Thursday, September 24, 2009

Birthday Girl...

The Birthday Girl (Pug) is all ready for

She is so excited to celebrate

her tenth birthday with you!

So come eat cake,
bring your puppy,
and come celebrate!

And don't forget...

Emma has a special gift just for you!

(but only for these two special birthday party days!)

Come Celebrate!
Let's Eat Cake,
Pugs & Kisses,
Emma and her Girls

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

helping the earth... one garment at a time!

We are excited to announce one of our new
clothing lines...
eco-friendly - comfortable - & easy

helping the earth...
one garment at a time
A healthy planet requires all individuals and companies to adopt a greener existence. At aventura clothing, our mission is to “help the earth… one garment at a time.” Our environmental responsibility is to provide our customers with fashionable “eco-friendly” products that will lower our ecologic footprint on the planet. Currently over 80% of the fabrics in the aventura line are lower impact options with a high percentage of renewable, recycled and/or organic fibers. Join aventura clothing in practicing conscious consumption on our journey towards environmental sustainability.
With a mission statement like
that it's hard not to get excited!
Come see it for yourself...
One of many new things
popping up at Emma.

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

two new lines...

...We Love!
Recently when we were on one of our
shopping excursions for the shop,
we fell in love with these
wonderful body products!

These wonderful - all natural - made in the U.S.A. products
Wonderful for itchy, dry, cracked skin,
or even skin that wants to stay away from being
dry, itchy, and cracked!

Can't tell you how good this smells...
Wish I had scratch & sniff computer abilities...
I don't
I guess you'll have to
make a trip down to smell it yourself!

It's worth the drive!

Plus, the shop is bursting with new things
in every department!

and don't forget...
We're Celebrating Emma's B-day
Friday & Saturday!
(scroll down for more info!)

Friday, September 18, 2009

it's a pug party!

(click to enlarge)

Emma is Turning 10!!!
Come Celebrate...
let's eat cake
The shop will be filled with
all kinds of new fancies,
Don't miss it!

Thursday, September 17, 2009

give it, keep it, love it...

These fun new mix gift sets from
Mary Lake Thompson are so cute...
We just had to share them with you!

Just in...
are these adorable
kitchen goodies!
flour sack tea towels
cake & cookie gift sets
grocery totes
all kinds of adorable things perfect for
giving, or keeping!

The artwork is whimsical,
the colors are so fun...

You're sure to want to...
give these, keep these, just because you love these!

Friday, September 4, 2009

Emma News!

Our Fall Season
has officially begun!

We are just back from Market,

and we might have had just a little too

much fun shopping, because

the boxes are coming in by the truck loads!!!


Fall Fashions

thoughtful Gifts for every budget

decorations perfect for Harvest & Halloween

cozy things to make your home a haven

beautiful cards, books, paper goods, & embellishments


Make sure to come in

and see all the beautiful things

for fall that are arriving daily!

We hope to see you soon,
The Emma Girls

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

food for thought...

Here is some food for thought that I think all of us should think about, now more than ever!

We would like to thank you for being our customers! It's because of faithful people like you that small businesses like ours remain! We feel honored and privileged to be able to be a part of the feel and flavor of downtown Albany. There is a lot happening in downtown right now with all kinds of restoration not only on the buildings but on the businesses, not to mention many new businesses that are popping up all the time! Make sure to come check downtown Albany out very soon!!!

Why Shop Local?

Top Ten Reasons to Shop Local
We all know how fun it is to shop locally in Downtown Albany, but there’s more to it:

1. Protect Local Character and Prosperity
Albany is unlike any other city in the world. By choosing to support locally owned businesses, you help maintain Albany's distinctive flavor.

2. Community Well-Being
Local businesses build strong neighborhoods by sustaining communities, linking neighbors, and by contributing more to local causes.

3. Local Decision Making
Local ownership means that important decisions are made locally by people who live in the community and who will feel the impacts of those decisions.

4. Keeping Dollars in the Local Economy
Your dollars spent in locally-owned businesses have three times the impact on your community as dollars spent at national chains. When shopping locally, you simultaneously create jobs, fund more city services through sales tax, invest in neighborhood improvement and promote community development.

5. Job and Wages
Locally owned businesses create more jobs locally and, in some sectors, provide better wages and benefits than chains do.

6. Entrepreneurship
Entrepreneurship fuels America’s economic innovation and prosperity, and serves as a key means for families to move out of low-wage jobs and into the middle class.

7. Public Benefits and Costs
Local stores in downtown require comparatively little infrastructure and make more efficient use of public services relative to big box stores and strip shopping malls.

8. Environmental Sustainability
Local stores help to sustain vibrant, compact, walk-able downtown - which in turn is essential to reducing sprawl, automobile use, habitat loss, and air and water pollution.

9. Competition
A marketplace of small businesses is the best way to ensure innovation and low prices over the long-term.

10. Product Diversity
A multitude of small businesses, each selecting products based, not on a national sales plan, but on their own interests and the needs of their local customers, guarantees a much broader range of product choices.

Adapted and reprinted with permission of Stacy Mitchell, Institute for self reliance
This was passed on to us by...
Oscar B. Hult