Monday, March 30, 2009

Belly Bandit-Hollywood's Celebrity Secret!

Over a month ago we were approached by a company called Belly Bandit about selling their body compression wraps. Of course, at the time, I had not heard of them or the product so I did some research and you know what I found? I found that I wished I had heard of these before I had my son! Why didn't I ever think of starting a boutique BEFORE I had my child? I can only kick myself for that, but thankfully, other moms don't have to do that to themselves!

As soon as we started carrying the Belly Bandits, they seemed to be the hottest selling item at the boutique! Apparently, Hollywood moms like Halle Berry and Jessica Alba knew about this little secret before the rest of us and swear how well they work. It's no wonder why they look so fabulous after having a baby.

Then one day we received an email from the "Banditas" at Belly Bandit to tune into the Raechel Ray Show and the Ellen show because well, Belly Bandits were being featured on both shows on the same day!

And they've exploded on the scene ever since!

What are Belly Bandits?

The Belly Bandit™ wrap is an abdominal compression binder designed to help you get your body back to its former fabulousness post childbirth. Not only does the Belly Bandit™ help reduce uncomfortable uterine swelling, it aids in decreasing bloating caused by water retention, and gives additional support for Mommy’s weary legs & back. For you breastfeeding moms, there’s a bonus… the Belly Bandit™ will help you with your posture during feedings, and may help to reduce the all too common back & shoulder pain associated with breastfeeding.

Ultimately, the Belly Bandit™ wrap will aid in getting you back to your pre-pregnancy hotness faster than ever!

Stretch marks – urgh! Although everybody knows what can cause them ie: stomach growth and the stretching of skin, we really have never thought about the post period and what may be another factor. The excess skin that is pulled and stretched after birth may continue to cause unslightly markings by “hanging around”. Greater support of this loose skin may actually decrease tension which in turn may decrease stretch marks in the post period.

Who knew it could be so easy?
Smart women around the world that’s who! The binding of a woman’s abdomen post delivery has been used therapeutically for centuries all over the globe. Increased and constant pressure against the abdominal area has many benefits. It has been known to help flatten the belly and re-define the waistline while helping you keep your back straight minimizing associated pain and fatigue.
This is simply a breathable and comfy exclusively tailored abdominal wrap to assist your body in regaining its former beauty and shape. The Belly Bandit™ wrap provides strong support to help relieve discomfort and give you that extra boost of confidence you deserve after childbirth. Our smooth lightweight construction is designed to be worn comfortably under all of your clothes and our tagless design won’t irritate your skin.

…We may be biased, but we actually think it’s kinda cute.

Belly Bandits come in Original, Couture, and Bamboo!

Come check them out at the boutique and look as fabulous as the stars!

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Nano Baby

For me, going to the Dallas Market is like surrounding me in brownies...too much eye candy and delicious stuff and of course I want it all! I was thankful that I came across the Nano Baby line. It was the guitar tee and oat plaid shorts that caught my attention. The shirt was so incredibly soft and comfy looking and yet, the guitars fit right in with the boutique! Needless to say, the day I received my package of the summer line was like getting a surprise birthday gift in the mail!

Check out the styles of the new Spring collection:

See more of Nano at the boutique!

Monday, March 23, 2009

Toy Wrangler!

If at any time I find a product that makes me go, "Where were these when my son was a baby?!" then I know I hit gold! In this case, the Toy Wrangler is the item I personally know that every mom can benefit from.

What does it do?

Keep toys off the floor and within baby's reach! The simple yet ingenious design allows you to use just one or all three colorful bungees to keep baby happy while you eat or shop. Durable plastic removable rings make it easy to interchange all of baby's favorite toys, big and small. A wraparound soft cotton cover protects baby from dirt and grime during play while the versatile, lightweight design makes it easy to fold and take it with you wherever you go. Also available is the Mini Toywrangler™.

No more searching on the floor while shopping,
in the car or out to eat.

How perfect is that? I just got one in the other day and it's awesome! It's exactly as pictured and it is so well created.

If your little one is somewhat past this stage, as my wonderful son is nearing the age of "Mommy, sit chair" and no longer in a high chair, the Mini ToyWrangler is the perfect accessory! Yes, my son still thinks throwing cups in the car is hilarious. Hitting me in the head with them isn't. Throwing toys while we're shopping is apparently pretty fun too. Not anymore though!

My son actually has that exact cup in the photo. The Toy Wranglers are proof that moms are the best inventors of products for moms. And that with a few savvy items up our sleeve, we can outwit our toddlers in ways we never knew was possible!

Who knew?

ToyWranglers are now available at the boutique!

Dreaming up More Great Finds!

Friday, March 20, 2009

Custom Bedding Put On Hold

Well, I've had to do it. I've had to put the custom bedding on hold for now. It's temporary, but much needed. I have some custom bedding projects already in the works but no new clients for right now. If you want to inquire about availability, just send us an email to!

Why the hold?

Time. Mostly time. We're doing so many wonderful things at the boutique that is very time consuming. What's in the works?

Pre-made bedding for one. It takes a lot of work to begin your own line of something. Bedding is no different. We have to have labels made. Find the perfect fabrics. Put it together. Get pictures taken. Add them to the website etc etc and that in itself takes probably 3 weeks for one bedding set! But, we have had such a demand for baby bedding that getting a set together for sale is completely worth the work. Currently, we added one set so far that is perfect for a boy or a girl!

This set is called Black and White Elegance. You can see why!

This set includes:

Black and White Floral Scroll Bumper Pad with Black Satin ties
White with Black Polka Dot Crib Sheet
Black and White Diagonal Stripes/Houndstooth Crib Skirt
Flannel Houndstooth Baby Blanket

We even have a white with black polka dot/white flannel pillow you can add for only $15! Not to mention matching burp cloths, bibs etc. In this case, we will gladly make custom items to match this set i.e. high chair cover, bib, burp cloth, car seat cover, curtains, nap mat etc. We can do it all!

We are so excited about getting this set together. It's been a long undertaking to say the least! I already have another set in the works that is girls only. I can't wait! Course, I got into this because of the lack of boy bedding, so believe me, I will be doing a LOT of boys bedding in the near future.

This is just one of the exciting things we have coming. We've expanded our clothing line and maternity items. We now carry the entire line of BabyLegs. We're adding more rock theme baby gifts.

I am also taking a class on Dreamweaver. Expect some awesome website changes in the somewhat near future! Taking control of the website content/design is very important to me. I want to make sure the boutique is easy to navigate and pleasing to the eye at the same time. If you have suggestions, send them to us! We love to hear your thoughts!

I'm also organizing my work days into something more manageable. Expect to see more blog posts on a regular basis! I'm shooting for 3 times a week. We shall see. I know it won't be easy!

Thankfully I always have something to say!


Thanks to our faithful readers,

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

ALL Fall/Winter 08 Appaman is ON SALE!!!

For those of you in the northeast and eastern seaboard, my heart goes out to you! Living in the DFW metroplex, we haven't seen a drop of snow this year. It may sound odd, but I'm used to seeing at least a little bit of snow and not having any really makes for a lousy winter! Of course, to everyone else, I'm sure that sounds like bragging.

To help you warm up, our entire line of fall/winter Appaman has gone on sale! You can still get these great designer duds for affordable prices. Most stores are already stocked full of shorts and swimsuits. Not here! We're realistic about what season others are living in!

Grab 'em while they're hot...or warm...or just plain cheap!

Appaman Fall Winter Sale