Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Meet Amie

Amie is behind the Ruby Loop! :)

Her favorite food has to be anything that she can dip! :) Colors are anything Bold, BRIGHT, and Mixy matchy! Amie loves to go shopping, read, sew, and of course the most famous Facebooking! :)

Avec mon Amie, was her original couture label means "with my friend"... the most fun she's had would be with her friends, and as a princess of the most High King, she always wanted to put her best foot forward in all that she does to represent Him. She's blessed by Him with 3 beautiful girls and many talents, she intends to put to good use, giving Him glory along the way! Ruby Loop is when she took off! Ruby came from the verus Proverbs 31:10-31, where it talks of a virtuous woman being more precious than rubies. Loop, is because she wanted to keep all of her designer friends in the loop! To help promote other women in businesses and to share the blessings of Him, is just a small part of her boutique ministry!

Her favorite verse is Proverbs 31:10-31. Ruby Loop offers Boutique hair bows, custom boutique clothing and accessories for children, babies, adults, and tweens! Check out her adorable boutique, and let her know you saw her on MTB :)

Monday, November 29, 2010

Meet Samantha

Samantha is the lady behind Little Darling Divas!

Chicken and Rice are her favorite foods! Red is her color, and let's not forget her hobbies list isn't quite that short but she loves to read, and take long drives, don't forget shopping!, of course playing with her daughter and last but not least watching movies with her fiancée!

She started Little Darling Divas from making bows while she was pregnant with her daughter, and started by selling them on ebay, then a few months ago she thought it would be a great and a super great idea to start a Facebook fan-page for it! :) Her daughter Brinley, is her inspiration. Brinley is the reason for what she does what she does, and her inspiration! It's not just when it comes do her doing things for her boutique. Little Darling Divas got its name from Brinley, who we respectively have nicknamed "Diva". She is fortunate enough to be able to stay home with her daughter and any future kids they may have! LDD makes tutus, flower clips, bows, personalized onesies, burp cloths, diaper bloomers,  and so much more! They also have pre-order bags, apparel, baby shoes, and such! LDD loves to work with their customers, and if you have or know of a custom order, stop on over at LDD :)

"Give a girl the right shoes, and she can conquer the world!" her favorite quote, and I love it!! :)
Stop on over at Little Darling Divas tell her you saw her on Meet the Boutique! :) Have a great day!

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Meet Apryl

Apryl is behind the Forever My Baby Boutique!

Mexican food is her favorite! Pink is the favorite color! Crafting is her hobby! :)

Apryl was in the Army for 5 years and her last year in she became pregnant with her son! She got out when her contract was up due the risk of getting deployed. She did not want to leave her son behind. Her husband served as well and they both moved to Texas from New York when his contract was up as well. Her son was  about 1 year old before she found out she was pregnant again with her daughter. She never really knew about the whole boutique thing for kids, until after she found out she was going to having a girl. Her sister-in-law was also having a girl, so they decided to paint wall letters for both of their girls. She also made some for her son. After doing research online she found out that everything was very interesting. {sometimes google is horrible, getting us hooked lol} Apryl says she is soo picky, and that she's a perfectionist at everything she does, she decided to make her own things. She has had so many friends and family tell her how great her stuff is and that she should sell it {the famous line}. It never crossed her mind before, and she figured why not. If people place orders, then she can get to do what she enjoys doing all the time. She has always been an artsy, crafty kind of person and she's really not into making a lot of money. She does it for the joy of painting and crafting. It's her hobby, and even if things do not work out with her business, she will continue to do what she loves for her friends and family! {I love that! You have PASSION} :) Apryl is coming up with new things to do, paint or sew. Apryl believes it will be something she'll be doing for the rest of her life, when her kids are grown with kids of their own, and start all over again! :)

Her favorite verse: "Love is patient; love is kind; love is not envious or boastful or arrogant or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful, and it keeps no record of being wronged. It does not rejoice in wrongdoing, but rejoices in the truth. Love never gives up. It bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things." (1 Corinthians 13:4-7)

Thank you for sharing your story Apryl! :) I can tell the passion you have, and it will continue to grow during this journey of the "boutique world" :) Stop on over and let her know you saw her on MTB! :) Have a great day!

