Monday, December 24, 2012

What is Success??


ok, ok, so It's been "a while" since I've blogged...  I've been dying to though... 
It's the thought that counts right?!  ;) 

The Christmas Shopping Season hit us Early this year... (Sept. & never really stopped) It's something I wasn't expecting... but grateful I had the helping hands ready & available. (phew!)

I've been pondering this question for sometime now... 
"What is Success?" 
To some people "Success" is driving fancy expensive vehicles, living in a large house, etc. 
all the things that people can "see" -materialistic things.
As friends, family & neighbors have noticed & made comments to me about all the BIG Boxes coming in & A LOT of Packages going out (sometimes the same day!)
They Smile & Congratulate me/us on our success.... Was it Success?
For me... I had to dig deeper. 
Did I think Success was about fancy cars & big houses? 
-No. those things don't matter to me. 
I'm perfectly happy with what I have.
So I thought again... 
Did I have something to show my Success
-Yes. I was paying my bills & putting food on the table
& I was Happy. 
But I felt like I was still missing something....



One Day after one of our fb Offers went Viral I knew the following week we would be Slammed... so I gave the Post Office Peeps a heads up... the First load we dropped off they brought out one of those fabric carts & we dumped the packages in it...(it was pretty cool!) 

The next day we were running a tad late (after 5) & when we got to the Post Office they were obviously closed... so I peeked around the corner to where I normally knock on the side door & noticed one of those Fabric Carts sitting there empty with a piece of paper taped to it with the word : novae written on it.
My heart melted & I knew right then in that moment that I (noVae) was making an impact on our little Post Office.  It made me feel good that I was helping generate work, not just for me to support my Family while the Hubby is in School... but to others - complete strangers in my Community.  In that moment I knew I was Being & Hopefully becoming Successful in taking noVae to the next level. 

 We filled 3 of these with our First 1st fb offer.


As I repeated to tell this Story to my parents...
both (ok all of us) had tears in our eyes. 

I guess this is what "Success" is to me... Providing Work for People. 
Making an Impact in Someones life & helping with Finances....because lets face it, we all have 
bills to pay & food to put on the Table. 
Plus. It's kind of Fun to ship all those Packages! :)



This is My Assistant...Shauna & her Sweet Family! 
I'm so Grateful for her & her husband, who also works & goes to school!! 
Working from home & being a Stay at Home Mom
I have to say is one of the most difficult things I've ever done thus far on our
noVae Journey.  I know the sacrifices that are made (for both of them)
& I am Grateful. 




This is Linda - Our Seamstress & the Lady that makes my Crazy Ideas come Alive!!
She has sewn almost 3,000 Fabric Blossoms for us since March 2012!
I bet she can do them with her eyes closed now! ;)
We are currently working on something for you for Spring 2013!!!
Can't wait to show you! ;)


 Fabric Blossoms on Headwraps too! 



This is Amy. 
(sorry Amy... this is the only pic. I had of you!) -lol
She is the "Main" helping Hand in helping us Ship :)
She is a mother of 2 boys & is also going to school.





 Our noVae Models.... noVae wouldn't "be" without them! :)
Grateful for their time & support in Helping us become Successful.




This is the Hubby & I... 
there wouldn't be a noVae Clothing if it weren't for him & his 
choice to go back to School.


Grad School is next after Graduation in the Spring 2013!! 
Stay tuned! :)


We are Truly Grateful for YOU!
You. Are. Key.
Without Your Support & Sharing noVae with your Friends & Family 
we would not be able to Create Jobs & Become Successful! 

We Just Can't "Thank You!" enough.

We should "hopefully" be hearing back from some of the Schools the Hubby has applied to 
for Grad School in a few more weeks!  We'll keep you posted! 

-xo

to be Continued...




Sunday, September 16, 2012

Summer Memories... Life Changing Trials


Over the last few weeks I have been having this little voice telling me... 
you need to Blog, 
YOU NEED to BLOG...
I've been telling this voice back,
 " I know, I know...I have so much I want & need to talk about! "

I want to tell you about some of  the Highlights that happened this Summer for me...
it had some happy & sad moments. 
{this is your cue to get a tissue, you may need it later}

A "Bummed" moment.... but ended up being a Blessing later...
The Hubby had been applying to hopefully get accepted into a Paid Summer Research Program at diff. colleges but did not get accepted to any of them... We were pretty bummed. 

