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EZ Sox – easy pull-on socks for kids!

One of the things that I love most about going to tradeshows is finding cool new products.  Just a few booths away from our Myself Belts booth at this spring’s Childrens Club show I discovered EZ Sox.  Just like Myself Belts, EZ Sox allow children to self-dress and feel good about themselves.  Socks are one of the trickiest things for my kids to put on.  EZ Sox have little handles on them that kids can grab onto to help pull on their socks.  EZ Sox are mom-invented and come in all sorts of cute designs!  Check them out at http://ezsox.com/.

Photo Shoot

Hi Everyone,

We had a great photo shoot a few weeks ago with Heidi Drexler of www.heididrexlerphotography.com.  It was a beautiful spring day and it was so fun to see all of the kids running around in their Myself Belts.  I love waiting for the images and then seeing what the photographer captured- so fun!!  Heidi got some great shots that you will soon see on our redesigned website that will launch in May.  We are really excited about the look of our new site!  It will have many new pages and features.  One of our favorites is a page dedicated to pictures of customers wearing their belts.  People will be able to send in pics of their kids wearing their Myself Belts and we will post them onto the website.  Overall the website will have a clean new look and will have improved navigation, more pictures of our belt styles, and informative content about promoting independence in our children.

Stay tuned!!

Talia and Danielle

Happy Spring!

Hi Everyone,

Spring is officially here!  We have had lots of signs of spring- some warm, sunny days, rainy days, spring cleaning, and spring break.  I hope you all are as excited as I am for getting back outside and watching things bloom.  My kids are so anxious for spring weather.  They have asked tons of questions about the seasons and daylight savings time, and they have loved getting back to the playground and pulling out their clothes for warmer weather!

Spring Break has been a combination of family time, living life a little slower paced, and enjoying some loosening of the rules related to food, tv, and bedtimes.  I have a feeling that the first day back to school is going to be a jolt back to reality for us all!  I am not looking forward to the exhausted kids that are going to greet me after school on their first day back.  Somehow, it always seems that we jump back into our routine easier than I expect.

In the Myself Belts world, spring is an exciting time as we have just gotten in our new spring styles, and we are planning for the back to school season which is a busy time for us.  We are so thrilled about some great new developments in our business and the continual growth of Myself Belts.  Check our our new pastel flower, solid red canvas, and distressed leather belts.  They are a great addition to our Myself Belts assortment!

Happy Spring to you all!

Talia and Danielle

We have a winner!

Hi Everyone,

We had the best time with our January photo contest!  Customers sent incredible pictures of their kids in their Myself Belts.  Some serious, some funny, some clever, and some just downright adorable, we loved them all.  Our winner was selected at random, and won a Myself Belt of their choice.  For now, you can see many of the entries on the Myself Belts facebook page Look soon for our redesigned website with a page devoted to kids wearing their Myself Belts!  We had such a great time seeing Myself Belts in action, that there will definitely be more contests in the future.  Thank you for participating!

Happy February!

Talia and Danielle

Happy New Year!

Hi Everyone,

Happy New Year!  We are excited that 2010 has arrived and feel energized for what the new year will bring.  Vacation and holidays gave us the rest and change of pace that we needed after a hectic fall.   We all need downtime, sleep, and a change of pace to remind us of our goals and where we want to focus our energies.  This holiday season really did that for us and we are ready and eager for what is to come in this New Year.  It was fun to see that our kids had the same looks on their faces as they headed to school on this blustery morning- excited for what was to come.  We wish you all a fulfilling 2010!

All the best,

Talia and Danielle

Myself Belts is a People Magazine’s best gift pick for the holidays!!

Hi Everyone,

We are so excited to be a part of People Magazine’s annual gift guide!  What an honor to be a gift choice for little ones this season.

People Magazine selected our boy camo belt for their page, but any Myself Belt is a great gift option this holiday season.

We hope that all of our customers and friends are as thrilled as we are to see word spread about the benefits of Myself Belts.

Happy Holiday shopping!

Talia and Danielle

Road Trip a Success

Hi Everyone,

I just got back from our first holiday road trip and it was a success!  8 hours each way in the car and we arrived home with smiles.  I never would have imagined that it would have gone by so quickly and that we would be eagerly awaiting the next time.

I had talked about a game plan with lots of experienced friends and stocked up on the essentials.. lots of food(fruit, goldfish, chocolate, chips), new activity books, magnet books, movies, music but still worried if I had enough to entertain my 3 kids.  Shockingly, the DVD player was barely used as the kids preferred singing, playing the license plate game, and just looking out the window.  My 4 yr old fell asleep for a couple of hours so that was a treat for us all.  No one fought or argued, and somehow we all were happy in our space in the car.  The most requested song was “I gotta feeling” by the Black Eyed Peas.

I hadn’t thought about how nice it would be to have some time with my hubby where we could just be and talk about whatever popped into our heads without the usual interruptions of life outside of the car.  Quality family time can take place anywhere, and doesn’t always have to be at a dinner table looking each other in the eye.  Driving on an endless highway can also provide meaningful memories and a chance to just “be” together.

Maybe there is a road trip in your future this holiday season.  If so, make sure to pack lots of food and some good tunes!

Talia

Jean Chatzky’s Entrepreneur Fridays

Hi Everyone,

We wanted to share some exciting news that happened last week.  We were featured on Jean Chatzky’s website as her entrepreneurs of the week!  We are both big fans of Jean and have watched her on the Today Show and listened to her on Oprah Radio.  It is so thrilling to know that she is a fan of Myself Belts and our mom entrepreneur story.  Check out the feature http://www.jeanchatzky.com/uncategorized/entrepreneur-fridays-myself-belts/

We have had an exciting couple of weeks!  Hope it continues!

Enjoy your day!

Talia and Danielle

Madonna’s daughter Mercy “hearts” Myself Belts!

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Photo Credit: Fame Pictures

Hi Everyone,

 

So today was a fantastic day!  I love how each day starts and you have no idea what the day will bring.  Some are typical, some are tiring, and some are just straight out exciting.  Woke up, had breakfast, opened our email, and there it was… a picture of Madonna holding her daughter Mercy in Malawi and Mercy was wearing a Myself Belt!!!!  Seriously, couldn’t believe it.  We know that celebrity kids have Myself Belts and we have heard from many that they love our belt line.  But to see an actual picture was truly unbelievable!

I hope that all of you can share in our excitement that our idea, inspired by motherhood and a common parenting problem, had grown to a place that Madonna’s daughter was wearing our invention on the other side of the world!  We are not ashamed (but maybe just a little embarrassed) to say that we enjoy a good US Weekly read or a little visit to justjared.com so for us this was pure fun.  Check out this great picture of Mercy wearing our Metallic Heart Myself Belt that started this exciting day.

Have a great Halloween weekend!

Talia and Danielle

Celebrity Gifts

2009backtoschool_collageHi Everyone,
Myself Belts was excited to be a part of the Jewels and Pinstripes Back To School Gift Bag. There were many celebrity recipients and so far we have heard that Denise Richards’ kids have enjoyed wearing the new Myself Belts! It is fun to see celeb kids wearing Myself Belts and hear about how our belts have helped their kids to feel good about themselves and their independence. We’ll let you know as we get more “thank you’s”!

Have a great week!
Talia and Danielle