Friday, December 19, 2008
Monday, December 15, 2008
Sunday, December 14, 2008
Very excited to see Zeebabee out in the general public getting raved about. Everyone just loves the whole concept!! Me too....LOL!
Friday, December 12, 2008
Tuesday, December 9, 2008
Thursday, December 4, 2008
Wednesday, December 3, 2008
If there are still any dedicated readers out there...I just want to let you know that the move went fabulous and we are happily living in Ohio now....for the next 2-3 years. I have a feeling we are going to like it here!
I must go but I will post tomorrow for sure. I'm thinking about having a Zeebabee Holiday Sale...let me pondering about it tonight and I'll tell you all about the savings tomorrow. Till then! Have a good night!!! :)
Wednesday, November 19, 2008
Tuesday, November 11, 2008
Wednesday, November 5, 2008
Monday, November 3, 2008
So sorry I have been MIA the last 2 weeks...but my blog was acting up and I could get to it to post....it was quite strange. And then the last week has been filled with lots of extra fun! We had a few fun filled days of Halloween and then last Saturday was my youngest son's 2nd birthday party.
I had to post this picture of him and those googly glasses....it's hilarious!!
The move is getting closer and I seem to be getting more anxious! Looking forward to moving but just not the moving process. I'm sure all of you that have moved before know what I am talking about. So for all you that have moved before....do you have any good advice for making it as smooth as possible. Especially on how to make the move as easily as possible WITH KIDS. I've never moved with kids before. Would love all the advice I can get.
Thanks a bunch!!
Monday, October 20, 2008
Sunday, October 19, 2008
It's early Sunday morning, and I am just waiting for my mother-in-law to come an pick me up so we can check out the new Home Goods near us. So I thought now would be a good time to catch up and post something on my blog.
Things have been a bit hectic lately getting ready for the big move and all. I had to pack away my work area so it is very difficult everytime I get an order. Although lots of my inventory will be shipped out this week for the big Indy Christmas show I'll be in....in the beginning of November! I am hoping for Zeebabee to be a big success there!
Also big news is that I will be in a retail store in the beginning of November. The store is called Candid Gifts and it is located in Illinois....just outside Chicago area. Wish me luck!!
Gotts run and eat some breakfast before I'm off to the crazy shopping at Home Goods!!
Tuesday, October 7, 2008
I know I haven't been blogging as I should be. Just been very busy with the moving decisions and Zeebabee! I know this blog is to follow my journey...and I do apologize that I have not kept you all up on what has been going on! But for those of you who are interested...business is going great. I had my first wholesale order the other day...woooo hoooo! Very exciting stuff! I promise I will be better at sharing my entrepreneurial journey with you! Cross my heart.....
Go Michigan!!! (see even though I'll be in the Buckeye State...I still love my Wolverines)
Sunday, September 28, 2008
Saturday, September 27, 2008
VOTE FOR ZEEBABEE!!!
Thanks for the daily votes.....I am almost hot hot hot!!!
Tuesday, September 23, 2008
Monday, September 22, 2008
Thank you in advance for the feedback. :)
Saturday, September 20, 2008
So today has been going pretty well. Still having the occasional outburst or fight over the toys, but nothing too bad. Then I am in the kitchen preparing lunch for the boys when my 4 year old came to me holding his Tigers baseball hat (which was sopping wet) mumbling something under his breath about "I didn't mean it ...it was an accident" He was going to potty in the bathroom...finished and then looked in the toilet and his hat fell in there. (Did I mention that he had already peed????) So he had taken his pee drenched hat and brought it all the way into the kitchen. Yes...you are right...I had pee drops from the bathroom to the kitchen.
This is the truth!!! I only wish I could make these things up....
When you are done laughing...have a great day! I need to get back to work. :)
Friday, September 19, 2008
Monday, September 15, 2008
It all started because I was tired of switching my things back and forth between my purse and the diaper bag. And I hated carrying around a big bulky diaper bag when I only needed a few things. I enlisted the help of my mom and we created The Over Tote™ System, the smart new way to carry a diaper bag. I didn’t know about the roller coaster part at the time!
Tell us a little bit about Ellie Bags for those of us who haven't checked out the website yet.
