Wednesday, July 27, 2011

The Adoption Rocks Fundraiser

Pretty Baby Accessories is pleased to announce that we will be a sponsor for the "Adoption Rocks Fundraiser".  The fundraiser was founded by a pair of moms who have lovingly adopted children into their families. Here is what they have to say about starting the fundraiser:

"We want to spread the word of the importance of adoption & to raise money for organizations that make adoption possible!"


The adopted children of the founders, Braysen, Aftyn, and Adelyn, will be doing several themed photo shoots for the cause. The themes that have been scheduled for shoots are "Adoption Rocks" and "Peace, Love, Adoption". The photos will be used to sell the modeled boutique products and raise money to benefit the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption.



The Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption is a national nonprofit 501(c)3 public charity dedicated to dramatically increasing the adoptions of children waiting in North America’s foster care systems. Created by Wendy’s® founder, Dave Thomas, who was adopted as a child, the Foundation implements result-driven national signature programs, awareness initiatives and advocacy efforts. Visit davethomasfoundation.org or call 800-ASK-DTFA to learn more.

*The Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption is only the beneficiary of collected funds, they are not a sponsor for this fundraiser. If you should have any questions regarding sponsors please contact The Adoption Rocks team directly at adoptedsweetheart@hotmail.com


Our Contribution

Pretty Baby Accessories will be donating 40% of the proceeds for the sale of handmade children's items within the boundaries of the themes. The items will be outlined in a separate album on our Facebook page for easy reference. Donations to benefit the cause will also be collected with 100% of the donation being transferred to the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption. 

Should you want to donate, feel free to contact me via comment here, on facebook, or email PrettyBabyAccessories@ymail.com

Your help is truly appreciated by the Adoption Rocks Team and Foster Children throughout the Country!


Adelyn- 9 Months

Braysen- 3yrs

Aftyn- 17 Months


  

Saturday, July 23, 2011

Make Your OWN Sale Monday

How would you like to dictate the price you pay for the products you buy? Would be an interesting thought to go into your favorite store and haggle with the owner to get a lower price. Aside from Chinatown in NYC , this is not a common practice used in stores, let alone boutiques with handmade children's items.

Our team at Pretty Baby Accessories has decided to change that! We understand that boutique pricing can sometimes be out of your normal price range and we want EVERYONE to be able to have a chance to own our products. This led us to creating a promotion called “Make Your Sale Monday”.

On various Mondays throughout the year (notice will be given for an upcoming sale), we will hold a promotion on our facebook page where you can haggle with us!  Here is how it will work:



We will make a post to the Pretty Baby's Facebook Wall opening the sale and containing the following directions:
1. Visit WWW.PrettyBabyAccessories.com (to view IN STOCK products)
2. Under this post comment with the item name, your SALE PRICE, & Paypal Email *(if you do not wish to post your email, you MUST email me after your sale is accepted)*
3. If I “Like” your post, your SALE has been accepted & you will be invoiced. (Please allow up to 20 mins for a “Like”) If your offer has not been accepted, you may continue to give offers until one is.We will always do our best to keep communication at its highest during the promotion. For example, if we need to step away from the computer (there are kids in the house) you will be notified that it may take longer than 20 minutes for a response.

While we would LOVE to honor everyone’s offer, we do have some guidelines that we must follow in order to make the promotion fair for everyone. Remember to keep material cost and the time it will take to create the product in mind. We want you to be able to create your own sale, but it must be more than the cost to make it.

 *If you have any questions or concerns, feel free to post a comment below and someone from our team will be sure to respond within 48 hours.
Looking forward to seeing you at our next “Make You Sale Monday”!

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Hand Made Bow Ties as Photography Props

Though it isn’t a craft that I’ve taken time to master, I’ve always been a fan of photography. With the opening of Pretty Baby Accessories I have also opened an opportunity to work with some excellent talent in the industry. Handmade props for newborns, babies, toddlers and even adults are being used in many sessions around the world. Of course blankets have always been used, but with newborn sessions becoming more creative there is a need for equally creative props.


Photography props for girls seem to be a dime a dozen! There are enough headbands, hair bows, and tutus being made for each frame to have a different prop. Don’t get me wrong, Pretty Baby Accessories has its own line of photography prop headbands, but what about the boys?!  Yes, there are hats, but girls get to use those too.




I’m talking about something SUPER special just for the boys, something that screams “MY LIL’ GUY I THE CUTEST IN THE WORLD”! That’s where our bow ties come in handy. We have a fairly large selection of boy’s bow ties in just about every color you can imagine. Don’t see what you’re looking for? No problem! Just send us a message and we will find that perfect match.


We can create a bow tie in just about any size. Newborn Bow Ties are made with a very thin strap for a perfect fit under that squishy neck! Toddler Bow Ties can be made on your choice of Velcro strap or as a clip on.  We can make bow ties for Kids of all ages and sizes (adults too!).

We are starting a new trend! Bow Ties for your Lil’ Guy sessions! Pass it on ;)

**Coming Soon** Special Made BIRTHDAY & CAKE SMASH Bow Ties! Join us on Facebook for inside information on newly released products, specials & sneak peeks!





Thursday, July 14, 2011

“A New Magazine Made For Moms By Moms”


Pretty Baby Accessories recently attended the launch party for Moms Advice Magazine. The event, held at Belly Sprout in Fullerton California, was a night of mingling and celebration for the release of the publications first Issue.

I had the pleasure of speaking with Shea Anne, Publisher of the quarterly magazine. Shea gave me insight into what we can expect.

At Mom's Advice Magazine, we are here to support, encourage and create a communicating community amongst moms, momprenures, and anyone thinking of having children.
With all the parenting magazines available today, innovation is a must to become successful. So what sets Mom Advice Magazine apart from the rest? Interactivity & Versatility!

Moms Advice Magazine is the 1st online interactive magazine for moms with the option to be printed: it's a portal that's part magazine, video and blog…In our magazine we have videos, animations, and audio which make reading and scanning the magazine much more personal for you. So whether you want to watch a video, or read an article, the good news is that we have both for you to enjoy!


You can view the Summer 2011 edition of Mom’s Advice Magazine at www.momsadvicemagazine.com

No official date has been announced yet, but The Fall 2011 issue is due to be released soon according to the Mom’s Advice Magazine Facebook Page