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 by co-owners and friends Rebecca Bean and Della Patterson, STASH has flourished and recently opened an OKC location in Midtown, joining both the OKC and Norman Keep It Local communities. The tender love and care these passionate women place in the management, staffing and stocking of their shops has impacted the Norman arts community greatly. The shop is filled with rare vintage finds, hunted by R+D, 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.
R + D have built meaningful relationships with many loyal customers, the makers of products they carry, and with other members of the small-business Norman community. They regularly donate 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. Della said that they love the supportive community and family they have here in Norman with the local business owners.
So, why local?
“The creativity here in Oklahoma is what inspires me to keep it local.” –Della
“Local is more sustainable, our chance to save the planet.” –Rebecca
“You won’t find us anywhere else.” -Della
All photos by Cassidy Cope on a Canon AE1. Story by Cassidy Cope.
October 22nd, 2013 • 0 comments
We are thrilled to announce that our first-ever 2nd shop is OPEN in MIDTOWN OKC. In the heart of the historic Plaza Court building is our “Holiday Market”. We are thrilled to be a (small) part of all that is good in OKC! XXXOOO
Come see us at 1108 N Classen Drive (basically at 10th and Walker). We even have a round about out front. Wheeee!
September 28th, 2013 • 0 comments
Love beer? Love to make your own beer? Making beer consists of a few steps, none of which are hard, and the end result is worth all the love. If you don’t know (yet), check out this video from Brooklyn Brew Shop.
Any questions? Ready to brew? Come see the latest flavors and get all the brew supplies you need at STASH today!