Today is kind of a big deal... on January 19th, we mark ten years of being Wild Ruffle. And you're going to want to stay until the end of this post to see how we're celebrating (but only if you like getting a ton of amazing things for free).
In case I'm throwing anyone for a loop, you should know that we have a lot of anniversaries. I'll touch on them in a moment, but Wild Ruffle was officially born as a life and style blog on January 19th, 2011.
Much has changed over the years, and WR has had many evolutions in the last decade. What started as a blog grew into pop up shops, where small businesses would join the fun as we'd host one day only shopping events around the city of Prior Lake (though we did branch into Minneapolis once and helped to coordinate Sparkle Boutique over the years as well).
Tammy joined WR in 2013, and that's when things really took off. Our online store was born, and people could begin to shop with us all year long. Every time a sale came through was cause for celebration as our little shop began to get wings.
When the city of Prior Lake approached us about opening a brick and mortar boutique, to help to transform the downtown area into a destination location, we hesitantly said yes and set up shop (alongside our friends at Urban Halo) inside what is now Lakeside Eats and Treats in December of 2014 (which means we just celebrated 6 years of having a physical location in which to shop).
Not realizing what demand there'd be for local shopping, we quickly outgrew our tiny space and moved a couple of doors down to our current spot, next to Edelweiss Bakery (we'll have been there five years this coming May).
On March 1, 2020, we expanded our business and began the first steps toward designing our own line - a passion project on Tammy's heart for years, and something we both felt called to. It was pretty much the WORST time any business could ever decide to launch a new project, and The Woven Cloth is still in the planning and development stages. But we believe God's ways and timing are not what we would plan, and are standing firm in the promise that we'll get to where we want to be eventually.
So there's our timeline in a nutshell. And we couldn't have made it past the first blog post without any of you. The faithful readers grew into loyal shoppers, who told their friends and family about us. As word spread, our business became what it is today, and we are incredibly thankful for each and every one of you.
That's why we want to take it back to the old school WR version, when we used to do amazing giveaways on a regular basis. If you've stayed with me thus far on this rambling post, congratulations... you can now enter to win some kick butt prizes.
Because we've now been around for TEN years, we're going to have TEN winners! You have TEN different ways to enter, and this giveaway will last for TEN days before we randomly choose our winners (through a non-biased electronic system, so please don't get sad at us if it's not you).
One lucky winner will receive $550 worth of Wild Ruffle goodies, including a hand painted sign from Allison Marie Design, a hat and top from GreenBoy Brand, teak tools from Madeira Housewares, a self care kit from Bonblissity, a clutch handbag and more from Funky Monkey Fashion, cocktail mix from Nectar of the Vine, products from Just Bee Cosmetics, a sign from Sincere Surroundings, a $50 gift card from Pure Joy Pilates (you can work out in person or online from anywhere!), a handmade necklace from Stamped by Jen, a headband from Urban Halo, an amazing jewelry set from Nikki Smith, a Valentine pillow from Ivy and Sage, a handmade sign from Made For More, gloves from Mediterranean Concepts, a hand poured candle from eMarie Candles, and handmade decor from Twisted Timber.
Nine other lucky winners will receive over $75 worth of Wild Ruffle goodies each, putting the total value of this contest at around $1300. Whoop, whoop!
Read on for how to enter:
1) like this post on Facebook
2) tag a friend in the comments (you get an entry for every friend you tag)
3) share the giveaway post on Facebook
4) check out The Woven Cloth on Facebook (then comment on this post that you did so)
5) like any post on The Woven Cloth FB page (then comment on this post that you did so)
6) follow @wildruffle on Instagram
7) like the giveaway post on Instagram
8) share the giveaway post on Instagram in your stories (you've gotta tag us so we can see it, then comment on this post or the Instagram post that you did so)
9) tag a friend on the giveaway post on Instagram (one entry for every friend you tag)
10) follow @thewovencloth on Instagram
This contest is open now until January 28 at midnight, and is not endorsed by FB, IG, or anyone but the WR girls themselves. Good luck to all who enter!