Monday, March 14, 2011

I found myself in "THAT" store!

Ok, so it is safe to say that I am not entirely ready for my two oldest girls to ‘grow up’.  Let me rephrase that, NOT READY AT ALL!  I am thinking that I am fine with dressing them in ruffled leggings, boutique tops, and Gymboree until they’re 20…them, not so much.  They began with their “I’m not wearing that” tantrums at 2 years old, but now it has gotten worse.  Bows are becoming almost obsolete, and if it’s not a headband FORGET IT! 
So, with my middle one turning ‘5’ today I thought I would do HER a favor and get her something from what she thinks is “the BEST store EVER”…Justice.  *Enter the sighs, moans, tears here*  No offense to that store, or those who like it, I’m just not a fan.  However, I am most likely in the minority of the population because every little girl we know just loves it!  I mean to a 5 or 6 year old what’s not to like????  Sparkles, peace signs, and funky hats galore!   
I found myself going in there, and you can picture me, with this horrid look on my face, relentlessly trying to find something for her birthday, but something that also ‘semi’ meets my requirements too.  I did happen to find a cute pair of gymnast shorts (she competes on a team level) and a polka dot tunic that was kinda sorta cute, but of course has this HUGE silver sequined bow across the whole left shoulder.  After settling on those items I went to check out and found myself looking at hair accessories…yes I said it…hair accessories!  I couldn’t believe how all of these stores are now offering them in different variations, and at such ridiculous prices.  They were probably the cheapest materials and headbands I have seen, and they started at 13.99! 
This is the part where I shamelessly plug The Bow Chick, LOL.  I am very lucky to make such items, for less expensive, more unique, and CUSTOM.  I am thrilled that so many of you have contacted me with “I have this dress I want you to coordinate”, or “I have this cool top but need a really cool bow to match” requests.  After seeing what’s out there, I don’t blame you.   I love being creative, and unique, and sharing that with everyone.
My point in this whole fear and loathing rant of Justice stores??  Sometimes you have to pick your battles.  Is letting my 5 and 6 year old get something from Justice going to shatter my world?  No (well, almost), but at least I know I can come home and do up some mega cool hair accessory to match, that I have the final say in!  Something unique, not stamped out, and much better quality J

**Don't forget...those that didn't win the Mega Giveaway last week, but DID post a comment here are eligible for a discount on your next order (just for participating)!  Email me for the promo code

Thursday, March 10, 2011

WINNER WINNER Chicken Dinner!

First, I want to THANK everyone for suggesting new fans to The Bow Chick Facebook site!  I am so excited about all the new things in the works, and equally excited about being able to do what I LOVE and sharing it with you J

The Giveaway was a little tricky…directing people to my *new* blog, and detailing contest rules.  But nonetheless, I appreciate your diligence in taking the time to enter, and to win a great prize J

The rules stated to ‘follow’ the blog, and ‘post a comment stating why you should win’.  (15 people in total posted a comment)   I then used to ‘randomly’ select the winner.

And without further ado………………………………………………. 

Post #15, Julie is the WINNER, the lucky recipient of $25 in Bow Chick credit!!!  *Julie, please email me for further details*

BUT, because those that did participate, and took the time to share with me your <3 cute <3 stories on why you would love to win, I am including a special prize for you too! 

The remaining 14 people who posted comments will get 20% off your next Bow Chick purchase of $20 or more (before shipping). 
**email me for your online coupon code**

Once again, THANKS for participating!  ~Stay tuned for the Referral Contest Winner as well!

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Better late than never...200 Fan Giveaway time!!!

I have promised since we were at 120 fans that when we hit 200 we would have a BIG.HUGE.MEGA Giveaway, along with special deals.  I have been posting specials on certains items the past two days, and now, the GIVEAWAY announcement :)

So...drum roll pahhhhhleeeasse...............
The winner of the contest will receive $25 in The Bow Chick credit!  That could be like 3 headbands, lots of bows, a stash of clippies, whatever you'd like :-D

To enter the giveaway you must do the following:
-Become a 'follower' of The Bow Chick Blog
-Post a comment under this post, stating why you want/need to win the giveaway

The kicker??  Time is limited!  You only have until 12 midnight tomorrow, Wednesday, March 9th.
At the conclusion, all entries will be tallied and a winner will be chosen by

THANKS TO ALL FOR SUGGESTING THE BOW CHICK and helping us to get to 200 Fans!!

I blog...because I am BOWutiful!

Welcome to The Bow Chick Blog!  Eeeeks...I'm excited, nervous, happy all in one :)  I am new to the whole blog scene, so bear with me.

Q:  So, why start a blog??
A:  Well, as The Bow Chick continues to expand, I want to have as many portals as possible to keep my customers informed and up-to-date as possible.  If you don't already know, my Etsy shop is behind on updates.  Bad thing??....not necessarily!  I have had so many of you reach out to me via e-mail requesting 'custom orders' that those, of course, take first priority.  In addition, Facebook has become a WONDERFUL venue for communicating special deals & my latest and greatest products.  I am always using Facebook to share new products, status updates, and ask opinions. 

So what does all that mean?  It means I am thrilled to be able to accessorize your little sweeties, and maybe even you!  So, my Etsy shop isn't the 'be all, end all'.  I encourage you to contact me, at any time, with ANY custom request. 

The Bow Chick officially opened the week after Christmas, and in 2 1/2 months we are already doing so many fun and exciting things...with more on the horizon!

If you've found yourself here...WELCOME!  Check back often for updates - like later today, for a BIG GIVEAWAY announcement :-D

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