Lilla Rose Business Intro & Giveaway

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Published: 03/21/2013




20-second HAIR QUIZ:
1. Do you have trouble finding hair accessories that are comfortable, or that will stay put?
2. Are you tired of having to frequently replace your broken plastic hair accessories?
3. Do you wish it were possible to do an up-do in thirty seconds and look beautiful?

If you answered yes to any or all of the questions, then please read on!

My name is Jennifer Scott and I have been an Independent Consultant with Lilla Rose since June 2012. Eh, what is that you said? Lilla Who? When I ask people if they have ever heard of Lilla Rose or a  flexi clip, usually I get a blank look in response. Maybe you are one of those who are not yet familiar with this company but google the name and you will find a lot of buzz about Lilla Rose products! Lilla Rose manufactures hair clips and accessories that are so beautiful, they are called 'hair jewelry'!

The Products:

Lilla Rose products are perfect for everyday use and for special occasions. There is a variety of  designs so everyone should be able to find something to suit their style, whether plain and simple
or bling is the thing!

 This is one of the flexi clips Kristina's daughter will receive!


Flexi Clips – These are the flagships of the Lilla Rose product line. Flexi clips get their name from the flexibility of the beaded portion of the clip, which is made with music wire and bends around the hair. The attached pin is coated zinc (think nuts and bolts) and has three notches for added adjustability.  This is one STRONG, DURABLE clip that will take a lot of use and abuse. I have heard several reports of customers mistakenly running the car over their clips and the outcome was survival without a scratch!

Flexi clips are COMFORTABLE! This is what really sold me on Lilla Rose! If the clip is in your hair correctly, you should hardly be able to feel it, if at all. There is nothing digging into the scalp like my old claws. Reports are that Littles who normally will not keep anything in their hair but for a few seconds, will keep in a flexi clip in MUCH longer! Flexi clips are also very gentle and will not break your hair. Another plus is that they lay flat against your head, eliminating the need to remove them when getting into the car, sitting in a chair,etc. I know of ladies who even nap and sleep in their clips. And if you have the correct size, they will stay put. ALL DAY! Sometimes it's the little things in life...

EASY TO USE! Flexi clips are not just for people who are experts at doing their hair! These clips make up-dos a breeze! Flexi clips really are a wonderful remedy for those of us (busy moms, especially!) who do not always have the time or energy to spend on our hair. Flexi clips turn even the simple pony tail into something extra special. So even if you didn't really do anything special with your hair, you will still feel and look like you did! 

Flexi clips are available in 7 sizes, so be sure to watch the Sizing and Styling Videos to help determine the size you need for your hair type and style.

Hair Bands – Another one of my favorite products, Lilla Rose hair bands are made with a stretchy, adjustable comfort strap. They stay in place without rolling and the beads do not pull your hair. Having worn glasses since 4th grade, I never found headbands to be very comfortable due to the added temple pressure but I can wear a LR headband all day! 
Hair Sticks – The original LR product, these make a nice gift for that pencil-wearer in your life!
You Pins – Large durable hairpins that are great for putting up long and/or thick hair!
Bobby Pins- Very pretty and secure! These babies aren't going anywhere! Suitable for ALL hair lengths, unless of course, you have a crew or buzz cut.
O-rings – A reversible design that folds around the hair to use as a pony tail holder. As it does not have the adjustability of a flexi clip, O-rings are better suited to hair that is coarser or has some body. My MIL loves her O-ring!


Badge Holders – Using the figure eight portion of the flexi clip, the badge holders are a beautiful, adjustable alternative to a fabric lanyard. Other uses include keys, eye-glasses or anything else that needs to be hung and kept within close reach!

Is there a guarantee? What if I order the wrong size?

All Lilla Rose products come with a one year warranty and there is a free exchange policy. If you buy an item from my personal inventory, I will happily do an exchange for the size you or your gift recipient wants or needs. Customer satisfaction is top priority!

How did you get started with Lilla Rose?

I first read raving reviews about Lilla Rose on a couple of blogs I follow. The clips themselves are eye-catching but it was the content of the reviews that really caught my attention. Comfortable, easy to use, durable! I watched the Styling and Sizing Videos and the clips really did look easy to use. Not ready to spend money on something that I wanted to try first, I unsuccessfully signed up for the giveaways. A short time later, a friend ordered a couple of clips and I was able to try them first-hand. I am not usually one to experience many 'A-hah!' moments but this was one of them. Everything that I had read in the blogs was true! Once I experienced the strength, ease, comfort and security of that flexi clip in my hair...well, it was simply love at first wearing! Good-bye broken plastic claws and stretched out pony tail holders! Although never having considered myself a sales-type, I found myself thinking 'I know a lot of people who can benefit from these, if nothing else I could buy them from myself give them as gifts to friends and family'. After some research into the business opportunity, I signed up. Having no prior experience with direct sales, I didn't realize until afterwards just how great Lilla Rose is as a company. I feel very blessed to be involved with such a supportive group of people, from the home office to my fellow consultants!



