What's Up Wednesday!

What's Up Wednesday, May 22, 2024 #121

What's Up Wednesday, May 22, 2024 #121

by Ken Tuley on May 22, 2024

This week on What's Up Wednesday, more pins, a new "crew" item, and we're down to the last days of our big birthday sale. The 2024 pins just keep on coming. Now available, the Chase Crew pin. The design matches the patch released last week with the balloons in the sky...

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What's Up Wednesday May 15, 2024, #120

What's Up Wednesday May 15, 2024, #120

by Ken Tuley on May 15, 2024

This week on What's Up Wednesday, more pins and patches hit the shelves and just 2 weeks remain in our Birthday/Clearance sale. As we've been reporting for a few weeks now, we're in full production mode on most of our 2024 products and today we have the really popular number...

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What's Up Wednesday May 8, 2024 # 119

What's Up Wednesday May 8, 2024 # 119

by Ken Tuley on May 08, 2024

This week on What's Up Wednesday, the first items in the 2024 pins and patch collection are now available and it's Teacher and Nurse Appreciation week. Just 3 days shy of 5 months until the 52nd Balloon Fiesta launches, we're pleased to present the first of our collectable pins and...

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What's Up Wednesday, May 1, 2024 #118

What's Up Wednesday, May 1, 2024 #118

by Ken Tuley on May 01, 2024

This week on What's Up Wednesday, it's another month and we have another new item for 2024, the clock is ticking away on our birthday sale and great news for pin collectors.  Welcome to May, less than 157 days until the start of Balloon Fiesta 2024 and the 2024 merchandise...

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What's Up Wednesday April, 24, 2024, #117

What's Up Wednesday April, 24, 2024, #117

by Ken Tuley on April 24, 2024

This week on What's Up Wednesday, our collection of Silipint drinkware has exploded with new options and fabulous colors.  About a year ago, we expanded our line of Silipint drinkware and now we're at it again. These incredible, unbreakable, BPA-free, colorful, dishwasher, freezer, microwave and oven safe items are now available in...

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What's Up Wednesday, April 16, 2024 #116

What's Up Wednesday, April 16, 2024 #116

by Ken Tuley on April 17, 2024

This week on What's Up Wednesday, more 2024 items are now available and a reminder about our big close-out of 2023 merchandise. Last week we kicked out our big closeout sale, with prices on most 2023 merchandise slashed to move it out the door. We need the space for the 2024...

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What's Up Wednesday, April 10, 2024 #115

What's Up Wednesday, April 10, 2024 #115

by Ken Tuley on April 10, 2024

This week on What's Up Wednesday, it's spring cleaning, birthday hangover and income tax time. Put it all together and you save BIG BUCKS! Read on for the details. It was 52 years ago this past Monday that the first gathering of balloons at Coronado Center started what has become the...

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What's Up Wednesday April 3, 2024 #114

What's Up Wednesday April 3, 2024 #114

by Ken Tuley on April 03, 2024

This week on What's Up Wednesday, Tickets, Eclipse Glasses and Magnets. It's a busy week, so let's get right to the (Balloon Fiesta) Stuff! This Friday, April 5 is the 6 months-to-go mark for the start of the 2024 Balloon Fiesta and that means tickets go on sale for nearly...

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What's Up Wednesday March 27, 2024 #113

What's Up Wednesday March 27, 2024 #113

by Ken Tuley on March 27, 2024

This week on What's Up Wednesday, the 2024 keychains and some nice smelling custom candles make their debut in our store.  Let's start with those keychains. Back on What's Up Wednesday #102 and #103 we previewed the keychains, magnets and ornaments we've created for 2024. Today we're releasing the keychains. We...

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What's Up Wednesday, March 20, 2024 #112

What's Up Wednesday, March 20, 2024 #112

by Ken Tuley on March 20, 2024

This week on What's Up Wednesday, the final two honorable mention artists and some tips for helping out the Easter Bunny on his upcoming adventures. Amanda Brady is a local powerlifter and cake-maker, who enjoys design and art on the side. Amanda tells us the sunrises and sunsets she experiences while camping and hiking...

