Happy Everything

Today is Valentine’s Day. I’m kinda torn on whether to love it or loathe it.
Oscar has always said that Valentine’s Day is for people who need a reason to show their loved ones love.
Every day should be “Valentine’s Day.”
When I first heard him say that, I agreed.
The more I think about it, I realize that even though you should show the ones you love, how much they mean to you every day, there is something innately sweet, about wondering what kind of “valentine” you might receive, on Valentine’s Day.

When I worked outside the home, Valentines Day was a big deal for the ladies in my office.
The entire day was a a constant stream of flowers, balloons and assorted treats being delivered.
You could feel the anticipation in the air every time a delivery man would approach the front desk with a new flower delivery.
“Who is it for?” “Wow, so many roses.” “I wonder if those are for me?”
I haven’t worked outside the home in almost ten years, so no more flower parade on Valentine’s Day.
Now it’s the flower and gift parade on Facebook and Instagram.
No matter how much we pooh-pooh it, or how many times we roll our eyes when someone posts a picture of what their sweetie gave them for Valentine’s day, deep inside we want to do the same thing.
Post a picture. Shout from the rooftops “See, I am loved! Look what I got, I am special!”
And you know what? It’s okay. Sometimes we need to feel validated, and if a bouquet of flowers or some chocolate covered strawberries does the trick, so be it.
So, today I wish you lots of love and lots of valentine’s. You’re awesome. You deserve it.
My Valentine involved a Sausauge McMuffin with Egg this morning…what? Don’t judge me, I love those things.
Happy V Day ❤

Flowers, candy and a sausage mcmuffin, that's love baby!

Flowers, candy and a sausage mcmuffin, that’s love baby!

Today’s the Day!

Happy Monday!

After months of hard work, today is the GRAND OPENING of Bobo and Coco on Etsy.

I just want to say “THANK YOU!” to all of the people who have always supported these crazy endeavors of mine, without hesitation. Especially my husband Oscar, and my sister (in-law) Monica, who graciously loaned me her awesome photographic talents, and took all of the beautiful product photos.

I hope you all love the collection as much as I do.

There is no resting on my laurels though, production on the holiday line begins this week! I am hoping to have the holiday collection in the shop by mid/late October.

Thank you to everyone who entered our “Grand Opening” GIVEAWAY! I really appreciate all of the Facebook Page “likes” and hope you will continue to help me spread the word about Bobo and Coco.

Without further ado, the WINNER of the $50 Gift Certificate to Bobo and Coco is:

Tori Rowland

Congrats Tori! I will be emailing you shortly with the details.

Thanks again so much to all of you! The shop will open at 10:00 AM PST. Please pay us a visit!

XO,

Vanessa

Time to Give it Away

It’s Friday, and I’m so glad.

I’ve been hard at work, creating, sewing, drafting for Bobo and Coco. It’s almost “Go-time” and I’m ready.

The thing is though, I need people to “like” me. You know, “like me, like me.”

I am not above begging, but I’m not quite there…yet.

It’s a tough road for new businesses, new ventures. There’s so many details involved in being successful. Lots of hours, lots of time, lots of dedication, lots of stress and not very much sleep. Despite these facts, I LOVE what I do, really!

I would really love to succeed in this newness, and I need your help!

In return, I am going to help you and your pocketbook.

If you have kids, and you like cute clothes….umm let me re-phrase, and you like cute FREE clothes, keep reading.

In honor of Bobo and Coco’s Grand Opening on Monday September 24, I am giving away a $50 credit/gift certificate to Bobo and Coco. Maybe you don’t have small children anymore, but maybe you have grandkids, great-grandkids, friends with kids? The holidays are coming, people!

So how do you score fifty free bucks to the shop? I’ll tell ya!

The more entries, the better your chances of scoring the free goods.

Please leave a comment on this post letting me know who liked what, where.

If you refer friends to Facebook, Etsy or both, have them post either on Bobo and Coco’s FB wall or in the comments section, letting me know, what’s what.

The giveaway will close on Sunday September 23, 2012 at midnight. I will announce the winner on Monday September 24, just in time for the shop opening, so you can happily spend your winnings.

A few sneak peeks are posted on the Bobo and Coco Facebook page, but here are a few more.

There will be lots more listed in the shop too.

Hope to see you on September 24!