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May 6, 2012

Exciting News + a HUGE Giveaway!!

I feel like I've been waiting for this day for a long time. You know when you have a date with a star on it and you slowly cross off each day, getting more and more excited as the day comes. Its exactly how I felt last night as I crossed the very last day before the star. I've been working really hard in order to *attempt* to pursue a dream of mine, and today is that day.

About three years ago, I went away on a beach vacation just after graduating college. I had a degree in early education and was jumping at the bit to become a teacher. But without a job in hand at time, I was restless, and with the economy at an all-time low then, I began to wonder what else I could do. As I sat on the beach, I flipped through a magazine and discovered the story of how Eileen Fisher started her billion dollar company. She only had $350 dollars but an extremely driven heart. It made me feel like the sky is the limit. In that very moment I knew exactly what I wanted to do in my life; own a girls' clothing line. I started learning about business by launching an handmade accessory line, and learned and grew from there. 

In January, I felt a deep stirring to find a way to launch a dress line this year. I did a lot of research and talked to a lot of wise and brilliant business women along the way. In February, I headed off to Blissdom, hoping that conference would be just what I needed in order to take the leap of faith to chase this dream whole-heartedly. I found that extra nudge over a chat with my friend, Kate, who reminded me that I really had nothing to lose and that I would never know if I didn't tried.

After much debating back and forth, I finally decided how I would launch it. I would make this dream about more than just myself by allowing others to join in and be a part of it. I created a site where YOU can help me make this dream a reality. Here is the link where you can purchase a dress {or two} and help breathe my dream into a reality. Perhaps you don't know any little girls in your life; it would mean the world to me if you'd pass the link on.






And because I feel like celebrating this leap of faith, I'm offering a *huge* giveaway in hopes that y'all will share the link with your friends!






98 comments:

  1. This is awesome :) so excited for you for following your dreams :) I love the Stacey dress,, my sister made me one like that a few days ago for graduation :)

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  2. Congratulations on launching your business! You're such an inspiration, and I really hope this goes well for you :D xo

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  3. I love the Kate and Katy dresses!

    -Kate

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    1. Hey, me too!! ;) No really though, LOVE them and you!

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  4. congrats!! the dresses are Precious! way to go after your dreams

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  5. Oh my these are gorgeous! I will be following along with your progress and plan to purchase some in the future for my nieces and goddaughter!! I LOVE the Kate dress :)

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  6. Carrie, how exciting for you!! I think the Kate is my favorite...super adorable! :)

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  7. I love the Katy! That dress is SO adorable! The little bloomers are making me swoon. ;)

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  8. Carrie, congratulations to you! I love the Kate!!! Oh my it's adorable!

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  9. Good luck - I hope your dreams come true!

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  10. This is Awesome! Congratulations!

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  11. the stacey is just too precious. love you friend! xo

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  12. Congratulations! The Kate dress is adorable.

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  13. I love the Kate...Polka Dots are my fav!

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  14. Oh, congratulations Caroline, this is amazing! These dresses are so adorable, I wish I had a little girl to give one to :) The Katy set with the little bloomers are too cute!

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  15. How exciting!! I think they are all adorable, but the Stacey is my favorite!

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  16. Here as recommended by Kimberly C. Congratulations on following through on a dream! Beautiful dresses!

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  17. Oops - didn't pick a dress. The polka dots with the ric-rac detail on the Katy is adorable!

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  18. This is so exciting!! happy for you!

    I love the kate dress!

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  19. So, so excited for you Carrie! I wish you lots of luck & success! LOVE the Kate outfit. So cute.

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  20. Congrats on starting your dream! Kuddos for sure. Love your products and blog and I'll be sure to tell my Friends with little girls about ya. Also I tried to pin an image from your site here, and it's not allowing me to do so. Thought you may want to know.

    Thanks for the chance to win the giveaway! ~Shannon :)

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  21. The Stacey dress is my favorite! So cute! Keep following your dreams!

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  22. So exciting!!!!!! I love them all!! Great job friend. I can't wait to see God's blessings fall....

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  23. Fabulous! Huge congratulations for pursuing your dream!

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  24. I'm not sure why I haven't stumbled upon your blog sooner but I'm glad I finally did! Congrats to you and your decision to pursue your dream. I started my own little business a few months ago and while there are several discouraging days, I absolutely love what I do and I'm grateful for every tiny sale I get. If you've got a great product, and a big heart, it'll be successful. It really looks like you have both! I hope to contribute in the next few weeks but until then, I'll be sure to tell all my girlfriends with little girls. <3

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  25. I love them all, but the Cheryl dress is so simple and classic.

