Vida Baby Boutique

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First Annual South of the River Holiday Boutique! November 5, 2009

Allison and I are quite busy planning our Holiday Boutique on Sunday, November 15th.


This will be a nice opportunity to mingle and get some great “one of a kind” gifts just in time to kick off the holiday shopping season.  We’ll be serving up coffee, hot chocolate and cider, spiked or non-spiked and plenty of snacks.


We have 13 fantastic venders and 15 great door prizes lined up for this event.  There will truly be something for everyone at this perfect opportunity to mingle and shop with out pressure.  Meet some really cool people and feel free to invite and bring your friends.  They won’t want to miss the awesome “one of a kind” gifts just in time to kick off the holiday shopping season.   from new and vintage jewelry to handmade soaps to children’s books to yummy tastefully simple foods, and everything in between, you’ll find gifts for everyone including teachers and hostesses – which we could all use some help with this time of year.  We’ll be serving up coffee, hot chocolate and cider, (spiked or non-spiked) and plenty of snacks.

Our line-up includes:

Whimsy Trims – Awesome Hair Bows and Headbands, other stylish accessories and décor  (Malia Clark)

Bad Cowgirl Designs and Jewelry – Super Cool decorated cigar boxes and tins, t-shirts and transformed vintage jewelry  (Kris Miles)

Usborne Books – Fun and education books for children of all ages  (Ashley Elverum)

Norwex – Environmentally friendly cleaning products  (Jen Westerhaus)

LimeSmile Images Photography – Fantastic Lakeville based photographer specializing in children’s and family photos  (Kelly Klosowski)

Swanky Servers – Beautiful embellished serving pieces and gift sets  (Amy Armstrong)

Tastefully Simple – Delicious and easy to prepare gourmet foods and gifts  (Stephanie Manley)

BathnBeads – Fabulous handmade soaps and knitted items  (Kris Cournoyer)

Recycled Jewels/Sunburst Designs – Recycled jewelry and cool vintage clothing. (Lysa Voge)

Jewelry by Kelly Grosklags – 50% of proceeds go to the Angel Foundation  (Kelly Grosklags)

Amy Kennedy Fosseen & Jackie Kennedy – Various nifty things – lavender water, children’s CD’s, aprons and cards

Mary Kay Cosmetics – Chrissy Kavitz

Vida Baby Boutique – Baby Goods: bibs, blankets, burp cloths, lovey toys, bath items, cool embellished clothing, nursery decor, etc.  (Karla Folstad and Allison Schanaman)


Please stop by to visit us if you are able and feel free to pass on the invitation to anyone you think may be interested.


Skulltastic Treasury on Etsy!!! October 29, 2009

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I’ve been wanting to create a cutesy-cute skull treasury on Etsy for a while, and I finally found the time and snapped up an opening today.   I love all these great skull items.  Check them out for yourself!


Congratulations to our Giveaway Winner!!! September 27, 2009

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Sorry it’s taken us so long to get this information posted.  We’ve been so busy with getting ready for our debut at the Farmer’s Market.

But, Amy Kennedy Fosseen was the lucky winner of our giveaway!!!  Amy, how lucky for you! You’ll have to let us know what you would like, and if you don’t need a small baby gift, maybe we can make something special for you instead.

Thanks to all who entered and stay tuned for future giveaways!


Tell Us about your favorite baby product! September 17, 2009

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For a chance to win an awesome Vida Baby item, please tell us about the best baby product you know of, and why you think it’s so awesome.

As moms of young kids, we both feel that sometimes there are so many choices on the market for products, that we don’t even know what to try.  Then one day someone tells us about something, and we feel like we’ve been missing out.  For example – we both love Boudreaux’s Butt Paste.  It’s a fantastic product, but if I hadn’t been given it as a baby shower gift (Thank you Sarah D.),  I would have never known what diaper rash cream to try.  I have, for the record, tried several others that were also gifts and none had the seemingly magical properties of Butt Paste.  Allison can relate her own story in the comments, if she wants.

So, we’d love to hear what you all love and why.  There’s nothing better than an awesome testimonial or a glowing review to steer us in the direction of the next best must have item.

And for your efforts, we’ll conduct a Randomizer drawing on Friday, September 25th.  The winner will receive a gift certificate for a free item of their choice ($20 or less) from our Etsy shop.  Shipping will be free, even if the winner chooses to buy additional items.   Be sure to enter a valid e-mail address when you leave your comment, so we can contact you if you win.  All comments entered prior to 6:00 pm will be eligible for the drawing.

We can’t wait to hear about all the great products you love!  Good luck!