December 30, 2010

"Spooky and Kooky"

The Salem Community Arts Center has created an adorable 2011 calendar that features a collection of whimsical images created by Salem artist Richard “The Hammer” Flynn. “Spooky and Kooky” is a unique fundraising calendar that can be purchased for $1. which will help the committee toward the purchase of St. Mary’s Italian Church in Salem and the subsequent creation of a Salem Community Art Center (SCAC).

Available for purchase at CGB (among other great local shops), all the proceeds will go directly to SCAC.

December 28, 2010

New Product: Bamboosa Snowflake Onesie

Check out this new snowflake onesie, made by Bamboosa!

This super-soft lap shouldered onesie makes dressing baby so easy as it pulls softly over baby's head without tugging. Plus it's comfortable and well fitting made from a blend of naturally thermal regulating. Plus - We've got matching caps!

Stop by the shop, or pick up yours here.

December 24, 2010

Happy Holidays 2010

Jennie and Amy of Crunchy Granola Baby wish you all a happy holiday season!

(And thanks to Tabitha Sherrell for these hilariously entertaining photos...Check out more of of her work here.)

December 23, 2010

Last Minute Gift Idea

Running a little behind on finding a gift for the new baby in your life?

CGB's got you covered. Our new gift set contains One Badger Baby Balm 2oz, and One Organic Cotton Onesie from Under the Nile. Plus - it comes in a reusable, natural cotton mesh bag featuring a tag with original Badger art!

It's a simple, elegant way to treat the ones you love to the best stuff for their skin!

Get yours now.

December 21, 2010

Holiday Hours 2010

CGB is thrilled that the 2010 holiday season is upon us. We look forward to spending time with you, our customers, and our families. So please note the holiday hours below:
  • Christmas Eve: 10AM - 3PM
  • Christmas Day: Closed
  • New Years Eve: 12PM-3pm
  • New Years Day: 12PM-5PM
  • *And don't forget that CGB is closed on Mondays and Tuesdays for the brisk winter months, but you can always shop online

December 18, 2010

Video Snapshot of Salem Open Studios

Snapshots from Salem Art Association's Open Studios last Saturday, via Salem Patch.

December 16, 2010

Babywearing Demo

Do you want to learn how to wear your baby, but you want some guidance? On Saturday, December 18, Vickie Dawson will demonstrate how to use a tie wrap.

Other carriers being shown, Taylor Made Ring Sling, Little Star Pouch and the Action and Ergo Baby Carriers. If you already have your baby wearing gear, bring it with you!

Space is limited so please call to let us know you are coming. All participants will recieve 10% off any babywearing product during the demo.

Curious why you should wear your baby? Click here to learn why.

December 14, 2010

Gift Ideas (via Patch)

Looking for some cool gift ideas for the kids in your life? Well of course CGB can help! But so can Salem Patch, a new website about Salem run by professional editors, writers, photographers and videographers.

In a recent article, Patch highlights some great gift ideas like a sock monkey from MonkeyShines Studio (available at CGB), "A Walk Through Salem" storybook (also available at CGB), and Sophie the Giraffe (at Hip Baby Gear). Check out the full list here.

And if you really want help picking out a fun and unique gift for the crunchy granola baby in your life, stop CGB and let Jennie, Amy or Jess help you out!

December 12, 2010

Three Hour, Learn Everything, Breastfeeding Class

On Monday, December 13, CGB is proud to host our Three Hour, Learn Everything, Breastfeeding Class. You can learn to avoid breastfeeding obstacles now rather than try to over come difficulties later. You will learn:
  • Milk production
  • Feeding cues
  • Baby led latch
  • The golden hour
  • Establishing a good milk supply
  • Hospitals & the hidden obstacles
  • What to expect
  • Getting more sleep
  • What dad can do
  • Shower gifts and gadgets
  • How to bottle feed a breast fed baby
  • Friends & Foes
  • Avoiding post partum depression
  • Solids & Weaning
  • Finding your tribe
Learn more, including how to register, here.

December 11, 2010

Deals, Deals, Deals

Sure, the fantastic Holiday Shopping Event is long gone. But the Boston Globe recently highlighted some "Bargain Bin" deals, which mentioned the Event and CGB ... plus our gals at Modern Millie and J.Mode). We're honored! So go ahead, read the article here!

*And don't worry - We've still got some sweet holiday deals happening!Check out our 50% off rack, spend just $100 on a Once Crunched organic mattress, save 50% on Naturepedic sheets, and more!

December 8, 2010

Parent's United Annual Coat Drive

Parent's United has organized their Coat Drive once again. Receive 20% off any item when you drop off winter gear at Crunchy Granola Baby.

Donations are dropped off to local families in need. Other drop off locations are Mighty Aphrodite (244 Essex Street), and the Salem YMCA (One Sewell Street) now through February.

Bamboosa is Back!

All your favorite Bamboosa products are back! Swing by the shop and stock up on hooded towels, crib sheets, socks, hats and blankets! Or shop online!

December 7, 2010

Twitter Tuesday!

Sure, we're closed on Tuesdays. But you can still be part of the CGB family! Head on over to Facebook or Twitter and take part in Twitter Tuesday!

Just tune into CGB on Facebook or Twitter and answer our weekly question. Maybe we'll ask about your holidays, or your favorite game. Perhaps we're curious what your favorite food is, or whether your son/daughter enjoys gardening.

Answer the question and your automatically receive a chance to win a prize! At the end of the day, we'll randomly choose one winner from all the answers and send a great CGB product to the winner.

It's easy, fun and you could win some great crunchy swag.

*PS: How much do you love Marek Sotak's Human Twitter Icon? Adorable!

December 4, 2010

Holiday Shopping Event: Thursday, December 9

Celebrate the holidays in Salem with all your favorite local shops! We're staying open late on December 9 so you can enjoy a leisurely and lovely holiday stroll along Washington and Church Streets.

Participating shops include: Crunchy Granola Baby, Salem Cycle, Red Lion Smoke Shop, Salem Wine Imports, Milk & Honey, Hip Baby Gear, Penelope's Pet Boutique, Modern Millie, Urban Elements, Mud Puddle Toys, Coon's, Rockafellas, Mighty... Aphrodite, Roost, The Beehive, Laura Lanes, J. Mode and Treasures Over Time.

We'll have treats, discounts and all shoppers will be entered into a drawing to win a terrific prize. Learn more about this event here.

What Else?

- Crunchy Granola Baby is offering 15% off storewide, plus hot chocolate, yummy organic treats and mini photo sessions with Sherrell Photography.

- Salem Wine Imports will host a free wine tasting, with extra discounts available on sample wines.

- Salem Cycle is offering 20% off any non-sale, in-stock item.

- Milk and Honey will be serving lots of cheese and crackers and other tasty samples to keep you nourished while you shop, plus 15% off storewide.

-Modern Millie Vintage & Consignments will be offering a discount of 15% off a purchase up to $99 and 20% off a purchase of $100 or more.

- Treasures Over Time will be providinghot apple cider, plus a free holiday ornament with all purchases over $25.00.

- Mighty Aphrodite Maternity Consignment is offering 20% off the entire inventory, and the chance to win a gorgeous, one-of-a-kind keepsake locket from ladedah.

-Laura Lanes Skin Care is offering 10% off all full price skin care and make-up, plus herbal tea and cookies.

- And don't forget when you shop at Urban Elements, 5% of December's sales will be donated to the Northeast Animal Shelter.