• Plum Fancy News

    Fabulous Photo Ops

    Am I the only one who has always thought that going and having fancy Christmas photos done had to be a big ordeal! Find the best Santa at the busiest mall and pay some Elf to take a picture of your kids screaming on Santa’s lap! Well … you see this picture with those cute blonde babies in it? That bald one on bottom is yours truly! And until recently, I assumed that my Mama hauled us to Olan Mills and paid someone a crazy amount to have this professionally taken! It wasn’t until recently I learned the truth. We sat in Santa’s sleigh ILLEGALLY! You read that right!!! My…

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    Our big Sale is THIS weekend!!!

    Our BIG SALE is happening THIS weekend! Throughout the year we are constantly pulling items and saving them for our big sale … and that BIG SALE is happening THIS weekend! I have set a personal goal to clean out our giant storage unit so there is more clearance merchandise than ever and it is priced to GO! Click the link below to see our Sale email and to learn all the details! Find out more here!!! I would love to write more but there is simply no time … there is WAY to much sale stuff to sort though!!! Hope to see y’all this weekend! with love, Laura PS…

  • Education

    Let me pick your brain!

    In the ‘personalized apparel’ industry there is a term that is often brought up as a focus of conversation because of the anger that it ignites in people. That phrase is simply … “Can I pick your brain?” Industry experts spend years gaining education, experience, & training in their respected fields, so when Aunt Sue jumps in at Christmas Dinner with a “Can I pick your brain?” and proceeds to ask how to vinyl or embroider something from start to finish … how is one supposed to politely say “NO!!!”. People really get all hot on the issue. I get it. But then again I don’t. I guess the train…

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    The Power of a Custom Shirt!

    If you ask my husband, it doesn’t matter that the kids have a shirt special made for every occasion … in the name of all things FANCY, I completely disagree! It’s not a ‘need’ but it definitely adds to special events in my opinion. I made him a believer this week, and I think I can make you a believer too! For Easter, the Bunny brought my 4-year old something a little more special than usual. In a big golden egg, was a piece of paper that read … “You are going to MONDAY NIGHT RAW”!!! Okay, for those of you who don’t know, Monday Night Raw is a wrestling…

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    It’s gonna be a busy APRIL!!!

    I am so PUMPED about all the fun things coming in April … and not just because it’s my birthday month!!!! We have BIG plans for the first full month of Spring! We have seen such a shift in how people are shopping these days and we strive to adapt to make things more accessible for our customers! After racking our brains and quizzing our VIPs, we have come up with a few things we think you are going to LOVE that will make supporting your favorite local boutique easier and more fun than ever before! These things combined with our Spring Semi-Annual Sale (AND my birthday) are going to…

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    Dear Moms …

    Dear moms, It’s time to step out from behind the camera. It’s time to ignore the stretch marks, wrinkles, & flabby arms. It’s time to look beyond the double chin, the extra pudge, the wrinkled clothes, and the split ends. When our children and grandchildren look at us … they see none of those things. They see love and care and comfort and love. It’s time we capture that. It’s time we capture the chaos … because there is beauty in it. Stop being so naive to think that next time the camera is around you’ll think any different of your own appearance. I take pictures with my kids not because…

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    Gift Giving 101

     Wedding season & Graduation is fast approaching & my fridge is filling up with invitations and announcements! So naturally, I’m constantly arguing with my darling husband about how much money to spend on the Happy Couples & Grads. He see’s it as one more ‘obligation’ but I see it as much more than that! So here are my top reasons why it is so important to celebrate these milestones BIG: (1) The gifts will last longer than the thought! Stick with me here: my moms best friend gave me a pampered chef mini baker and her ‘Artichoke Dip’ recipe at one of my wedding showers! I swooned over that Artichoke…

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    The WHY of Plum Fancy!!

    What is our WHY? Last Summer a few of us attended a conference for “Women in Business” in my birth place of Fort Worth, Tx! The most standout thing from the entire weekend was one simple question posed to us … What is our WHY and do your customers know it! We certainly know what our thought process was behind opening up our doors but do people get it? Do people understand what Plum Fancy is all about? We were able to sum it up pretty simply … we call it the four Fs: Family, Fancy, Fun & Faith! FAMILY We all had jobs before we started this. We were all fabulous…