The Happy How-To

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I have to give a shout out to my sister Skylar (also my business partner over at Sweet Cozy Baby).  She blogs, and has been doing a series of “Happy How-To” posts on hair care, skin care, and general heath and wellness (and even some gardening and baking!) that are really fantastic.

She recently teamed up with our other sister, who is a practicing esthetician, to write a post on skin care on a budget.  This is one of my favorites, as I love taking care of my skin, but really can’t afford to purchase the super awesome high quality facial cleansers and such.

So here’s to a happy how-to!

Happy Hair How-To

Happy Face How-To

Happy How-To For Dry/Sensitive Skin and Hair

Skin Care On A Budget

 

Toys, toys, toys!

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In case you were wondering where in the world I went, I’ve been working hard on a big toy order for my baby toy business, Sweet Cozy Baby!  These little fellas are going to a boutique that sells (amongst other things) baby wraps and carriers.  The owner special ordered some toys to match the wraps that she sells–how cool is that?

My maternity shirt is still sitting, neglected, on the dress form, just waiting to be hemmed.  Poor little shirt.  Or big shirt, I should say.

I hope you have a lovely weekend!

Bessie

Sale Is Almost Over!

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Hello sweet blog readers!  I just wanted to remind you that my 50% off sale at The Vintage Home Sewist will be ending on March 24th.  That’s just THREE MORE DAYS!  After that, I will be closing the shop and selling off my patterns in lots on eBay.  Sigh!

I still have so many lovely patterns that are extremely marked down–if you’ve been perusing the shop and have some favorites, now’s a great time to grab ‘em!  Thank you to all of you who have already helped me clear out my stock the past week or so–you are so very much appreciated!

Oh, and I apologize for not making good on my promise about a post on some topic other than my store.  Things have been a little crazy around here, what with getting the house ready to list and a couple large Sweet Cozy Baby orders.  I’m really hoping to finish up my maternity top next week, because I’d love to actually wear it before I give birth. 

I hope you have a lovely weekend!

Bessie

GIVEAWAY WINNERS!!!

First of all, I want to say THANK YOU to every one of you who entered and shared about my giveaway and sale these past couple weeks.  Your shout-outs made a big difference–let’s just say I unloaded a whole lot of store stock this week that I have a feeling would still be on my shelves if it wasn’t for you guys.  You have helped make my move easier–thank you thank you thank you!

Now, on to the matter at hand!  The randomly-selected winners of this glorious giveaway are:

1. Laurie

2. Laurie Brown

3. Gjeometry

CONGRATULATIONS!!!

You have each won a $50 coupon to spend at The Vintage Home Sewist

If you have won this giveaway, please shoot me an email at bessthemess@gmail.com to receive your coupon code and start shopping!

For the rest of you, all of the patterns in my shop will be 50% off until Monday, March 24th, and there are loads of goodies still available. :)

Thank you, thank you, and thank you again for your participation in this giveaway and your help in making the big job of packing up and moving a little bit easier for this pregnant lady. ;)  You guys are awesome!

Love,

Bessie

 

Pattern Temptations

For this week I am offering you a few darling vintage pattern temptations, hoping I will tantalize you into helping me clear the shelves of my shop!

All of these patterns are available for 50% off for the next two weeks!  Just click on the picture to be taken to the pattern listing on Etsy.

Oh, and if you haven’t entered my giveaway yet, be sure to do so!  You could win a $50 credit to the shop, and with patterns at 50% you could do some serious shopping!

Enjoy!

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Off to enjoy this gorgeous spring day!

Love,

Bessie

Giveaway Extended

Hello friends!

I am very sorry to do this to those of you who have already entered the giveaway, but as I have had so little response (five entries) (thank you, five entrants!), I feel that it would be good to extend the giveaway for one extra week.  If, at the end of that week, I still only have five entries, then so be it!

Soooo, the new deadline for entering my big giveaway is March 16th.

In the meantime, I’m having an even BIGGER sale at the shop: 50% off EVERYTHING!  This sale will last until March 24th.  Great time to stock up on some awesome patterns for next to nothin’!

You can find the giveaway post here. :)

Oh, and I promise I will write some posts about something other than the giveaway this week.  I still need to make a proper introduction for Miss Maybelle, Irma’s baby girl.  I also need to finish that dang maternity top and post about it.  I just needs hemming, but we’ve been so busy around here I haven’t been able to get to it!

Love,

Bessie

Two More Days!!!

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Just another reminder, only TWO more days until our giveaway deadline! 

So far only three entries–we need more! 

Check out the original post here.  It doesn’t take much to enter, and I’m giving away three $50 credits to my Etsy shop The Vintage Home Sewist as prizes!

Enter, and tell all your friends! :D

Love,

Bessie