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    Brace yourselves for Holiday MADNESS! 

    Brace yourselves for Holiday MADNESS! 

    Thanksgiving is nearly here and I am so excited to whip up and chow down on some of Moira’s Green Bean Casserole! So easy and so yummy. Seriously, check out this recipe!

    WE ALL KNOW once the clock strikes midnight, Black Friday commences, and the madness of the “official start” of the holiday season is about to begin. (Is it just me or does it feel like a lot of madness has already begun?!) 

    Whether you are shopping for the person who has everything or upping your hostess game, we have something for everyone! AND we have got some GOOD GOOD sales coming up! Check these out as you rest up after a busy and grateful holiday! 

    PINK FRIDAY: Nov. 18

    • Shop IN STORE and pluck a promo off our tree to SAVE on your purchase! 
    • Sign up for our text club HERE and get early access to our Black Friday sales, starting THIS FRIDAY. 

    THANKSGIVING ONLINE SALE: Nov. 24

    • $12 flour sack towels and $16 full pattern flour sack towels! 
    • AND FREE SHIPPING over just $35!!! 
    • This sale starts online on Thanksgiving Day and continues into the store for Black Friday and Shop Small Saturday! 

    BLACK FRIDAY: Nov. 25

    • If your Turkey Day was super fun-filled, we don’t want you to miss out! Continue to enjoy our $12 flour sack towels and $16 full pattern flour sack towels! If you are local, we will be OPEN from 9-4, come shop in-store! We have an F is for Fawn sale going on in store too - 25% off our entire collection!

    SHOP SMALL SATURDAY: Nov. 26

    • The sale continues! $12 and $16 towels! 
    • This continues all the way until Midnight CST on the 28th! 
    • In-store, Cloth & Kin is joining us with her adorable baby goods! Our Fawn sale continues as well as a free gift with purchases over $100!

    So many great opportunities to save! We’d like to encourage you to take advantage of these sales as soon as you are able! We can’t promise to keep products in stock during all of this madness! 

    This Thanksgiving season Doe A Deer is Thankful for YOU. We so appreciate you shopping small and supporting MY family and my employees' families. When you shop small, you are supporting ALL of us!

    Thanksgiving Goodies!

    Thanksgiving Goodies!

    If you’ve been around awhile you KNOW how serious I am about Christmas. Which means, ironically, that THANKSGIVING tends to sneak up on me. Maybe Thanksgiving is your more low key holiday too, or maybe it’s your big celebration. Doe A Deer is here to draw a little bit of attention to Thanksgiving and make sure you are prepped and ready! Are you hosting Thanksgiving? Bringing a dish? WE GOT YOU. 

    Bringing a yummy side dish? Cover your green bean casserole with one of our fall bowl covers to ditch the plastic wrap and keep food fresh while it awaits the table setting or buffet line. And they are ADORABLE. Also - it is A LOT of work to host this day, so don’t forget to thank your host with a sweet towel (we like this one or full pattern leaves) tucked into a pretty tumbler to acknowledge all the work that was put into the day! 

    Hosting? Ok hold on to your turkeys, we know this is a lot of work and thought. You’re likely prepping the day(s) before to keep the day-of as simple as possible. Your fridge is going to be chock full. Snag the complete pumpkin bowl cover collection to keep things looking as neat and tidy as possible (it’s good for your mental health, I promise). And oh my gosh everyone will be in and out of your kitchen- dress up your kitchen with a festive flour sack towel without having decor

    or any extras taking up counter space (find full pattern pumpkin here ;) ). Don’t forget some adorable pumpkin mini mitts to round out your fall pumpkin collection! Adorable for pulling goodies out of the oven or using as a pretty on-brand trivet for your spread! 


    Have you thought more about Christmas shopping than you have Thanksgiving prep?! Speaking of Christmas - stay tuned for our Christmas collection to go LIVE October 18th at 7PM CST.

    Back in the Swing of Things!

    Back in the Swing of Things!

    How the heck is it September already?! This time of year always feels a little bittersweet. Summer makes me feel spontaneous and up for anything, and I’m sad to see it go. But I am always excited for a change in season, and September just seems to put everyone back in a routine, and you know, I think getting back into a routine FEELS GOOD. 


    Getting back into the swing of things around Doe A Deer means I have started back up with Tuesday CEO days- a day I dedicate to office and computer work, designing for 2023 collections (can you believe it?!). 

    The gals and I are gearing up for the Holiday rush, double checking inventory counts, and planning out all of our in-store and online events for the rest of the year! And of course we are still having so much fun getting your Fall orders ready to head out the door! (Our Full Pattern Ghost Towel is FLYING off the shelves!)

    As the craziness of Summer winds down and we all settle into our routines for Fall, we have a suuuuper yummy end of summer recipe to share with you! Our Creamy Zucchini, Tomato & Ricotta Pasta from our Good Food Good Mood Cookbook, is the perfect recipe for using up the rest of your garden goodies! And what a great, simple addition to your “regulars” ;) . 

    Cozy, creamy, comforting. Enjoy! 


