Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Win a $50 Credit to Our Shop!!

When you decide to start a small business, the first thing you wonder is...

"Will anyone visit our shop?"

And then of course if someone does visit your shop, will they like your stuff? Will they come back? Will they tell their friends about it?

Obviously, my mom and I had no idea what we were getting into when we opened ThePolkaDotPosie but we jumped in anyway and started spreading our name. I carried our totes, my mom wore our necklaces and we did the best we could to promote our shop online.

And then something wonderful happened. Friends started buying our stuff. And wearing it. And Tweeting about it. And blogging about it. And LOVING it!! We have been on cloud nine ever since we saw our first Rosie Posie Necklace on Instagram and if my memory serves me right, my girl Kenzie was one of our first necklace orders and she is even sporting it in her FABULOUS profile picture below!!!

The other fabulous ladies in this group are all sponsors of Kenzie's wonderful blog and they have all pitched in to give readers a $50 credit TO OUR SHOP!!!

Words can't express how flattered we are to have them supporting our business and bringing so many new faces to our shop and blog. We just can't thank you all enough!!! comes the fun part. This post should have gone up days ago but because I am a HOT MESS (and not near as organized as Super Nanny Kenz), I am giving you guys short notice that this amazing giveaway ENDS TOMORROW NIGHT!!!! That's right friends...there is only one day left to enter this giveaway so head on over toKenzie's blog to enter!!!

And to all the ladies that contributed to this giveaway, THANK YOU SO MUCH!!!!!

Good luck, everyone!!

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Free "Happy Easter" Printable & Two Cute Ways to Use It

With Easter less than 2 weeks away, it's time to start planning for the Bunny's arrival! Every year, I like to come up with some Easter treats to share with friends and family. Last year, I wanted to make something extra special for my daughter's preschool Easter party and I decided to make these "carrot" snacks for all of her buddies. They were a HUGE hit and so easy to make.

All you need are some carrot-shaped treat bags {which you can find at Michael's Craft store or online here}, some ribbon, a 2" scrapbook punch and a sheet of our free "Happy Easter" labels, which you can download here. And of course, don't forget your orange snack of choice. I chose to go with cheddar goldfish crackers because you can buy them in bulk, which makes them much more cost effective if you are feeding an entire class :-)

While you are at the craft store, be sure to pick up a pack of white lollipop sticks so that you can make your own "Happy Easter" plant sticks!!

Potted flowers are so much fun to give and adding a cute pot and a plant stick really makes them special. Of course, you don't have to go with tulips. There are also some gorgeous spring mums and bunches of daffodils at the grocery store this time of year. Any plant will work and all you have to do is hot glue one of our tags to a lollipop stick and Ta Da!!! A gift that even the Easter Bunny would like to receive :-)

Thank you so much for stopping by today and we hope you find our printable helpful!

Happy Easter!!!

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