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Meet Amanda

Meet Amanda behind Little Miss Thing!

Her name is Amanda, and she is the lady behind the "Little Miss Thing" boutique :)  Lime Green is her favorite color, taco and or pizza is the "FOOD" {YUMMY}! She loves to hang out with her two kids Josie aka "Little Miss Thing" who they are trying to adopt her she's been with them since she was 5 weeks old, and their honeymoon baby who's 7 months, Hunter. She loves to be with her family when it's nap time or bedtime, and make crafts. She loves her fans and tries her best to please them!

Amanda loves what she does, and does what she loves. Josie's nickname is how the boutique came to be! :) Her quote: "Laugh when you can, apologize when you should. and let go of what you can't change. kiss slowly, play hard, forgive quickly take chances, give everyhting and have no regrets life is to short to be anything but HAPPY!! <3" but she feels this one best describes her "Not only do I trip down the stairs... i also trip up them; now that's talent!.. Now don't get me started on flat surfaces...!" (TOO FUNNY!)

Thank you for sharing your story Amanda, have a great day! :) For my readers stop on in, and say Hello from Meet the Boutique! :)

Monday, November 22, 2010

Meet Amber

Meet Amber the boutique owner of Baby Lili Boutique!

Cheesecake is her favorite food! :) {YUMMY!} Pink is the favorite color! Crafting, Sewing and playing with her baby girl is great!

Baby LiLi Boutique is a mother/daughter business inspired by the addition of their new Baby Celia to her family. They started creating accessories for her shortly after she was born. They loved making the accesories so much to share their love for all the things pretty with others. Ina is what they call their Grandma, who started making beautiful dresses, pettis, and leg-warmers. Amber (the daughter) made the first handmade tutu and flower for a beautiful crochet hat, and never stopped. They are both casualties of the airline industry, but found their new love in creating beautiful, affordable products for little girls of all ages. They only offer products that are good enough for their Baby LiLi to wear. They enjoy the feeling of sharing their passions with others.

"Keep our little girls fancy!" Super adorable items! Be sure to stop on by and let them know you found them on MTB :)

Friday, November 19, 2010

Meet Candace

Candace is behind Alabama Rose Creations!

Candace loves Mexican food, her favorite color is pink, and crafting is definitely her hobby!

Candace is a stay at home mom and now her baby is in pre-school! She decided she needed a hobby. Candace has 3 girls, and started making hair goodies, bows, headbands and more. Then it struck her that she could make a few dollars so she started selling them, and now she's dabbling in making Christmas Ornaments.  She will be holding her first craft show in December and she's super excited.

Her favorite quote is "Seriously..." {I love that one too!}... Stop on over and tell her Hi! :)

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Meet Cindi

Cindi is behind the Cindi's Diaper Cakes!

Cindi loves sweets, and loves the colors of the rainbow. Making things for others and spending time with family and friends are her hobbies.

Cindi started her business, because it was all based off of her twin sister's first baby shower which in everything just spiraled into Cindi's Diaper Cakes and More! Cindi started making items just for her sister's baby shower and then winded up making gifts for family and friends as well. From then on it burst out into Cindi's Diaper Cakes. Just from reading a few or more of her reviews, Cindi personally takes care and responds to each and everyone of her customers, and fans!

Stop on over and say Hello! Don't forget "This is a perfect cake, but careful don't Eat!" is her favorite phrase!

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Meet Christy

Christy is the lady behind Christy's Creations!

Christy and her husband just celebrated their 11th anniversary this summer, they have been together for 16 years. She is the mother of a 2 year old boy, that is full of energy!! He is the apple of her eye and she never happier, than when he gives her hugs and kisses!! Christy loves to scrapbook!

