Several years in the making, we are so excited to be getting this huge goal of ours off the ground– on this most auspicious Spring Solstice, none the less. Stay tuned for updates, and ONLINE SHOPPING ala STASH!
March 8th, 2014 • 0 comments
Come one, come all! Free puppy-breath kisses for big and small! The pre-adoption event is one week away. RSVP: here!.
March 5th, 2014 • 0 comments
Mamacita was pregnant with 11 puppies when she was rescued from the Norman Animal Shelter in January. The puppies all found loving homes, and now Cita is waiting for her forever family. She would thirve in an active home as an only dog. She is around 2 years old, spayed, healthy, up to date on all shots, and has a wonderful personality. She can often be found laying in the sun, after a long walk, with a smile on her face.
Find the whole story: here
Her current foster home has another dog that does not like her. We need to place Cita in a forever home immediately. Scroll here for the adoption application:
March 3rd, 2014 • 0 comments
On January 18th, one of STASH’s owners, Rebecca, rescued a very desperate momma dog from the Norman Animal Shelter. She was “due any minute”, and it was a holiday weekend, so chances were, Momma would give birth alone, in a cold and dirty concrete cage. We took her home, gave “Cita” (short for “Mamacita”) a bath, and tried to fatten her up while she mostly layed on the couch.
The girl that was “due any minute!” finally, ten days later, gave birth to eleven (11!) healthy pups.
It has been a true labor of love to keep Cita and her pups healthy. She was severely underweight during her pregnancy, and was thus at risk for seizures caused by loosing too much calcium during nursing. The last five weeks have been filled with hundreds of hours of round the clock bottle feedings, thousands of puppy-breath laced kisses, and constant thoughts of how we would find homes for this precious family.
Now it’s time to bring these babies home. Forever. Please feel free to fill out the application here , and share with every awesome animal lover you know.
STASH’s Annex will host a “Sip + See” pre-adoption party on March 15th in STASH’s Annex between 2-5 pm. At that time, people can make final choices about which pup(s) they are interested in. All shots and spay/ neutering will be provided. The adoption fee is $100. To stay up with the latest, visit: STASH’s Instagram.
February 13th, 2014 • 0 comments
Local businesses have found their home in Oklahoma. In 2010, Keep It Local OK was born to encourage Okies and visitors to explore the unique community of locally owned businesses. Ten cities in Oklahoma are currently taking part in the Keep It Local OK campaign, giving the cities’ small shops an opportunity to become members. Local supporters can purchase the annual member card for $10 and for the entire year reap the splendid benefits of the special deals and discounts offered by the member shops. This wins more traffic and recognition for the shop and also helps support the local economy by keeping dollars circulating in the community. For every $100 spent in a local business, $73 stays in the local economy, whereas only $43 stays local with non-locally owned businesses.
Small businesses create a community in a city that is filled with unique blends of artist-made products, art, ethically-made goods and products from other small businesses nationwide. The culture created by these businesses enriches the entire city by bringing people together through shop-sponsored or hosted events, positive interactions between owners and loyal customers and the mutual support between shop owners. These businesses also keep artists, whose work is sold at the shops, supported, encouraged and promoted within the community.
One of these said shops is STASH. Originally opened in Norman in 2010, STASH has flourished as part of the Keep It Local community. The tender love and care that owner Rebecca Bean takes in the management, staffing, and stocking of the shop has impacted the Norman arts community greatly. The shop is filled with rare vintage finds, hunted by Rebecca, as well as artwork by local artists, t-shirts printed locally, fine jewelry, stationery and goods for the home. STASH is a major participant in each month’s Art Walk, opening the back room, the Annex, for musical entertainment, photobooths and camaraderie for and with Normanites. Visit the STASH Facebook page for details on those events, or see the events calendar here on the blog.
STASH has built meaningful relationships with many loyal customers, the makers of products that we carry, and with other members of the small-business Norman community. STASH regularly donates goods for raffles and giveaways at friends’ shops and businesses, and they are invested in the well-being of this rich culture in Oklahoma. Rebecca told the Keep It Local crew that the two of them were drawn to the rich culture growing in Norman and wanted to have a hand in the local arts community.
So, why local?
“Local is more sustainable, our chance to save the planet.” –Rebecca
All photos by Cassidy Cope on a Canon AE1. Story by Cassidy Cope.