Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Our winners are.............

Our lucky winners are:

Big Girl Christmas set: Beach Bums

Little Girl Christmas set: Mommy from Baxter Family

We will be getting those in the mail to you both. Congratulations and Thank You for entering!!

Monday, November 24, 2008

Subscribers - We will just do a drawing!!

Ok, I have realized since we posted the Give Away we have got more and more subscribers but no one entering the Give Away so I think everyone is a little confused (and believe you me I am confused too) sooooo..... we will just do two drawings and if you win you can let us know which of the two you would like.

Thank you to all of our wonderful subscribers, it is great to know we already have such a wonderful following.

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

I have not forgotten!!

I know I said that there would be another give-away a while back! I really don't have much of an excuse other than this Time Change has kicked me in the butt. I am walking around like a zombie these days, it is a cruel trick to play on parents, my soon to be four year old twins do not understand that they MUST sleep in an extra hour.

So that excuse aside I decide tonight was the night I was going to sit down and get the Give Away posted. I really had great intentions until the battery died in my camera as I was trying to get a great shot. So off to the battery draw I went only to find that my children have scavenged all the batteries and I am left with a draw of dead ones.

SO I promise it will be up soon. It will be a Christmas Give-away so you can have cute hair clips for the season! Thanks for your patients!

PS. the website is looking great! Paul is working crazy hours but he is a perfectionist so every little detail is fine tuned - I cannot wait to launch it although it might be later than planned due to his perfectionism

Monday, October 20, 2008

Thank-you Holly!! Thank-you Paul!!

I just wanted to give a big thank-you to Holly for doing the show this weekend. It was a great success and everyone was very excited about our new product. She sold out of lots of product and also handed out over 200 business cards!! Wahooooooo. She said our baby snaps and flower clips were a big hit but the most in demand were our new crochet flower clips!

Paul, my husband, is building our website, he is a web designer so it works out great! He has been working long late nights to get it build and decided to add a sign up on the website so all those people from the show who go to the site are informed that it will go live in November! Plus they can sign up to get Pixie News and a 25% discount on their first purchase when we do go live! He only put it up last night and we already have had a few people sign up - Wahooooo again!! Thank-you Paul, we are so excited to see the up and running website in a few weeks!

You are all welcome to go over to www.pixiebows.com and sign up too if you want! You will be one of the first to know when our grand opening happens and you will get a coupon for 25% off your first order!!

We will be doing another giveaway later this week!!

Friday, October 17, 2008

Dahlonega "Gold Rush" Festival

Holly is on her way up to the mountains in Georgia to a little town in the heart of Georgia's wine country to do a festival show. We have done this show for 3 years now and it has always been a big winner. We plan on not doing any more shows in the future but we could not resist this one to off set the costs of getting Pixie Bows off the ground and also to off load all our stock we are not going to be caring in our line.

So if you live in Georgia and are looking for something to do this weekend why don't you take a scenic drive up to Dahlonega to enjoy the festival, it is always filled with good quality product and the town is so quaint.

You can get more info on the festival here: Dahlonega Chamber of Commerce

Friday, October 3, 2008

Halloween Winner is............

Lilliana Herrera is our lucky winner of our Pixie Bow Halloween Give Away!! Thank you so much for Subscribing to our blog via email, I will be contacting you shortly!!

As a reminder, if you want to automatically get entered in all our Give Aways then be sure to subscribe via email to our blog! We will be doing another Give Away later this month, so keep your eyes open for that.

Thank you all who have subscribed and or left a comment to enter, we are so excited that our hair accessory company is getting such a wonderful response and we look forward to launching our line within our very new and amazing website Nov 1st!

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Halloween Hair Bow & Clip Give Away

We are giving away two hair accessories to ONE lucky reader!! This is a wonderful Halloween set, the first a Halloween Pixie Bow and the other a small Halloween Snap clip.

The Halloween Pixie Bow is a small hair bow that has a fun combo of black, white and orange ribbon topped off with a fun little spider.
The Halloween Snap Clip is a black and white gingham ribbon covered small snap adorned with a orange felt flower that has a little rhinestone bling on each petal.

To enter please leave a comment with a way to reach you if you win OR you can subscibe for email subscription on the right hand side that way you will be entered automatically into all our give aways.
Enter by Thursday, October 2nd!!
Thanks for entering!!!

Sunday, September 7, 2008

Crazy for Polka Dots

We have been a little crazy the past week getting a huge order ready for Polka Dots on Forsyth in Macon GA. They are our test boutique and the ladies there are madly in love with our hair accessories. Holly has been working very closely with them there to see how we can improve our product and market ourselves for success. They have been wonderful with a wealth of information for us. We are so jazzed right now as they placed a 2nd order double their first which makes us feel even more confident that we have unique and quality hair clips and hair bows to share with the world. So if you are in Macon GA be sure to stop by Polka Dots to see our new, soon to be released line.

