Friday, February 17, 2012

...something borrowed something BLUE

I'm giddy with excitement over a new product I will be adding to my shop.  (Yes, I did say shop, lol).  I have been slowly, but surely, trying to migrate to having an online Big Cartel "shop" where some of my items are continually stocked to make it easier for all of you to browse, get ideas, and order.

With that being said, I've been in a fun, creative {wedding} mode.  My only sister is getting married in September and I've been overflowing with unique & beautiful ideas.  I have been wanting for a LONG time to sit down and design an amazing Bridal Garter that is truly one of a kind.  I finally did and I have to say I LOVE it! 

You will notice that there are 2 garters pictured...and yes, 1 for the Bride and one to toss! 

Here comes the fun part...The Bow Chick 1st ever *BRIDAL GIVEAWAY*! 

Yes, 1 lucky person will WIN this Bridal Garter Set.  This gorgeous vintage inspired package is valued at $45. 

Here are the rules:

1.  Share this link
2.  Pin the item on my store website
3.  Like The Bow Chick on Facebook

When you have done ALL 3, comment below stating why you'd like to be the lucky recipient of this fabulous bridal set ;)

Thanks for playing...and someone is going to be one lucky girl!


Monday, January 2, 2012

ALL of my customers are {ahh-mazing}...and the winner of the photo contest

I think I have the BEST.CUSTOMERS.EVER and I wanted to celebrate my 1 year grand opening anniversary by giving $25 shop credit to one of you ;)  I was so overwhelmed by the awesome response.  All of you have crazy {cute} kids too...for real! ;)

The rules were simple:  The photo with the MOST 'Likes' is the *winner*.  I did not personally 'endorse/promote' any of the photos, as you probably noticed I didn't 'Like' any of them (that was intentional).  However, I think they were all awesome, that's why for just submitting a photo to the contest you receive a *goodie* from me this week in the mail ;)  So keep a look out!

Without further ado, the photo with the most 'Likes' is................

(Cristin Lehnert please contact me to receive your gift)

AND...because there was a close second with a TON of likes too...this little one will win a $10 shop credit to The Bow Chick.

(Theresa Caswell please contact me to receive your gift)

Thank you ALL for playing along! 

Sunday, January 1, 2012

Our 2012 'Kindness' Project

"I think what’s important for kids to know is that your decisions here on earth matter, your behavior matters and how you treat other people matters."
-Matt Damon; American actor

I make it a point, each and every day, to reinforce good behavior in my children (as we all do).  Anything from the usual, "Say Thank You", to the "Why don't you go out of your way today to talk to a new friend at school who could use SMILE?"  Do I always do a great job at it - - not necessarily :(  These conversations are usually quick ones as we're putting on clothes, brushing our teeth, hair, and eating cereal all at the SAME TIME!  I'm sure most of the time the girls are just nodding in agreement to make me go onto the next topic.  And this habit isn't JUST directed at the kids, it's at myself as well.  A simple reminder that small things DO matter, and it could be some random act that could literally make a huge difference in someone's day, or even life. 

I'm not one for New Year's resolutions, at all!  To be honest, I don't think I have ever had one.  This isn't a resolution for our family, but a 12 month 'project'.  My goal is very simple:  Kindness.  With working outside the home 3 days/week, running a small business, 4 kids under age 6 (and all their activities) I always struggle to find time to volunteer, or do the charitable things I wish I could.  Sure, we make a point to sponsor a family every year around the holiday, and donate to organizations and charities, but not to the extent we should.  And, it's not just about giving monetary gifts, but it's about donating our time or sharing things that can't be bought - a smile, a thank you card, etc...

I've shared with you my LOVE for Pinterest (lol), and have to say this wasn't a Pinterest idea.  I know...shocker!  *I can't say that a couple things I found on there didn't give me other ideas about how to make this FUN for the family though :) 

We have, effective today, a basket that sits smack dab in the middle of our computer desk.  it contains 12 envelopes, one for every month.  Each month contains an 'Act of Kindness'.

