Monday, March 2, 2015

Printable St. Patrick's Day Lunch Box Notes

Top O' the Mornin' To Ya! With St. Patrick's Day just a few weeks away, we wanted to share some fun new Lunch Box notes! As always, we have a combination of silly jokes, a fun fact, a sweet note and blank cards for writing your own personal messages. 

We hope your kids love these new cards! You can download them {HERE}.

And stay tuned for our Easter Lunch box notes coming soon!

Monday, February 2, 2015

Our Favorite FREE Valentine's Day Printables

If you are new to our shop & blog, you may have missed some of the fabulous Valentine's Day printables we shared last year! We have everything from printable BINGO games, treat tags, school Valentine cards, planner printables and more! Check out all of our goodies below!

{perfect for preschool and elementary school} 

And don't forget about our fabulous Valentine's Day lunchbox notes!!

Monday, January 19, 2015

Two Lucky Winners!!

We just want to thank you all SO MUCH for entering our "We Love our Customers" giveaway!! 2 lucky winners have been selected to receive a $50 Shop Credit to ThePolkaDotPosie{Printables} to use  in 2015! 

Congrats to both ladies!!! You have 48 hours to email us at ThePolkaDotPosiePrintables{at}gmail{dot}com to claim your shop credit. 

Thank you all again for sharing your wonderful and inspiriting goals, resolutions and dreams for 2015! We wish you all a happy, healthy & organized new year!!

Saturday, January 17, 2015

Printable Valentine's Day Lunch Box Notes

We are so excited to share our newest Lunch Box notes!! We hope you don't mind that we skipped the jokes this time (don't worry…we have lots of great St. Patrick's Day sillies for our next set).

We just wanted to spend this month focusing on L.O.V.E. What we love about our Valentine's Day Lunch Box set is that these little notes can be used as miniature valentines, treat bag tags or stickers, planner note cards and more! Get creative and have fun!

You can download our FREE Valentines Day Lunch Box Notes HERE.

* If you love the adorable "Perfect Pair" cliparts used in this set, be sure to check out Jessica Weible Illustrations on Etsy.

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

We LOVE Our Customers!

Hello, friends! It has been an incredibly busy start to 2015 for us, and we realize that our poor blog and Facebook page have been a little neglected. We thank you all for your patience as we got caught up from the holidays and New Year. 

But now the fun part can begin!! We have been working like busy little bees to come out with some fun new items in both of our shops and we can't WAIT to show them to you in the coming weeks. In addition to our new shop items, we are also going to be sharing a bunch of fun Valentine's Day treats, including new Lunch Box Notes, Printable Treat Boxes, Love Coupons, Planner printables and more!!! Be sure to follow along here and on our Facebook page for all of those goodies. 

And speaking of goodies…we have a VERY special goodie to share with all of you today. Over the holidays, we received so many wonderful messages, pictures and feedback from our fabulous customers and every time we read one of those messages, it filled our hearts with so much joy. And since so many of you took the time to share some love with us, we wanted to share some love with you. 

That's right friends…TWO lucky people will win a $50 shop credit to ThePolkaDotPosie{Printables}. The credit is good all year and it can be used on anything in our printables shop, including chore charts, party invitations, and more! You can spend it all at once to build the perfect planner, or you can save it for items as you need them throughout the year. The choice is yours!!


Because not everyone has a Facebook account, and because not everyone makes it to our blog each day, we've deiced to choose one winner from our Facebook page, and one winner from our blog. The same rules/comments apply for both.

* To enter, you must leave a comment letting us know what your 2015 Goals and Resolutions are. Better yet…what are your dreams for 2015 :)

* You must have a valid email address to receive the prize and you must respond within 48 hours after winners are chosen, or a new winner will be selected.

* All the same policies and Terms of Use apply to printables purchased with the shop credit.

* You may enter this giveaway on Facebook AND our blog to double your chances of winning, but the same person cannot win twice :)

Good luck, everyone! You have until this Sunday night to enter {January 18th}. Winners will be selected and posted on Monday.