Saturday, August 30, 2008

And the Winner is........

We are happy to say the winner of our 2nd giveaway is Devon from the blog The Three of Us ! Thank you so much for entering!

Don't worry if you did not win, we will be having a new giveaway next month. I know I said last month that this giveaway would be a Halloween giveaway, silly me did not realise we still had a while to go until Halloween. So this next giveaway WILL be a Halloween clip and I can tell you now you do not want to miss out, they are so cute.... so subscribe now so you don't forget to enter!!

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Ladybug Hair Bow and Flower Clip Give Away!

Well it is time for our next give away. We just love this time of month as we are so proud of our work and are so happy to share it with you all. This month we are giving away 2 products to one lucky winner:
1. Ladybug Hair Bow: This is red accented with a fun red/yellow/blue/green polka dot ribbon and a thin turquoise satin ribbon, adding a fun flare is a red glitter ladybug center. The hardware is a covered alligator clip.

2. Flower Clip: Summer fun striped ribbon covered alligator clip with an organza flower.

They both have our usual high standard of quality with heat sealed ribbon and velcro added for extra hold in all types of hair.

The total retail value is $12

To enter please leave a comment with a way to contact you if you win so we can then get your mailing address. Or you can subscribe via email on the right hand side and you will be entered into our drawings automatically each month. We will draw the winner on August 30th.

Hair Clips, friends and good times........

Well it has been a week since I dropped Holly off at the airport after her whirlwind two weeks here. We got a lot accomplished and had a fun time at the same time. We did get our crocheted flowers and LOVE THEM!! Cannot wait for them to be revealed at our launch the end of October, we have added a little bling to them and gosh are they cute. Dylan, my little girl, had one of the proto types in her hair at the beach and it got lots of ohhhhh's and aahhhhhh's.

Holly and I did not get to doing photos like we had scheduled due to too many guests from out of town arriving at the end of her stay, so we ran out of time. We are wanting to get great product shots and have bought some equipment to hopefully help get them right, as at the moment the photos we are taking are not giving the product justice, which is sad as they are so beyond cute in real life. We are then also trying to get great lifestyle shots, this is more fun but yet more challenging as we both have such high expectations of what we want them to look like. I know it will all come together in the end, just need to keep working at it.

Well we will be posting our next give away later today or tomorrow so keep checking back.

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

One week and we have done so much.....

Holly arrived 1 week ago and we have been busy bees. From trying to keep 4 children happy and entertained 24/7 to getting our product line finalized. We are almost there, we noticed some big gaps while working on it so we are waiting on some last minute supply orders so we can wrap up. We are very excited about a lady we are commissioning to make crocheted flowers for us, she is wonderful and we can't wait to see her product, she is rushing to get them to us by Friday.

We are busy putting together our August giveaway so be sure to check back so you can enter to win.

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

And the winner is.............

Thank-you everyone for entering our first giveaway. The winner is Kamewh who has the blog Blueberries and Peanut Butter .

If you did not win, don't worry, we will have a new giveaway every month so be sure to check back next month for a cute Halloween giveaway.

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Our First Give-Away!!

We are very excited to do our first give-away! We will be giving away a Pink Gingham Snappie with a Pink Sparkle Flower (image appears slightly larger than real life). These are perfect for a new baby or that little girl with very fine hair. It is just too adorable for words. It has velcro added for extra hold and all the ends are heat sealed to prevent fraying.

If you would like to have a chance to win this "must have" little flower clip, please post a comment with a way to contact you if you win. Or if you would like to always be automatically entered in our give-aways every month then sign up for email subscription on the right hand side.
Thank-you for entering, we are so excited to do our first give-away! The drawing will be in one week on July 29th!

Thursday, July 17, 2008

As Sharon said we are sooooo excited to be heading out to California!! We have so much work to do and I am thrilled for her and the kids to finally meet Elijah. We are no strangers to travel, Athena and I, but it will be a new adventure with Elijah in tow as well. As we were discussing the other day our products will be unique since Sharon and I, though similar in taste these days, were raised in radically different parts of the world with totally different career backgrounds. I think this shows in our product lines and makes each clip/bow that more eye catching. I hope you will enjoy reading about our journeys as much as the latest update on Pixie Bows. It is our individual journeys through life as well as our journey together since our friendship began in 2004 that truly are the heart of Pixie Bows. As you read you will see our love for children, travel, crazy adventures and how this all somehow comes back to bows!