Our main product is the Over Tote™ which is a diaper bag that goes OVER your purse! Pretty cool, huh? I know it’s a new concept, so it’s a little difficult to understand it without actually seeing it, but this has made things so much easier for me. We also have a collection called, “Make Life Simpler” which is a collection of products that make life easier for moms and dads. You’ve gotta check out the Sleep Sheep and Itzbeen Timer!
Where can we find you?
I’m seem to be all over the place these days. Here goes . . .
My store- http://www.elliebags.com/
My blog- http://mommysidea.com/ (Just reorganized and am now featuring mom blog & stores, plus a neat new forum!)
So this interview isn't going to be like others you have done before. We and my readers (fellow mommies) want to know more on how you balance your work life and your home life....oh and I forgot to mention that you are a full time school teacher on top of that...so your other work life, too. ;)
Now that Ellie Bags is up and running...does your hubby do more chipping in on housework?
Believe it or not, he’s always been pretty good about that. I’ve never been very organized, so I’ve tried really hard to make sure everything has a place. That way it’s very easy to clean up quickly, no matter who does it. Now putting away the laundry is another story!
When do you find the time to do your work? When do you find time to relax and enjoy your family?
I used to do my work while my son played on his own or when he slept. Now that I’m back at work teaching, it’s usually after he goes to bed. I actually enjoy what I’m doing though, so I don’t mind putting in the time. I miss my online friends when I’m not chatting with them!
Every other moment is spent with my family. We really try to have “family time” whenever everyone is home.
Who has been the greatest supporter of you and your goals? By the way, we would love to know what your goals are...
My husband and my mom (my partner!) are wonderful and have encouraged me all along. My brother is sort of my motivational speaker. He calls me and tells me to keep at it. He’s a tremendously talented artist and runs his own business too. Can I put a little plug in here for him? http://www.predmore.com
My goals? Well, let’s just say I’ve decided to spend the year figuring that out.
If you could change one thing in your life right now...what would it be....be honest.
I truly believe the decision to go back to teaching was the right one for us at this time. But if I could change one thing with all things being ideal? I’d be with my son all day.
And lastly, please give all of us wannabe mompreneurs a little bit of advice.
The one piece of advice I would give is to get out there and network. I have met so many great people and have learned so much from them. I always tell my students that we are all smart in different ways. Learn from each other and share your expertise.
Wednesday, September 10, 2008
Tuesday, September 9, 2008
Friday, September 5, 2008
I was honored by receiving the diamond award from my niece, Vineyard Vogue. Thank you, thank you!! So the rules say that I need to pass this Diamond Award on to 7 Blogs that I think deserve the award as well, along with their links. So here goes:
1. Mommy's Idea- a great blog from a fellow Mommy Entrepreneur. Very fun and informative reading!!
2. Island Life- Written from the islands of Hawaii....makes me wish I had her life...LOL...
3. Mom Spark- This blog always has great new ideas for everyday thing. Very entertaining!!
4. San Diego Momma- Very good writing....great stories! I love this blog!!
5. A Mom with a Microphone- Love her stories...and love her career...lots of fun to read!!
6. Modern Mama's Fabulous Favorites- It's a great giveaway site!!
7. Mommy Fest- It's a great site for all us Mommies!! :)
Enjoy your award...and keep up the entertaining writings!
Thursday, August 28, 2008
Have a great night!
Tuesday, August 26, 2008
So you like the Baby See T-shirt?? Well guess what??!!?? You can't buy one! LOL! I don't know how this slipped by me and my web guys or my PR guy.....but when you go to purchase a t-shirt there is no where to choose a size. Lovely!! So if you would like to purchase a shirt off the website. You can just put the size that you would like in the comment section when you purchase. Hopefully it will be fixed real soon. but in the meantime that will do just fine. The Baby See T-shirts come in small, med, large and x-large.
Wednesday, August 20, 2008
Tuesday, August 19, 2008
Zeebabee Designs will be giving away a Baby See ™ T-Shirt to one lucky winner. The giveaway will last until August 25th....but check back because I will announce a special coupon code to use at Zeebabee for all the non-winners to use for their purchase.
