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Monday, March 23, 2015

Fast 'n Flirty Marathon Training

As Stephanie and Debby (a Sweet Spot® Skirts store seamstress) train for the Blooms to Brews half marathon in a few short weeks, they head out to Eagle Creek. Traversing the hilly trails for 12 miles in their Fast 'n Flirty running skirts made for quite the adventure. This will be Steph's 2nd half marathon and Debby's first.  There's nothing like a long weekend run exploring the beautiful Pacific NW. Happy trails, girls!

Debby poses for a quick waterfall pic mid-run!

Friday, February 6, 2015

Valentine's Day Gift Ideas

Need a gift idea this Valentine's Day (to give or to get)? Check out the Sweet Spot Skirts February specials that are sure to delight.
  • Buy 2 skirts, get a free pair of pink panties. A fabulous splash of color under your skirt with a convenient phone pocket. Designed to stay in place during the toughest of workouts. Limited quantities available until Feb. 15th- get yours now!
  • Sweet Spot® Skirts "Style Up" Jacket in pink is 25% off for the month of February. Flattering fit with thumbholes, zippered pocket and Flippable Mittens™. 
  • Our favorite hats around! Made in the USA and a fabulous gift idea.
Rose Pedal, February Skirt of the Month
  • Skirt of the month: Rose Pedal is $10 off in Sweet Z, Sport and Super Sweet sizes. Limited quantities but a gorgeous choice!

  • Tots to teens- Buy matching (or contrasting!) skirts for you and your girl. 
  • Stephanie's Skirt Club- The Ultimate gift of skirts! A skirt delivery each quarter plus a pair of capris, all at a deep discount. Available until February 15th.
  • Gift card- having a hard time deciding? Give the gift of selection. Easy to redeem with no expiration date.

Don't fret about picking out the wrong skirt for your friend or loved one. We will exchange or refund until she is totally satisfied! Happy shopping.

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Sweet Shenna Quilt Lovingly Presented to Sheri

We are honored to announce Sheri as the recipient of the Sweet Shenna Quilt #11. And it comes in perfect timing, in honor of World Cancer Day today. Here is her sweet friend/coworker Sharon's letter:

Hello, Sweet Spot Skirts.

I would like to nominate my amazing colleague, Sheri, for the latest beautiful Sweet Shenna Quilt. Sheri and I work together in the graduate school at Lewis & Clark College. Life's journey, it seems, has always been full of twists and turns for Sheri. Nearing retirement age, herself, Sheri has found herself spending her adult years living at the home of her parents in order to provide increasing levels of care for her aging and ill parents. Through all the challenges, Sheri gives generously to those in need, making regular donations of books and towels and other much needed items to the Clackamas Service Center. When she is able to be away from her parents, she volunteers to pet sit for friends and co-workers.

This past February, Sheri received an out-of-the-blue breast cancer diagnosis and, the following week, had her first surgery.

In the midst of her recovery and continued treatments, and while providing increasing care for her parents, Sheri took the time to continue providing for others out of her limited resources. She even bought much needed school supplies for children in need in Alaska.

I am certain that there are many breast cancer patients and survivors that are deserving of this beautiful quilt. For me, none are more deserving then Sheri.

Thank you for this opportunity to tell you about this wonderful woman.

All best wishes,


Sheri with her Sweet Shenna quilt and pillow, pausing at a bench in the memorial garden for a Lewis & Clark Graduate School staff member who passed from breast cancer a number of years ago.

The entire Sweet Spot Team is sending positive thoughts Sheri's way during this difficult time. Sheri, thank you for all of the help you give the community. We hope you receive a bit of comfort in this lovingly-made quilt.

Sweet Shenna story:  We keep all skirt scraps and send them to a quilting group in Wyoming. These quilts are donated to many different local charities.  Fighting cancer is a cause dear to our hearts, as Stephanie lost her mom to breast cancer when she was 12 years old.  Her mother, Sharon Allan, was only 36.  Sharon’s nickname was “Shenna,” and in memory of her, Stephanie began a “Sweet Shenna” line of lap quilts and matching pillows from pink Sweet Spot® Skirt scraps. We have the lucky job of giving them to amazing women across the country who are battling, or have battled, cancer.

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Photo Contest 2014

Thank you to everyone who submitted entries into the Sweet Spot® Skirts 2014 Photo Contest- it was our biggest year yet! Needless to say, the judges had a tough time selecting winners. We had entries from all over the world (from China to Italy to our own backyard) and all types of activities (from ironmans to racquetball to unicycling). See the entries on Facebook and Pinterest

With that said, these are the entries that stood above the rest to the judges:

Grand Prize:

Kelly, on a beach hike in Kauai. This looks like a scene out of a magazine! Gorgeous background and beautiful model.

Kelly wins an entry to Skirt Club, which includes receiving a Sweet Spot® Skirt each quarter plus other extras.
1st Place- resulted in a tie
What a year of travel! The judges decided to award both Sunshine and Wendy in a tie, for their world travel in their skirts.
Wendy took her skirt from Pisa to Florence to San Francisco!

