Welcome to Prairie Blossom's blog. This is my official spot to do giveaways so be sure to check back occasionally to avoid missing out. Curious who is behind these adorable hats? I will try to blog on a more personal level as well so you can find out!

Thursday, May 27, 2010

My Sisters

In my previous post I wrote a bit about me and mentioned that my sisters are my best friends. My sisters are also a big part of what I am doing with my work.

My sister Vera, creates beautiful images with her camera! She has nine beautiful children so a lot of models for her to work with! Here's a picture just to show you what I'm talking about! You'll see more of her work pop up in my blog, Facebook, and Etsy.



My sister Rosie from Simply Rosie Photography also has incredible talent! I keep thinking she's perfected her work and then she surprises me with something even better! She is a mom to three boys so my girls are always available to her if she needs a princess fix. You can see her work at www.simplyrosiephotography.ca. here's a picture of her talent:



My sister Marlene is only 1.5 years older than me so we've gone through all life experiences together. She recently moved back to Manitoba after living in Ontario for the first 7 plus years of marriage and I am so happy about that! Her daughters I'm sure will be frequent models for my hats! They are so adorable! Here's her youngest (picture taken by my sister Rosie):



Then there's my oldest sister Layna and my youngest sister Janie whom you have not seen anywhere in my posts yet. My oldest sister is a cheerful and giving person who keeps us laughing and is very supportive of her younger sisters. She has 6 beautiful children so who knows, some more modelling potential maybe? My youngest sister Janie lives in Saskatchewan so right now we don't see very much of her. She enjoys crocheting like I do so who knows, maybe someday we will have an opportunity to join forces.

Here's a link to some pictures taken of us last fall by Rosie's husband:

http://simplyrosie.ca/journal/?p=789

Sunday, May 16, 2010

A Bit About Me

So, most of you have probably not heard much about the person behind the hats so here's a little history for you.

I am the eleventh child of a wonderfully close family, born in Costa Rica, Central America. My parents moved to Manitoba Canada when I was four years old so this feels like home to me. My parents had 12 children (6 boys and 6 girls) and I admire them so much! If I turn out to be anything like my mom I will be so grateful. The last five in the family were girls so you can imagine how much fun we have together. My sisters are truly my best friends.

I got married to the love of my life (one year after we met) and we will be celebrating 8 years of marriage this June. We have three children and one on the way. We're anticipating his/her arrival mid July so some excitement coming our way shortly!

Favourite passtimes for me are gardening, working out (ran my first 1/2 marathon last year), sipping coffee with sisters, friends, or husband. Crocheting of course is fun too :-)

My husband grew up on a cattle farm and that's his passion. I enjoy living in the country with him and believe it's a wonderful place to raise a family!

My sister Rosie, who is an amazing photographer, has been encouraging me for some time to put my interest in crafting to use by creating photo props for her so I give her a lot of credit for the opening of my Etsy shop. You can see what she does here: www.simplyrosiephotography.ca

I have already met some amazing people and look forward to meeting many more!

So there you have it. A bit of me.

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Hat Giveaway...

And the winner of my hat giveaway is...

Teri-Lynn Sauve!

Congrats!

Please email me at PrairieBlossomBoutique@yahoo.ca to let me know the following:

Hat Style
Hat Size
Colour
Mailing Address

Irma

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Welcome to Prairie Blossom's blog! As a grand opening to my blog I'm celebrating by giving away the following hat in your choice of size and colour!



To enter the draw you can do the following:

1. Become a follower of my blog
2. Head over to my Etsy shop and comment here on the blog about an item you like.
3. Link to this giveaway on your blog.
4. Link to this giveaway on your Facebook account.
5. Post about this giveaway on your Twitter account.
6. Become a fan of Prairie Blossom Boutique on Facebook.

You can do all six items above and get your name entered into the draw six times! Make sure you leave a comment under this post of all the above ones you've done so I can enter your name into the draw enough times.

The draw will close on Tuesday, May 11 2010 so you have one week! The winner will be announced on Wednesday, May 12 2010 so make sure you check back then.