Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Eternal Reflections Photography - Let's help them out!

My cousins - Radelle Jensen and Kari Burgess of Eternal Reflections Photography - are hoping (and praying) that they are chosen to go to an amazing photography seminar in HAWAII!!!

Soooo I am enlisting all of you to vote in the hopes that they win the prize!!! (and yes I am hoping to tag along to Hawaii with them!! *score*)

Oh and while you are scrolling (they are about 3/4 of the way down the first grouping) if you happen to see someone you know, simply ignore them and keep scrolling until you find Radelle Jensen and Kari Burgess. (okay okay you can vote for  your person too. I know I'm so generous).

You can only vote once per computer, per person (contestant) but pass it along to  your friends and family! This would be pretty awesome!

Add your entry HERE

I'm not just saying it because they are family, they are truly FABULOUS photographers!!! You can check out their photography on their BLOG, WEBSITE, and become a fan on their FACEBOOK PAGE!

Oh aaaand...if you enter for them, you can be entered to win their giveaway (yes bribery at it's best!) on their BLOG for a FREE 1 hour photo shoot (with touched up images, copyright free on DVD)!!! Valued at $349!

Monday, December 14, 2009

Monday Mingle - last one of 2009!

I finally have a few moments to myself today so I thought I'd come here and spend some time on Monday Mingle - while it's still well as I'll be posting another giveaway HERE right after I'm done.

So here are this week's questions:
1. What three things are on the top of your holiday wish list?
On the VERY top - but not likely to get this year (I asked last year too....hopefully next year, or maybe somewhere inbetween. lol) is a tv for my kitchen. I spend 90% of my day in the kitchen and would love to watch some shows throughout the day. Plus, because my kids like eating while watching - I could throw their show on IN the kitchen and have them eat there. I don't mind them eating elsewhere, it just makes for more cleanup.
The second thing HIGH on my list is a nice pair of lulu's. Something I can just slip on and zip Brooklyn to school and not worry about it. So while I was browsing the Lululemon store online (so I could send my husband links to what I wanted) I came across THIS beauty...(the orange....I LOVE it....the green would also be fab!!!) so it's now high on my list. I'm holding off on the pants because a friend told me you have to try them on before you buy and not to just order them. Guess I'll just have to get them another time and not for Christmas but just because *darn*  :)
Also on my list?? actually that's really about it (I know, 3 kind of expensive items and I say *that's about it* LOL)....

2. What are you doing for the holidays? Any special plans? Going out of town?
We are splitting it again this year with my family and Brent's. The special plans - really being with family. I am soooo excited! I still have no idea what I am going to get Brent - so I'd better hurry and figure it out.

3. What is your favorite holiday cookie?
I'm not really a cookie girl, though I'll eat one here and there. But my sister in law makes the most delicious Toblerone Fudge - you can find the recipe on my cooking blog HERE and I really quite enjoy that. I do enjoy making sugar cookies with the kids though and it's always fun to decorate them together.

You can find more Monday Mingle's HERE. Also - don't forget to enter our FABULOUS giveaway sponsored by SlimPerfect Swimwear - enter to win a $50 gift certificate at Cute Like Me Giveaways - I have a couple of their swimsuits and LOOOOOVE them!

Have a great week everyone!

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Closed for the Holidays...

Just passing word that Cute Like Me will be closed for the holidays from December 19th - January 4th. Any orders placed during this time will be processed the week of the 4th :) And of course any orders placed prior to the 19th will be processed and shipped, though Christmas Delivery cannot be guaranteed (depends where you live).

Thanks so much for your for even more sale items in the new year!

Have a fabulous holiday everyone and enjoy the time with family and friends!

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Monday Mingle...On Tuesday - again! LOL

Copied from my post HERE:

I'm going to stop anticipating I'll do this on video *next* week - although I do plan at some point to get my act together to do this as a vlog, for now this is what it is :) Remember to check out all the entries HERE

1. Tell us FIVE random facts about yourself.
* I have a scar over my belly button from hot soup when I was little
* I hate vacuuming - and rarely do it (and am so grateful for a husband who does it!!!)
* I absolutely LOVE shopping online (go for a natural high!!! lol)
* I have an *X* on my right arm - yes carved a friend...stupid story really - he asked if he could and I couldn't think of a reason to say no (can't quite figure out how the *cutting an x into my arm* didn't raise a red flag) he did...with his jackknife - no not sanitized...and because I know you're wondering - No, I don't have any diseases as a result. And yes, I do consider myself lucky. LOL
* I have always wanted a frog or turtle tattoo on my foot, on the outside edge by my pinky toe....maybe one day...

2. Do you wear perfume or cologne? What scent(s)?
I have Ralph Lauren's Blue perfume, and The Body Shop's Coconut Milk Body Lotion (this one is fabulous!!!)...I always loved The body Shop's Mango perfume, but sadly they don't make it anymore :(  I like some of the body sprays and lotions fromVictoria's Secret as well as Bath and Body Works (oh yeah I have the Pumpkin Pie Paradise Lotion - amazing!!! - but it doesn't look like it's on their site. boo) . Oh and I LOVED the Bath & Body works Le couvent Lemon Verbena Body Splash but it was also discontinued :(

3. How many speeding tickets have you gotten in your life? comment....okay seriously a few....(so glad this didn't ask how many accidents. haha) - but I think I've only had 1 in the past 7 years until last month when I got TWO within two weeks...*urg*

4. Do you go fishing? Do you like to fish?
I don't go fishing although I did with my grandparents as a kid. I'm more of the *suntan on the boat while everyone else catches the fish* kinda husband and cousin's husband caught some rainbow trout a few summers ago and we cooked it up (we were camping) in garlic butter and it was AMAZING, which tells yo usomething because I don't like fish.

5. What reality tv shows do you watch?
I really like the Amazing Race...and that's about it. I've watched a few seasons of Survivor. Oh and I can't forget - I LOVE The Bachelor(ette) and America's Next Top Model. (Do American Idol and So You Think You Can Dance count??? If so, then those too lol)

Happy Monday Mingle :) Next week is the last one until the new year!

