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Limited Time Only – Buy One, Get One Free Sale!

Now on selected Latch Wisp Clips (Mini and Large), Buy One clip, and Get another clip for FREE* (of equal or lesser value)!

Mix and match clips, so you get the bow styles and colors you want!

We’ve never had a sale like this before! So hurry, and stock up! Don’t miss out! This sale is not on for long. Ends Sunday August 13, 2017.

All you need to do is just add the items to cart and see your discounts automatically apply at checkout. No coupon required.

There’s more……. you will also receive a FREE gift on orders over $39 and FREE SHIPPING on orders over $49! Wow! What are you waiting for? Shop Sale Now>>

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*Offer applies to selected items in “Buy One Get One Free” section only. Your shopping cart must include eligible items to qualify for this promotion. Sale ends Aug. 13, 2017 at 11:59 pm EST.
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Shop is Closing for Two Weeks

The Work At Home  and running your own business thing has its perks!  I’m taking a vacation from the shop to hang with the kids.  Many working moms can appreciate this break you just have to take.  I’m hitting the OFF button.  After I started up the shop again 6 months ago, it’s been non stop trying to grow and ramp up here in our new country and market.  The Canadian Dollar slippage hasn’t helped us and growth in the USA market certainly has its challenges.  I’m grateful to have such a loyal customer base and Baby Wisp has a recognized brand name which has helped keep the flow… But…I’m wiped out!

Sooooo……No more hair bow making, hair clip packing, headband photographing and baby toddler photo editing and website updating for me…well, for two weeks anyways. 🙂

California Toddler Girl So Cute

Latest photoshoot with American Toddler Girl

I hope you took advantage of the big discounts on the star spangled patriotic fourth of July sets as I am busy packing up all those orders this weekend!

 

I am taking a much needed two weeks off!  Emily is still working full time in Toronto and is available to assist you in anything you need EXCEPT shipping out Baby Wisp products.  Feel free to contact her via email, facebook or instagram.

Next Ship out June 30

You can grab 20% off orders over $25 from now until June 28 with coupon BREAK20.  

Find out more here

Mother’s Day Reflections

Many of us know mother’s day is coming up and we start thinking about our moms and what are we going to get them that really says ” I Love You”, “You’re the best!” and all the many showers of glory and praise for our moms (well deserved of course!).  This year, I feel a bit different.   I am grateful for my mom and my mother in law and they are getting showered with LOVE for sure… but I am also SO SO SO grateful that I have been given the chance in life to BE A MOM.

What’s with the deep thoughts – you ask? Well, my heart goes out to a dear friend who has just been given the devastating news that she cannot bear children after a long struggle trying… and for those of you with babies or without, just think about that for a second.  Becoming a mother is often something you take for granted just because of where you are in life (for example, not ready for kids yet or just being overwhelmed with how much stuff you have to do in a day for the kid(s) ), I just suddenly feel that I’m so lucky that I get to do this.

So that’s where I am today as I write this and I’m sticking stamps on cards to my 2 moms.

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So go ahead and shower your moms with gifts of love and her favourite things but also shower your babies with gifts of your love and appreciation. They have already given you a great gift and not everyone can get this gift.   Happy Mother’s Day Everyone!

Here’s a picture of my mom, me, and the kids having fun last month at easter.

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P.s.  We have a giveaway on right now that closes on May 14, please enter it and you’re set up for the summer with free stuff so you have more money to spend on you LOL! 🙂 See the pic below, it is a nice mix of clips and a floral top knot cotton headband you can tie yourself so will fit anyone 0-18 months.

Here’s the link: https://www.babywisp.com/blogs/knowledge-sharing/win-our-mothers-day-giveaway

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Mother’s Day Giveaway at Baby Wisp

Contest Closes May 14, 2017 so hurry!

 

 

 

 

 

Why Write Product Reviews? 