But looked at this as more time to spend with Family this 
Summer since it will mostly be our last one here in Boise.
{grad school is next!}

On June 6th, 2012 

Jamie Hilton, her Husband Nick & bro. 'n law Greg were Fishing at Hells Canyon.
She fell about 10-12 feet on her back on 2 large rocks & then slid off...
To read more details about her accident go HERE to her blog.

 I had gone to HS & Graduated with Nick Hilton but had only seen Jamie once at the 
Grocery Store with Nick many, many Years ago.
In Dec. 2010 - I was going through my fb page looking for fb friends that I could ask to model for
noVae.... I wasn't friends with Jamie at the time but was Nick.
I messaged him asking if his wife would be Interested in helping us by modeling, etc. 
noVae was only like 1 month old!

He said me that she would love too!! I was super Excited!
I did a little research on fb & found out that she had been Mrs. Idaho America 
the year before. I thought to my self... WOW! - so cool that someone as "Big" 
{in my mind} that I hadn't really officially met would be willing to drive 
all the way to Star (about 40 mins. from where she lived ) 
in the Snow to do a fitting... basically playing Dress Up! ;)


She came & was so Nice & Happy to help! 
Loved the clothing items & was Excited to do the photo shoot the next day! 
She called me later that evening telling me that she didn't feel so well... & thought I better find 
someone else... We were both pretty bummed. She ended up like having the flu or something
'cause it lasted for days.... 
We lost touch with each other after that.

So when I heard about Jamie's accident My Heart & Soul just Sank with Sadness....
I cried for Nick having read that he witnessed the accident... I cried for her Children & for Jamie for days,
the pain she might be in & the "Possible" Outcome!
I read Nick's fb page updates & then a friend set up a Blog for Jamie...
another source for people to go to for Updates & Follow!
I was glued to that for days/months - still am!!
Are you a Follower?

After reading one day an update about the Hilton's not having any Ins. to help with medical 
bills... I just knew & "Felt" I needed to do something!  Heavenly Father had blessed us (noVae Clothing) with the Creation of the Distressed Blossom Cadet 
We hadn't released them on the site yet but had been selling them with another Site & Sold many!

I knew this was the Product we needed & the Timing of it all...
(it had not being released on our site yet)
I used my one BIG Advertising Blogger to help me advertise this 
Fundraiser we were going to do 
for Jamie & her Family!  My first concern was I didn't want people thinking I was doing this to 
gain attention ... to noVae... 
Our business was & is doing Great, we just wanted to help & Give back!

I struggled with this thought for days.... 
but knew, once again after praying, that it was the Right thing to do! 

I don't recall exactly how many hats total (150+...) we ended up selling for Jamie's 24 hr. Fundraiser
but we ended up donating: $2525.00 to them. (that's a lot of hats...)


Mrs. Idaho Amercia 2012- Beverly Hartle With Jamie in the Hospital

My Mom & Sister came over to Pin some 
Blossoms on the Cadets to help me not fall so far behind.
{we had just finished a Deal with another site selling these hats for a 2nd time & sold 360+ cadets} 
They worked for like 2-3 hrs. & had to have done 100+ hats! 
Each Cadet has 2 blossoms...
I know their Thumbs were sore! 
{I've also Pinned 100's!} -lol
I Was so Very Grateful for their Help!

When the Hubby & I went to visit the Hilton Family a few months later, 
There were Tears Shed, the Spirit was felt & Gratitude filled the Room!
It was AWESOME!
Jamie wanted so Badly to give back in any way... she offered to Model again...
I was so EXCITED!

I told her that we had some CUTE hats coming & I was planning on pairing them
with Outfits, so it wouldn't be awkward for her to be modeling Every outfit with a hat.
{again, Perfect Timing!}



I'm very grateful for Jamie & her willingness to do this....
She is so BRAVE & COURAGEOUS 
a True Inspiration to me & a Living Walking MIRACLE!
Go HERE to Read & Follow 
her Full Story & her Inspirational Stories & Thoughts!