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What's Up Wednesday March 13, 2024 #111

What's Up Wednesday March 13, 2024 #111

by Ken Tuley on March 13, 2024

This week on what’s up Wednesday; two more honorable mentions and a really cool color changing mug has just arrived. Up first this week, Lisa Avila. After a full and varied career, Lisa retired to Placitas in 2020 and was able to resume painting full time. Working mostly in acrylics and mixed...

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What's Up Wednesday March 6, 2024 #110

What's Up Wednesday March 6, 2024 #110

by Ken Tuley on March 06, 2024

This week on What's Up Wednesday, more honorable mention introductions, and a popular product is back in stock, just in time for the warmer weather ahead. This week meet Kayla Penner. This self-taught artist, based in the heart of New Mexico, was raised in the mountains, where there are dirt...

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What's Up Wednesday February 28, 2024 #109

What's Up Wednesday February 28, 2024 #109

by Ken Tuley on February 28, 2024

This week on What's Up Wednesday the first of our honorable mention artists and the first result of our merchandise survey is already in stock. As we mentioned in What's Up Wednesday #105, our call for poster art resulted in not only the official poster artist for 2024, but also...

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What's Up Wednesday February 21, 2024 #108

What's Up Wednesday February 21, 2024 #108

by Ken Tuley on February 21, 2024

With all the emphasis on birthdays this President's day week, we got to thinking about the need to have a stock of items for that last minute gift. This week on What's Up Wednesday we have a number of options for you to consider adding to your stock of stand-by gifts....

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What's Up Wednesday February 14, 2024 #107

What's Up Wednesday February 14, 2024 #107

by Ken Tuley on February 14, 2024

This week on What's Up Wednesday, it's your last chance to grab a special gift for your sweetheart in our Valentine's Day Sale, a popular item is now in stock, and the results of our recent merchandise survey. With today being Valentine's Day, it's the last day for our Valentine's Day...

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What's Up Wednesday February 7, 2024, #106

What's Up Wednesday February 7, 2024, #106

by Ken Tuley on February 07, 2024

This week on What's Up Wednesday, Just seven days til Valentine's Day, (think SALE with a free gift!) and the honorable mentions from our poster selection process. It may be a little early for you procrastinators, but now is the time to get shopping for Valentine's Day. It's just a...

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What's Up Wednesday January 31, 2024 #105

What's Up Wednesday January 31, 2024 #105

by Ken Tuley on January 31, 2024

This week on What's Up Wednesday, a look at the poster creation process and the unveiling of the talented artist behind the 2024 Balloon Fiesta poster.But before we soar into the poster details, let's give a shoutout to all those who participated in our recent merchandise survey. Your valuable insights on...

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What's Up Wednesday, January 24, 2024 #104

What's Up Wednesday, January 24, 2024 #104

by Ken Tuley on January 24, 2024

This week on What's Up Wednesday, a couple of popular products are back in stock, an item we missed telling you about last year, and we'd like to know what you think. Let's start with the products back in stock. Last year we started offering the Chala line of a number...

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What's Up Wednesday January 17, 2024 #103

What's Up Wednesday January 17, 2024 #103

by Ken Tuley on January 17, 2024

This week on What's Up Wednesday, a follow up on those items we shared with you last week, an update on our year-round product line and something special for those of you who can stop by the physical store. Last week we shared some of the preliminary photos of our...

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What's Up Wednesday January 10, 2024 #102

What's Up Wednesday January 10, 2024 #102

by Ken Tuley on January 10, 2024

This week on What's Up Wednesday, it's a big day for RV reservations and the first sneak peek at new product for 2024. it seems attending Balloon Fiesta is high on everyone's bucket list, especially those that own an RV and like to travel the country. Today's the day, that...

