January 2014 Sneak Peek #4 - Last One!

The Biz and Sketchbook

Good morning from rainy Atlanta! Here is the fourth and final new addition to our line this January. It is a little do-over, a little face-lift, a little make over for a card that has been in the line for over 10 years. 

When I first wrote this card, a million years ago, I was a young art director at an advertising agency in Boston making little post cards for my friends in my spare time. I was living in a new city, only really knew a handful of people and was exploring the possibilities of my life. I had luxurious amounts of time to daydream and scheme and think about what it was that I was supposed to give to the world. I was also poor as dirt, so I had to keep myself entertained.

This card was about what it takes to make a dream work. 

As I sat down to re-work the visual on this, now 11 or 12 years later (gulp) it became about something much different. I began to think about what it takes to make relationships work. Marriages, friendships, family connections, and now motherhood. Those are the really important things. So are dreams, don't get me wrong. But in my life, relationships are the things that have required my best stuff. 

Heart and soul is a lot. Plenty in some cases. But the love, risk, forgiveness, openness, communication, pluck, and stick-to-itiveness that real connections require (just to name a few things) is no joke. But nothing is more worth it.

This should still be about what it takes to make dreams work. My dreams, though, right now, involve a village of lots of happy healthy relationships. They take every last thing I've got. And they should. 

Would love to know what you think! 

xo

By Leigh 01.11.2014 – 9:57 am

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January 2014 Sneak Peek #3!

The Biz and Sketchbook

Good morning!! Here is the third installment of our January release for your swooning pleasure! For those of you wondering, these will be up on our website around the beginning of February and wholesale customers can order them right now! In fact, some of your favorite stores are ordering them as we speak since I am writing to you from the Atlanta Gift Show. 

I know, whoa. 

Anyway, I am being fresh as a result of too much fluorescent lighting and recycled air. 

This one makes me very very happy. Not only because it features my beverage of choice, but because it was made for a very special, very sparkly lady. Emily has worked for Curly Girl for over four years now and is quite possibly the most effervescent person I know. Everything about her sparkles and where that might be totally annoying in some people, it is so authentic and contagious in her that you can't help but get a little on you. I appreciate Emily for many many things, but her ability to put a little shine into anything she does is worth a toast...or two. 

So, this one goes out to Emily and all of our glitter girls. Sparkle on!

xo

By Leigh 01.10.2014 – 9:51 am

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January 2014 Sneak Peek #2!

The Biz and Sketchbook

if you are anything like me, you have been lucky enough to come across a few good dames in your day. I have a collection of dear friends that I am so proud to know and have on speed dial.

They are beautiful, strong, intelligent, mostly hilarious women that are all very down to earth...and a tiny bit nutty. I think that's what I like the most about them. 

Rare birds all around. 

I have decided to celebrate this quality with this new addition to the line. Stay strange and wonderful my dears. 

Have a rare friend you need to send this to?

By Leigh 01.09.2014 – 8:41 am

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January 2014 Sneak Peek!

The Biz and Sketchbook

It's that time again! Time for tradeshows and travel and razzle and dazzle on the business side of things over here. It always seems to bring the 'vacation mode' of the holidays to a screeching halt and snaps the new year into something of a sharp focus. We have so much to do! Only 12 little months to do it! 

Some day I will be the kind of business owner and boss that thoughtfully plans out our next year's goals and schedule a tidy few months before the end of the previous year. My staff will take comfort in knowing what lies ahead and where we are going to put our collective energy, and feel secure that the new work will flow from my studio in a tidy and timely manner. Until that day, I am the business equivalent to the pop tart that you eat in the car on the way to school while you finish getting dressed in the car. 

Or something like that. 

I hope that it is one of my more 'charming' qualities. 

Alas, this release made it to the printer just under the wire. And by just under the wire, I mean late. 

That does not make me love them any less, and frankly, I think I do some of my best work under pressure.

This one was obviously inspired by recent additions to my life. Like many things, I couldn't have written about it until I lived it. This is what I want to tell my babies about how glad we are they are here and how we feel like we pulled them right out of the stars in the sky.

This one is for Graham and Ruby.

xo 

By Leigh 01.08.2014 – 9:17 am

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12 Days of Giving ~ Day #12

The Biz and Sweetheart Sponsors

Welcome to Day 12 of Curly Girl's 12 Days of Giving! Each day, starting December 1st, a new gift will be opened and our fans can enter to win something marvelous!  It's all a surprise, so no skipping ahead (I know, the anticipation!)


Our gifts come from a variety of amazing people, doing amazing things! Each is a friend of Curly Girl, and we hope you will love them too!


Today's Giveaway is: Our favorite plush Shopping Tote inspired by the 'Packed Up Her Potential' card!

Potential looks great on everyone, don't you think?  With wide shoulder straps and plush material, this tote is everything you need in a stylish shopper!  All the gals in the office have snagged one of these up, and we think you should too!  

on Facebook | Enter to Win!

