Monday, November 21, 2011

Holiday Bizarre!!!

We are having a BIZARRE Holiday celebration over at Only Prettier.

There's an auction with tons of boutique things from bling jewelry, to funky chunky necklaces, to OTT bows, custom boots and custom signs!! Serious?! YES. SERIOUS!!! PARTAYYYYYY.

There are about 10 vendors participating so a little of everything.

Thursday and Friday we will be doing sales and TONS of games. You should stop on by. <3

Here's a peek at some things in the auction:

See!! Tons of HOLIDAY GIFTS. And most of the things posted are UNDER $20!!

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Funky Chunky & Loving It

We love bright shiny things!!

We like to stand out.

We want statement pieces.

That's why WE, Only Prettier, started making Funky, Chunky, Bling Necklaces.

We offer custom pieces and ready to sell pieces. Prices range from $20-$40 depending on how extravagant you are wanting your piece.

Here's a peeksie off a few of our new pieces :

These would make great holiday gifts!! Be Original. Be Prettier.

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Gotta Keep it {fresh}

When asked what it is like inside my head... I came up with this:

  • cluttery
  • glittery
  • shinny
  • messy
  • gypsy-like
  • 80's like
  • countryfied
  • ecelectic
HAHAHA!!! I am a nerd.
For those who have been following on facebook... you, I think, have learned my personality.

I am not all business... and while OP is my business... I am a craft engineer. I am a mom. I am a friend. I am goofball.

I want to think you ALLLLLLLL for your support and kind words.

Wanna see some new things we are introducing?? Good. 'Cause you didn't have much choice ;)

Ranger's Rally Necklace!!

Wildly Chic

Would love to hear some thoughts on these new pieces!! <3 <3

Monday, October 10, 2011

CUSTOM - It's how I roll

I love using magazines, pictures, nature and art to get my inspiration for new pieces.

But my favorite inspiration is bouncing off ideas with a customer.

Recently, my friend, Jasmine, contacted me to make her a custom Witch's Hat for her daughter.

I was right away, honored, as Jasmine is super crafty and she looked to me to create this hat for her daughter!! :)

So after talking about some ideas... here's the finished product.

So... do you have a custom piece you would like us to create!! Don't hesitate to email us at krististone (at)

Wedding pieces, bridal party pieces, bouquets, maternity bands... and even witch's hats!! <3

Friday, September 30, 2011

Secret Prize

So... our afternoon crowd on Facebook has a chance to win this awesome ring!!

All you have to do is share us with your friends!!

You can Blog about us.

You can Tweet about us (@only_prettier).

& You can share us on your facebook wall.

After you share... Make sure you comment on our wall so your friends know where to "like" and get your votes!! The likes on your comment = votes <3

Thursday, September 29, 2011

B.U.S.Y. is my Name

Let me start off by saying how THANKFUL I am for being so busy.

I love having three active kids who want to run, play, climb, sing and dance. Not to mention the reading, coloring, feeding, etc. I love that they aren't bumps on logs LOL.

I love having a job I can do from home. Though, I wish I made more $$$ doing it... beggars can't be choosy.

& Lastly, my business Only Prettier is really booming!! I would love if you'd check it out. We have tons of stuff!! Handmade jewelry, hair accessories, home decor, some clothing, shoes, bling, pettiskirts, pettirompers, hats, hand crocheted/ knitted goods, etc.

We strive to be a friendly on-line boutique at a reasonable price.

I love what I do and have met tons of women who want to show support. Even men!!

Right now, we are having a CELEBRATION!! We reached 1000+ Fans on FB over the past week so we are celebrating with a huge auction and games w/ prizes at night.

Everything has been very successful!! But we would love to make it even more successful. So please, join us.

Here's a few of the items we have up for auction. Aren't they awesome!!!

What an awesome Photography Prop or Birthday hat!! This fascinator is held on with a headband so it's easy to wear.
$20 starting bid <3
How darling is this Tiana costume!??! Stand out from the crowd!! Starting Bid $22
Who Whoooo Who Doesn't Love this Owl hat!??!  Hand knit beanie... Starting bid $8

Where are my Funky Chunky Jewelry girls?!!? Starting bid $14!!!! WOW.

Every little girl needs an OTT Bow!!! Starting bid $5!!!

Loving this rolled rosette Boutique Headband. Great for Miss or Lil' Miss. Starting Bid $10!!!

