Sunday, August 29, 2010

August 31= Last day

The end is here.

Tuesday, August 31 will be our last day of sales.

Thank you for being patient as we catch up on shipping orders. The sale has been so much bigger than we excepted. Thank you everyone for your great support.

Saturday, August 07, 2010

50% off EVERYTHING at Resa Design

50% off everything in the store!

Our inventory will only last about one week, so stock up now. It's a great time to think about fall, winter, and those babies on the way.

Thank you for all the kind words and encouragement. We are sad to go too, but excited about the future. You'll be hearing from us, don't worry.


Wednesday, June 02, 2010

30% off EVERYTHING at Resa Design

I never imagined when I sat down the first time to make myself a changing pad for my newborn baby, that five years later I would have made and sold hundreds of them.

Five years have come and gone and Resa Design has grown about as fast as our two kids. Many days the business felt like a third child in our family with it's constant need for attention; proud moments; thrills of growth; pains of growth; and milestones. I can't tell you how excited I would get to receive emails from customers (especially those with photos) of how our products have made them smile. It's been a honor to be part of announcing pregnancies with our sibling tees, being a newborns first outfit, or in family photos. I could go on and on. It's been an awesome journey. And thanks to so many of you who have been with us since our small beginnings.

Over the past few months I have been having this itch. I was never really sure what it was, but I felt either I or Resa Design, was supposed to move in a new direction. I tried a few things (most of which you never saw), but nothing felt like the right fit. Then, about 6 weeks ago a longtime dream of mine dropped itself at my feet.

As most of you know from my story, I've been an entrepreneur since a very young age. Despite my educational choices, that vein always ran deep in me. That's why it was easy to throw my whole heart into Resa Design. My love of all things simple and modern, designing, and raising kids, RD was an easy and perfect fit for me. Being able to work from home (for the most part) was ideal for our family and I wouldn't have had it any other way. But I've always had this urge to get back out there, in the "real world".

So backing up, I've always had this dream of having my own retail store. Over the years it's been a flower shop (but I have a purple thumb), a sewing school/fabric store, a super modern kids gear store, or even a "Resa Design" shop. So when I sat down to lunch with a local business owner a few months ago, I never expected to receive a job offer. In fact I had to ask her twice what she said. After weeks of prayer, seeking wise counsel, and talking through all the details into the early morning hours, Keith and I felt it was a perfect fit and exactly the next step (or itch) I had been feeling since the new year.

That said, I have already started this new job. I'm going to managing a local children's store. Fun right?!! Once we hash out the details, I will be sure to tell you more. What I can say is this: I am super excited, it feels like a great fit, the kids are transitioning beautifully, my house is dirtier than it's ever been, I am now officially back to being a morning person, my wardrobe is getting a clean up- can't wear pjs in my new office, the new people I've met and things I've learned while preparing for the grand opening have been amazing, and for the first time in a long time I feel like me. Not just a mom, not just a wife, not just a housekeeper, not just a cook, not just a business owner, but really me.

Because of the demands of my new position, and the conflict of interests, I'm putting Resa Design on the back burner for awhile. When this hiatus will end, I'm not sure. What it will look like when Resa Design comes back, I'm also not sure. But I do plan to blog more and keep up with the trends in kids fashion and gear, so maybe those two will come together in the mean time.

What does this mean for you, our fans and customer?

1- EVERYTHING is 30% off. All sales are final. No returns, exchanges, or refunds.
2- I'm crazy busy right now, and currently doing most of my own sewing, etc. So please allow 7-10 days for your order to be shipped (plus shipping).
3- I've got back stock of older items, seconds, samples, etc. that I will post in the store over the next few weeks. Check SALE section for these items. I will also be listing some supplies and blank tees.
4- When it's gone, it's gone. I am not ordering more sizes in tee's, additional supplies, or fabric.
5- Please be patient. I will do my best to keep up on the inventory so it's accurate. If an item is out of stock, we will issue you a refund. If we are out of a item, you may check retailers such as: Cotton Babies, Raspberry Kids, Style Kid, Spela, and others.

I don't think I can say thank you enough. You have been amazing fans and customers. It has been a privilege and honor to serve you. Thank you for allowing me to work from home and raise my boys. For that I will be forever grateful.

Thank you to our wonderful retailers who over the years have spread our name across the globe. And a million hugs to all the amazing women, some of whom I've never met, who have coached me, listened to me, and helped me along this journey- you know who you are. To my children, Hudson and Wesley, who have been raised with a mom working crazy hours, shipping packages to "babies" all over the world- I love you more than anything, thanks for being so patient, and remember you can do anything you want to with your life. Finally, to my incredible husband, Keith, who has been my rock and partner in design- I'm so thankful for all you do for our family and for me; doing life with you is the best adventure in the world.