What are some of your favorite things about being an Independent Consultant for Lilla Rose?

Although Lilla Rose products work well for most everyone, one of the most rewarding aspects about being an Independent Consultant has been to provide a solution to women who have been unable to use or have a difficult time using traditional hair accessories either because their hair is very thick, long, thin or fine. I love seeing the expression on a customer's face (especially a skeptic) when they put that first flexi clip in their hair and it lives up to its claim that 'it WILL work in your hair'! I also love being able to showcase the merchandise which is beautiful, practical AND takes up less space than my old plastic claws!

How may we find you?


Visit my website at www.lillarose.biz/hairtohelp. I also invite you to follow me on Facebook, Lilla Rose ~ Jennifer Scott where I post specials, tips and events.

Sharing my love of Lilla Rose has spread to participating in craft/vendor fairs and festivals.
Locally, look for me March 23 at the Spring Fling Craft/Vendor Show held at VFW Post 7728, 12496 Harper's Run Road in Bealeton from 10am-4pm (childcare provided) and also April 6  at the upcoming Sassy Spring Craft Fair to be held at the Buckhall United Methodist Church in Manassas from 9am to 3pm.   

The giveaway:

If you are still reading, thank you for allowing me to share my excitement and love for Lilla Rose with you! I would like to give 3 readers the opportunity to win a FREE Lilla Rose item of their choice (up to $16 in value). An on-line account is required to complete the offer. This giveaway is open to residents of the US and Canada.  Enter using the Rafflecopter below.

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NEWS FLASH! To celebrate the first day of Spring, Lilla Rose has announced a FREE SHIPPING sale on web orders with a retail value of  $20.00 or more. This sale will run until midnight, Saturday March 23, PST (that is 3am, EST). Exchanges are free, so this is a GREAT time to try out Lilla Rose! Orders typically ship within 24 hours and arrive in 3-4 business days with standard shipping.


Jennifer is a long time resident of Prince William County and in addition to Lilla Rose, keeps active between family (for whose support she will be eternally grateful), church, feline rescue with PW/RCAR and various musical endeavors, which include a small private teaching studio, Broad Run Strings and the Manassas Symphony Orchestra. She also has developed a passion for Traditional Foods and wants to use her business to serve God and others.

Manassas Blaze 14U Softball

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Published: 01/02/2013
The Manassas Blaze 14U Red is looking for players for their fastpitch softball team.  Contact information for the 2012/2013 season is below.  



Tea With Mrs. B

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Published: 09/21/2012

Tea with Mrs. B, located in McLean, VA and Bethesda, MD, is a children¹s tea room focused on providing a fun and memorable lesson in manners, etiquette and poise.

Never one for boring, every day instruction, Mrs. Rebecca Czarniecki, better known as Mrs. B, captivates her audience with detailed stories and her outgoing, joyful personality. From private adult and corporate manners classes to customized birthday parties for children, Mrs. B is here to help with all things etiquette. 


Join Mrs. B the third Saturday of every month at the Bethesda Lebanese Taverna for her newest program, Mingling and Manners 101. Designed especially for tweens and teenagers, Mrs. B provides lessons on dining etiquette, proper body language, communication skills and navigating certain social situations, over lunch and tea.  $55 per person.


To contact Mrs. B, please call 202.448.2930, e-mail b@teawithmrsb.com orvisit www.teawithmrsb.com 

Want to meet Mrs. B for something more fall-ish? Tea with Mrs. B, along with Art Works, is having a Halloween Haunt at the Historic Beall House (7740 Old Georgetown Road, Bethesda, MD 20814). This event will take place on October 27 from 4-6pm and will include music, face painting, a candy hunt, a haunted house and games and prizes. All ages are invited! 

Mrs. B is so excited to share her programs with PwcMoms, and she's even got a special "tea for one" set for a lucky reader! To win, email info@pwcmoms.com with "Tea With Mrs. B" in the subject line! Contest closes Saturday, September 22nd.  

Summer Camp- JoAnn Fabrics

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Published: 06/18/2012
JoAnn Fabrics has several great kid-friendly offerings in Prince William County! Our store is in Woodbridge across from Potomac Mills Mall, and I hope that someone signs up for one because making this list out of the separate corporate and store lists took forever.