Need a sweet photography prop for a baby - tween... this is it!! STATEMENT!! Starting bid $12

 This is JUST A PEAK. There's tons more stuff and tons more vendors. Come by and check us out <3

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Auction TIME!!!

Wow!! We are just blown away at how well Only Prettier is doing!! Thank ya'll <3 <3

Last night, we started our CELEBRATION.

We will have a week long auction and games with prizes. Who doesn't LOVE a prize?

So c'mon!! Get in on the action... you will be glad you did. Most of these items are BELOW cost.

Auction TIME

Game Prizes

If you are a new Fan to OP's FB page and you found us through this blog. POST IT ON THE WALL.
(I feel another GAME... with a prize coming from that request)

Monday, September 26, 2011

1000 Fan Celebration!!

We are so excited to say that Only Prettier has hit 1000 (plus) FANS on Facebook!!

We were shocked recently when we were on the first page for google searches... so to hit this milestone means a ton.

We could not have done this without you, our fans!! Our customers. Our inspiration.

Thank you from the bottom of our hearts!!

Now!!! Head over to OP and get in on the action. There will be auctions and games <3 <3

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Are you READY??

... for school, that is.

Do you have a little one who is starting school this year?? Or maybe one going away to college?

Does your child like to be an individual?? I am sure that answer is yes!!

Send your child to school with a great new Prettier BackPack!!

Now, don't let the name fool you. We are doing boys' backpacks as well. From trains and Cars to Colleges and sports teams. We customize these backpacks to fit your child's likes.

Here are some examples:
Elite Black
This backpack would rock your son's world covered in guitars, stars and skulls.
Hand-painting, bling, flowers, bows and feathers can be added to customize.
Starts at $22 (includes backpack and a simple painted design)
Simple Lilac
Having her friends Dora and Boots painted onto her backpack will give your new kindergartner the confidence she needs to enjoy her first day in school.
Hand-painting, bling, flowers, bows and feathers can be added to customize.
Starts at $20 (includes backpack and a simple painted design)

Elite Pink
Set the stage for your drama queen with a sassy backpack decorated with crowns, feathers and bling!
Hand-painting, bling, flowers, bows and feathers can be added to customize.
Starts at $22 (includes backpack and a simple painted design)
Elite Blue
Got a Cowboys fan on your hands? Send him to school feeling like Romo or Ware with a backpack featuring the home team!
Hand-painting, bling, flowers, bows and feathers can be added to customize.
Starts at $22 (includes backpack and a simple painted design)

Now that you have seen what we have... let us know how we can help you. You can come visit us here

The sky is the limit when it comes to adding flair and sass to these bags. With so many options available, you can truly make their backpack one-of-a-kind.

Monday, August 8, 2011

Mansfield's Wurst Festival

Are you local to DFW??

Do you LOVE doing things that are fairly inexpensive but fun??

Have kids...?? You can bring them too ;)

Mansfield is hosting their first Wurst Fest & we will be set up with our pretties and installing hair feather extensions.

Come by and say hi!! Oh, and if you use the code phrase "supercalifragilisticexpialidocious"  you will get 10% off your purchase. Not too shabby <3

Need directions?? Click HERE

"Oh, your house smells GREAT!!"

Thanks... I think it does too. In fact, I think I found my new favorite Scentsy scent; Go Go Goji. It's sweet but refreshing... think Tropical Drink.

It feels like it brightens up the house with positive energy. Crazy, I know but it does!!

Just like Honey Pear Cider make the house feel warm and cozy. I can't wait to put it back in my Scentsy Warmer once it gets cooler.

Aren't familiar with Scentsy?? No problem. WE will introduce you to your new addiction. Plus... I will give you some great ideas in a minute.

Scentsy Wickless Candles are decorative, ceramic warmers that use a LIGHTBULB to heat and melt highly-scented wax bars. So they are as safe as a lamp in your home and just as fashionable.

And, as a mother, I LOVE the fact that the melted wax in the burner bowl doesn't get hot enough to burn anyone. While it is melted, it's different than candle wax.