(Getting sappy.....Holding back tears... And I'm sure only 10 of you are still reading... so...)

With love and gratitude,


Friday, March 12, 2010

Ultimate Baby Shower Gift Guide by Cool Mom Picks.

You already know Resa Design is a great place to shop for baby shower gifts, now everyone else does too. But you've always been ahead of the curve.

Ultimate Baby Shower Gift Guide

So many of our favorite items made the list, including a few friends such as Julian & Co. and Little Alouette.

There is a nice RD coupon code, so be sure to look for it.

Thanks Cool Mom Picks for choosing us!

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Meet our new baby! (and a great giveaway)

No we didn't add a new human to our family! But we did add a new product line to our store, PRINT by Resa Design.
Our desire is to bring you stylish, modern, and simple paper goods (which Resa has a slight obsession with) at an affordable price. This is a test, so if you show us you love them and want more, we'll keep adding new selections. For now we've started with Thank You Notes and First Birthday Invitations featuring our very own original designs.

Since it's our first run, supplies are limited. So scoop yours up today!

For the remainder of March, if you order a set of cards, we'll give you free Standard shipping on your whole order. Use code: PRINT at checkout. Offer expires 3/31/10. One use per customer.

Leave a comment on this blog post, about PRINT. Like it? Hate it? I want.... Etc., and you'll be entered to win 1 set of Thank You Notes in Hot Dot. (One comment per household. Must be received by 3/31/10 11:59 pm CST. Open to residents of US only. Winner will have 3 days to claim prize. Winner to be announced on blog, and/or by email when possible.)

CONTEST CLOSED. Winner- Kathleen. Thanks to everyone for playing.

Thursday, January 28, 2010

FREE Print Out: Valentine's Day Card

After the great response to our Holiday Teacher Thank You, we decided to do more FREE Print Outs. Let us know what you think about the Valentine's Day Card. Prints on 1 letter size sheet of paper.

This one is a little more crafty. You'll need scissors, a whole puncher, and about 36 inches of yarn (string or ribbon would work too).

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Hugs & Kisses Tee

NEW!! Hugs & Kisses Tee available now at Resa Design. Perfect for Valentine's Day or any day of the year.

Sunday, January 17, 2010

Happy New Year!!

2010 is going to be an exciting year for Resa Design. Along with the release of some new products and possible a new line of goods, we will be celebrating our 5th Birthday!! (It's not until August, but we are already of thinking of ways to make it exciting.)

With the great response to our Holiday Teacher Thank You print out, we started toying with the idea of a small line of paper goods to compliment our current children's line. Would you be interested? You after all are the customer. (btw- more FREE print outs on the way. A crafty Valentine should be up soon.)

Take a peek at some samples we've whipped up. Currently the thought is to offer post card (no envelope) announcements and thank you notes. And maybe add birthday and baby shower invites (with envelopes) later on. We would really appreciate your feedback and suggestions. These items would be "ready to ship" and not customized. This will help us keep the cost low and shipping quick. (i.e. sets of 10 for under $10 is where we are aiming)

So be honest. If you just hate the idea. Please let us know. If you love it, let us know what you would actually buy so we can do our best to meet your needs.

(click on image to magnify)

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Holiday Schedule

Saturday, December 12, 2009

12 Days of Christmas: DAY 13 & 14-FREE SHIPPING

FREE SHIPPING* all weekend.
Spend $30 or more, and receive a free Priority Mail upgrade.
(*Standard Shipping)

This is the last special of our 12 Days of Christmas Event. Thanks to all of you who participated. We hope you have enjoyed the special offers. We are very thankful for your business.

Friday, December 11, 2009

12 Days of Christmas: DAY 12- $5 Printed Burp Cloths and $6.50 Custom Burp Cloths

Burp Cloths
$6.50 for Custom (regularly $8.50)
$5 for Printed (regularly $7.50)

Saturday & Sunday there will be free shipping and a free Priority Mail upgrade for all orders of $30 or more.

Free Print Out: Holiday Teacher Thank You Card

It's time for winter break at our house. Today will be filled with a little bit of learning, but mostly playing at our son's school. We sent these notes in for all his teachers. He had so much fun filling them out and we included a Starbucks Gift Card in the envelope for each of them. Just our little way of saying thank you.

I thought you might enjoy using this layout too...
Click on this PDF link to download this letter. We printed it on 8x10 white card stock and placed in big white envelopes so it's wouldn't bend. (Note, it's set up to print to edge. You might have to adjust your printer settings accordingly.)

