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Reviews Roundup: Five mom-owned shops I love

11/05/2007 at 03:46 AM ET

Some of our favorite shops are mom-owned and run. Though small, these shops always seem to have the  best items. Most importantly, the mom-to-mom service is always great.

Here is a roundup of a few of my favorites.

5. Laurie’s Lagniappe

Thumb_2Yes, I may be one of the last few on this Earth who stillenjoys sending mail the old-fashioned way but a lot of my family in Spaindoesn’t have email and sometimes a phone call won’t do. I love my return address stamp from Laurie’sLagniappe.

The site also offers a full section of customized room décorand personalized stationery so be sure to check out the entire site.

Beenew_24. Little Miss Princess Tutu

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: I love me sometu-tus! One of my favorite mom-made tutustores is Little Miss Princess Tutu .The custom, hand-made tutus are some of the plushest I’ve seen and with sixdifferent tutu styles and 30 different tulle colors to choose from, you are boundto find what you are looking for. Momcan even get a matching one!

In addition the tutus you can also find tops, leotards,bloomers, and accessories. All product are made upon order and takeapproximately 2-4 weeks.

Check out the selection at www.littlemissprincesstutu.com.

3. Mama Merit Badges
Nurse_2We get puked on, pooped on and then we get to wake up everytwo hours to nurse a screaming baby. Haveyou ever thought, “I need an award for this?” Well one smart mom created Mama Merit Badges.

The badges are 1½ inches, iron on, and 100% embroidery. They can be worn onyour diaper bag, purse, tote, jacket, jeans, scarf or baby carrier. Stick themon your wall, fridge or bulletin board. Each badge come individually packagedwith a description of the badge included.

Share your warrior mom story on the site and check out the full selection at Mama Merit Badges.

2. One Lil’ Cupcake
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I am a sucker for hair clips and my little girl has a great collection, but I particularly love these clips from One Lil’ Cupcake.  All the clips are hand-stitched and do not slip out of even the finest of baby hair.  I use them on my toddler who has quite a huge head of hair and they hold up on her curly locks just fine as well but if you feel that you need a bigger clip, they can be made to order for your older kid.

Check out the selection at www.onelilcupcake.com. Buy 4 clips and get free shipping!

1. Bronwen Handcrafted Missonifront15_2
As a loyal pouch-sling user, Bronwen Handcrafted slings appeal to me not only because of how beautiful they are but because they are so incredibly different.  Using  wools,  knits and even suedes and silks as their core materials, these slings truly stand out.  Ring sling wearers I think will especially love their selection and name-brand moms will love their new designer fabrics (Vera Wang sling anyone?). What’s best is that this is a small, independent, mom-owned business which I am always happy to encourage people to purchase from. 

The site also offers some of the most gorgeous jewelry I’ve seen in a long time so check it out: Bronwen Handcrafted.

What are some mom-owned shops you love?

 

 

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