Signs of SpringApr. 17th

 

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Winter is gone and Spring is here! How do we know? Well, in San Diego it’s a little harder to tell, but here are some sure ways to tell that Spring has indeed arrived!

The Carlsbad Flower Fields are in full bloom! If you’ve never been, you have to go. It’s beautiful and so colorful. The fields stretch for 50 acres and the Giant Tecolote Ranunculus span the width of the fields. It’s a great place to take the kids and get some fantastic photos. Easter is a great time to go! For more info. see http://www.theflowerfields.com/

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Seeing kids on their bikes is a sure sign that Spring has arrived! The perfect weather means getting out and enjoying the outdoors! Exercise and fun, all rolled into one!

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Creativity is a year-round thing, but seeing sidewalk chalk drawings makes us see the beauty in being outside! Kids creating masterpieces on the cement is a happy step into a new season.

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The pool is open! Public pools are open for swimming. It’s time to take the kids for a dip;)

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Ice cream!!!! That familiar sound of tunes, chiming through the streets! The ice cream truck is rolling through the neighborhood, offering up cold treats for everyone. Let’s face it, we all love it and you are never too old to enjoy a frozen snack.

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One of our favorites….fuzzy dandelions! Floating like feathers in the sunny skies, these little guys sure keep us all feeling young. They remind us parents of our childhood, while welcoming our children into theirs. Ahhh…Spring!

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Being GratefulNov. 14th

As Thanksgiving approaches, we all start to think of things we are grateful for. There’s health, our homes, our friends….and family. Remember the day your child was born? Your heart was flooded with excitement, joy and a love you never thought you could feel. Life was changed in an instant. These times go so quickly, even if we don’t want to believe it. Before you know it, those little hands and feet get bigger. In the blink of an eye, your baby becomes a little person, then a teenager and on to an adult. Life doesn’t slow down for any of us. Time moves hyper-speed ahead and we suddenly think of all of the moments we forgot to capture. How can you remember these precious times? Let us take the reigns on this one. Doodlebug Designs specializes in keepsakes that last a lifetime. We love helping our customers create something special. We offer many fun and festive designs for the holidays too. Feeling grateful for that little being you created? Come and visit us at one of our stamping locations. It takes less than 5 minutes to get your child’s hands or feet stamped. The hardest part? Making it out of the house;) Get ready for Thanksgiving and let your child help make a platter for the table. Check our schedule for stamping dates near you. Happy holidays!

Walk of ArtAug. 15th

We are so lucky with the weather here in San Diego. We enjoy sunshine and mild weather most of the year, which allows us to have beautiful gardens and landscaping. Did you know Doodlebug Designs makes custom stepping stones for your garden or outdoor area? We love the outdoors as much as the next person, so we came up with the idea to make these stones to personalize and customize your sacred outdoor space. Make the “zen garden” more relaxing with an impression of your little one on one of our stones. Choose up to two prints, wording and embellishments and we will do the rest! Add a butterfly, dragonfly or ladybug to your stepping stone. What a treat to do one every year and track your child’s growth. Get inspired by one of our designs here: http://doodlebugdesigns.info/products/stepping-stones/

Precious DesignJul. 29th

What to do with your ceramic impression, now that you finally got to do it? There are so many fun things you can do with your piece. We wanted to give you an idea, based on this blogpost http://sochildish.com/blog/play-ball/ done by a local interior designer. So Childish Designs creates beautiful and unique children’s rooms. We love how they incorporate our products into the rooms. Here’s a look at a few.

1. Once a year impressions to keep track of growth.

2. Fun themed designs to go with room decor.

3. A one-of-a-kind accessory to bring a personal element to a room.

These are some great examples of how to decorate using your Doodlebug Designs hand and foot impressions. Use them on a focal wall, by creating a collage. Use them to accessorize a shelf. Your unique piece can add so much personalization to your child’s room. We have several designs that go well in themed rooms, such as the baseball design. We also have surf boards, butterflies and more. Please follow our schedule to find out where our next stop is. We look forward to helping you stamp your memories, while preserving a one-of-a-kind decorative element.

Love,

Doodlebug Designs

Invite to Westfield North County’s Community ForumJun. 25th

If you or someone you know lives in North County and loves to shop, this is an invite you won’t want to miss! Get involved in the happenings at Westfield North County. You get a $25 gift card just for attending. Please make sure you read this carefully and respond accordingly to the representative of Westfield. Mark your calendar and let your voice be heard.

Official invitation:

Invitation to attend Westfield North County’s Community Forum

Westfield North County seeks to provide the highest quality retail environment to our customers. We are continuously reviewing our offerings and trying to assess the needs of our shoppers.

In an effort to evaluate and improve ALL of our programs, we are conducting a forum with residents from Poway, Scripps Ranch, Rancho Penasquitos, Rancho Bernardo and Valley Center.

If you or anyone you know live in these areas, please join us for this exciting forum that will help to shape the future of Westfield North County. Please bring a friend.

We value and appreciated your time! Each participant will receive a $25 Westfield gift card.

Date: Monday, July 1st

Time: 10:00am – 11am (Free Starbucks coffee of your choice provided)

Location: Westfield North County’s Community Room

Located on level 2 outside near McDonalds

Space is limited and is on a first come first serve basis.

 If interested, please email Victoria at the Westfield North County Management Office at: vmuschek@westfield.com

Again, thank you for your consideration.