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October Reading List for Toddlers

Jenna Odegard

October Reading List for Toddlers

  Sir Simon, Counting with Barefoot Critters, Girmelda's Spooktacular Pet Show, A Werewolf Named Oliver James, One Leaf Two Leaves, Sumpkin, and Grimelda the Very Messy Witch.  I adore changing up our reading every season. It gives me something new to read and to talk about in a household where princess play time tends to take over. Our favorite witch for two years running has been Gimelda. I love how these books have great rhythm and rhyme, add in adorable illustration by Heather Ross and it's easily the book I'll pick every time in October.  All these titles and more can...


Avoiding the Costume Conflict and Finding Balance in DIY.

Jenna Odegard

Avoiding the Costume Conflict and Finding Balance in DIY.

I was so excited when my friend Rachal reached out to me about putting together a blog post about making Halloween easy on mom's! I love her take on mixing a little DIY with purchasing pieces that are practical and will be used again and again to build a homemade costume. My girls are being easy this year as they both requested to be a princess of which we own a handful of dresses for, but growing up our costumes where very much as Rachal presents and it is what I'm intending to do next year when I get requests for...


Business Giving Back: Coconut Whisk

Jenna Odegard

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Business Giving Back: Coconut Whisk

Today's interview is with Coconut Whisk, a local to us baking mix company started by two cool cats making vegan, nut free, soy free, gluten free, cruelty free treats which also gives back to the voiceless. It’s been super fun to watch Bella and Myles grow Coconut Whisk and cheer them on through all the big wins they’ve had this year. Get to know them today on the blog and follow them on social where they share their love of health, wellness, and personal inspiration.  Join us on Instagram 7/10 - 7/12/18 for a sweet giveaway with one winner getting...


Business Giving Back: MULXIPLY

Jenna Odegard

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Business Giving Back: MULXIPLY

MULXIPLY : Interrupting poverty by creating opportunity.  Made fairly and fashionably in Nepal. Today's Business Giving Back features Tanja's generous answers to our questions about running a sustainable fair trade business creating beautiful modern pieces.  Tanja is offering 20% OFF with code: bumbelou20 so you can try out some beautiful handcrafted MULXIPLY goods, valid now through 6/30/18. And stop over to Instagram to enter for a chance to win $50 in shop credits from both MULXIPLY AND BUMBELOU! winner selected 6/22/18.  When + how + why did your business begin? There is a long and short answer to this question. I will give you the medium...


Business Giving Back : The Humble Co.

Jenna Odegard

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Business Giving Back : The Humble Co.

I love todays Business Giving Back story. Noel saw a need and acted and through The Humble Co. has helped children around the world with a product that is giving back, good for the environment, and beautiful too. - Jenna When + how + why did your business begin? The Humble Co. started in 2014, as Noel was volunteering as a dentist in Jamaica and realised that 1) there were a lot of plastic toothbrushes washing up on beaches and 2) a lot of kids did not have access to something as simple as a toothbrush. The idea to start a company...