Let us know what you think and if you use it? Like the print out idea? Should we do more of this?

Click here for Happy Chanukah version.
Click here for Merry Christmas version.
Click here for generic version.

Thursday, December 10, 2009

12 Days of Christmas: DAY 11- 20% off Blankets & Gift Sets

20% off...
new:Baby & sleep:Baby Gift Sets

Tomorrow- $5 Burp Cloths, $6.50 Custom Burp Cloths
Saturday & Sunday- Free Standard Shipping. Free Priority Mail upgrade for purchases over $30

•The last days to place orders for Christmas delivery::
=First Class service, December 12.
=Priority Mail service is December 18.

•We will be closed 12.22-1.3.10

Wednesday, December 09, 2009

Giveaway on Twitter

Tweet the thing(s) you love most about Resa Design to @resadesign and be entered to win 2 Signature Tees of your choice. (ends 12/13)

Have you discovered Twitter yet? If you are anything like me you are probably a little overwhelmed or confused at it's purpose.

Here's my short summary/explanation: You can follow strangers and friends, chat with anyone who will chat back, and keep up on bits of information from up to the minute breaking news-- to what your BFF is feeding the kids for dinner (I guess that could be important, but you get the picture). It's a quick way to connect with anyone you would like, and a wonderful opportunity to share and/or help others. (i.e. your BFF also tweets that she found a special sale on that hot toy, so you can get in on it too. Or share a link to a new favorite cookie recipe.) You get the point.

ANYWAY... we at Resa Design, really like Twitter. We would love to connect with you there too. Follow us @resadesign. We tweet sale info, giveaways, and details about what's going on at Resa Design. But we also tweet fun finds from the web, great people to follow, and anything else we might feel would make your life a little bit easier.

Give back this holiday season with Operation Shower

We are proud to be rounding out our first year working with Operation Shower. It's easier than ever to join in helping our military moms-to-be. Visit the Operation Shower Registry and choose any item (currently starting at $3.60) and we'll ship it for free.

Operation Shower is a non-profit organization out of St. Louis, Missouri. They send baby shower's in boxes to expectant parents in deployment situations. They also host baby showers at military bases across the country. Your product purchase will be included in one of these ways and be a huge blessing to the families receiving them.

For more information about Operation Shower, or to find out other ways you can support their efforts visit their site. (Twitter @operationshower)

12 Days of Christmas: DAY 10- Buy 2 Get 1 Free

Buy any 2 Burp Cloths, Get 1 Free.
Buy any 2 Perfect Fit Blankets, Get 1 Free.
(add items to cart to see discount)

4 Days Left in our GIANT 12 Days of Christmas Sale Event:
Tomorrow- 20% off all blankets and Gift Sets
Friday- $5 Burp Cloths, $6.50 Custom Burp Cloths
Saturday & Sunday- Free Standard Shipping on all orders. If you spend $30 or more, we'll upgrade your shipping to Priority Mail.

Monday, December 07, 2009

12 Days of Christmas: DAY 9- $5 off Alphabet Tees

(includes shapes: heart, bird, apple, star, turtle)

This is our last day that includes a clothing sale this year!!

UPCOMING on the 12 Days of Christmas Sale Event:
Wednesday: Buy 2 Get 1 Burp Clothes & Buy 2 Get 1 Perfect Fit Blankets
Thursday: 20% off all Blankets & 20% off Gift Sets
Friday: Burp Cloths for $5, Custom Burp Cloths for $6.50
Saturday & Sunday: Free Shipping on all orders. Priority Mail upgrade on orders over $30

We'll keep sending reminders via our blog feed and/or you can follow us on Twitter @resadesign. Or check out our Page on Facebook. Thanks for making this sale a success and so much fun!

Sunday, December 06, 2009

12 Days of Christmas: DAY 7 & 8 - FREE SHIPPING on all orders.

Free Standard Shipping (First Class) on all orders.
If you spend $50 or more we will automatically upgrade your shipping to Priority Mail.

Saturday, December 05, 2009

12 Days of Christmas: DAY 6- 20% off Clothing

(regular priced items only.)

Just a reminder. You will see the discount once the item is added to your cart.

Friday, December 04, 2009

12 Days of Christmas: DAY 5 - $5 off Birthday Tees

Check out this adorable picture and sweet note we received yesterday from a customer...

Hello, This was our Christmas picture last year taken on my camera. Ages, 1,2, and 3. I have been wanting to send the photo as a thank you for adding to the personal touch of our photo... We really loved the shirts and how great the kids looked in them. The shirts are really so soft and wash so well that we actually did allow our children to play in "white" at the park. Thanks again, Mary (Colorado, USA)