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Mother’s Day Gift Guide

Mother's Day Gift Guide MommyB CollageI personally can’t believe Mother’s Day is less than 2 weeks away! If you are looking for a great gift for your mom, your wife, mom-to-be, or a special woman in your life here are some of my suggestions for perfect presents this year.

Mother's Day Gift Guide MommyB

For the technology loving mom: 

The new Plus Motif Tablet Case is offered by Papier de Maison and is available in 4 sizes to accommodate tabletsand e-Readers.  It comes in 16 colors and is complimented by 72 different Motif Designs.  The Motif Design snaps easily on the cover to give a customized look to your tablet cover.

  • The large case that fits the iPad case retails for $39.99 with Motif Designs for $5.99 each.  
  • The medium size fits the iPad mini retails for $34.99 with Motif Designs for $4.99 each.  
  • The small size fits eReaders retails for $29.99 with the Motif Designs for $3.99 each.  
  • There is also a journal that retails for $17.99 with the Motif Designs for $3.99 each.    

Buy one here: www.PlusMotif.com

For the healthy mom:

I love Edible Arrangements fresh selection of quality fruits. Their Mother’s Day products come in beautiful, reusable vases, and you can also add a stuffed animal or balloons as well. This gift is great because it can be delivered right to her door and she won’t have to worry about how she’s going to work off those extra calories!!!

Edible Arrangements for mom start at $29 and you can pick the bouquet of fruit that she likes best. Take a look at the wide selection here: Edible Arrangements Gifts for Mom

For the earth conscious mom:

We all have one, two, or one hundred of the plastic reusable totes, but be you be true cotton bags are adorable, washable, and inspirational. For an additional fee you can personalize the tote and add mom’s name. Best of all you can fill with a few of mom’s favorite things, like a book, bath products, her favorite candies, what a nice way to spoil her.

This tote without personalization is $28. Check out more totes and other be you be true products here: beyoubetrue.com

For the mom who loves to read:

We all need a little humor in our lives. Lost in Suburbia: A Momoir: How I Got Pregnant, Lost Myself, and Got My Cool Back in the New Jersey Suburbs by Tracy Beckerman is all about the many things in motherhood that make us laugh. Any mom is sure to relate to Tracy’s stories of kids mistaking adults for being pregnant, fishing toys out of the toilet and more!

Find Tracy’s book on Amazon.com

For the mom who wants to smile:

I know Invisalign isn’t an obvious Mother’s Day gift, however the more I chat with mom friends, other moms at my daughter’s school, and people in playgroups I hear mom’s wishing they could “fix” their smile. Some moms had braces as a child but didn’t wear their retainer, some of their families couldn’t afford braces when they were little, and some have seen overcrowding issues as they get older.

As a mom, often times we put our own health and appearance on the back burner to care for our children. If you know a mom who would be interested in making her smile shine as bright as her personality, consider arranging a consultation to see if she’s a good fit for the Invisalign treatment program.

Invisalign pricing ranges depending on the case. Average treatment is around $3,000-$5,000 but is often less depending on length of treatment. Find a doctor here: Invisalign Doctor Locator 

For the mom who wants to give back:

Prosperity Candles are beautiful handmade candles manufactured by female entrepreneurs in and from distressed regions of the globe. My favorite Mother’s Day gift is the Gem of a Woman gift set that comes with a uniquely scalloped bowl soy candle and a fair trade summer scarf, both made by underprivileged women from around the globe. 

Each set comes with a gift box and story card, and burns for 40 hours. There are three scents to choose from: Himalayan Bamboo, Magnolia Blossom, and Sea Mist. Each candle/scarf set retails for $54.00 Purchase yours here: Gem of a Woman gift set.

 

There you have it, a few great ideas for Mother’s Day gifts. Now what will you get your mom for her special day??

