Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Loyalty Cards Are In!

I have a special way to show my gratitude toward my fantabulous customers! I have created a loyalty card. Once you have spent $50, you will earn $15 in store credit. Now, the catch, I have them but I may need a little reminder as you check out. Sometimes, believe it or not, I get a tad forgetful!
Thanks so much for all of your support during the holidays. When I said shop local, you shopped local. I heard many other business owners say their business was fantastic this season. Our community rocks!!!!!
I continue to order new goodies all of the time for mommies! New jewels, handbags, hats, and more. I have added a vendor for my boutique wear so the sizes are more true. Cute and fashionable togs!
Happy New Year!

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Tis' The Season!!!!

Ladies, a proposition for you. If there is something you have been admiring in the shop, let me know, I can set it aside for you. In the meantime, coax your significant other into visiting me and I will conveniently point him in the right direction. I have jewels, handbags, scarves, hats, candles, lotions, bling belts, women's boutique wear and more.

Also, you can find some really fun stocking stuffers and gifts for the kiddos. I have little bows, headbands, flower hair clips, bracelets, hats, silly bands, and more!

Continue to support local business during the holiday season! Merry Merry Holiday!

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Don't Let The Small Town Christmas Festivities Get Away!

I am a proud new member to our Chamber Board here in Glenwood. My focus is to promote youth and families. With that being said, I am excited to announce that we have a Super Duper Fun night planned for our community!

Glenwood's Holiday Lights on the Sqaure Spectacular
When: December 2nd ~ 4:30-8pm
Where: Downtown Businesses & More!

Soup Supper ~ Senior Center ~ 6-8 pm
Santa pays a visit at the Senior Center ~ 6-8 pm
Chamber After Hourse ~ Cocoa, Cider, Goodies, Cash Bar ~ 4:30-8:00 pm ~Sunbridges
Cookie Decorating ~ by MOPS of Glenwood ~ Senior Center
Live Music ~ Senior Center
Family Christmas Trivia Scavenger Hunt ~ Pick up your questions at the Senior Center
Parade of Trees ~ Mills County Historical Museum
Hayrack Rides ~ Town Square
McCormick Station ~ Wine Tasting from 4:30-8:00 pm

Local Businesses will be staying open late to show their customer appreciation, get your holiday goodies right here in Glenwood!

Huge Prizes will be given away to the top 3 lucky winners in the scavenger hunt, totally over $600.

In addition to all of this fun, Chamber Secret Santa's want to catch you shopping local during the following dates: Dec. 2~4th. If they catch you supporting our local businesses they will have Chamber Bucks ranging from $10-$100 to show their gratitude. Over $1400 in Chamber Bucks will be given away!

This is going to be a super fun and festive time, come on out and show your community spirit!

Friday, October 15, 2010

Second Helpings Razzle Dazzle Fashion Show

Second Helpings Boutique is going to host a Fashion Show for all of the little shoppers!!!! JB Fitness and Ciao Bella Photography is going to co-host this spectacular event.

Registration is at the store and is happening now through October 31st, first come, first serve, as space is limited.

When: November 21st

Times: First Show ~ 1 pm Second Show ~ 3:30 (The children only model in one show).

Where: JB Fitness ~ Glenwood Square (SW Corner of Sharp & Vine)

Give your little one a chance to strut his or her fashion stuff. Boys and Girls are welcome, ages 0-12 years. Second Helpings will outfit the models with clothing that will showcase the best that it has to offer. There is no obligation to purchase the clothing, only show it off!

Children need to be available to be fitted the week of November 1st. Outfits will need to be returned, directly post show, or the week of November 22nd.

Registration is $15 per child, $10 of each registration will be donated to Glenwood's Love Tree Program. This is a program that offers assistance during the holiday season to those families in need. Registration fees are due at sign up.

Refreshments and prize drawings will be offered. In addition, Ciao Bella Photography will be there to take photos of the children, with an opportunity to purchase.

