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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

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

 

 

Valentine’s Day and Barrettes

Valentine’s Day is next week.  To many, it means love, hearts, and everything pink and red.  It also means helping Little Miss write her Valentine’s Day cards for the kids in her class.  It also means dressing her up that day in something red, looking all cute and girly. I’m also going to do her hair with something flowery.  I’m thinking a fabric rosette barrette is in order for that day.

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These are something I thoroughly enjoy making.  I also have a few for sale in my etsy shop. The ones above will be listed soon.

I make mine a bit differently, but here is a great tutorial:

http://www.shanty-2-chic.com/2010/05/flat-rolled-rosettes-no-sew-baby.html

Have a great rest of the weekend!

Life is simple: eat, sleep, handmade

~The Gingham Bow

 

This Blog…This New Blog

Here we go, venturing into blogland…yet again.  I will be posting more, so I’m going to learn how to do this!

I’ve been thinking of new things to make this blog interesting, all while focusing on trying to incorporate many topics.

Venture with me, into the life of The Gingham Bow!

-The Gingham Bow