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16 years ago 963 Views No comments

So, I'm not big on talking about myself and writing is not really my forte, but here goes my best attempt!

Just a little about me...I'm 27, married three years (to a wonderful man named Mark), an only child (but not your stereotypical type, I swear), and entrepreneur. As you may have already figured out, I am the Owner & Founder of RuffleButts, a clothing line for tots. And yes, reading "Owner & Founder" still looks a little funny to me! I have dreamed of owning my own business since I was a pre-teen, but never knew that children's wear would be my calling. After spending the last few years working for a company that has absolutely zero morals, I finally found the guts to go after my dream. I am very strong in my faith and after much prayer, took the leap and began working on my line in March of 2007.

I have learned so much over the past 6 months, but more than anything, have learned that I am absolutely determined to make this work. I believe in the line, the concept, the strong ethics that stand behind my business practices, and my determination to succeed. I love seeing the smile that appears on peoples' faces when they see the name of the company for the first time. The fact that I get to share in such a joyous time in the lives of others is a gift and I wouldn't trade this for anything in the world. There just isn't anything cuter than a little angel in her RuffleButts!

I appreciate your interest in what I am doing and invite your stories and comments. I'm new to this whole blogging thing, but hope to touch the lives of others in a positive way. If there's something you'd like to know or questions that you may have, please join in. I look forward to blogging with you all!


16 years ago 843 Views No comments

As I began my adventure of blogging, I had no idea that there was a whole new world out there! I am so excited to have met (well, met in a cyberspace sort of way) such fabulous and inspiring women. I wanted to take a quick second to mention some of the great blogs that I have come across in the past few weeks...

Starting A Baby Boutique & Children's Clothing Line
Baby Fabulous Blog
Mommy Speak
Kaboodle Kids Blog
Hipster Mom
Mommy's With Style
The Mommy Blog

I am truly inspired from some of the great writing that I have enjoyed by moms across the country. I always knew moms were something special and had a lot to say, but what an incredible medium for sharing your thoughts and opinions. I give so much credit to you all!

Along with these great bloggers, I also must mention some of the incredible mom-preneurs in my industry that I have been so lucky to know. It is so much more fun to go through life's crazy experiences with supportive and encouraging friends!

http://www.littlebitsporty.com/. - This is such a fun line of kidswear for the sport fishing enthusiast! What a great idea (especially here in the Sunshine State)! The line is flying off the shelves at Bass Pro Shops and is also available directly through the company.

http://hairbaubles.com/ - The Owner of this company is special to me...she was my initiation partner at KIDShow in Las Vegas. We went through the adventure side-by-side and in the end, had a great time! Hair Baubles is fun new line of hair bows and headbands. She even has a headband that allows you to switch over the fabric so it's like 2-in-1!

Babyations Hair Bows Blog - This is an adorable line of sweet little bows. The Owner is a doll and is even making a few bows to coordinate with the RuffleButts line.

I have been so fortunate to meet such fabulous women through this adventure, and hope to meet many more.