 

This is a compilation of products that I have received for review, and products that I have not personally tried out but think are a great idea for Mother’s Day. In any regard I chose these specific gifts on my own as Mother’s Day gifts that I thought would be a good fit for shoppers. Any opinions in this post are my own, honest words written with integrity. 

 

 

 

 

be you be true Products – Cute and Inspiring {Giveaway}

I am a huge proponent of buying things with more than one use, or something that has meaning behind it, something that can be more. In my world the little things mean a lot especially as I’m trying to raise my two beautiful, little girls. I not only want them to know how loved they are, but also how to treat others and that they are ultimately in control of their lives and choices. I know, it may seem a little much for kids to learn, but really, aren’t we preparing them to be awesome adults??

While I don’t want my girls to grow up too quickly, I do want them to learn responsibility, empathy, passion, and be inspired by things and people around them. One of the reasons I was so excited to be a part of sharing the word about be you be true products is that their mission is to inspire and encourage kids {and adults too.}

Each of their messages on their clothing, accessories, paper/vinyl products, and home goods come with a message in mind. There are several different sayings and characters to choose from, different genders, and a wide variety of sizes too.

Not only is be you be true offering up some awesome inspiration through their products, but they are also committed to giving back to the community. Their goal, for 2013 is to donate $10,000 that will go towards sponsoring healthy and happy opportunities for children. Again, a message within a purpose within a cause.

As for the items themselves, we love the be you be true signature. It’s simple and works great for our multicultural family, {although more curly-haired options would not be turned down in this house!!} As for the fit, the children’s t-shirts are long and slender in my opinion, so keep that in mind when ordering. Lil’ C is in the 75th percentile for height and weight and the size 4-5 is a close fit for her. Miss A is wearing the 7-8 and it’s a good fit I think.

Miss A chose “Be a Princess” and Lil’ C chose “Be Graceful” can you tell they love being girly?!?

beyoubetrue girls shirts MommyB

The items we received were great quality, the t-shirts were durable and thick fabric, and one really cool thing I learned is that be you be true, in an effort to make the most of their materials and not waste, uses t-shirts that are less than perfect and upcycles them into cute totes!!!

Here are some pictures of these awesome products, and my girls enjoying their time in the sun and their super girly, awesome shirts.

beyoubetrue Collage MommyB

Make sure you check out be you be true’s website to see these products for yourself and make purchases (they make great gifts too): beyoubetrue.com. Follow them on Facebook and Twitter too!!

be you be true is giving one lucky MommyB reader a chance to win “3 Months of Tees”, that’s one tee shirt for three months.

Enter here:

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We received products from be you be true in order to give you our opinion on their products. This in no way effects the honest thoughts expressed in this post. 

My Top 5 CafePress Item Picks

I’ll admit, I love customized anything. I’m not a super collector of it, but I love browsing through image after image of cool stuff looking for fun themes or even gifts for other people. Recently, for my birthday I asked for a mustache shirt, yes I’ve joined the craze, maybe a little earlier than some, but definitely not a first adopter of the ‘stache.

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CafePress.com is no exception to my window shopping. I love looking through their items and finding the perfect gifts for friends and family that hopefully will be something they love, and also remember me by. It’s been really cool to see  the site grow and offer even more products, although this really puts a damper on my night when I realize I’ve spent the entire night on just one website. Ooopsie!!!

So, I decided to write a list of my favorite things on CafePress right now, and then I realized that 1,002 things were probably too many to list…okay there were really more but give a girl a break! Just for you, I narrowed my list down to an itty-bitty 5 items that I adore, and here they are, in no particular order:

Elephant Blanket1. Okay, maybe this really is my favorite, but I love elephants. This cute bedding would work well for a boy or a girl (or a parent, ahem*) and because it’s black and white would go with any color scheme, but more importantly: ELEPHANTS!! Nuff said.

