Friday, November 23, 2012

LAST DAY for Custom Orders + A Black Friday Special

Happy Black Friday PolkaDotPosie friends!! 

Today is the LAST DAY for all custom orders, including our Rosie Posie Necklaces, totes, hooded bath towels, etc. After today, we will only have a select number of ready-made items available in the shop for the remainder of the holiday season.

And when you shop today, be sure to check out our great Black Friday Specials!!!

Happy Shopping!!

Some other dates to make note of:

December 10th: Last day for holiday cards
December 17-January 1: Shop closed for the holidays :-)

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

A Printable to be "Thankful" For

Happy Thanksgiving week friends!

If any of you are looking for a great addition to your Thanksgiving centerpiece or need a teacher/hostess gift...then you've come to the right place!

We have a special FREE printable that's perfect for letting someone know just how thankful you are for them. You can print this topper in any size and use it in a bouquet of mums or even as a topper for a batch of Thanksgiving treats. The possibilities are endless.

To download your tag, click here.

Happy Thanksgiving everyone!!

Monday, October 29, 2012

Christmas Organizing Printables to get you in the Holiday Spirit...a Little Early

Looking to get a jumpstart on your christmas organizing? Then today is your lucky day! We have some fabulous FREE printables to help get you in the holiday spirit!!

Keep track of all your early holiday shopping with SANTA'S SECRET GIFT LIST...

Keep track of all your holiday wrapping supplies, home decor and stocking stuffers with SANTA'S SUPPLY INVENTORY list...

Start jotting down holiday travel plans and party dates in the DECEMBER CALENDAR...

Start making a master list of all of your Christmas card recipients with this CARDS TO SEND LIST...

Keep track of your holiday spending with our NEW CHRISTMAS BUDGET LOG...

Plan your holiday feast with our NEW MENU PLANNER...

And finally, start planning your list of Advent activities with this Advent Activities Calendar.

All of the printables shared above are sized for  8.5 x 11" binders or planners, but if you have a mini binder or planner cover (like Arc Junior), we also offer these printables in 5.5 x 8.5". The set is designed to be run front-to-back in order and then cut down the middle. If you need more detailed instructions for printing your small pages, please visit this post.

There will be LOTS more holiday printables to come :-)

Happy Christmas everyone!!!

{All printables shared on are for personal use only. Please feel free to share and pin as much as you'd like, but just be sure to link back to either this post or the posts on Thank you!}

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Holiday Card WINNER!!!!!

Good Morning Friends!!

As promised, we have selected the winner of our fabulous Holiday Card Giveaway and the lucky lady is commenter #26...

Cate from Random Crafty Georgia Girl!!!

Congratulations! selected you out of 50 entries!! Woohoo! 

We will be in touch with you soon to discuss your CUSTOM Holiday Card!!

Thanks to all who entered!

Be sure to check out all of the great printable holiday cards and invitations we have to offer this season!  Printing your cards at home is a great way to save money and get a little crafty. And if you don't see something you like in our shop, be sure to send us an email to discuss all of our custom options :-)

Thursday, October 18, 2012

The Fabulous Christmas Card Giveaway!

We are excited to announce that Christmas has arrived at ThePolkaDotPosie!!!

We have a great new line of premade holiday cards and invitations available in the shop...

And we have some fabulous new stocking stuffers on the way!!

To help us celebrate the arrival of Christmas, we are hosting a fabulous GIVEAWAY!!!!

One lucky reader will win their own printable CUSTOM HOLIDAY CARD or INVITATION!!!

You tell us what you love and we will design an original card or invitation just for you! Center your card around a beautiful picture, or keep it simple with a classic look. Are you hosting a holiday cocktail or tacky Christmas Sweater party? We can make anything you are looking for!!

Here's how to enter:
1. Leave a comment on this post telling us your favorite part of the holiday season!! {earns one entry}

2. Follow ThePolkaDotPosie Blog and leave a separate comment letting us know that you did so {earns one additional entry}

3. Follow ThePolkaDotPosie on Facebook and leave a separate comment letting us know that you did so {earns one additional entry}

4. Follow ThePolkaDotPosie on Twitter and leave a separate comment letting us know that you did so {earns one additional entry}

And that's it!!! No need to Tweet, Blog or Facebook about the giveaway...unless you want to of course. We don't want you to have to work for your gift. Ha!

