Monday, March 2, 2015

Moms on Mondays - Amanda from Wee Maggie's

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Today, I am excited to feature Amanda from Wee Maggie's!  She makes the cutest apparel, hair accessories and flag banners in her shop, you've got to check them out (her kimonos are to die for)!  She was super sweet to work with, sent our item out quickly and I loved the wrap she sent us - it was long enough for a bow and was comfortable on Lemon's head (and oh so cute!).  Read her post below and then go shop!

Hi, I'm Amanda. I am from Australia and still have pretty strong accent. I am married to Marc and have five children 6 and under. I work occasionally as an Occupational Therapist and also home school the kiddos. Wee Maggie's began as a hobby, but I have since become more ambitious and would love to see my business grow into so much more. I am excited to see how far I can go and what the future holds.  (My website is through Big Cartel but I also have my headbands listed on my Etsy shop too). You can find me on Instagram where I post sneak peeks, giveaways and discounts too!

I started Wee Maggie's about a year and half ago and named my shop after my Scottish mum. I began sewing headbands and maxi skirts (which is still my favorite product to make), and it has grown into so much more. 

My inspiration comes from beautiful fabric, and of course, my three girls. Although the business is 100% run by me, I could not do it without the support of my husband and my kids being wonderful models for photographs.

The most challenging part about having a business is finding time, which I'm sure all business moms can relate to, no matter how many kids they have. I have so many ideas in my head and products I would love to create. I try not to do business related tasks until my kids go to sleep, which usually means I'm up till after midnight every night.

One of my favorite things is seeing pictures of little ones wearing my products. Another favorite part of this business is the Instagram community. Seeing all of this talent, and women supporting each other, has been very encouraging. 

Some of my favorite handmade shops include Potato Feet, Leia Roux, Sadie then Ty, Flourish Leather Co., Coral and Cloud and Fancy Free Finery. The creativity, talent and professionalism of these ladies is very inspiring. 

My advice for anyone just starting out would be not to compare yourself to others success and be confident in your product. 

Thanks Amanda, lovely having you on the blog today!  :)

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Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Mmmm! Episode 4: Minion Cupcakes & Special Guest

Lemon and Ian filmed their 4th Cooking with Lemon episode last week and it was too funny!  They were trying to make gluten free banana Minion cupcakes, but you've gotta see how they turned out (or didn't!).  Jonah, Lemon's bestie, also joined them to help frost the cupcakes, but he spent more time eating them then frosting them.  The best part was that Miranda, Jason (Jonah's parents) and I got to sit in the other room while listening to Ian wrangle two toddlers AND try to frost cupcakes!  It was the silliest and we hope you like it!!  Enjoy!

Also, this world of YouTube is fairly new to us, but we will be posting longer videos of Lemon's Instagram antics on our YouTube Channel, so please Subscribe!  (Just go to our YouTube Channel and then click the red Subscribe button under my name.)

Thanks to Amber from Dixie and Twine for the Lemon's Kitchen banner, we love it!  Lemon and Ian are wearing Indie Nook shirts and Jonah is wearing a Little Dude n' Dudette shirt.  (You know I love promoting mom-run businesses, I had to sneak some in here!)

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