 

 

 

 

Big Sister Shirt2. Next up, how could a mom of two kids, much-less two girls, not love baby & kids clothing?!?! When I was expecting Lil’ C, we actually used a, “Big Sister” shirt to announce our pregnancy to our friends and some family too. It was a fun way for the big sister to participate, although I’m not sure Miss A knew what she was getting herself into, or maybe she did! {CafePress offers these type of shirts for any older, younger, middle sibling, new aunt, expecting mom. Definitely check out their selection.

 

 

frogprincessfivepng_525_x_525_flat_cards3. Lil’ C’s 3rd birthday is coming soon, and we’re throwing her a Princess themed birthday party. After checking out all of the invitations on CafePress, I like this one the most, I love the princess and frog story and theme. Isn’t she a cutie?!

 

 

 

 

Glasses iPhone Cover4. ‘Member how I mentioned above my undying love for the ‘stache? Yeah, well CafePress has no shortage of mustach-erie, just type in, “mustache” in the search box and see what you come up with. Here’s one of my favorites amongst the bunch because it not only showcases the mustache, but glasses too!!! I heart this one the most out of a selection of many iPhone 5 Cases. {wink, wink, hint, hint, ahem}

 

 

 

 

 

MommyB Mug5. And last, but not least, I love the fact that CafePress offers the option to personalize your own items (and not have to buy 100-500 of them). Of course if I came up with a personalized product, it would have to be something like this. Did you expect anything less?? 🙂

 

 

There you have it, I was good, I stuck to my 5, and hopefully gave you some ideas and inspiration too. And who knows, maybe some day there will be a MommyB Knows Best mug, even if it’s just for me to enjoy my coffee.

What are your favorite CafePress items?? Do you ever shop there, and if so, for who??

This is a compensated post, all thoughts and opinions are my own honest responses, yours may vary.

 

Football Versus the Ads

I have to admit, as much as I enjoy watching football with hubby, especially the Super Bowl, I have always been most interested in the Super Bowl advertisements. As a Communications major in college I whole-heartedly looked forward to the Super Bowl to scope out which ads would be amazing and which ads just didn’t make the mark.

With that being said, this Sunday was no different. Sure, I was excited to watch the football game {and chose the Ravens for no reason in-particular}, and I was definitely excited to see Alicia Keys sing the National Anthem, loved Jennifer Hudson and the choir from Sandy Hook Elementary {which made me tear up, you too?!?}, and who could forget the amazing Beyonce {and the rest of Destiny’s Child}!?!? But I was in it for the ads.

Superbowl Commercials

Here are my feelings regarding the ads I saw in no particular order: weird, really?!, gross!!!, that’s cool, Paul Rudd, go goats!, seniors are cool, babies {and Babylandia}!!!, animals, NOLA = magic, tears, love when daddies dress up, but the wedding dress…not cool dude, not cool.

Of course I amongst others, {mostly 49ers fans} loved the Miracle Stain ad by Tide. It was hilarious to see the fans flock to Montanaland and buy their, “stain on a stick.” But the star of the commercial was the wife, a Raven’s fan. The ending was the total kicker.

Montanaland

If you happened to miss Tide’s Miracle Stain ad or the Super Bowl as a whole, SHAME ON YOU!!! Just kidding. You can watch it on Youtube by clicking on this link: http://youtu.be/YoOfBVraMNw

Miracle Stain

What do you think??? Do you have a favorite part of the game? Was it the football, the performances, or the ads??

Head to Tide’s Facebook and Twitter to see more messes, spots, and stains and vote on whether you would “Save it!” or “Wash it in Tide!”

Tide NFL Blog Ambassador

I am a member of the Tide/NFL “Show Your  Colors” Blog Ambassador Program and am compensated for my work within this program. All of the thoughts and opinions expressed above are my own, honest opinions, yes, even about the Dallas Cowboys, who maybe didn’t do so great this season but we still love them. 🙂 

Working out with pvBody

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Now that I’ve declared my 33rd year of life as the year that I am changing my life and getting fit and healthy, what better product to check out than work out wear?!?

