Lemonade stand…

When you were a child you probably had the unique and sure to be profitable idea to start a lemonade stand. And like many other children, you went through the process like a young Mark Zukerberg, planning every detail to make it work.

Gathering your supplies for your new-found entrepreneurial project, your seven year-old self just knew you were going to make a killing off this venture. While you mixed your big pitcher of Country Time Lemonade you started to think of everyone that was going to mosey up to your kid-friendly bar and partake in a sweet and tangy cocktail. Making a mental checklist of all of your closest friends in the neighborhood that would support your new establishment, you hope that they pass along the news of the new watering hole on the block.  And then when you finally have your parent’s card table set up with your full pitcher and needed supplies, you start to tally up your future profits and more importantly how you were going to spend your earnings.  

Well what if that all happened but instead of taking your cash-stuffed Velcro wallet to the store to buy a new Strawberry Shortcake Doll or Star Wars Light Saber, you instead donated it to a worthy cause.

Really, a child would do that?!?!

Well that’s exactly what a little girl I know does every year for a very worthwhile foundation. Sweet little Jessica Kuca holds a lemonade stand at her home in O’Fallon, IL in hopes of raising money for Pediatric Cancer and Breast Cancer. Along with her lemonade stand, Jessica has a raffle so that even more money can be donated. And with the help of her mom, Mary Jo Guinn, Jessica has raised over $5,500 and counting.  

Can I just say…Wow!

So Bada Bling Boutique is asking if you too would please support this great little girl’s project in hope of getting just a little bit closer to that day that our world is cancer-free.

THANK YOU!!!

Until next time chicas…

Bling It On!!!

-J

http://www.alexslemonade.org/mypage/85700

http://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/Jessicas-Lemonade-Stand-to-benefit-Breast-and-Pediatric-Cancers/127487740625847

      

            Jessica                 2012 Honoree Elizabeth A.    Jessica and her Mom, Mary Jo

Red with joy…

Colors can have a different effect on you based on your current mood. Green with envy, feeling blue; many emotions can be described with a specific shade but there is one color in particular that moves me differently….Red. Now some people think of angry rages when the crimson color is described. Fury, irritation, frustration; all of these feelings tend to be associated with red, but why?

You see when I think of red I think of the glorious signs that put a joy in my heart, a pep in my step, and a smile on my face! That’s right chicas, clearance signs!!! I mean there is nothing better than to go into a store and see a big, glossy, red sale sign shining down on you like the sun on a hot summer’s day. Your eyes widen, you take in a deep breath, and for a quick second you look around to see if maybe you’re the only one that sees it. Then slowly you saunter on to the back of the store, like a lioness, planning your attack.

Should you start from the front of the rack…No it’s probably picked over. Maybe the middle of the rack…Possibly?  Or you could just take a risk and start from the back. Decisions, decisions! Then when you actually start to pick out your goodies you are loading up your arms like a weightlifter in training. And you then bring you treasures to the front to hear the ping ping of the register, feeling just a little sorry for the store, as if you robbed them clean.  Finally you leave out the door with a smile on your face, knowing that you shopped so wisely you want to pat yourself on the back! Oh the joy of shopping!!!

So chicas to bring back this blissful feeling once again, Bada Bling is holding its first annual Hot Summer Sale Event. That’s right; we are taking 30% off select summer dresses just for you! So put on your comfy shoes, unload your car trunk and head on down to BBB. We will even have fresh lemonade to quench your thirst during the hunt!

Until next time chicas…

Bling It On!!!

-J

 

Swag On…

Did you ever have an idea so farfetched that when it came to fruition it was almost surreal? Well as you assume, opening up Bada Bling Boutique was a very similar feeling. And if you read some of my previous blogs you would know how in shock I still am at the whole thing. But even with that being said, seeing someone in a shirt that you created is pretty much on the top of the awesome scale!

It happened just the other day. Jordan and I had to go to get his physical done and when we went into the waiting room J smacked me on the shoulder and said…

“Mom, Mom, look! That guy has our shirt on!!!!”

And what do you know…There it was… In all its glory…. Ohh Town Swag!

You see it all started when we were in the process of choosing the lines of clothing and accessories we were going to carry in the shop. I mean I knew I wanted something that only BBB would carry and although we were going to have a lot of merchandise that was not sold in any major store in the St. Louis Area, I wanted something more. So instead of trying to search for that special “something” I decided to just take on the challenge myself.

I knew I wanted to create a product that had a few different components.

  1. Something that had a local basis
  2. Something most people would use
  3. Appealed to both guys and girls
  4. Could be used at all age levels
  5. Could be developed into other products
  6. And most importantly…COOL! (LOL)

Therefore I went to the coolest guy I knew (my son Jordan -Yes I know I’m a little bias) and after a few different ideas we came up with Ohh Town Swag.

I mean it just made sense…

  1. It was about O’Fallon
  2. Everyone could use a t-shirt…Right?!?!?
  3. We have a line for dudes and dudettes
  4. Everyone could wear something from the line
  5. We could have different items such as silicon wristbands, vinyl decals, etc.
  6. And …well …I think it’s pretty nifty!

So to pay homage to this new line and to make it right in time for the new school year, this Friday Bada Bling Boutique is taking 25% off all Ohh Town Swag merchandise! So come on in and be the first to wear O’Fallon’s exclusive apparel line!

Swag On Player, Swag On!

Until next time chicas…

Bling It On!!!

-J

This Is a Whole New Ballgame…

So opening up the local paper and seeing your ad is one thing but finding out one of your events is featured in the lifestyle section of St. Louis Magazine’s blog is a whole new ballgame! Today Bada Bling Boutique was lucky enough to be noticed and recognized by StL Mag’s  fashion blogger, Jennifer Wells.

It all started when Ms. Wells came into BBB during the first week we were open and eyed our little boutique from top to bottom. She could have not been more complementary when talking about our choice in merchandise, the shop’s layout, and even our marketing.  Honestly she was so gracious that I didn’t know if she was just trying to be nice about our small town shop! But much to our surprise Wells came in yesterday and said pushed to have our humble little children’s book signing event as an article in “The Good, The Bad and The Lovely” blog.

Can I just say… “WOW!”

I mean we have not even been open a month and a major city’s magazine has noticed us. To say I’m speechless is actually saying too much!

So I will leave you with this…

Thank you… from the bottom of my heart -Thank You!

Until next time chicas…

Bling It On!!!

-J