Second Helpings will be open that day from 12-6 for all of yo holiday shopping needs!

Looking forward to this event's success! A new tradition!

Happy Day!

Second Helpings is Now Accepting....

You will recieve 30% of retail as store credit for pre~loved clothing. You can use the in store account to purchase any items in the store include all the mommy goodies! Clothing needs to be Fall/Winter, clean, & in working condition (no missing buttons, zippers in~tact, etc.) I will go through all of the items thoroughly and keep those items that will re~sell.

Currently Accepting:

Shirt Sizes: 12 mo, 18 mo, 3, 4, 6, 7 & up.
Pant/Jean Sizes: 5 & up.
Winter Coats, Boots, Hats, etc: All Sizes

Shirt Sizes: 12-24mo., 3, 6, 7 & up.
Pant/Jean Sizes: 7 & up.
Dresses: 18 mo. & up.
Winter Coats, Boots, Hats, etc: All Sizes.

Thanks so much for your support.

Saturday, October 2, 2010

A Little Shopping Diva!

How gorgeous is this little shopper???? She was so excited about her purchase, she had to wear it out of the store!

Friday, September 24, 2010

Now Taking...

I offer store credit for pre~loved clothing. You will recieve 30% of retail in your credit account for your gently used clothing items. Make sure they are clean, stain & tear free. Buttons and zippers need to be in tact. I am looking for the following for Fall & Winter:

Boys ~ Shirts: 18 mo., 3 years, & 8 years and up.
Pants/Jeans: 7 years and up.
Outerwear: 3 years and up. Including Coats, SnowPants, Gloves, Hats, etc.
Snowboots in all sizes.

Girls ~ Shirts: 18 mo., 6 years and up.
Pants/Jeans: 7 and up.
Dresses & Skirts: 12 mo. and up.
Outerwear: 12 mo. and up. Including Coats, SnowPants, Gloves, Hats, etc.
Snowboots in all sizes.

Maternity in all sizes.

Continue to touch base with the blog for acceptable items so there is not disappointment if I cannot take something. I would love to have more storage space, but right now, I do not have much to work with.

I always want to extend my gratitude towards my customers for all of your loyalty and support. Word of mouth is my best form of advertising, so keep spreading the good word!!!!

Visit the store for some spirit gear before the Homecoming parade!!! Silly bands flew out of here so the boys and I ordered some more, they were a big part of choosing the designs.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Currently Taking

Currently I will accept: Winter Coats, Hats, Gloves, Boots, Snowpants & Christmas Clothing. I am fully stocked with backstock of all other garments! Keep checking back to see when I will be accepting other items! Thanks ~ Steph

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Happy Fall aka Football Season!

Fall is my favorite time of year ~ it means my boys in red are back and ready to rumble! In honor of my favorite team, I am offering 10% off any item that is red or has red on it!!!!!

I have many great Fall items for sale. If you have not stocked your children's closets for Fall, consider starting here at Second Helpings and supplementing with more expensive Department Store finds. I was listening to some friends talk about their back to school shopping sprees and one gal pal was saying she got Gap Jeans 2 for 1 ~ costing only $29. My other gal pal simply replied, "I got Gap jeans for my kids at Steph's shop for $5 a piece." Bam!!!! I may not always have the sizes that you are looking for; keep in mind, items come in regularly so check back. In addition, I do have some backstock, so ask if you are not finding what you are looking for.

I have not put out my winter coats and snowpants, I do have them, so if you are an early bird, let me know and I can let you take a peek.

For those of you with a bun in the oven, I have a wonderful selection of maternity clothing.

New purses, sunglasses, scarves, jewelry, & candles arrive weekly. I have also placed an order for some fashion forward hats! Tutus, floral headbands, and floral hats will also be arriving in the next week. Oh happy Day!!!

Thanks and more thanks for supporting my business! You make it work.

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Taking Fall ~ Winter Items!

The Fall transition has been completed! Consider starting your "Back to School" shopping at Second Helpings! You will get high quality namebrand items at a fraction of the cost. Supplement with those higher priced department store goodies.