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Ice-cream Party!

I just came across this and thought I would pass it on seeing I am a sucker for ice-cream! They are doing ice-cream give aways all week over at "From Dates to Diapers" a great blog that reviews and shares so much great info for moms!


So it is finalized - Holly will be making the trek across country with two kids in tow so we can get some work done. I am so thrilled! Now I need to find a summer camp for the three, three year olds we have so we can actually get some work done. She will be arriving in two weeks and staying with us for two weeks, we will be busy both sight seeing and working, we will keep you all up to date on how it goes.

Monday, July 14, 2008

Little Pink Pansy

We wanted to share with everyone a little something about those on our Blog List as they all are special to us. We will write about each one separately so today lets start with Little Pink Pansy.

Little Pink Pansy is a blog written by a good friend and wonderful supporter of our business. Lindsey writes on her blog about her Online Boutique by the same name where she sells wonderful product for all occasions, from Spa Collections to a Pet Boutique. Little Pink Pansy is supportive of women run businesses of which a large portion are Moms. Little Pink Pansy gives these women a wonderful outlet to sell their creative products in a supportive and well marketed environment.
On her blog she has wonderful giveaways, news on events she will be attending, information on new products and highlights on some of her best sellers. Please make sure to visit both her blog and Little Pink Pansy.

Friday, July 11, 2008

Sharon is right, starting a new business on opposite sides of the US is challenging SOOOOOOOO we will definetly be coming out to California late July to get everything up and running. Once we are started it should be easy to maintain from afar. We are thrilled to see our dear friends and a new part of California. Also the hair clip or bow vote is hard for me, I like them both but these days I lean toward clips. My daughter, Athena, use to always wear bows but she prefers flower clips these days. Speaking of Athena she can't wait to see Sharon's two Dylan and Jack. California and pixie bows here we come!!!

Thursday, July 10, 2008

Customer Service

While we have been working on getting our line put together we have been trying out new vendors to supply us with all the different elements we need to create hair bows and flower clips. I have been horrified by how some people run their business and it makes me wonder how they are still in business and what has happened to customer service? We waited 4 weeks for one item from a vendor we had hoped would be a long term supplier. I called them twice and emailed several times without a response, not until I put in a request through Paypal to get my money back did the package arrive. Now would it be so hard to email us back or call us back and just let us know they are back ordered etc. If they had taken the 5 mins to do that we would have used them going forward but how can we trust a company who has so little respect for those who are keeping them going?

Then on the flip side of that are some vendors who are beyond amazing! And we look forward to working with them long term and solidifying a great working relationship. I truly am amazed at how wonderful they are - so Thank-you to all of you!

So what we have learned from this is that for us customer service will be everything! We want our customers to be 100% happy with their purchase and with our communication with them and hopefully along with our great product we will have no choice but to grow and succeed.

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Bi-Coastal Business

Holly lives in Georgia and I live in Southern California so trying to get our little business up and running is proving to be a little challenging. We want to finalize our product line and that is hard when you are trying to imagine what each other has designed. We have been using Skype quite a bit to assist in this development stage but is not proving to be enough, SO, I think Holly might make a trip out to visit me so we can sit down and really focus on getting our hair bows, flower clips and felt clips designed Plus get photos done of all our product for the website. I know right now it is a big "MAYBE" but just the thought that I might get to see my best friend and business partner soon is so exciting. What is even more exciting is that since I last saw Holly she had a baby boy and he is just beyond adorable in the pictures I have seen. I just want to hold him and cuddle him. Holly's husband might come out with her and then the guys can watch the kids while we sit down and get work done. Well we will keep you all updated on whether this will all transpire or not but if it does you can be guaranteed that we will have some exciting product to show you soon!!

Monday, July 7, 2008

Our Postcards

We are really wanting to hit the road running when our website is launched so we have started ordering our marketing products. Today some of it arrived and I am so beyond excited to get it and thrilled how it turned out, it is making me even more antzy to start selling. I wanted to share with you the postcards we will be sending out to a few lucky people once the website is launched. If you would like to recieve one when we mail them out please email us your mailing info at: sharon@pixiebows.com
They have a coupon for 10% off your entire order!

Thursday, July 3, 2008

After doing shows for two years Pixie Bows is moving on to bigger and better things. Our website that will be released later this fall will be incredible. Polkadots in Macon, Georgia is the first boutique to carry our product. When shown several of our samples the owner said she LOVED and wanted them all and is looking forward to the website release. We will feature fantastic new trendy hair clips as well as our beloved bows with the fun and unique centers.

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