Friday, November 15, 2013

An Announcement.


As I'm sure any of you that regularly read my blog have noticed, my posts have gone from frequent to nearly none over the course of this year. I was posting 4-5 times a week in January, and if I have been able to get in three per month since this summer, well that was a good month! I know summer is always a busy time with kids + no school, but even into the fall, I haven't been able to pick it up again and get regular posting time back. With my clothing line, a husband, a four year old, two year old and one year old, three dogs, one cat and a fish...mama is worn slick. 

Nearly two years ago to the day, I wrote this post: To Work, Or Not To Work? It essentially outlined my struggle - my never ending struggle - with the nonexistent work/mother balance. The stresses of overseas production were breaking me, I was sacrificing time with my children in order to keep the business going, I had ZERO time for myself, and I worried if I stopped working, my degrees would go to waste...I was in a tough spot and truly had no idea what to do. My husband always said that if I stopped working, I am such a do-er that I would simply do something else. I knew at that time, he was right. I would fill up my time to the brim with who knows what, just to be busy. That's just me! During the discussions we had about me stopping, I would be in tears within minutes at the idea of quitting, and I just knew that although it was trying, two years ago was not the right time to pause. 


I have had a change of heart, and now want nothing more than to be with my babies. Over the past two years since I first wrote that post, I thought, what have I gained and what have I lost? More business success, check. I lost tons of sleep, time with my husband, time with my children...time with the only things that matter that I will NEVER be able to get back. Who cares if I sold more tunics? My kids sure don't.  I thought...I'm working for....what? Really, to what end goal? I've never seen a hurst pulling a U-Haul. What I gain from work can't truly fulfill me. My family and really our great God above are the only ones that have that ability. Don't get me wrong, the past four years of doing this have been TONS of fun, extremely challenging, have pushed me further than I ever knew I could go creatively and I have learned a tremendous amount...but there are simply more important things in life than work. I knew I would never look back and say man, I really wish I would have worked more hours! Nope. 

Beginning to look at kindergarten for Squish really caused the whole "time flies" thing to hit me smack between the eyes. Wasn't he just born last week? It feels like it. I hardly remember Snooze's first year and kind of remember Munch's first birthday. Everything has just been one enormous blur and I am ready for things to slow down so I can focus on one thing alone: my family. This season of me being a mother to young children is SO SHORT. Ridiculously unbelievably short, and our time on this earth is such a GIFT...that I want to treasure it. I don't want to waste another single moment being in the office responding to emails and packing orders when I could be at the zoo or making hot chocolate and snuggling on the sofa watching a movie with my babies...while they'll still let me snuggle with them.

So, this will be my last season for the foreseeable future. Fall is on its way out and Resort is online currently, and although the next collection is completely designed and samples are in hand, it will be on hold for several years. I have not once regretted this decision since making it, and am so blessed that I am able to even have this as an option and stay home. As any mother knows, there are good days and bad days, great days and horrible days, but I don't want to miss ANY more of those days. I will have plenty of time to work when they're all in school if I decide to start again, which will be here before I know it. In the scope of things, what's a measly 5 years of sacrificing a dream I had before I had a family, to now living the dream I always wanted? Truth be told, it was an easy decision once I grew up enough to make it. 


I am also going to take a blogging break so that there is not a single thing on my mental to-do list that will take away from family life for the time being. I don't know if the blog pause will be as long as the work pause {I assume not, but who knows} -- but for now, I am going into 100% wife and mommy mode. And I could not be happier or more excited about it. 


My last day at the office will be November 29, so over the coming two weeks I will be having some crazy awesome Instagram sales {@sheridanfrench} to push through remaining Fall inventory. Make sure to tune in for those! Resort is already super low so most likely I won't have any available to sell on Instagram {if there's a piece you have been eyeing, get it now!} You all have been amazing, supportive, and allowed this teeny little blog I started to turn into such a wonderful community. THANK YOU for being so incredible! This is not good bye, but rather, I'll see you later...

Oh, and one more thing...I'm 20 weeks along with Baby French #4! Yes, that may have slightly factored into the decision to hit the pause button as well :))) A quick scrapbook of the past few months before I sign off...

