Wednesday, March 28, 2012

She Steals...

Today I officially declared a mom day.  I canceled any and all plans to spend the day with our 3 year old daughter.  It began with a tricycle trip to Starbucks, including hot chocolate AND a cake pop... I know...

After some bouncing around town, we arrived back home, where my girl was unloading the purse she had insisted on bringing.  To my shock, a small air freshener I had NOT purchased lay on my kitchen floor.  I recognized it from the shelves at the Car Wash.

I got down to her level and very calmly asked her about the air freshener and if she realized that we had not bought it.  I explained how we have to ask mommy for things and then I decide if we can buy them or not. She looked at me very thoughtfully and said "I knew I didn't need it and I didn't want you to be angry so I put it in my purse."  Perfect.  Great.  My 3 year old is a thief.

Upon telling my hubs about this, he said we should make her take it back or go in and pay for it.  I can't decide if she is too young or not for the full fledged learned experience.  TBD.

Overall, the take away is that one minute our kids are eating cake pops at Starbucks on their tricycle and the next they are stealing things off shelves. May day... SOS.

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

She's one HOT MOMMA!!!

Today was our very first Blog review!  From Simple Mom Reviews!

Now, I don't know if you have ever had anyone review you or anything you have created before, but it is slightly terrifying.  The emotions go something like the below thoughts (in bullet form, of course, because given by type A personality, my whole brain funktions :) in bullet form....

- get email that we will be reviewed tomorrow
- can't sleep as the panic sets in that this cute woman I don't know is about to tell the world exactly what she thinks of us
- wake up to Dday
- does she love me or love me not?
- will I cry if she loves me not?
- see the first retweet come through my Twitter feed- turns out we are live
- oh geez... what now?
- I click with a twinge of fear and excitement
- she loves us!!!
- the relief sets in and the review is better than I expected!  YEAH!!!
- punish myself because I KNOW WE ROCK!!!  I shouldn't have doubted, but hey, it's personal
- She is feeling like one HOT MOMMA!

This is pretty much how my brain path went down- just in case you were curious. :)

Here is the blog post below!  Enjoy AND sign up to win some free product!

funktion :: ditch your diaper bag {giveaway}

When it comes to being fashionable, I kind of assumed that was out the window when it came to baby paraphernalia.  But man oh MAN was I wrong! All I have to say is Funktion.  Yup, Funktion.
These are some HOT MAMA products let me tell you!  I feel like a super star when I am out toting these around.
I am proud to introduce Mommassentials by Funktion!
When I became a mom, I bought a few diaper bags
but couldn’t find anything I liked as much as my handbag.
I switched back, only to find my baby bits (bottle holder, diaper pad, etc.)
were too babyish to keep up with my stylish bag.
That is why I started Funktion.
Now moms can turn any bag into a diaper bag.
How sweet is that! The products I reviewed were just awesome. I received theMamassentials Set and it was everything and anything that I needed.  Check out the last picture above – that is exactly what my purse now looks like.  My purse is still trendy AND cool, yet I have all my baby essentials now toting around with me.  Win-Win!
It’s been really great because I have just grabbed a couple of these items here and there when running out.  Sometimes you just don’t want to grab the whole diaper bag, so these essentials are right up your alley.
And these items aren’t like the kind that you can just pick up at any baby store.  They are higher quality and I believe they are certainly going to last longer!
Mamassentials Set :: $199.00
Mamassentials Mini Set :: $109.00
Bottle Holder :: $39.00
Changing Pad :: $39.00
Clutch :: $49.00
Cosmetic Case :: $39.00
Grab Bag :: $29.00
Paci Purse :: $24.00
Wipes Case :: $29.00
Any order placed will receive 25% off when you enter “simplemomreviews” at checkout!

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Boxes, Babies, Blogs and Belly Butter

A few fun updates on how it's going around Funktion headquarters (i.e.-our storage room). ;)

Boxes:  This week the rest of our production shipment arrived!!!  To our garage!  Wow, when I say a lot of boxes, I mean, the garage is full, they are all fully shrink wrapped and someone needs to unload them all and move them to the storage unit.  Hmmm, where is my wand? Cabana boy? Did I mention we wanted to "touch and feel" the first order, so each box needs to be opened for adjustments, tweaks and tissue paper.  I am sure I will whip through all 750 in an hour or so, after my morning coffee.

Babies:  Yes, you might recall that I am now on the 5 week, 5 day and hopefully not 5 minute more countdown to baby boy.  You might also recall that we have a 4 month old puppy, Lulu and a 2 year old daughter, Taylor.  Yes, they were all there to so graciously and effortlessly help me with the receiving of above said boxes. :)

Blogs:  We are working hard with some favorite blogging mommies to spread the word and be part of some great Holiday giveaways!  Look for postings on 7 or so different blogs with various freebies!

Belly Butter:  All this chaos above has definitely spurred a need for more belly butter, because we just can't be getting stretch marks on top of all this fun, now can we?

Saturday, October 8, 2011

One Week In...

Quick update on our first week:

We've had so much support from friends and family to help us get the word out!  We've sold quite a few kits and bits, and even have some retail leads that are quite exciting (more to come)!  Also, we sold a kit to a total stranger, which was one of our milestones we thought would take quite a bit longer.

We learned quite a bit, and tweaked our website to work more effectively, and begun the process with some mom blogs to get our product reviewed and "out there".  We should have some placements in the next couple weeks to talk about.

We love all the feedback and support, thanks to all of you who've helped.  Please let us know if we can do anything better, and how you like your baby bits.


Ash and Dave

Saturday, October 1, 2011

It's Launch Day!

We are so excited to introduce all of you to Funktion!

After buying too many diaper bags, I realized I didn’t want to carry something that was designed just for my baby.  So I went back to my handbag, only to find that the baby essentials (bottle holder, changing pad—all covered in polka dots or elephants) felt out of place in my favorite purse.  Born from a love of fashion and the desire to be a stylish mom, Mommassentials by Funktion came to be….

Through Funktion sales, we’re thrilled to be giving back to a great charity called Progress Migration, a non-profit focused on providing single mothers in Africa with medical supplies, clean water and baby essentials.  Our production is run through Joiga, a manufacturer which promotes healthy wages and education.  We hope that at every touch-point, Funktion will improve the lives of those around us- both near and far.
We’d love your support in simply spreading the word!  You can do this by:

- of course, shopping!
- forwarding this email (which includes our video & web site information)
- “Liking” us on Facebook 
- Following us on Twitter
- Letting us know if you have connections to key influencers
- Supplying any other helpful information and feedback as we launch

We hope we make you proud with the ideals our company stands for as we make motherhood a little more stylish and encourage moms everywhere to ditch their diaper bags.
Enjoy our launch promotion of 20% off using the checkout code "trendymom."
Much Love,
Ashley & Dave 

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Official Launch Date

We are excited to officially launch Funktion on October 1, 2011.
Check back then for our first blog post!