Here you go, with Woodbridge Location Dates/Times and Corporate Pictures!



Headtime Story
Ages 8 and up make a pillow.  One 3-hour session, $35.  Level 101
Tue, Jun 19 4-7pm
Mon, Jun 25 10am-1pm
Mon, Jul 2 3-6pm
Sat, Jul 14 1-4pm




Sew Sweet Pillow
Ages 5 and up make a pillow.  One 3-hour session, $35.  Level 102

Wed, Jun 27 12-3pm
Mon, Jul 9 10am-1pm
Thu, Jul 26 3-6pm
Fri, Jul 27 10am-1pm



You Rock Smock
Ages 8 and up make an apron with trim and pocket.  One 3-hour session, $35. Level 201

Thu, Jul 12 10am-1pm
Mon, Jul 23 3-6pm
Sat, Jul 28 9:30am-12:30pm






Simply Summer Shorts
Ages 8 and up make elastic waistband shorts.  Two 2-hour sessions, $45
Level 202

Tue, Jul 3 & Tue, Jul 10 4-6pm
Thu, Jul 19 & Thu, Jul 26 10am-12pm





Sew Summer Dress
Ages 8 and up make a dress with hem, pleats, and zipper.  Two 2-hour sessions, $45
Level 301
Sat, June 23 & Sat June 30 1-3pm
Sat, July 21 & Sat July 28 1-3pm






 Summer Treat T-Shirt Kids Quilting 101
Ages 8 and up create and apply an appliqué. One 3-hour session, $35

Tues, June 26 5:30-8:30pm
Thu, June 28 3-6pm
Wed, July 4 2-5pm
Fri, July 27 10am-1pm
Mon, Aug 6 1-4pm
Wed, Aug 15 10am-1pm
Thu, Aug 23 3-6pm




Slumber Mat Kids Quilting 201
Ages 8 and up make a project. Two 2-hour sessions $45
Sat, Jun 23 & Sat, Jun 30 10am-12pmSun, Jul 8 & Sun, Jul 15 1-3pm
Tue, Jul 17 & Tue, Jul 24 6:30-8:30pm

 


Kids Can Knit! With FREE supplies from Lion Brand Yarn
Ages 8 and up learn basic skills. One 3-hour session $35
Mon, Jul 9 1:30-4:30pm
Thu, Jul 12 1:30-4:30pm
Sat, Aug 11 9:30am-12:30pm



        Mini Book
Ages 8 and up. One 2-hour session $30
Sat, Jun 23 10am-12pm
Wed, Jul 11 11am-1pm
Wed, Jul 18 11am-1pm
Wed, Jul 25 11am-1pm
Tue, Aug 7 11am-1pm
Tue, Aug 14 11am-1pm
Tue, Aug 21 11am-1pm

 



Pompom Pals
Ages 5 and up. One 2-hour session. $30
Tue, Jun 26 1:30-3:30p
Thu, Jun 28 4-6pm
Wed, Jul 4 10-12pm
Tue, Jul 17 2-4pm
Fri, Jul 27 4-6pm
Mon, Aug 6 10-12pm
Wed, Aug 15 2-4pm
Thu, Aug 23 4-6pm

Cake Decorating and other specialty classes are also available! Yes, for kids! Also, check out the Woodbridge Store's additional offerings by visiting the store. 






Father/Daughter Dance

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Published: 04/16/2012
The Manassas Park Community Center has so many fantastic kid friendly events and programs! I know Manassas Park isn't technically part of Prince William County, but I've always included it because it's just nestled in so nicely :)

Check out the details for the Father/Daughter Dance and be sure to sign up soon!  Note that this program is for girls in grades K-5 and that a "father" can be any male role model in her life.


Giveaway: Glitzy Girl Hair Clips

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Published: 04/10/2012
Glitzy Girl Hair Clips makes an assortment of adorable hair bows made by local mom, Noelle, who started her business after having 2 girls of her own.  Her designs vary, but all feature glitzy-girl friendly sparkles or rhinestones to glam up your girls' coif.



This week, Noelle is offering a giveaway of 1 pink and 1 red swarovski and flower clip.  To enter, just leave a comment on this post letting me know you liked Glitzy Girl on Facebook. As always, your entry is your comment letting me know you liked them, not the like itself.  This contest will end April 11th at midnight.


Disclosure: Glitzy Girl provided PwcMoms.com with giveaway items in return for this post.  All opinions expressed are my own.