To enter the contest, there are a few things you've got to do!

First: You must like Curly Girl Design on Facebook!

Second: On our Facebook page you'll see a tab that says 12 Days of Giving at the top of our Timeline.  Click it!  Open today's date, click 'Enter to Win!' and provide a valid email address.  That's it!

Third: You must like the Sponsor of the gift you are trying to win on Facebook! No worries, there will be links in each gift so you know exactly where to go!

Fourth: Share! Ok, this isn't required, but it is a fun event, so why not?!


Fine Print:

There are no substitutions or exchanges for prizes. On days where there is more than one gift to receive, items will be issued to winners at random.  Many gifts are time-sensitive so please check email and Facebook for winner announcements so we can get your mailing address.  That said, do not publicly post your mailing address! We will get it from you via email.  Questions about the contest or our wonderful sponsors? Email us at lauren [at] curlygirldesign [dot] com!

By Leigh 12.12.2013 – 8:38 am

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12 Days of Giving ~ Day #11

The Biz and Sweetheart Sponsors

Welcome to Curly Girl's 12 Days of Giving! Each day starting December 1st, a new gift will be opened and our fans can enter to win something marvelous!  It's all a surprise, so no skipping ahead (I know, the anticipation!)

Our gifts come from a variety of amazing people, doing amazing things! Each a friend of Curly Girl, and we hope you will love them too! 

Today's Giveaway: Playful Statement Necklace from Marmalade!

Who doesn't love a statement necklace? This one is particularly playful, with bead-fringe and eyecatching colors - perfect for your holiday soiree! One of many swoon-worthy pieces at Marmalade...hint hint...head on over and see for yourself!

ShopMarmalade | on Facebook | Enter to Win!

To enter the contest, there are a few things you've got to do!

First: You must like Curly Girl Design on Facebook

Second: On our Facebook page you'll see a tab that says 12 Days of Giving at the top of our Timeline.  Click it!  Open today's date, click 'Enter to Win!' and provide a valid email address.  That's it!

Third: You must like the Sponsor of the gift you are trying to win! No worries, there will be links in each gift so you know exactly where to go!

Fourth: Share! Ok, this isn't required, but it is a fun event, so why not?!

Fine Print:

There are no substitutions or exchanges for prizes, so if you choose to enter and win a gift, that is exactly the gift you will receive.  On days where there are more than one gift to receive, items will be issued to winners at random.  Many gifts are time-sensitive so please check email and Facebook for winner announcements so we can get your mailing address.  That said, do not publicly post your mailing address! We will get it from you via email.  Questions about the contest or our wonderful sponsors? Email us at lauren [at] curlygirldesign [dot] com!

By Leigh 12.11.2013 – 9:00 am

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12 Days of Giving ~ Day #10

The Biz and Sweetheart Sponsors

Welcome to Curly Girl's 12 Days of Giving! Each day starting December 1st, a new gift will be opened and our fans can enter to win something marvelous!  It's all a surprise, so no skipping ahead (I know, the anticipation!)

Our gifts come from a variety of amazing people, doing amazing things! Each a friend of Curly Girl, and we hope you will love them too! 

Today's Giveaway: A Duo of Delectable Salts from Marmalade!

These salts are guaranteed to make your mouth water, and we can safely assure you that any dish would be elevated with a dash of them!  Marmalade's Rosemary salt is perfection in a pasta dish, chicken, and soups, while Lavender is uniquly suited for savry desserts.  Just a pinch and you are hooked.  Did we mention they are perfect stocking stuffers for the chefs in your home?  

Shop Marmalade | on Facebook | Enter to Win

To enter the contest, there are a few things you've got to do!

First: You must like Curly Girl Design on Facebook

Second: On our Facebook page you'll see a tab that says 12 Days of Giving at the top of our Timeline.  Click it!  Open today's date, click 'Enter to Win!' and provide a valid email address.  That's it!

ThirdYou must like the Sponsor of the gift you are trying to win! No worries, there will be links in each gift so you know exactly where to go!

Fourth: Share! Ok, this isn't required, but it is a fun event, so why not?!

Fine Print:
There are no substitutions or exchanges for prizes, so if you choose to enter and win a gift, that is exactly the gift you will receive.  On days where there are more than one gift to receive, items will be issued to winners at random.  Many gifts are time-sensitive so please check email and Facebook for winner announcements so we can get your mailing address.  That said, do not publicly post your mailing address! We will get it from you via email.  Questions about the contest or our wonderful sponsors? Email us at lauren [at] curlygirldesign [dot] com!

By Leigh 12.10.2013 – 9:00 am

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12 Days of Giving ~ Day #9

The Biz and Sweetheart Sponsors

Welcome to Curly Girl's 12 Days of Giving! Each day starting December 1st, a new gift will be opened and our fans can enter to win something marvelous!  It's all a surprise, so no skipping ahead (I know, the anticipation!)