On Sat. June 16th, 2012
(10 days after Jamie's accident)

I was surfing my fb news feed, which I rarely do on a Saturday.
I stumbled upon an article posted by one of the local News stations that caught 
my attention. I opened it & read it. 

It talked about a Crash happening on HWY 44 & HWY 16- just outside of Star.
We lived in Star for 6 years!
As I read more the report stated that a Ford Explorer had crashed into the back
end of a Dodge Caravan, full speed. The Van was at the Stop light - stopped.
 It said that there were 3 children involved & driver in the Caravan....
as I kept reading I just knew I knew these people... but couldn't pin point it! I looked through my fb feed again to see if any of my Star friends had posted anything about the accident, etc. 
nothing.
It weighed in the back of my mind & I thought about calling one of my 
Best Friends Chelsea from Star to see if 
she had heard anything but I chose not to "bother" her on a Saturday.

Later that day we went on our First Family Bike ride down town on the Green Belt!
On our way home my daughter's bike handle got caught on the handle of the Bike trailer that our 2 yr. was riding in & she fell & tried catching her self & in doing so 
she hurt her arm just above the wrist.
I just Knew it was broken... I had the hubby take her to the ER that night, close to midnight.

this was taken a few days before she got it off, therefore the Smile! ;)

Sunday was Father's Day & then Monday came & I get a phone call from 
my friend Chelsea... I thought she was calling to chat like we usually do & I asked her 
how her Husband's Father's Day was. She said kind of crumby.... I thought, oh no...
his Father had past away or something... then she asked me if I new the Strauss'?
Danny & Linda.
um. yea.... then she said: 
"Alvin Passed away yesterday."
{on Father's Day!} 
 I'm thinking.... What? .... then it all started to come back to me.

The Car accident that I read about!
I immediately start crying & then try to tell the Hubby through my tears.... 
I was in Total SHOCK!

Chelsea then proceeded to tell me more details 'n such & the hubby & I made plans to meet up that afternoon to go visit the Family in the Hospital, where their 7yr. daughter had just been moved from ICU.
We meet Danny & Linda & take our daughter with us to keep their daughter company... 

a little History about Linda & I...
Linda was one of my Childhood Best Friends Growing up! Then her Family moved to Utah
& I never saw them again 'till about 11 years ago... 
Linda & I ended up being in the same Ward when we lived in Star (for 6 yrs)
we were Visiting Teaching Partners for Years! (per our request!)
She is my "Bosom Friend!" 
We watched each others kids while we went on dates, She came over to our house
with the kids a lot to play over the Years while we lived in Star! 

When we opened the door to the Hospital room both the Hubby & I exchanged hugs with Linda & Danny with Tears & Love... we later found out that they were actually at that same Hospital 
Sat. night when the Hubby took our daughter into the ER... 
Saying goodbye to Sweet little Alvin.

I often Wonder if I would've made that phone call, if Chelsea would've been home? 
Was I needed? was the Lord trying to let me figure it out so I could help & maybe I 
didn't give it enough thought.... 
 To this Day, I still don't know why I couldn't connect all the pieces to the puzzle...
the brand of the van, the 3 kids, the young mom....
then the trip to the same Hospital where they were saying Goodbye...

5yr. Alvin

To read more details about the accident go HERE.

 The 17th of September is the 3 month mark of Alvin passing away....
My heart still aches.
She is in my thoughts & prayers more than I think she knows... 
 Linda & Danny have so much Love, Faith & Forgiveness in their Hearts that I know that is what has helped them through this Life Changing Trial!
They both are my Hero's! 



Go HERE to watch a Video on how Families can be together Forever!

Both of these Accidents happening within 10 days of each other Really Opened my Eyes!
I mean, Opened them BIGGER!

We all have our own Personal Trials that we deal with... 
one of mine is I'm a Workaholic
I LOVE to work... 
I struggle with playing with my kids if my "List" in my head isn't Complete.
It's not that I don't want too... Or I don't like too...
Both of these Accidents really hit my Heart & Soul Hard. 

They both made me look at my life -filled with work & the path that it was going.
Was I "making" enough time for my kids & hubby? 
How could I do this? 
What do I need to do to make these Changes in my Life?