Monday, December 7, 2009

Teacher Gifts Anyone??

It's that time of year again....all of us with kids in school or other activities, trying to find the perfect teacher gift. It's nice to give something useful and fun....without breaking the bank. I plan every year to get my act together and really  get something great made up for the teachers but somehow it doesn't *really* hit me until about now - the second week of December, when Christmas break is just around the corner. *ack*

Luckily, I know a fabulous lady with a fabulous blog (you thought I was going to promote my website didn't you?? Well, why not? Check it out HERE if you'd like - you just might find something fab) - She is seriously a crafter extraordinaire and I love checking out her latest projects and ideas. She's a doer....she doesn't just talk about wanting to do things, she does them...and then (lucky for me) blogs about it. So check out her blog HERE or to jump right to her latest *teacher gift* post you can go HERE. She has all of her posts organized by subject on the left hand side of the page - so feel free to browse around...try a few things....I know I have a few of her items on my *to do* list...

Have fun!!!

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Soother Clips are listed!!! - SAVE 50%

As promised, the soother clips have been added and marked down 50%!!! We love saving - especially at Christmas! Stock up for those stocking stuffers or even for upcoming baby gifts! Quantities are limited so get them before they're gone! 

Don't forget to check out our current giveaway HERE for a fabulous gift certificate to SlimPerfect!

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Monday Mingle...on Tuesday :)

Check out my Monday Mingle post HERE - I plan to participate every week so stay tuned and let me know if you join the fun too!

Have a great week!

Monday, November 30, 2009

There is no team in I...

Yes it's true....I am flying solo again. In an attempt to simplify her life, Megan has decided to step down from Cute Like Me, as well as our Giveaways blog. We all know how busy life can get - and with a 4 year old and 2 year old twins, I'm sure we can imagine all the things requiring Megan's time and attention. Sometimes we need to step back and re-evaluate....reconsider what things are the most important as well as the most fun. It's no lie when I say I am going to miss her - it's always nice to have someone you can work together with, bounce ideas off of , who has the same interest invested as you do. But it's not worth it if you no longer share that same passion....or enjoyment. And feeling like it is worth your time. So, thanks for all your hard work Megan! She really is rather amazing and has picked up the pieces and stepped up when we needed her to (like when our web designer went MIA halfway through - Megan finished it!). She found time to do things when I would have though I didn't have any - she inspires me to do more, to do better. And I am grateful to have had her as a partner for the past 4 years.

I do have great things planned for the website as well as the giveaways blog and I am so grateful for all of you who are along for the ride. I assure you it's going to be GREAT!

I, too have done my share of simplifying in the past few months....and the website will become a nice reflection of that in the new year. There are of course other priorities and obligations to fulfill, but I can't lie - I LOVE what I do. I LOVE having this website and providing adorable, quality accessories at affordable prices. I love discovering new items - it's a natural high - and passing along what I've learned along the way. I think the reviews and giveaways blog was one of my best ideas yet - and I am so grateful for the opportunity to be in contact with so many great companies and people, and to promote some really awesome products. I love that I can involve my kids in all aspects of the business - and am grateful they are so accommodating and patient. It has to be said - I have a pretty incredible husband too. He makes everything more fun, more funny, and more achievable. I heart him.

Thanks for all the support! Don't forget to check out the website for sale items and stock up for christmas! I have just placed the remaining aprons and felt food on sale - up to 50% off!!! So check them out! Also coming this week are soother clips - I am CLEARING them out! Watch for them by Friday!!!!

Friday, November 27, 2009

Check out these sale items today!

I've posted some more items and added some others to the sale category as well!

Stock is limited so get them while you can - items in the following categories are currently on sale AND ready to ship:

Crocheted Headbands
Cotton Knit Headbands
Soft Elastic Headbands
Ribbon Headbands
Crocheted Beanies
Infant Beanies
Petite Hairbows
Basic Hairbows
Petite Organza Hairbows 
Mini Bows
Embellished Clippies
Scrabble Tile Pendants

And of course - as mentioned in my last post...Enter coupon code CHRISTMAS10 to receive an additional 10% off your ENTIRE order! We've had some issues with the coupon code - but rest assured, it is working now! Coupon Code expires December 30th :)

HAPPY SHOPPING....and for those in the USA...HAPPY THANKSGIVING!!!

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Ready to Ship items listed!!!

Most of our in stock items are now listed. I will have more to add in the next week so stay tuned :) There are a lot with limited quantities so snatch them up while you can - most have also been added to the *sale* category! Perfect for stocking stuffers or present toppers for that special someone :)

We have a lot more to add so remember to check back often!

Oh yeah - and of course use coupon code CHRISTMAS10 to receive an additional 10% off your entire order!!!  You'll need to enter the coupon code BEFORE you start adding items to your cart so it applies itself to everything.


Monday, November 16, 2009


Yes, you've read right....our prices are going even LOWER! We are talking specifically about our bows and will be redoing the website in the coming weeks to reflect these changes. The styles are changing a bit as well and our existing stock will make it really easy for *ready to ship* - so  your orders will arrive even faster!!!

We are SO excited to be able to offer you the same quality hair accessories at even lower prices...and just in time for the holidays!!!! Great for stocking stuffers or to top a wrapped present - you can grab something for every outfit!

We will also be putting together group sets to purchase so you can even get MORE for your money!

So stay tuned - these changes are coming fast....and we can't wait!!!

Tuesday, September 8, 2009


After taking a few weeks off to reorganize and restock, we are back. We are still waiting for some items to arrive and are busy continuing to organize and get listings up on the website. But we are open for orders - stay tuned though as we add our *ready to ship* items to the site. We are working hard to make all items on our site *ready to ship* so there will be little to no wait time for your orders (except custom orders of course....but the turnaround will be even faster for those as we won't be tied up with other orders!). *yipee*

We will of course also be having a bit of a sale (okay maybe a big one. LOL) to move along some stock still making a home here - we LOVE a sale!

