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In this newsletter...
  • New Manic Mermaid Show Schedule - shop safely and in your PJ's
  • Top BingeWorthy - compiled from YOU during our LIVE show
  • Yes! We have Hand Sanitizer in Stock!
  • Ideas for Frazzled Parents - and even some cool stuff for you too!
  • What a Year This Has Been - Updates
  • Ways you can help
  • Order Delicious Chocolate Truffles on Uber Eats

LIVE Facebook Shows - April
You can always keep an eye on this page: to be notified of ALL of our events!
Join us LIVE on Facebook...enjoy the safely from the comfort of your home!

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AND you don't even need to leave the comfort of your home!
Join us LIVE on Facebook - just click the video that shows up on our Facebook page!

Our LIVE shows are:
Wednesdays: 5pm pst
Thursday - Saturdays at Noon and 6pm pst
Sundays: Noon
During our LIVE shows we show and sell a variety of items - many one-of-a-kind. Payment is due within 24 hours. We ship worldwide!
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April 2020

8 - Denise Rees & Candida McDonald - Local Art Show
9 - Double Punch Truffle Day
9 - Patches! April 9th at 6pm pst
10 - Stunning Dugway Geodes April 10th at 6pm pst
16 - Double Punch Truffle Day
16 - Slabs! April 16th at 6pm
17 - April Birthstones April 17th at 6pm pst
23 - Double Punch Truffle Day
30 - Double Punch Truffle Day

Top BingeWorthy - Compiled by YOU during one of our LIVES
The question on one of our LIVE Facebook shows was...what is your favorite show/movie you are binging right now? Turned out there are SO many good ones!! I've been asked to post the ones I remember so others could have the list.

Below is the short list (and no tigers - lol)...but please share your favorites over on our post at Facebook: 
  • Magicians
  • Ozark
  • Black Lightening
  • How it's Made
  • Unorthodox
  • Schitt's Creek
  • Dexter
  • Grace & Frankie
  • Repair Shop
  • Viking Show
  • Altered Carbon
  • Everwood
  • Longmire
  • Fool's Gold
  • His Dark Material
  • Witcher
  • South Pacific documentary
  • Mr Selfridge
  • The Rainbow - documentary
  • Into the Badlands
  • Siren
  • Pitball & Parolees
  • The Ramen Girl
  • Tank Girl
  • Escape from New York
  • Troop Zero
  • Wonderland
  • The Holiday
  • Peanut Butter Falcon
  • La La Land
  • Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
  • Camp Hollywood - documentary
  • Sunshine Hotel - documentary
  • Brigadoon
  • Carnival Row
  • Pirate Radio
  • and there were SO many more good ones - please add your favorites to the list...

Yes! We have Hand Sanitizer in Stock
Currently available:
28oz for $30

Hoping to get smaller sizes in soon.

You can purchase here: Limited Quantities available (I know you're surprised - lol): .

thank you!

Help for Frazzled Parents - and a few cool things for YOU too!
(I'm adding more links all the time...)
I'm putting together a page to help my friends with kids - it includes links to art, science, history, reading, curriculum and more - with almost all of it FREE!

Please feel free to send me cool things you have found and I'll add it to the list as I continue to update it.


Click HERE to see the Frazzled List
What a Year this Week has been!!

Wow - we are going into our 5th week of closing the shop. 
This decision, although very hard on us financially, was the right one to protect all of you. Especially on the weekends, we had so many people in our shop...we truly felt (and still do) that by closing a week before all this craziness began, that we stopped many people from potentially carrying the virus to others. 
We wanted to take a moment and thank ALL of you so very much!! We know that everyone is having to make many changes, a ton of decisions and deal with off the chart stress. Your encouragement, support and smiles thoughout all this and these decisions have meant the world to us! Thank you.

Please contact us with ANY questions (via Facebook messenger -OR- email at: I know there’s a lot of moving pieces to this—And we definitely don’t have all the answers, but please remember we are here for you. 💖

Current Updates:
1. We are closed. However...

