Hair Bow Pre-Sale Round 2

Hey y’all! I’m finally ready to open up for another bow pre-sale! I’ve reduced the amount of colors this time in order to make it a little less crazy, so be sure to check out the color chart on THIS post. If you are needing another color, please ask! I can’t offer loads of color choices for everyone, but there’s a good chance I can accommodate a few special requests! Also, I’m offering some seasonal ribbon options this time and these bows will only be available in the large size.

Hair Bow Pre-Sale
– All bows are handmade by yours truly.
– Bows will begin shipping/ready for pick-up in three weeks.
– Each order has a $5 flat rate shipping charge, local orders can be picked-up.
– Bows are secured with elastic AND needle and thread.
– Since each bow is handmade, sizes are approximate.
– See below for size comparison photos to determine which size you need to order.

How to order:
View the color chart and bow option chart below. Then e-mail me at allison.tamme@gmail.com with your order. Please include bow type(s), color(s), number of bow(s), if you want them shipped, and your Paypal e-mail address. Local (Danville) people have the option to pick-up instead of shipping. I will plan pick-up dates closer to the 3 week turn around time. You will then receive an invoice and I will begin to work on your order. All invoices must be paid within 48 hours or your order will be cancelled. Orders with Valentine’s bows will be made and be shipped/ready for pick-up first. Pre-order will close Tuesday at Midnight.

The five seasonal options above are only available in size large.

Here is a comparison picture to help you judge the size of the bows. If you want to more comparison photos, check out this blog post here.

Bow Presale

Hair Bow Pre-Sale

Before I had babies (that feels like a lifetime ago), I had a small (read: teeny tiny) online business called Allie Rae’s Boutique. I’ve always loved to make things and thought an online business would be perfect for our busy lifestyle and it was… for a while. After going back to school and having babies, I let it drop to the wayside and just created things for friends and family. The main thing I sold through my online store was hair bows. I LOVE bows! Little girls (and big girls) NEED bows in their hair. They just do. Bows are cute, they can make bed head look great in a flash and they are a necessity… at least in our house anyway.

When we lived in Denver, hardly anyone ever wore bows, so I’m pretty sure it’s a southern thing. Everyone always commented on Lyla Rae’s bows when we lived there. Not because they were anything over-the-top, but just that she was wearing one. As soon as we moved to Atlanta all the little girls wore them and we were back to just another little girl. Instead of *the* girl in the *bow*. Hah!

I’ve had a few people ask about ordering and after much thought, I’ve decided to do a bow pre-sale! Ahhh… Pretty sure I’ve lost my mind, but here goes nothing.

Hair Bow Pre-Sale
– All bows are handmade by yours truly.
– Bows will begin shipping in three weeks.
– Each order has a $5 flat rate shipping charge.
– Bows are secured with elastic AND needle and thread.
– Since each bow is handmade, sizes are approximate.
– See below for size comparison photos to determine which size you need to order.

How to order:
View the color chart and bow option chart below. Then e-mail me at allison.tamme@gmail.com with your order. Please include bow type(s), color(s), number of bow(s) and your Paypal e-mail address. You will then receive an invoice and I will begin to work on your order. All invoices must be paid within 48 hours or your order will be cancelled. Since, this is my first pre-sale, I will be cutting it off after the first 25 orders (not bows, but orders). Another order will open back up after this round ships.

 

Bow Presale options

Bow Colors for Presale

Here are a few comparison pictures to help you judge the size of the bows.

Bow Presale

IMG_5711This is Lyla Rae in the mini bow. She is 2 years old and is 36″ tall.

IMG_2946Here she is in the large bow. This is the size she wears daily.

IMG_5723This is the XL bow. We wear these for special occasions or if we are feeling especially sassy!

IMG_5713This is the large bow clipped onto the headband. Isn’t this style cute? I haven’t really tried these on her yet, but I think we may start!

IMG_4527This is my niece Lucy and nephew Sam. For some reason Sam doesn’t like wearing my bows? Lucy is wearing one of my mega bows in shocking pink. She is 6 years old and is 48″ tall.

IMG_3422And for the grand finale: Here is yours truly modeling the cheer bow. Don’t all cheerleaders have stray gray hairs and wrinkles these days?!?

Again, to order e-mail me your bow color(s), bow type(s) and Paypal address to allison.tamme@gmail.com.

Please let me know if you have any questions!

Zoo Atlanta Trip + Free Zoo Passport Printable

Free Zoo Printable

Luke is currently obsessed with animals and we basically have the show Wild Kratts on a loop at our house. Our days consist of pretending that Lyla is a baby (insert animal of the day) and that Luke and I are Martin and Chris Kratts. If you have a preschooler in your house, I’m sure you feel my pain excitement. It’s actually a really great show that has taught Luke SO much about animals. Jake and I have learned a lot as well!

When we lived in Denver, we had an annual pass to the Denver Zoo and went several times per year. Since we’ve moved to Atlanta Luke has been begging to go to the zoo here and I obliged last week. I actually love the zoo too! It’s such an awesome teaching environment and a great way to enjoy a summer day.

To make our trip a little more exciting, I wanted Luke to have a scavenger hunt of sorts at the zoo to make sure we found all of his favorite animals. Of course, I searched on Pinterest and found several zoo scavenger hunts and zoo passports, but most of them involved coloring. My sweet Luke loves to draw, but coloring is just not his thing. After I exhausted my search, I knew I would just need to make our own. So I did!

I incorporated his love for Wild Kratts by including creature power discs for each of his favorite animals. Eric over at My Little Corner is crazy talented and created over 70 different creature power discs that are FREE to download. Free is a great price, so I immediately tweeted him to see if I could use them for a project. He agreed and Luke and I got started selecting 14 of his favorite discs to include in our zoo passport.

IMG_0852Here he is at the entrance to Zoo Atlanta with his Zoo Passport. He was proud as punch! I wish I would’ve punched a hole in the corner and clipped a lanyard to it so he I didn’t have to carry it around all day. There’s always next time!

IMG_0857He had so much fun finding all of his favorite animals and checking them off in his passport. I forgot to bring a crayon with us, so we ended up using a felt tip pen that was in the bottom of the diaper bag. We ALL ended up with ink on us! Next time, I think I will buy some stickers to place in the boxes instead.

IMG_0870Lyla enjoyed the zoo too! And no, she didn’t wear shoes. We lost one of her white sandals that night before and I was just too vain to put red sandals on her feet with this outfit. I would have NEVER let Luke go barefoot at the zoo at this age, but with the second kid, all care goes out the window and we just “make do”. She didn’t seem to care and she came home unscathed, so all is well. I have a new pair of sandals on their way to us from a BST Facebook page so she will only be barefoot for a few more days. Hah!

If you would like to make your own zoo passport like Luke’s please download the files below:

Zoo Passport Page 1
Zoo Passport Page 2
Zoo Passport Page 3
Zoo Passport Page 4

Print the four files on the front and back of two sheets of card stock. (You can use regular printer paper too.) Cut each page in half horizontally, then fold the pages in half. Place all of the folded “animal” pages inside the cover page and staple along the seam.

I hope you enjoy your Zoo Passport and please let me know if you use it on your next zoo visit!