{6 weeks along}

{8 weeks}

{Soon to be big brother!}

{Always the princess...}



{NARS multiples have so many uses}

{10 weeks}


{WISH I had her hair!!!}

{16 weeks}

{17 weeks} 


{this is how she went to sleep...no joke...and woke up with it still on her head}

{18 weeks}



{19 weeks along...wearing a dress that would have been in Spring 2014...le sigh}

{LOVE spending time with my great girlfriends after so many years of not prioritizing that}

{Though I forgot how weird some are...}

{Though truth be told, we're a match made in heaven as sometimes a girl just can't HELP herself in the DQ drive thru belting out some good ol' Miley!! Wrecking ball, for anyone wondering. Too good.}



Until next time...


XOXO
Sheridan

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

FORT WORTH SAMPLE SALE + KORI GREEN JEWELRY EVENT!


Yes, this is actually happening. Time for me to clear out and time for y'all to stock up before Christmas! 
I'm getting together with fabulous jewelry designer Kori Green {wife of Pat, for those of you that enjoy country music} for a fun and fantastic morning tomorrow, Thursday, November 7 from 10am - 12pm. 
Please come by if you're in the area! 

Just a few of the racks...






Here is your official invitation! 
xoxoS.


Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Baby Gift Basket Winner!


Congrats 618mom! You won!! 
I will email you now and cc Ashley on it so you can give us the important details of where to send your goodies. Thanks for playing! 
xoxoSheridan

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Fall Baby Gift Basket Giveaway!



I rarely do giveaways anymore these days but I could not pass up the opportunity to partner with a great website, Mom4Life.com. The company specializes in unique and useful mom invented products not found in big chain stores. To you mom's out there, how many times have you bought something and a couple of weeks later after some use thought, ok a mom did NOT invent this!! All too often, that happens to me, so when I hear of products made BY a mother, I know it will check the right boxes. Ashley, the founder of Mom4Life, put together this AMAZING gift basket for you below. To enter simply leave your name and email address in the comments section, and extra entries for following yours truly on Instagram @sheridanfrench.

Excited about this one!!! 


FALL GIVEAWAY BASKET

Padalily Stylish Car Seat Handle Pad - $24.95



  
BabyLegs Leg & Arm Warmers - $12.00 each 




Sippigrip - Nautical Red  

SippiGrip Sippy Cup Holder by BooginHead - $7.99

 

New Native 100% Organic Cotton Footed Baby Blanket  - $52.00


* For entire month of October the site is offering the New Native footed blankets for $29.99 (that's over 45% off). Plus a discount code! Enter FRENCH at checkout to receive 10% off your entire order + free shipping. (code will be valid until October 31st, 2013)

Footed Baby Blanket Colors (L to R): Light Blue, Natural, Khaki, Dusty Rose, Zebra, Black (not pictured)

These footed blankets fit babies up to 25 lbs. and 30 inches tall. The great plus? They keep baby warm without the blanket constantly falling off or exposing toes! Genius. Great for wearing in the car seat or stroller, they can easily be worn in a baby carrier as well.


The site also has great products like this one (so essential for after birth), and these, which are extremely comfortable and work fabulously. So much better than nursing pads. And do I need one of these?? Anyone? Check out Ashley's baby and kid sections on the site as well. Truly a great one stop shop for key mom essentials!

I'll run the giveaway through this weekend and announce the winner next week. 

Good luck!  

xoxoSF.

Monday, October 14, 2013

Blog Blowout SALE #2 begins now!



1-2-3 Shop! I have already received several emails -- great! Will start to reply to them right now.
I am going to charge a flat shipping rate of $8.99 for this sale since there is so much more inventory listed here. If any of you that have emailed me already are NOT ok with that, please let me know ASAP and I will make sure to not process your order!

Elizabeth Shift Dress in Pink + Yellow Ikat :: Silk // Fully Lined
Retail $425
BLOG SALE $89.00
AVAILABLE SIZES:
Size 0 - 1 unit // Size 4 - 3 units // Size 12 - 1 unit

Elizabeth Shift Dress in Red India Floral :: Silk // Fully Lined
Retail $425
BLOG SALE $89.00
AVAILABLE SIZES:
Size 2 - 1 units // Size 4 - 2 units // Size 12 - 1 unit

Elizabeth Shift Dress in Blue +White Ikat :: Cotton // Fully Lined
Retail $425
BLOG SALE $89.00
AVAILABLE SIZES:
SOLD OUT

Marlowe Pants in Cornflower Blue :: Cotton Lycra 
(I may be biased, but these are the best fitting trousers I have ever worn....EVER)
Retail $275
BLOG SALE $59.00
AVAILABLE SIZES:
Size 0 - 1 units // Size 2 - 3 units // Size 4 - 1 units