    Creamy Zucchini, Tomato & Ricotta Pasta

    • 1 lb. pork sausage
    • 15 oz. ricotta cheese
    • 12 oz. spaghetti
    • 1 T. olive oil
    • 1 tsp. garlic powder
    • 1/2 tsp. basil
    • salt & pepper, to taste
    • 1 zucchini, sliced
    • 1 cup cherry tomatoes, diced
    • parmesan cheese for topping


    Cook pasta according to package. Reserve 1 cup of pasta water. Brown sausage, set aside. Heat oil in skillet and cook zucchini and tomatoes until zucchini is tender. Add garlic powder, basil, salt, and pepper. Combine pasta, veggies, reserved water, and ricotta cheese. Stir until combined. Serve immediately.


    If you love this recipe, we encourage you to check out more simple & yummy recipes from our Good Food Good Mood Cookbook!

     

    We are OPEN!

    WHAT A SUMMER! 

    I can’t believe it’s been almost two months since we opened our doors, for the first time, to our NEW Flagship Store with a special VIP Ribbon Cutting Ceremony.  Special guests were invited to celebrate the occasion by getting first access to the large range of Doe A Deer and mercantile products our shop has to offer as well as experiencing the vibe of the new shop firsthand.  

    Along with the ribbon cutting ceremony, we treated our guests to a champagne toast, special giveaways, charcuterie, and treats.  The celebration has continued throughout the summer, and what a whirlwind it has been!  

    This has been a dream in the making for several years. We are so excited to have our doors open to the public and fulfill a need in our small town of Stuart! My vision behind our flagship store is to have it be a place where people feel at home, and to feel inspired. We want guests to immediately feel warm & welcomed. We also want it to be a spot where people can find that unique gift they are looking for.

    We have lots of goodness coming this month! August 11-13 the shop will be open for our FALL REVEAL, and on August 16th we launch our fall line! 

    If you’re new here: Welcome! Here’s a little about us: 

    Doe A Deer is a hand illustrated kitchen and home decor brand specializing in

    flour sack kitchen towels, Swedish dishcloths, and other unique kitchen products. Each product is meant to brighten your home & uplift your spirit. I’m Regan, CEO + Designer, all Doe A Deer products are hand illustrated by me!

    We are located in Stuart, Iowa - just 30 minutes west of the Des Moines metro. Doe A Deer specializes in unique, hand-illustrated kitchen items. Our products are currently carried nationwide in more than 400 stores.

    Come check us out at 105 NW 2nd St, Stuart, IA. Our regular business hours are Tuesdays & Wednesdays 9-4 // Thursdays 9-7 // Fridays 9-4 // Saturdays 9-3

    Welcome home!

    Doe A Deer's Top 7 Grad Gifts

    Doe A Deer's Top 7 Grad Gifts

    The coming of spring brings all sorts of happy times and new beginnings. One special part of this season I love is ALL the upcoming graduation parties. If you haven’t already started getting the invites - you will soon. BUT what the heck do we get this age group for a gift? Does anyone else feel like this is THE HARDEST age group to shop for?! It is tough finding a gift that is useful, meaningful, and also something they will enjoy. 


    SO here we go. We’ve compiled a list of our favorite grad gifts. They are simple and sweet, meaningful and useful, and really easy to add in some extra cash or a gift card. 


    Number One: Prepare Me For Mug 

    Something about this mug brings a sense of calm and a sense of peace. Heading into life as a college student can be nerve wracking and scary. This mug is perfect to combat the Sunday scaries, or pull your student through an all nighter writing a paper. 

    Next up: Mug Warmer!

    Available in blue and green, they are perfect for a desk or coffee table. Plug it in, push the button and place the mug on the warmer to keep your hot drink at the perfect temperature! Perfect for a morning full of studying! These are great paired with the Prepare Me for Mug or our Small Steps Deep Breaths Mug! 

    Speaking of Small Steps Deep Breaths Mug

    This is the perfect mantra for a graduate feeling overwhelmed with all that the next chapter of life brings. Small Steps Deep Breaths would even look adorable just resting on a desk or shelf while it awaits its liquid inspiration! 


    A Fave: Dreams Don’t Work Unless You Do Sticker

    What an adorable little (useful) note to tuck into a card or a mug. Your graduate can stick this to their water bottle or laptop. A perfect and thoughtful little add-on to a cash gift. 


    Another Good One: If You Have Time to Worry Sticker

    If you have time to worry you have time to pray. Seriously, don’t we all find the time to worry about something?! If we have the time for that, we also have the time to pray. This colorful sticker can be a great reminder of that when added to notebooks, water bottles, laptop, or even pinned to a bulletin board. We really have a GOOD collection of stickers that would be perfect for grads. Check them out here to find one that fits your grad!

    A Grad Must Have: Pour Over Coffee Kits

    These Coffee Kits are SO easy and so fun to use. Check out the variety of flavors offered. Each kit comes with five coffees and five creamers! This makes a great gift knowing that your graduate could potentially be needing a little extra motivation here and there! 

    Last But Not Least: Iowa Refrigerator Magnet

    Is your grad heading out of state for the fall? Or maybe already this summer? Even if they are staying, this cute little magnet for their dorm fridge is a super sweet and thoughtful pop of color and a special reminder of home. 

     

    While graduation is a very exciting time, it can also be scary for some. We hope our products can be a light in this new season of a young person’s life. We also hope this collection of goods helps get the wheels turning while you shop for the people on your list this year! Check out our site for more great grad gift ideas. We are sure you will find something your grad will love!