Any time we are in the car for a considerable amount of time, Raileigh always falls asleep. It’s actually quite pitiful because her head falls down and her little neck looks so uncomfortable. I have seen travel pillows to prevent this from happening, but not in a size that fit Raileigh. My search for a toddler travel pillow was over when I found Lou Bugs Boutique.
Tracy is a stay at home mom and the wonderful lady behind Lou Bugs Boutique. I have enjoyed talking and back and forth with her these past few weeks. I’d like for all of you to get to know a little more about her. So, without further ado, I am pleased to introduce Tracy of Lou Bugs Boutique.
Name and Location: Tracy, Michigan
Where did you get your etsy shop name from? Lou Bug is my daughters nickname
What inspired you to open your etsy shop? When I started to sew I could not stop! I started to go to craft shows with a friend of mine and I started selling my products and I was hooked! I’m in love with etsy and it was just the next step for me.
Apart from creating things, what do you like to do? Spending time with the family
Is there any craft you don’t know how to do but wish you did? I’m in the early stages of learning how to knit!
Do you have any holiday traditions? My family does a gift exchange that is always fun every year.
If you could meet anyone, past or present, who would you choose any why? This is a hard question! I would like to meet anyone that has started from nothing and has built a successful business so that they can give me all there secrets 🙂
What is your favorite dessert? I love love love blondies
What is your greatest accomplishment is life this far? At this point in my life its being a mom who is trying to start a home based business, its not an easy thing to do and a lot of people don’t see that as a career but I’m set on making a living off my creativity.
Where do you see yourself in 10 years? Running a successful business from my home.
Even though Tracy is in the middle of moving, she still found time to create a travel pillow for Raileigh and I to review. When the pillow arrived, I was excited to find that the pillow was done in one of our favorite color combinations, pink and brown. The fabric of the pillow was decorated with one of our favorite snacks- strawberries! Tracey had adorned the pillow with a beautiful hang tag and ribbon that matched perfectly.
The entire travel pillow is constructed of flannel. The top and bottom of each pillow are made from contrasting fabrics. The bottom of our pillow had a pink fabric that coordinated very well with the strawberry design on top. I really like that the pillow is made up of two different fabrics because it allows the pillow to be reversible.
The travel pillows measure approximately 9 inches wide by 7 inches long. They are the perfect size for babies and toddlers. The pillows can be placed behind the neck or in front of the neck. You will have to test it out to see which way will work best for your child.
Raileigh and I have both been under the weather for a few days. We were both finally beginning to feel better and were able to test out the pillow yesterday. We headed to downtown Atlanta for free museum day at Imagine It, The Children’s Museum of Atlanta. I knew that Raileigh would fall asleep during our drive, and sure enough she did.
I chose to place the pillow behind Raileigh’s neck. Normally, when Raileigh sleeps in the car, her chin is sitting against her chest. As you can see, the travel pillow prevented Raileigh’s head from falling so far down. The soft materials of the pillow fit comfortably against her neck. She slept all the way to the museum, with the travel pillow supporting her head the entire way.
In addition to travel pillows, Tracy offers a variety of other items at Lou Bugs Boutique. You can help your toddler ride in comfort with her adorable car seat straps. If you contact Tracy, you might could even get a set to match your travel pillow! All of you on the go moms can also purchase Activity Bags for your wee ones. Each handmade tote bag contains a crayon roll and an activity pad. Check out Lou Bugs Boutique for even more of Tracy’s creations!
I know that all of you hate to see your child looking uncomfortable when riding in the car. Well, that is all about to end for one of you. Tracy has agreed to send one lucky Wee Share reader the travel pillow of their choice from Lou Bugs Boutique! Thank you Tracy for this wonderful opportunity!
NOTE: When entering this or any giveaway, please leave your email address in your comment so I can contact you if you are the winner.
Mandatory Entry (MUST be done before any extra entries will qualify)- Go to the Lou Bugs Boutique Etsy Shop. Tell me which travel pillow you would like if you win.
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– 1 extra entry- tweet about this giveaway (may be done daily) You can use this tweet: Help your toddler sleep better in the car! Win a travel pillow from Lou Bugs Boutique @WeeShare http://tinyurl.com/yb9shxx #giveaway
– 1 extra entry- Enter any of my other giveaways- you will receive 1 extra entry per giveaway and must leave a separate comment for each one
– 2 extra entries- Blog about this giveaway and provide a link back to the giveaway (please include web address of blog in your comment)
– 2 extra entries- add my button to your blog. Let me know where I can find it!
– 10 extra entries- Make a purchase from Lou Bugs Boutique. Make sure to let Tracy know that you found her at Wee Share. Let me know what you bought!
Giveaway will end at 11:59 EST on December 28, 2009. Open to US residents only. Winners will be chosen using a random number generator. Winners will be contacted via email and will have 48 hours to respond before I choose a new winner.