Christy recycles t-shirts and sweatshirts to make scarves, and the scarves are all one of a kind. She offers sports teams (Professional, College, and High School), Cartoon Character, Sayings, and others that are just cool designs. The scarves range in price from $7 to $15. And 100% of the proceeds goes to Relay For Life with the American Cancer Society. She can take special order scarves if someone has a shirt that means something to them but they can't wear it anymore, she will make it into a scarf for a reduced price (since she is not providing the shirt). Christy wanted to start doing something easy in the craft department so she started searching the internet for easy crafts. She wants to raise money for Relay for Life and she came up with making and selling the scarves. She stumbled across a site that showed several different ideas and when she saw the scarves, she knew that she could make it! She researched a little bit ore and found a couple sites that were selling them for $25 and some where getting over $40! She decided that if she could get people to donate shirts, she won't have any other expenses besides the thread and replacement needles.  Christy won't have to charge as much, and not only did she get shirts, donated but thread as well! Once, the shirts started coming in it was just the plain colors for the added part, so she had to hit up some garage sales. She picked up some great finds for as less than a quarter to a $1. Still a low expense, but RELAY gets the rest! She has made over 100 scarves which most of them are available for purchase on her fanpage! She also has other items for sale that the Proceeds go to Relay for Life... Book marks (Shown are Breast Cancer Awareness but I will make them by request also), Pink Ribbon Auto window stickers, Suncatchers, Buttons, and Ornaments (also doing Personalized). Most of the items are all Breast Cancer Awareness, but most can be customized to the customers needs and all the Proceeds go to a great cause. Christy doesn't have an actual Business, she does this out of her home. They make excellent Christmas Presents and each purchase helps a great cause...

Stop on over at Christy's Creations and say Hello! :) 

Friday, November 12, 2010

Meet Sarah

Meet Sarah the owner behind Mommy Maid It!

Her favorite food is Pineapple Pizza! [NO way?! I love Pineapple on my PIZZA TOO!] Sarah's favorite colors are pink, pink, pink, and some more PINK! Hobbies are scrap booking, card making, bow making, cooking and of course playing with her kids.

Sarah has never "NEVER" bought her daughter bows. It just wasn't in their budget. Sarah looked on eBay and in little boutiques, but she could never afford them. Sarah wanted to make her daughter a little birthday bow, and she would wear it out and to school and people would say how cute it was. Then after awhile she taught her daughter that if anyone says they like your bow, say "My mommy made it!" After awhile it was catchy, and now my little bowtique is named "Mommy Maid it!", because sometimes it seems, she is much more of a maid than a mommy. She thought it was relate-able. Another thing Sarah likes people to know is that when purchasing something handmade items it is helping out a family! Sarah would much rather buy something handmade just for her, while helping another mom! Sarah is a little different and quirky but it shows through her designs, and that's who she is as a person. :) Her ultimate dream is to open a little boutique in Morro Bay, Cayucos of Cambria, CA she pictures it being very pink! :)

Stop on in and say Hello at "Mommy Maid it!" let her know you saw her on MTB!! Can you guess what her favorite quote/phrase/saying is??

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Meet Cecelia

Meet Cecelia she's the owner behind Bows By Cece!

Pink her favorite color! Chocolate is her favorite food! :) Making bows, taxi driving her girls to ballet 5 days a week, gardening and reading are her hobbies.

Cecelia is a mother to 3 wonderful girls, ages 3, 6, and 13 and also the proud wife of a U.S. Soldier. She started making hair bows 4 years ago when the Army brought them to their current duty station and uniform school. Since hair bows were the only stylish thing her daughter could wear, she scoured the Internet for instructions. Cecelia is 100% self-taught! It took a life of it's own since then. She's endured 4 deployments, and now that she's doing it full time, it keeps her busy and focused. Military themed hair bows are her favorite to make. Along with needing to finance her ribbon addiction, they have also developed a ballet addiction! In January 2011, their youngest daughter will be joining the older daughters/sisters, in ballet, YAY! Selling creations has given Cecelia so much satisfaction and fulfillment, as well as who doesn't love making little girls smile?

