Holiday Ordering & Giveaway

Posted on November 12, 2017 by mckay | 0 Comments


Next week is Thanksgiving you guys, NEXT WEEK! What in the world?!?
So, here are the guidelines for holiday ordering...you know me and my last minute instructions. SORRY.

To make up for the procrastination on my end I am going to be offering up a little something extra for those of you who take advantage of our 'early black friday' sale. We normally do not discount on digitizing and embroidery but for one day only I'll be including those when I release the coupon code Friday morning. And if you want even MORE discount love, you can sign up HERE to receive a super special code to use a day early. 

There is some fine print to make sure your order will qualify for Christmas delivery which I'll outline below. This mainly pertains to custom aprons, since prepping logos for those takes the most time. Clutches & monogrammed ribbons are easier to prep so if that is what you are ordering just make sure to order by 12/1 and they will be delivered before Christmas day.
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I am only able to guantee delivery within the continental US you guys. I hate that, but I've had a few issues come up with overseas orders and I don't feel comfortable guaranteeing delivery when I can't control customs inspections. 
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APRON ORDERING LOGISTICS 

1. Last day to order aprons & toolkits is next Friday, 11/17.
 PLEASE include your logo (a large jpg/png is fine) in an email or attached to your etsy conversation as soon as you order. If we do not receive your logo or embroidery file within 24 hours of purchase, we cannot guarantee you will receive your aprons by Christmas.

2. Your logo will be sent to our digitizer immediately after receipt and we will be back in touch within 2 business days with your quote. Approval and payment need to be made within 24 hours of receipt and then you are ready to go!
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Again, aprons/toolkits need to be purchased by 11/17, while clutches & bouquet ribbons can be purchased up until 12/1; all with guaranteed shipping dates of 12/18. 


Feel free to email me with any questions and if you want to get a jump on ordering, go ahead and email me your logo NOW so that we can get you a quote. hello@oatmeallace.com
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Last but not least, we're back this year with a 12 days of Christmas giveaway starting 11/27!
This time we'll be giving away 12 things from the shop, adding in a few fun surprises that we've never offered before. There will be gifts for brides-to-be, new mamas', your favorite wedding vendors & more. Happy Holidays! :) 

xx

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nikki & ben's intimate glacier national park wedding

Posted on February 01, 2013 by mckay | 0 Comments

glacier national park : one of the top ten places on my 'to visit' list. seeing the photos nikki sent over of her wedding day definitely reinforced my desire to get there soon! enjoy the photos and the awesome details nikki was nice enough to share with me.
I'd been scouring first Etsy and then Pinterest for ages for fun ideas for things to make and do for my special day...all I needed was that elusive guy to pop the question. When Ben did ask the question I knew two things for sure; I wanted to get married in Glacier National Park (so I could get the one picture I have been dreaming of forever or at least since I had come across a similar picture online- the newlyweds in a row boat on one of the many beautiful lakes the park has to offer with the mountain scape in the background) and couldn't wait to finally get to order the matching purses I had wanted almost equally as long from Oatmeal Lace!
(isn't she sweet!!! thanks, nikki!)
Needless to say, by setting a date that ended up being only three and a half months in the future, I didn't have as much time to get to all the projects that I had had in mind and the whole thing was much simpler than originally dreamed up, but perfectly us none-the-less. We were married on the shores of Lake McDonald in Glacier National Park in Montana on a Thursday. I remember as I was walking into the lodge there with my Dad there was an older gentleman there on a group tour who smiled at me and said, "Well now, there's something I didn't expect to see on the tour today!"
    As with all outdoor weddings, weather was a worry...especially I think, for my Mom. The day couldn't have been more perfect though. Hands down, we had the best day of the week as there were a lot of wild fires in the neighboring states and therefore a lot of smoky gloominess had been hanging in the air all week,  but the skies were clear for our big day. Not so luckily the wind must have shifted again and the couple who got married the next day didn't have such luck.
It is hard to tell with only one attendant each, but the color scheme was supposed to be gray and yellow with pops of red and a blueish teal. I don't know where all those other brides find the nice gray tuxes to rent but I just couldn't find them so we had to settle for traditional black. The best surprises were the small touches that we hadn't planned on, such as the red in the boat oars and flowers that the park service surprised us with for the aisle.
Our twist on the new tradition of mixing sand was to use sand from the lake in my home town in Minnesota and from the river running through his home town in Montana. I'm thinking it might be a nice touch to add a rock or sand from the river here where we are making our first home in North Dakota.
(love, love, love this idea!!!)
                              
