Small Business Saturday Guide ( I have discount codes!!!)
I have been so lucky to have been part of the small shop community since before Adeline came home from the NICU. It gives us a hobby we love that makes me feel somewhat "typical". We have partnered with many of these small businesses in a variety of ways; testing product, providing photography, and even promoting their business on our social media. In the small business world, her position is called a brand rep and it has been a great way to support small business AND have a pretty amazing closet for Addie Belle. Many of these businesses even gave back during NICU Awareness Month and donated portions of profits to Adeline's NICU. Some of these business owners have become friends, and have supported Adeline during difficult times and have been understanding when things for us come up. SO....I wanted to show you guys where to shop over Thanksgiving Weekend AND give you discount codes so you could buy some stuff from these amazing small businesses.
WHY I LOVE: Creator Hannah thinks our planet would be a nicer place to live if we could all just get along, which is the inspiration for Pals Socks. Her mismatched socks #DEFEETTHENORM by becoming best friends and sends a powerful message to kids that being different is great. Bonus is that the bottom of the socks have grippers on the bottom to help with balance and to keep your child from falling all over the place.
Shop the Sale: 40% select styles using the code BLACKFRIYAY
WHY I LOVE: MidBest Threads is a mother-daughter run business from Kansas City. They make homemade clothes for hip babies and Adeline has been working with their shop for over a year. They also donateding 10% of their profits during Adeline's 2nd Birthday week to her NICU.
Shop the Sale: 30% off all leggings with code SMALLSHOPLEGGINGS 20% off all raglans and rompers with code SHOPSMALL
Snuggle Up buttercups
WHY I LOVE: Rachel sells the stroller blanket every mom needs. This blanket won't end up on the floor, piled in their lap overheating your baby, or lost because your kid flung it somewhere. It attaches to your car seat or stroller at multiple points, ensuring that it won't slip off It can double as a nursing cover, shopping cart or high chair cover in a pinch, and those straps can hold onto precious toys and pacis making sure they don't fall either. The luxy minx is soooo soft.
Shop the Sale: 20% off all Thanksgiving weekend with the code THANKSGIVINGWEEKEND
Little Boo & Co
WHY I LOVE: Maine made, handmade, and mostly organic pieces in the world softest material. I have a pair of sweats for myself and I wear them at least 3 times a week. Simple, clean, modern and comfortable. We love this brand!
Shop the Sale: 25% off all weekend long including Cyber Monday. (excludes sale items) Use code SHEGOTGUTS
WHY I LOVE: I love when women and mothers find a solution to a problem. We have been using the Central Line Wrap and we are in love. Addie has had many central line breaks and this helps keeps it secure, lessens the risk of accidental pulling, limits the possibility of line breakage, which then can help prevent central line infections. My husband said he feels so much more relaxed when accessing her line.
Shop the Sale: 20% off all central line wraps, line covers, and ostomy pouch covers using code SHEGOTGUTS.
Inspired by bug
WHY I LOVE: Inspired by Bug is meant to to motivate, encourage and support the infertility and IVF community. Owner Aimee from Louisville Kentucky was able to have her first baby via IVF in September of 2016. It makes it extra special to partner with this brand since Adeline was conceived via IVF.
Shop the Sale: Everything in the shop will be marked down 15-25% off and any purchase over $75 receives a free tote bag and NO CODE NEEDED
WHY I LOVE: A Baltimore based small shop owned by two preschool teachers who wanted to create safe and functional jewelry for teachers and mamas. The best part is that the necklaces just look like jewelry, but they're completely safe to double as teething necklaces. Alex donates a Zen Pig book to Johns Hopkins for each "Adeline" and "Belle" necklace sold.
Shop the Sale: 15% off all necklaces until December 15th and NO CODE NEEDED
WHY I LOVE: This shop is run by my SIL and Adeline's Titi. Her business donates 10% to various charities and is currently donating to The Cats Meow Rescue Group. Their mission is to change the world "One Bead (or bow) at a Time." Titi has been inspired by her niece and currently has a collection called "Addie Belle."
Shop the Sale: Everything 40% off with code SHEGOTGUTS
Purple Sunshine Bows
WHY I LOVE: Oriana (who also happens to be Adeline's Aunt), was inspired to spread awareness about premature babies. She works with several brand representatives who are former preemies, has a constant discount code for any baby who is premature, and even named her shop Purple (Sunshine Bows) in honor of them.
Shop the Sale: 30% everything in shop with free shipping when you spend $15 using code SHEGOTGUTS and SHEGOTGUTS2 for free shipping (codes can be stacked) Sale will run Friday- Sunday
Wire & Honey
WHY I LOVE: They create hip, urban clothing that represents the heart and soul of our beloved city Baltimore. They endorse and promoting love, tolerance, and global health awareness. A portion of all proceeds for the month of November will be donated to Shoes That Fit. Shoes That Fit tackles a visible sign of poverty by providing kids with new athletic shoes so they can attend school with dignity, prepared to learn, play, and thrive. www.shoesthatfit.org
Shop the Sale: We will be celebrating Small Business Saturday with new designs, 25% off, and a free gift with your purchase (while supplies last). Use code SHEGOTGUTS
Blushing Peach Co
WHY I LOVE: They make affordable bows with a "one size fit all" concept in mind! We take the worry out of traditional "sizing" with headbands! Their entire inventory can be selected on nylon bands or clips allowing the choices to be simple and easy!
Shop the Sale: 40% off the entire weekend with the first 50 buyers earning a scratch off towards a future purchase valuing anything from $5 to $25! Use code BFCM2017
Babies and Barnacles
WHY I LOVE: Former marine biologist, Mama Sarah gave birth to a premature baby. A portion of all proceeds goes to sending care packages to parents with preemies in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU).
Shop the Sale: Ready to ship sale on our Facebook VIP page, all discounted. No code needed
WHY I LOVE: I am obsessed with this product for so many reasons. It's perfect if your child is learning to self feed, or doesn't like a bib tied around the neck, and the nice thing is one bapron fits from 6 months all the way to 3T! Baprons are 100% waterproof and stain resistant! An extra special reason I love it is because if Addie needs a sponge bath and can't get her broviac dressing wet I pop the bapron on before I rinse her in the tub.
Shop the Sale: 20% off plus a FREE bapron carrying bag with all purchases and use code SHEGOTGUTS
WHY I LOVE: Fin First, named after their son Fin, is a family run company that makes hand drawn, hand painted, vibrant designs on clothing. They designed a beautiful design for Adeline's NICU and proceeds went there, and because of that they have an extra special place in my heart.
Shop the Sale: From now until Monday, use code SHOPSMALL for 25% and make sure to tell them Addie Belle sent ya!