Marlowe Pants in Punchy Pink :: Cotton Lycra
I am wearing these today sitting at my desk! Obsessed with these pants, truly.
Retail $275
BLOG SALE $59.00
AVAILABLE SIZES:
SOLD OUT

Marlowe Pants in Orange + White Ikat :: Cotton Lycra
Retail $275
BLOG SALE $59.00
AVAILABLE SIZES:
Size 6 - 2 units // Size 8 - 1 units


Marlowe Pants in Khaki + White Ikat :: Cotton Lycra
Please note the khaki color is slightly warmer in person
Retail $275
BLOG SALE $59.00
AVAILABLE SIZES:
Size 2 - 3 units

Arabella Dress in Deep Coral :: Cotton Lycra with Bodice Boning // Hand-Embellished Bodice
Retail $325
BLOG SALE $49.00
AVAILABLE SIZES:
Size 6 - 4 units // Size 8 - 1 units

Arabella Dress in Pink Spring :: Cotton Lycra with Bodice Boning
Retail $295
BLOG SALE $49.00
AVAILABLE SIZES:
Size 0 - 3 units // Size 6 - 5 units // Size 8 - 3 units // Size 10 - 3 units

Etta Sleeveless Tunic in Khaki + White Ikat :: Cotton
Retail $275
BLOG SALE $39.00
AVAILABLE SIZES:
SOLD OUT


 Etta Sleeveless Tunic in Red Heart Ikat :: Cotton
Retail $275
BLOG SALE $39.00
AVAILABLE SIZES:
SOLD OUT


Etta Sleeveless Tunic in Pink+Yellow Ikat :: Silk // Fully Lined
Retail $275
BLOG SALE $39.00
AVAILABLE SIZES:
Size 8 - 1 units

Gabby Tunic Dress in Khaki + White Ikat :: Cotton
Retail $345
BLOG SALE $69.00
AVAILABLE SIZES:
SOLD OUT

 Gabby Tunic Dress in Pink + Yellow Ikat :: Cotton
Retail $345
BLOG SALE $69.00
AVAILABLE SIZES:
Size 8 - 1 unit // Size 10 - 3 units

Gabby Tunic Dress in Pink + White Ikat :: Silk
Retail $395
BLOG SALE $89.00
AVAILABLE SIZES:
SOLD OUT



These below were in the last blog sale, and I think it's crazy I still have some left!! I lowered the prices for Round 2. You guys will be NUTS to not scoop these up at these prices! 

Lucy Everyday Skirt in Green Logo Tile :: Cotton Lycra {aka great stretch!}
I really, really love this skirt. It is comfortable, stretchy, and is so easy to throw on and look put together. Even a white t-shirt and lots of layered necklaces is a perfect fit for it. 
Retail $195
BLOG SALE $39.00
AVAILABLE SIZES:
Size 2 - 3 units // Size 4 - 5 units

Lucy Everyday Skirt in Pink Logo Tile :: Cotton Lycra
Retail $195
BLOG SALE $39.00
AVAILABLE SIZES:
Size 0 - 1 units // Size 2 - 3 units // Size 4 - 5 units // Size 6 - 4 units // Size 8 - 2 units // Size 10 - 1 unit

Lucy Everyday Skirt in Pink Spring :: Cotton Lycra
Retail $195
BLOG SALE $39.00
AVAILABLE SIZES:
Size 0 - 3 units // Size 6 - 4 units // Size 8 - 3 units

If you are interested in an item, send an email to sheridan@sheridanfrench.com that includes the following information:

*the ITEM(S) you are interested in, including the COLOR/FABRIC NAME
*the SIZE(S) you would like, or 2nd size/color choice(s) if first request is no longer available
*your CC INFO and ADDRESSES, both billing and shipping if they differ
IF ANY OF THAT IS NOT INCLUDED, THE SALE WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED AND I WILL MOVE ON TO THE NEXT EMAIL IN LINE. NO EXCEPTIONS. 



A few things to note: All sales are FINAL. Several customers felt the tunics and tunic dresses ran slightly small this year since they are meant to be fitted, so consider ordering a size up if possible, particularly if you have a large bust. That said, I am a size 0 and A cup and wear a tunic size 0 just fine. I love the fit! As much as I wish I could, I will not be able to answer specific sizing questions as by the time I reply, someone else will want the item and it will no longer be available. I will try to keep quantities on here as updated and accurate as possible! Happy Shopping!!! xoxoSF.


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