Mom Made Biz: Great Finds

by farrah on March 21, 2014 · 7 comments

Quite a while ago, I started a feature where I shared my favorite Mom Made Businesses. I included my friends (some are moms, some some day-moms) because they’re a talented bunch of people. It’s been a while since I have done such a post- so wanted to share a few moms out there who happen to be friends (or relatives) of mine and deserve to be recognized. So many cool things y’all are up to!

arcBcrafts

arcBcrafts

My friend Ace was my partner in crime for the Malta adventure. She’s the first friend I made here as an expat- and we get together often. As of late, besides keeping up her excellent expat blog Life in Dutch, parenting her 4-year-old and being the classroom mother- she’s started her own business on Etsy called arcBcrafts. From first hand experience I can tell you that her creations are AWESOME. She has made three of her specialty dinosaurs for my boys for their birthdays. She also made my friend SJ over at Chasing the Donkey her mascot Donkimir. Her creations are wonderful, and we’ll be ordering one for my nephew’s first birthday. Also, I am really dying over her hats for next winter.

You can connect with arcBcrafts on Facebook and Twitter.

KeeKee’s Big Adventure series

Keekee's Big Adventures

A while ago, we won two books from KeeKee’s Big Adventures by Shannon Jones. The timing could not have been better- as we had just seen Paris the summer before and recently gotten back from Rome. The first two book in this series covering both cities are a great reminder for the boys of what we have seen and where we had been. I learned recently that KeeKee’s next adventure will be in Athens, which is perfect since I have a conference there this fall. Sadly, the boys will not be going, but at least this way they can read all about it. Check these books out- the artwork and storyline is adorable.

You can connect with KeeKee’s Big Adventures on Facebook and Twitter.

Blinkbuggy

Blinkbuggy

A reader recently contacted me about this start-up business that she has left the corporate world to join. The company is called Blinkbuggy and it’s a new service that is bringing the traditional baby book into the 21st century. Blinkbuggy incorporates all of your existing family pictures, videos, milestones and images from social media and your hard drive, and puts it into a clean, easy-to-use interface that can be shared with family around the world or simply saved for your child to see in the future.

Blinkbuggy is a technology that helps moms by making it easy and fun to collect and connect all the most important moments and create meaningful stories, all in one place, that can be shared now, printed into beautiful memory books as well as passed on to the next generation. They even offer and app for your iPhone, and coming soon to Android. Blinkbuggy is FREE. You can add all of the pictures, notes, quotes, artwork for no charge.  Of course you have the option that if you’d like to put them into a book or order a frame or notecards, you can purchase those. I really need help organizing all of our photos, and so far nothing can keep up with me- so I’ll be giving this one a try.

You can connect with Blinkbuggy on Facebook and Twitter.

Jewelry By Staci

SOUTH PACIFIC

My sister has done something that I have never been able to do: bravely step out into the working world post children. She’s done it time and time again, and brings an entrepreneurial spirit to home working as an independent jewelry advisor. She’s currently offering some fantastic specials for people who are interested in hosting a virtual jewelry ‘party’ on their own. As in, the hostess with get some really lovely free stuff.

You can connect and contact Staci through her Facebook page.

So much talent out there!

Check out some of my past featured Mom Made Biz companies- everything from website design, invitations, children’s mobiles, hand drawn line art and  even a yarn spinner and dyer! I’m really proud of my friends and so happy that I am able to support them.

Got a great mom made business I should know about? Let me know! And nothing here to disclose, just great people doing great things and I wanted to share. 

 

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1 Andrea, Passports And Pushchairs March 21, 2014 at 12:15 pm

Love these, thanks for sharing!

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2 farrah March 21, 2014 at 2:09 pm

Of course, thanks for reading Andrea 🙂

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3 Ace March 21, 2014 at 2:02 pm

Love seeing these and will be checking them all out.
And thanks so much for including me! =)

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4 farrah March 21, 2014 at 2:10 pm

Absolutely. You have a gift! I love your creations.

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5 Leighann March 21, 2014 at 3:13 pm

such amazing things and such talent! Lovely

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6 Julia March 22, 2014 at 3:08 pm

I’m always amazed by Mom friends who start their own businesses, it’s something I always think I would like to do but I have enough trouble maintaining a blog.

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7 Chamisa March 22, 2014 at 4:38 pm

My, my, Ace, I had no idea you were so creative! Very impressive 🙂 And how cool are those Kee Kee books!

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