Her favorite quote/phrase "You git whatcha git, and you don't pitch a fit. You git whatcha git, and you like it."~ her daughter's kindergarten teacher last year (I love it!) THANK you SO MUCH Cecelia for sharing your story with MTB! Stop on in and check out Bows By Cece! :) Tell her you saw her on MTB :) Have a wonderful day!

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Meet Valery

Meet Valery she's behind the This-n-That Boutique

Favorite color is red, and Mexican food is her favorite! Her hobbies is to shop garage sales, and thrift stores. She loves to turn something old into something new. Valery loves to spend time with her kids and watch them laugh and smile. She also loves to bake and do crafts of course!

She has always had a love for crafts, Valery grew up with a mom who did crafts and sold them to local stores in order to stay home with the family. Valery has always had dreams of behind a stay at home mom, and she worked full time until my fourth child was born. At the time, she met her now husband with his 3 kids, and then her 3 kids which made it 7 and it was just better her to stay home and for him to work full time. 2007 came along and she quit her job to work from home. Since then, she's tried to get her craft hobby turned into a business and has given up quite a few times. Valery is now focused and is ready to try it again, and she's not giving up this time! The joy she has had in the past 3 years staying at home with her kids is the motivation she needs. She loves being there for them to put them to bed at night, and wake up in the morning with them. Her children are her true inspiration for why she does what she does.

"If it does not break you, it will only make you stronger" is her favorite quote, and I personally love that! Thank you so much Valery for sharing your story, and readers please be sure to stop on by and check out her This-n-That Boutique tell her you saw her on MTB! :) Have a wonderful Wednesday all of my favorites!

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Meet Darlene

Meet Darlene the owner behind Fairy Tale Boutique!

Mac N Cheese is her yummy treat!! :) Hot Pink is the favorite color. Her hobby is making things for her boutique. (A great hobby choice!)

Darlene is a mom of a beautiful daughter named Kayla. She is a stay at home momma watching your daughter grow! She started making bows for her daughter, and then thought a lot of other Mommy's would love the things that she made/makes for Kayla. So, she teamed up with another mommy friend of hers, and they became Fairy Tale Boutique!  Darlene definitely loves what she does, and seeing the smile on her customers faces. Darlene enjoys seeing photos of happy customers in their items. Darlene is hoping to become really big one day in her boutique, and make it her side job while going to college. She would love to say Thank you to all her fans and customers, you are all very awesome!

Live, Laugh, and Learn is her favorite quote/phrase! Stop on in and let them know you found her on MTB :)

Friday, November 5, 2010

Meet Faith

Meet Faith who is behind Two Girls Boutique

Chocolate is her favorite food, Purple is her favorite color, and who can forget reading is a great hobby and Faith loves it!

Faith's story is short and sweet, she started her business not too long ago. She has two daughters and she stopped working to stay at home with her daughters. Money began getting tight, which of course we are looking for another side to helping out financially and she ran into a mom on Facebook and her journey gave her inspiration to join her along for the ride, in which they opened "Two Girls Boutique" working together and sharing inspiration and journey's together.

"It doesn't matter how fast or hard you fall, it still hurts." her quote she loves. Stop on in and say "Hello" let them know you found them on Meet the Boutique! :)

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Meet Jessica

Meet Jessica behind the Ladybugs & Lilypads!

Peanut Butter Cookies are the favorite food!! :) Purple is the color, and let's not forget anything crafty is the hobby... (teehee <3 that!) 

