12 July 2011

Meet Caroline G. | Giveaway!


{blog // fb // twitter}

Tell us a little bit about yourself!

My name is Carrie and I live in North Carolina. I'm a former preschool teacher turned business owner. After two years of teaching, and a year of running a business simultaneously, I realized my heart was way more into my business than it was into teaching. I loved all the children I had and the experiences I got, but it was time to leave. I now work full-time for myself and am slowly learning the ropes of the trade as I go.

What made you interested in being a small business owner?
I think its something I've secretly always wanted to do. I grew up making crafts and sewing. I remember at one point I taught myself how to sew teeny tiny teddy bears and I would spend hours with fabric, needle, and thread creating away. Also, I've always been over the top girly, so making bows, tutus, and all things frilly seemed to fit my personality perfectly.

When did you open your shop?
I opened my shop locally in March of 2010 and sold to friends, family, and craft shows. I launched the online store January 1st of 2011.

Do you take any custom orders?
I absolutely take custom orders. In fact they are some of my favorite things to do because I get to know the customer on a more personal level. I've designed custom bows to match school uniforms, family portraits, birthday girl outfits, and wedding parties.

What's your favorite item that you've created?
I have lots of favorites, but I think the double chiffon headband is my favorite at this point.What's the best piece of advice you have for other small business owners out there?
Have faith in yourself and believe in what you sell. If you don't believe in yourself, why should anyone else? Also, don't be afraid to take risks. I'm very type A and not a risk taker, but the small risks I've taken have paid off and encouraged me to take bigger ones.



Isn't she great!?! Well the wonderful Carrie, from Caroline G., is sweet enough to giveaway a $20 store credit to one lucky JFTB reader! Also? All customers can receive 20% off their purchase the month of July with code: JENNI20. Happy Shopping!!

Mandatory Entries:
(1) Visit Caroline G. and tell us what you would use your store credit for if you win! Don't forget to come back and leave a comment here with your email address!

Optional Entries: {leave a separate comment for each thing that you do!}
(2) Become a Facebook fan of Caroline G. by clicking "Like"! - don't forget to come back and comment that you're now a FB fan!!

(3) Become a Facebook fan of jenni from the blog by clicking "Like"! - don't forget to come back and comment that you're now a FB fan!!

(4) Become a Twitter follower of @carolinegbows - don't forget to come back and comment that you're now a follower and leave your @ name!

(5) Become a Twitter follower of @jennifrmtheblog - don't forget to come back and comment that you're now a follower and leave your @ name!

(6) Become a public Google Friend Connect follower of the blog and leave a comment saying that you're my newest follower! If you already follow, just comment saying that you've been around for a while =)

This giveaway will end on July 29th at 11pm EST and the winners will be randomly selected and announced shortly after.

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66 comments:

Shaun said...

I would my credit towards a tutu for the kiddo!

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Shaun said...

Facebook fan of Caroline G.!

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Shaun said...

Facebook fan of your blog!

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Shaun said...

Twitter follower of @carolinegbows


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Shaun said...

Twitter follower of you!

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Shaun said...

And already a Google Friend Connect follower :)

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Duchess said...

I would buy the bridesmaids' clips! We are trying to incorporate as much handmade crafts into our wedding as possible! :)

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Stephanie Thigpen said...

I love the single chiffon headband!

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Stephanie Thigpen said...

I like Caroline G. on Facebook!

Stephanie Thigpen said...

I like your cute little face on Facebook!

Stephanie Thigpen said...

I now follow Caroline on Twitter! @MrsStephanieT

Stephanie Thigpen said...

I follow you on Twitter, duh! @MrsStephanieT

Stephanie Thigpen said...

Aaaaand I follow your loverly blog!

tamiv said...

I would get the The Wedding Bow and the Double layered Multi-Colored Bow!
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tamiv said...

Facebook Fan of Caroline G(Tami Vollenweider)
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tamiv said...

Facebook Fan of Yours(Tami Vollenweider)
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tamiv said...

I follow Caroline G on Twitter (@tamivol)
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tamiv said...

I follow You with GFC!
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tamiv said...

I follow You on Twitter (@tamivol)
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the mom diggity said...

I'm digging the headbands!!! Mama wanty!

the mom diggity said...

I like Caroline G on FB!

the mom diggity said...

I likey you on FB!

the mom diggity said...

I follow caroline on twitter!

the mom diggity said...

I follow you on twitter!

the mom diggity said...

I follow your bloggity blog!

The Best of Both Worlds said...

I like the cupcake spike bow & the chiffon headband!

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The Best of Both Worlds said...

I like Caroline G on FB

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The Best of Both Worlds said...

I like you on FB

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The Best of Both Worlds said...

I follow via GFC

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Laura said...

I'd put my credit towards either a tutu or a chiffon headband.

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Laura said...

I'm a fan of jenni from the blog on facebook.

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Kate said...

I would use my credit for the chiffon headband: cotton candy

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staci said...

double chiffon headband or tutu...both adorable!

staci said...

i'm a google follower!

Karen said...

I would use the credit for a double chiffon headband for my little girl!
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Karen said...

I like caroline g on facebook.
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Karen said...

I like jenni from the blog on facebook.
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Karen said...

i'm a twitter follower of jenni from the blog.
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ashley said...

Following, multiple daily views (aka stalking), same diff!

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ashley said...

jftb fb follower

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ashley said...

Twitter follower of you. @ShenanigansBlog

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ashley said...

i would get both brook & emmy a new chiffon headband. gorge!

Jamie said...

I would get a basic bow and a chiffon headband.

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Jamie said...

I became a fan of Caroline G on facetious.

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Jamie said...

I'm already a fan of yours on facebook.

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Jamie said...

I already follow you on google friend connect.

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Mama G said...

I love the cotton candy headband!

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Mama G said...

I like you on FB

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Mama G said...

I follow you on Twitter @growingupgeeky

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Mama G said...

I've been following you on GFC for some time now :)

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Amy T said...

I would use the credit for a tutu for my beautiful daughter!

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Jill said...

cute items! I would use teh credit for either a tutu or a headband...tough call!

Kacie said...

I would probably use the credit for a headband, but that tutu is pretty tempting!
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Kacie said...

I'm the newest follower of your blog on GFC!

Kacie said...

I "like" Caroline G on facebook

Kacie said...

I "like" your blog on facebook

Toni said...

I would get a couple headbands for my baby girl arriving in November!

Toni said...

I'm a FB fan of yours.

Toni said...

I follow you on Twitter.

Toni said...

I've been a follower for awhile!

Heather said...

The bows and headbands are adorable!

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Heather said...

i liked caroline g on facebook!

heather.lovering@gmail.com

Heather said...

i like you on facebook!

heather.lovering@gmail.com

Heather said...

i follow carolinegbows on twitter (@heatherlovering)

heather.lovering@gmail.com

Heather said...

i follow you on twitter! @heatherlovering

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Heather said...

i follow you on google friend connect - i have been for a while :)

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