2. We will continue to have our LIVE Facebook shows where you can easily shop our store virtually in the comfort (and safety) of your own home. We are even adding in additional LIVE shows to help you with your gift shopping. These new show times will be:
a. Wednesday at 5pm pst
b. Thursday, Friday and Saturday at Noon pst and another show at 6pm pst
c. Sunday LIVE show at Noon pst
d. Our Noon shows will be HUGE Sale shows with many items 50% off!
e. We are happy to do one-on-one video shops as well - just holler to set up a time that works for you

3. Please join our new Facebook group “Manic Mermaid Market” to be kept updated on all LIVE shows that happen, as well as new merchandise listed online at:

4. Remember, you can always message us to ask for pictures/videos of the items you’re interested in, for a closer look.

After completing your purchase-via invoice-we’ll work with you to arrange a convenient way to be united with your new treasures.

5. Our delicious truffles are available during all ‘regular hours’ via Uber Eats

6. Shipping for sales over $100 will be free in the state of WA – for outside of WA (but in USA) shipping will be free for orders over $150 (with exceptions for large/heavy items)

And please support the other businesses who remain open in the Lincoln District – many of them offer options via Uber Eats, Door Dash and To Go orders

Again, there is enough stress with all of this going on…if you have any questions at all about anything at all, please let us know. We want you to feel as supported as possible.
thank you for your grace and flexibility

Charles & Janelle
How you can help...

Thank you so much for your generous outpouring of encouragement and support for our small business during this time.
Charles and I made a very difficult mind decision that was heart correct. Our choice to close over two weeks ago before all the social distancing policies were put in place has had a severe impact on our finances...but we wouldn't do it any differently. Helping flatten that virus curve at all costs is too important in helping keep people safe.

Many of you have generously asked how you can help with our business during this time. We want you to know we SO appreciate all of you. We are honored that you are our community and family!!! Thank you.

There are some very easy and quick (some even free) ways we would SO appreciate your help:

Gift Certificates: Buying a gift certificate gives us cash flow right now to pay bills, make decisions and do the right thing for people working for us and selling their work in our shop. These gift certificates are good online. You can use them for your invoices on the LIVE Facebook shows. You can also use them when we, hopefully re-open.

Share our posts online: We post online to help provide information for our community, when our shows go LIVE on Facebook, as well as fun posts about items we have for sale. Clicking the 'share' button when you see those helps us immensely!

Join us during our LIVE shows: We are now showing and selling our items virtually on Facebook's LIVE shows. You watch safely and easily in the comfort of your home. Say SOLD to the items you want. 
Our show schedule is:
  • Wednesday: 5pm pst
  • Thursday - Saturday: Noon pst and 6pm pst
  • Sunday: Noon

Got Your Five: Help us in checking in with the community.

This new normal is fast moving and filled with tons of decisions, declarations and even fear with a good dose of anxiety. Checking in on each other about physical needs (tp and sanitizer), emotional needs (listening and empathy) or even prayer requests is crucial right now as we are all isolating.

Go to to download your copy today

Simply message or (gasp!) call them and say, " are you doing today?" It might be a short conversation - but they'll feel appreciated that someone cared to reach out to them. It might be a longer conversation as they are in need of something. Perhaps you can fulfill that extra loaf of bread, a vent session or a connection to someone/agency who can fix the issue.

Depending on your personal bandwidth that day, you can choose to do as many people as you feel you can take on. Fully realize that some days that number will be zero and it's time for you to rejuvenate YOU.

Can you imagine how awesome this would be if THIS kindness becomes viral. You check in on 5 people and they check in on 5, etc, etc..

So I'm checking on YOU right now. How you doin'? No really, I want to know...shoot me a message and let me know!


OVER 40 delicious Truffle flavors...NOW on Uber Eats!

You can order our delicious truffles from the comfort & safety of your home via Uber Eats!! 
If you have any questions about ordering online… Just holler and we would be happy to help you.

Get $7 off your first order on Uber Eats with code: eats-r0rwf

We now have over 40 delicious Truffle flavors at The Mermaid. These are hand-made for us out of Spokane, WA and are beyond YUMMMY! They make the truffles upon our order (in fact our order was being held up last week so they could finish 4 more Candy Cane ones for us!)

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