Our gifts come from a variety of amazing people, doing amazing things! Each a friend of Curly Girl, and we hope you will love them too! 

Today's Giveaway: Another Triple Treat from Allen Designs Studio!

Three winners will take home one of these fantastic totes from Allen Designs! 

Close 2 My Art | Allen Designs on Facebook | Enter to Win Now!

To enter the contest, there are a few things you've got to do!

First: You must like Curly Girl Design on Facebook

Second: On our Facebook page you'll see a tab that says 12 Days of Giving at the top of our Timeline.  Click it!  Open today's date, click 'Enter to Win!' and provide a valid email address.  That's it!

Third: You must like the Sponsor of the gift you are trying to win! No worries, there will be links in each gift so you know exactly where to go!

Fourth: Share! Ok, this isn't required, but it is a fun event, so why not?!

Fine Print:
There are no substitutions or exchanges for prizes, so if you choose to enter and win a gift, that is exactly the gift you will receive.  On days where there are more than one gift to receive, items will be issued to winners at random.  Many gifts are time-sensitive so please check email and Facebook for winner announcements so we can get your mailing address.  That said, do not publicly post your mailing address! We will get it from you via email.  Questions about the contest or our wonderful sponsors? Email us at lauren [at] curlygirldesign [dot] com!

By Leigh 12.09.2013 – 9:00 am

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12 Days of Giving ~ Day #8

The Biz and Sweetheart Sponsors

Welcome to Curly Girl's 12 Days of Giving! Each day starting December 1st, a new gift will be opened and our fans can enter to win something marvelous!  It's all a surprise, so no skipping ahead (I know, the anticipation!)

Our gifts come from a variety of amazing people, doing amazing things! Each a friend of Curly Girl, and we hope you will love them too! 

Today's Giveaway: This Gorgeous Paisley Scarf from Marmalade!

This scarf is so lovely it was featured in Redbook! We love the earthy green color and light fabric which makes it perfect for layering and wonderfully festive, natch.

ShopMarmalade | on Facebook | Enter to Win!

To enter the contest, there are a few things you've got to do!

First: You must like Curly Girl Design on Facebook! 

Second: On our Facebook page you'll see a tab that says 12 Days of Giving at the top of our Timeline.  Click it!  Open today's date, click 'Enter to Win!' and provide a valid email address.  That's it!

Third: You must like the Sponsor of the gift you are trying to win! No worries, there will be links in each gift so you know exactly where to go!

Fourth: Share! Ok, this isn't required, but it is a fun event, so why not?!

Fine Print:
There are no substitutions or exchanges for prizes, so if you choose to enter and win a gift, that is exactly the gift you will receive.  On days where there are more than one gift to receive, items will be issued to winners at random.  Many gifts are time-sensitive so please check email and Facebook for winner announcements so we can get your mailing address.  That said, do not publicly post your mailing address! We will get it from you via email.  Questions about the contest or our wonderful sponsors? Email us at lauren [at] curlygirldesign [dot] com!

By Leigh 12.08.2013 – 9:00 am

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12 Days of Giving ~ Day #7

The Biz and Sweetheart Sponsors

Welcome to Curly Girl's 12 Days of Giving! Each day starting December 1st, a new gift will be opened and our fans can enter to win something marvelous!  It's all a surprise, so no skipping ahead (I know, the anticipation!)

Our gifts come from a variety of amazing people, doing amazing things! Each a friend of Curly Girl, and we hope you will love them too! 

Today's GIveaway: The Acclaimed book Meditations From The Mat and deluxe DVD set by Rolf Gates!

The Holidays can be crazy, and taking a moment to center yourself is the perfect way to take on the stress of the season (and be oh-so good to yourself too).  

Rolf Gates | on Facebook | Enter To Win

To enter the contest, there are a few things you've got to do!

First: You must like Curly Girl Design on Facebook

Second: On our Facebook page you'll see a tab that says 12 Days of Giving at the top of our Timeline.  Click it!  Open today's date, click 'Enter to Win!' and provide a valid email address.  That's it!

Third: You must like the Sponsor of the gift you are trying to win! No worries, there will be links in each gift so you know exactly where to go!

Fourth: Share! Ok, this isn't required, but it is a fun event, so why not?!

Fine Print:
There are no substitutions or exchanges for prizes, so if you choose to enter and win a gift, that is exactly the gift you will receive.  On days where there are more than one gift to receive, items will be issued to winners at random.  Many gifts are time-sensitive so please check email and Facebook for winner announcements so we can get your mailing address.  That said, do not publicly post your mailing address! We will get it from you via email.  Questions about the contest or our wonderful sponsors? Email us at lauren [at] curlygirldesign [dot] com!

By Leigh 12.07.2013 – 9:00 am

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