You have until midnight on Monday, October 22nd. The winner will be announced in our Stocking Suffer post on Tuesday :-)

Thanks so much for stopping by today friends!!! Let the holiday season begin!!

Sunday, September 30, 2012

"Happy Fall" Treat Bags & a Free Printable

Sometimes the best gifts are the ones we weren't expecting. Brighten someone's day today by giving them a special "Happy Fall" treat! You can bake cookies, fill a mason jar with some apple butter or even put together a treat bag of some of your favorite goodies...

Then just top it off with some cute ribbon and one of our adorable FREE "Happy Fall" tags!! You can download a sheet of 2" tags here.

Happy Fall everyone!!!

{All printables shared on are for personal use only. Please feel free to share and pin as much as you'd like, but just be sure to link to back to either this post or website. Thank you!}

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Celebrate Back-to-School with The Polka Dot Posie!!

Happy Tuesday everyone!!! As promised, I am here with a very special treat from our shop!! We are celebrating back-to-school by offering all of our fabulous customers 12% off their ENTIRE ORDER!!!

Besides the holiday season, this is my FAVORITE time of year. It's my Mom's too. We love any excuse to get organized and buy a new tote (or two) and so we wanted to share some of our favorite back-to-school items from The Polka Dot Posie.

First up, we have our darling Rosie Posie Ruffle Totes!!!

 These make the perfect book bag. It's light enough to carry around all day on campus, but because it's made of canvas, it's also incredibly durable and will hold up to even the heaviest load of homework. This size is also great for teachers :-)

And because these totes have been so popular, we've decided to offer a smaller version for the little ladies in your life. This is our BRAND NEW Mini Rosie Posie Ruffle Tote!!

This tote is perfect for preschool, the library, ballet and dance class, the name it!!! The colors are bright and fun and will carry right into fall and winter.

And speaking of mini totes, let's not forget our adorable Grab-&-Go Toddler Bag!!

It comes in a variety of different polkadot fabrics and you can personalize it with your child's name. Again, this is the perfect bag for busy kiddies. It also makes a WONDERFUL gift so keep that in mind for the upcoming holidays :-)

Another great item that we LOVE for back to school is our fabulous Rosie Posie iPad/BookReader/Laptop Case!

If you're hard on your iPad, Nook, Kindle or Laptop and are constantly throwing it into bags, carrying it from room to room in your house, throwing it on the seat (or floor) of your car every morning, etc...then why not give it a little extra protection with one of these adorable, yet functional, Rosie Posie Tech Cases!! The thick padding and soft flannel lining will help protect your gadgets even if you forget to be gentle with them. We can size these cases for any tablet, book reader or laptop.

And speaking of protecting your fancy equipment, don't forget about our incredibly popular Grab & Go Camera Bags!!!

This camera bag has been a life saver for me and if you are sending a student off to college with a brand new smart and send it in one of these bags. The extra thick padding on all sides and plastic, water-resistant bottom will ensure your camera makes it safely to school...and back home :-)

In addition to all of our wonderful totes, bags and cases, we also have some wonderful accessories to help keep you and your kids organized this school year. We have our Wristlet Key Fobs in a bunch of fun colors...

As well as our Small and Medium Rosie Posie Zipper Bags to keep all of your supplies and odds-and-ends organized in your school bag.

And once all of the necessities are purchased for back-to-school...we can focus on what really looking cute in new back-to-school clothes. I promise we have a Rosie Posie Necklace to coordinate with every outfit in your closet :-)

Now is the time to stock up and save, friends!!!! Just remember to enter code BACKTOSCHOOL12 at checkout to receive your 12% off!!! But hurry...this coupon code ends on Labor Day!!

Wishing everyone a very productive and FUN school year!!!

Monday, June 25, 2012

Free 4th of July Printable Tags or Cupcake Toppers

My mom and I are such suckers for patriotic colors! We love anything red, white and blue...especially if polka dots are involved :-)

So even though we aren't hosting our own 4th of july party this year, we do have a few to attend. There are going to be a bunch of kiddies at these parties and I really wanted to find a cute, simple treat that I can wrap in a cello bag and tie with some cute ribbon and a patriotic tag. That way, kids can either dive in at the party, or save them for later.

