The Winner is:

@themeltingpomegranate, one of our followers on Instagram.

Congrats!!

Life is simple:  eat, sleep, handmade

~The Gingham Bow

Instagram Followers

Morning everyone!  I have decided to change up the contest.  Due to the fact that I have received SO many Instagram follow requests, I have decided to open the giveaway to Instagram followers– even those who do not follow the blog.

 

Simply follow The Gingham Bow on Instagram, like the photo that is showing the new giveaway,  and comment under the photo that you want to be included in our contest.    The drawing will be on 20 May 2017.  I’m trying to be fair in the fact that not everyone wants to be included in the drawing or follow our blog.  This way, ANY one can enter should they choose.

Enjoy your day!

 

Life is simple:  eat, sleep, handmade

~The Gingham Bow

Extension

Hi folks!  I have extended the giveaway for a few more days!  I received a wonderful amount of follow requests on Instagram.  (@theginghambow).

Go ahead and follow us and a winner will be announced on Friday, 12 May 2017!

Life is simple:  eat, sleep, handmade

~The Gingham Bow

Giveaway Signups Start Today!

Today is the first day of signups to enter to receive a free gift from The Gingham Bow!

The contest runs from 01 May 2017 until 05 May 2017.  On the 6th of May, we will be choosing a winner, via random name picker tool, and you will be contacted if you win! Your name will be announced on Instagram and on our blog.

Please see post for details, terms, and conditions.

Good luck!!

Life is simple:  eat, sleep, handmade

~The Gingham Bow

Giveaway time!

It’s time that I do a giveaway!  The contest will run from 01 May 2017 until 05 May 2017 and the winner will be chosen 06 May 2017.

Requirements:  You must be signed up on BOTH places to be entered.  (Please let us know your Instagram name and your email address.  Signups WILL be verified)

Example:  theginghambow AND theginghambow@live.com

  • Follow us on Instagram
  • Sign up to receive new blog posts from our blog

You can follow us on Instagram under: theginghambow

You can sign up to receive our blog posts from the email signup on the side bar of this blog.

Using the random name picker tool, your name will be entered into the computer and a random name will be chosen.  You will be notified via email if you are chosen.

The prize will be:

Yoyo burgundy barrette

 

I am also going to send this along with a custom made barrette in your choice of a blue, pink, light green, or lavender shabby chic fabric.

Good luck!

Life is simple:  eat, sleep, handmade

~The Gingham Bow

Quote for the week

I received a TON of interest with my “quote” post.  I received likes and private messages regarding the first one I did.  I have decided to do a weekly post with this subject.

I enjoy reading some quotes that actually make me think about what the actual message is or what I interpret it to be.  Sometimes it is that quote that I remember reading or hearing that makes me say, “I really needed to hear that today.”

I saw this quote, by J.R. Rowling, and it did just that.

“If you want to know what a man’s like, take a good look at how he treats his inferiors, not his equals.”

This is very true.  I was always taught that everyone should be treated the same.  You treat the janitor the same way that you would treat the CEO of a major company.  Never judge anyone by the amount of money that they make, the job that they have, or how big their home is.  I always decide how a person is based on their heart, kindness, and character.  Being nice and kind costs nothing.  It is not the material things that we have in life that determine how we are as a human being.  It is usually the ones that don’t have the most money to spend on material items or the ones that are the busiest that give the most of their time.

old lady giving an apple

I’m not sure who to credit with this photo, but this to me, it shows kindness beyond belief; in my mind anyway.  She looks as if she is definitely NOT a millionaire, but just a kind soul, giving what she has, and sharing her food.

Have a great weekend everyone!

Life is simple:  eat, sleep, handmade

~The Gingham Bow

 

 

The Love of Natural Products: Part 2

 

 

 

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Welcome back to the “Part 2” of this topic!  This is fun for me to talk about because I not only use them, I make them!

Enter: “Natural Dryer Sheets”.  These beauties can be made from any fabric you like and any scent you like.   I like simple, vintage looking fabrics along with the smell of lavender.

These little guys look like a little closed pouch, and are filled with scented material.  They are yet another alternative to chemical ridden commercial sheets.  We already know the result of using the commercial sheets, so these are the better option, in my opinion. Another win-win as they not only save money, but they work with the heat of the dryer to make your laundry smell so good!

Simply toss your laundry into the dryer, toss in 2 of these “sheets”, start the dryer and when the cycle is complete, enjoy the great smell that is being emitted from your clothing.

I not only use them, but I also sell these in my Etsy shop.  (http://www.theginghambow.etsy.com)

If you use these, let me know how you like them!

Life is simple:  eat, sleep, handmade

~The Gingham Bow