Hey Mamas! It's that time again. We have three new rad features to share with you today. First on the list today is Christy. Christy is busy PNW mother of three (ages 3, 6, and 9). She loves cooking, being outdoors, and staying active with her kiddos. Here is what she had to say about being a mom. "Motherhood is one of the most important aspects of my life. It is full of sacrifice, reward, unconditional love, laughter, tears, and a whole lot of hustle. Being a mother has filled my life with endless lessons and a whole lot of love." One of her necessities as a mom is to have late night unwind time. We loved having Christy apart of our shoot. She was helpful in keeping our day running smoothly.
Lets breakdown the shops behind her look. Her camo "The Hustle is Real" tank is by HoneyBeeTrueCo. Her sunglasses are from Fj.And.Co. Gold arrow earrings are made by HH and Co. Gold Arrow bracelet, Moxy Jewelry. Mom Boss Hat, 3RadMonkeys, and her African Mudcloth and Leather clutch is made by, ShoppeOneTwenty..
Shoppe OneTwenty is next up today. Run, and owned by mom shop boss Jennifer. Shoppe OneTwenty is a small design studio creating handmade goods for you and your home. She uses high quality materials, like authentic African mud cloth, vintage textiles, and leather. Their boutique is ever changing, and no two items are exactly the same, guaranteeing a one of a kind piece. Everyone at the shoot "ooo'd and Aw'd" over these beautiful clutches.
What does the word 'Motherhood' mean to you? "Unconditional love."Here is a piece of our Q&A with Jennifer.
Did becoming a mom influence your decision to open your shop? "Definitely! I have always loved to sew, and create things. I wanted my son to see that if you put your mind to it, you can do anything you want! Every time he sees me packing up orders to ship he tells me how proud he is, and that makes it all worth it!
What is your favorite thing about being a mom? "Watching him grow and learn...and he is growing too fast!! It's true what they say, the days may seem long, but the years are short.
What is your favorite thing about running your own shop/business? "Having a creative outlet, and sharing it with people all over the world."
Be sure to check out Shoppe TwentyOne, and stay tuned here for more of her amazing creations.
Now onto one of our favorite mom shop bosses ever, Monika. She is mom behind 3 Rad Monkeys. She makes rad snapbacks for you, and your little Monkeys. She opened her business in 2014, and as you probably guessed her business name was inspired by her 3 kiddos.
If you don't have a Mom Boss hat yet, ITS A MUST! She has lots of different color combinations and they all rock. They have the perfect pop of sparkle, and an adjustable fit. All of her designs are 100% original. Head over to her SHOP now and snag a hat with our special discount code, PDXMOMS.
Here is some of our Q&A with Monika.
What does the word 'Motherhood' mean to you?"'Motherhood' means the most important job of my life. Raising my children to be the best versions of themselves that they can be. While still balancing all the other jobs of being a mother. The cleaning, cooking, the time outs and the kissing of boo boos. All while still keeping my sanity ;)"
Did becoming a mom influence your decision to open your shop/businesses and why/how? "Yes, absolutely. I've always wanted to have my own business and express myself creatively. Opening up 3 Rad Monkeys was the natural choice for me. It's my "me" time, and I can further help my family financially."
What is your favorite thing about being a mom? "Oh, there are so many favorites. But my ultimate favorite seeing their little personalities grow. I love seeing the road that my oldest has paved for herself. Its bitter sweet to see them growing up so quickly, but seeing them become their own person is such an awesome thing to watch."
What is your favorite thing about running your own shop/business? "I love seeing all my customers enjoying there hats. I am always so amazed that so many people have supported my little rad hat shop and seeing the hats on all the beautiful kiddos and mamas just is the ultimate compliment."
Pick one thing that is an absolute necessity to you, in your day to day to life as a mother? "Coffee, Coffee and more Coffee....I could not survive with out it!"
Thanks for stooping by, and reading about these awesome mamas. Stay tuned for more next week!