Mommas, kids, shopping and little feet!

Did you catch the mampreneurs  show this am on getting published?

Good stuff – hosted by Marlynn Jayme Schotland founder of mampreneurs.  A great, very informative show. 91283

The web site mamapreneurs is a networking and resource site for moms (yes that’s overstating the obvious I know) So I saw on her web page that Schotland used to be the PR Director for the Art Institute of Portland and started her new business when her first baby was only 14 months old. “She knew launching a business to pursue her passion was the right thing to do, but she also knew she wanted more support sources to help her through the challenging task of building a start-up while also raising her son at home.”

That according to her web site. She also is hosting the second annual Mom Shop 2 on April 18, 2009 at the Oaks Park Pavillion. 43003

The event looks fabulous and she has great sponsors aka Metro Parent, NW Kids, Baby Boot Camp, Gaia, Pumpkin Noodle and Play Boutique. If you’re one of the first 75 in – there’s a swag bag for you.

Don’t we love the swag bags? Doesn’t matter if they’re filled with hard-boiled eggs and rotten potatoes we’d still oooh and aahah over them. OOOOH look at that red one with the brown spats aaaahah!

There’s a silent auction to benefit Schoolhouse Supplies and there will be retail SHOPPING and a fabulous spring family fashion show from local designers! Don’t you love the baby and kids clothes? My kids are grown ups (on a good day) but I still have to go and look at the baby shoes and the clothes and ooooh and aaahh myself. The Fashion Show will feature great clothes and accessories from local boutiques including: Pumpkin Noodle, Mister Judy, Meringue Boutique, Chirp & Tweet, Direction Accessories, Munchking Designs, Haggis McBaggis and more! Check out the Exhibitor List your own self.

I do have to highlight one of the businesses though owned by my friend Brenna Burke who owns Clementine NW. denim-apron-with-knit-dressThe site has adorable clothes, safe and educational toys, gifts for moms and is pregnant with possibility. OK I had to say it. How often do you get the chance to use that phrase???

I love her blog as well. She’s adopted the bloggers Wordless Wednesday’s with stunning photos and just a positive attitude and news you can use for moms. LOVE LOVE LOVE those baby feet!

litlefeetShop on mama!

Kate Towers … On Etsy?

Have you seen Kate Towers new website? Ooooh lala … it’s creative and whimsical. Rumor has it that she  helped illustrate the home page on her site. Of course Towers co-owned the Seaplane Boutique she started with Holly Stalder. And you can also shop for her creations on Etsy. although she only has three items on the site. Love the gold dress. And the pink ruffles. You can add the ruffles to just about anything you’re wearing to dress it up. il_155x12550369651il_155x12550513174il_155x12551300376

Etsy is becoming more and more the choice for ever-evolving fashionistas. Plus you can buy almost anything and everything else you need (read want, crave).

Check it out –

Etsy even has things like vintage patterns, shoes, underwear and costumes. Yes my dears … and check out all the Valentine Day heart themed specials.



2nd Friday Art Walk & Sidewalk Sale NE Fremont

“To find in ourselves what makes life worth living is risky business, for it means that once we know we must seek it. It also means that without it life will be valueless.”
- Marsha Sinetar

Tonight is lower NE Fremont’s Art Walk and Sidewalk Sale including Poppy & Ivy, County Cork, La Bodega, Acadia and Rerun and more. Lots of local artists … shopping, wine and appetizers at the stores/restaurants all located between 7th and 14th from 5 to 9 p.m.

Speaking of Amy Holland at Poppy & Ivy on NE Fremont – she has added Violet’s Handmade Boutique featuring the “Kung Fu Bambini” line of children’s clothing. Hollands says the “store-in-a-store” kids couture clothes from size 0-3 months are “ridiculously cute.” “Her adorable baby clothing including tee’s, cloche hats, booties are made from chenille as well as other fabrics and they sell in four other countries!

We’re SO thrilled with this announcement,” Holland says. “We are two women who love vintage items and support buying handmade and local. We both have minds racing at all hours of the night … figuring how we are going to creat the NEXT big thing. What do we sew, paint, collage, embellish or find next?”

Check out the sale tonight and Violet Craft’s (yes, how could she not be a DIY’er with a name like that?) web site as well.

Check out some of the adorable outfits she has in stock.

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