Our sale ends today!

I was walking down my front steps this morning admiring my newly acquired pumpkins… Again. I just like looking at them… They make me smile! You’ll see a white one and an orange one pictured. They remind me of how different we all are, yet God loves us all the same. We each bring something different but it’s all good.

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It’s silly but I love these pumpkins as much as one can love a vegetable… Pumpkins are vegetables, right? Tomatoes always confuse me! Ha! I love them… But differently. Without my orange pumpkin, my white pumpkin would blend into my porch. Without my white pumpkin, my orange pumpkin would look “ordinary”. Together they bring out the best in the other… They bring balance. (In my best pumpkin opinion!). I wonder what I bring out in others?

Food for thought!! (Mmmm toasted pumpkin seeds…)

Don’t forget, our 80% off sale ends tonight!!!
http://www.appliquealley.com

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Happy Fall Y’all!!

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This is ME.

I don’t typically write posts that are personal in any way. In fact, many of my posts are quick copy and pastes of newsletters or other social media posts. I strive to cover all my ground to keep all of you up to date. I don’t have a HUGE blog following so it normally gets slightly neglected.

I value my privacy and truly believe privacy is a lost art… A tool that is rusting in today’s society. This post will in no way be a tell all or a BEHIND the scenes scoop of Appliqué Alley … But I would like you to know a little more about the designer you entrust with your creations. Honestly, I’m pretty normal and there isn’t too much to tell. ☺️

First off… My name is Emily and I’m currently 32 years old. I’m a simple work at home mom trying cling to God, get in shape, keep a happy husband, entertain my children, work, get enough sleep (NOT), etc etc etc. I enjoy a good book or movie and a glass of wine. I might have a slight addiction to my scentsy burners. (I like my house to smell yummy.). I have an even bigger addiction to make up and perfume. I’m not kidding y’all… I AM ADDICTED. I love it!!! I struggle to balance it all … So if you have any pointers, I would LOVE to hear them. Working at home is a HUGE blessing for our family dynamic but it doesn’t come without it’s own trials. It’s always a work in progress.

Here’s the last “family portrait” of my little family:

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I started Applique Alley 4 1/2 years ago. At the time, I had a home painting business (canvases, door hangers, and such). I LOVE PAINTING… But I was still searching for something. Then a friend purchased an embroidery machine… She couldn’t always find what she was looking for … I could draw … The rest is pretty much history. I bought the software and promised myself (and my husband) that I would teach myself and pay it off in a month. Thanks be to God, I was able to do just that.

I have been very blessed to come across some amazing women over the last 4 1/2 years… I have also come across many people that surprise me! (Good and Bad)

I attended a women’s retreat this past weekend with one sweet girl that I met through my work. I tried to prepare my heart but sometimes I simply don’t know how to do that. Honestly, I have trouble clearing my head enough to prepare DINNER at times… Ha!!

I was excited to learn some new things but I was just as excited to get out and be EMILY. At first, it was pretty much what I expected… Good fellowship, good food, and good stories… Then, it all started sinking deeper. Today, I am not the same as I was yesterday … And it’s good. I am choosing not to share what I learned (for now) because I doubt God would speak the same message to you as he is speaking to me… If I’m being honest again, I AM STILL TRYING TO FIGURE OUT WHAT HE IS TRYING TO TELL ME!!! I’m not sure… But I know it’s something good.

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Ok. So this isn’t an earth shattering blog post that will go viral and become a national trending topic. That’s ok. There’s enough to inform and possibly maybe even enough to inspire? Simple and real… THIS IS ME.

WANT FIVE FREE DESIGNS?

Alley Marketing 101
Many of you know that I STRESS marketing as the most important factor in any business and embroidery is no different.  To attract customers, a cute logo is extremely important.  It needs to be catchy and memorable.

The best prices and work I have found is from My Little Monsters .

https://www.facebook.com/LittleMonstersDesigns?fref=ts
You can get
a CUSTOM logo for $75
and a FB cover photo for $30

These are the first things your customers see when they come on your page…. so it needs to be crisp, clean, and cute!

I have teamed up with My Little Monsters …

For the first 10 orders she gets in the next 48 hours, mentioning Applique Alley in their order will get FIVE FREE Applique Alley designs!  OH… and she’s offering 10% off for a limited time.

It’s a WIN!!!!

(after you order, EMAIL me at contact@appliquealley.com OR head over to my facebook page https://www.facebook.com/APPLIQUEALLEY and let me know!!.)

Photo: Alley Marketing 101
Many of you know that I STRESS marketing as the most important factor in any business and embroidery is no different.  To attract customers, a cute logo is extremely important.  It needs to be catchy and memorable.  

The best prices and work I have found is from My Little Monsters .  
You can get 
a CUSTOM logo for $75
and a FB cover photo for $30

These are the first things your customers see when they come on your page.... so it needs to be crisp, clean, and cute!

I have teamed up with My Little Monsters ... 

For the first 10 orders she gets in the next 48 hours, mentioning Applique Alley in their order will get FIVE FREE Applique Alley designs!  OH... and she's offering 10% off for a limited time.  

It's a WIN!!!!

(after you order, come back here and tell me.  After I check with her you will get your FREE designs!)