Monday, December 24, 2007

Happy Holidays

Christmas brings such a time of love
Each tender heart holds so much of
Unselfishness thrives, trust is strong
The purpose to give, send love along.

A time of pleasantries, patience too
Good wishes to all, all feelings true
Thankfulness follows each fine deed
Gifts from our God, never from greed.

Great the rewards that joy does bring
Like the beauty in hearing angels sing
We pray for our loved, each so dear
Especially those who can't be near.

Many leave home to bravely serve
All freedoms we have, they preserve
Do pray for our troops, as we should
And their families too, if you would.

Give thanks to our Lord, His only Son
And cherish His Christmas, everyone.

Merry Christmas from Jamie & Wendy!

Monday, December 17, 2007

Get 'em while there here!

We received a shipment in of the new Oopsy Daisy Peel & Place Art this morning and they won't last long. This is our 5th shipment since October and we just can't keep them in stock. It is such a brilliant put the art where you want it and it can be removed or replaced later. We have these sets on our walls in the store and no one can tell they aren't hand painted on. Kids love these!

Saturday, December 15, 2007

Oh So Original!

Wendy and I are all about supporting artists, both local and national. Those people who create such unique items that you know you have something truly special. If you share our love for supporting handmade items you will be happy to know that our resident artist - Wendy- just brought in some of her one-of-a-kind albums and some special fairy wands that are so cute you'll want them all (I personally have already bought 3 wands... like every 31 year old woman needs right???)
I'll added a few of my WISH list art pieces for my home (you know, what I always list when my husband asks me what I would buy first if we won the lottery) you can click on any of them to find out more about the artists. Have a great weekend ~J

**UPDATE - 12/17/07 - it seems someone has shoplifted the album that I featured above - WOW, we are both just stunned. bah humbug!**

Friday, December 14, 2007

Bumble Bags on Sale Now!

Just wanted to let you guys know about our huge sale on all of our in-stock diaper bags that is going on thru Christmas Eve. Take 30% off all diaper bags in the store as well as 30% off all of the matching carseat covers. We have a great selection but they won't last long so tell Santa to add one on his list for you (call ahead 886-3947 to check stock colors, if Santa needs a little guidance!)

Thursday, December 13, 2007

Look what's new

Some of our new favorites:we just received a huge shipment of flower hats and headbands
New twilight ladybugs are in stock, we have a couple of turtles left too.Hand knit animal booties are a must have (we only have one pair of reindeer left)Rosies, mary janes, cowboy boots, johnnies, golf and jenny's are all in stock!

New games from Eeboo just in time for Christmas, Preston's new favorite: What time is it?Hand made personalized purses for all of the little princess (my personal favorite, the Gator Girl)Sport Big Belly Banks are the #1 gift for boys in the store!

Monday, December 10, 2007

Your little one can live in luxury too!

We are honored to be included in the holiday gift guide for Jacksonville's Luxury Living Magazine. They had the photo shoot a couple of months ago so we weren't sure what items were going to make it in. The phone started to ring with people trying to buy what they were seeing the magazine. Jamie and I ran down to the grocery store to see what all was inside. We are happy to see they picked out some of our best sellers. The retro sofas and the ric-rac dress with matching purse. Just in time for Santa!

What a party!

We finally have recovered from the Open House, it was so much fun! The store was filled with people, the snacks were delicious and we were able to make one lady very, very happy!We had a little help drawing a name for the winner of the double stroller. And the winner was...
Janice Batch! We couldn't be happier, we know her two boys are going to love going for rides in this. Thank you all for making the past 3 years the best!

Monday, December 03, 2007

Happy Birthday to Us!!!

Can you believe it? POPIN is turning 3 tomorrow. Boy, time does fly (my little one was just learning how to walk when we opened and now she's learning to read).
Thank you so much for making our store so the best in Jacksonville! We have enjoyed getting to know each and every one of you.
Thank you for each word of encouragement.

We have made so many new friends over the past three years and love being in the lives of those little ones we have come to know since their birth.
Please join us for some celebrating!

Saturday, December 01, 2007

TODAY ONLY - come see our special guest!

During 10am-4pm on Saturday 12/1/07 we will have a special guest in our store, Summer Myers. Summer has a fabulous set up in POPIN today and is selling Beijo handbags. (check them out at She has a great selection to choose from so stop in and you can narrow down both the kids (we are busting at the seams with unique toys) and your girlfriends on your shopping list with some absolute must-have items!! ~Jamie

Tuesday, November 20, 2007 you!

We wanted to remind everyone that we will be closed on Thursday and Friday but back open regular hours on Saturday. Today we are unpacking huge shipments of Christmas toys at the store.

We'll be updating the website with new items too. We also have started planning our next Make-it/Take-it (the best one yet too!) It will be in January since the holiday times are just so busy for everyone. We will keep you posted as it gets a little closer to the date.

We wanted to wish everyone a very Happy Thanksgiving! Please travel safe and give extra hugs to your loved ones.

Monday, November 12, 2007

We're Back!!!!