And of course, don't forget to check out our giveaways blog....the most fabulous review and giveaway will be posted later this evening. We promise you won't want to miss it! Don't forget to tell your friends - the more the merrier!!! And the more followers we have, the more awesome companies we'll have sponsoring these fabulous giveaways!

*See* you around!!!

Friday, August 21, 2009

Don't forget...

Don't forget to check out our giveaways blog - fabulous giveaways from some pretty awesome companies. A new one each week!!!

We are currently giving away a rashguard from Haiden Surf - a perfect addition to the swimwear wardrobe for the little men in our lives! Don't have boys - don't let that stop you....not only can your little girls wear them, but you can even keep it and give as a gift for a nephew, friend, or other relative!

Sooo fun!!!

CHECK US OUT HERE! (don't forget to follow!)

Sunday, August 16, 2009

A wee break...

For those of you who may not have received our newsletter this month (shame on you for not subscribing. *wink*) we are taking a bit of a break for the next few weeks. We will be closed until the first week of September. We are busy working to reorganize and restock and have more items *ready to ship* to help eliminate some longer wait times than we are happy with.

We are still around, so if there is something you would like or need in this time PLEASE let us know.

Any website orders during this time will be processed the first week of September!

For now...hop yourselves over to our giveaways blog and see what's happening there! We've had some awesome giveaways already and have even more to come. Next one is set for tomorrow - we can't wait!!! Spread the word and tell everyone to follow - we have some pretty great companies waiting in the wings for our followers to hit come on...LET'S PARTY!!!! :D

**also - stay tuned for another fabulous giveaway here...every girl needs bows for a new school year!!!**

Monday, July 20, 2009

New Nylon Headbands

We are having a nylon headband sale - Regular Price is $5 and they are marked down to $3.50 until the end of July. Check them out HERE - Quantities and Colours are limited!

This sale is to move out our old stock to bring in our new. We had some issues with items arriving on time so we've switched suppliers (and are THRILLED). Now, we have 54 colours to choose from, with new ones added all the time!!! How to choose??

Monday, July 13, 2009

The Winner..S :)

You know - we didn't hit even 25 followers on our giveaways blog, but that's okay. We're confident it will pick up - there are so many awesome companies participating, offering some awesome items. But we wanted to show our appreciation to those of you who did follow and show your support - so we are offering THREE $10 gift certificates for our website.

Here you go - the winners...

1. Carmen Lowry
2. Jennifer Meyer
3. Aik

Winners have 48 hours to respond - after which a new winner will be chosen! Thanks for support - and don't forget to enter the first official giveaway HERE - and spread the word!

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

OUR EXCITING NEWS (another fun giveaway is included)

We have been waiting a long time for this - we've been busy planning to make this new addition the best it can be. Here's the thing - we come across amazing products daily. Products that make life for us moms (and dads) easier and sometimes just more fun. Some items are for our kids, and some are just for us. But everything we find we are DYING to tell you about. As mentioned on our website, we have a deep desire to help others in their business ventures. We understand the value of word of mouth and the impact it has with advertising and have seen this first hand with our own company and the giveaways we've provided through other sites.

So - realizing we can't possibly offer every product we come across (even though we'd love to), we have decided to help faciliate our reviews of these items and companies with our Giveaways and Reviews blog!!! We are SO excited and can't wait to begin! We have an awesome lineup of companies participating and some really great products to review. Our first review and giveaway is set to begin THIS sunday night at 9pm. We will be promoting a new company/product every other day until the end of July, at which point we will do them weekly. Each giveaway will run a full week, so you'll have time to spread the word to your friends!

So here's the deal....we're offering a giveaway here to help promote this new blog. All you have to do to enter the giveaway is follow our giveaways and reviews blog found HERE.

The prize??? For every 25 followers we will be offering a $10 gift certificate to our website. So spread the word - tell your friends...and get everyone to follow and enter. Then of course, stay tuned for our AWESOME reviews and giveaways (check out our sponsor logos on the side - each of these companies will be participating)!


Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Review AND Giveaway

We've been *blogged* !!! We LOVE being reviewed and offering giveaways - it is really so much fun! So - here is another one....well not *here* but


Come on ladies (and some gents) - go there, comment and hope you win!!!

Isn't it GREAT :D

Good Luck everyone!!

Sunday, June 7, 2009


Well this giveaway was a blast! We had a great turnout - although not the 150 to double the prizes....but still great! What's even more exciting to us is the entries from those of you not living in either Canada or the USA. We had some entries from Malaysia (thanks to Aik for passing the word to her friends!!!), Australia, Brazil, and even Slovakia! How awesome is that!!!!

Here are the winners....we separated it into three categories - USA, Canada, and other. So there are 3 winners.....

From the USA: Carina Olsen

From Canada: Joan

From Everywhere else: Lilly (Brazil)

All winners will be notified and have 24 hours to respond with addresses (so items can be shipped and arrive in time).

Thanks for playing everyone!! Stay tuned for another great giveaway coming soon along with our new *and super exciting* announcement!

Saturday, June 6, 2009


Before we get to the *sale* - check out this post and enter our giveaway, ending Sunday night at 9pm.

And now......IT'S BACK! Our SALE section has been MIA for quite some time now and we've finally gotten it back up! More items than ever...better prices than ever...AAAAAAAND a coupon code to save you even MORE!!

Just enter CUTE15 to receive 15% more off your ENTIRE purchase - and yes, sale items are INCLUDED!!!! (It's best to enter the coupon code in the bottom left-hand space and THEN start purchasing. This will ensure the discount is applied to every item)

**are we jumping for joy yet**

Again - don't forget to enter THIS giveaway!! (all you have to do is comment to enter)

And stay tuned - we have some incredibly fabulous things planned!!! We are SO excited and can't wait to unveil them!!!