I've started by thinking of Linda...  
when I would do certain things with my kids, especially my youngest...like
when I lay my 2 yr old down for his nap in the afternoons & 
I have soooo much work that needs to be done.  
Instead of watching TV to put him to sleep, I read books & Sing to him now. 
(because that is what Linda did with Alvin)

I'm trying to make each Day Count. 
To Live with No regrets! 
Because You NEVER know if the Next Day is 
going to have a Life Changing Accident.  


 
We have Hired more Helping Hands because 

noVae Clothing is just too much for me to do all on my own now! :)
Every day I remind my Helping hands 
(I will introduce her to you soon!) 
the time she Gives me is Time she's giving Me to Give Back to my Family! 

I don't want you to think this was our entire Summer.... it wasn't. 
We had a Wonderful Time Spending time with Family & Friends & Traveling!
But, I'm extremely Happy that the Hubby stayed here this Summer to help me & Support me through these Trials & our Friends'.

It just goes to show me once again... 
the Lord knows what is Best for us (& You)
In HIS Time not ours!



  to be Continued....





Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Quote from Marilyn Monroe


Love this Quote by Marilyn Monroe about Women's Clothes 
Fitting a Lady's Body.

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Silver Jeans Questions Win a Cadet!



Help us Shop & You could WIN a

Distressed Blossom Cadet!!



















We need your Help Shopping & in return we will giveaway some Blossom Cadets!!
Just by answering a few questions & leaving a Comment will Enter you for a chance to Win a White Distressed Blossom Cadet!! 
($19.99 value!)



For Every 10 Comments on each Social Media places mentioned below a cadet will be Given away! Winners will be Randomly picked - depending on how many comments/tweets are done will depend on how many cadets we giveaway!! 
You may leave a comment/tweet on each Social Media if you'd like to increase your chances!!

fb page under this Silver Jeans Post (for every 10 comments)
Tweeting your Comment (for every 10 tweets)
Pinterest Contest Page Silver Jeans Post (for every 10 comments)

Here are the Questions, Please answer them in *Full Sentences... :)
*Example: 1. Yes, I would pre-order Silver Jeans with a Coupon!

1. Would you like to Pre-Order Silver Jeans with a Coupon?
2. Which Silver Jeans Style are Your Favorite? (not sure... go Here & look)
3. What Size do you wear in Silver Jeans? If the size varies per style tell us.

That's it!   
Please answer all 3 questions in 1 comment - not Separate comments.

This Giveaway is Open to Everyone & will 
END July25th at Midnight (MST) 
Winners will be announced sometime on Thursday!   
Thank you for your help & Good Luck!! :)


Sunday, June 24, 2012

An Assistant! - A Leap of Faith... A Step Forward!

A few months ago on our fb page I mentioned that we might be looking 
into hiring an assistant to help us.
{Well, really ME!} -lol 
 I kept pushing it off telling myself that I didn't need one... I could handle it, etc.
I've had so many "Red Flags" in these past 2 months.

I appreciate the Lord & my Family being so patient with me. I'm a little bit of a Control nut & a Work a holic,  I think part of me was afraid that I was going to give too much work away!!
  
The First red flag was when I went to SNAP at the end of April. SNAP is a Creativity at your Finger Tips - aka a Bloggers Conference.  As I listened through the 3 day Bloggers Conference I was hearing a lot of Big time Bloggers say that it's ok to hire people to help you!
....You know when you've got to hire someone when you're Family NEVER Sees you because you're always on the Computer... & the Best one that I heard, that I think came from Ashley from little Blueboo, she said something like this.... 
"you don't see Big Companies running with just one Person do you?!"

That did it... I knew right then, I had to hire someone!  
I was scared though... who the heck am I going to Trust & hand over part of my precious business  that I have put sooooo  much time into?!? 
I held off on hiring someone... because of these "Fears."   

The Best Red Flag of all was when My Children gave me Cards/poems for Mother's Day that they had made from school....  
My daughter (9yrs.) wrote: "My mom is really good at Packaging Packages!"




