Photo via The Audrey Hepburn Complex
First of all, let me say a HUGE thank you to all who entered the Sponsor Auditions to win a month of free advertising on Marvelous Kiddo. I was overwhelmed by the quantity and quality of the entries, and I feel incredibly privileged to have had the opportunity through this to discover new friends, amazing blogs, and so many incredible, heart-fueled business out there. In the end, I couldn't choose everyone, and narrowing it down to just twenty proved to be quite a challenge. But with the help of my dear hubby, I was able to select the following sponsors. I love the inspiration, talent, vision, and mission behind each and every one of them, and I'm thrilled to be able to introduce them to you now!
Here they are, along with brief introductions. I encourage you to check each sponsor out in greater detail by clicking on the links in this post or on the ad buttons in the left-hand column of my blog. You'll be glad you did!
Ella D is a children's clothing line designed by cool dad, inspired by his cool daughter
Isabella Oliver is an iconic fashion label renowned for their classic maternity designs
Milkstars specializes in fashion-forward and functional tops for breastfeeding mothers
Campbell Raw Press is an elegant letterpress and bookbinding studio, based in Brooklyn
Opalia Flowers, also of Brooklyn, creates gorgeous arrangements of fresh cut flowers with a particular focus on seasonal, local flowers
Rage Against The Minivan is Kristen Howerton's amazing blog about life with four kids, but it goes far beyond that, and also focuses on raising awareness about social justice and child advocacy
Blonde Shot Creative is the blog of photographer Jenn Alexander Fletcher, who specializes in unconventional/offbeat lifestyle photography including maternity, family, & children
Retro Repro is an Etsy shop devoted to fabulous hats that are contemporary in design yet inspired by the past
Firefly Childrens Boutique is an acclaimed source for toys and clothing, based in Park Slope, Brooklyn
Eden Home offers a complete selection of organic, all natural and eco-friendly products for your home and life that won't have you compromising your sense of style
Ché & Fidel is a beautiful and inspiring blog about Jodi Wilson's family, their life as yogis, and her passion for guiding women through pregnancy and birth.
Birth Day Presence has been offering birth and postpartum doulas, childbirth education and professional birth photography to expectant and new parents in the NYC Metro Area since 2002
Bebe Meals is a business helping to teach parents and caregivers the art of feeding their babies and children healthy and fun food made by them
Childhood Magic is the colorful, artistic, beautiful, full-of-wonder blog of Ariella Prol, who wants to inspire people to see life/raising children as a magical and spiritual journey!
Momzelle makes stylish and practical nursing clothing
EC Wear sells a selection of baby clothing that supports the practice of Elimination Communication, also known as Diaper Free Baby
Mondays For Marvelous Moms is a new small group class in the Alexander Technique, taught by Emily Whyte, here in NYC, geared especially towards busy mamas.
Steven Harvey Fine Art Projects invites you to its current exhibition of the paintings of Gideon Bock at Gallery Schlesinger on Manhattan's Upper East Side
Pink Olive is a whimsical boutique filled with fun and creative treasures from around the world. Its mission is to bring happiness by creating a whimsical place where people feel inspired to give.
Miniature Rhino is all about the handmade, tokens of affection and mementos. Jessica Marquez embroiders, makes books, and crafts heirlooms -- little objects of memorial and remembrance.
Remember, if you are interested in becoming a Marvelous Kiddo Sponsor, email me at leigh(at)leighpennebaker(dot)com. I am already accepting inquiries for April sponsorship, and I have affordable rates tailored to small businesses and blogs! XOXO.