced the most mammoth of mammals, reptiles and marine life worldwide, will take on these questions in the documentary The Vanishing Frog. "Frogs are incredibly amazing creatures with a variety of astonishing skills and innate abilities," commented Corwin. "The plight of the small amphibians is — unfortunately — quite large. Frogs have been with us since the dinosaurs; they are a critical part of the ecosystem and now they are disappearing." "Jeff is so passionate about raising awareness for this crisis and has such a deep knowledge of the issues affecting these fascinating creatures that he is the perfect person to take us on this journey of discovery," noted Marjorie Kaplan, president and general manager of Animal Planet. "We're thrilled that our partner The Clorox Company has been an ardent advocate for the amphibian crisis and is taking that commitment even further by partnering with us to produce The Vanishing Frog documentary project." The Clorox Company, whose namesake bleach is used in the field everyday in the battle to save the frogs, last fall became the first corporate sponsor of the Amphibian Ark's "Year of the Frog" initiative and signed on to The Vanishing Frog project while it was still in development. From an Animal Planet press release.
Junior Auxiliary graciously asked us to put on a fashion show for the BBQ Festival Pageant as entertainment between age categories. Never willing to pass on an opportunity to show how cute kids can look, we excitedly accepted the invitation. With "the move" being foremost on our minds,the enthusiasm waned and we confess that the planning of this event was somewhat last minute. Nonetheless, ALL of our "models" did a wonderful job and looked fabulous doing it! Thank you to the Moms and Dads who allowed their children to make a modeling debut! We often get requests to do fashion shows and need models. We welcome any and all customers to model for us...just let us know the next time you come in and we'll put you on the "call list."
Well, we got all moved and ready to open and then...the stomach virus hit! Nearly everyone who helped with the move has it: Debbie, Jerry, Susan, Kendra and Cory. Needless to say we are all at home recovering. "Lord willing and the creek don't rise," we will re-open Monday the 6th. We apologize for any inconvenience and thank you for your patience and understanding.
We can hardly believe the time has already come to move! Our last day on the square will be this Saturday, the 27th and we'll be celebrating Heritage Day! Don't miss the festivities - a children's parade, a petting zoo, historic crafts and much more! We will also have lots of things on sale that we just don't want to move. All the "super buys" will be under our tent just outside the store. Hope to see you Saturday!
The Gap has the t-shirts, FYE has the stuffed animals and the freckled frog has the books! If you're a child of the '80s, you probably well-remember the Mr. Men Little Miss books and we've got them. At only $3.99, they're a cheap trip down memory lane and a fun series to introduce your own children too.
In the words of David Bowie, we are about to embark on some major Ch-ch-ch-ch-changes at the freckled frog! If you're reading this Wednesday night, consider yourself the first to know that THE FRECKLED FROG IS MOVING! Don't worry. We're not going far. We are still in Covington - just a "hop, skip and jump" from The Square. We will post pics of the new place and progress photos as we get it ready for you. We have simply outgrown our building and need more room! So when you come to see us in the next month, please pardon our progress!
Fall Family Mini Session Event Benefitting Junior Auxiliary by... Emily Peyton Cook.
Dates: November 12-15, 2008
Location: 313 Munford St., Covington
Open to families, i.e. couples, parents and children, or siblings (immediate families only, please)By appointment only. We'll start booking on September 29 for this event.
Available appointment times: 8:00-10:00 a.m. OR 3:00-5:00 p.m.
FREE session fee. With a $15 donation to Junior Auxiliary you will receive a 5x7
Mandatory package purchase per family is $35Packages include 2-5x7's and 8 wallets OR 1-8x10 and 8 wallets.
Additional sizes available for ordering online with a portion of the proceeds going to Tipton County Junior Auxiliary. Christmas delivery available if ordered by December 1. Bulk pricing for 4x6 prints for Christmas cards will be available on the website. Families will be featured in the 1st ever edition of the Leader's "Christmas Classic" to be published the first part of December. The family name will be printed under the photo.
On Saturday, September 20th Macy's department stores celebrates a national day of support for local non-profit organizations in our community. Namely, your Covington-Tipton County Junior Auxiliary.Make a $5 donation and save 20% or 10%* all day with this shopping pass. By donating, you will be helping the Junior Auxiliary meet the needs of families and children in our community. To obtain your pass, come by the store or contact any Junior Auxiliary member you know. For more information on Junior Auxiliary and its work, visit www.najanet.org.