 
-My 7yr. son mentioned that "Mommy is always on the Computer!"
I kind of laughed... then I started to tear up.... kids don't lie.  
They tell the TRUTH!  
I started to look at myself through their eyes... I knew they weren't Happy, & I knew I wasn't Happy because I really missed just being a "Mom".... 
Running a business from Home & being a Mom 
along with daily Life is so Hard & such a Juggle!  
the Mommy position was slowly going away... I didn't like it.

One evening shortly Before Mother's Day my Mother came over to help me with a Large Order that we had for our New Distressed Blossom Cadet that we had recently ran through another site.  As we were "Pinning" on our Handmade Blossoms to each cadet, I was telling her about my fears but also how I KNEW it was time for me to hire an assistant we talked about so many things that night.... for HOURS! :)  

Hours before she left she was telling me about my Sister's Brother 'n Law who had been recently diagnosed with cancer.  I was really Surprised! She told me that his wife had sent out an e-mail to family & that my sister had forwarded it onto her.  Later that night - around 1'ish in the morning... yes, my mother is a night owl like me... she forwarded the e-mail to me. (I never asked her too)  As I was reading how things happened, & the plans to take care of this Very Aggressive Cancer I was very touched. I mean, who wouldn't be right?!  After I was finished I thought to myself.... Gosh that was a really good e-mail.... I mean, it was well written, not too professional, heart felt & to the point.  It was Perfect. It was Beautiful!

Then the thought came to my mind.... I'm supposed to hire her! 
 What?! I don't even know this person... I mean, I've never met her.... I've met her husband a few times but not his wife. (My Sister's Sister 'n law)  I told the Hubby my thought - & he said I needed to Pray about it.... so I did.

I had told my sister the next day that we were looking to hire someone... She passed that info. onto Mary, her sister 'n law later that day/week....  a day or 2 later I get a text from that same sister telling me that Mary was looking for something to do from home....

 awe... do you see where this is going?!?!  The Lord's hands were all over this & I was really SLOW & putting the pieces together to make it happen...

I contacted Mary over the phone & I told her what we were looking for & asked her if she was interested & told her my side of the Story of how I was inspired by her e-mail, then she told me her end of the Story!  I asked her to Share it with us & a little bit about her & her Family!

After all.... She is Part of the noVae Family now!

In Mary's Words....

I am excited to join the noVae Clothing family!  Let me introduce myself and tell you how I became connected with the company…


My husband Greg and I are both from Idaho and will be married eight years this July.  We have two children, Kaden who is five, and Rylee who just turned two.   Prior to having our children, I worked for ten years in the public school setting.  I loved my career, but after Kaden was born, I couldn’t bring myself to go back to the workplace.  We had to eliminate expenses, and tighten our belts, but with a lot of hard work, we were able to make it financially on Greg’s income alone.  Greg worked full time and attended Boise State in the evening where he was working on obtaining a business degree. 
So how did I get connected with noVae?  Five months ago, Greg noticed that a small bump located on his thigh began to grow, and grow rapidly. We quickly responded, and at the end of April, he went in for surgery to have the growth removed. The doctors anticipated that the lump was most likely a cyst, however, when the results came back from pathology, Greg was diagnosed with “Poorly Differentiated Synovial Sarcoma.”  This is an extremely aggressive and rare form of cancer.   Greg is 31 years old, active, and strong, so our initial reaction was one of disbelief.  Within weeks he had undergone hospitalization, multiple chemotherapy treatments, and further surgery.  Our life quickly changed and Greg’s health and recovery became our number one concern.   


The medical bills arrived rapidly in the mail, but Greg was only working sporadically as his health allowed.  

One morning as I began my day in prayer, I asked the Lord to help me find a job that would allow me to financially contribute to our family.  The job would need to be flexible enough that I could complete the work around Greg’s future treatments and still be able to care for my children.  As I prayed, I relayed the specifics of our situation to the Lord, and then paused realizing that in order for me to find this type of a job, in this type of an economy, it would require the direct hand of the Lord.  I closed my prayer and exercised my faith that somehow our needs would be met.  

 It was only hours later in the day, when I received a phone call regarding the position at noVae.  I cannot account for the actions which prompted Nickelle to offer me the position (she and I had never met, nor had I applied for a job with the company), but I can testify that it was a direct answer to my prayer.  It never ceases to amaze me how willing our Father in Heaven is to bless our lives, and noVae is quite the blessing!

