Friday, February 27, 2015

Friday Crafts: Make Your Own Easter Crayons

Easter and springtime scream bright colors. This craft is a great one to do with your kids, or prepare ahead of time as a surprise! It’s fun and easy. 

It’s also a great way to recycle used and broken crayons. Be sure to use bright, fun colors to fit with the springtime theme. Those crayons and a silicon bunny mold are the only supplies you will need. You can pick up a mold at your local craft store.

Break the crayons into small pieces and fill the mold to the top. You can do coordinating colors, the same colors or even different shades.

After you fill the molds, place them in the oven at 300 degrees for 10 minutes. Be sure to let them cool completely after you take them out. Remove them from the molds and you’re ready to color!

Images borrowed from My Frugal Adventures.

Since we are talking Easter, have you picked out a dress for your little trendsetter yet? My Little Jules boutique has a HUGE selection of boutique Easter dresses for girls. Shipping is free on US orders of $50.

Happy crafting!

Friday, February 20, 2015

Persnickety Clothing Spring 15 Daffodils and Dandelions PREVIEW

Persnickety Spring 2015 Adeline dress
Yippeee!!! Persnickety brand new spring 2015 collection - Daffodils and Dandelions - will be launching in just a couple of days. Preorders for Persnickety Daffodils and Dandelions will start on Monday, February 23, at noon EST. This beautiful collection of boutique girl's dresses and outfits will become your go-to place for all things Easter. We expect Persnickety Adeline dress to be a huge hit and sell out quickly.

Gentle as summer breeze, wishful, feminine, dreamy and soft, Persnickety Daffodils and Dandelions collection is a dazzling combination of bright, spring-inspired colors and vintage designs. No matter what it is you are looking for, from cute baby clothes, to girl's boutique clothing or boutique Easter dresses, Persnickety spring 2015 will offer outfits you'll love. Again, preorders will begin on February 23 at noon EST.

As always, you can choose from 4 payment options at My Little Jules:
1. Pay in full and be among the first ones to receive their orders
2. 50% down with code PREORDER50, the rest is due at shipping
3. 25% down with code PREORDER25, the rest is due at shipping
4. 15% down layaway option, code MLJPaymentPlan; 2-8 weeks to pay off the balance. Learn more about MLJ Easy Payment Plans (15% down option).

SHIPPING IS FREE on all US orders of $50 and orders of $79 going to Canada. Check out preview images below.

See you Monday, February 23, at NOON EST!!!

Tatiana, Owner
My Little Jules boutique

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

What Jules Wears Wednesday: State Fair in Mustard Pie Clothing

Yay! It's time for What Jules Wears Wednesday post! I can't wait to share all the cute pics we took over the weekend. Mustard Pie Clothing spring 2015 arrived last week, so I grabbed a couple of outfits for Jules and Emma. Jules is wearing Mustard Pie Clothing Evie peplum top in sunny - my absolute favorite top from the first delivery - and Pixie Pants in sage blue. Emma is sporting cute Mustard Pie Harper peplum tank and sweet Tango leggings in spa blue. I love the floral design on these leggings, so cute for spring! Jules is 42" and she is in size 3T. Emma is 33-34" and she is wearing size 18M leggings and 2T top.

Florida State Fair is in town, so we headed that way on Sunday. We stopped at a flea market on the way. It was Jules' and Emma's first time. They had such a blast at a toy booth!

Lunch time!

Jules is striking her signature Frozen pose.

And off to the Fair we go!

My baby is riding all by herself. Where did the time go?!

I scream for ice-cream!

You can get these and more Mustard Pie spring 2015 outfits at My Little Jules boutique. The entire delivery 1 is already in stock and delivery 2 will be arriving very soon. FREE SHIPPING on $50 in the US and on $79 in Canada.

Thanks for looking!
My Little Jules boutique

Monday, February 9, 2015

Must Have Mondays: Jak & Peppar Jak Cutoff Shorts

As warmer weather approaches, every little girl needs a great pair of denim shorts! That’s why today, our "Must-Have Mondays" post is about Jak & Peppar Jak Cutoff Shorts in medium wash. These shorts are adorable and versatile! Everything matches and works with denim!

Jak & Peppar Jak Cutoff Shorts will the staple of your little one’s summer wardrobe! They are classic and comfortable! Jak and Peppar is a line of designer kids clothes meant to embody the free-spirited girl who wants to express herself in her clothing. These perfect shorts are both traditional and feminine.