I am taking Fall & Winter items. Remember ~ I offer 30% of Retail as Store Credit. Items need to be clean, stain free, and in working order (no missing buttons, zippers, etc.)

Here are the items that I will consider:

For Boys: Winter Coats, Boots, Hats, Mittens ~ Long Sleeve Shirts &/or Sweaters in sizes 12 months and up. Jeans &/or Pants in sizes 5, 6 & up.

For Girls: Winter Coats, Boots, Hats, Mittens ~ Fall & Winter Dresses & Skirts Sizes 12 mo. and up ~ Long Sleeve Shirts &/or Sweaters in Sizes 12-24 mo; 3 years; 6 years and up.

I do not need pajamas at this time, I have stock and backstock in most sizes.

I will take more items in additional sizes as I run low. I do not have a lot of storage. Keep up with the blog and I will update.

Thanks to all of my loyal and new customers, the business would not work without your support!

Friday, August 6, 2010

Additional Goodies!!!!

Silly Bands Have Arrived! They are All the Rage!!!!! Get them now ~ $3.50!

Cute Beaded Watches ~ The Apple Watch is a Perfect Back To School "Future Teacher's Pet" Gift ~ $10.00.

Hair Bows, Get Your Hair Bows! Every Little Lady Needs A Bow to Go with Her Outfit! $3.00.

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Thanks For Your Help!

This lovely couple came in on a volunteer basis to help me with my transition from Summer to Fall. Thanks for all of your help Richard & Valerie!

Heading to School in Style!

This gorgeous young lady is heading off to fourth grade. She will look fabulous in her "So" cords, Old Navy Tunic, & Trendy Short Cardi! Entire Outfit ~ Less than $15. Oh Happy Day!

This little Diva is wearing Gap Jeans, Arizona Tunic, and Old Navy Vest ~ $14. She will look like a million bucks heading off to kindergarten this Fall.

Back To School Outfits!!!

Look at this little lad in his Khakis and Gap Shirt, the entire outfit cost $10. He is back to school ready!

Friday, July 16, 2010

Clothing Hold

I am currently NOT accepting clothing items until further notice, time to clear out and restock for the season change. Keep up with the blog and I will let you know once I am accepting items again.

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Some Additional Goodies

A quick note to let you all know, I continue to add products for mom, sisters, & friends. Check it. Also, as of August 1, I will no longer accept summer items. I will move to store credit for Fall Winter only. Currently, I only will take sizes 18 mo. on up. The smaller sizes do not move as fast. I believe that to be because we get so much for baby showers, that we really do not need a lot until the baby turns 1. I will keep you posted if I renegotiate those terms. Thanks for all of your support!

Friday, June 11, 2010

Some Summer Goodies!!!!

Here are a few items that are in the store. Keep in mind, due to the nature of the business, inventory turns quick. You may see it once and not see it the next visit. If you like it, buy it!!!!! Words I cannot have spoken in the shop ~ "I don't need..." "I shouldn't really buy that..." "I already have too many..." Look at life with a glass half full additude, we can always use more of anything and everything we love!!!!!
Remember ~ Give a girl the right shoes and she can conquer the world!

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Happy June!!!!

To The World's Best Customers:

Welcome Summer!!!! My June special is for all those little swimmers out there! 15% off all swimwear, swimsuit cover~ups, hats, and sundresses! New purses and jewels will be here by next week, the orders have been placed.

Also, a quick note to let you know that my side job is selling Mary Kay ~ NOOOOO ~ I am not asking you to host parties and such. I just wanted to include Mary Kay specials for you all. In the month of June, you will receive 25% off your entire Mary Kay order if you should choose to place one. The deadline is June 15th, that is when I will be putting in the order. You check out the on-line catalog for all of the goodies that MK has to offer.