I was able to spend a little time this weekend making up some super cute printable tags that can also work as darling cupcake toppers. They are already sized for a 2" punch, so all you have to do is print, punch and go! You can download the free file for yourself here.

I've seen a million darling 4th of July treats floating around Pinterest this past week, but these are two of my favorites because they meet all of my criteria: CUTE, SIMPLE and ADORABLE!

We make rice cirpsy cut-outs at our house for every holiday and I love these star cut outs with red, white and blue sprinkles. You can find the recipe and instructions from Kraft here.

And really, what kid (or adult) doesn't like an Oreo pop? I know I can eat about 5 myself. They are SO easy to assemble and if you spice them up with holiday sprinkles, you have an adorable treat to share at a party. You can find instructions on how to make these by visiting Makoodle here.

So many few holidays :-)

Well I hope you enjoy your free printables! Be sure to leave a comment and let us know what you use them for this 4th of July!!

* Please Note: All free printables created by The Polka Dot Posie are for PERSONAL USE ONLY. Feel free to share as much as you like, but please be sure to link back to our site. Thank you and enjoy!!*

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Our New Rosie Posie iPad Cases are HERE!!!!

I don't know about you, but one of the things I love most about getting a new gadget is buying a super cute case to go with it.

But the problem I often run into when looking for these cute cases is that if they are functional (padded, protective, etc.) they are usually missing the cuteness factor. Or vice versa. 

So when we launched The Polka Dot Posie shop, we knew we would have to offer tech-lovers like us a cute AND functional case.

And that is how our FABULOUS Rosie Posie iPad Case came to be...

But don't let the name fool you. This gorgeous case isn't just for iPads. With all of the different tablets, book readers and laptops on the market...we know that offering just one option isn't enough.

So all of our Rosie Posie cases can be CUSTOMIZED to fit ANY gadget that you own!!! From iPads to Kindles to Nooks...we can do it all. 

You can also choose from one of our great fabrics shown above, or send us a message if you have a specific pattern or color in mind.

And remember..these cases are not just cute...they are functional too! They have:

* A zipper closure to keep your gadget safely inside.

* Quarter inch padding on all sides to resist and bumps or bruises.

* Soft black flannel lining to prevent scratching.

These also make a fantastic gift, especially if you accompany it with a new iPad or book reader for someone (hint hint hubby :-)

Well thanks so much for stopping by today! We hope you love our new Rosie Posie iPad Cases as much as we do! Until next time friends!

Friday, June 1, 2012

Fabulous New Items & Updates to Our Favorite Products

It's been almost 3 weeks since my mom and I launched The Polka Dot Posie and I cannot BELIEVE how much love and support we have received so far. It actually brings us both to tears when we think about how many friends and family members have shared our links, passed out business cards, posted pictures and shared WONDERFUL reviews. We can't believe how many people have purchased our goodies and then took the time to rave about everything on Etsy, Facebook, Twitter, blogs and even through text message. We are so so SO blessed to have all of you in our lives.

In just three short weeks, my mom and I have already come up with about 100 new items we want to make and sell. And the list just keeps on growing. We have also been given some wonderful suggestions from people and we want you all to know that a line of iPad, iPhone and book reader cases is on the horizon :-)

Some of the other great suggestions we have had came from our loyal customers, who willingly became our guinea pigs. Thanks to all of you, we have now made some wonderful changes to a few of our favorite products. For example:

New Adjustable Straps and Easy Closure Snaps for our Grab & Go Camera Bags

When my mom first designed our camera bags, we were under the impression that a standard strap length would work for everyone. And for the most part we think it has, especially based on some of the great reviews we've received. However, we did notice how our bags hung on some of our less-tall customers and we realized that an adjustable strap would probably be an awesome option.

And so, we are pleased to announce that from now on, all Grab & Go camera bags will come with a fabulous adjustable strap like this...

We think this is an excellent new feature, as are our new snaps. Long gone are the days of having to line up your snap to make it close. We found wonderful magnetic snaps that are built right into the fabric and catch as soon as you fold over the flap. Easy peasy!!

