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#hellostaunton Instagram contest

We are working on a project. Something BIG. Something SECRET. We will be able to tell you alllll about it soon, but in the meantime, we need your help!

Our project involves things that are quintessentially STAUNTON. What are the best, most iconic parts of our little town, especially for kids? If you had friends coming into town with their children, where would you take them? What would you show them? We want to know!

Share your photos with us on Instagram and you could win a $25 gift card to Pufferbellies! 

You must tag us (@pufferbellies) and include the hashtag #hellostaunton. We’ll collect photos until July 25, and choose a winner then.

Private profiles: If your profile is private, we can’t see your pictures even when you tag us! Please send your entries to us in a private Instagram message.

You can enter as many times as you choose; just don’t forget to tag @pufferbellies and #hellostaunton.

One winner will be chosen by the staff of Pufferbellies Toys & Books to receive a $25 Pufferbellies gift card. The gift card may be redeemed in our store or on our website.

We can’t wait to see your #hellostaunton¬†pictures!

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Adult amber necklaces and bracelets

Have you heard about the benefits of healing amber? Lots of parents swear by it for their children.

Now at Pufferbellies we’re happy to be carrying amber for grownups, in the form of necklaces and bracelets. Baltic amber contains a relatively high percentage of what’s known as succinic acid — when absorbed into your body through the skin, it’s thought to have pain-relieving properties. People wear amber to help with all kinds of pain, and many folks report just “feeling better” overall when they wear amber. I’m a natural skeptic, and I always thought it was kind of far-fetched to think that a necklace could make you feel better. But I’ve been wearing an amber necklace 24 hours a day for about a week now, and I have experienced better sleep and an overall better mood. I don’t have specific pain issues that I’m dealing with, but I do just … feel better!

We just got a shipment of amber necklaces in sizes from 17″ to 22″, and bracelets in sizes from 5.75″ to 7.5″. They aren’t on our website yet, but you can stop by our store in downtown Staunton to take a look!

Amber necklaces at Pufferbellies in downtown Staunton

Amber necklaces at Pufferbellies in downtown Staunton

Squirrel Night Light

One of my favorite new finds! Sweet porcelain woodland nightlights — great stocking stuffers, while supplies last.

squirrel night light

Squirrel Night Light

Summer of the Sock Monkey art contest!

It’s the Summer of the Sock Monkey! We’re kicking things off with a super-sweet sock monkey art contest.

Just download and print the entry form on a sheet of 8.5 x 11 paper. If you have trouble downloading, stop by the store to pick up a form or email us and we’ll send you a printable PDF.

Click here to download the Summer of the Sock Monkey entry form in PDF

Then, bring your child’s original artwork showing what Sock Monkeys do on summer vacation here to the store for display. When you do, you’ll get an exclusive, limited edition Summer of the Sock Monkey button for you and your child! The winner will be chosen by popular vote (one vote per customer) here at the store. So encourage your friends and neighbors to come in and vote! We’ll announce the winning entry on Saturday, July 21.

The winner will receive a giant sock monkey valued at $100.

PufferBabies Play Group — Wednesdays at 10:30

Did you know that our own “Miss Susan” (Susan Blanton) was the original creator of Mother Goose Time at both the Staunton and Waynesboro Public Libraries? Now we have our own brand of baby time here at Pufferbellies with Miss Susan at the helm. Each event begins with a brief program of rhymes, songs and clapping. Then, grownups can chat and enjoy coffee while the babies explore a basket of toys and books that we provide.

PufferBabies play group meets every Wednesday at 10:30 here at Pufferbellies. The program is designed for “lap babies” and crawlers. See you there!

PufferBabies play group

Back to “school” windows – more photos

As promised.