Tuesday, June 2, 2009



**IMPORTANT - We are EXTENDING this giveaway until Sunday June 7th at 9pm...more time to enter....keep passing the word!!!**

Yes, it's that time again! We LOVE doing giveaways....

This one is for those of you on both sides of the border! If you live elsewhere (ie not Canada or the US) please feel free to enter anyways and your prize will be arranged accordingly. We wanted to do this giveaway a little differently this time - as in, we wanted to make it easier. So, simply add a comment to this post stating either *Canada* or *United States* (or whatever country you are from if neither of these) and put your e-mail address (so we can contact you). THAT'S IT!!

One lucky winner from each side of the border will be chosen....and the best part is this - if we can get the comments up to 150 (or more) we will offer this prize to 4 more people - so a total of 6 (3 from each)!

Oh - I suppose you want to know what the prize is, don't you?? Well too bad *grin* You are just going to have to wait until it arrives at your door to find out. It will of course be hair accessories and they will be applicable to the upcoming holidays in July!

Well, what are you waiting for??? Get those comments in!

Giveaway closes Sunday June 7, 2009 at 900pm! It's a short one so the items can arrive in time!

Saturday, May 30, 2009

Stars and Stripes....

This is for all of our American customers! We know you have a special holiday coming up (for which I'll actually be in the US for this year!) and wanted to offer a special item just for your little ones to help add some more patriotism (cuz you know, the americans need more *smirk*).

Check out THIS LINK - THIS WEEK ONLY, these adorable clippies will be $2.50 each (instead of $3) or 2 for $4.00!!!!

Get them quick - quantities are limited!
As for our devoted Canadian customers - we're looking...but unfortunately there are few items such as this displaying our fabulous maple leaf. But don't fret....there is hope...and a giveaway coming in the next day or two that includes you! Truth is - put red and white together and it's Canadian :D

Monday, May 18, 2009



You are our lucky winner of this fabulous prize pack! We'll be in touch to find out where to send your prize and which patterns you want!

Thanks to everyone who participated! We absolutely love doing giveaways and we have a special one planned for the beginning of June (hint: two from each side of the border...a little *help* to celebrate an upcoming holiday!!!)

We hope you all have a fabulous week!!!

Friday, May 15, 2009


Before I get to the unveiling of our new (and FABULOUS) product for mom...check out this post and enter our latest giveaway (or just scroll down - it's the post right after this one!)

INTRODUCING....our newest accessory!!! Something for mom - a fun and fashionable way to keep time on your side (or try to anyways).

I personally have 3 of these and LOVE them! I don't normally even wear watches (I don't have *wrist hips* so they usually look funny) but these are my new addiction. A great way to add some bling, or just some colour to help brighten up your look...and in my case, mood! :D

AND at just $15 each - pretty much everyone can afford to buy at least one (or two. lol)! So check them out! We currently only have 1 of each style available but plan to bring in more soon. Hopefully these will tide you over until then!

**Wrist hips - my friends laugh at me every time I bring it up...basically I don't really have nice skinny wrists - it's more straight from my forearm to my hand. No little indent *waist* and therefore, no *hips*. Just in case you needed an explanation....**

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

WE ARE... ('s another giveaway)

It's time for another GIVEAWAY!!

We wanted to do something special this time around. Something bigger - something better - and something that can potentially benefit each member of the family. One lucky winner will receive this incredible family prize pack that includes:

For Mom (of course as it turns out you are likely entering to win it for um, happy mother's day to you *wink*) - This adorable and unique *Family* banner is brought us by Sarah of Creative Wall Artt (yes there are two t's). Sarah has been married to her wonderful husband for nearly 5 years and spends her days with their three beautiful children (ages 4, 2 1/2, and 5 months!). When she's not busy being a mom (we can't imagine when that would be), Sarah loves spending her time scrapbooking and crafting. She has come up with some really fun and creative items and is really starting to make her mark in the crafting world!

For the Toddlers, Tweens (and even mom too) we are offering TWO ribbon headbands of the winner's choice!

For the Infants to Preschoolers we are offering 1 set of double stacker bows (your choice of style and size), 1 set of 6 loop petite bows (your choice of style), AND an adorable bracelet of your choice!

Annnd...we couldn't forget the Boys in your lives :D TWO ribbon belts of your choosing (if you want them for your girls that's no problem!).

Oh and for Dad - um, one big happy (perfectly accessorized) family ;D

To Enter, visit Sarah's blog and let us know which item is your favorite :)

For additional entries (make sure each entry is a separate comment):

~ Follow us (1 entry) (If you already follow us, leave a comment to let us know - you will not be entered automatically)

~ Blog about this giveaway and leave us the link (3 entries)

~ Follow us on Twitter and Tweet this giveaway (3 entries) (If you already follow us, leave a comment and let us know - you will not be entered automatically)

~ Subscribe to our Newsletter (2 entries) (same deal - if you already subscribe, leave a comment and let us know - you will not be entered automatically)

Please ensure your profile is public or leave your email address in your comment. This giveaway will end on May 18th at 9:00 pm GMT. We will use our handy random number generator to choose the winner and will then email the winner, and post the win here. Giveaway is open to everyone - the more the merrier :)

Glad you love it!

Michele was the winner of a giveaway back in March (I think it was March...). She won the bracelet of her choice (actually her daughter's choice ;). She recently blogged about it and shared the link with us. I was so happy to hear about how much she and her daughter love the bracelet, that I wanted to share it with all of you! Enjoy!

Check it out!

Thanks Michele!

Tuesday, May 5, 2009


Seriously still in shock!!! But here we go...time to enter the numbers into our handy random number generator and find these prizes a home :D

For the adorable Christmas onesie and matching bows, the *new* winner is...


And for the option of either a ribbon headband (a definite hot seller!) or a 6 loop petite bow, the *new* winners are:

*Heather* and
Skye Curtis

If I don't hear from you all in the next day I'll be sending out e-mails. If items still aren't claimed - we'll set them aside for another giveaway :D

In addition - keep your eye out for a brand new giveaway. We're coming up with some pretty fabulous for May!

