Christmas Bow GiveAway!!

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We are doing another giveaway! The winner will receive 4 randomly selected Christmas bows! 🎄 Some are not even released in the shop yet! The clock starts at the end of this post. Here are the details and rules:

1⃣ you have 48 hours to enter this giveaway

2⃣ like this post

3⃣ follow @charmingandchicbowtique on Instagram

4⃣comment below and tag 5 of your friends

5⃣ the drawing will occur in Friday at 12 PM MST and we will announce the winner 🎉. Good Luck!

Thank you for following us and supporting us as this business blossoms! 🌷 Comment, tag, share….

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Grand Opening!

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Ok everyone, this is truly an exciting day for us- it is our small, but wonderful Bowtique’s grand opening! As you know from following my progress, this shop has been several months and weeks in the making. With our shop celebrating its grand opening, we are offering free shipping on all orders starting now and ending Saturday. We will be offering a lot more promotions over the next several days also, so please stay tuned and spread the word. Now we are able to reveal even more products, meaning variety for you, and showcasing our discounted and handmade with love products. Please take some time and stop by: https://charmingandchicbowtique.storenvy.com

Make today a fabulous day and thank you for your continued prayers, support and encouragement through every single step of this process.

Long Weekend

Post Labor Day weekend greetings to my faithful readers. This weekend was really nice, much needed and greatly appreciated. First off, the Bowtique did its first sale with promotion to test the waters prior to the Grand Opening on October 1st. The sale was a complete success and gave us more exposure and that is always good! Looking forward to more business and satisfied customers. As we grow closer to more of the holidays, things are only going to get more exciting and this past weekend was a terrific start!

Additionally, is anyone else eager for fall? I must ask, because to me, Labor Day is the ultimate kick off to fall and all the fall decorations. I am somewhat reminded of one of my favorite movies, You’ve Got Mail, in the beginning when Joe and Kathleen are first communicating via email. I remember them chatting about loving fall in New York City, and the great things the season brings. Having fall approaching has making Joe wanting to buy school supplies and he says that if he knew Kathleen personally, he would send her a bouquet of freshly sharpened pencils. Many of the comments they share in their messages I completely relate to. I suppose I do rely on a lot of movie content in my life and I do incorporate it into my daily life. My point to this aside is, I’m ready for fall! Now that school is in session (even though I do not have a school age child) there are many things to look forward to in the coming weeks and I feel like Labor Day helps pave the way for it all!

As a family we did decorate this weekend for Fall/Halloween. We didn’t do any outdoor décor yet, but we put out some fall leaves, pumpkins and put up some lights. I even picked up a new candle at one of my favorite stores for fall. It is called “Sweater Weather,” and it is delightful to say the least. I lit the candle over the weekend and it is just wonderful. There is a certain warmth and comfort that comes with all of these sights and smells.

We also made it a point to purposefully rest this weekend. Over the last several weeks we have definitely been spread thin and our immune systems were not quite up to par. There have been many working hours- more than usual, the excitement of a brief weekend getaway to visit Kellie, Brett and Riley and everything else in between. Needless to say, we needed some sleep-in and down-time relaxation. We were able to sit outside for brunches and dinner and enjoy the beautiful days and nights in the yard. On Monday evening we had a special treat to eat outside under the canopy while it was raining. The smell of fresh rain and listening to it fall while eating was amazing. The food definitely tasted more amazing! Although there was a certain amount of daily “to-dos” and such it was nice to not have the typical strict agenda and to enjoy one another.

Chatting with Mom off and on we were reminded about how much we enjoy baking many of our “fall-favorite” goodies and we put those on our list of yummies to eat and bake. I am looking forward to sharing some of our favorites with you! Our local state fair is also coming to town this week for a couple of weeks so we were talking about taking Emie again this year. You can count on exciting stories from that journey too!

Well, I am going to sign off for today. I would love to hear about your long weekend and what you are most looking forward to this fall. Thank you for coming by and reading today. I look forward to visiting with you again soon! Make today a wonderful day with renewed minds and spirits- we serve such an awesome God and He blesses us with new opportunities to better serve Him each day.

BOWSGALORE

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We are entering into Labor Day Weekend and there is a certain appeal of saying “Au Revoir” to summer and “Bonjour Fall!” Our e-store is doing our very first promotion event for this holiday weekend. The sale starts today with discounted summer items, some new fall items and great savings. We want you to take full advantage of this sale and let us know what you think of our new trial of a Fall Mystery Assortment.

DSC_0212This is a new idea we want to hear your input on. These assortments are $10.00 and will include 5 of our bows in both fabric and ribbon and all sizes. If this is a product you like and would like to see more of, we want to hear from you! Please stop by today and get your weekend “retail therapy” in gear.

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Enter PROMO CODE: BOWSGALORE for 20% off your $20.00 purchase. You can also get free shipping on orders over $30.00, by entering PROMO CODE: FREESHIP. Sale ends Monday at 11:59PM MST.

Please visit: charmingandchicbows.storenvy.com

Baby Steps

Many people who have known me for years know that I have many of my dad’s personality traits. I’m outgoing like him and I enjoy being social and getting to know people. One of my dad’s traits that was a mastered art for him was sales, and he had a very innate entrepreneurial spirit. He knew and understood people and he had great insight that he shared with me. Today, I am going to reflect about some things I have tried down through the years and talk a bit about how excited I am that in a few short months this business will have its “Grand Opening.” Almost three years ago I really got bit by the cupcake bug. I began trying new recipes and creating amazing and delicious cupcakes for not only my family, but for coworkers and friends. I of course, made the “traditional” flavored cupcakes, but played with more gourmet flavors like lavender with honey and cherry almond vanilla or lemon drop cupcakes- these are just to name a few. I had many willing volunteers to try these creations and it was just such fun making them and icing them. My little “cupcake catering” actually did quite well, and I had received good orders and had a great clientele. Once I found out I was expecting Emelie and life literally went into overdrive, my business fizzled and so did the cupcakes. I am not sure I did all the things I probably should have done to be successful. My dream was to eventually open up my own little bakery, but having enough liquid assets on hand is not the easiest and certainly not for everyone. I do feel like it was an opened door from God, which He later closed. I have been anxious to be a business owner and finding something I am passionate about. Being a stay at home mom, it is important for me to help support the household and spend ample time raising Emelie. Obviously, I am a passionate follower of Christ and a family gal with a clear crafty spirit. Building this bow business has been one adventure that has been in thought, on paper, and is finally becoming a REAL dream that is coming true. I may not be the savviest entrepreneur, knowing every single aspect of business management, but I have all the resources at my disposal. I have completely put this entire business in God’s hands and I know He will bless this incredible venture. I have so much energy and excitement to know that in less than 15 weeks, I will be able to showcase my hard work and share it with you. Every single bow I make and the helpers I have, craft each item with love and thoughtfulness. I know this is all going to be baby steps being an at-home business owner, but I am happy, and I know I am building my network with amazing readers like you, and you can get to know me and what I am all about. Are you a business owner or have you ever thought about having your own business? What ideas and insight can you share with me? Thank you for reading today and I look forward to sharing more of my thoughts with you again soon. Make it a blessed day!