Through the SITS Girls network I learned about pvBody, it’s a pretty cool website, especially if you like planned surprises. What do I mean by planned surprises??

pvBody

Easy peasy lemon squeezy: pvBody is easy. Take the quiz, sign up and boom, an awesome package arrives at your door each month with a hand picked outfit for you!

Every outfit is styled just for you by a pvBody expert. Each month you receive an outfit worth $150, but you pay just $49.95. You’re getting great, quality pieces for a fraction of the retail cost thanks to the relationships pvBody has built.

pvBody is not just another clothing company, but a lifestyle brand. Their blog is a great place to check out tips and tricks for healthy, delicious meals and at home workouts.

This is definitely something I can use at this season of my life. Are you a parent who is on the road to good health or wanting to make some changes for 2013 and the choices you will make? I encourage you to check out pvBody’s easy and fun online shopping site when you’re looking for workout wear. Who knows it could just be the inspiration you’re looking for.

Here are a few pictures of the workout clothing that pvBody picked out for me:

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And just in time for the holidays, pvBody is offering MommyB Knows Best readers a $15 Lululemon gift card, plus 25% off your first month subscription when you sign up for pvBody.

What’s your workout style? 

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of pv.body. The opinions and text are all mine.

New and Improved Peek Away {Guest Review and Giveaway}

Peek Away Logo

I’m jealous of nursing mamas who seem to easily master breastfeeding without the need for additional gear like nursing covers and pillows.

But for those of us who need or desire these products, there’s a product that functions as a pillow, nursing cover, change pad and purse all-in-one – the Peek Away 4 in 1 Essentials Nursing Kit.

I reviewed the original Peek Away kit on a Mommy B guest post about nine months ago. Recently, Peek Away unveiled a new (and definitely improved) kit.

The Peek Away is 14.5″L x 6.5″H x 5.5″ when it’s folded. It has a strap that clips onto it for carrying it like a purse. Tucked inside is a nursing cover that features a “rounded” collar so you can peek in on babe while he or she is nursing. It unfolds into a changing pad that’s fairly thick and cushy. At the end of the pad, there’s also a pocket you can stuff diapers into and a reusable wipe container you can easily open one-handed while holding onto baby. There are also two additional pockets you can use for keys, your cell phone, credit cards, etc.

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It was designed by a husband and wife who found it was difficult to travel as frequently as they did while conveniently nursing and having the essentials they needed easily accessible.

The original Peek Away had several design flaws including a short pad, bad stitching and poor quality materials, among other concerns. The owners of Peek Away were fully aware of the quality concerns with the original kit which they said were a result of the manufacturer not following the company’s specifications for materials or workmanship.

The company worked with the Juvenile Products Manufacturers Association (JPMA) to secure a manufacturer to redesign the product. Based on my experience with the original version and the latest version, they have successfully addressed areas I noted needed improvement in my previous review for Mommy B and more.

  • Straps – The previous version only had one strap. If you wanted to use it to secure the pillow around your waist to prop baby on, you obviously couldn’t use it on your nursing cover at the same time. The pillow now has its own removable strap and the nursing cover has a “built in” adjustable strap.
  • Changing pad – The length of the pad has been extended, making it a much more practical size to change a squirming baby. The height of the pillow is also higher now and the foam is much firmer. The original Peek Away that I keep in my car is much “squishier” and when folded, doesn’t hold its shape well. Also, the top of the improved Peek Away pad (the part that touches baby) is now lined with canvas and the back side is made with neoprene.
  • Integrated wipes container – Quality of the plastic and the snap top on the wipes container seems much more durable. The lid on the original Peek Away actually broke off mine the first time I opened it.
  • Fabric – The prints for the previous version were bright, pink or green floral, which a mama who likes more subdued prints would not likely love. The new prints include a classy black and white pattern, trendy brown and a gray with subtle flowers. The thickness on the nursing cover has also been improved but is still lightweight.