Aaaaand...check out this website for more great giveaways, including one we are sponsoring! Don't forget to enter to win!!!!

Friday, May 1, 2009


Well we never thought we'd be posting this!!! We still have our grand prize (adorable onesie) sitting here waiting to be claimed by it's winner (Hilary). We've done all we can to locate some of the winners, but without an e-mail address it's a *little* tricky.

So, here's the scoop.....if we haven't heard from the following winners by Sunday at 6pm, we will do a REDRAW!!!! So no, it's not wrong of all of you who entered to *hope* and *pray* none of them see this ;)

So we are waiting to receive e-mails from the following:

1. Hilary (Grand Prize - onesie and set of bows)
2. Change4Africa (Runner Up - ribbon headband or bow)
3. RubyMoon (Runner Up - ribbon headband or bow), and
4. DeAnna Gallardo (Runner Up - ribbon headband or bow)

We look forward to hearing from you all :)

And stay tuned...we're gearing up for another giveaway next week!!!

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

I just want to say thank you....

I just wanted to take a few minutes and thank all of our wonderful customers. :) Particularly those most recently who have had a longer wait time for their orders than we are comfortable with. This is not indicative of how we do business and I hope we (I) have not tainted your view of our company.
Some of you know that my father in law passed away unexpectedly at the end of March. For obvious reasons (funeral plans, etc.) we were away from home for the week following. This week away put me behind schedule and when I returned home I had to play some serious games of *catch up* with orders placed before then, during, and the days and weeks that followed. Our typical turnaround time is 2 weeks - some orders go out in a couple of days, but others have run into some stock issues, etc. In addition to this I was busy getting ready for the Lethbridge Garage Sale (see last post), which thankfully, because I was mainly clearing out some stock, required little additional effort/creating time. Thank heavens for that.

It has been a month since my father in law passed away, and I am just now finally feeling caught up. The only orders still waiting to go out are ones that have been placed in the last week and are just about complete. This is a great feeling - there is nothing worse than feeling overwhelmed and behind, and as though you are disappointing your customers. I am so sorry - seriously sorry.

And thank you so much for being so patient and understanding. Please know how much I appreciate it and how much I want your items and orders to be perfect and timely. I'm back...I'm on it....and I'm better than ever :D

Thanks a million - you're all pretty darn fab :)

Saturday, April 25, 2009

In true garage sale style...

We had a sale!!! Twice a year Lethbridge does a *giant garage sale* which if you ask me, is the most brilliant idea ever. The table costs are low and it's a great way to do a lot of shopping at once and waaaaay more convenient than driving through the city trying to find the best ones, nevermind lugging your kids in and out (and in my case, trying to keep them from playing with every item, toy or not). This was our third time participating and what we know is that few people go to a garage sale looking for full priced items, so we thought we'd join in the *garage sale* feeling and have a huge sale!
It was a great opportunity for us to clear out some stock (thus making room for more new and exciting items) and give you all an even better deal! We had so much fun and it was a huge success

We had a lot of great people purchasing Cute Like Me accessories for their little ones or as gifts; it was so fun to chat with you all and help you find those perfect items!

To keep costs low, making it even easier to offer these great prices, we ditched the bow cards and bow sets and just kept everything really simple.

We LOVE the way it turned out and are so thrilled with the support we received. We will definitely be doing this again! After all, who doesn't love a sale!!!

Thanks to everyone who stopped by our table - we wouldn't be where we are without you!

Stay tuned for another giveaway (next week) and of course our monthly special!

Sunday, April 12, 2009

We want to hear from you....

First - scroll down to see if you are one of the winners from our giveaway! We're still waiting to hear back from 4 of you to know where to send the let us know!!!

Megan found this lovely little site that you can post businesses on for feedback - essentially from strangers. It's really a nice idea and a great way to get some feedback. It's nice to know what people think when they browse our website, in addition to helping promote our site by having them visit it. (You have to visit the site in order to comment).

So, in addition to addressing a few of the comments left, I want to invite all of you to sign up (it takes only a few minutes) and leave a comment with your feedback. There is no way for us to know who you are, so if you want it to be pretty anonymous choose your screen name accordingly :)

Aside from the positive feedback we've received through here, which we are of course THRILLED about - we want to address some of the less than *ecstatic* comments. Perhaps there are more of you feeling this way.

Leaving items on the website that are out of stock: There is a method to this madness I promise! Although it never occurred to us to be madness - there are a few things we can no longer get which definitely need to be removed. But for the items we are simply *out of* - we leave them on the site for a few reasons: Some customers like to see what others are buying, Some customers want to place an order but realize they prefer an out of stock item better than something currently in stock so they contact us, or perhaps just wait until the item becomes available online again. Some items we have coming in the mail but don't want to update our status until we physically have the items (we've had issues with mailmen adopting our items for themselves, as well as other mail getting lost - well *lost*). And last, but certainly not least - it helps keep us more organized. Keeping a quantity of stock is sooo helpful and lets us know what items we are running low on and which to order next. If we are out of stock of something but have only sold 1 in the past few months, we may hold off for a little while on ordering more in. But we want to keep it on the website because ultimately the item is still available. We have an agreement with our suppliers to allow us to order piece by piece, so we are not always having to do bulk orders! Okay - hopefully that makes sense. :)

Shipping - We were happy to see a few people comment on how the shipping prices were reasonable. We are so relieved to read this - it was such a task to figure out what we wanted shipping to be. We don't believe in paying ridiculous handling fees (if any) but also ran into the problem of the difference in shipping for a bracelet or a set of bows - bows almost always need to be shipped in a box to keep their shape whereas a bracelet can be shipped in a simple envelope. But there really wasn't a way to organize this to accomodate the different scenarios. So we came up with what we felt was the most fair. Hopefully you agree!