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

2015 Goals & Resolutions: Our New Shop Goal & A Free Printable To Start the New Year

It is hard to believe that we are just hours away from saying goodbye to 2014. What an absolutely INCREDIBLE year this has been for our families and our shops! 

Last New Years Eve, my mom and I talked on the phone about our goals for ThePolkaDotPosie and the one thing we both agreed to do in 2014 was make the shop a priority. Since we opened in 2012, our shop has been more of a hobby. A place where we could display some of the things we enjoyed making in our free time. But thanks to the amazing support from our friends, family and loyal customers…word started to spread about our shops and suddenly we were getting a steady amount of orders. Filling these orders on our very little "free time" was not working out. We realized that if we were truly going to grow our business, we would have to make the shop a priority and dedicate time each day to filling orders and designing new products. 

And so we did just that.

We scheduled "work time" in our planners and we spent every free moment we had in our office or sewing room. We sacrificed time on other things in our lives and gave up some of our other hobbies in order to grow our little business. But our dreams were coming true…ThePolkaDotPosie was GROWING and we were so overwhelmed with excitement…we didn't dare think of slowing down. We said "yes" to every custom order that came our way and we never turned down the opportunity to make someone the perfect planner or the perfect bridesmaid bags for their wedding. We were honored to be asked and we still beam with pride when we see pictures shared on our Facebook wall. This has been the most rewarding year for us in SO MANY ways and we have all of YOU to thank for it.

We hope that 2015 is just as successful and rewarding as this past year has been, but we also know that our priorities need a little adjusting again. The "work time" that we scheduled the beginning of this year was not supposed to cut into time with our family, time with our church, time with our hobbies, time with our other jobs and responsibilities and most importantly, time with ourselves. We were supposed to find a healthy balance of all those things and well…let's just say we did NOT find that balance. Ha! We worked tirelessly to keep up on emails and shop questions, fill regular orders, create new products AND complete custom orders. But in doing so, we had to cut into time on those other things that are important to us. And that, friends, is where our 2015 goal comes into the picture.

We realize that if we are going to find that balance in our lives, we are going to have to reassess how we use our scheduled "work time." As much as we love custom work and the one-on-one experience it gives us with our customers, it is an incredibly time consuming process.  My mom and I both have a 2-page list of exciting and fun new projects we want to work on and complete for our shops. Also, we have big plans for our shop blog and Facebook page and BOTH need a serious makeover and reorganization. Our To Do list is quite long for the New Year and if we are going to make time for these things and continue to provide the kind of customer service we pride ourselves on, something has to give.

And so, after a LOT of thought and consideration, my mom and I have decided we will not be taking on any new custom projects for the time being. We do not have an exact "end date" in mind, but please know that we will eventually offer custom work again in the future. We just want to start 2015 with some necessary maintenance and find the time we need to work on new items and inventory. We just know you will LOVE everything we have in store for both shops this year. Many of these new items have been requested by you, and others have come from late-night inspiration. We hope to post a little teaser of these new items next week in our "Get Organized in 2015" post {so stay tuned}.

Thank you all again for making our dreams come true in 2014. It brings tears to our eyes when we think of how far our little shop has come. We owe it all to YOU!!

Wishing everyone a Happy, Healthy, BALANCED 2015 :) We encourage you to join us today in writing our your goals and resolutions for the new year. We have this free printable available in all 3 planner sizes and you can download your copy HERE.

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Printable Christmas Lunch Box Notes

When I was a kid, the weeks between Thanksgiving and Christmas were the most exciting of the whole year. I remember my mom would slip Christmas cookies in my lunch and write me little notes reminding how many days it was until Santa arrived :)

As an adult, Christmas is still my favorite time of year and I had SO MUCH FUN making this month's Lunch Box notes. There is a mix of holiday themed jokes, blank cards for writing personal notes, a Santa countdown, a reminder to "Do something Sweet for Someone" and a favorite Christmas quote from The Grinch. I hope you enjoy using these as much as I enjoyed making them.

You can download our Christmas Lunch Box Notes HERE.