Friday, August 1, 2008

Meet Suzie of Zeebabee!

In celebration of our launch (on August 13th!), we're interviewing some other moms who have recently launched their own company.
Today, meet Suzie of Zeebabee Designs!

Use coupon code shoptoday10 for 10% off!

Tell us a little about you . . . A little bit about me…well for starters I am married to the most wonderful man. We compliment each other wonderfully…I am the free spirited creative one and he is the down to earth sensible one. It’s a great balance. And we have 2 beautiful boys…ages 4 and almost 2. They are the world to us!! What is the name of your business and where can we find it? Zeebabee Designs We just launched our website….you can find all of our fabulous products at http://www.zeebabee.com/ Tell us about it . . . We are starting with our first 2 products: The Burp See and the Baby See T-shirt. It’s pretty plain and simple. All of our ideas and products stem from these facts: -Infants reflexively prefer to look at high-contrast edges and patterns. -Objects with patterns having 100% contrast (black and white) are the easiest for newborns and young infants to see. -Research proves high contrast graphics improve baby’s early recognition. So we took that knowledge and thought it would be a great idea to put black and white designs where newborns and infants spend most of their time. And that is how the Burp See burp cloth and the Baby See T-shirt were invented!! Is it mom-owned, invented, created . . .? Yes it is mom-owned and created!! This venture has enriched my life so much already. I remember reading something and the person had said that once they started their business each day was something was new and different. And they were right…every morning I wake up I don’t know what it holds for me. But it is always something exciting!! Do you have a favorite product? Well, I love both my products but if I had to pick a favorite of each of them I would say the Posh Pink Burp See and well, you know it truly is a toss up between the black and the white Baby See T-shirt for Mommy….sorry! I love them both. And they are so comfy!! I do have to tell you that the new Zeebabee tote…which is not on the website yet (but will be available soon) is a favorite of mine. A little about your entrepreneur journey so far? It’s funny….when I first started this journey, it all seemed so simple in my mind. I would create my product, I would make it, and I would sell it. Well, the ignorant me didn’t realize all of what goes into this business venture. And the knowledge that I have gained in the last year of my life is priceless. I believe in myself and in my products and that is all I can do!! What has been the hardest part of starting your own business? The hardest part would be finding the time to get it all done. With two small children…time is very important. I do not want to sacrifice my quality time with my kids. So that has been a struggle…especially now that it is summer and the kids want to play outside all day. But I stay up a little later at night than I used to and I seem to manage so far. We’ll see!! The best part? Watching my dream turn into reality! That simple…. Where else can people find you? Unfortunately, I am just getting myself out there. As of right now you can check out my blog at http://www.zeebabeedesigns.blogspot.com/ On a personal note, what do you love most about being a mom? I know it sounds cliché….but I just love the unconditional love I get from the boys and that I give them. It’s indescribable…. I also love that I have a fan club now…lol…. My boys!! Your funniest mom story? Or a sweet moment? I have so many funny mom stories that I call my mom almost daily sharing them with her. But for some reason I cannot think of one of them. That’s called Mommy Brain. All you mothers know what I am talking about. As soon as you have kids your brain turns to mush and you cannot remember a thing. It slowly starts to come back…and then you have another one and then it is mush again.

But a sweet moment would be anytime my 4 year old looks at me with his big brown eyes and says…”Mommy, I love you the most.” Makes me melt every time! And then I know I am doing a good job!!

Use coupon code shoptoday10 for 10% off at http://www.zeebabee.com/!

Want to be interviewed on Mommy's Idea? Leave a comment below or send us an e-mail at info@elliebags.com.

1 comment:

samsmom said...

Nice to meet you Suzie! What a great product. I know what you mean about not having enough hours in the day. I have a 1 1/2 yr old son and boy, it seems like I don't get anything done at the end of the day. But it sure is rewarding.

I am also launching my own business. It is a line of fair trade clothing from South Africa. I'm hoping to be up and running by the end of August, if all goes as planned. Check out my site when you get the time. www.hippostoes.com and my blog www.hippostoes/blogspot.com. It's all so exciting, isn't it, to launch a new business. I am learning so much already. This whole blog world is totally new to me. I feel like I'm behind the eight-ball sometimes there is so much to learn.

Good to meet you and I wish you all the best with your product. I think it will do well!

Carole