June 19, 2022
Lucky number 7! Well, I don't really believe in "luck," but I sure do feel blessed to be celebrating 7 years of Dressie Jessie Smocking! As I contemplated what to say in this blog post, I decided it might be fun to share 7 things about myself so you can get to know a little more about the person behind the company. :)
1. I am a dog person. I love all dogs, especially my Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, Camper. He's curled up beside me as I type. He's 11 years old and has brought immeasurable joy to our family. Want to teach your children about unconditional love and compassion? Get a dog. ;)
2. I teach Sunday School every week to the most precious group of first graders. I adore my time with them, especially now that my own children are (mostly) grown.
3. Country music makes me happy. I'm not really a concert go-er, but I love going for back road drives in my husband's truck with the windows down and country music playing. It's just good for my soul.
4. The older I get, the more I enjoy gardening. Vegetables, cut flowers...I just can't get enough of watching things grow, and being outside is my happy place.
5. Speaking of "happy place," the Outer Banks is my favorite place to vacation. I could sit and watch the waves roll in and out all day long. There is something very comforting in knowing that no matter what is going on in our (crazy) world, the waves roll in and the waves roll out. It reminds me that God is still in control, and I love that.
6. I prefer talking on the phone over texting. I know, I know...not many will agree with me on this, but I'm a "talker."
7. I am not a competitive person. I am married to a very competitive person, and somehow all 4 of our children inherited his "competitive spirit." When we play board games, my husband describes it as "5 Alphas and Jessie," ha! I'm team, "let's just all have fun!" My family cannot relate, lol.
On the surface, running a small business and NOT being competitive don't exactly go hand in hand. However, I think it works perfectly. I truly wish my competitors well and try not to focus too much on what they are or are not doing. Instead, I concentrate on being the best version of Dressie Jessie Smocking that I can be. That means I pour my efforts into bringing you the best quality children's clothing possible, while maintaining family-friendly prices. Beyond that, it means shipping quickly and treating all of my customers with kindness and respect. I appreciate each of you so much, and I hope that shines through in all that I do.
So, my sweet customers, cheers to 7 years! To celebrate, please enjoy 15% off all in stock items with the code, CHEERS. This offer is valid June 20th and 21st. Additionally, leave a comment below for a chance to win a $50 Dressie Jessie Smocking gift card. I'll announce the winner here (and via email) on June 22nd. I LOVE hearing from you all and hope you will leave a comment for a chance to win.
From the bottom of my heart, thank you all for being part of the Dressie Jessie Smocking family. Without you, none of this is possible.
UPDATE-- Congratulations, Kelsey Jordan! You are the winner! We've emailed you your gift card.
June 21, 2022
Wow, congratulations on 7 years. I recently made my first Dressy Jessy purchase. I always wanted to learn how to smock and never learned. I’m so glad you are here and you give the credit to God. Thank you for your witness.
Congratulations on 7 years🎉🎉🎉
I love your smocking outfits. They remind me of dresses i use to wear as a child and i love getting them for my grandchildren.
Congratulations on 7 years! I enjoyed reading the 7 things about you section. I enjoy matching my sweet little ones with Dressie Jessie clothing. You have your focus right so I’m sure your business will be successful for many years to come!
June 20, 2022
From our very first DJS dress with the sweet sunflower smocking and bows on the shoulders to our days of coordinating outfits for my oldest two to the most precious Disney smocking for our Disney trip 4 years ago, I am grateful for all of the memories I have of my babies dressed in DJS! Thank you for providing such classic clothing for my little ones!
Congratulations on seven years! Here’s to many, many more for you!
Congratulations on 7 years of business. May you have many more successful years to come! I just love ordering your adorable clothes for my three wonderful grandchildren. I feel very grateful and blessed to be their ’Gammy"
Cheers to lucky number 7!! Hard to believe it’s been that long since you started this adorable outfitting business. So stoked that I get to outfit another little since the eldest aged out a few years ago. Congratulations Jessie!
Even before I had a little girl I LOVED when the kids came to church in youe dresses! Now that I have a little girl, I put her in one of your outfits any chance I get! I also buy them for my niece and my best friends little girl 😂😂😂.
Congrats on 7 years!
Happy 7th!!!! We love your outfits! Great quality, price and so cute! Not looking forward to my youngest two grandchildren aging out of your clothes, especially our granddaughter, but at least we have several more years for her. Plus now that I’m going to be a great Aunt will be able to introduce my great nephew to your clothes when he arrives in September!!!! Thanks for all you do at church and with your amazing business!
I’ve been following you for years! My daughters first personalized outfit came from Dressie Jessie. 💗
Congrats on 7 years!!!
Congrats on 7 years! We have gotten several special outfits over the years (first birthday dress for my daughter, Christmas outfits for her and my son last year, and a couple special things for Disney for him from the warehouse sale)! Hoping to see school and fall items soon!
Love these clothes. I have two grown daughters who thankfully love to dress their sons traditionally. I have three grandsons and it is a challenge to find traditional cute boy clothes for little ones. My grandsons range in age from 31 months, 24 months, and nearly 4 months. Thank you for not forgetting that moms (and grandmothers) like cute boy clothes as much as those for girls.
Cheers to 7 years!!
I loved reading more about you! We own a few adorable dresses from you, and they are my absolute favorites!! Best of luck to you for the next 7 years and beyond!