Sunshine adventuring from London to China to Japan!

Wendy and Sunshine each receive a Sweet Spot® Skirt of their choice plus a $25 online gift certificate.
2nd Place- another tie amongst the judges!
These next two pictures each received points for creativity and just being "extraordinarily awesome pics!"
Anne Marie and her son making friends with the "locals" in Dublin

"I am talking with my pelican friends who are waiting for the fishing boats to return."
~Lenore in Nayarit, Mexico
Anne Marie and Lenore each receive a Sweet Spot® Skirt of their choice.

3rd Place
Mieka took pictures of her races around the world in her variety of skirts. Way to go, Mieka! 
From London to Hawaii to Paris to Florida, Mieka ran strong!

Mieka will receive a $25 online gift certificate.

Honorable Mention
Terry and Emily win honorable mentions for their color-coordinating and break-out sport.
Who dresses to match not only their partner but also their surroundings? A very color-coordinated pic of blues and greens.

Emily and her daughter Anna got points for a break-out sport (an unusual activity that the judges hadn't seen done in skirts before)
Terry and Emily will receive a $15 online gift certificate.
Bonus Shout-Outs- Jumping for Joy (i.e. Stephanie LOVES jumping pics)

Ingrid fully enjoying her ride!
"Perfect skirt for the San Diego Holiday Half. Celebrating at Torrey Pines State Beach" ~ Richele
Ingrid and Richele each get a $10 online gift certificate.

Here's our staff photo at our annual beach retreat:

Congratulations to all the winners! 

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Run Fast, Run Flirty

Sole Sisters at the Get Bold Resolution Run. Great job, ladies!
As we run full strides ahead into 2015, there's lots of talk of different running events, goals and accomplishments. Many of our customers love running in the traditional Sweet Spot Skirts, while others love adding a Fast 'n Flirty running skirt to their collection. Ultra lightweight fabric, elastic and silicone in the band to keep it in place during the toughest of workouts. And of course, the ever popular adjustable snaps (that's right, it doesn't matter if you run too much or eat too much pizza- that skirt still fits!) Bright colors also liven up those dark and sometimes gloomy winter runs as we wait patiently for more daylight to be added by the day. Check out the Fast 'n Flirty technical running skirt collection- we can almost guarantee you'll run faster with one on ;)

Friday, December 19, 2014

SSS Christmas Party 2014

2014 has been an exciting year of growth, teamwork, challenges and achievements (with plenty of fun along the way!) Our yearly manager party was full of celebration, with Stephanie announcing that we've "earned our ears." She had actually brought back name-embroidered ears from her trip to Disneyland the week before! We went to a new local restaurant in downtown Vancouver, the Grocery, for dinner and drinks. Then hopped across the street to Luxe, for dessert. The festivities wouldn't be complete without Stephanie's Chaotic Poetry:

Merry Christmas 2014

Roses are red and Dianna’s favorite skirts are too! 
Mary will love and wear only the blue! 
Nicole, a non-rider,  loves billions of bikes
Samara confuses me because I never know which she likes. 

Today is about Christmas and celebrating our crew
Not much would get done if it weren’t for all of you! 
Our growth is demanding and difficult at times, 
but at the end of the year I recall it in rhymes! 

The magic happens for all to see
In our tiny little place in Vancouver, not BC. 
Ending year four has brought us mini bits of fame, 
Year five will be a much bigger and exciting game. 

You all work so hard and I want you to know
It has been so much fun to see you grow.  
Mary can tackle the numbers so fine
Dianna is producing skirts to the nines

Samara is marketing with some money in hand
and Nicole is recreating us in California land.

Merry Christmas and Happy New Years
I love all of you and give you many cheers,
In fact, I believe you have all earned your ears! 

Freezing in front of the Esther Short Park Tree
Delicious local eats and drinks
We've all earned our ears! Deb, Dianna, Tina, Mary, Samara and Nicole

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Holiday Shopping Ideas from Sweet Spot® Skirts

Need ideas for your holiday shopping? Here at Sweet Spot® Skirts, we've got you covered! Whether you're shopping for friends or telling others what's on your list, check out these functional products:
1. Classic Sweet Spot® Skirts, Reversible, Adjustable and fits women sizes 0-26
2. Tots to Teens Skirts- Reversible, Adjustable and fits girls sizes 2T-Juniors
3. Tights with phone pocket- thigh, calf and ankle lengths
4. Flipside Hats- Our favorite hats around! Repurposed fabric, hand made in Portland
5. The "Style Up" Jacket- Performance fabric functional jacket with thumb holes, Flippable Mittens™ and sleek zippered pocket
6. The Dogger Jogger- The ultimate solution for riding a bike with your dog!
7. Sweet Spot® Skirts Gift Cards- Give the gift of choice! Email code valid online or in our flagship Vancouver store