Sunday, October 31, 2010

So much going on in November!

What a busy month ahead of us! Thanksgiving is only a few weeks away, and then my favorite, Black Friday :) :) After that it seems that Christmas is right around the corner!!! Since the next month or two are so crazy busy, it seems to just fly by!

For this reason, you should check out 2 events I have coming up! The first is the bow sale for Haiti missions. All my proceeds on November 15th (Monday) of several bows will be going to 2 different Haiti missions. Please check out my facebook album that I will be posting, and shop, shop, shop!!! I can't wait to see how much money will be raised for Air Mobile Relief Mission and the mission team going to Haiti to help rebuild the school roof! Any money you want to donate to these 2 worthy causes will be well used, rest assured. Any additional funds you wish to donate will also be appreciated!

That same week is my Open House, on November 18th, Thursday. Bows from the Haiti Mission day will be available for pickup at my Open House. The rest of Riley and Ruby Ribbons will be there, of course, along with several other businesses. I started selling with a company called Thirty One Gifts and will have items there for you to check out. The cutest tote bags, purses, thermal totes, kids' bags, many things that are adorable and available for monogramming! And all of the items are very reasonably priced.

Also with me at the Open House will be Tiny Buttercup, who you may remember from the last Open House. She has cute baby and kids custom embroidered and appliqued clothing. She can do things custom for you with names or whatever else you can think of! Finally, Cristy's Custom Cakes will be with us as well. She will have samples of her delicious goodies to try and some to take home as well! Please "like" these two ladies on facebook!

Please invite all your friends and make it a point to drop by the Open House to get all your Christmas shopping done...without ever having to set foot in the mall! :) Contact me if you have any questions or need directions to my home. It will be a time you won't want to miss!

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Will YOU Step Up?

For some time now, I have been feeling very burdened to pray for the people of Haiti because of their continual struggles. There are SO MANY Haitian people that are still living in tent communities due to the loss of their homes resulting from the January earthquakes and aftershocks. And they now are fighting another battle. The recent cholera outbreak in Haiti can potentially lead to serious problems for the Haitian people. As of this writing, there are over 3000 confirmed cases of cholera and almost 260 deaths; this is huge since it is quickly spreading. The most upsetting thing about this outbreak is that it is PREVENTABLE. Clean water...that's it. Clean water. How often do we as Americans take that for granted?!?

How often do we also take our homes for granted as well? A clean bed to sleep in at night, running water to make breakfast in the morning, and public schools where we know we can send our kids, confident that our children will be safe in a building that is also structurally sound. How completely BLESSED are we in this country, one of the richest in the world?

So as I was saying, I have been feeling burdened to pray for these struggling people. But I am now feeling compelled to do more than pray. I want to use the talents the Lord gave me to help me make a monetary donation to help the people of Haiti...Will you please join me?

On Monday, November 15, all the proceeds of several of my bows will go to 2 different Haiti mission projects. I will post an album of the bows on my facebook page for you to choose from. There will be 4 different types of bows, so you definitely will find one that you love! I will ask that you contact me via email, phone call, or facebook message on that day to place your order. Please prayerfully consider donating more money than the bow price...if not, that is completely fine too!

I will be posting more information regarding these missions in the next few weeks. The first is Air Mobile Relief Mission, who provide water filtration systems for the Haitian people. You can check them out at The second is for a friend of mine, Cara Boone. Her family has a heart for the Haitian people like none other I've seen. They have adopted several children from Haiti and are familiar with the region and it's people. Their mission team will be going in November, and again in January. On the January trip they will be working on rebuilding a schoolhouse in Jeremie, Haiti. The Riley and Ruby Ribbons bow money will be helping to fund the roof repair, which needs to be done in a timely fashion or the school will be closed.

I feel blessed to be working with you in these projects. I have a goal of raising a total of at least $500 to split between the two missions. I am confident that we can do the question is, will YOU step up???

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Halloween bows, now 25% off when ordering at least one other bow!

Hello, my wonderful blog followers! I am cleaning house! I'd love to get rid of some Halloween bows since I have some ribbon left. Let me make one for you at 25% off when you order at least one other bow with it! Just come to facebook and message me, and mention you saw the discount on my blog. Thank you to my loyal customers!! :)

Friday, October 22, 2010

Here We Go!

Well, the very first post to the blog for Riley and Ruby Ribbons....what an occasion :)

I was looking for a new way to stay in contact with my customers and friends and here it is. I used to blog a lot for family and friends to check out pictures of Riley (pre-Ruby) but haven't done it in awhile. So here we go!

I will be posting special deals and bow pricing here for my followers. Check back often as I will also feature bows every so often for sale at a special price for my blog's followers. thank you so much for the opportunity to design the finishing touches for your little lady!

God bless you and your family.