Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Show off your kids and win a prize!

So you've probably noticed that at Apples'n'Oranges, we just can't get enough of contests! In our latest giveaway you could win your choice of a girl's or boy's Peekaboo Beans hoodie. All you need to do is send a photo to of your child showing off an Apples'n'Oranges item, and we'll feature it our photo gallery (to be unveiled in October). We will pick our favourite photo and highlight your child as our cutest Apples’n’Oranges kid for October!

Contest deadline: October 31st

Damn they're cute- too bad company employees aren't eligible for the contest!
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Monday, September 24, 2007

Hairclips hairclips hairclips!

You know what one of our biggest sellers is? Hairclips! We sell tons of them, and it's no wonder, they are so darn cute. We recently got a new shipment of Bugalug Hair Bands that are so adorable I really want one for myself. I have yet to take apart the packaging to see if it would actually fit around my head.

I'm also thrilled that we brought on a new line of clips - FlowerPot Design! These clips come in duos with one crocheted flower, and one very cute bow. I don't know how Flora does it, because I tried crocheting a while back, and the only thing I could ever do was a straight line. I made a really long afghan, and I think I made a scarf. Lara tried to teach me how to make these circles that you attach together to make a blanket, but I could never get the hang of it.

So back to hairclips- my point is, they are super cute, and if I had a daughter she'd have a matching set for every outfit! I don't think Joel would appreciate me putting the hairclips on him! I guess I'll have to wait.

If you order 2 sets of clips online, use coupon code 'blogclip10' and get them for $12 instead of $14.
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Saturday, September 22, 2007

You're invited!

For those of you who live in the Ottawa area, we'd love to have you join us at our launch party!!

Join us in celebrating the official launch of our new business with tasty food, a balloon artist for the kids, and lots of prizes! The entire Apples'n'Oranges inventory will also be on display, and as a special promotion we are offering no tax on all purchases!

Bring your families and come and join the party:

When: October 13th, 2007
2:00 - 5:00 pm (drop in whenever you like)
Where: Chimo Hotel
1199 Joseph Cyr Street
Executive Lounge - Suite 1012
(You will need a key card to access the elevator but we'll provide them for you in a basket by the elevator doors)

All of our guests will be entered in a draw to win these fabulous door prizes:

-$100 basket of Apples’n’Oranges products
-$100 gift certificate toward the purchase of Apples’n’Oranges products of your choice

We're also giving away two more $25 Apples'n'Oranges gift certificates to two lucky winners who sign up for our newsletter, and book an Apples'n'Oranges party!

RSVP to by October 8th
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Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Wordless Wednesday

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Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Wordless Wednesday

One of our new photos from a recent photoshoot :)
Don't forget to enter the Gramma's hat contest!
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Friday, September 7, 2007

Baby it's cold outside

Congratulations to our winner - Krista who "loves the train hat!"
Thank you to everyone who entered. Check back often for more contests!

Ok, it's not. It's supposed to be quite warm today in Ottawa, but it's time to start thinking, even if just for a minute, about winter.... and Gramma's hats!!!

There's a special story behind Gramma's hats - Gramma is my mom :) She started making these hats quite a few years ago and it's become her hobby to make them and sell them - giving almost all the money to charity (really, she just keeps enough money to make more hats).
Gramma's hats are $18 and $13 of the sale of each hat goes to the Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario. So you get a cute hat and you help out a great hospital.

And we're having a contest to win one of these hats!!!

Here's what you do. Check out the Gramma's hats on the web site and then leave us a comment telling us which one is your favourite. We'll pick a lucky winner next Friday (September 14) who will get to choose the hat of their choice (what you tell us is your favourite in the comments isn't written in stone ;)

If you'd prefer, email us at info(at)apples-n-oranges(dot)com with your preference.

Good luck - and share the news about this contest. Gramma wants to know which designs are most popular so we can stock up for winter ;)

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Sunday, September 2, 2007

Tell 'em what you want, what you really really want

We added a registry feature to the site this past week. Check it out, window shop, add what you like, and email it to your friends and family ;)

Say something like this, or this, or this .

The danger with having a store like this is wanting everything for yourself and having too many favourites ;)

Stay tuned this week for a contest for one of these.
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