Product reviews are really a bonus and something that we often look for and rely on when purchasing a product for the first time. Sometimes it can be difficult deciding whether the product is right for you. We all want that extra bit of information from someone that has already tried the product we are thinking about purchasing. We seek to know what others think to help make it easier to decide which products to get, especially when there is a large selection to choose from.

So writing a review can be very useful as you share your opinion and experience to give others more insight into the product’s quality, style and function.  Why not choose a product you’ve purchased recently and share your review and help other moms decide if the product is right for them.

See some reviews our customers have said about our products on our site and our Amazon store. Now add your own! 

You already love the product so why not share the love and get more!

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Every time you share a review you be automatically entered into our monthly draw! This month you can enter for a chance to win one of three $20 Gift Cards to babywisp.com! The more reviews you complete, the more chances you have of winning. 

Here’s how to enter:

  1.      Go to babywisp.com and select a product you recently purchased (if you received a review request email, click the link)
  2.      Scroll page down until you see the “Customer Reviews” and click “Write a Review” (Your email will not be published, it is for us to contact you if you win!)
  3.      Fill in the required fields, rate the product and write your review.

It’s that easy!

WEEKEND BONUS: From May 5th-7th, when you complete 5 Reviews you get $5 to use at babywisp.com!. 

Submit your Review now!

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Emily’s Fashion Picks for Easter Outfits for Girls!

Need some bowspiration for baby’s freshly picked spring outfits?  Here’s some picks by Emily that let you spring into baby fashion from some top baby kids apparel retailers and our baby and toddler bows, of course accessorize with the latest lines and trends.

 

  Red

Maybe pastel colours for baby girl is not your thing?  You love REDS and don’t wanna wait til summer.  Choose the Americana pinch clip bow to go with this ZARA baby dress.

 SHOP AMERICANA BOW PINCH CLIPS>>

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Maize Yellow

They call it mellow yellow….but we call it baby maize yellow because it is a soft baby yellow that is perfect for spring.  Its faded hue is a compliment to so many kids apparel this season.

SHOP SMALL SNAP FANCY TUXEDO BOWS>>

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Peach

Peach and coral are still a beautiful girly nonpink modern colour that’s made a stand in 2017 in kids fashion trends.  So many beautiful outfits we could have picked but this GAP dress would look great with our bowtastic hairbow in peach.

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SHOP SMALL SNAP BOWTASTIC BOW>>

 

 Baby Blue

Who says you gotta get all fancy for a cute spring look for baby girl?  Look at these darling overalls!  Wear a floral shirt under and this baby blue baby bow in mini latch clip for fine wispy hair.  Voilá!

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SHOP MINI LATCH CADEAU BOW POLKA DOTS>>

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Lavender

This one we picked for a toddler to twirl and prance around in this special toddler girl easter dress.  The big soft big bow headwrap is the way to go with this spring dress!

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SHOP BIG BOW HEADBANDS>>

 

 

What did you think of Emily’s Baby and Toddler Girl Easter and Spring Dress picks for 2017?  What did we miss?  Maybe we can get her to do another round??

We’re almost ready to re-open Baby Wisp®

When my hubbs got the job offer, we were excited but also scared.  If we uproot the family for this, is everything going to work out?  Will the kids be happy?  Will I be able to run the business I have worked so hard on from there?  Turns out….all these anxieties are working themselves out.  Not sure if it is the sunny weather, beaches or friendly people of San Diego (or a combo of all!!!) but life is settling from chaos and uncertainty into….well, LIFE!  I had to take some extra time to ease the kids into their new life and now that’s done (a puppy really helps guys, REALLY!) so I turned my attention to Baby Wisp.  I had a few extra hurdles to jump in the past couple of weeks but I think I got dis now…

I created a short video to tell you about Thursday at babywisp.com…we will be back up and running.  Please join our newsletter so you find out about all our upcoming deals and we’d like to introduce the new fall collection to you.

P.s. we need a baby to model some of the new bows!  Know anyone??