I am excited about the opportunity to learn more about the clothing industry, and be associated with a company built on hard work, integrity, and a lot of heaven’s help.   As many of you know, the name noVae is Latin, and means new, novel, fresh, or different.  This position with the company will be the perfect complement to this new chapter in our life.  Although our circumstances are different than we would have chosen, we have truly been blessed in abundance and are forever grateful for each day that lies ahead; for each provides an opportunity to start anew. 
I look forward to serving you & getting to know you! :)

-Mary 


We are soooo Excited to have Mary! 
{including my kids!} ;) -wink, wink

We "Thank You" for your Patience as we continue to Grow - 
Customer Service is Very, Very Important to us!
Yet, another Red Flag to me when I started to fall behind.... 

Thank you for your Continued Support!!
We wouldn't be where we are Today if it weren't for 
YOU! 

xo xo xo 

Friday, June 8, 2012

Polka Dot Ruffle Wrap Dress- RED + 3 more


Some of my Favorite pics. of Ash. in this Dress!





Also comes in Navy & Black!




Thursday, June 7, 2012

Striped Maxi Dress with Paisley Print


Ok - We are going to Try something New!
All you Ladies that said you liked the Maxi dress on our fb page- I will be Placing a "Personal" order on this tomorrow (6/8/12) at noon. (MST) Qnty will be Very Limited!!!
 The First Ladies that e-mail us (novaeclothing at novaeclothing.com) with your size & pay pal e-mail address will get it, once the invoice is payed.
- While Supplies last! -
Comes in S-L Rayon Jersey 4% Spandex
Paisley Print is Sheer
$28.00 includes s/h (US only)
all Sales Final.

THIS DRESS will NOT be on the Website.
if you want one... get it now!






Thanks!

Thursday, May 10, 2012

noVae Clothing Sneak Peak - Polka Dot ....

Sneak Peak of what I was up to today!


Every Body that has seen it - WANTS IT!!!

Coming sooner than you think! ;) 

Wednesday, April 11, 2012


I just LOVE this Quote by Elizabeth Smart...
She amazes me.

 

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

The Anticipation - or Anxiety - in LIFE!

One of the last Personal Posts was about our Growth &
Tom's Summer research Programs that he's applied to. 
The noVae Growth is still an on going thing.... I'm getting myself even more Organized. I've had to take my 2 yrs old to an in home Day Care for a few days out of the week - just so I can get noVae things done.... my time is stretched as far as I think it can go - some days - ok, most days, I know I'm not doing this alone!  Ideas are coming into my head & if I don't act on them... they don't stop & keeping coming back to me to "remind" me to JUST DO IT! 

I have been really dragging my feet to "JUST DO IT" to be Brave - even when I know it's what I'm supposed to do.... I don't get a bad feeling or anything, I guess it's just me.... am I ready for this? even more Growth?! 
I know I can do it! I'm going to Bite the bullet & just do it! 
I KNOW it has to be done... & I KNOW you gals are going to LOVE it! :)  
It's not a Secret, I did mention it in a post a while back.  
One Word:  Affiliate.  
I'm going to be setting up a New Affiliate Program that 
works a ton better than the one that we are currently using!!    

These last few weeks have been CRAZY at our House!  All this NEW Inventory & Photo Shoots, Spring Break, and the anticipation of wondering if & where Tom will go for a Summer Research Program to help 
him get into the Grad School(s) he wants to go to... 

"the Boys"

The Family! Easter - 2012


"the Girls"

This week we've been receiving the letters/e-mails that we weren't anticipating... 
"Sorry but the Summer Research Program you've applied to is currently full" - or something like that! 
 It's been kind of hard to take... On the Flip - Happy - Blessing side! 
Last week Tom discovered his "Field" of what he wants to study & get his Phd in.
It's called: Neuro - Economics
The Study of Decision making!
This Field was created about 6 years ago & not many colleges/professors know about it!!
He was SUPER EXCITED to find this! 
So, with this New Discovery he's been researching which colleges have this field 
& he's been contacting each Individual Professor that he feels he would work well with
for any Summer Research Programs. 
no luck... but he just has this feeling that someone is going to drop out
of a Summer Program that he applied for & he'll get to take their place.... 
I'm Praying this happens!  
I will miss him a ton.