A More Vibrant Selection of Rosie Posie Fabrics for Necklaces and Other Accessories

Although we still love all the colors we offer in our Rosie Posie necklaces and accessories, my mom has fallen in love with Kona Cotton. Our rosettes roll much nicer and the selection of colors they have to choose from is just incredible. Here is a look at our new sample page and all the beautiful options you now have to chose from:

I am IN LOVE with the salmon, coral, canary and violet right now. Peridot is also another beautiful color for summer, as well as the deep blue, and I can't wait to "test" all these new necklaces. Ha! Please know that if you were in love with one of our other "retired" colors, or even if you have a specific color in mind for a special event, please don't hesitate to contact us. My mom can almost always accommodate :-)

And if you want to know a little secret...we will be offering MINI Rosie Posie Necklaces in the near future. They are perfect for toddlers and little girls and thy will come in all of the colors pictured above. You can see Addie is wearing one in this picture :-)

More Fabric Options for our Camera Bags and Rosie Posie Ruffle Totes

If you follow me on Facebook or Twitter, you've probably already noticed that we've listed some beautiful new bags the last few days and there are more to come!!!

Rosie Posie Medium Zipper Bag Wristlet Option

My good friends Ashley and Carol told us that they plan to use their Rosie Posie Medium Zipper Pouch as a little clutch purse.

Carol got super creative and tied ribbon onto her zipper to make her bag a wristlet. What a FABULOUS idea! And then two days later, Ashley e-mailed me and said, " there any way you guys can make your medium zipper pouch a wristlet?" So it was settled. Our fabulous Rosie Posie Medium Zipper Pouch will now come with a wristlet option. Sample pictures to come...

More Options in Invitations and Printables 

I have been so caught up in all the excitement of our store launch, I haven't' dedicated enough time to growing my collection of digital invitations and cupcake toppers. But just so you all know, I am OPEN FOR CUSTOM ORDERS!!! If you have a theme or color pallet in mind for a birthday, shower, graduation party, work event, etc., I am happy to work with you to design and customize the PERFECT invitation for your event.

Right now I have a small, but cute inventory of kids birthday invitations for sale on our site...

But I hope to grow this tremendously this summer :-) 


Do you see what a difference only 3 weeks makes? We are already trying to improve on our wonderful inventory and we hope in addition to that, we will be able to bring you LOTS of new goodies on a regular basis. Right now, we are looking to list a new item each week if possible. So...we thought we would start with this weeks BRAND NEW ITEM: The Wristlet Key Fob!!

I would say on average, I lose my keys about twice a day. They are either at the bottom of my purse or lost in my car because they fell out of my hand while trying to get the kids out. Keys are just one more thing to juggle each day so what I LOVE about these new key fobs is that you can just slip your keys around your wrist and have two free hands to load and unload. No more losing more messing with them.

I know there are a lot of great key fobs on the market but what we love about ours is the clip we use, instead of those AWFUL tight rings that you can never ever EVER get open. We also have a lot of fun, bright, ready-to-ship colors for you to choose from.

We can also make these key fobs in any of the colors in our Rosie Posie collection, or you can request a specific color scheme or pattern. We will always do our best to accommodate :-) And the best part...they are only $5!!


Some of our very best product ideas have come from great friends, family and customers and we hope that all of you will continue to inspire us. If you already know of an item you would LOVE to see us offer, leave a comment here!!

Thanks for stopping by today friends!! New items coming next week!!

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Our New Grab & Go Camera Bag: JUST LISTED!!!

We are so excited about our Grab & Go Camera bags and all the success we have had with them so far. Mine has made a trip to the park, ballet rehearsal, my husband's softball game and every family party for the last two months. It has taken two dives off the kitchen counter and still kept my fancy camera safe. I just can't say enough about this bag.

And...we have a fabulous new addition to the bag that we think will make it even more perfect for everyone. Every Grab & Go Camera Bag will now have an adjustable strap so that you can get the perfect fit. This will also allow you to carry the bag over the shoulder or cross body.

In addition to the new straps, we have been purchasing some fabulous new fabrics to offer you even more options. Our latest bag to be listed is this fabulous Black, Yellow and Gray print.

We've also been asked to offer some "Man Friendly" prints so we are hoping to list some of those in the future as well. you own a Grab & Go Camera Bag yet? 

Monday, May 7, 2012

FREE Mother's Day & Teacher Appreciation Printables

Happy Monday everyone!! 