It wasn't mentioned in this particular review - but we also want to address why we carry holiday items all year round. We are slowly but surely getting our holiday selections up and running. Hopefully by the end of this year (before Christmas) we'll be ahead of the game and be able to offer you all the fun christmas items BEFORE Christmas. LOL One of the reasons we offer our holiday items all year round is to help you, as the customer, benefit from the free shipping over $100 offer. If you can take advantage of the offer by planning ahead and buying a few things for the upcoming holidays - we want you to be able to do that. Then you are't putting in a few little orders throughout the year (not that we mind at all!) but rather you can put in one larger order and receive free shipping!

It was also mentioned that we have such a small selection for boys. WE KNOW! We are searching high and low for more and more boy items. With both of us having boys, we understand the need for more adorable boy accessories. We are on the hunt, don't you worry...and hopefully we can add more and more items for your boys! The Canvas belts will help with this - at least adding one more item to the list, but still - we are working to add more! If you know of anything that's a *must have* let us know - we love finding new things and are always looking to expand!

A few people commented that our site didn't have anything unique. I guess this really just comes down to where you are from and what you have around you. In some areas, all of these items are already available, so no - our site would not be considered *unique*. However, there are so many areas where these items are not available and having access to them (particularly in Canadian dollars) is really a great thing! The crafting world is really picking up and there are more and more women and moms creating new items - it's a really fun thing for us to be able to offer a *one stop shop* of sorts, where you can find something fun and even unique.

Some of our items are a little on the high end for pricing. It's true - some are. But rest assured the prices of items we bring in from suppliers are the same retail prices they use - so know that we aren't price hiking in any way. We account for the exchange in our prices though - so it will appear to be a bit different, but it's simply the CAD/USD difference. As for the items we make ourselves - we are also not hiking the prices up. Of course every business has the goal of making of profit, and ours is no different....but our whole purpose is to offer these fun and unique items at affordable prices. Not everyone can or wants to pay high end boutique prices - and we didn't want to just cater to those that can and do....We offer high quality boutique items for affordable (not boutique) prices!
And we almost always have a coupon code offering a discount, which also helps! (who doesn't love a coupon code!!)

All in all, we are working hard to bring you the very best and the most reasonable prices! We LOVE what we do and the opportunities this brings us. We have met some incredible and talented people along the way - it's such a great network to be a part of. We love getting your orders and find great satisfaction in hearing how much you love the items!

Thank you for supporting us...and please, if you have any questions - ask away! If you see something we are out of, contact us and we can arrange to have that item brought in for you (at no extra cost!!). Or if you want something that we don't currently carry, please let us know - we LOVE expanding.

Thanks again everyone!!! We wouldn't be here without all of you! Stay tuned for more news and fabulous giveaways!!!

Saturday, April 11, 2009


This is the best part!! In total, including obviously the comments on here and the orders we've received and their coordinating entry amounts - we had 109 entries in total! WOW! The best part is we don't just have ONE winner...we have SIX!! So let's get started! As always our winners are chosen using the handy little random number generator on our blog - I assign each of you ticket numbers based on the amount of entries you had - and away I go!

The Grand Prize winner is.....(ooo the anticipation...aren't you glad we don't have commercial breaks like American idol....although maybe this rambling is getting equally as

Hilary (that's all we know about hopefully you recognize your name. LOL) - the great thing about this too is that I completely forgot to mention in the original giveaway post that the onesie prize comes with a set of 4 loop petite bows (you can get matching ribbon to the bow on the onesie if you want) in your choice of ribbon!

And for the 5 runners up, here you are:

1. Change4Africa
2. RubyMoon
3. Jennifer Burton
4. Skye Varty
5. DeAnna Gallardo

Please e-mail us and let us know if you would prefer a ribbon headband or a 6 loop petite bow and of course the ribbon you would like!

CONGRATS TO ALL!!! Keep checking back - more news and giveaways are on their way!!!


Tuesday, April 7, 2009



Well here we go again!! It's time for another giveaway! We have been holding onto this adorable prize for a few months now so we could include all of you who are expecting a baby between September and December! We think it's the cutest thing and would be so adorable for Christmas photos (sorry to bring up the winter when spring has finally sprung!). This onesie is sized 0-3 months. Perfect if you are expecting or if you know someone who is (or someone who knows someone who get the picture! lol)

To enter:

1. Comment on this post - 1 entry
2. Visit our website and leave a comment here telling us what your favorite item is - 1 entry
3. Become a follower of our blog (if you already are, let us know) - 1 entry
4. Become a follower on twitter (if you already are, let us know) - 1 entry
5. Blog about this giveaway (send us the link) - 3 entries
6. Place an order (if you've placed one since our last giveaway, you will be included) - 5 entries!!!

**Please leave a separate comment for each entry**

In addition to the grand prize winner, 5 - yes FIVE - more of you will be drawn at random to receive your choice of ribbon headband or 6 loop petite bow!


Friday, April 3, 2009

Let's Cook!

Okay - I know this has nothing to do with accessories for kids but I wanted to pass along one of my other passions - cooking! I love it...I love being in the kitchen and spend about 80% of my home time in it (I can't say my husband minds! lol). Case in point - I'm not much of a skiier or snowboarder and consider myself more of a *lodge bunny* if I'm being honest. When I think of a day at the hill I picture everyone out snowboarding and me back in the lodge fixing the grub! I love cooking for friends and family and love trying new things. I'm also a big fan of finding recipes that are easy to make and don't have to be stressful. So, I decided to start a cooking blog...I'm blogging all my existing recipes as well as new ones I am trying.

Come check it out...become a follower...and feel free to send in your own recipes (tried or otherwise) so I can add to the *portfolio*!

Okay - now I seriously need to get back to my menu planning for the month...I'm in desperate need of groceries and some new recipes!

Thanks for letting me sneak this moment :)


Thursday, April 2, 2009

We're Sponsoring a Giveaway...