Peek Away picAfter using the original Peek Away for nearly a year, I’m excited to see this much-improved version of a kit that is practical and convenient for nursing mamas on-the-go. My only regret is that I didn’t have this version during the early days of nursing my second child as the improvements that were made indeed make this a much better product.

The latest version is much worthier of the $47 price tag whereas the original version definitely was not. You can purchase Peek Away on their website or at several retailers across the country.

MommyB Knows Best is giving one lucky reader a chance to win a Peek Away 4-in-1 nursing kit to make nursing-on-the-go an easier experience for mom and baby.

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Peek Away provided products for this review, however, the opinions expressed are the author’s honest assessment of the product.

Jamie BioAfter a 13 year PR/communications career, Jamie K. took on her most challenging (but rewarding) job – fulltime CFO (chief family officer). She currently lives in Northern Virginia, her 4th “home” state in 5 years thanks to her officer husband’s Air Force career.

Holiday Gift Guide – Unique Stocking Stuffers and Gift Ideas

MommyB Knows Best's Holiday Gift Guide

MommyB Knows Best's Holiday Gift Guide Deck the Halls and break out your lists it’s time for another installment of MommyB Knows Best’s Holiday Gift Guide for the family! In speaking with different families I know that some families provide lists of desired items and others have little to no ideas to go off of. Personally, I like a list for a guideline, but I love purchasing items that I think the gift recipient will be surprised by and love. Here are a few unique stocking stuffer and gift ideas that I wanted to share with you. I hope they can be helpful in your holiday shopping.

big-fish-games-logoThe perfect stocking stuffer for kids or adults, pick up a gift certificate from online casual games company Big Fish.  With most games available for download at only $9.99, Big Fish has something to please every gamer including colorful puzzles and brain teasers, educational games for children, and intriguing mystery and adventure games.

 

Bobbi-ToadsBobbi-Toads, a line of fun and fashionable shoes for young girls, features a faux set of toe nails on a stylish sneaker, allowing young ones to paint the shoes as you would your own nails. When you are ready to switch up your style and change colors, simply use non-toxic nail polish remover to remove the old polish, and repeat the process by polishing with a different color; it’s that easy! https://www.bobbitoads.com/

CVS Phone CasesLooking for a personalized gift that any smart phone or tablet user would love?? CVS/pharmacy photo lab offers several selections and templates to design a fabulous phone case for someone special. Here are my photos, thoughts, and ordering information: CVS/pharmacy smart phone case review.

 

The Little Gym FamilyTired of toys consuming every area of your home?? What about a gift that will give your child hours of enjoyment and learning but just doesn’t fit into a box? We love The Little Gym classes for both our girls, whether they are in ballet, gymnastics, or one of the many active classes The Little Gym offers they are learning skills both physically and socially. We have classes at The Little Gym of Huntersville/Lake Norman but you can also find a Little Gym class near you.

 

CVS Beauty Collage

Stocking stuffers can be the last item on your shopping list and sometimes the most difficult. I love shopping for little trinkets at CVS/pharmacy. When it comes to my stocking stuffer wishes I’d pick the CVS/pharmacy ExtraCare Beauty Club picks. Some of my favorites are Revlon’s Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stain, Nuance Salma Hayek Walnut Body Scrub {it’s to die for!!}, and for fun, Katy Perry Lashes Oh My!{choose something modest or get fancy!} to name a few. All of these products are around $7 and under in CVS/pharmacy’s Beauty Club, perfect stocking stuffer price and size.

Our favorite Christmas movie to watch with our girls is Veggie Tale’s St. Nicholas: A Story of Joyful Giving. We like this movie because it tells about the person St. Nicholas and explains the reasons behind why we give gifts at Christmas time, something we try to teach our girls. You may even want to consider buying this one to watch before Christmas gets here. The lowest price I’ve found the video so far is on Walmart’s Website.

 

 

 

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This list of products is part of a sponsored post. However, if I didn’t think the products would be good for my own family or yours I would not list them on my site. Your opinions about the above products may vary, and isn’t it nice that we’re all individuals?!? 

