Blog Archive - May 2014

Walking Stick Toys is for sale

May 23, 2014


Our little shop is officially on the market. If you'd like the deets please feel free to call and speak with Erika - the store phone number is 406-543-1179.

This special little storefront has been a playground to many kiddos for 9 years. It started small and grew with love over the years and it is time to pass the torch to another devoted loving soul/family/entrepreneur. Maybe that soul is you? Maybe that family is yours? 

Thank you for always supporting us, helping us grow, shopping here, making opportunities for Mamas in our community, and most of all encouraging us to keep this dream alive.  

The decision wasn't an easy decision, but we know it is the right one. xo

Sidewalk Sale in the "Hood"

May 14, 2014

Have we ever told you how much we LOVE our neighborhood? It has its very own name. It is Missoula's one and only, Hip Strip! And, we might be biased, but we agree wholeheartedly, the name suites the "hood". 


This weekend most of the rad shops on the Hip Strip are having a sidewalk sale. We'll have a little wooden market set up on the sidewalk and some discounted delights. We'll be offering discounts in the store as well. Everybody that stops by on Saturday will get a carousel coupon - your ride is on us! Be sure to put us on your weekend map. 

Congratulations to all of our hard working University of Montana Grads! 

Ooh and mark your calendars for our Hip Strip Block Party on July 12th from 3pm-10pm. We're having a circus!


Mama and Baby Roo Giveaway

May 08, 2014

We've teamed up with some of our friends in the hood and we're giving away a sweet Mother's Day Package valued at $350+. 


You Mamas deserve a shot at winning something rad, so we've taken it upon ourselves to make it enticing. The only requirements of you are to "like" all of our Facebook pages (links below), follow all of us on Instagram (links below) and let us know on the Facebook thread what you love most about being a Mama or your favorite Mother's Day memory. Maybe this is your very first Mother's Day. Maybe you're planning to give the prize to a special Mama in your life... just fill us in. We love stories. 

The Goods:

1. A black Beco Baby Carrier to carry your joey - $165 value and a sweet little Kangaroo/Joey Holztiger figure - $16 value from Walking Stick Toys

2. A whole mess of super rad jewelry from Betty's Divine $80+ value, a sweet backpack made by Herschel - $55 value, and a couple of necessary products like green mascara and white "Crack" nail lacquer. 

3. A deliciously gorgeous 'build your own' bouquet from Bitterroot Flower Shop - $25 value.

4. A delightful bag of coffee from Black Coffee Roasting Company - Laura is her name - $11.50 value. 

We know that each and every one of you deserve to win this package, but we only have one to give away. Maybe you'll feel generous and share with your Mom pals, maybe you'll hoard it all, and we support whatever decision you make. Best of luck to each of you and Happy Mother's Day! Winner will be announced the day after Mom's Day - Monday Morning at business opening.

Oh, and bonus points to those of you that share this contest with your pals. If you share on your Facebook page you'll get two entries in the drawing! So start "liking" the stuff below and following these awesome locally owned businesses. 

Walking Stick Toys Facebook Page & Walking Stick Mama on Instagram

Betty's Divine Facebook Page & Betty B on Instagram

Bitterroot Flower Shop's Facebook Page

Black Coffee Roasting Co's Facebook Page & Black Coffee on Instagram

The End! Good Luck! xo

We Won! We Won! Mother's Day & Cloth Diapers

May 06, 2014

Oh boy we've got a lot to share this beautiful spring morning. We'll start off with a special class just in the nick of time for Mother's Day! We're making peg family portraits.

Join us this Saturday, May 10th at 2pm for our super fun class - handmade gifts for the Mamas in your life. All ages are welcome, but if your kiddo is 5 and under we ask that you please accompany him/her. Class is $8 per person or $12 per family. We'll have supplies on hand for you to wrap your gift, since the very next day is Mother's Day. Please RSVP if you plan to join us to ensure we have enough supplies and space for everyone. 

The BEST News! We were just notified that we won the Earth Day Window Contest. A big thanks to Plan Toys for having such an awesome contest every year, we've been fortunate enough to win it three years in a row! That means $500 in Plan Toys for our itty bitty shop. We couldn't have done it without each and every one of you - voting for us - sharing the contest - and being super supportive. We thank you from the bottom of our hearts! (see photos below and on our Facebook page)

Finally... we have an exciting new undertaking here at our little shop. We've made the decision to start carrying some re-usable cloth diapers. We took a poll on our Facebook page and made some choices with a lot of help from you. They will be arriving very soon so please spread the word and come by to check out the selection.


Springy smiles from all of us at Walking Stick! 

Plan Toys Green Dollhouse with Furniture

The dollhouse's energy efficient design includes a wind turbine, a solar
cell panel and electric inverter for generating electricity, a rain
barrel for collecting rain, a biofacade, which uses the natural cycle of
plant growth to provide shading, and a blind that can adjust the amount
of sunlight and air circulation. Also, recycling bins are included in
the set.

How do you celebrate Earth Week? 

Ages: 3 and up

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