 

 

 

 

 

It’s Done.

We had the busiest day ever in the 8 year Baby Wisp® career I’ve enjoyed.  We’ve officially closed the Toronto location now.

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This cute little boutique enjoyed 3 years in Long Branch located in south Toronto but now that I’m moving to San Diego, we had to close.  I wasn’t able to find someone to manage this location for me so that I could keep the Canadian based location open.  We threw a huuuuuge moving sale with 25% off all regular priced items and 75% off all sale items in the final week.  We had over 250 orders come in just a couple of days and the shop was a flurry of activity as people came in to say goodbye and grab in-store deals.   This volume of online orders is actually delaying me being able to pack up! hahaha!  Is this a case of “careful” what you wish for?  🙂

My favourite part of this was the number of women who wanted to personally tell me how much they love the brand I created.  Talk about some feel good moments in the final hours!   “Oh – you’re the owner?  What you’ve created here is amazing. I LOVE Baby Wisp.”  I had these type of comments that really made me blush  (ok well I’m not white so not really blush haha but feel weirdly humbled 🙂  )

bab-wisp-shopI also had quite a few customers tell me how bad they felt buying the items I was clearly at a loss selling at these prices.  I can relate though.  I have felt that way when I have gone to a local boutique that has closed and I know they are losing money on every sale but at the same time….their loss was my gain.  You feel guilty….but also giddy about the DEAL I got.  There was a boutique in Fort Saskatchewan that closed down before I left Edmonton and I still remember getting some Robeez slippers for my son for 60% off and I felt so bad…..but at the same time was like wooooohoooo!

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And just like that, my Toronto adventure is done.   My hubbs new job starts the first week of August. It’s time to hustle and get er done.

Gotta close up all the orders, pack up the shop, get all the paperwork in order for the importing to the USA of commercial goods, donating what I’m not taking,  packing up the house & selling it.  The list is a mile long and I need to get on it (hey like how I said mile not kilometre?)

So, the online shop is closed now.  The brick n mortar location is closed.  I will re-open online as soon as I’m able to settle in the kids & family.  On a sad note – for those who came to the little boutique, I wanted to let you know Bone passed away this week.  I am devastated by this as he was my 24-7 companion for the past 16.5 years.  Here’s us two weeks ago having a family nap outside. I miss him so much.

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Pause…..But I have to keep going.

I can’t thank you enough, Toronto.  It was a blast.  I love this city.  Thank you for this amazing experience.  Please sign up for our newsletter on babywisp.com so you will know when the shop is back up and running.

 

~beena

 

Guys, I’m in California!

Our brick n mortar shop is closed today, Friday June 24, 2016 as I am out of town trying to find a place where we will live when we get here next month.

The BUY 2 GET 2 FREE deals have launched online and will last one week.  The only thing I want to mention is that Canada Post is poised for strike July 2.  I would highly suggest getting your orders in this weekend so we can really hustle and get your orders out the door on Monday and Tuesday.  IF the strike goes through, we are going to have to close earlier than I thought.  Will keep you posted.

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Just snapped this photo of where I am sitting working. PALM TREES…right?  right??  To those living in regions where this is normal, you don’t know why I’m in “awe” mode. It feels surreal.  I’m an Edmonton girl at heart and been a Toronto girl for the past five years and I’ve never had the chance to work with this kind of heat and palm trees without being on our family winter getaways!  It’s awesome!!!

 

 

I’ve been told I need to stop being so camera shy and start sharing more of what’s going on with Baby Wisp!  I did a quick video here on our youtube channel.  Subscribe if you get a chance. I’m really going to try my best to add videos so you can be part of our big move and also me setting up in the states: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D9_j4KbwcMI

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One last thing.  I need your help.  I have A LOT of stock. I won’t be able to clear out of it in the next 4 weeks.  This means I want to give it away.

