I skipped last weeks #MOBCRUSHMONDAY because I was in Hawaii! :) I decided to do some important self care and take a few things off my plate. This weeks #MOBCRUSHMONDAY is all about powerhouses who built huge brands and huge followings. I am so impressed by these women and their drive! *Reminder*- do not make fun of typos, these are a fun little post I make each week to highlight MOBS I love- they are not perfect- but they are heartfelt. [Just like me].
Hearing Liz's story was such an incredible experience! Sseko was founded to offer a way for young women in Uganda to attend University, they began with one simple product- the ribbon sandal. They expanded to other offerings like handbags, scarves, and accessories. In addition to their original mission, they have gone on to employ women in East Africa to end the cycle of poverty and create a more sustainable economy. Sseko also offers a direct sales model so others may have the opportunity to have their own small businesses, and get involved on a global level. Every Fellow is paired one-to-one with a woman in Uganda, how amazing is that?
Liz is my forever #MOBCRUSH because of all she is doing to empower women. Her down to earth personality is also pretty high on the list too! She is so funny, and her Instagram is full of vulnerable insights, and behind the scenes moments. I hope to have her join us at next years #MOBCON as a speaker!
If you are interested in joining Sseko, I definitely recommend joining Cassie's team! She is awesome leader. You can check out her store and learn more about the opportunity here.
Monica does a great job of building her brand and hustling, I see her shirts everywhere and worn on some of the top mom bloggers. I am so impressed with her drive, and of course, obsessed with her designs.
My last two crushes on this weeks list are two genius mama focused brands. Every single MOB needs to have these products in their [hopefully Sseko] handbag.
I got to test out Mommy Wipes- and let me tell you they are the real deal. I packed them in my suitcase for traveling, added a few to my glove box, put one in my purse!
I used one to clean up coffee- because #MOMLIFE and it worked like a dream. I was shocked that even though it was strong enough to clean up coffee, it was still gentle enough to use as a makeup remover wipe, AND to clean up my baby nephews face after a meal!
You owe it to yourself to buy some, these are a MAMA MUST HAVE! [The first to make my new Amazon list- "Aria's Picks"].
As busy MOB's we need a clean, sustainable energy source to get us through the day. We also need easy access to superfoods to keep our bodies going! That is where Supermama comes in. They have an energy line, lactation line, even a "Chillax line" which I hear is a "Xanax" in a tea bag- sign me up!
In addition to having a killer product, I again am crushing hard on the branding. TOP NOTCH packaging, intentional social media presence, awesome website, and focused brand. LOVE IT.
Buy it today and let us know below what your favorite brand is!
Thank you for reading! Please follow all of the incredible women on Instagram, check out their websites, and support their businesses!
Happy Monday! I am loving these MOB Crush Monday posts. I have so many MOBS in line to highlight and I am so excited to share all of them with you. Let's jump in. Friendly reminder- there may be typos ;)
First on the list is Bunny Knots Co. Bunnies are adorable hand-tied headwraps for littles. I cannot even take how stinking cute these are. Britt Rainer is a serious hustler, she runs the entire show on her own. Production, social media, sales, web...all of it. Which is no small feat, considering her HUGE following. The bunnies sell out with in days...sometimes hours of a restock.
The MOB Crush began because of her GORGEOUS Instagram. I am a real sucker for good branding and a carefully curated media presence! The more I followed, the more I realized what a true MOB Rockstar Britt really is. She collaborates with a lot of fellow MOBS and is open to partnering with "mama-minded" brands. "Does not matter if you have 500 followers or 5million followers." which I totally dig!
The photos above were actually taken by another long time MOB Crush- Rebecca Rizzo Photographics. Becky's images are so breathtaking and captivating. When Becky joined the alliance, I had to pinch myself and double check that it was THE BECKY RIZZO!
When I first met Kylie she was a one woman show, working around the clock for the babies who needed empowerment the most. I still do not know how she accomplished all that she accomplished on her own. Fortunately, a team stepped up after witnessing first hand her passion and love.
My #MOBCRUSH is not just on Capes & Crowns! [I could write a novel about all they have done and all the ways I crush on them]. My #MOBCRUSH is also on all the different MOBS that make this team the powerhouse that it is. The women pictured above that dedicate their time, heart, and energy to making this organization thrive. The women who showed up to help Kylie take this to the next level, even though they are already balancing their own families and businesses.
Halsey Hendrickson- Halsey was the first to step up and has since been the perfect side kick and part of the dynamic duo! True definition of super women. Halsey dedicated her talents and her life to this. Traveling the nation with Kylie to bring joy!
Stephanie Young Photo- An insanely talented fine art and fashion photographer. Stephanie has a heart of gold, fiery sense of humor, and a drive that just won't quit!
Karina Tobin of Ktobin Video and Noonday. Seriously, I do not know how Karina does it. Karina has a Noonday business where she is consistently in the top ten of sales in the entire country. On top of this she is a full time teacher and a super talented videographer. You can see her talents on their Youtube Channel. *Hint Subscribe*
Please show your support to all of the women who make up this dream team. Follow their social media, support their individual businesses, and support the mission they hold so dear to their hearts.
Want to get more involved? You can sponsor their upcoming Orlando Tour- where they will be seeing 200 kids in just four days! If you are not able to financially sponsor, please consider sharing the link and inviting all of your friends to LIKE them on Facebook! If you own a business in Orlando, consider donating food, massages, facials, coffee, or wine! I can only imagine how emotionally and physically draining these sessions are. Keep them replenished and recharged. <3
My last MOB Crush on this weeks list...
Pop Awards PDX
The Pop Awards is a new photography contest, gala and benefit that honors female photographers. It was founded by blogger and photographer Sarah Sharp. Sarah is a mover, shaker, and change maker. She saw a lack of representation in the community and set out to do something about it. I love
watching Sarah disrupt the industry, especially as a woman of color taking charge, and showing up space.
I have no doubt that this award ceremony will be the "Oscars" for photography. When I heard of Sarah and the Pop Awards, I just had to get involved. I am really proud to be a judge and to be sponsoring the event with The MOB Nation.
If you are in the Pacific Northwest, you will definitely want to attend this event. November 10th at The Ace Hotel, Downtown Portland.
Thank you for taking the time to learn about these amazing women. Leave a comment below! :) <3