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Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Ladies Night ~ May 20th ~ 6-9 pm

A Relay for Life "Fun"draiser. 15% of sales will go to Mills County Relay for Life. Join in for shopping, conversation, snacks, and drinks. PRIZE DRAWINGS!!!! Prizes include: jewelry, sunglasses, candles, and gift certificates. Come and bring a friend!

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Second Helpings Has Some Goodies for Mom Too!!!

Bling has arrived at Second Helpings. We have rings, bracelets, sunglasses, handbags, and more!!!!

Remember your mom needs sunglasses for Mother's Day ~ Her future's so bright, she needs to wear shades!

These sworovski bracelets are just a few of the many colors we offer, they are stretch, so they fit many size wrists!

Add a little Bling Bling to your life!

Saturday, March 20, 2010

Spring is Here?

Ok, we had one really fantastic weather day, but I am hopeful for more!!!!!! I have been selling jeans, Easter dresses, and shorts like crazy. I have a lot more though!!! Prices and quality are tip top. In addition, I have handbags, sunglasses, and sunglass cases. All colors, including pink for the girlie girls. The sunglasses are reminiscent of designer styles, Gucci, Prada, etc. Think Jackie O! Also, Sugar Shack Candles are on the way in all scents! My March special is helping a cause near and dear to my heart. Bring a can of food in and receive 50% off an item of your choice. I am collecting the cans for Relay for Life. They will use them to hold the luminaries in place during the Relay. Afterward, all food will be donated to the Glenwood Food Bank. A pay it forward kind of deal! Happy Days!!!!

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Happy March

Hopefully, this whole come in like a lion, go out like a lamb is a farce, let's stay lamb like from here on out. NO MORE SNOW! I will be running a special later in the month, March 15-26th. My special this month is near and dear to my heart. Second Helpings is going into full throttle support of Relay For Life. I help out with the Luminaries committee. This year they are setting up the bags with cans of food rather than sand weights. This is awesome because all of those cans of food will be turned over to the local food pantry. How can you help??? Bring in a can of food and receive 50% off of an item of your choice! How is that for pay it forward? You benefit, the pantry benefits, and relay benefits. A win~win for all. A shout out for boys clothes, 3 and up. Spring Summer and always jeans, jeans, jeans! Peace.

Saturday, January 30, 2010

February Sale!

Come one, come all. The February Promotion has begun! Any item with pink or red in it will be discounted by 25%. This will run until February 14th. Now people, boy's clothing does fall into these categories as well. There are penty of boy items with red, and even a little pink. Reminder, I have handbags!!!!!! I just recieved a few newbies, I do not have them out yet, but will by next week. I will also be placing another order. I may also try to expand my goodies for mom line with sunglasses and scarves! My Spring items are out. There are some great dresses for Easter. Some of the best!!!!! Come early, I have already sold a few to the early birdies that were in while I was stocking. Thanks again for all of your support, it is truely appreciated!

Friday, January 15, 2010

Handbags are In!!!!

Hey all, a quick note to let you all know, handbags are in!!!! I have some fun and funky bags for Spring. These are not the pre~loved style, so you will be the original owner! Also, a quick note to let you know that I will be doing a monthly special. I will update the blog to let you know when the next sale is going to occur. A hint ~ it will have to do with Valentine's Day!

Friday, January 8, 2010

Where oh Where is the Spring????

Hey all, I am standing here looking out my window and much snow. Quite frankly, if I never saw snow again, I would not find myself in tears. Anyway, I am going to offer different Monthly sales for 1 week periods. I am currently offering a Winter Sale at 35% off your entire purchase, no exceptions! That is a mighty fine savings. Look for February's special coming soon!
In addition, I am not taking clothing at this time. I still have quite a bit of winter merchandise to work through and December was a slow month. My fear is that January will be as well considering all of the icky weather.
An announcement ~ I have just ordered some really cute handbags. These will be new versus pre-loved, I will let you know when they arrive. Hopefully, there is a little something something to fulfill everyone's must have purse design.
Any suggestions or constructive criticism about how things are run is welcome!