Want to see some images of cool warmers?? Here you go :

Zebra Full-Size Scentsy Warmer
$30.00 $27.00

Charity Full-Size Scentsy Warmer
$30.00 $27.00

Taro Plug-In Scentsy Warmer
$20.00 $18.00

Now that you have seen what Scentsy has to offer... here are some ideas:
  • Plug-in warmers make great night lights and work very well in the office or a dorm room (perfect gift for a student going away to college.
  • Med size warmers are wonderful in smaller rooms like offices or bedrooms. I love mine in the nursery.. it gives off a nice glow for baby and allows me to feed without turning on tons of lights
  • Full size warmers are a nice addition to your homes decor. From rustic to contemporary to Sports and Colleges (there's even MANLY SCENTS for the men in your life).
So if you are starting your holiday shopping early, or have birthdays coming up... stock up on some Scentsy product!! These are a fantastic gift for everyone. Plus, you can get a whole set up (warmers and scents) for UNDER $50!! Wow. That's a great deal and it will last all year long.

Want to know a secret... In the month of August, take 10 % OFF all Scentsy items. So act now!!

Sunday, August 7, 2011

Photography Props

I love photos...

I have such a high admiration for photographers who are truly artist. They take something simple and make it beautiful. They capture moments words cannot describe.

& while I am not a photographer... I do enjoy it as a hobby. And I enjoy making props even more so. From newborn photo props... to senior portraits... to bridal and birthday!!

Here is a Halloween prop/ costume piece I made. It works for both Lil' Miss and Miss. It's a great piece to make you or your Lil' Miss' Halloween Costume really POP and stand out.

It's a one of a kind piece. I will take custom orders on these until October 25. If you are interested... please visit our facebook page - here or email us at krististone at onlyprettier dot net.

Friday, August 5, 2011

The Lil' Sound of Pitter Patting

No matter the age... all women LOVE shoes!!

These are our newest additions. Boutique Crib shoes with a little dolling up. Your Lil' Miss will have the cutest feet around.

Stop by Only Prettier to pick up a pair for your sweet little doll.

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Commercial Shoot

We have been featured!!

You know you want to see the wonderful images that Mia from Compassion Photography has posted.

I am excited.

This is real. This is my life. I love i.t.

The Goods!!

Fall/ Winter is almost here. Until then.. we have some new pretties for the end of summer we just released.

A lot of my styles will work in any season. I like to have options and not feel commited to any specific time of year.

What are you looking forward most for the Fall/ Winter?? Are you a metallic fan?? Or do you love rich gem tones??

For more options and prices... please visit our site : Only Prettier

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Taste Of Dallas

This past weekend was the Taste of Dallas, and Only Prettier's first show!!

We were so nervous. What if we forgot something? What if no one liked our things? What if we missed something up??

Being able to hide behind a computer screen or a boutique is easy smeasy compared to doing a show.

You are no longer introducing your product but who you are as well.

Thankfully, I forgot NOTHING. We had enough change.... and I don't think we missed anything up.

The show started Friday evening. Unfortunately, there was not much action for vendors.

Saturday, the show was much better... People really seemed to respond and look at our products. I didn't have a chance to walk around a lot... but from what I saw, we were very unique in our set up and our merchandise and I take pride in that. I am tired of everything looking the same and everyone wearing the same things.

Sunday made our weekend!! I was so excited.

When we, Lisa - Toe Ring Queen and I, showed up at the show on Sunday morning, one of the large vendors were breaking down their spot. I went over to inquire what was going on. They stated they were leaving. :(

At that point... my mind started thinking... I asked them if they would mind if we slipped into their spot?? Of course, they said no. So we did!!! That vendor had quite a large spot on a main aisle so I was stoked. Lisa, on the other hand, didn't want to move everything. So I reassured her I would and I did.

Within 10 mins of being in our new spot... she sold a few toe rings and I sold a few pretties!! AWESOME!!
We are now pumped up!! We learnt a lot during our first show and made a lot of connections. We cannot wait until our next show; Mansfield's Wurst Fest. So if you are local to DFW... come see us. Get some pretties and say hi <3

Lisa (left) and I right before it was time to pack up. We worked over 40 hours in 3 days.

 First booth on the first day. I liked how it looked. What do you think??
Outside view... I think this distracted people and prevented people from wanting to enter

Our AWESOME booth on Sunday!! Love how this looks. What do you think?

Since it was our first show... we are welcome all types of critique. Do you see something I could have improved on?? Do you like my burlap table cloth?? Help me be better for you <3

Friday, May 13, 2011

Prettier Ties

As a mom with two boys... I know how HARD it is to find cute accessories for them.

So... I am going to be doing ties. They are a fun way to spruce up an outfit and let your little ones personality shine through. Whether they are a pirate or a ROCK STAR... <3

Here are a few sneak peeks. Check out Only Prettier for more options and purchase.