 

 

Why We Love Our Team Colors – Tide NFL Show Your Colors

The B Family Tide NFL Show Your Colors

Last week was Thanksgiving and if you’re not familiar, the Dallas Cowboys football team always plays on Thanksgiving Day. This year, we played our biggest rival, the Washington Redskins {boo!!}.

As we united as a family, even my younger sister sported our Cowboys NFL colors. Don’t we look cute?!?!

Tide NFL Dallas Cowboys Collage

 In our video we tell you what our colors mean to us, some of them may surprise you, and even the littles make an appearance, check it out:

 

Do you love your NFL football team?? Head over to Tide’s website to see if your team has been featured yet: http://www.tide.com/NFL and there’s still time to enter the Tide & NFL Show Us Your Colors Sweepskates {through November 30th} when you upload a picture of you in your team’s color on Tide’s Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/Tide here’s our shot:

Tide NFL Show Us Your Colors Sweepstakes

So I wanna here who your NFL football team is and why you love your colors!!

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I am a member of the Tide/NFL “Show Your  Colors” Blog Ambassador Program and am compensated for my work within this program. All of the thoughts and opinions expressed above are my own, honest opinions, yes, even about the awesome Dallas Cowboys. 🙂 

I Count on Carter’s because Quality Matters {Giveaway}

Does your child have a special lovey or a favorite outfit that they adore?? For us, Miss A has, “bunny”. Bunny is Miss A’s best friend. Bunny has been with A before she was born and she still sleeps with bunny too. Miss A has taken Bunny on some special trips, doctor’s visits, and even her first haircut.

A Haircut Bunny

Miss A loves Bunny so much that her first birthday party theme was based on her bunny AND we ordered a cake that looked just like her.

Bunny Cake Collage MommyBKnowsBest

In fact, I still remember the day I bought Bunny at a local Carter’s store. In fact, I bought two bunnies because another mom I know recommended that we have more than one lovey in case one was in the wash or we lose one, {which I always recommend to other moms now too}.

Just as we’ve been able to count on Bunny to be there when there are bumps, scary situations, and to help Miss A sleep, we’ve counted on Carters for well-made clothes that last, adorable styles and fun fashion, great varieties of pieces to mix-and-match, and affordable prices {not to mention awesome sales.}

Childhood. It’s chock-full of the unexpected. But, from their first cry to their first class, there are certain truths every parent can count on…for example, socks will come and go…but mostly…they’ll go. They love swimming, but hate baths. On any given day, she’ll have more wardrobe changes than a Broadway musical. There are just some things you can always count on. And, thankfully, Carter’s is one of them.

Being a mom is one of the most rewarding experiences. Be among the first to see the digital premiere of Carter’s latest TV commercial, and click share if you agree that when a child is born, so is a mom. Click here: Count on Carter’s to watch the commercial {and have tissues at the ready, if you’re anything like me you’ll need them.}

It’s no surprise that since our girls have grown up with Carter’s products, including some adorable outfits, that we’ll be shopping at Carter’s for their holiday dresses. We love shopping at Carter’s because our girls can both get something to wear that will match or compliment and work great for our Christmas photo {too bad they don’t have mommy and daddy sized clothes.}

Here are some of my favorite pieces from Carter’s Holiday line:

This is most likely the dress I’ll get them, but it’s so hard to choose. Isn’t it sweet?!?

Carter's Red Holiday Dress

and you can’t forget super cute accessories to go with those pretty outfits, like these velvet bows:

I didn’t want to leave the boys out either, although I don’t have one they have some adorable pieces to complete the perfectly styled little guy. See!!

Carter's Holiday Boys outfits

Just in time for the holidays, Carter’s is excited to introduce their new holiday rewards program for in-store purchases. Earn a $10 holiday rewards card for every $50 you spend in store. The $10 reward is printed on the bottom of your receipt. To redeem, the coupon must not be detached from the original receipt. This limited time offer is a great way to shop and save this holiday season. Reward can be redeemed through December 29, 2012.