Pink Bicycle Tea Room

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Published: 05/13/2011
My baby girl is my 3rd of 3 kids.  I didn't really mean to try for a girl (I think I've shared before we successfully planned only 1 of our 3 kids, whoops!) but I am so glad that I have her!! I can't believe I might have missed out on dress up clothes and tea parties!!

On Wednesday, we were so excited to go and check out the Pink Bicycle Tea Room in Occoquan with some friends! We had 2 lovely mommies and 3 lovely little girls.  I was also there. :)

First of all, let's talk about dressing up for no reason in the middle of the week.  I'm pretty sure it's better than therapy.  I'm a stay at home type of momma, so I never get to dress up.  It was so fun to throw on a hat (it was from Target and super cute) and a dress and heels.  My daughter and I even did our makeup.  Note to self: she picks blue eyeshadow for me every time.  I should really throw out the blue :)

Pink Bicycle Tea Room is located on Commerce Street, which means you have to loop down Main Street and back up since it's one way.  The door that looks like it should be the main door is NOT the door- the door you want is through a small garden just to the right.  It's very easy to find.  When you first walk in there is a reception area, and, if you didn't have time to run to Target for a hat, there's a rack of them for you to choose from.
The bathroom is in the waiting area, just to the side of that gold chair you're seeing in the picture.  There are several rooms set up for tea, which is nice if you're having a larger gathering since you can have a room all to yourself, as the ladies in the first room we went through were doing.  I didn't appreciate that we had to traipse through their party every time one of our little princesses needed to use the facilities, but I guess there's only so much you can do with the layout of a house!!

Back at our table, everyone had their own china setting.  A lot of people complained online about this, but I actually thought it was really cute.  Shabby-chic seems Occoquan-appropriate.  My rose teacup reminded me of my grandmother and made me smile.  If you're looking for all-matching settings and a very "high tea experience" this is not the place for you.
The girls had lemonade from a very cute frog teapot.  My daughter wanted to give him a "widdle kiss" so he'd turn into a prince :) There is a large menu and I have to apologize because I didn't take pictures of the grown-up food.  One of my friends had a gorgeous looking salad, and two of us had tea sandwiches and fruit.  The scones were yummy, although I don't think they're what you're typically thinking of when you hear "scone".  They were more like a very delicious hot roll served with cream and jam and less like the flaky biscuit-reminiscent scones that I'm used to.  Still good, though.  The girls had the Little Princess Tea which came in 2 courses, a fruit, bear cookie and cheese plate that was very cute in the 2 seconds before my daughter re-assembled it (you're seeing the after) and then a plate of PBJ and cucumber sandwiches, fruit and brownies.  The girls were such little angels, behaving well the entire time and getting restless only in the final few moments.  The mommies actually got to have some grown up talk, which was amazing.

I would definitely say that a good time was had by all.  Here's my breakdown for you.






Pink Bicycle Tea Room
Pros:
Local, cutesy, and kid-friendly as far as the atmosphere.  Moderately priced as far as tea-rooms go.  Bright, welcoming and enjoyable.  The food was good, the girls enjoyed everything.

Cons:
I'm not sure if our hostess was having a long day, but she could come across a little bit "gruff" and inadvertently offended one of our party.  (I would have been offended, too).  The bathroom is not nearly as cute as the rest of the tea room and could use a little attention.

Caution:
Obviously this space is not peanut-free.

Recommended for:
I would recommend this location for ages 3 and up.  Old enough to behave and not throw the china (which is real) and older would have a lovely afternoon with mommy or some friends.

Price: 
The menu runs from $10-$26 and includes unlimited pots of tea. We tried the house blend, which came very highly recommended and I really liked, and then an off-menu blend that was tropical in theme, which was also very lovely.
Note that for parties of 6 or more, or if you separate your checks, a 20% gratuity is automatically included.


Reader Experience (If you have an experience similar or different to ours- we'd love to hear about it): 
I had made reservations several days ahead of time but when we got there, it took over 7 minutes for someone to come greet us, and then they said they didn't have any reservation for us. Well we had 2 little girls that wouldn't of been happy if they weren't going to get to have a tea party. So eventually they were able to seat us. There was a bridal party in the main room. We were seated by the restroom. No biggie. Each course, including just getting some water took at least 15 minutes in between. The girls weren't super quiet but they were not that loud. The waitress kept coming and telling them "Sshhh!". They were antsy because the courses took so long. We spent like an hour and a half there. The food was so plain and the brownies were stale. It really made me think, why on earth is everything taking so long!  It was just some apple slices, cheese and teddy grahams. Nothing impressed me. They never even told us that the girls could use the hats for their tea. Waste of money and time. I could've done something at home that would've been way better, fresher and more fun.
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