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Posted by on Apr 9, 2015 in Handmade, Handmade Makers, peg dolls, Shopping, sweet whimsy designs | 1 comment

Happy 2015!

Happy 2015!

Why, yes, it is April! And no, I haven’t posted on the blog yet this year.

Why not, you ask?

Well, as per usual, I’ve been a little busy. A little busy with the kids, painting, homeschooling, painting, growing sweet whimsy designs, painting, traveling for sweet whimsy designs, painting…do you see a theme here?

I wanted to share the latest with you all so you can see for yourselves.

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In March, I attended The Maker’s Summit in Greenville, SC. Not only was it an entirely magical experience, I learned a lot, too! I even shared some time with one of my oldest & dearest friends who we lodged with in a nearby town. I was fortunate to meet some of my newly-instated shop owner BFFs like Jen from Swanky Shank, Jennifer from Little Faces Apparel, Markie from MarleeRo, Elizabeth from The Magpie Co., Jessica from Opposite Of Far, Nikki from Southern Adoornments, Cristin from Cristin Rae, and Stacey from Bannor Toys and hang out with my in-person friends like Bethany from Busy B Boutique and Hayna from On Hand Lotions.

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Why did I just list everyone & tag there shops, you ask?

I would like you to peruse their shops & see what wonderful handmade items they offer. There’s something for everyone!

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The Maker’s Summit is really the perfect place for makers to meet, to listen and share, to bond and grow. There were some truly genius speakers and panels of creatives and as you can imagine the energy was pungent being all in one space. We thoroughly enjoyed and will be attending again next year for sure!

 

 

Photo copyright Indie Craft Parade 2015

Photo copyright Indie Craft Parade 2015

Beautiful Rifle Paper Co. wallpaper as a backdrop at Methodical Coffee in Greenville

Beautiful Rifle Paper Co. wallpaper as a backdrop at Methodical Coffee in Greenville

At the Summit, I also met & fell in love with Rachel Faucett of Handmade Charlotte. Rachel is the guru of handmade awesomeness. She has raised the bar for makers across the universe. I am still elated that Rachel featured a post I created for Handmade Charlotte sharing our Peggheads family pegg dolls in a fun DIY post! Read all about how to Recreate Your Family as Custom Wooden Eggs!

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Thanks to Rachel & her team of super fun creative people, the post was in turn featured on PopSugar soon after it went live. We couldn’t be more thrilled!

Tune in tomorrow for another spectacular announcement as we celebrate the launch of our Monochrome Collection in the shop!

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Posted by on Dec 4, 2014 in Children's Apparel, Nursery Decor, Product Review, Women's Apparel | 0 comments

Molly’s Chic Boutique

Molly’s Chic Boutique

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Mover and shaker and all-things-fun maker Allie Sims can tell you all about evolving a hobby into a career. Allie owns Molly’s Chic Boutiquea hip and happening shop where you can find as-you-grow stickers, invitations, and prints for your little ones. Allie also runs a second shop MCBApparelher excellent apparel line for women, men, babies, & children!

There are so many uniquely fun designs, it would be a challenge to choose a favorite. Molly’s Chic Boutique has something for everyone – from pregnancy & newborn to both men & women, something for yourself, something to give as a gift – it’s all here in Allie’s shop. Starting with newborns, the New To The Tribe layette is perfect in every way. Cute doesn’t cut it with this gown – it would even make a great gift to someone having a second or third child. If it’s anything like the tees in the shop, it’s so cuddly you’ll want one for yourself!

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Photo copyright Molly’s Chic Boutique

We received a Run Wild & Free tee from MCB Apparel for our youngest & it suits her personality to a “T” (pun intended)! She loves the softness & comfort & we love the adorable print. Who can resist this amount of cute?!

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Allie also included some Monthly Stickers in our package. These adorable stickers make me want to get pregnant with a fourth child! They’re such an exciting way to document your baby’s development – just peel & stick onto a simple onesie or tee & snap a photo each month as your baby grows. We can’t wait to share ours with our new nephew – stay tuned for photos to come!

 

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Photo copyright Molly’s Chic Boutique

Allie is so gracious & sweet and so easy to work with. She’s busy preparing and printing if she’s not caring for her lovely daughter. It’s always amazing to meet someone in the social media world managing to do it all!

Just in time for the holidays, Molly’s Chic Boutique is super kind by offering our readers 15% off in her shop today (12/4) only with the code WHIMSY at checkout. Head over to Molly’s Chic Boutique on Instagram or on Facebook to say thank you by following the shop there to keep up-to-date on the latest arrivals & sales! Shopping small is a great way to support handmade while finding the most unique treasures.