We've teamed up with Heather Ward Photography to offer you this fabulous giveaway! You can win this Ashley Madison Apron, beaded baby bracelet, and an island flower clippie, as well as a Photoshop actions package for editing your photos (These are the actions that Heather uses).

So check out her blog and leave a comment to enter!!! It doesn't get any better than this!

Giveaway ends Monday night!

Friday, March 20, 2009

We have a winner!

Thanks everyone for your interest in this giveaway. The winner of the custom baby bracelet is........

Michele P. from Northeast Maine


Be sure to stop by soon for another great giveaway!

Monday, March 16, 2009

Another March Giveaway!!

This giveaway is now CLOSED.

So I guess we're a little addicted to giveaways around here. Our next giveaway is fabulous! We are giving away a custom bracelet!! You choose the design and it can even be personalized with the sterling silver letter beads. You can add a full name, initials, or whatever you want! If you don't like any of the bracelets you see, just email me and we can work something out so that you can have the perfect bracelet for your little one.

I only use the best materials: sterling silver beads and components, swarovski crystals, freshwater pearls, cat's eye beads, stainless steel coated beading wire, and quality glass beads (I say "quality" because some are not.....quality). The bracelets in the "clearance" section are there for a reason. I started with those beads but they do not last. I only want the best for my customers, so I'm getting rid of those. I also add a 1 inch extender chain so the bracelet will fit your little one for many years. Sizes range from newborn to 13 years. The sizes on our website are generally right, but all kids are different so I recommend measuring the wrist and adding 1/2" for wiggle room.

Here are the rules to win (you don't have to do everything...although we'd love it if you did!!):

Browse the website and comment on this post to let us know which bracelet you would choose if you won (you can change your mind later if you worries!) = 1 entry

For additional entries:
1. become a follower of our blog (click on the link on the right-side bar) = 1 entry

2. post about this specific giveaway on your blog/facebook/twitter/website = 1 entry

3. put a link to our blog or site on your blog or website = 1 entry

4. become a follower on twitter (click on the link on the right-side bar) = 1 entry

Wow, that seems like a better get busy!
You only need to comment once and just let us know what things you've done to earn extra entries.
Be sure to let us know your blog/site address so we can check out your posts.
If you already have become a follower or linked to us, no need to do it again, just let us know.

The contest will run until Friday at 9pm. Good luck!

Saturday, March 14, 2009

Fun with beads

I've been having some fun lately designing new bracelets and beaded clippies. I finally got them up on the website. Take a look! Just look in the New Items section to see what's new, or check out all of our bracelets and beaded clippies.

I made the June bracelet for my daughter, and my sister in law had me make similar ones for her 4 daughters. I think they turned out great. If you want other colours in this design let me know. I love doing custom orders.


Friday, March 13, 2009


Bet you all want to know if it's you... well this giveaway was fun - we are excited for the winner....not sure if it's for personal use or as a gift but either way, this adorable *ADORABLE* nursing cover is sure to find itself a lovely new home :)


NICOLE KABATOFF !!! You are the lucky winner of this fabulous giveaway!

Don't run away though if you didn't win this one - we will be having more a month at least, so definitely check back often! In fact, our next giveaway begins MONDAY!!

*see* you all then!

Nicole - just e-mail us your address and we'll get your nursing cover off to you!

Monday, March 9, 2009

It's time......for a GIVEAWAY!!!


Probably our favorite thing to stay tuned as there will be more and more giveaways to come. But right now, let's talk about THIS one!

It's nearly 9pm Monday night....this giveaway will be open until 9pm Friday night - so tell all your friends (in real life and in bloggerland) and let's get those entries in!!! Just comment here for one entry....put a link to our blog on your blog for an additional 3 entries (and send us the link)....and (just like last time) send us a photo (different than before if you sent one last time) of your little one wearing one of our products for an additional 5 entries. That's 9 possible entries in total!!

Brought to us by Michelle, owner of Peek a Boob Nursing Covers, this adorable *Razzle Dazzle* Nursing Cover! (click on the photo to see the pattern's soooo cute!) Perfect for yourself or to give as a gift! These peek a boob nursing covers are a HOT seller!!!
My name is Michelle and I am a first time mom and loving it. I am thrilled to be making a product I truly believe in. It will be the most essential item a nursing mother will ever have. It gives a new nursing mother confidence that she can peek at her nursing baby without giving everyone else a peek! Mothers that are already comfortable with nursing will be amazed at how much easier nursing with a cover is and will wish they had found them a lot sooner!

Thanks so much, Michelle for sponsoring this fun and fabulous giveaway! We can't wait to see who the lucky winner is!!! Check out more of Michelle's fabulous patterns at and on our site in the *out and about* section. (which you all should know by now! hehe)

Thanks for stopping by!!! Let's spread the word!!!!

Sunday, March 8, 2009

Ribbon Headbands and more...

We have finally added our ribbon headbands to the website! Aren't they fabulous!!! These headbands are adorable and completely adjustable so you can purchase one for your toddler and wear it yourself! Gotta love that!!!

We can't forget to give a shout out to Heather Ward Photography for providing us with these fabulous photos. Aren't they perfect!

Truthfully we should be giving a shout out to a few photographers, without whom we wouldn't have some of the adorable (ADORABLE) photos on our site. We have been incredibly blessed to benefit from their talents...THANK YOU LADIES!!!!

As mentioned, Heather Ward has provided us with these adorable Ribbon Headband photos. Her talent is obvious and incredible and she is as kind hearted and generous as they come. Check out more of her work at and

Our adorable Ribbon Belt photos come to us courtesy of Radelle Jensen, owner of Eternal Reflections Photography. We can't possibly say enough kind things about Radelle. She is fun and funny - and although her specialty is in weddings (she's also a romantic) her talent oozes into everything she does. Check out more of her work at and

And how could we forget Mandy Baker of Baker Photography - she provided us with lovely photos for the main page on our website. Always willing to try something new, Mandy is a blast to shoot with.
She is fun and calm and great at just going with the flow (even when my son BAWLED through a whole photo shoot *sigh*). Check out more of her work at

Truly all 3 of these photographers are amazing and kind and fun....and unique - that's why we love them!