Match the Cutoff Shorts with any of the adorable tops in Jak and Peppar’s spring collection. The Jordana Top and Adelle Peasant Top are exceptionally adorable choices to complete your girl’s fun outfit! All tops are available at My Little Jules boutique.

Don’t delay, order our Must Have Monday Jak Cutoff Shorts today!

And since we are talking Jak & Peppar, spring 2015 release 2 collection launched today and preorders are going strong. 

My Little Jules boutique offers 4 payment options for preorders:

1. 25% down with code PREORDER25, the rest is due at shipping
2. 50% down with code PREORDER50, the rest is due at shipping
3. 15% down layaway option, code MLJPaymentPlan; 2-8 weeks to pay off the balance. Learn more about MLJ Easy Payment Plans on our website.
4. Pay in full and be among the first ones to receive their orders

Every Jak & Peppar order of $100 or more will get a cute free bracelet. While supplies last.

SHIPPING IS FREE on any US order of $50 and orders going to Canada of $79.

Click here to shop Jak & peppar spring 2015 collection.

Friday, February 6, 2015

My Little Jules for A Kids' Place Tampa Bay Foster Home

Yesterday Peter and I had a very humbling experience. We drove up to and visited a local foster home to drop off a few boxes full of clothing from My Little Jules as well as toys donated by a good friend of ours. But let me start from the beginning.

It's been brewing for a while. I've been feeling like there is so much more we are supposed to be doing. I want My Little Jules to be more than just another kids clothing boutique. I want our business to have a purpose, to give back and do good. I am a mother of two, so anything that has to do with children hits close to home, especially kids who have been neglected or abused.

We had a few boxes of access inventory that I wanted to donate, I just needed to find the right place. I've searched for foster homes in Tampa Bay area and one particular home caught my attention - A Kids' Place of Tampa Bay. What stood out the most was their focus on keeping siblings together and providing warm home-like environment for children of all ages, newborn through 17 years. So, I gave them a call and Peter and I headed out the next day.

I really didn't know what to expect. I am a very sensitive person, especially when it comes to kids. But when we walked through the doors of A Kids' Place of Tampa Bay, boy, were we surprised with what we saw! We were greeted by friendly, welcoming staff members in the inviting reception area. We noticed a cake and wrapped presents waiting for the birthday celebration later that day. Mary Berg, Resource Specialist at A Kids' Place, walked out to greet us and give us a tour of the facility.

First, we entered a large recreation room with a giant tree house, cute play kitchen, Xboxes and plenty of sitting. We walked through a hallway past administration offices and a therapy room with a sign that read "In session." We passed a cozy library full of books. Then, we checked out a donation room with shelves filled with blankets and pillows and rows of clothing of all sizes. Everything was neatly organized. And although most donated items are used, A Kids' Place believes that each child deserves new socks, undies and pajamas.

After the donation room, we walked back to take a look at the huge playground area with an oversized wagon in the middle for kids to climb on, swings, bikes and tons of other outdoor toys. The playground is framed by cute little cottages. Each hosts 12 children and house parents, who are husband and wife. Mery told us a story about a house parents couple who fell in love with the children they were caring for and ended up adopting three of them. She talked about the kids who come in, what kind of circumstances they come from, how they adjust, their daily routines and all the help and support A Kids' Place provides. As she talked, we looked at the children playing outside. We saw houseparents pushing them on the swings, giving them hugs and doing all the things a parent would do.

A Kids' Place of Tampa really felt like home, like one big family. Kids of all ages walked by us including two little girls - probably about 2-years-old - with cute, neat ponytails, in sparkly dresses and adorable shoes. All the children seemed happy, or at least content. Except for one boy who was crying - it was his first day at A Kids' Place. There are 60 kids who live onsite and over 70 caring staff members. So you can tell the kids are loved and well taken care of. And although these kids come from very sad circumstances, A Kids Place of Tampa Bay is a happy place.

It was a sad experience but it also filled us with hope. The staff members were really excited about the outfits we dropped off. Most of them were everyday outfits, but we also included special occasion dresses by Ooh La La Couture, Giggle Moon, Peaches'n'Cream and Moxie and Mabel (now Magpie and Mabel). Those dresses will be used as Easter and birthday dresses. Out of all of them, Ooh La La denim tutu dress was a huge hit.

On the way back Peter and I talked about how we can incorporate charitable work into our business. And even though we don't have a concrete plan yet, I know it will become an important part of what we do here at My Little Jules.

Thanks for reading!
Owner, My Little Jules boutique