These gestures contained in each envelope are bigger gestures, things that are going to be a family affair.  We will be opening each envelope at the beginning of every month and working together to accomplish the Act of Kindness.  All of us brainstormed ideas and penned them to paper.  *Here is a sampling below.

The second part of the project are small, weekly Acts of Kindness.  Contained in the jar below are a bunch of things on paper that the girls will draw from every Monday.  They are smaller gestures that they will do each week.  This is merely a means to once again instill in them the power of kind behavior on a daily basis, but to make it FUN too.

I'm hoping this to be a successful, fun, family project for 2012...and one that you will share! 


Thursday, August 25, 2011

{Game Night} it all works ;)

To keep everyone up to speed with Game Nights, and how they ya go!

What are they???
I will periodically pick a night to share via Facebook a grouping of items (anywhere from 10-30 items) at a reduced price.  All different types of pieces are offered - anything from clips, to headbands, to bows!

How does it work???
I will upload a picture of each item for sale 1 by 1.  I will clearly state the description of the item (Details, Price, Qty available, etc).  The first person to comment with their email address gets the item. 

At the conclusion of the game I will send invoices (totaling all the items purchased) to your email address via PayPal.

*Important Note:
- The items are NOT *free*.
- If payment is not made within 2 days, your invoice/purchases will be canceled.

Happy Playing!!

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

It's a week of contests! :)

Ok, so in addition to the 'Photo' contest that is currently running (see previous blog post on how YOU can win $10 off your next Bow Chick purchase of $30 or more), I am adding another.

I think 500 is a lovely number, and I would love to hit that milestone of Facebook fans on or before Thursday.  Share the The Bow Chick with friends, and encourage them to say that 'you' sent them on my Wall.  The lucky person to refer my 500th Fan gets 1 item (up to $10 in value) *FREE*!  Yup, so you basically get $10 in credit ;)

**A couple ways/tips on how to share...there isn't a 'share' button anymore :(  BUT, you can copy and paste The Bow Chick Facebook Page link in your status, or you can 'tag' The Bow Chick in a post/status too.

Share away friends!  I THANK YOU ALL for being so wonderful, and allowing me to do something I just love!

Monday, August 22, 2011

Everybody Loves a Contest!

Summer is coming to an end, the air is feeling more fall’like every day, and I’m bummed.  BUT, Fall is my favorite time of the year!  And to kick start the ‘Back to School’ season, I am giving one lucky customer the chance to get $10 off your order of $30 or more.  And, what makes this so great is that it CAN be applied to your {GAME NIGHT} purchases!  So, coupled with the already *crazy* good prices offered that night, someone will cash in on MEGA good deals ;)

How do YOU get entered??!!
Post a picture of someone wearing one of your previous Bow Chick purchases to my Wall.  Your name will then be entered into the chance to win $10 off $30!
*Contest begins NOW and ends Thursday @ GAME TIME (9 pm EST).  Winner to be announced before the game begins.

Sunday, June 19, 2011

4th of July Hat winner!...AND a 2 hour *sale*!!!!

I am am super excited about my new line of accessories, and even more excited that I can share one of my first pieces with one lucky Facebook fan.  It is seriously TOO cute!  Many thanks to The Sweet Sugar Beet (  for helping make these hats even more fabulous with her ahhh-mazing flowers.  You will thank me for introducing you to her, but your pocket book will not, lol.  You will want one of everything!

And now...drum roll pahleeeassse!!!!!!!!!! .......................
The randomly selected winner of one of the 4th of July Boutique Bow Chick Top Hats is........................
*Courtney Bennett Elliott

Congratulations Courtney, contact me to claim your hat, just in time for the 4th! :)

Now (8 pm EST) until 10 pm tonight BUY 1, get 1 50% any items!  *Not valid on past, present, or future orders* 
If you don't see something in my shop/FB that you like, this IS valid on a custom request.  For example, if you see something listed on FB, or in my Etsy shop you like, but would prefer a different color/color combination.  Please email me with your request and I will set up a listing for you.

THANKS THANKS THANKS SO MUCH to all who are now a fan of The Bow Chick, and all who 'shared' my page.  I frequently run deals for FB fans only, so check back often!