Monday, June 29, 2009

Peg & Kate's 1st Birthday Giveaway.

It was 1 year ago today, that I launched my little business Peg & Kate. And now I'm faced with the accounting side of business. Luckily my trusty husband can help in that area. He loves anything that involves spreadsheets, and budgets.

So before my husband has a chance to talk me out of it. I'm announcing my 1st Birthday Giveaway.

Anyone who makes a purchase via of $20* value or more will go into a draw for a Peg and Kate Pencil Roll Starter Pack valued at $62.05 in your choice of fabric. (available fabrics are advertised online.)

Closing date for entries Midnight, Friday July 31st 2009. So what are you waiting for, visit the online store today, simply purchase $20 or more in products* and you could be the proud owner of your very own Peg & Kate Pencil Roll, stocked with 10 lovely Lyra Pencils, a sharpener, eraser and refills.

Winner will be announced on this blog on 1st August 2009. The winner will also be contacted personally by phone or email.**

(*note that minimum purchase amount of $20 does not include postage costs. Products purchased must total $20 or more.
**Prize will be posted to winner on 1st August 2009. This prize will be mailed free of charge. )

Friday, June 19, 2009

Look who's in the Queensland Times

What a nice way to start the weekend. Bacon and Eggs, coffee and the paper.
Even better when you open the paper to be greeted by your own smiling face.

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Having fun with Peg & Kate

When Rob from the QT contacted me to do a story on Peg & Kate I was over the moon. Then it dawned on me, they are coming to my home to do the photo shoot. Eek! I had "crap" (excuse the expression) everywhere!

So after a mad clean up, I dug out all of my stock that was packed in boxes from the launch of the Boutique Markets at Portside. And put together some displays.

I love this little desk. I picked it up from an auction in Bangalow. I think I paid $40 for it. But it makes a great homework station for my daughter.

After putting together some displays of Pencils and the sort, the guys from the QT were only interested in the human interest side of the story and took photos of me.... After much protest, they still wouldn't agree to air brush out the bags under my eyes... something about journalistic integrity. Ha!

I love messing about with my stock and taking shots, so as soon as the guys from the QT had left I started experimenting with some shots of my own. (dont get to excited, they are only on the iphone)

I think they look good. I am a little biased though.

I'm hopeless at decision making so here is another very similar photo. I like them both!

Anyway, Rob Lockyear was lovely, and so to were his colleagues. I look forward to
reading his story in the QT. Fingers crossed it is published online. Thanks Rob.

Sunday, June 14, 2009

What a Launch!

Yesterday saw the launch of the Boutique Market at Portside. And what a Launch!

A huge thanks goes out for the efforts from our fabulous Boutique Markets Team, Racheal, Leisl, Kerry, Nicole and Taryn. With a fabulous location, talented stall holders and the great crowd at Hamilton the Boutique Markets Portside are set to be the next hottest thing in Brissie.

The gods where smiling on us with beautiful weather.
And as they say, if you build it they will come! And so they did. A tremendous turn out.

I can't wait for the next Boutique Market at Portside.
To be held on the second Sunday of the month,

Sunday 12th July from 8am to 1pm.

With the very popular Coffee and Chocolate Festival running in conjunction with the
Boutique Market, it’s going to be a great day.

So bring your friends, and your spending money, and get in early as many of the stall holders had sold out by lunch time.

If you like cupcakes, get in early or you will miss out. And if you love the fabulous styling’s of Ookee Mee you better get in quick. With 2 lonely skirts left hanging at the end of the day, Lyn will be a very busy girl this month replenishing stock.

And lastly, thank you to the wonderful crowd at Hamilton, who made the day all the more pleasurable. It’s lovely spending the day talking with people who appreciate the efforts that go into delivering the unique and beautiful designs that are the Boutique Market Portside.

Cathy Dearinger (aka Kate)

From Peg & Kate

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Getting ready for Sunday's Market

What's a market without Eftpos?

It has been a little while since my last market so I'm
checking all the equipment to make sure its all charged
and ready.

See you at the Boutique Market Portside.
8am to 1pm Sunday 14th June.

Thursday, June 4, 2009

I love a giveaway.....

"Mariella" by Lyssy May

If you love groovy handbags and love freebie's then
check out Lyssy May's blog.

My favourite is the Mariella, but I love so many of
Lyssy Mays designs I'd be happy with nearly all of them.

I love the Wallpaper Wallets, and the Handprinted Designs
are also one of my favs.

Monday, June 1, 2009

All packed and ready for school camp....

Our house has been full of excitement and nerves this week.

My baby is going on her first school camp.

I'm so excited for her, but as all you mum's will know with

the excitement comes the nerves.

Oh, I'm not talking about Rosies nerves. That's right.

What about the Mum's in this situation?

I'm not alone. My girlfriends are all faced with the same stresses.

What if they get home sick, what if they don't have a good time,
oh my goodness, what if? The list goes on.

I remember both of my school camps with fond memories,

so why am I so worried about my baby going away? It's crazy.

I should be excited that my husband and I will finally get some time together,
but all I can think about are the worst case scenarios,
that may unfold for my precious little girl.

I know Rosie is also nervous. She has been like Jekyll and Hyde

all week. She is worried about taking medicine, and not being

like everyone else. She's not sure if her friends of so many years

will like her on camp. Go figure!

And the Flying Fox, sure it's fun, but what if she gets scared.

I listen to the wise words I give Rose to explain how wonderful

this experience will be, and how she will look back on it one day

with the same fond memories that I do about my school camps.

But still, I can't help being nervous.

My friends and I have planned a support coffee meeting at a
local coffee house, immediately after drop off.

What a mess we will all be. Add to our nerves,

the caffeine and who knows what will happen.