Several weeks ago, I cooked up a delightful giveaway plan on Twitter with a reader and friend, Jessica Zalkin.
You see, Jessica is the fantastically talented bow and hair accessory designer behind Sweet Emmie Bowtique. And I am the mom of a little girl with long, wavy hair, just begging to be accessorized.
So not only did Jessica offer to custom-make a bow for my little girl, but she also wanted to give my readers the opportunity to WIN a $15 gift certificate to Sweet Emmie Bowtique.
(Jessica’s prices are so reasonable that $15 will more than cover the cost of two larger bows – or several smaller clippies or hair accessories of your choice.)
But before we get to the giveaway, I *must* tell you about Jessica’s incredible handiwork.
And generosity. Jessica sent me not just one adorable hair clip, but three! And she sent me a funky orange headband, which lets me mix and match the whole ensemble to a level of cuteness that could make you weep.
When the package arrived – just days after we had hatched this plan (yes, Jessica works FAST!) – I was first impressed with the adorable wrapping. Sure it was functional, but it was also fun. I’m so sorry I didn’t have the foresight to take pictures.
But allow me to describe: Jessica did this amazingly cool thing where she wove the bows themselves into the packaging. And of course she tucked in a few copies of her Sweet Emmie Bowtique business card, which I’ve already handed out to several moms I know!
Inside this darling packaging, there were three beautiful, color coordinated, completely original hair accessories.
First, there was a sweet little orange clippie, with white contrast stitching, which is perfect for baby’s fine wispy bangs (but a little too small for my two year-old’s hair).
Then there was the large, multi-knot blow, in striking orange and white with contrast stitching. I love this one – it’s great to adorn a pony tail, but it’s also eye-catching when sitting atop the orange head-band.
And finally, there is this super cool and funky rosette clip, with buttons.
I love this one most of all, as it’s completely unique and doesn’t scream “I’m a girl! I’m wearing a pink bow!” (Of course, if you win this giveaway and you want an “I’m a girl! I’m wearing a pink bow!” bow, feel more than free to go for it! I know Jessica can do that, too!)
- All Sweet Emmie Bowtique bows and clips are made from non-toxic ribbons and adhesives, which comply with CPSIA standards.
- Jessica hand-ties and then glues everything with double strength adhesive to make sure it will really hold.
- Embellishments are also double attached, but of course children under the age of three should be supervised when wearing bows with small parts.
- Ribbon is pre-treated to make it virtually crush-resistant, even after it has been eaten (non-toxic, but still not recommended), stepped on, or otherwise mauled by a kiddo.
So now that you are all dying to win, let me tell you one more great piece of news: You don’t have to wait…
Through Thursday, August 4, you can save 10% on any order from Sweet Emmie Bowtique when you use the promo code KOAB10. And since Jessica knows how much us KOABers love FREE shipping, she’s thrown that in, too!
Of course, don’t let that stop you from entering to win a $15 voucher to Sweet Emmie Bowtique. You have several chances to win:
#1. Leave a comment on this post telling me who you want to win a Sweet Emmie Bowtique gift certificate for – eg. “I want to get a Sweet Emmie hair bow for my granddaughter.” This is the mandatory entry – you must do this one to be entered; the other entries are optional (of course, options = more chances to get picked).
#2. Go “like” Sweet Emmie Bowtique on Facebook, and then tell me you’ve done so in a separate comment.
#3. “Like” Kosher on a Budget on Facebook, then update your status to read: I just entered to win a $15 voucher to Sweet Emmie Bowtique from Kosher on a Budget. You can too. http://kosheronabudget.com/?p=10682. Then leave me a separate comment telling me you’ve done so.
Entries on this giveaway will be closed next Thursday night, August 4. The winner will be selected randomly and notified on Friday, August 5. If you can still enter, you can still win.
Disclaimer: Jessica provided me with three custom-made bows and one hair band, and she will provide the winner of this giveaway with a $15 credit to Sweet Emmie Bowtique. However, all my opinions about Jessica’s talent and generosity, as well as pink hair bows for girls, are my own.