On a Personal "Mommy" note:
The 2 yrs. old Went pee pee in the potty tonight -before he did it in his pull up!! 
Success! 
Gosh it feels Good! 

xo
to be continued....

Sunday, April 1, 2012

Extended Shopping Spree Contest!

We have Randomly Picked our 3 Winners + a Bonus Winner!!
 Was it YOU?!



Go HERE to See.

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We've Extended our Shopping Spree Contest! 
If You've already entered... Make sure your Comment
with your URL link is on our Contest Board (either one)

We think our Pinterest account got hacked because all the comments from last week
were deleted!!  We wanted to give everyone a fair chance... so 
we are extending it one more week!

{click above to get started}

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Spring Cleaning 3 Day Sale!

Here is a Sneak Peak of what I found while "Cleaning"
for our 3-Day Spring Cleaning Sale!


Sale Starts Tomorrow!
 Wed. 3.28.12

Very Limited Sizes & Colors! 
Want to be the FIRST to see them?!
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Monday, March 19, 2012

noVae Clothing Contest! - up to $100 Gift Cards up for Grabs!!

Come Join in our Pinterest Contest & you could win a Shopping Spree to noVae Clothing! 
It's Super Easy & Fun to Enter!  Win one of 3 Gift Cards totally $100!!

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Go HERE to Enter!

We will announce Winners on our Pinterest Contest Board on April 1st, 2012!
Open to US & Canada

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Spring Growth & Many Blessings!

As I sit here typing this my heart is very, very full as I think about the past 2-3 months.  So much Growth has happened with noVae & in my own Personal life.  I have never felt so Blessed.


Every time I print Orders/Invoices,  I "Thank You!" -Personally, I say your name! ( whatever name is on the paper) ...YES!  It's true! I'm kind of a dork that way.... but I wouldn't be doing what I do if it weren't for You!
OH! How I wish I knew all of you in Person! I LoVe meeting & Making New friends!
Some of you I feel like I already know because of fb! 

noVae Clothing has kept me busy... It's been a Blessing!
 I've learned & continue to learn so much! 
Gosh! I feel like I have the best if both worlds! ...Shopping & Taking Pics.  I LOVE Creating!

Tom, the hubby, is still just chugging right along! - Boise State is his HOME away from home.
We are getting close to the end of the LONG Tunnel & can Finally see the Light & it feels so Good!  He's applied for some Summer School re-search Programs all over the states with some pretty BIG Names... we are hoping to hear back from them any day now, to see if he's been accepted into any of them....
What this means is he would be away for about 6+ wks during the Summer working on whatever Research studies that particular school might be working on... We are so Excited for this Opportunity for him to go & do this!
I will let you know the happenings on this as they come!


If you're just now getting to know us...Here's a quick Run down...

 Yes! hubby is in school, we have 4 children: Boy, Girl, Boy, Boy!
They all have their own little challenges but we get through them everyday with
each others support.

 

We kind of did life Backwards if you can vision that.... we built the house, put kids in the house while hubby went to work everyday.  Then as the economy started to change he enrolled back in school P/T & worked 2 jobs while I cleaned houses & sold for Modbe Clothing. To read more about our Story of how noVae came about - go HERE.

 He is just about done & will Graduate with a BS in Psychology next year & hopefully his name will be published at least 4 times -because of all the Re-search papers he's worked on!! {this is a good thing!}
 He made it on the Dean's List for the First time ever last Semester & he may do it again this Semester! -- Then on to Grad. school!
 Whahoo!!! 

{Stef. will Graduate at the same time as Tom too!}
YAY!!

I mentioned the Growth that noVae has made & we are trying to keep up with it.... we are looking into a New Affiliate Program so stay tuned for that {if} we decide to go this route.... & more Hand made items! I have so many ideas it's hard for me to stay focused on one!! 


Stay Tuned! & Thank you again for all your Support!
I'm having a Blast with noVae & we know it wouldn't be possible if it weren't for YOU! 

xo