Holiday specials are starting this weekend!

Halloween Portraits and
Canned Food Drive
Oct 25th and 31st
Bring a canned food donation and $5 to receive a 5×7 portrait
of your child with or without costume.  (one child per portrait)
Two dates and locations to choose from.  See details below!
Lola Butter Children’s Boutique
on Saturday, October 25th from 10-2pm
located at 1875 Centre City Parkway in Escondido
760-740-1313 |
MYP will bring all donated canned food to the San Diego Food Bank.
Childish Couture Children’s Boutique
on Friday, October 31st from 2-4pm
also join us for Trick or Treating from 1-4pm at the West Village Center
 Start your hunt by bringing your canned food donation
to Childish Couture and receive a map of locations to Trick or Treat.
Costumes not required. Children up to 12 years must be accompanied by an adult.
located at West Village Plaza
162 S. Rancho Santa Fe Rd. B-40 in Encinitas
Don’t forget our Limited Edition Holiday Portrait Sessions coming up on November 8-9 and 14-15!
Sign up at Lola Butter or Childish Couture to reserve your spot!

:: Upcoming Holiday Specials ::

As seen in my newsletter, I will be having Halloween and Holiday specials this year at two of the children’s boutiques that I partner with!! Come join us for the following events!  See dates and times for Escondido and Encinitas portrait sessions below.

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Escondido – Lola Butter Children’s Boutique

October 25th (Sat) – 10-2pm Bring your children dressed up in their Halloween costume, donate 1 or more cans of food and receive a 5×7 portrait for only $5!  Good for up to one child in each portrait.  I will deliver all donated food to the San Diego Food bank in conjunction with their holiday food drive to provide food for the less fortunate this season.

November 8 & 9 (Sat/Sun) – 10-5pm I will be offering White Christmas Limited Edition Sessions  for up to 3 children.  Custom portraiture against a beautiful white scene complete with fully decorated flocked tree, gifts, and vintage armchair. Choose from three holiday packages custom designed for these limited editions. For more information click here!

Encinitas – Childish Couture Children’s Boutique

October 31st (Fri) – 2-4pm Kick off a halloween Trick or Treat hunt starting at Childish Couture with your canned food donation!  At the end of your Trick or Treating receive a 5×7 portrait for only $5! Good for up to one child in each portrait.

November 14 & 15th (Fri/Sat) – 10-5pm  I am offering Timeless Holiday Limited Edition Sessions for up to 3 children. Custom portraiture against an elegant bronzed scene complete with fully decorated flocked tree, gifts and vintage armchair.  Choose from three holiday packages custom designed for these limited editions. For more information click here!



Introducing my first Mamapreneur {Tamara Rochholz}

Tamara Rochholz is the owner and designer for Royal Ruckus Clothing and Accessories for Girls.  I’ve enjoyed working closely with Tamara in the past year which is why I asked her to be my first mama in the spotlight.  Watching her business grow and take off has been exciting and I know she will be quite a busy mamapreneur in years to come!  Royal Ruckus style is funky, fresh, and fun!  She carries everything from hair clips, headbands, onesies to  her new Spring line which will be out nationwide in boutiques soon!  Click here to see her awesome new Spring/Summer 2009 catalog.

Come see what all the Ruckus is about!


How did you come up with the name Royal Ruckus? I wanted something that represented my clothing. Royal because of the exceptional boutiue quality and Ruckus because kids still got to have fun!

How long have you been doing this? 2 years

Please explain a little bit about your product/business and how you developed the concept behind it:  I started by just making simple accessories and before I knew it I was designing a clothing line for Spring/Summer 2009.

What makes your product/business so unique?  The designs, quality, style, and color choices We can offer such a wide variety of products, it’s great for the retailer.  They can purchase hair accessories, shoes, and clothing from one manufacturer.  All with the same quality.

Do you have a website?

What is the hardest part or have been some of your struggles starting your own business?  Balancing a family, having a solid financial foundation and developing a great business plan has been my biggest challenge.

How do you balance your business and your family?  When I spend time with my family, I really try and focus on quality time.  Doing something that we all enjoy as a family.

What are some of your short and long term goals with your business? I really want to concentrate on developing a brand that parents can rely on to dress their kids.

Is there anything exciting in the works that we can look forward to? Of course!!! We have some amazing styles for Fall/Winter 2009. Lots of great color, textures, and designs.

What kind of charity work or “giving back to the community” do you do? I’m looking into working with charities that support single moms.  It takes so much work to raise a family on your own and I would love to give back to all the women who are in that position that could use some help.

What is your favorite restaurant in San Diego?  Los Cabos in Del Mar, The shrimp enchiladas are excellent!

What is your favorite shopping link?  You gotta love Ebay, it’s addicting!!

Where might we find you on a lazy day with the family? I love taking the kids to all the places San Diego has to offer!! It’s such a great city with so much to do!  Seaworld, the Wild Animal Park or Balboa Park are a few of my favorite places to take the kids!

busy workshop weekend!

This weekend I had the pleasure of attending Skye Hardwick’s Soulographer workshop.  She was one of my very first mentors and I finally had the chance to meet her!!  Although our styles are very different, this workshop had the best timing because I really needed a small boost of inspiration and some new techniques.  Here are some images from the weekend.  Loved the little man in white!!


Are you a Mamapreneur?

There is nothing harder than being a mommy and starting your own business. I have been very lucky to have built a business that I LOVE through great clientele and word of mouth. I never thought that I would actually love going to work! In fact, I love it so much, I don’t consider it work. I’ve seen many moms succeed with their businesses while juggling their growing families, and hope to someday soon, encompass that phase of my life as smoothly as they all did.  I am a huge supporter of mama based businesses, including Royal Ruckus, Wagamama Baby, Lola Butter and Childish Couture because I believe in their businesses and the mommies behind them!

What I want to do is help other Mamapreneurs get their names out there. I am looking for Mamapreneurs, who have created their own business out of a great idea or by doing something they LOVE to do. Whether you own a physical store, do your business online through eBay or etsy, or however you do it, I want to hear about it!

Every month I want to feature a new Mamapreneur and their services or goods offered. What I need from you is to send me an email to and I will send you back a questionnaire regarding your services/goods. Those selected will receive a feature spot on my blog, a complimentary headshot or product image, and a permanent spot on my site under Mamapreneurs!

Stay tuned for our first interview on Monday!