Sunday, August 23, 2009

More bloggy love from The Shopping Mama - Sunday Spotlight

Special thanks to The Shopping Mama for posting a Spotlight and Giveaway!!!!

Sunday Spotlight: The Diaper Bag Wrangler

Today's Sunday Spotlight and giveaway is why I love my blog. Seriously.

I featured Diaper Bag Wrangler a month ago in a Ten Dollar Tuesday post. I emailed the link to KC of Diaper Bag Wrangler to let her know I wrote about her shop. We've exchanged a few emails and in the process I've learned more about her. She's an amazing, inspiring, talented woman and I'm so excited for you to learn more about her, too. The Diaper Bag Wrangler is now back for a Sunday Spotlight and a giveaway!

KC is the mama to a 3 year old daughter and an "incredibly fat pug Caeser." Last year, KC's world was turned upside down when she was diagnosed with breast cancer at just 30 years old. She says, "It was totally surreal, and everything was happening incredibly fast, so I started blogging candidly about my experiences and treatment. On August 18th 2009, I became a one year survivor."

TSM: What's a random fun fact about you?
I got married at the Tropicana in Las Vegas and my wedding pictures are in front of slot machines. We were young, it was fun...and yes, it was planned in advance.

TSM: When did you start making and selling your goods? Is this your full time work or do you have a “day job”? I'm a stay-at-home Mom, and I started making Diaper Bag Wrangler products shortly after Lilly was born. I just wanted to keep all my diaper stuff together! There were some similar items available, but not exactly what I was looking for. I started out making things for myself and some friends who were having babies and it just grew!

TSM: What is your favorite item to make or sell?
My favorite item is definitely the Link Loop Diaper Bag. I just love the practicality and versatility of them. Plus, it was the item that started my business.

TSM: What is your inspiration?
I like things simple. When I see something complicated, I wonder, "how can I make that easier?" I love being inspired by my family and friends to create things. My background is in Design so I am always thinking/planning/creating.

TSM: Do you have any plans for new, additional products or business expansion?
I've recently expanded my line to include additional aprons - there was a lot of demand from my customers for matching "Mommy & Me" apron sets! It's even grown from there to coordinating doll and maternity aprons.

We've also introduced headbands and caps for women undergoing chemotherapy. The headbands tie in the back so they are great to wear with wigs, but I have found that just about everyone loves them as well. The chemo caps are stylish, contemporary and comfortable. 10% from every cap and headband sold is donated to a cancer charity.

TSM: If money were no object what is one thing you would buy right now?
I would have to say a new studio for my business! Right now I have a great studio in my home but my dream is to have my own storefront studio where I could work, teach sewing workshops, and have a boutique set up.

TSM: What are some of your favorite stores or Etsy shops online?
On Etsy: Little Lesiw (I am seriously obsessed), Frank and Me, Ahpeele, JewlLi. Other Stores:
Anywhere I can buy fabric...I have a major fabric addiction.

Connect! Check out the Diaper Bag Wrangler Blog and follow Diaper Bag Wrangler on Twitter.

Shop! Head over to and enter the code SHOP20 in the discount coupon box at checking for or 20% off your entire order. Discount code expires October 31, 2009. Diaper Bag Wrangler always offers free shipping on all orders over $40!

Win! Enter the Diaper Bag Wrangler $75 Gift Certificate giveaway on The Shopping Mama!

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