April Bunny Blog Hop

1 Apr



Happy April everyone! Spring is here and what better way to celebrate than showing some blog love?

Head over Jacqueline’s blog, Made by Jacqueline to see all the bunny-themed prizes you can win. She has all the contest details on her page. Visit each of these blogs and leave comments. It’s a great way to meet new bloggers and win fun prizes.

Good luck and share the love!

Here’s the hoppy list:

1. Jacqueline www.madebyjacqueline.blogspot.com
2. Becky www.beckscricards.blogspot.com 
3. Amber http://stayingcrafty.blogspot.com
4. Candace http://scrappin2littleprincesses.blogspot.com
5. Anna http://oma-idratherbecrafting.blogspot.com
6. Sarah http://keepsakescrafts.blogspot.com
7. Tara http://creativeprincess-homemadehappiness.blogspot.com
8. Brenna brennasblitherings.blogspot.com
9. Linda www.thefruitofmyhands.blogspot.com
10. Lora www.crazystamper.typepad.com
11. Liz http://missmerryweatherscreations.blogspot.com
12. Eulanda http://www.eulandasilvey.blogspot.com
13. Cindy http://creationsbycindy2345.blogspot.com
14. Julie http://julietemple.blogspot.com
15. Ellen www.cardmonkey-business.blogspot.com
16. Nataliya http://lovecraftsforever.blogspot.com
17. Linda http://lindascraftcorner.blogspot.com
18. Sandra www.365daysofcricut.blogspot.com
19. Kimberly www.canadiancraftcorner.blogspot.com
20. Michelle http://upsydaisycreations.blogspot.com/

Save 10% on orders of $50 or more, plus…

28 Mar

From now until the end of April, Whimsy Girls customers can save 10% off of orders of $50 or more with the coupon code SPRING11. Remember, if you spend at least $50, you get free shipping, too!

Our dress up clothes and accessories are perfect for every day play. Also, if you are on the birthday party circuit this spring, our unique items will really make your gift stand out in the crowd. Stop by and place your order today!

Thanks and happy shopping!

New inventory on order

28 Mar

Hi everyone!

Whimsy Girls has some great new items coming in about two weeks. I’ve ordered several new character costumes including:

Princess and the Frog - Tiana

Ariel - the Little Mermaid

Jasmine

When the new shipment comes in I’ll definitely give you all a shout. I’ll also be doing some promos and giveaways in the next two months so stay tuned!

Dress up year ’round

3 Feb

In my house, dress-up time is year ’round. Birthdays and Halloween are excellent excuses for a pretty costume, but my 4 year old wears her Whimsy Girls costumes at least three times a week. Not only are they pretty, but they are so comfortable. When she got the Cinder Girl dress she slept in it for two days. It’s a really nice dress with no itchy parts. If they made it in my size, I’d buy one for me!

We’ve got two in stock right now. Stop by and check them out. You know your little princess would love to sleep in this, too!

Cinder Girl dress

Ava loves spinning in her Cinder Girl dress

Little Girls Gone Wild

30 Jan
Ava wearing the Music Box ballerina dress in blue

My little princess

I just put down my February issue of Redbook only to find a story on something that has bothered me for quite some time: the over sexualization of little girls in our society. I started Whimsy Girls for this very reason. When I was trying to find a Halloween costume for Ava, I was appalled at the overtly sexy options out there for the under 12 set. Not only that, but when trying to find products to sell here, I was shocked at the amount of options. High heels for toddlers, makeup for your preschooler and even padded training bras!

Whimsy Girls doesn’t sell any of this crap. Everything we have is chosen by me, the owner and mother of a four year old who I don’t want to grow up too soon. I want her to relish being a little girl and sometimes that means dressing up in a flouncy tutu with a glittering tiara on her head.

And that’s OK.

You know why? Because I encourage her to do things other than dream of being a princess. We take her to the museums to learn about art and science. My husband and I both work at NASA and she has visited there several times. I’m teaching her to cook and to paint and to understand simple mathematical concepts. And yes, she takes ballet and she’s an incredibly intelligent, well-rounded four year old girl.

While some people (like the author of this article) feel that the downfall of females in our society can be chalked up to our fascination with pretty ball gowns and living happily ever after, I simply don’t agree. Parents or guardians should be there providing a wide variety of options for their girls every day. It’s up to us to instill values in our children. To teach them that they don’t need anyone else to make them happy and that beauty comes from within.

In the meantime, I’m not going to force Ava to dress up as an astronaut when she really wants to wear that Cinderella gown. I’m going to indulge her girlish requests because she is a girl. And there’s absolutely nothing wrong with that.

2011 Will be Full of Whimsy

3 Jan

I’ve slacked so much with advertising that I’ve almost killed this little business. Sometimes life just gets in the way of your dreams. But, I’m going to work hard at stocking new items and promoting great deals and giveaways this year. I hope you will all stay tuned to see it all unfold.

Storewide Sale!

23 Oct

We’ve got new inventory coming in soon and need to make some room. There are discounts up to 25% on almost every item in the store.

Happy shopping!!

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