Thursday, April 28, 2011

The hairbows of my dreams.

This contest is now over.  The winner is announced HERE.  
I've messed around a few times trying to make some hairbows for Bean. I've dabbled here and there but really haven't cared for most of the ones I've made.

Thank goodness then that there are folks out there like my friend, Barbara, who is the owner and bow maker at  I've known Barbara for a few years.  We "met" in a message group and have been Facebook games friends ever since.  Barbara recently contacted me through ye olde Facebook to ask if I would "like" her Facebook page for her hairbow shop.  I had no idea Barbara had a hairbow shop. She had mentioned to me back when Bean was just a wee little thing that she made hairbows and offered to send me some.  I, being a complete idiot, laughed it off because there simply was no hair for me to attach a bow to.  Bean's hair did not start growing until just about her first birthday. I kept wondering if any would ever show up.  Baby wigs aren't just internet jokes, people.  That's all I'm saying about that. 

But let's get back to Barbara...I went right away and took a look at her site for myself.  I was amazed!
There I found the bows I had always wanted for Bean's hair. I am not exaggerating one bit when I say I have looked at hundreds of hairbow sites and bows and I haven't found very many that rival the ones Barbara makes.  [The others that I do like are already friends of this blog because I've hounded them down and begged them to be my friend.]

Just take a look at these bows!


They are all so pretty!

After I gushed to Barbara, she offered again to send me some bows as a gift for Bean.  I told her that I would love to see them and would mention her shop on my blog.  Well, when I received the bows, I thought they deserved more than a mention so she's getting a whole post dedicated to her beautiful bows!

Here are some pictures of the bows she sent us.   My pictures don't do them justice really.

Bean has a favorite.

So do I.

See.  I told you she needed a haircut.  She's also tired of me taking her picture.
You like what you see, don't you?  Well, Barbara has been so kind to allow me to do a giveaway to her shop for a $15 gift certificate.  The winner can pick out any hairbow(s) of their choosing, any style, any color.  That's an awesome gift!

To enter the contest, all you have to do is visit and take a look around.  Let me know which bow design you like the best.

I am changing the way to enter my giveaways.  They will now be run via a survey, which means comments on this post do not count (and will be deleted). In the long run, this is quicker for you if you go for extra entries.


There are 5 possible entries! Here’s what you can do to win:
  1. *Mandatory entry: What is your favorite bow design from
  2. Subscribe in a reader or via email to Pinkie and The Bean (or tell me if you already do).
  3. on Facebook (or tell me if you already do).
  4. LikePinkie and The Bean on Facebook (or tell me if you already do).
  5. Tweet about this giveaway along with the link to it. (Email subscribers can forward their message.)
Remember, comments here DO NOT COUNT. You must use the survey form.


I will use’s integer generator to choose the winner, who will be announced on the blog and will receive an email.  The giveaway is open to U.S. residents.  Entries will be accepted until 11:59 p.m. EST on Tuesday, May 3 and I’ll post the winner the following day.

Good luck!

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