Bumbelou Blog

Business Giving Back : Starling Project

Jenna Odegard

Tags Business Giving Back

Business Giving Back : Starling Project

Sometimes the devastation and need in the world can feel so much bigger than we are, but today's interview with The Starling Project reminds me that we all have power to impact.  I hope you enjoy today's interview with Sterling McDavid who took the simple idea of Light For Light and created a woman owned and operated company that has provided over 200k to UNICEF in just 2 years benefiting solar projects in Chad and Rwanda.  - Jenna When + how + why did your business begin? I started my career at Goldman Sachs and ultimately found myself seeking more meaningful work outside...


Business Giving Back: Adelisa & Co.

Jenna Odegard

Tags Business Giving Back

Business Giving Back: Adelisa & Co.

I'm so thrilled to be sharing our first interview following Bumbelou's pilot post in the series we are calling Business Giving Back where we highlight and interview companies who are using their talents, running incredible companies, and creating social good in the world. It is at the core of my beliefs that we can all find ways to be a bright spot and lift up others.  Today we share the story of Adelisa and Co. If you haven't already seen their adorable (taking the shop small world by storm) leather shoes for both little and mama or macrame hammocks yet you...


Business Giving Back : Bumbelou

Jenna Odegard

Tags Bumbelou, Business Giving Back

Business Giving Back : Bumbelou

Today I'm sharing with you the story of why I started Bumbelou and why from day one my mission behind the brand was to use profits to support and empower girls. I hope you enjoy learning more about the origins of Bumbelou and our mission. This is also the pilot post on a series I’m calling Business Giving Back where I share some of my favorite businesses with missions of creating social good in the world. Stay tuned for our next feature coming soon! ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ From an early age I knew I was interested in art and creating things. I...


Spring Outfits for Little and Me with Jen from Paisley + Sparrow

Jenna Odegard

Tags Family, Outfit Inspiration

Spring Outfits for Little and Me with Jen from Paisley + Sparrow

Hi everyone! I'm Jen from Paisley + Sparrow! I'm a mom to 2 kids under 2, a wife to a hunky Indian guy and we all live in Minneapolis with our dog Chloe! My goal is to bring joy to your life, style and home. I share tips and tricks to finding and loving your personal style for you and your home over on my blog and try my best to share encouragement to women of all walks of life - especially to you mamas! Let's face it. Being a mom can be a hard job. You have to make about...


Bumbelou X Cait Courneya Capsule Collection

Jenna Odegard

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Bumbelou X Cait Courneya Capsule Collection

I have long dreamed of creating a unique line of fabrics to use for Bumbelou. after all, my love for sewing really stems from my love of textiles. Turning dreams into reality comes one step at a time and after months of steps in sourcing materials and printers, speaking with artists to build collaboration, and setting up deadlines the very first exclusive Bumbelou fabrics have arrived.  Working with Cait Courneya who's beautiful hand painted swans and gingham are the centerpieces of this collection was a joy. She is an award-winning artist, designer, and illustrator based in Minneapolis. Her passion for textile design was...