 

 

 

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Posted by on Nov 26, 2014 in Accessories, Product Review, Reviews, Uncategorized | 0 comments

Shared Joy

Shared Joy

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Jennifer Broadway is the owner and creative mind behind Shared Joyan adorable boutique where you can find quality girls’ headbands handmade with lots of love! Jenn is the sweetest, hard-working shop owner who draws inspiration from her two most precious creations – her beautiful daughters! Shared Joy has an eclectic mix of styles and designs in the shop as precious as can be. From jersey knits and reversible headbands to bows and lace , there is an accessory for every girl, every outfit, and every occasion!

Thanks to Shared Joy, we have a few headbands for the girls. Pictured below, T is wearing the Red/Gold Jersey Knit Dot Headband, which I think is perfect for the holidays!

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The Jersey Knits are so soft & comfortable, the girls don’t even realize they’re wearing it! What I love most is that they’re adjustable so it fits our two year-old as well as our six year-old. You may or may not catch me sporting it around the house 😉 – hey! It’s comfy!

Another Jersey Knit that I love for the versatility is the Wrap Headband. The print we have is so lovely, metallic silver and ivory wrapped into a perfect bow (pictured).

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I love browsing the different prints available at Shared Joy. One of our faves is the Chevron Reversible Headband:

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Every little girl deserves high style, don’t you think?! Feast your eyes on some florals:

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Just in time for that perfect holiday photo shoot and the upcoming holiday season, Shared Joy is extending a very special offer to very special Whimsical Sweet readers! Use code ‘SWEETWHIMSY’ at checkout to receive 20% OFF your next purchase!! Thank you, Jenn, for sharing your talents with us & spreading your holiday cheer!!

 

You can find Shared Joy in the latest issue of CupcakeMag featuring Jersey Knit headbands on page 33. For the newest arrivals, sales, and shop updates, be sure to follow Shared Joy on Instagram and Facebook.

 

 

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Posted by on Nov 20, 2014 in Children's Apparel, Reviews, Shopping, Uncategorized | 0 comments

The Little Miss Shop

The Little Miss Shop

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The time has come again to shop, shop, shop our hearts out in preparation for the upcoming holidays. We have two daughters and a son who are pretty easy to shop for. So, I get to have some fun in the process! Thank goodness for social media, or I would have never been introduced to The Little Miss Shop. Owner Leeana is the sweetest Floridian with a shop full of handmade accessories for the little miss in your life.

We were lucky enough to receive some accessories from the Oh, Deer collection. Our daughters each have a turban, our son an infinity scarf, & an infinity scarf for myself. Soft and stylin’ accessories can make any outfit and The Little Miss Shop knows it! Our kids are smitten over their new creations. They feel hip & cool when they throw on their headbands and scarf. Little fashionistas!

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Of course, I have my eye on many, many other items in the shop. You must see the new line of Infinity Scarves – especially the B&W Stripe Infinity Scarf or, if you’re looking for a little more color, the Multicolor Feathered Infinity Scarf. I love that you can match Mommy/Daughter with customizable options for both the scarves and headbands.

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You’re sure to find something for every gal on your list this year. Here’s something that will help:  An exclusive for our readers, The Little Miss Shop is offering 20% OFF anything in the shop with code ‘LITTLEMISSS’ at checkout in her Etsy shop!

Thank you, Leeana, for spreading your fun & trendy style to all the little misses of the world!

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The Little Miss Shop was featured in the 2014 Holiday Gift Guide on The Whimsical Sweet, showcasing her Fair Isle line of scarves & headbands. Be sure to stop by The Little Miss Shop on Instagram to stay up-to-date on new items, sales, & giveaways!

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Posted by on Nov 9, 2014 in Inspirational Posts | 0 comments

Success Is Greater Than Fear

Success Is Greater Than Fear

“In order to succeed, your desire for success should be greater than your fear of failure.” – Bill Cosby

Failure: the one thing that will surely occur if we don’t succeed.

We fear it.

But why do we fear it? Is it okay to fail? Is failure such a bad thing? If only we could learn something from our failures, then perhaps we can succeed? And better yet, how do we succeed?

Here’s the thing that works best: skip the failure & go right for success. Line up your priorities for the task at hand and put them into motion.

Go.

Do.

Be.

Chant this to yourself several times each day and your mind over matter will start to take form:

 

Success if greater than fear.

 

Be prepared. It could be more work – more blood, sweat, & tears. It could be harder than taking the easy road.

The result of success?

Priceless.

 

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