Thursday, November 27, 2008

Huge Black Friday 50% Sale Plus Last Chance for Giveaway

Happy Thanksgiving everyone! I have so much to be thankful for, even in the midst of such widespread economic hardship. There is something to be thankful for all around me. The list is endless really.

I would like to give you all one more thing to be thankful for, a wonderful sale to help you purchase those sweet little angel princesses of yours the perfect gift for Christmas or the Holidays!

I have something for every princess in my store tutus, tutu dresses, princess wands, hair bows, streamer hair bows, applique tees, flip flops and more.

For Black Friday the sale is 50% off any item until noon and 30% off any item from 6-Midnight. If you heart my store today you will be entered to win the Black Friday Giveaway

Details of the giveaway are at the link above. All you have to do is contact my online store here

and you will be entered, or go to my etsy store and heart my shop or an item in my shop and you will be entered to win.

You will also receive an extra 10% coupon for any time when you enter this contest. So with the black friday sale you may take up to 60% off an item!

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Win the Winter Wonderland Tutu Dress Set Giveaway

WIN The Winter Wonderland Tutu Dress Set Giveaway!
********************************************I am so excited to announce a collaborative giveaway from SMOX and MaggiesRoseGarden!
*******************First, what I know you're most interested in; The prize!The winner will receive a Snowflake Princess halter tutu dress and matching Snowflake Winter Princess Wand from MaggiesRoseGarden, and matching hair accessories from SMOX; First Snow Rosettes, Snowflake Clippie Pins, and coordinating ribbon wrapped headband. (Items will ship separately.)The Snowflake Princess Tutu Dress is a size 2-3 and is made of 300 yards of tulle in light blue glimmer, smoke blue, and silver glimmer. The tulle is embellished with snowflake sequins in blue, light blue, and silver. The chest is wrapped in light blue soft satin ribbon for beauty and comfort, and embellished with a sparkly snowflake. The straps are typically halter style, but can done differently by request.The Snowflake Winter Princess Wand is wrapped in soft silver ribbon, embellished with the same sparkly snowflake as the dress, with a tutu puff and some pretty snowflake sequins.The hair accessories you will receive include a pair of First Snow rosettes, and a pair of snowflake clippie pins, and a ribbon wrapped headband.This darling pair of First Snow 3 inch rosettes are the perfect accessory for your winter princess! Made of white satin ribbon printed in icy blues snow flakes, and pale blue grosgrain, these are finished with delicate white snowflakes. These will be mounted on your choice of ribbon wrapped alligator clips or mini barrettes. Alligator clips measure approximately 2 inches, and barrettes measure approx 1 1/2 inches.The Snowflake Clippie Pins are standard size snapping clips, that are just under 2 inches long, and are adorned with beautiful silver snowflakes.The headband is wrapped with high quality pale blue grosgrain ribbon and is adorned with a bow of sheer white with silver sparkles and sheer blue with baby blue satin ribbon and a faux pearl center.******************************************Matching accessories available from MaggiesRoseGarden include espadrille flip-flops with snowflakes or marabou embellishments, and marabou bun puff, both of which make beautiful additions to the outfit. And further hair accessories are available from the SMOX store.********************Now that you have seen our beautiful giveaway items, here's how you can enter!1 Entry for Blogging about our contest! Just link this blog and you're entered!!(Please come back and let me know that you blogged it in the comments!)1 Entry each for Hearting our shops- new hearts only1 Entry each for Hearting an item in our shops- new hearts only, and max 1 entry per store1 Entry for every purchase made from either store during the contestOpen to all US residents.Winner will be chosen by random number generator.Check back on Black Friday to find out who the winner is!

Monday, November 17, 2008

Snowflake Winter Princess Tutu Dress Giveaway!!

I'm giving away the dress that is in the photo. It will fit a size 2 or 3 perfect!! Now is your chance to get the awesomest dress for Christmas Holiday photos! All you have to do is go to my website and fill out the contact form with your email information.
Yeah I know my pictures are horrible right now. I'm saving up for one of the those ultra-expensive fancy schmancy digital cams.
Here is the link to the site to be added to the contest drawing:

Sunday, November 16, 2008

I have been trying to add more tutu halter dresses to my store. Two recent added tutu dresses are the Santa's Princess Dress and the Snowflake Winter Princess Dress. Both are wonderful photo props for Christmas Holiday and Winter Photos. Both are beautiful for a winter theme birthday party too. I am offering a FREE hair pretty to match any tutu dress you purchase in the month of November.

The Santa Tutu Dress is made to look like Santa's suit. Hundreds of yards of red tulle are used to make the dress. I have added a pretty black satin sash adorned with a rhinestone buckle and soft white marabou is wrapped around the chest. With the special you will receive a FREE marabou puff hair clip.