We have been big fans of Dressie Jessie for the past 6 years!! We bought our first outfits at the Hanover Tomato Festival!! Congratulations on 7 years! ♥️♥️
Dressie Jessie is always my first stop for smocked outfits for my little guy. Bonus being a local shop to support!
I am so sad that two of my four grandchildren have grown out of your sizes. My daughter in law neighbors are so jealous of the John Deere dress Ann Grace has. Love that I have two more to dress in your clothes!!
Love your clothing and matching boy/girl outfits for my twins. Not only that, they arrive quickly as do responses to any questions!
congrats on 7 years!!! you are my go-to smocking co!! i love supporting small business and i also love the quality :). i tell all my friends and now we have some “twinning” moments hah! xoxox
We love our Dressie Jessie! Always one of the first places we look when shopping for a special occasion. My favorite thing is the matching sets for my girls.
Love all of your clothes for my 3 kids and love hearing more about your heart for the Lord!
Love your clothing!! Especially the watermelon bubble!
We love Dressie Jessie and always get compliments. Happy 7 years!
Yay for you!🍾🎉 Loved learning a bit more about you. Thank you for all
Your hard work!
Congratulations on 7 years! We ordered the sweetest Big Sister dress and it was the perfect piece for baby brother’s newborn pictures! Thank you for creating such timeless smocked clothing and wishing you many years of continued success!
Love your store and all the sweet clothes you offer!
Enjoyed getting to know you through your “7 things about me” blog post!
My oldest child is 5, we have been buying Dressie Jessie since her first Easter. I also have a 2nd girl now and most of our Christmas and Easter dresses are Dressie Jessie. Also have bought for other events! The quality is always great!
Nice to hear the personal details. Such kind words even about your competition. I look forward to seeing more of your clothes.
We have always loved our Dressie Jessie purchases for our 3 kids – and can’t wait to purchase some more for our 4th, due next month!
Ha! I married into a competitive l family. I learned very quickly to avoid board games especially Monopoly. They are ruthless!
Congrats on 7 years!! I have enjoyed shopping with you for 3 out of those 7 and I know I will continue to shop in the years ahead! We too love vacationing in the Outer Banks, It’s beautiful!
Jessie smocking is my favorite place to shop!! Happy 7 years
I loved reading about you. You and my mom would get along so so well. I just became a mom 5 weeks ago to a little boy named Callahan and I can’t wait to dress him up in all things Dressie Jessie in years to come. I simply love how you threw in Jesus and church in your blog. It’s hard to come by a small business that isn’t afraid to talk about it. It’s so refreshing. Win or lose, I’ll always be supporting you and your small business. :)
Congratulations to seven years! Thanks for being apart of our Disney vacations!!
Congratulations! We love Dressie Jessie and wish you the best!
I’ve only had the best experiences when ordering from here. Thank you for offering beautiful clothes at great prices! I love the coordinating girl/boy clothes for my 3 year old twins!
Love your clothing! I also love all things country (from the comfort of my own radio), and am all about good fun!
Congratulations on 7 years! We love your clothes. Thanks for keeping my daughter in style!
I love your clothing! My kids back to school outfit was perfection last year!
We love our Dressie Jessie dresses! We always get so many compliments! And our orders always arrive quickly!
Loved reading about you and yay for 7 years!!! I’m right there with you on competitiveness haha! So excited for Dressie Jessie and look forward to what’s to come!
I love the clothes. Happy Birthday!
So glad I found you so many years ago! Your clothes (and you!) are a part of our family. Cheers to YOU and your success!
Wow I loved reading your blog about you! I feel like we could be friends I love church and country music also, except I’m a little more wild in that I love riding backroads with my husband listening to country music on our Harley Davidson. We had a Harley before we had kids, but sold it when our first son was born. You can’t bring babies on a motorcycle. After 3 kids and a pandemic and my husband turning 40 we decided to get one again for the simple fact that you can’t bring kids on a Harley so it’s our alone time. I love your clothing line and have always relied on you for the fast delivery. I have some of the cutest pics of my children at Disney wearing your outfits where your super fast delivery has helped me several times. Keep up the good work and creativity with your cute clothes!
Hello,I am a Jessie too!In fact,that’s what caught my attention with your website for the first time.I am a busy mom of seven,ages 27 down to 5.And also,now a Grammy to a sweet baby girl.I love hearing your story and always enjoy shopping your website.You have some unique pieces that I’ve never seen anywhere else.Thank you for creating dressiejessie for us moms who are always looking for something adorable for our little ones!💜
Congratulations!!! I treasure ever piece of Dressie Jessie clothing we have!! Any time a kiddo out grows it, I look at my husband and say “You know we are never getting rid of this. We are keeping it forever for our grand babies!” ❤️❤️
Congratulations on 7 years!! You have outfitted my girls for so many milestone events and holidays and have made every memory that much more special. Every time they wear a matching outfit form you they get compliments. I have to note that I’m just like you and prefer talking on the phone. Girl I’m a talker!!! Just ask my hubby haha
We love your clothes! So cute!
Some of our favorite outfits come from Dressie Jessie!
Congrats on 7 years!! Your dresses have been so special for our family and our little girl – those memories are so precious to us!! Thanks for all you do!!
Such fun facts! Love all of these things too.
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