Friday, April 12, 2013

Grand Opening Winners!

Congratulations to Erin A. of Wichita Falls, TX
You are the grand prize winner of $25 to spend at Little Bean!

The second place winners are:
Cortney S. for the $10 Gift Certificate
Erin R. for a free hair accessory
Nicole S. for a free pair of earrings

Please check your e-mails for details and official notice! Be sure to post pictures of your Little Bean loot when you receive it!

Thank you to everyone who entered the giveaway, you have a special "Thank you" in your e-mail, too!

Saturday, April 6, 2013

All Thumbs

On opening day (Thursday, 4/4), I dislocated my right thumb, tearing tendons and ligaments. It requires a splint for 2-4 weeks and will take 3-6 weeks to heal.

How did it happen, you ask? It wasn't anything fun or exciting like diving after a volley ball or hang gliding off a cliff. I slammed my own thumb in the rear car door while hurrying into a restaurant on our quickie anniversary date. Yep, slammed my own thumb... in a car door.

What was supposed to be a prelude to our big weekend anniversary plans, was instead a very painful trip to the ER while trying to keep any outbursts of pain silenced for Little Bean's sake. No baby wants to see her Mommy in pain. I relocated the thumb myself and I admit I cried... a lot... but I kept as cool as possible while my husband stared with disbelief and worry and Little Bean seemed utterly confused.

My first coherent thought was "How in the world am I going to create for my boutique now???" I'll have some help from my husband for another week, but after that, I'm mostly on my own. Things will be moving very slowly for the next 3-6 weeks, but I hope you will all stick with me. Together, we can help Little Bean Designs accomplish big things! Thank you fhor your continued support and encouragement!

On a brighter note, Little Bean will be participating in its very first Trade show!!! On June 15th, Little Bean will participate in The Falls Gift & Trade Show at the MPEC in Wichita Falls, TX. If you're local to the area, come see all of Little Bean's treasures in person and browse at least a dozen other vendors, all local businesses, in one location! RSVP to the Facebook Event page for more information and up-to-date vendor listing!

Thursday, April 4, 2013

Grand Opening!

Today is the day!!!

After a month of preparation, creating, burned fingers, late nights, early mornings, all the continued encouragement from family and friends, after all the hard work and incredibly fun crafting, today is THE day!!! Little Bean is officially open for business!

Items are available for purchase on Etsy and through Soldsie on Facebook. Both options use Paypal for purchasing, so your information is secure. In honor of our grand opening, all orders over $15 will have free shipping or free local delivery.

There's more (I promise, I'm not an infomercial)! As promised, here is our Grand Opening Giveaway (below)! Four lucky winners will win one of four prizes - 1) One $25 credit to spend at Little Bean, 2) $10 to credit to spend at Little Bean, 3) One free pair of earrings, or 4) One free hair accessory! Enter through the widget below!

Air Force Spouses Page (a support page for US Air Force wives) is partnering with this contest to help Little Bean Grow! Help them out by liking their page through the widget below!

Thank you for helping Little Bean grow! I'm so happy to be sharing this with all of you!

Be sure to comment here to let me know what your favorite products are and what you'd like to see more of in the near future! I love hearing from you and usually create new pieces from your suggestions! 

Grand Opening Giveaway!

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Military Appreciation Winner!

Congratulations to Claire B., an Air Force Wife!

Claire B., an Air Force Wife won our Military Appreciation Giveaway! Her style request in her bonus entry included "soft greys with a splash of turquoise and yellow for summer" so I'll start designing right away! Thank you and your family for your service to the United States! Check your e-mail for prize details and be sure to post pictures of your loot on our Facebook page when you receive it!

Thank you to each and every person who entered! As a special token of my appreciation, I have e-mailed you each a special code worth 10% off your purchase from Little Bean valid 4/4 through 4/11.

If you didn't win this time, don't fret! I have more contests and giveaways in the works for our grand opening! In fact, you can enter that contest in just an hour!!

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Photo Shoot!

We had an excellent photo shoot with Janice Photography yesterday! Little Bean and Baby G showed off pieces from the Katherine Collection, Dorothy Collection, California Collection, Georgia Collection and more! Here are a few sneak peeks from the day! All of the bows and flowers shown here will be available on April 4th at 4pm at Little Bean and on Etsy and can be attached to crochet headbands as shown, alligator clips, hard headbands, barrettes or hair ties. I can also attach them to pins if you'd rather use them on a dress or as a brooch.

Check back on the Little Bean page to order them April 4th! These are available in limited quantities.

Satin pink rose from the Georgia Collection (left) and Satin white rosettes from the Katherine Collection (right)

"Kate" ribbon rosette in turquoise
Satin pink rose, Georgia Collection
Mod Flowers from the Dorothy Collection in Sherbet (Left) and Dreamsicle (Right)