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Today, I bring you a giveaway from SouleMama Sponsor Coco Penny. In Mary's words:
"Coco Penny offers a stylish and affordable collection of hair flowers, headbands and embellished onesies using materials including felt, chiffon and jersey knit. Each hair accessory is super soft and comfy, and inspired by daisies, gardenias, dahlias, sweet peas and peonies, among others. They come in darling gift ready tubes and boxes."
You can visit Coco Penny on Facebook, where you'll find all the latest news, deals and specials.
SouleMama: How long have you been in business?
Mary: We went live in March 2011! Woot Woot!
SouleMama: What inspred you to start Coco Penny?
Mary: My sweet baby Hazel. She was my first girl after two boys and I wanted to celebrate by decorating her cute little head with bows and loveliness. Unfortunately when I went out looking for hair bows I couldn't find anything I was particularly keen about. The few things I liked seemed to be out of my price range. I wanted stylish and affordable but couldn't seem to find it in any stores. My best friend Marianne and I put our heads together and started making bows we liked. Pretty soon other people were asking for them and voila, Coco Penny was born. Well, not really quite that simple but you get the idea.
SouleMama: Tell us about your customers.
Mary: I LOVE our customers. Many of our Coco Penny wearers have taken the time to write in and tell us what they love about their Coco Penny or to send us a picture of them wearing it! Our customers are also our biggest inspiration and are often the impetus for a new style or color. "Meeting" in person, on the phone or through email has been one of the best surprises with opening Coco Penny. I love getting an email that let's me in to a small part of someone's life, whether it be a baby blessing, a wedding or just the experience of wearing an old work outfit turned new with one of our flowers. Having an online business has put us in touch with amazing people all over the world that we might otherwise never have met. It has been a wonderful opportunity and I feel so grateful to meet all these wonderful people.
SouleMama: What's the product or offering that you are most excited about right now?
Mary: I love our coral and turquoise onesie set. It is my favorite gift to give expecting moms because it comes in such fun packaging and works as a starter set of sorts (includes a onesie, two bows and one headband). It is also my own daughter's favorite outfit to wear - I have to stuff it in the bottom of the laundry bin or it will get brought to me dirty or clean to be worn.
SouleMama: How does the balance of work and family play out?
Mary: Each day is a balancing act. Somedays I'm better at it then other days. My father was an amazing example to me of family/work/life balance. I recently read some advice from him, "Practically speaking, the areas of work and family time have to take turns being put on hold. Pray to be guided and you will know which one takes precedence on any particular day." I try to live with his wise guidance and example in mind.
For today's giveaway, Coco Penny is generously offering the following gift to TWO lucky winner:
~ a $25 gift certificate to the Coco Penny shop!
In addition, Coco Penny is offering SouleMama readers 10% off your order. Enter "SouleMama" in the coupon box at checkout. Offer valid through July 31, 2011.
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Thank you to Coco Penny!
To enter, please leave a comment in today's post (one entry per person, please). Comments will close on Monday by 8am EST. Winners will be chosen by Random Number Generator and announced here in this post by Monday evening.
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What a fun treat! We have two little girls, our foster daughter and our biological daughter and they would look precious in some of these cute hair things! Thanks for the chance!
Posted by: Rachel ~ at the butterfly ball
oh yes, please! both myself and my little girl need new bows!
Posted by: natalie @our old southern house