Blog Spotlight | Style By Mommy
I am running a feature spotlighting other Review & Giveaway Blogs. If you have one and would like to be featured, please email me at [email protected]
Today I would like to welcome Robyn and Sarah from Style By Mommy. I had a chance to learn more about their blog and here’s what they had to say…
Please tell me about yourself.
Well we are two Mamas of eight children. Sarah has three girls 8,6,9 months. Robyn has five children 8 daughter, 6 son, 2 son, and twin boys 19 weeks. We have known each other for years through the playground. But last year we were an maternity leave together and that’s when we ally started talking and found out how much we have in common.
Please tell me about your blog.
Style By Mommy is a blog for the stylish, trendy Mom. We offer insider news on the greatest deals at stores like Gap, Gymboree, etc. before they hit the general public, we review and giveaway trendy new products, we offer “Fun Family Fridays” with information on things to see and do with your family, we post about the trials and tribulations of having children, in hopes you’ll laugh with us, cry with us and share your stories too.
How long have you been blogging?
We have only been blogging for about a month and we love all the connections we are making. People from all across Canada and the US are checking in with us.
We get so excited when we get a new follower, like kids on Christmas morning, we always call one another to see if the other knows yet.
How did you get started?
Style By Mommy has been an idea in our heads for awhile, but about a month ago it was a busy weekend of sales at Gap, Gymboree and The Children’s Place and we had many friends who always relied on us for that information. Rather than share the info over and over again on the phone, in email, on Facebook, etc. we decided to create the blog, post the info and direct everyone to one spot! That weekend we had well over a hundred hits, and we were hooked!
What kinds of products do you feature on your blog?
We are mostly interested in featuring items that you need, that won’t clutter the busy Mom’s already chaotic life. Between the two of us we have tried just about ever “must have” out there, and more than half are sitting untouched on a shelf! We like to focus on Canadian Mama’s or even better Mom’s from our home base of Winnipeg. Right now we are reviewing a nursing necklace from Lennah Designs~awesome!
We also feature that latest sale or great deal at our favorite stores, to save the average Mom time, she can just visit our blog instead of hitting the mall with her brood.
What was your favourite giveaway?
We will be giving away a nursing necklace shortly, and we are so excited about it! We truly believe the concept of a nursing necklace is fabulous. We are looking forward to another one featuring our new favorite find~it is a mini card holder and receipt holder from a very talented Mama based in Winnipeg, Julie from elliven studio.
Who does your blog appeal to?
We believe our blog appeals to a wide range of women, you don’t need to be a Mom to relate to our blog. We write about the deals at many stores most women like to shop at, and our finds are pretty universal~like the mini card holder, seriously ladies how many of you have lost your debit card after you put in you back pocket?
What direction do you see your blog going in the future?
We want to use our blog as a way to get to know other women, Moms, Aunts, Grammas. Our dream is to open up a brick and mortar store on day, where we can have coffee and great conversation with some of these wonderful women. Until then we will use the blog as an avenue to see what shopping Moms want, to get their opinions, to introduce them to our online store. We have a funny feeling that our blog will be around for along time, it is just such an easy way to connect with other women.
What is the biggest challenge you have faced so far with your blog?
Finding followers , and trying to get quality items to review and giveaway. We are pretty picky on what we feature for a review or giveaway, we only want to introduce items we know are useful, high quality and hopefully pretty too!
What do you love about blogging?
For me, Robyn, I love the fact that I can do it late at night or when the kids are sleeping. I love that whether itÂ be something fantastic I’m writing about or maybe venting about, you can always find someone who agrees with me. We also love that through blogging we have been introduced to some wonderful ladies we might never have known (shout out to Maggie and Stella).
Do you have a blogging pet peeve?
We haven’t found one yet, but I’m sure as time goes on there will be some~that actually sounds like a great post!
Do you have any advice for the readers entering your giveaway? newbie review bloggers?
Just become a follower of us and whoever we are featuring, and make sure you comment. We love the comments and we always reply back.
Tell me some of your favourite blogs that you read.
Josiah’s Nest, The Year of Blogging Dangerously, The Busy Budgeting Mama~as well I (Robyn) belong to a couple Autism Support boards, my oldest son has ASD.
How can people find you?
You can find us through our blog http://www.stylebymommy.blogspot.com/ or our website http://www.everythingafterthestork.ca/ . The website is under construction but soon it will be featuring Brand Me Downs an online brand name children’s consignment store and Ro&Jo’s which will feature the newest and hippest baby and kids gear.
We would just like to thank- Stacie for this opportunity. We visit her blog often and think that it so kind of her to give new bloggers some insight on how to excel in this new domain. Thanks for reading about us…hope to connect with some of you real soon!