Wednesday, June 23, 2010


Paging Dr. Drew or one of those doctor dudes on Intervention!  I know admitting you have a problem is the first step and I'm ready.  I hope someone out there can help me because I'm completely and totally addicted.... to hair bows.  There, I said it.  And you what?  I do feel better.

Moms of girls, I know I can't be the only one.  From the moment I found out we were having girls, I envisioned them wearing sassy little clips in their hair every day, perfectly coordinated with their outfits.  For a while, my dream became a reality and my little monkeys looked somewhat girly when they had a sweet bow clipped into whatever hair I could get in there.  And then toddlerhood hit, and Gabrielle and Alaina preferred even having their nails trimmed more than putting any adornment in their hair.  But my quest for the cutest clips hasn't waned.  Instead, I have a collection that grows weekly and children who occasionally let me put one of my treasured pieces into their hair.  Hey, I'll take what I can get.  And that looks a little something like this.

That's Gabrielle giving me her "Mom, I'm letting you put this thing in my hair but do you really have to take pictures too?" look.  Meanwhile, Alaina just wails until I give up on the idea of barrettes for her altogether.

Which is too bad because the hair clips I recently got from Forever Chic Bowtique are beyond adorable! I mean, really, how sweet is this bow (if you ignore my pesky kid trying to pull it out)?

And there are lots more where that came from!  I've been eying this adorable Ribbon Flower duo.

And this double layer Lilly Stripe bow is so perfect for summertime!

I love the clippie sets too.  For $4, you get to choose four of these:

Or for $6, you can pick six of these:

Those are great prices for moms like me who have more than one little girl, and they'd also make terrific party favors.  For $1, you can buy some silly toy that parents will toss out or a clippie that will actually get used.  That's an easy decision!

Forever Chic Bowtique has some pretty patriotic designs for the 4th of July that you can order now and get before the holiday.  I love this striped bow.

And this starry number is super festive!

A lot of the pieces can do double duty, as a barrette or on a headband, like this Burberry-inspired bow.

Hmmmm, I wonder if my girls might be more open to headbands?  Because I have all of these fun Forever Chic Bowtique clips just waiting to be worn.

The only other way I manage to feed my addiction these days is to pop one in their hair when they're not paying attention, like I did here. 

She may be tired, but Gabrielle is going to rock a Forever Chic Bowtique clippie whether she likes it or not!

Are your little girls more amenable to hair clips than mine are?  Then you're in luck because Forever Chic Bowtique is giving one lucky AFOMFT reader a $20 credit to their store!  That'll get you a whole lot of bows.  To enter, visit Forever Chic Bowtique and post a comment here telling me what you'll put the credit toward if you win (this is mandatory).  For additional entries:
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Please leave a separate comment for each entry (two if you've blogged about the giveaway) and make sure to include a link to your tweet, blog post, etc. All entries must be posted on AFOMFT as a direct comment to this post.  Comments on Facebook will not count as entries.  This giveaway is open to residents of the U.S. and Canada and ends June 29th at 11:59 pm EST. The winner will be selected by and announced on AFOMFT on June 30th. If the winner doesn't contact AFOMFT within 48 hours, a new drawing will be held so be sure to check back to see if you've won!

And Forever Chic Bowtique is running a great deal right now - spend $20 and you'll receive 10% off your order, spend $40 and receive 15% off, spend more than $55 and receive 20% off and FREE SHIPPING!! The refund will be credited via Paypal once payment is received.

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  1. I would choose the Summer Essentials Gift Set. Perfect colors and sizes!

  2. I added FCB as an Etsy favorite.

  3. I follow you on Twitter.

  4. I love the pink starter set and strawberry set!

  5. Forever Chic Bowtique is a favorite store

  6. I voted for you on Top Baby Blogs

  7. These are all so cute! I would go with a Gerber Daisy headband, and some pink flower clippies for Lily.

  8. And I follow you on twitter:)

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  10. They are so cute! Like you, I started collecting bows and barrettes as soon as I knew I was having a girl. :)

    I love the pirate princess bow, the summer bows in various colors, and the patterned clippies. They are SO dang adorable!

  11. I love all of the flower clipppies!

  12. forever chic is now a favorite on etsy

  13. tweeted:

  14. I too have a bow "problem." The ribbon flower clips are adorable!! Love the clippies, too - easy breezy. Well, if she lets me put them in her hair, that is. :)

  15. I also "like" you on Facebook. :)

  16. I now "like" Forever Chic Bowtique on FB, too!

  17. I love the single color clips posted above. I also love the big flowers but my girls will rip them out of each others hair too fast at their age.

  18. I have added FCB as a favorites

  19. I have voted today on Top Baby Blogs

  20. I have your button on my blog

  21. I would choose the Summer Essentials Gift Set

  22. I like the 4-inch boutique bows with the crochet headbands and the detachable Rannunculus flowers.

  23. I like Forever Chic Bowtique on Facebook.

  24. Forever Chic Bowtique is a favorite store.

  25. I voted from my other computer


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