always been a special time of year for me as it coincides with my
birthday & now my daughter's birthday as well. My daughter shares
(sort of) her birthday with my big Sis who will be thrilled that I am
about to tell you that she is turning the big 4-0 this year! She
probably doesn't read our newsletters anyway so I'm not too worried she
will be upset with me :-)
Happy early 40th Karen! Wish I could be there to help celebrate with you.
Necklace from BLUSH designs
|Ecotronic Chicken eco-torch|
In this section of our newsletter, we promote local businesses we love.
This month we wanted to tell you about Cici Art Factory. The artist behind Cici is the wonderful Liz Clay.
I met Liz
shortly after launching Raspberry Kids and have always appreciated her
kind nature, her hard work and of course her artistic ability.
Liz is a graduate of Emily Carr and is the mom to three
|Cici Art Factory's "Hug" |
Available in print or Canvas
raspberry kids puts the GIVE in GIVEaway update!
And the prize pack just keeps growing! Since we launched the Raspberry Kids puts the GIVE in GIVEaway campaign, we have added a few new awesome products to the expanding loot bag!
New prizes this month are from miYim, the makers of the most adorable organic plush, a beauty box from Ilus Elu which is a wonderful line of organic skin care products that are made in small batches with lots of love! Lastly, we are very excited to bring Made in Canada Mally Bibs products to our Raspberry Kids line up and to the winner and charity who will walk away with this awesome haul.
The tally now exceeds over $600 in prizes for one lucky Raspberry Patch newsletter subscriber or Facebook Fan! We will keep you in the loop monthly to let you know what new goodies have been added!
With the Olympic party in town in February, it was a bit of a write off for getting anything significant accomplished (other than hooting and hollering in the streets of Vancouver) so we are still working on a Raspberry Kids puts the GIVE in GIVEaway dedicated page on our website.
New to the Raspberry Patch this month? Here is the scoop on our Raspberry Kids puts the GIVE in GIVEaway:
The winner is guaranteed a prize package worth a minimum of $1000! We will also have a matching prize package that will be donated to a local Vancouver children's charity and since the contest closes at the end of November, both the winner and the charity will have all of their goodies in time for the holiday season.
beco baby carrier giveaway!
Cherie is the mother of 3 boys and in our email exchanges she told me her her transition from 1 to 2 kids was harder than going from 2 to 3.
I'll take her word for it (for now).
On a related note, you can see my latest blog post on this very topic entitled "Is 3 the new 2?" Would love for you to weigh in with your comments.
Sweet treats from sweetbeets!
During our mompreneur travels, we have come across some incredible women and one of those women is Lisa Zuraw from Sweetbeets. Lisa sells amazing letterpress cards and wall art from her etsy shop and she is currently offering a deal to all Raspberry Kids newsletter subscribers.
Spend $15 or more (before shipping) and get a $5 refund
Spend $30 or more (before shipping) and get a $10 refund
Refunds will be processed within 24 hours of purchase via PayPal.
To take advantage of this promotion, please enter "raspberrykids" in the message to seller during checkout. Offer ends March 31, 2010.
Lisa also has her own incredible design and green inspired blog, which I love, called Modecokids. Not sure where she finds the time or the energy but she has a third venture in the works as well. Keep your eye open for Gift Gush coming soon.
From Bette in Alberta:
I would buy from Raspberry Kids again. The service was great plus the product was of good quality and the price was very good.
I was amazed how fast the parcel arrived.
How I wish all companies were this great to deal with.
We love receiving emails, calls and comments from our customers, please keep them coming!
this month's ootmob
What the heck is an OOTMOB you ask? It stands for "Out Of The Mouth of Babes". Each month we will feature a cute quote, question or quip from one of our Raspberry Patch newsletter subscribers. Please email your submission to firstname.lastname@example.org. If We feature your OOTMOB, you will receive a $25 Raspberry Kids gift card.
This Month's Winning OOTMOB: "Like Mother, Like Daughter"
When my son was only a few weeks old and breastfeeding often, my 2 year old daughter was very observant.
My husband picked her up from daycare one day and she was chatting away gaily in her car seat as usual.
Out of the blue, she asked her dad “Is Declan at home eating mommy’s nipples”?
My husband had no difficulty answering “I suppose he is” but, could barely control his laughter.
My son is now 9 months old and my daughter breastfeeds her dolls frequently.
Holly Enjoy spending your $25 Raspberry Kids electronic gift card!
Thank you to everyone who continue to submit their OOTMOBS!
Since I am Irish, I wanted to leave you with this St. Paddy's day video that I hope brings a smile to your face (at my expense) ...
Thank you for reading and have a fresh, healthy & fun day. Today and every day.
Chief Executive Leprechaun