Friday, August 15, 2008
Today has been one of those days. And to say it has been a struggle to work and to be a mommy is an understatement. I just keep trying to remember that I have to breathe in and breathe out and all will work itself out. But sometimes it is hard to do that when both kids are at your feet every waking second demanding something. I want milk, I wanna snack, Mommy why do
I have bones, Mommy read to me about insects, Mommy I need a Kleenex. And then the random running around the house with a booger on their finger demanding to wipe it off. (but acting like it is liquid acid and their finger is melting in front of their eyes) Oh did I tell you that both of my little angels have nice boogery runny noses. If I could only count how many time I have walked to the bathroom for a Kleenex....before I thought of a new inventive idea for a fanny pack that is a Kleenex dispenser for us crazy moms. You like that don't you!! I thought of it first. Although I don't have time for another company....LOL!!
Okay I need to get back to work. This is the last thing I need to be doing right now is updating my blog. I need to write a press release...wish me luck!
Wednesday, August 13, 2008
Wednesday, August 6, 2008
Can you believe it? How funny!!! Maybe he'll end up being a creative problem solver....who knows!!
Sunday, August 3, 2008
Hey everyone....check out the giveaway for Zeebabee on Modern Mama's Fabulous Favorites.
Friday, August 1, 2008
I just wanted to let you know that I am still around. Life has gotten a little hectic ever since launching Zeebabee Designs. But I am getting things in order and I think I am in a sane place right now (smile)!
Check out Mommy's Idea.....she did an interview of me on her blog. It was alot of fun to do! In honor of her launching her new company, Ellie Bags, she is interviewing Mom-created companies that just launched themselves. So check it out!!
It's funny...I have already had a few sales already! Which I love! Keep them coming! I love getting feedback so go to Zeebabee Designs and let me now what you think.... And I just sent out my products to be included in the gift swag bag for Nicole Kidman. How exciting! Everyday it's something new and that is what has been so much fun!!
Kids are going to grandma and grandpa's today. I'll get lots of work done today!
Monday, July 28, 2008
Please check out our website www.zeebabee.com and share with me your comments!!
Last week was so crazy with finishing the website and planning my son's 4th birthday party. but I did it and they were both a success!! He had a great time at his party...although a bit sad the big giant bouncy is gone from the backyard. (so is his little brother) All the kids had a blast. Till next year!! Although Baby brother J has a party coming in November...geez!! LOL! I love planning parties... so not to worry!!
So much to do! Till later.....
Saturday, July 19, 2008
Monday, July 14, 2008
I went to USPS (the post office) to have them weigh my products so I can state my shipping prices. And did you know that if you use the post offfice to ship you get all your supplies for free (boxes, envelops, etc.). So I think they have been the cheapest so far. they are really trying to compete with Fed Ex and UPS now.
Well, I guess I better go....I need to finish working on my website copy!!
Ta ta for now!
Saturday, July 12, 2008
Zeebabee Designs’ mission is to….
-develop products that will visually stimulate your newborn & infant baby
-encourage development as you nurture your baby
-design fun & functional products for the modern Mommy
-help Mommies maintain your sense of style, while stimulating your baby to develop their early
-offer an assortment of visually stimulating fabric & designs that you & your baby will love
-create packaging that is ready to give as a perfect gift for the mommy-to-be in your life
or just a little treat for yourself
-manufacture our products in the USA
-support worthy causes to help children & families in need
Well, back to work. Got lots to do!!
Thursday, July 10, 2008
As of right now though...I need to take my creative brain and shut it off and try to sit down and figure out how to use Quickbooks. That's what I am going to use to do my accounting until I get so big I can't do it myself....and then I'll hire my sister The CPA to do it for me...(unless you want to do it for me right now big sis....wink wink) JK!!
Well, time to take the kids outside in the backyard and play in the kiddie pool!! How fun! :)
Wednesday, July 2, 2008
I can't wait for all of you to see the website....and to see all the great pictures! And then let the games begin. I can't wait to have the problem of finding the time to fill all the orders...LOL! I actually already have a few orders in! Woo hoo!! I love it......
I'll try to post more often but it is hard. Time has really become limited. Plus I don't even know if anyone reads this :) LOL
Monday, June 23, 2008
Exciting news!!! The shirts are to be delivered tomorrow. It will be so nice to have them so I can start really concentrating on the packaging of them. And most importantly, now I can arrange the photo shoot.....so I can get my website up and running! I cannot wait till that gets done....let the business begin!!