Soooooo…  I want to give it to non profit, charitable organizations but I don’t have time to go through an onerous application process. Some ideas I had was “kids with cancer” or “sick kids” as those girls may have lost their hair and still want pretties and we can totally help with that.  Do you have any contacts?  Even low income areas where new moms are struggling in the GTA or other parts of Canada.  Let us know.  We will see what we can do.

Please email customerservice@babywisp.com with your suggestions or facebook us!  time is ticking….

 

 

 

Let’s review the timeline on our journey and you can identify a pattern here.  We’re constantly trying new things, changing, moving…and it’s happening again in a big way.

Baby Wisp® started in Edmonton in 2008 at the farmer’s markets there while I was on mat leave with my daughter.

  • Then in 2010, my husband’s job moved us to Toronto so I started working from home there.   By then, I had my new baby boy in the picture also and about 50 shops across Canada carrying the product.
  • 2011 KidCentral Supply (which is a national distributor of children’s products in Canada) picked us up and boom!  We were in over 300 shops across the country.  Space got tight in my house.  I had to hire people to help me get orders out the door so I could focus on new products and also the marketing/ social media/ web upgrades/ networking.
  • 2013 -We grew out of my house… so we got a little boutique space, with office and warehouse space in Long Branch, Toronto.  Great drive by traffic on Lake Shore Boulevard West and an up n coming neighbourhood.  We did sooo much work setting up.  We designed the new pink awning and painted the building purple. Decorated and revamped the inside too!  It was a spa location before.

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We did a lot of work to brighten the space and make it uniquely matching our brand look and feel.

Before:

After:

It’s been three years since we opened our little boutique in Long Branch, Toronto, Canada. I’m sad to do this, but we’re closing the boutique space forever, so I can keep going on this adventure called life…next stop …CALIFORNIA!!!!

What’s coming?

The good news is, BABY WISP® the online shop at http://www.babywisp.com will NOT be shutting down!  We will be temporarily unavailable to fulfill and ship out orders for approximately two weeks (exact dates – TBD).

The bad news is we will be saying goodbye to a couple staff members (one will continue to work remotely).  I’m sad about this as we have really become a family working together for the past 3 years here at our shop.

The plan is that I will set up a space back to a home business in August sometime and begin shipping out from my new location.  In the meanwhile, I cannot ship all these products across the border and won’t have space in our family home either.  This is GOOD NEWS for customers as we will be doing cray cray mega clearout store closing sales where you can really stock up on items.  Anyone owning boutiques and gift shops and other avenues of resale of Baby Wisp can contact me directly to get bulk discounts on products not carried by KidCentral Supply.

We will be offering one major sale per week til we leave.  It’s our “countdown to California “sales.  Join our newsletter so you are the first to get in on the deals. We have one sale in particular that the first ten customers will find that their coupon will give them an additional 60% off when they use it.  So you will want to know right away so you can use it.  You can also come by our physical boutique location to get in on the deals.  June 11, we will be having all our sales available at once in the one physical location and those won’t be available online.

I want to personally thank the good people of Toronto and GTA for supporting my little shop over the past three years.  Also, the local companies we used services from!  It’s been a slice here, I hope we can continue to enjoy a relationship as we move into the next chapter.  Wish us luck!  I will keep you updated and try to put out a little video soon.

 

Beena

 

 

 

Take a look at our Top Picks for Halloween

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Start shopping for accessories to help create that perfect costume for your little one. We picked out some selections that will complement your little girl’s costume or festive outfit for Halloween.

We also put together some adorable Halloween Sets that will give you the best value and styles.

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See our top picks and more selections here.

Our Halloween Sets qualify as a Multi-Pack, so you will receive a FREE Flower Accessory with purchase. Check here for more details on how to redeem the offer. Hurry, the offer ends September 28, 2015 or while quantities last.

Are you thinking of cool treat ideas to give away? How about giving a cute bow to each of your little one’s closest friends to wear? Check out our Lootbag accessories where you can get 5 accessories for $10, or 10 accessories for $18.

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