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  26. I love the Stacey for my 3 year old niece! Precious!

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  27. Congratulations! I love the kate it's colorful and fun! Thanks for the great giveaway!!

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  28. Love the Kate. What a cutie!!!

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  29. You have such a sweet heart and your dresses are absolutely adorable! Thanks 4 letting God use you in such a sweet way! You are a very special blessing! Heidi

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  30. They are all so cute it is hard to pick just one but I like that Kate dress - the colors are adorable!

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  31. I LOVE the Katy! So super cute!!

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  32. I'm super excited for you!! Way to go Carrie, they look wonderful!

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  33. Love the Kate dress! Super cute!!!

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  34. The Kate dress is my favorite!!!

    I also think you need dresses named: The Heather, The Leila, The Gianna, The Lulu and The Coco ;)

    Love, you friend!!

    xo!

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  35. So inspiring! Best of luck and thanks for hosting! :) I love the Kate dress.

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  37. It's really hard to choose!!! But the Stacey dress I think I like the most!!

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  38. I love the kate dress but they're all super cute!
    marissajordan7@gmail.com

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  39. adorable blog and adorable dresses!! love!

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  40. I love the Stacey dress. I can imagine both of my nieces wearing them. Congrats on launching your new business!

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  41. Congrats!! Love the Cheryl!!

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  42. These dresses are so cute, I wish I had someone to buy one for!

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  43. I LOVE "Kate" it is so precious and the sleeves are absolutely darling! :)

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  44. I love the Katy and the Stacey. Very cute Carrie! Excited for you and your business!

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  45. They are all so cute!! Love the Stacey!

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  46. oh my god Kate has absolutely gorgeous blue eyes! So dreamy!<3
    I really like your blog - would you like to follow each other?
    A
    xx
    http://epiquemoi.blogspot.com

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  47. I like the Katy best, but I don't have a little one. Would be so cute and it's reversible, too!!

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  48. I am so excited for you and am excited that I am having a baby girl so I can purchase your clothing!

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  49. Go get your dreams!!
    The Katie is adorable!

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  50. Hey just found your blog through a link on twitter - loving it!

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  51. My fave dress is the yellow one.

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  52. The Stacey is my very favorite!!

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  54. Great giveaway! Thank you. I love the Katy!

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  55. Love your dresses! They would be adorbs on my niece :-)

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  56. The Kate dress is so sweet and adorable!

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  57. Oh yeah! Sorry, I meant she would look adorbs in the Kate dress!

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  58. The Kate is my favorite! :)

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  59. Oh my! From one Carolina girl to another...I must say, well done. I love classic (with a twist) dresses for my daughters. (Both redheads if you need models!) I'd love for them to have matching Kate dresses. I wish you success with your dream.

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  60. Awesome job Carrie! (I've been following your blog for about a month!)

    It is always a dose of encouragement when I start each morning!

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  61. I absoutly love the Kate dress!

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  62. The Kate is my fave!! LOVE the green and polka dots!

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  63. Wow, what a wonderful undertaking - and such a generous giveaway!! Congratulations Caroline!! I think the Kate dress is my favorite too :)

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  64. The Kate dress is very cute:) Before last Saturday I had never sewn a girls' dress yet Ive always wanted to branch away from my bags to make dresses for my own two girls.
    Last week I attended a sewing bee at my church to make dresses for African orphan girls and we made a bunch! Its a lot of fun and sewing is therapeutic. Do you think the same?
    Good luck on this business adventure. May the Lord richly bless your efforts...this seems to be a true passion for you:)

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  65. The Kate dress is just absolutely adorable!

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  66. So cute! I love the Kate and the little hairpiece with it. You are so talented!

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  67. Congrats on starting a dress line!! :) I quite like The Kate!

    <3
    Sarah
    theonewiththeb.blogspot.com

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  69. Your blog is always so inspiring and uplifting :) Congratulations on the line, I adore the Kate dress!

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  70. Way to follow your dreams! You constantly inspire me

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  71. The Kate is my favorite! This is so exciting!

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  72. Happy for you!! Following dreams is one of the most fulfilling things you can do in life.

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  73. Love all of them expecially the Kate!! Reversable is great!

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  74. Congratulations....the dresses are lovely.

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