I really am looking forward to seeing the reaction and response I get from people regarding my products. It's one thing for friends and family to love them. but it's another for a complete stranger to pay cold hard cash for it! :)
I'll update once I get the shirts and let you know how the new design turned out!!
Wednesday, June 18, 2008
I guess I need to stop blogging and get my behind back to work. Just thought I would take a minute and vent...in hopes that someone out there might feel sorry for me...just kidding!! I still love what I am doing and you will see me successful one day. One day soon!!!
Monday, June 16, 2008
We have a new burp cloth design that is coming underway quite nicely. And at this rate it just might be available when we launch. That will be exciting! If you can't tell I am getting very anxious to get this all completed.
On a different note.... yesterday we had a going away party for my brother and his family...they are moving to Texas. Dallas, Texas!! So far away. I am going to miss them very much!!! But this will be a new and exciting opportunity for him and his family. I wish them all the luck and happiness in the world.
Wednesday, May 28, 2008
But besides the shirts everything is going good. The burp clothes look great and I am still trying to decide a fun way to package them. Also I have designed another burp cloth and that prototype is coming along wonderfully.
I'll keep you posted.
By the way...I'm nice and tan....LOL!!
Saturday, May 17, 2008
I unfortunately am still waiting for the shirts to arrive and I am nervous now. Because we are leaving for Florida and I still don't have them. This could be a major problem. I guess there is nothing I can do about it now. Just hope for the best.
I DO have all the burp cloths in my greedy little hands and they look so adorable. Can't wait to show the world my stuff. Hopefully they will love them as much as I do. So far all the feedback has been amazing. The lady who is making the burp cloths for me says that when people see them....they ask her where I'll be selling them. Because they really like them. That's promising!!
Gotta run and go finish packing!! Off to Florida we go. See you when I get back...till then!
Wednesday, April 30, 2008
The shirts are to be done this week. Can't wait to get them in my greedy little hands. I hope they turn out great and I hope they are everything I envisioned them to be. If not then I guess it is back to the drawing board....no giving up!!
The burp clothes are coming along great. The seamstress should have the first 60 done by this Friday. The labels came in yesterday. That was an exciting moment. Everything felt so real when I saw them for the first time...like this is all really happening and I am GOING to do this!! I cannot wait to share everything with everyone.
I really need to start working on the website copy before the web designer reaches through the computer screen and tries to wring my neck:) And I need to get the tag designed...I guess that will be easy once I get the copy done.
Gotta run...family needs to eat dinner. Till next time.
Wednesday, April 23, 2008
Here it is:
I hope you like it...I do! Everything is slowly but surely coming together. I'm loving it!!
Tuesday, April 22, 2008
I decided to call myself Zee Owner. I think it is fun with out being tooo crazy. Just enough edge! Lots going on this week. I will have t-shirts in hand before too long. I decided on a company in Arizona to produce the shirts. Glad I am keeping business in the good ole USA. The clothing labels should arrive by the being of May. And at that time I really need to figure out who's going to be producing the burp cloths for me. I have a small manufacturing company in Connecticut that can do it but I would like to keep in more locally. So we'll see how that goes.
Lots to do...lots to do....but having fun doing it. Been crazy at times trying to juggle being a perfect mom (eye rolling) and a mompreneur. Hopefully the fruits of my labor will pay off.
Getting tired....need to go to sleep soon. Get up and do it all again tomorrow.
Wednesday, April 16, 2008
Zee Inventive Mom
Let me know which ones you like or stand out or if i should be like all the other entrepreneurs and stick with President. Please be honest.....
Tuesday, April 15, 2008
I am starting to get freaked out at all the decisions that I have to make. Always wondering if I am making the right one. This week i will be deciding who will produce the burpclothes and who will be doing the t-shirts. Both are going to be out of state (but still in the US...woo hooo) so that will make it difficult for me to deal with the handlings of it.
It's funny in this journey I have noticed that some days I am soo stressed and other days I am so geeked. Yesterday very geeked and so happy to be doing this. and today I am anxious and nervous that I am not making the correct creative decisions.
I am off to Jo Ann Fabrics to get some supplies with my little helper, Justin. I guess you would consider him a helper if throwing things on the floor was something I was needing. LOL!
Wednesday, April 9, 2008
Wednesday, March 26, 2008
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