 In an effort to keep the ceremony small, we only invited parents, siblings, grandparents, and a few select friends. And a lot of these people were put to work as either the maid of honor or best man, playing musical selections, video taping the ceremony or even as the officiant. The part we hadn't been planning on were all the wedding crashers! Not only did Ben's extended family surprise us by making their way into the park (and therefore having to stand as we only ordered up 20 or so chairs), but I kept getting distracted by all the on lookers on the adjacent beach area taking our pictures and gawking at us.
here's her take on the photo she was inspired by. I can see why, can't you? gorgeous!!

thanks so much for sharing, nikki!! hope married life is fabulous!

{all photos courtesy of : marianne wiest photography}



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nikki & ben's intimate glacier national park wedding

Posted on February 01, 2013 by McKay Pittman | 0 Comments

glacier national park : one of the top ten places on my 'to visit' list. seeing the photos nikki sent over of her wedding day definitely reinforced my desire to get there soon! enjoy the photos and the awesome details nikki was nice enough to share with me.
I'd been scouring first Etsy and then Pinterest for ages for fun ideas for things to make and do for my special day...all I needed was that elusive guy to pop the question. When Ben did ask the question I knew two things for sure; I wanted to get married in Glacier National Park (so I could get the one picture I have been dreaming of forever or at least since I had come across a similar picture online- the newlyweds in a row boat on one of the many beautiful lakes the park has to offer with the mountain scape in the background) and couldn't wait to finally get to order the matching purses I had wanted almost equally as long from Oatmeal Lace!
(isn't she sweet!!! thanks, nikki!)
Needless to say, by setting a date that ended up being only three and a half months in the future, I didn't have as much time to get to all the projects that I had had in mind and the whole thing was much simpler than originally dreamed up, but perfectly us none-the-less. We were married on the shores of Lake McDonald in Glacier National Park in Montana on a Thursday. I remember as I was walking into the lodge there with my Dad there was an older gentleman there on a group tour who smiled at me and said, "Well now, there's something I didn't expect to see on the tour today!"
    As with all outdoor weddings, weather was a worry...especially I think, for my Mom. The day couldn't have been more perfect though. Hands down, we had the best day of the week as there were a lot of wild fires in the neighboring states and therefore a lot of smoky gloominess had been hanging in the air all week,  but the skies were clear for our big day. Not so luckily the wind must have shifted again and the couple who got married the next day didn't have such luck.
It is hard to tell with only one attendant each, but the color scheme was supposed to be gray and yellow with pops of red and a blueish teal. I don't know where all those other brides find the nice gray tuxes to rent but I just couldn't find them so we had to settle for traditional black. The best surprises were the small touches that we hadn't planned on, such as the red in the boat oars and flowers that the park service surprised us with for the aisle.
Our twist on the new tradition of mixing sand was to use sand from the lake in my home town in Minnesota and from the river running through his home town in Montana. I'm thinking it might be a nice touch to add a rock or sand from the river here where we are making our first home in North Dakota.
(love, love, love this idea!!!)
                              
 In an effort to keep the ceremony small, we only invited parents, siblings, grandparents, and a few select friends. And a lot of these people were put to work as either the maid of honor or best man, playing musical selections, video taping the ceremony or even as the officiant. The part we hadn't been planning on were all the wedding crashers! Not only did Ben's extended family surprise us by making their way into the park (and therefore having to stand as we only ordered up 20 or so chairs), but I kept getting distracted by all the on lookers on the adjacent beach area taking our pictures and gawking at us.
here's her take on the photo she was inspired by. I can see why, can't you? gorgeous!!
 
thanks so much for sharing, nikki!! hope married life is fabulous!
{all photos courtesy of : marianne wiest photography}
 

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