Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Summer Break is almost over!

So its time to start bloggin again!!! Thank you all for coming back to take a look at some things we have been doing over the summer. Over the next couple of days I hope to re-cap some fun things we did this summer! First and foremost its been an amazing couple of months, we have really grown together as a family which is always an awesome thing. I am so thankful for them.
We left off right before we went to D-I-S-N-E-Y! It was a blast!!! Jaden loved pin collecting and Addy LOVED the characters. Its always amazing to see Disney from their eyes! Because pictures are worth a thousand words....

Okay you might have noticed some changes! Well I am excited to be working with some of the work at home moms who make diapers and other "green" products in making logos for them! It has been a lot of fun and I look forward to each and every logo that is created! My little thread is over at the diaper swappers forum and is called criss cross applesauce. My background in early childcare lends itself easily to this fun title! ;) One of the things I wanted to do with this is to get the work at home moms AKA= WAHM, some LOVE!!!!!!!!! They work so hard to give us earth friendly products at a reasonable price! So each Wednesday I hope to feature a WAHM. So check back for more goodies!

This week I am featuring one of my FAVORITE WAHMS Amber from Mudshrimps
Here she is with her adorable family!~

Let me just tell you a little something about Amber. NOT ONLY are her products TOP NOTCH, but she has the BEST customer service around. You will always open her packages with a HUGE smile on your face, this is a promise! She is on top of her emails like none other and is just all around one of the sweetest mamas in town!
We have many products from Amber but she is most famous for her diaper covers. They are so stinkin cute and if you get to order a custom and browse her fabric gallery you will be lost for days in there, shes a fabric addict! So many yummy prints!

I interviewed Amber to give us more insight on her creativity...

Describe your work in words.
Making untypical diapers for cool babies.

Please link us up to your favorite WAHM stores besides yours! :)

Punk Rock Padding
My Punk House
Puddin Babies Potions
Booty Cubes
Berry Imperfect Designs

What are favorite projects you have ever worked on?

By far my favorite project was a really, really big diaper. I won't elaboarte but it was fun. I always enjoy getting put to a challenge and dared into things ;).
Then this diaper. It was one of my first appliqué jobs and I think it turned out awesome!
Next would be this set. It had tons of meaning and was for a mama who's sister is battling breast cancer and she wanted to show her support for her =).
Last but not least is pillow cases. You are probably wondering why pillow cases, well you see here my husband is always asking for me to make them for him. They are the simplest things but he sure does love them. Whatever makes him happy.

I see you are into FABRIC as well can you show us fabrics that best represent your work?

Quilt Pirates
Ooga Booga

Tell me tips you would give to anyone wanting to be a WAHM?

Not to give up is the most important thing. Also always remember your reasons for becoming a WAHM.

What is the thing that inspires you the most?

Not just one thing, but 3 little boys. They are the reason for the whole existence of Mudshrimps!

Amber was kind enough to offer my readers a $5 off coupon (which is a STEAL if you have seen her prices!) to her store!! In order to be entered for this simply leave your name and email address (one per person please) in the comments section here on my blog and next Wednesday I will enter all the numbers into a random # generator for the lucky winner! THANK YOU AMBER!!!!


Mandy said...

First time reader, but long time fan of Amber and mudshrimp diapers! For the longest time I could not find the knack of stalker her site to get one of her diapers. So finally after a long time of me complaining she slid me in on her customs list. You are so right about that smile upon your face when you open up a mudshrimp package. She puts so much of her heart and soul into each and every diaper she makes! Right now my diaper stash consists of probably 60% mudshrimps. And when anyone asks who is the best wahm diaper maker, the answer is a resounding AMBER @ MUDSHRIMPS!!!


Lift Up Your Hearts said...

Very fun interview! I have one Mudshrimps cover and it's lonely. Would very much like a friend. ;-)

Kris said...

Cool interview! I LOVE Amber's work- the quality is awesome, and the fabric selection is phenomenal and always updating to bring me back for more! :-)

Jennie said...

It's cool to see the lady behind mushrimps! Amber's stuff is awesome!

Pamela said...

For anyone who is reading this and has not tried Amber's diapers it is a must!! The best customer service and an even better product. You can't go wrong with Mudshrimps. And Amber if you read this the cancer outfit is probably the most adorable thing I have ever seen. Great work!! I am sure it was really special to that lucky momma and her sister. I <3 mudshrimps. =)


Shari said...

I love my Mudshrimp covers!
By far they are the first ones I reach for. Everyone needs one. Go and buy some! Great interviews Amber.

M said...

I love my Mudshrimps! I started cloth diapering a few months ago and Amber slid me in to a Custom order. My husband then decided he didn't like cloth diapering so he made ME quit! Foolish man. I didn't give up, though. I was lucky enough to grab a cover and an AI2 a few weeks ago from Amber and I had such a smile on my face when they arrived! They were awesome. I have a few customs ordered (including one surprise to myself) and I can HARDLY wait to get them! Amber is a top notch WAHM and her work is AWESOME. I can't say enough things about her. Oh, and I love reading her blog and seeing the pretty dipes she cranks out!

Jack said...

Hi it's Jacklen! :)

Love your blog, mama - I wish I'd have known about it long ago.. I think I'm hooked LOL

Gehren and Sam said...

I love mushrimps covers!!!!

Sam Taggart

Christina said...

Amber has been my "supplier" for quite some time now. I was not a WAHM diaper fan until I tried hers. Hers are AWESOME. My stash would be 100% Mudshrimps if I could just get rid of all the junky Haute Pockets =0x Amber is a total sweetheart also. This is a cool idea having interviews from wahms! WTG Shanna.

Anastasia said...

I love Amber, her CS, her covers, her glasses! Everything!
I'm always thrilled when her stuff gets here.


PrincessBrideJo said...

Oh my goodness almost my entire diaper cover stash is mudshrimps. I LOVE Amber too! She is awesome! And I need a new one...come on gift card!

Jennifer Lynn said...

Glad you had a great summer Shanna! Adorable pics at Disney!

Jenny said...

I love Amber!!! It was great to learn more about her. She truely is a top notch WAHM. Shanna is awesome as well. Love your blog.

Swansong said...

Love me some mudshrimps! To bad my porky outgrew his sm AIO already. :(