It's hard to believe that Mother's Day is already this weekend! I used to be someone who had Mother's Day gifts for my mom planned out WELL in advance. And perhaps some of you are on the ball this year and already have your beautiful crafts and gifts completed and wrapped. For those of you that accomplished the task early this year...I applaud you.

But if somehow, in the hustle and bustle of every day life, you procrastinated on your Mother's Day gifts and are desperately searching the internet for some sweet, thoughtful, EASY gifts for your are in luck. I have some really great gift ideas that you can personalize with your own tag/topper. 

AND...if you also failed to plan ahead for Teacher Appreciation Week this week...I've got you covered there too :-)

Because I am both a mom AND a teacher...I know how important it is to be recognized this week for all the hard work that mothers and teachers accomplish throughout the year. They are tough jobs! But just because I like to be thanked and recognized, doesn't mean I require lavish gifts (although I certainly wouldn't hand back a gift certificate for a massage or a trip to the salon for a mani/pedi) Ha!

But truthfully...simple and/or handmade gifts are often the most special to receive (and make!). So here is a list of wonderful things you can share with your mothers and teachers:

1. Potted or hanging plants.

The only thing better than getting a beautiful bunch of roses in a vase for Mother's Day or Teacher Appreciation Week is getting a potted or hanging plant that I can enjoy the entire season. You can also find big BEAUTIFUL plants for about half the price of a bunch of roses, so consider that before you call the florist. Then of course, you can attach one of these cute toppers to a bamboo skewer or lollipop stick and just stick it in the plant! I think our teachers will be receiving one with a "Thank You for Helping us Grow" tag :-)

2. A box of cupcakes or muffins.

Baking cupcakes and muffins is an EASY way to get your kids in on the fun. They can help you mix and pour and when they give them to you, or Nana, or their teacher...they can honestly say, "I HELPED!". To spice of the presentation, buy a cute little cupcake box (they have them at Michaels and other stores in the baking section). Then just tie on a tag and you are set! Or, display them on a plate and use the printables as cupcake toppers!

3. A bouquet of pencils...or handpicked flowers...or Sharpies (if that's your thing :-)

Making a simple bouquet out of anything from pencils to handpicked flowers from the yard is another easy, inexpensive way to say "Thank You" and "I Love you". Tie them off with a cute piece of ribbon and one of these tags and you are all set :-)

4. A mason jar full of their favorite candy or snack.

I am a HUGE fan of mason jars and even something as simple as a bag of M&Ms looks more special in a jar tied with a cute ribbon and a tag.

5. A gift card tied with ribbon and a tag.

Okay okay...giftcards are pretty awesome and no mother or teacher can resist them. It's the perfect gift to get (that's not homemade :-). But if you are going to give a gift card, give it a personal touch with a colored envelope and tie it with some bakers twine or ribbon. And of course, attach a cute tag :-)

You see...making Mother's Day and Teacher Appreciation Week special can be simple and easy. I promise you that even taking the time to simply say, "Thank You for all that you do" will make any mother or teacher smile :-)

But if you are rushing to the store today like I am, be sure to download a tag before you go. Here is a link to all 3 pictured above:

THANK YOU to all the amazing mother's and teachers out there!!

Saturday, April 7, 2012

Welcome to Our Dream!!

Happy Launch Day everyone!! We are SO EXCITED to be here and posting from our fabulous new blog!!! This shop has been a dream of ours for a very long time and to finally have it up and running is truly a dream come true.

So far, a lot of friends and family have asked us where we got our name. be honest...this wasn't the first name we chose. We had many names in the running but none of them seemed to fit just right. So we started  brainstorming and making lists because that's just what we do. 

We make lists. 

And craft. And drink coffee. And buy the same shirt in 6 different colors. And obsess over polka dots.


That was the moment we knew our name had to have a polka dot in it. So after a few texts back and forth, our business was born, and we named her...

She's only a month old but she already has a blog, an Etsy shop stocked with great stuff, a Facebook Page and a Twitter account. All she needs now is her own iPad (hint hint).

In addition to growing our business and offering you new and fabulous products ALL the time, we also hope to make this blog a place of creativity. We plan to share lots of tutorials and free printables, and hopefully in time, we will be able to start some of our own link parties for DIY crafts and projects.

So stick around friends! Grab our button, follow along on our journey, and of course...VISIT OUR SHOP! 

Don't forget to leave a comment and sign our launch day guest book :-)