#bizinthegig, Gig Harbor

#BizintheGig: Special Delivery- Charlie Barnes + New Gig Harbor Listings on Tour

#BizintheGig: Special Delivery- Charlie Barnes + New Gig Harbor Listings on Tour

OMG this store is adorable. Mom, Grandmas, Aunts, Sisters, Bad Moms and baby lovers unite, cause you won’t be able to leave here empty handed. This week we chat with store owner, Michelle Barnes about how she curates a store full of unique and cuddly items for babies, moms and kids- and BONUS comment on the blog because I’m giving away FREE Movie tickets, I recommend using it for Bad Moms 2, but the tickets are good for any movie!

Its no secret that I am a huge cheerleader for small businesses — especially in Gig Harbor. Every Thursday I’m bringing these two loves together, real estate and entrepreneurs. Follow along as I #tourthegig, visit gorgeous, just-listed homes, and then spotlight a #bizinthegig from among our community’s many small businesses. Bonus​: each Thursday when I highlight a small business, I’ll also do a giveaway for everyone who comments right here on the blog- this week I have 100 tickets to Bad Moms 2 for the Galaxy Theater in Uptown Gig Harbor!

#BizintheGig: Charlie Barnes, Babies.Kids.Moms…. Stroller stride downtown and find all the greatest gifts and essentials for the little people in your life.As a mom of three cuties, Charlie Barnes is my absolute favorite to find those one of a kind pieces for the holidays, first day of school clothes and the ever popular family photos (shout out to Lauren Oliver Photography who takes the BEST photos). They are also my go to place for unique and adorable baby gifts for the amazing moms in my life. Stocked full of clothes, shoes, new mama must-haves, grandparent gifts, toys, the greatest baby gear and seasonal items- this store has it all. Complete with play space for your littles while you shop, we just need to add in the coffee stand- Gig Harbor Markee, get on that, LOL!

This week I got to meet Michelle, IRL (in real life)! I’ve been a big fan of Charlie Barnes on IG and LOVE her stuff.  She’s innovative, creative and hard working- she’s been a Gig Harbor Small Business owner for 5 years and brings more than just adorable clothing and gifts to our downtown shopping scene. This woman is a GO GIVER, along with sourcing unique items she keeps the underserved children of Gig Harbor top of mind.

She offers a consignment corner where you can sell her your gently used top brands and score some great finds at a low cost too! When people bring in items for the consignment corner, typically there are items she does not take, and those items she will donate for you, to local foster programs. She also often has a collection going for Food Back Packs for Kids, a local program that feeds hundreds of families in Gig Harbor and on the Key Peninsula every week! As if being a mom of two teeny kiddos (4.5 and 2 years old) and running a business 7 days a week isn’t enough she makes time to give back.

Check out our video tour to see this (adorably) decorated shop, full of great gifts and meet Michelle- because behind every great business is a great person (and family)….(psst…apologies in advance for the staple gun in the back ground, holidays are coming and the local businesses are decking the halls!)

Paring the best products with the best shopping experience is Michelle’s goal. She also hosts music classes, art classes and other events for area tots. Be sure to stop by and check out those adorable rain boots, pick up a quotable note book, quality necessity for a new mama,  a nostalgic toy from the 80’s and pair it with some hilarious new mom cards to create the perfectly presented gift.

Charlie Barnes is located at 3302 Harborview Dr. downtown and a parking lot is available. It is open Monday-Friday 10am-5pm and Saturday & Sunday 11-4. If you are social like me follow her on Instagram @charliebarneskids or on Facebook @Charliebarnes– visit her on one of those platforms and show her some love, comment #bizinthegig so she knows you were here!

Remember to keep on supporting local, these small business owners they are who keep our small town special.


Its Thursday and that means we are are hitting the new listings, this week its new homes listed are in Downtown Gig Harbor, Sea Cliff Estates and in East Gig Harbor. Great locations and dreamy views are in our future!

Area schools are fantastic- there are a lot of schools that serve these areas so to see a full list of our area schools check out the Peninsula School District to learn more.

There are 16 new listings on tour! I am going to try to hit a ton of these today before I meet clients for an inspection. There’s a huge range of options this week from $325-$1.2M. So Excited!

Follow the fun on Instagram @paigesgig. If you see anything you LOVE call, text or email me and I can schedule a showing for you. If you love apps- I have my own, feel free to download for safe keeping on your phone- Paige’s AWESOME App for finding your dream home 🙂

To Search all listings CLICK HERE.

Thanks for making it to the end. Your time is SO valuable- I so appreciate you sharing some of it with me….exploring a city I love!
And Don’t forget to comment on the blog for your FREE tickets to Galaxy Theaters in Uptown- make it a girls night out…literally share the love, share this blog on your favorite social media channel and tell your friend to comment here, I have 100 tickets to give away!



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