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Thursday, July 24, 2008


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We are very excited to announce a collaboration between Hero on My Arm and All the Frills Bowtique, our newly designed Hero Hair Bows!

They are available in two sizes- Toddler (3-3 1/2") and Girls (4-4 1/2").

And they are available in all 4 current camo patterns- ACU, ABU, Woodland and Desert MARPAT, on either alligator or french clips. They are $8 each.

Hero Hair bows are available to purchase exclusively through www.HeroOnMyArm.com, but you can view and purchase other bows from All the Frills Bowtique on their website:


We are extremely happy with this collaboration between our two companies and hope you will be too. If you are a designer and have a product you think that we would be interested in, please don't hesitate to contact us, we'd love to speak with you!

A New Weblink

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The National Marine Corp Business Network is a network of Marines committed to supporting and linking up with other Marine and military Organizations. They were kind enough to add a link on their website to ours, and we have done the same. You can visit them at:


Monday, July 21, 2008

Watching the Calendar

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Just a friendly reminder that we will be "closing" beginning this Friday, July 26th, while we make the move into our new design studio. We will re-open in two weeks, on August 15th. You can still place orders during this time, and we will still be available to answer emails as well, it just may take a day or two to get back to you.

Sunday, July 20, 2008

Honoring the Greatest Generation

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From their website:
Your donation will help transport veterans to Washington, DC to visit THEIR memorials. Our top priority is our nation's most senior heroes. World War II Veterans patiently waited over 60 years for a memorial that recognizes their service and accomplishments. The WWII Memorial also recognizes the ultimate sacrifices of their friends that never made it home.

They ALL deserve this one last opportunity to visit America's "Thank You." Trips are simply not possible without public support. Prior to the Honor Flight Network, our veterans had given up all hope of ever seeing the WWII Memorial. Now they have hope... but time is not on our side. The time to act is NOW!

In 2007, approximately 1,200 World War II Veterans died every DAY. In another 5-10 years almost all of our WWII Veterans will be gone. This trip is their “last hurrah,” the last time they will be recognized as the conquering victors that collectively and literally saved the world. To this day Europe is free, the Pacific is free and America is free. This freedom came at a very high cost. We can never repay them for what they've done. An Honor Flight is just a small token of our appreciation for everything they've done.

Throughout the Honor Flight Network trip, the WWII Veterans are thanked, recognized and admired for their service. They come home personally knowing how much their country loves them and will miss them. Veterans never forget this gratitude and adoration. Please help us rewrite this final chapter of their lives. "The Greatest Generation" deserves nothing less.

Equal priority is given to any terminally ill veteran who has never visited their Korean or Vietnam Memorials. If America thought it was important to build a memorial to their service and sacrifice, Honor Flight believes it's important for them to actually visit their memorial before it's too late. Terminally ill veterans from wars in Iraq and Afghanistan are also invited to travel with us. Perhaps they too will some day have a memorial, but today they need to see how America honors our wonderful fighting men and women.

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Our My Space Page

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We'd like to let everyone know that Hero On My Arm now has its own My Space page:


Hopefully this will help even more people be able to find us easier on the web.

And special thanks to one of our new Ft. Hood reps, Pam, who was kind enough to create it for us- you rock!

Sunday, July 13, 2008

Embroidery Designs

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We have always been able to embroider any design on your Hero On My Arm purses and accessories, but not everyone realized it. We have all military rank designs:

branch insignia:


We also have general military designs:

vehicles, planes, aircraft:

Military themed designs:

and patriotic designs, too:

We put some of the available designs together in a set:

If there's anything that you are looking for and don't see, just let us know- chances are, we have it!


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We added examples of the most commonly requested fonts to our Linings Page- Its now our Fonts and Linings Page. We can embroider in any Windows based font, but these are the most popular ones. Anywhere you order something embroidered on your bag, you can now also choose the font, too!

Job Openings

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We added a new page to our website, Job Openings:


Please take a look, we have several job opportunities available.


New Pictures

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Its not a lot (just a few dozen), but we did add some new pictures to the photo stream over on flickr. Check them out, and feel free to leave comments!

Friday, July 11, 2008

Meet Hugs Bear!

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Now in addition to creating fabulous purses from your soldier's uniform, we have a new product to add to our site- this one just for the kids. Meet Hugs Bear:

He (or she) is made using a military uniform that you provide to us. It can be either a top or pants, doesn't matter! Bears are available in two sizes, 18" and 22". Sydney is holding a 22" bear:

Each bear is hand stuffed and has embroidered eyes and nose. Bow is optional, and HUGS Bear's paw can be embroidered with your child's name.

We are very excited to offer this new item, please let us know what you think!

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Donating Uniforms

We had a very successful promotion for donating your old military uniforms, that has just ended, so we thought that we would create a new, permanent uniform donation policy.

Starting today, July 7, 2008 and going forward the Polka dot Door Boutique will accept any donations of old military uniforms and we will donate 20% of the proceeds of any items (purses and accessories) we make from them to the Wounded Warrior Project, like this purse.

Please mail any unwanted uniforms to us at:

Polka dot Door Boutique
ATTN: Uniform Donations
PO BOX 310044
Enterprise, AL 36331

If you include a note with your email address on it, we will email you a picture when ever we list an auction that used your uniform.

Thanks in advance!

A Successful Show!

Hope everyone had a great holiday!

Kelly said she had a great time at our booth at the Freedom Fest, hope many of you were able to stop by and say hi.

By the end of the day we had completely SOLD OUT of all of the ACU purses! We'll have more at our next Ft. Hood event, the Heart of Texas Holiday Bazaar- its October 4th and 5th at the Killeen Conference and Civic Center.

Kelley found us these retail fixtures at a store that was going out of business! Cool, huh? Makes shopping much easier!

Thursday, July 3, 2008

Getting Noticed

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It's always nice to be noticed! Thanks to HubPages user OIFVETERAN for blogging about us:


Charity Auctions

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The Polka dot Door Boutique would like to wish everyone a safe and happy Independence Day.

In honor of the 4th of July we have listed 3 charity auctions on eBay:

Retail Price $86, Auction starting price $45.

Retail Price $60, Auction starting price $25

Retail Price $60, Auction starting price $25

20% of the proceeds from these 3 auctions will be donated to the Wounded Warrior Project

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Supporting the Troops

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I don't know what made me think of this last night, maybe its the upcoming 4th of July Holiday, but I thought I would share, in case you didn't know about this. I know I didn't, until I went to pick up my husband last April at DFW for his R&R. I saw Burt Brady there, and he was SO nice, and so were all the other people there just to show their support. The day Steven came home, there were boy scouts there too, and a school choir.

The program in Dallas is called "Welcome Home a Hero" and you can find out more about the program, and how to volunteer here:


In Atlanta the program is called "USO Operation R&R" and you can find out how to volunteer here:


If you don't happen to live near Dallas or Atlanta, but know someone who does, please pass this along.


Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Just a few of our new items

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Well, maybe more than a few, it was hard to choose! The Julia bag:

Unit Patch Key chains:

Name tape Key Chains:

Grace Bag:

Small Wallet (debit/ID card holder):

Claudia bag:

Margaret Bag:

Heart shaped flag tees:


and the Louisa bag:

Whew, that was a lot!