Jessica is a stay at home mom to 3 children which are 2 girls and a boy! :) She started making tutus and bows shortly after she learned that her third child would be a girl. Jessica loves the big bows (who doesn't?), but didn't want to spend a fortune trying to match all the outifts (agreed!), so she self-taught, herself on how to make them and now she just cannot stop, she's basically addicted. Ladybugs and Lilypads has M2M (Made to Match), Clippes, Bow & Tutu sets, and much more. Ladybugs and Lilypads got it's name from her oldest daughter being referred as the little ladybug and her youngest daughter's name is Lily! She loves custom orders and is always up for a challenge!

"There is a time for everything and a season for every activity under the heavens" is her favorite quote/saying. Stop on in and Tell Jessica, "Hi" be sure to let her know you saw her on Meet the Boutique! Have a wonderful day! :)

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Meet Meridith

Meridith is the boutique behind Fayette Boutique :)

Burnt Orange is such a great color, let alone her FAVORITE! :) Sushi is her favorite food (YUMMMMMMY!) Sewing and creating are her hobbies.

Meridith worked full time, and never really wanted to stay home, but deep down she wanted. Her husband really wanted her to be a housewife, respectfully. Few years went by and that's when she realized what she was to be doing with her future and that was to be creating her own thing at a craft show. Meridith already tried her hand at making tutus and posted them on Craigslist while she was working, and realized there wasn't enough time to be working and doing tutu's on the side. Meridith felt that putting her notice in once the large client season was over. Few months before, her schedule had changed and was working only 4 days now and thought everything was perfect. Starting picking up her hobby again and started making tutus and matching hair bows, and then started to look for craft shows to book. In the 2 weeks, she found out that her company was now over, and there were only a few weeks til the last day. Devastated about losing friendships, her husband made her realize that everything would be OK, and that her main focus has changed. Meridith started off as Bug-A-Boutique but soon got tired of the name, and named it officially Fayette Boutique in which Fayette means Little Fairy. She was making beautiful work and couldn't keep up with ideas. Meredith's best friend from work let her borrow her sewing machine and from there she learned how to sew which was even more exciting. It took some time for her boutique to take off but gone for a week from Facebook, all of a sudden she was backed up on orders, and was very pleased, and very thankful for it. It has slowed down, but she is not wanting to be 24/7 busy because to her it's mostly a hobby, and she thoroughly enjoy and loves doing it! What's heart warming for her is seeing and hearing that Mommy's face light up when she receives her custom order or hearing how the tutu at the baby shower was such a HIT! God truly touches her heart in moments like those. She has craft shows lined up and attended one so far that wasn't that busy, but she looks at the bright side of it and takes it as an experience. Living and Learning is an experience. Meridith's husband is her supporter to the end, and with everything else. Meridith's thrilled about her new beginnings and even though she doesn't rely on the income now, maybe someday it can be a reliable source. Meridith is proud to be a house wife and so blessed to have the talents for which He gave her. 

"I Can Do All Things Through Christ Who Strengthens Me" Philippians 4:13, stop on in and say "Hello" and be sure to let her know that Meet the Boutique sent you! :)

Monday, November 1, 2010

Meet Jane

Meet Jane who owns KoUntRy Kreations!

Peanut Butter ice cream is her favorite food! [YUM! :)]  Purple is her favorite color, and making handstuff and donating is her hobby.

Jane is new and just starting out. She is a cancer survivor and she donates 100% more than she sells, because she makes and donates to cancer center patients. She donates quilts to them for warmth and comfort during their radio/chemo treatments. She can never keep up with the demand as their little quilting group makes about 150 per year! She lived in West Virginia for 2 years and fell in love with handmade primitives cause they were not available in her area! Something about Jane is that she loves to help others before she helps herself! Someone mentioned to Jane that she should start listing her items and extras for giveaways and donations for others. Jane is very thankful and blessed that God made who she is today, a Cancer Survivor, and a new grandma to a wonderful grand-daughter.

"I CAN do all things through Christ who gives me strengthens!"~(Phil 4:13) Stop on in here and say hello! Let her know you found her on Meet The Boutique! :)