Vida Baby Boutique

Ramblings and Ravings of Two Cool Moms

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.


Gearing up for a busy fall… September 21, 2009

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As if we weren’t busy enough with work and mommyhood, Vida is working on lots of fun things for this fall.  We can’t tell you about all of them quite yet, but here are a few snippets:

Custom Wall Letters – Not just for baby’s room, but anywhere in the home.  Want to spell out FAMILY in gorgeous blacks and creams?  We can help.  Want a cool initial to match your decor? We can do that too.  But of course we always love spelling out your baby’s names in cool designs and colors to compliment your nursery. Examples and ideas will be posted on etsy soon!

Blankets – We have come up with a design for a blanket so cozy you’ll want one for every family member.  You’ll fall in love with them once you see them.  We’ll be posting a few on Etsy as well, but they will be custom only, so you can let us know what you like and what fits your decor and we will be happy to create a one of kind blanket for you!

Ultimate Gift Sets – These sets are perfect for when you need a really special gift.  Like the baby shower of a close friend or a gift to the grandma of a new baby.  Gifts will include a gorgeous basket or box, with a coordinating set of baby supplies (burp cloths, washies, a bib and a linky lovey).  If you really want to go over the top, you can add a plush full size baby blanket.  Gift will be packaged and dolled up, ready to give.  We will have beautiful handmade cards available that you can add for a minimal cost, and we can even fill it out for you and ship directly to the lucky person you wish to give it to.

Events – we are also lining up a few events this fall where you will be able to see our great products in person.  We will have loads of cash-and-carry items,  but you’ll also be able to see some of our custom stuff before you order.  Stay tuned for more details.

We are so excited about these new ideas and opportunities. We really want to thank all our of friends and family for being so supportive of this new little project.

And don’t forget to enter our giveaway by telling about about your favorite must have baby item!