Mama Monday: Shopping Anyone?

Okay, so shopping might not be your thing but there is definitely something to be said for retail therapy!  Also, shopping is my thing – not like a crazy person but I do enjoy adding new clothes to my closet and being able mix and match these with old pieces to create a fantastic new ensemble. Hmmm, I might be reading too much Fancy Nancy with my three year old…

The shopping trip that prompted this blog post was one many years in the making. A girlfriend of mine called me a few weeks ago and claimed that she was ready to do it – “let’s go shopping.” You should know I have been offering to take her shopping for literally years. However, she is just one of those females that is opposed to shopping. To shed some light on her behalf, she hasn’t always had the best luck…  But all that was about to change!

I created an itinerary for the day laying out each store we would shop at and what we’d look for. Tops and accessories at one, pants at another, and if we had time, shoes at a third. My only condition for taking her shopping was that she would try everything on that I/we grabbed while browsing, even if she didn’t think she would like it/fit, etc.  Another girlfriend came along for the ride and we were off!

My friend was an amazing sport! She tried on everything we brought for her and found a ton of fantastic clothes all for a very reasonable amount of money. PLUS, the three of us had a fabulous day together!

Without sounding too much like a Cyndi Lauper song, “Girls Just Wanna Have Fun,” and boy did we!

Happy Monday Mamas!

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Bebe au Lait Announces – Featured Retailer of the Month Program!

Looking for a specialty boutique in your area that carries Bebe au Lait’s family of products?

Check out our Featured Retailer for May:

Los Gatos Baby
12 N. Santa Cruz Avenue
Los Gatos, CA 95032

Years in business: 8

Contact Info: www.losgatosbaby.com

Hours: Monday thru Saturday: 10-6 & Sunday: 10-5

What Bebe au Lait products do you carry and why?
Bebe au Lait has become a household brand name and we have many clients that come to our store asking for Bebe au Lait products. Because of this and the fact that we have been carrying Bebe au Lait for five years and their product lines consistently sell thru, we love to carry the full line of Bebe au Lait and Hooter Hider nursing covers so we can fulfill the needs of our clients.

What are your customer’s favorite prints to purchase?
In the summer months, we love to carry the Bebe au Lait Ascot print but all the newest prints do well year round.

What is your favorite Bebe au Lait product?
Bebe au Lait & Hooter Hider nursing covers.

What is the best way you’ve found to display the Bebe au Lait line of products?
We have found that the family of products are displayed best on either slat wall or properly positioned shelves, depending on the product.

What is the one thing you would like others to know about you?
By popular demand, we are now carrying for children up to 8 years old; everything from shoes to books to clothing.

If you are a retailer and are interested in becoming a Featured Retailer of the Month, please send an email to featuredretailer@bebeaulait.com.

The opinions expressed by the Bébé au Lait Bloggers and those providing comments are theirs alone, and do not reflect the opinions of Bebe au Lait or any employee thereof. Bébé au Lait is not responsible for the accuracy of any of the information supplied by the Bébé au Lait Bloggers.

Traveling Tuesday: Early Inheritance

We are “traveling” back in time today…!

Now that I carry my SLR around me most everywhere I go, my shoulder bags and totes just aren’t cutting it any more. It’s literally a pain in the neck to keep it from sliding off my shoulder while trying to capture THE shot that requires the use of both hands. Thus, I decided a crossbody bag would better serve my purposes of shlepping my possessions around with me — a tan leather crossbody bag to be precise. While I really like this bag, tan leather will better round out my modest handbag collection and I like that it’s a timeless look that spans seasons as well as decades. Proof? I was admiring these at the Coach website

when I recalled that my mom carried something similar around at one time. I rang her up and hey, not only did she have a tan leather bag, she had THE ORIGINAL Original Rambler’s Legacy bag by Coach! In tan! See it up there in the top row? The best part was that she was thrilled to give it to me because it’d been neglected in the back of her closet for the past 20 years. It’d been a gift from my grandma to my mom 40-something years ago and now my mom was handing it down to me. :D


**Okay, I lied. The best part wasn’t that she was thrilled to pass it along to me and it was mine (for free!) just a week later. The best part is when it arrived… You know how they say scent is a powerful way to trigger memories? After being tucked away in her closet for years, the bag smells just how I remember my mom smelling from my childhood in a really lovely way. It particularly reminds me of all her hugs because I’d literally be enveloped in that scent, in her arms, feeling safe and loved. And that makes me happy to carry this bag around with me wherever I go now :)

{The author and her mother circa 1986.}

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5.5.11: Favorite Cinco de Mayo Foods

A very Happy Cinco de Mayo to all today, a great day to celebrate the Mexican heritage and pride! As most Americans, the best way I know how to celebrate Cinco de Mayo is by eating my favorite kinds of Mexican foods – which my favorite kind of food year round too!

I took a very informal poll in the office to see what everyone loved to eat and drink for their Cinco de Mayo celebration.  And found (though not tested), some possible recipes to make your own food celebration!

Margaritas
Guacamole
(California style)
Salsa (I love salsa with fruit!)
Chips (Make your own)
Bean Dip
Cerveza (these you might just buy at the store but here is a link to brew your own…maybe for next year!)
Tacos
– these are for fish, wish I love but use whatever is your favorite meat or go veggie!
Tamales (great website that breaks it down and makes you feel like you can almost make them as good as you can get from the “Tamale Lady”)
Pozole Rojo (A bit more “gourmet”)
Taco Salads
Carnitas
Chilaquiles
Churros (Here is the recipe but if you want to go out and buy this item, I won’t tell)
Flautas

Vaya Con Dios!

The opinions expressed by the Bébé au Lait Bloggers and those providing comments are theirs alone, and do not reflect the opinions of Bebe au Lait or any employee thereof. Bébé au Lait is not responsible for the accuracy of any of the information supplied by the Bébé au Lait Bloggers.

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