Monday, May 15, 2023

Marvelous May


    What a beautiful month it is! Spring is in full swing, and Summer is well on its way. We can't wait to see what fun May has in store for Downtown Apex.

Apex Peakfest went off with a lot of pink! The Doodling Bug rolls out all the flamingos for this event, and we mean ALL. Shoppe is covered top to bottom with our Flamingo Floating Coasters. At only $3, it is a must for all pool parties. 

May also brought some new faces to the Shoppe as well as some older ones!

Meet Olivia: Hi! My name is Olivia. I am a senior in high school about to graduate and go to nursing school at Seattle University. I am originally from Spain and I was born at the beach, so I love the ocean. I love dressing cute for every occasion. I'm so excited to be a new Shoppe Gal!

Shoppe Manager Caley is back! Summer break is coming up and with that comes back all our seasonal Gals. We are excited to have them back. Keep an eye out for them and be sure to say hi!

With how great the weather is and with all the fun events happening- it's gonna be May πŸ˜‰

Saturday, April 1, 2023

An Exciting April


    You know what they say, "April showers bring...." well, lots of fun stuff!

    The Doodling Bug is kicking off April right! We have all new products, all new Shoppe Gals, and participating in lots of Downtown Apex Events. We are excited to have ya'll be a part of this spring as we head into warmer weather together.

First and foremost, lets here it for our new Shoppe Gals! *drumroll* 

Meet Kristen! She is in school for her degree in Library Sciences and is from Apex! She knows all the good spots so feel free to ask her any questions about the area! 

Next up, meet Autumn! She is coming to us from Florida and has extensive background in retail and operations. She has a passion for fashion and loves to show off our cute outfits at The Doodling Bug πŸ˜ŽπŸ›

Be sure to stop by and say hello to these new, beautiful faces as you will be seeing them around the shoppe!

We are also partaking in a lot of the Downtown Apex festivities this month! 

The Peak Pig Festival is on! Starting Friday, April 14th from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM &
Saturday, April 15th from 10:00 AM to 7:00 PM
Stop by The Doodling Bug in between trying all the delicious foods and listening to live music. 

Downtown Apex's second Boutique Craw is happening April 21stl! Grab your besties and save the date for a Boutique Crawl! Join us for a fun night of shopping downtown Apex!

Grab your passport at any participating boutique and travel to every boutique. You'll be entered to win one of 3 PRIZES! Plus, we're donating 5% of the evening's sales to Western Wake Crisis Ministry. What's not to love??

Downtown Apex Earth Fest- Saturday, April 22nd from noon till 4:00 PM. Apex EarthFest is an engaging, interactive festival offering ways to learn about, participate in, and celebrate our planet. Downtown Apex will be filled with local vendors and food trucks. Will also be hosting Earth Expo by local students, live music, and of course, fabulous finds at The Doodling Bug!

With all the excitement downtown, us Shoppe Gals at The Doodling Bug are super thrilled to get spring rolling! Trying on all the new gingham dresses, our brand-new floral earrings, and our super cute llama slippers (who doesn't need a pair of those??). 

Monday, March 6, 2023

March Moment

 Hello! Shoppe Gal Ashley here with all the new and now in March. Starting with a short introduction to our newest Shoppe Gal- me!

My name is Ashley, and I am the new General Manager at The Doodling Bug! Merchandising and design is where my passion is.  Did you know we have a map where you can place a pin to let us know where you are from? Chatting with the visitors and locals of Apex makes this job so fulfilling and exciting. I am also partial to our four-legged customers who come to visit. I make sure the treat jar stays stocked for all the fur babies who come to walk around Downtown Apex. 

Anyway, Spring decided to show up to Apex a bit early this year. Us Shoppe Gals were excited to get our spring collection out onto the floor so we can share all the cute new things with you! We stepped up our slipper game with new llama must-haves and rolled out new Instagram worthy dresses. 

Be sure to stop by March 18th for the Apex Sidewalk Event! The Doodling Bug will have racks of cute goodies ready to be added to your wardrobe. Just look for the giant Peep in the window and you'll find us! 

Don't forget to stop and enjoy this wonderful weather, and, who knows? You may even be lucky enough to find a pot of gold while exploring Apex πŸ€

Wednesday, December 14, 2022

It's The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year!

How is it December already?!   It is truly the best time of the year!   It's a time for giving.  We have lots of gift ideas in the shoppe that would be perfect for your bestie, your mom, you sister and even great stocking stuffers for teens!  Be sure to come check them out!

Did you go to the Apex Christmas Parade?  Did you see us?   We were in the pink VW Bug with the giant lit wreath on the back and we had the Grinch riding around us on a pink tricycle!  It was hilarious.   All of us Shoppe Gals and our wonderful owner, Julie all piled into the bug!   So much fun!

We hope that you have a very Merry Christmas and the happiest of Holidays!  

-Shoppe Gal Katie

Wednesday, November 2, 2022

Happy November!

Hey y’all!  Shoppe Gal Kailey here!

Can you believe it’s already November? With the changing leaves and cozy sweater season approaching, this is one of my favorite times here at the shoppe.

As we gear up for an exciting holiday season, start your gift list by checking out our unique selection of adorable necklaces or grab a pen set suited to each member of your family! 

Shopping local is a great way to give back to the Apex community during the pre-holiday bustle.

Stay warm and we hope to see you all come by the shoppe!


Shoppe Gal Kailey

Friday, July 22, 2022

Wow! July has flown by!

Hey there!  Shoppe Gal Katie here! 

 Wow!  July has flown by, especially at The Doodling Bug!  Have you been in the shoppe lately?   

July has been filled with fun and excitement!   We celebrated the 4th of July by being open during the annual Old Fashioned 4th of July parade!   And this upcoming weekend is the Pig Fest!  

We also have new shoppe gals!  Stop into the shoppe and meet Celia and Elle!

We also have an awesome amount of new items!   Here are just a few of my favorites!

Be sure to stop in and see us!  We would love to see you!

Monday, June 6, 2022


 Shoppe Gal Miranda here excited that June is here! June is such an exciting month if you love summer, since it begins just a few weeks into the month. I love going to the beach over summer break. I am super excited about this June because I finally graduate high school. 

June is also super fun for clothes shopping because you can really get into brighter colors and white. The shoppe is full of fun colors, it is a real change of pace from winter. So fun to get to dress for warmer weather with tank tops and shorts. Hair up more often means always having earrings in which is also super fun to shop for too. 

Hope everyone enjoys the warm weather and June! Have a great Summer! <3