The Snowflake Winter Princess Tutu Dress is light blue glimmer tulle, light silver glimmer tulle, and smoke blue tulle. The tulle layers have snowflake sequins embellished throughout. The chest is wrapped in light blue tulle and is adorned with a gorgeous sparkly snowflake.
I will be adding more holiday dresses and tutus as time allows. If you have a design idea and do not see it in my store, I am always happy to create custom designs : )
Here are my stores:

Monday, October 13, 2008

Pumpkin Tutu

Sale on Pumpkin Tutus in my store and etsy store. Buy a pumpkin tutu and receive your tutu for $20 shipped.

Tis time for the annual journey to the pumpkin patch, only about 20 minutes from our home. Check out Howell's Pumpkin Patch.

This year the kids looked for what they thought was the perfect pumpkin; the larger more ridged pumpkin that I now know is called a Cinderella pumpkin. These pumpkins are great for use as a jack-o-lantern. There is more of the stringy stuff in in the middle to clean out and there is conflicting belief that Cinderella pumpkins are good for baking.

The hayride driver informed us that the best pumpkins for baking are actually called pie pumpkins. These are smaller, round pumpkins with less pronounced ridges. We picked three of the orangest pie pumpkins we could find and brought them home.

This afternoon after school we rolled up our sleeves and got to work. Here is what we did.
First I washed up the pumpkin real good and placed it on a towel on the table. I took a serrated knife and cut the pumpkin's top off like you would when you are carving a pumpkin as a jack-o-lantern. The kids had fun pulling out the stringy brains of the pumpkin and separating from the seeds. We placed the seeds in a strainer and cleaned them up very nice. I then melted some butter and then put the seeds in some butter and added kosher salt and mixed. This would be a great time to add other flavors like chedder cheese seasoning or cayenne pepper seasoning or cinnamon and sugar. What ever your heart's desire. I then spread the seeds on a baking pan and placed in a preheated 325 degree oven for 25 minutes. The seeds came out perfect! I've read some recipes that call for drying out the seeds for awhile, but conflicting evidence says that this will make the seeds to dry after baking in the oven.
I set the seeds aside to cool and starting with making the puree to be used for the bread, bars, pie, butter and what ever else I was going to make.

If you are like me and like to make fun memories with your kids, but you lack time and the microwave is your favorite kitchen appliance, this recipe is for you. If you are a domestic godess and enjoy waiting 1 1/2 hrs for oven-baked deliciousness just put the cut pumpkin pieces in a casserole dish and bake in the oven at 325 for 1 1/2 hrs.

Quick and Easy Puree Instructions!

For puree just cut the pumpkin in to several slices. I cut mine in to 4 slices. Again conflicting evidence will say that too many slices may cause the pumpkin to dry out. Then I put my pumpkin slices in my Pampered Chef rice cooker, added 1 inch of water and placed in the microwave on high for 15 minutes.
Vois La! The pumpkin came out soft and ready to remove from the rind. I then placed in the blender until the pumpkin became puree. I did not add any of the spice. I will do that while making my recipe.

Here are a few of my favorite recipes for pumpkin bread
I also encourage you to share your pumpkin recipes. What is your favorite pumpkin recipe??

Delicious Pumpkin Bread

Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Bread

Pumpkin Pie

Libby's Pumpkin Pie

Pumpkin Bars with Cream Cheese Frosting

Saturday, October 11, 2008

Heart Me

99 Etsyans have hearted my store. Be the 100th hearter and you will receive 50% off an item with your order! Wow that is a gorgeous tutu halter dress for your wedding, birthday party, photo prop for only $25 !! That is a custom boutique one of a kind Halloween costume for only $22.50 !! How fabulously fantastic of a deal just for hearting my etsy store.

Check it out here:

And just because I am such a wonderful woman I will give anyone who hearts my store in the next day 25% off an item in my store. That is a deal that is just too good to pass up.

Thursday, October 9, 2008

Made In The USA

I create tutus, hair bows, costumes, flower girl wedding dresses, tutu halter dresses, tutu dresses, flower crochet headbands, crochet beanies with flower hair clips, and more.
These items are handmade by me an American citizen. I am very proud of my work and I am optimistic about my business. I hope that more American's will begin to buy handmade items that are made with quality materials from people in our own country.
I am having a MADE in America sale in my etsy shop. This sale is a YOU PAY WHAT YOU THINK IS REASONABLE SALE!!!! I will also create custom items for this sale.
Am I crazy NO! Am I desperate NO! I am American
Sale applies to my personal website too