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What's Up Wednesday, January 3, 2024, #101

What's Up Wednesday, January 3, 2024, #101

by Ken Tuley on January 03, 2024

This week on What's Up Wednesday, Happy New Year, a new logo, refreshed look and we're open for business for 2024! Happy New Year! We hope your celebration was safe and how you wanted it to be. We've completed all that counting stuff, and it's now in the hands of...

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What's Up Wednesday, December 27, 2023 #100

What's Up Wednesday, December 27, 2023 #100

by Ken Tuley on December 27, 2023

This week on What's Up Wednesday, it's post number 100! As we wrap up the year we know as 2023, it's hard to believe this is the 100th edition of What's Up Wednesday.  It has definitely been an evolving journey. When COVID hit and forced the postponement of the 2020...

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What's Up Wednesday, December 20, 2023 #99

What's Up Wednesday, December 20, 2023 #99

by Ken Tuley on December 20, 2023

This week on What's Up Wednesday. Counting and more counting The sales are done, the packages have been shipped and all that is left is the counting and accounting. We're smack dab in the middle of all those things accountants and auditors like... inventory and year-end reports. As a non-profit...

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What's Up Wednesday December 13, 2023, #98

What's Up Wednesday December 13, 2023, #98

by Ken Tuley on December 13, 2023

This week on What's Up Wednesday, we're at the end of the year as far as shopping and shipping go. Read on for all the details. Before we get to all the shopping, shipping, and pick up deadlines, here's an update on our December Sale. It was a GREAT weekend...

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What's Up Wednesday December 6, 2023, #97

What's Up Wednesday December 6, 2023, #97

by Ken Tuley on December 06, 2023

This week on What's Up Wednesday, it's December Sale time, we have a preview and some brand new items in stock just in time for the holidays. Let's start with the new items. Just added are two Christmas themed long sleeve t-shirts and a hand-embroidered stocking. The first shirt is...

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What's Up Wednesday November 29, 2023 #96

What's Up Wednesday November 29, 2023 #96

by Ken Tuley on November 29, 2023

This week on What's Up Wednesday, a look ahead to the big December Sale and our holiday hours. We are just 9 days away from our giant December Sale for 2023. This is the sale where everything from 2023 and previous years goes on clearance. Like last year the sale...

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What's Up Wednesday November 22, 2023 #95

What's Up Wednesday November 22, 2023 #95

by Ken Tuley on November 22, 2023

This week on What's Up Wednesday, the pins have shipped, remembering a day in ballooning history, a look ahead to Black Friday and a free gift for you! Thanks to a herculean effort by our Navigators Anita, Bobbie and Barbara, with support from our store folks Sharon and Sheri, all the Solar...

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What's Up Wednesday, November 15, 2023 #94

What's Up Wednesday, November 15, 2023 #94

by Ken Tuley on November 15, 2023

This week on What's Up Wednesday, an Eclipse pin update and shoppers beware, there are only 30 shopping days left in 2023 at Balloon Fiesta Stuff. Let's start with the good news. The solar eclipse pin and the Marvin the Martian pin have arrived and are being shipped as you read...

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What's Up Wednesday, November 8, 2023 #93

What's Up Wednesday, November 8, 2023 #93

by Ken Tuley on November 08, 2023

This week on What's Up Wednesday, the last of our inventory consolidation and good news about those pre-ordered eclipse pins. As you'll remember, for the past 3 weeks we've been consolidating, counting and restocking inventory from our 51st Balloon Fiesta. An event that set a record for attendance and a...

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What's Up Wednesday November 1, 2023 #92

What's Up Wednesday November 1, 2023 #92

by Ken Tuley on November 01, 2023

This week on What's Up Wednesday, more consolidation and now Pilot items are available to everyone. As we've been telling you for the past couple of weeks, we've been bringing inventory back from the field locations, counting and stocking them in the gift shop and here online. All of our...

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