Thursday, April 30, 2009

April Winner & May Raffle

...and the winning ticket is: SJC7147678

Congratulations!!! You have won a SJC Flapper Beanie- pastel pink, wine and white! You have through May 3rd to claim your prize.Please email ( me your size choice: 0-3M, 3-6M, 6-12M, 18M-2T, 3T-5T, or Preteen.


....and the raffle continues! Even though my shop is closed for a few days, I thought I would still have my monthly raffle!

Enter to win my Newsgirl Cap- grape, apple green, purple and white!

TO ENTER: Email me at, subject line: SIMPLY J RAFFLE. I will email your raffle ticket number within 24 hours.

INCREASE YOUR CHANCES: You actually have a couple of ways to earn more tickets throughout the month.

-1 additional raffle ticket for every $10 spent in my shop and/ or buying gift certificates.

-2 extra ticket by blogging about this raffle or any of my products! Please let me know you did by posting a comment

-5 extra tickets by placing my button on your blog or website. Let me know you did by posting a comment

RAFFLE BEGINS: May1st and ends May 28th. The winner will be announced on the 31st

Please read my RAFFLE RULES and details!

Monday, April 27, 2009

Picture Contest WINNERS!

The winners of my first Picture Contest was picture #2, coming in 1st place, and picture #1 in 2nd place!

Thank you so very much for everyone who entered and voted!


WOW! I was blown away with amount of participation with this contest! Not only from the people who entered and the votes received, but by all of you who emailed me saying they should have entered this contest!

Well, Picture Contest II is a contest you will want to enter! The prizes will be BIGGER and BETTER!

The next picture contest will start June 1st! If you would like to enter please forward a picture of your child (niece, nephew, friend, family member, etc) or yourself wearing one of my hats to:, subject line: Picture Contest II. All pictures must be submitted by May 25, 2009.
The voting will begin June 1st and end June 30th. If you have already sent a picture to me, please resend it for the contest.

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Etsy Shop Temporally Closed

My Etsy shop will be closed for just a few days while I get caught up on orders and prepare for the GRAND OPENING of my new Etsy shop on May 1st:


B U Y ~ I T ~ N O W:
There are a few items that you are able to purchase on my blog for 10% OFF...for a limited time!

P L A C E D ~ O R D E R S:
Those who have placed an order, don’t worry, I'm shipping orders everyday in the order they were received. For most of you, your orders will be shipped the week of April 20th. You will receive a tracking number once I have placed your order in the mail.

M O N T H L Y ~ R A F F L E:
Even though my shop is temporally closed, the raffle must go on! Visit my blog and enter to win today!

Friday, April 17, 2009

Karen Hunter Photography

Okay...that's it...I'm taking photography classes!!!! I have met so many photographers who truly have inspired me to take beautiful pictures! I carry my little Cannon PowerShot in my takes clear, clean pictures but not like this!

Karen Hunter has too much talent...if there's such a thing! Don't you love the color Karen was able to capture?! I'm jealous ;)

Of course, you can find these fun hats in my Etsy shop!

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

All Dressed Up

I just had to share these pics with you!

My boy are simply gorgeous! Okay, okay...yes, all mothers BELIEVE that their children are...but come on, I'm right about this one! I'm an extremely proud mother and I don't feel bad about telling all how beautiful my kids are ;)

My Ian, the 2 year old, said to me 'Momma, you so precious'. I about died!!! He also calls me 'My darlin'.

My Jaxon, the 4 year old, is so loving! He always gives me hugs and kisses. One day, not too long ago, I was soooooooo sick and Jaxon asked if he could sleep with me because he could protect me! Could you die?!

Now, don't get me wrong, my boys 'test' me somethings, but for the most part they are good boys. And these fun moments totally out weigh any 'bad' ones.

Maybe all kids are this fun, loving and caring...I would love to hear your fun little story! Leave a comment and share!

Sunday, April 5, 2009

Shannon Morgan Photography...take two!

I love working with Shannon! Her pictures make you feel as if you are there on location, in the moment. They have a truth about them that I adore!

These pictures are absolutely gorgeous! I love how natural and peaceful they are.

If you haven't check out her blog, visit ASAP! The hat featured here is my Textured Visor Beanie, beige, that can be found in my shop.

Saturday, April 4, 2009

My Coffee Buddy

My boys and I have 'dates' all the time. We have a date once a month to go out to eat at a different restaurant; and we have a date at Barnes and Nobles once a month to pick out a brand new book.

I also like to have one on one dates with them. My Jaxon is with family, spending the night, so it's just The Ian and The Momma. I'm letting him stay up with me while I work.

My Ian and I did a Starbucks run around 9:30pm. He's my coffee buddy. Don't worry...he has hot chocolate...but he thinks it's coffee. Shhhh....Don't tell!

Isn't he cute!?!?