Find a Carter’s Store near you: Carters.com to get your shop on and “Like” Carter’s on Facebook/follow Carter’s on Twitter to discover the latest great deals, exclusive events and offers for your little ones!

In honor of this awesome sale I’m giving one lucky MommyB Knows Best reader a chance to win a $50 Carter’s Gift Card to shop for some great holiday clothes, fill in some wardrobe necessities, or even give away as a gift to a friend or family member. Good luck and enter here:

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Carter’s partnered with bloggers such as me to help promote Count on Carter’s. As part of the program, I received product or gift cards. Carter’s believes that consumers and bloggers are free to form their own opinions and share them in their own words, and therefore did not tell me what to purchase or what to say about the products I used. Carter’s policies align with WOMMA Ethics Code, FTC guidelines and social media engagement recommendations. The winner of any giveaway in this program will be randomly chosen and gift card fulfillment will be handled by a third party.

Miss Bug’s Boutique – Adorable Children’s Play Jewelry

Miss Bug's Boutique

Miss Bug's Boutique

Baubles, glitter, and all things girly is exactly what Miss Bug’s Boutique is made of! If you have a girly-girl, or know a little lady who loves to dress to impress, she’ll love one of Lesley Swanson-Stamper’s creations. Lesley took a few minutes to answer some questions about Miss Bug’s Boutique and her creations.

Why did you start this business?

I started this business because I have a strong need and desire to be creative. I also LOVE accessories…not just for myself, but for my daughters’ to wear with their outfits too. Having 2 children and being a stay at home mom, I have found it is so rejuvenating to have something I can do in my down time..a creative outlet so to speak. I think all mom’s, regardless of whether their role is a working mom or an at-home mom, we all need an “outlet”. This is mine!

Where did the name come from?

The name of my shop. Miss Bug’s Boutique, came from “back in the day”. In toddlerhood, all of my dad’s softball league friends, their wives, and eventually all my family, called me Miss Bug. I thought it only fitting to name the shop that because after all, my designs are perfect for a toddler too! Although, I have to say, I was such a tom-boy when I was little, that I may not have actually worn something like this. As I’ve gotten older I have also gotten girl-ier.

What is the best age for one of your creations?

Probably the best ages for my creations actually depends on the purpose. If you want a necklace to be used for something like a photo-shoot, then any 6month old up to 12 year old could wear them. However, if you’re talking every day fun-wear, playing dress-up, etc. Then I would say 2 might be a great age to start at..otherwise they may just chew them off!

What is the average price of your hand-made jewelry?

Prices range from $20-$24 for pre-made pieces, and $25-27 for custom pieces.

Where can readers buy their own creation from Miss Bug’s Boutique?

Through my Facebook shop http://www.facebook.com/MissBugsBoutique or email: nlmaks2@comcast.net

You can tell that Lesley’s heart is in her business as she strives to provide the best quality, and customer service she possibly can. Part of the fun of her job is that she is continually on the hunt for quality pieces to add to her creations & unique materials. In all her efforts, she wants customers to feel appreciated and valued.

My girls were in for a treat when they received their cutely packed Miss Bug’s Boutique creations. Here they are before their new owners made them theirs:

Miss Bug's Boutique Creations

 and here they are adorned with their jewels:

MommyBKnowsBest Miss Bug's Boutique

Lil’ C did end up breaking part of the clasp of her necklace after being very rough on it, however with any type of children’s jewelry no matter what the brand or warnings I always think that parents should keep an eye on their kiddos, especially the younger set. Safety first!! I’ll head to the local craft store to see if they have a quick fix, if not Lesley, again with her amazing customer service has offered to fix it at no charge.

I received Miss Bug’s Boutique products in order to review these items and write about them in this post. All opinions and thoughts in this post are my own, however yours may vary.