We have had a small change - but a GREAT one!!! This month, in addition to our special 50% off feature product we are hosting TWO giveaways!! Yes, that's right - I said TWO!! Our first begins tomorrow (Monday) and our second begins the following Monday! So tell your friends...don't forget to follow us so you get our updates! We are so excited - we have so many awesome things in store....We LOVE doing what we do.

p.s. Our giveaway tomorrow is a perfect accessory for the nursing mother, new and experienced! Makes a great gift for a friend - or yourself :D

Monday, March 2, 2009

Let's Talk About March!

We have been really busy filling orders and making plans for the months ahead. Of special interest to you, we imagine, is what's happening in March!!

For starters - our coupon code CUTE10 is still activated - so take the opportunity to save, even on the clearance items! :D

Megan has been working hard to finish off our newsletter to give you all some updates on what we are working on. So for those of you who receive it, this might be a bit repetitive. She has also designed some even more stunning beaded clippies and bracelets which will be added to the website soon, so watch for those!

We are also working to get the canvas belts and ribbon headbands up on the site and ready to sell. We are THRILLED with them and are so excited to put them on the site. Watch for those by the 10th!

There is also going to be a *one week special* where a certain item will be available to you for 50% off the original price. Yes, that's right... FIFTY PERCENT OFF!!! You really can't beat that! There is one small catch though - (sorry...) - you need to subscribe to our newsletter (leave your e-mail in the comments section and we'll add you to the list) to find out the details of this promotion.

And of course - there will be another giveaway! Watch for that on the 11th...and every month afterwards. We had so much fun with the giveaway we just have to do it again...and again...and again..*you get the picture*

We are also sponsoring giveaways on 3 other sites, so as details become available we will let you know how you can enter. It's an awesome way to win some great stuff!

And last, but definitely not least, don't forget to *follow* this blog so you can receive our updates.

Thank you all so much for your support and compliments! We LOVE what we do and look forward to making and providing some of the cutest accessories for your little ones. If you have an idea for something you'd like us to carry, please let us know! We are always looking for something new and fun!

Enjoy your week! We'll update again soon!!!

Saturday, February 14, 2009


We have been overwhelmed by the awesome response to our giveaway. It's so much fun to see where everyone is from and that some of you have passed us along to friends and family. Thank you to everyone who commented...those who passed it along either by blog or word of mouth (or e-mail, etc)...and those who were able to send in photos of your kids wearing some of our products. It's so exciting.

I have personally been so giddy with excitement to know who is going to win these pendants. I'm thrilled the time has come....First of all I assigned you all ticket numbers based on which pendant you liked best (if you didn't specify, I chose for you) and in which order you commented. Also of course taking into account how many *entries* you had. For the VW pendant the ticket numbers range from 100-147 and the Carnation from 200-227. I am going to simply put the numbers into our fabulous random number generator (on the right hand side of our blog) and let it do the work.

I'm sure you'd rather I get to here you go.

The winner of the VW scrabble pendant is:
Ticket #111 - Renee Brandley from Rexburg, Idaho

The winner of the Carnation scrabble pendant is:
Ticket #202 - Jodi Pilling from Coaldale, Alberta

Congratulations to Renee and Jodi. Please e-mail us your mailing addresses so we can get these pendants off to you.

Okay...that was too much fun...time for another?? haha...okay maybe not right this second, but definitely stay tuned for more fun and fabulous giveaways. We have some great things planned!

Wednesday, February 11, 2009


We couldn't keep these from you any longer. Of course - I guess we kind of still are as this is only a *sneak peak*. Let us know what you think....Our fabulous new Canvas Belts....for toddlers to adults.

**I'm sorry for the not great photos...I waited until daylight was gone and honestly was too impatient to wait until tomorrow.**

First up - The Sparkle Buckle (available in gold, silver, pink, and turquoise with a lot of different colour options for the belt)

Next we have the adorable heart option (I know - would have been perfect for Valentine's Day...unfortunately the mail system decided to be a little more like the turtle than the hare). Also available with a star. Of course the belt colour is up to you :)

And of course we can't leave the boys out (don't worry - this will not be the only option):

And for our American customers:

Let us know what you think :) There are so many fun options to choose from - we can't wait to bring them to the site in March!!!

Friday, February 6, 2009



We've been waiting to receive these fabulous items so we could start our blog with a BANG.

We LOVE giveaways....and are so excited to offer one of our own. These adorable scrabble tile pendants (chain included) will be featured on our site starting in April (unless demand is high enough, at which point we will bring them in sooner).

Brought to us by Jill, these recycled Scrabble Tiles are covered in a glossy resined graphic and finished with a sterling silver plated bail. ♦ Affordable gifts for every occasion♦ Each pendant measures approx 3/4" square♦ Pendants are water resistant, but not waterproof♦ Pendants contain small parts and are not intended for young children♦ Note that the letter on the tile you receive is picked at random.**Ball Chain is approximately 16 inches long.**Each Pendant is packaged in a light blue organza gift pouch and ready to be given as a gift.


So here's the deal....Leave a comment with your name and where you are from and your favorite of the two pendants. We'll choose a winner with our random number generator. And for EXTRA fun, mention this giveaway on your blog (and send us the link) and get an extra 5 entries. E-mail us a photo of your cutie wearing one of our products and we'll give you an extra 3 entries (that's 9 total!!). Get your entries in before next Friday (the 13th - it's about time it was known for something good!! lol) at midnight. I'll be choosing the winners and posting on Saturday! Good luck everyone.


Also - don't forget to stop by our site and use coupon code CUTE10 to receive 10% off your ENTIRE order (sale items included!!!).

Thanks for stopping by - you can be sure this is the first of many posts AND giveaways!!