Monday, January 21, 2013

ask yourself a question

this biggest high of 2012 was when the boxes of production arrived for our holiday launch line arrived. i was excited, really, really excited! i had been working on this since the winter of 2009. but, that paled in comparison to how my children reacted when I told them that was what all the boxes were.  It went something like this...

me: hey, guys, see all those boxes? those are the baby clothes mommy has been working on.
ava & jonah: WHAT?!! CAN WE SEE? (jumping up and down and clapping)
me: of course! 
~ hear road runner meep-meep and a trail of dust as the kids tear off for the the boxes 
me: okay, hang on, let me get there too
 jonah (3yr): mommy! they're here! I can't believe they're finally here!!
ava, ava!! we're going to open the boxes!! I can't believe it! 
me: pulling the VERY first romper from a box and holding the finished product in my hands
ava (6yr): whips said romper out of my hands...
oh. my. god. MOMMY!! it is so, so, so, so adorable!!...hugs romper
me: speechless. touched BEYOND belief. (thank you, babies!!)

here's the thing, i knew they knew what I was doing. many an afternoon Ava would be drawing at her desk, and I am mine with Jonah on my lap. what i never anticipated was how invested THEY were in all of this.

i started this business to pursue a dream doing something i love & have passion for. creatively fulfill a gap & real need in the childrens/childrenswear market. build a business with a new life integrated business model. do all this while being present & connected with my own family. 

it hasn't always been easy, we have to embrace all the moments, right. not just the awesome ones :) 
but, wow... that moment...that was a BIG one.

2012 recap: dream - actively being pursued. gap - fulfilling it.
building business - building. present with my family - more than I realized.  

Q: what do we desire at belle&beanzer? 
A: to strengthen the connection between parent and child through smart design. to bring inspired products with purpose and integrity to families. to be in-service to families by solving real every day stress. by solving those problems, through smart design, to create opportunities for families to embrace the moment and connect. 

happy new year everyone! we are very excited to introduce more awesome stuff from belle&beanzer this year! new artwork is soon to be uploaded on our website, spring 2013 will be coming in soon, holiday 2013 samples on it's heels, attending the trade shows this year... big fun, ahead!! 

enjoy this video, below, (thanks, mom!) and answer for yourself  (we'd love to see your comments) 
what if money were no object - what do you desire?



  1. Congrats Rebecca! Way to pull it all together!! Love that video and your story. Keep doing what you're doing and telling your story as you go - the world needs more of this!

  2. Amazing! LOVE that Ava and Jonah are right there, celebrating right alongside you. You are such an inspirational role model mama for them - I'm so excited they get to see their mommy realizing her dream. No wonder they were celebrating! Thanks for the video, too.

  3. I got my pieces and they are super soft. I'm so glad I got the larger size. She has officially grown out of 3 month clothing and is only 7 weeks old! Congrats on everything!

    1. YAY! So SO glad to hear that! If you are inspired, we'd love to see the pictures!! :)