Whew! It was a long exciting weekend getaway but we're back and getting right back to work. We had the chance to meet the most amazing artists this weekend at Silver Bella in Omaha, Nebraska. Just as we were leaving for our trip, look what arrived:This is the new bedding using Jennifer Paganelli's wonderful fabrics from her Sis Boom collection. And just looky who our first class was with at Silver Bella:
Miss Jennifer Paganelli herself! It was such a fun class, we made Christmas cones and a beautiful Christmas banner. We had 4 other classes with 4 other amazing teachers. You can read more about it over at Wendy's blog. At vendor night (we did so much shopping it wasn't even funny) it was designated as Junk Gypsies attire, here we are:
OK, OK, more later...we've got to get some work done around here!

Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Happy Halloween

I hope everyone has a super fun and safe Halloween tonight! I know I'll be escorting my adorable niece & nephew & dog around my neighborhood gathering up as many goodies as we can. Bella will be dressed as a be-bop girl (complete with poodle skirt!) and Preston will be a very convincing Darth Vader - Radar, in case you were wondering, will be accompanying Preston as Yoda (the pic above is from last year...he decided to go as a witch). If you swing by POPIN today you'll get to see me dressed in my costume (I couldn't resist) I'm not gonna spoil the surprise.... you'll have to stop in and see me....
Oh, and what's left of our Halloween/thanksgiving outfits are 30% off today!! ~J

Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Another Birthday Girl!

Today is Wendy's 29th birthday, she's taken the week off from POPIN to celebrate but I want to wish her the very best day. ~J

Thursday, October 04, 2007

Happy Birthday Jamie

Even though she is far away on a cruise enjoying the sunshine, today is Jamie's Birthday! I hope wherever you are, you are having a blast!!!

Tuesday, September 25, 2007

POPIN Fall Fashion Show

Please join us!
POPIN's Fall Fashion Show
October 6th 10:00am

*Rosalina*Zutano*Bailey Boys*Tralala*Michael Simon
*Baby Rock*Petit Ami*Princess Liness & More!

Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Baby Movies

POPIN's list of top movies to watch during pregnancy:
1. 9 Months
2. 3 Men & a Baby
3. Look Who's talking
4. Father of the Bride II
5. Baby Boom
6. Raising Arizona
7. Knocked Up
8. Steel Magnolias
9. Junior
10. Jerry Maguire

Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Crafty Goodness!

Here's a peek at our August MITI (make-it-take-it) class. Let me just say, these classes are so much fun! Last night we all added our own special twist on Wendy's famous photo tins. It was so neat to see everyone create their designs and add their own unique touches to these family keepsakes. We will post the details for our September MITI soon...stay tuned....our regulars had a few special requests so we are gonna try to accommodate with a really special project next month. As for now... enjoy the pics... and to quote our favorite saying: Do Something Creative Everyday!! ~J

I totally agree with this.....

You Belong in Rome

You're a big city soul with a small town heart
Which is why you're attracted to the romance of Rome
Strolling down picture perfect streets, cappuccino in hand
And gorgeous Italian people - could life get any better?

Brian & I went to Rome on our Honeymoon and had an awesome time ~ check out the quiz to see where you belong! ~J

Monday, August 27, 2007

Big and Little

If you haven't stopped in lately you will be surprised at all of the changes and the huge increase in clothing POPIN has started carrying. We have gone a little crazy in this department but we just can't help ourselves! Today we received a shipment of the cutest tees, my personal favorite being this:
We also received the best big bro/big sis and little bro/little sis shirts:
Not sure if you can see it, but on the big brother shirt it says: "honor & defend", on the little brother shirt it says: "search & destroy". On the big sis shirt it says: "cherish & protect" and on the little sis shirt is says: "spoil & love."

Also, we have had so many requests for it, so...we are going to start carrying Zutano in October! I know that my daughter lived in Zutano clothes her first 2 years! They are by far the most comfortable and well made clothes around.

We also received the best new baby albums in on Friday. They will bring you to tears every time you read them. They also came in adoption which lately has been requested frequently. It comes with pages to fill out about the "forever family" and the "birth family." What an amazing gift to give your child when they are older!

Check back often for new stuff!

Monday, August 13, 2007

A new outlook on things!

We are finishing up moving things around here! The last touches of paint are going on the walls today! Check out some pictures on our website:
once there, click on about us/contact us at the top.

We have been getting in new merchandise everyday. Please excuse the boxes if you happen to come in when we get a delivery, but it has been a lot like Christmas around here! I put some of the new stuff on the website, under New Items. The item I am most excited about are the new golf socks! Since everyone in my family is a golfer, these were a must have for us!
Also, spots are filling up quick for the August MITI, make sure you send me an email or give us a call if you would like to attend!

Thursday, August 02, 2007

Good Times at POPIN

Another successful MITI! We had a blast on Tuesday night with all of the ladies. Ribbon was flying, brownies were eaten and lots of chatting and laughing from everyone. Thanks everyone for such a good time!If you have ever wanted to attend a POPIN MITI, here is your chance! This month's Make it/Take it is our famous accordion photo tin. These fly off the shelf so fast when we sell them here that we just can't ever make enough... so we thought we would show you how to make your own! Please give us a call and reserve your space for our August class, details below:
August Make-it/Take-it
When: August 28th 6:30 pm
What: Family photo tin (each one will be a little bit different)
These tins fit in inside your purse and hold up to 17 pictures of your family.
Cost: $20.00 per person
Please call 904-886-3947 or email us to sign up.