Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Personalized Hair Accessories - Giveaway Details!!!

Although I am a crafter at heart, the one thing I love the most is designing new and fun pieces. These headbands and ribbons were inspired over the holidays when I saw so many children wearing big "beefy" bows and headbands. I love designing new embroidery for yarmulkes and kippahs, and thought it would be cute on ribbons.

So there I am thinking about the embroidered ribbons and the next day in shul what should happen? In walks a little girl with a ribbon bow clip and her name embroidered onto it!!! At least I knew I had a good idea!!

What I love about them the most is that they are so simple and yet so unbelievably classy. My 4th grade daughter went to school today and wore her headband for the first time. I asked her if anyone said anything about her headband and her reply was "EVERYONE!" They all wanted to know where they could get it :) The same thing happened when I showed them to some post seminary teachers at my school. Squeals of delight! It was just so funny!

So I want to give a set away tonight to one lucky fan! Whose in? All you got to do is this. At 9:30 EST I will post a picture - you will have 5 minutes to tag the picture. If there are too many tags and it won't let you I will post an additional picture BUT THAT'S IT. Once the tags are filled the giveaway will close so hurry and don't miss your chance. One lucky fan will be randomly chosen as the winner!

They are made by the BEST hair accessories company on the market and embroidered by the BEST embroiderer I have ever worked with. The quality is fantastic and the price is totally reasonable. If you don't win one tonight don't worry! You can always get them here and just as an added bonus for the next 24 hours only, use promo code BOW10 and receive 10% off your hair accessories purchase.

Good luck to everyone!

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Gray vs. Grey

I have a confession to make........

I'm a really really really really bad speller. 

Truth be told I love to read, but for some reason the words that I read and the books that I seem to consume on a daily basis have not really impacted my success as a speller. My husband on the other hand, is a GREAT speller, but never reads. GO FIGURE. As an English teacher you would think that I could spell, but I can't. And just one other side point...don't you hate it when you're doing homework with your kids and you keep repeating the same word over helping them to spell it, L.I.T.T.L.E., over and over and over again till you're that really how you spell it?!? 

But this time I KNOW I AM RIGHT. Gray is spelled G.R.A.Y. - so then why do so many of my clients and so many arts and crafts supplies spell it GREY.....Could I be {GULP} wrong???

I decided to go and look it up on the oldy but goody site GOOGLE. Was I perhaps the only one with this color spelling issue??? 

It seems that there is a true controversy at hand in regards to this color; or should I say colour? Because as you guessed this is a spelling issue that descends from our "ENGLISH" roots.  According to Google Answers, the two words have almost the same meaning in all cases, and g-r-a-y is simply an American derivation of the original British spelling g-r-e-y.

So now -  just so we are clear:
Gray is a color. Grey is a *colour*

I do want to point out that I did see another interpretation for the difference in spelling that perhaps may be very interesting to all you other artists and colorists out there. According to a very comprehensive color chart provided by (a trusted resource on color swatches) grey and gray are actually two different "color swatches".

A survey conducted both in the U.S. and England, many people believe grey is an actual color perceived as the hue of "silver", and gray is a sliding scale of values from black to white. 
 So there you have it. 

The next time you're faced with the choice of spelling the word "gray," feel free to go with whatever spelling best suits you at the time. I think I'll continue to use GRAY, just because it's been so lucky for me in the past.

But now I'm curious what do you chose? GRAY or GREY?  Comment below with your answer and make sure to add your email address and an exclusive holiday coupon code will be emailed directly to you, because we all know the winter is kinds gray..... isn't it?

I think it will have to have the word GRAY in it, don't you?? Wait, or should it be GREY? hmmmmmm......

OH! And how much will the savings on the coupon be? Well isn't gray a little bit of white and a little bit of black? The great thing about gray is that you can make so many values by adding different percentages of colors... sometimes it's even 50/50. So I guess you'll just have wait and see what type of "value" you will receive in you GRAY/GREY coupon code :)

Happy Shopping!

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Giveaway Rules!

There has been lots of buzz on the internet lately about Facebook games - what is and isn't allowed. To be on the safe side I am moving my giveaway announcements to my blog. For all of you that are new or are playing the game for the first time here's how it works...... 

Before I launch a new line I want to get my fans excited and buzzing about the new pieces. So I set up a giveaway contest where my fans get to win the new products FREE!

Basically, I will post a new picture into the giveaway album and the fist person to TAG or SHARE (depends on the instructions for the night) the picture and comment DONE below the picture will win the product. Not strings attached - the customer doesn't even pay shipping!

There are a few guidelines though......

1) You can only win once in a giveaway contest. Husband and wife teams have won in the past, but it has been a controversial situation.....

2) You may not win for yourself on with someone else’s name. This applies to one person who may have 2 facebook profiles.

3) I will only accept DONE comments after the picture has been published to my wall. The photo as well as your comments are time stamped. Some times fans eager to win a product will refresh the album and the picture will come up faster, but it will not have been published yet and their entry will be eliminated. Refresh my fan page and you won't have a problem :) 

The GIVEAWAY SEASON is about to start and I am so excited. GOOD LUCK TO EVERYONE!

If you have any questions, please comment below!