MomPreneur Monday all month long!

When we think of May, we think of Mother’s Day. And because one of our co-founders, Laura Harrison, is a mom AND an entrepreneur, we want to celebrate all the MomPreneurs out there who are working hard and changing the lives of their children and ours, every.single.day.

Which is why each Monday in the month of May, we will be featuring two – three MomPreneurs who share a story similar to Jonas Paul Eyewear, where they saw an opportunity to better the lives of their children and created a solution.

Be on the lookout each Monday in May (that’s FIVE Mondays!) to learn more about some of our favorite MomPreneurs AND each week you will have an opportunity to win products from these amazing companies!

Check the list below, read their stories and stay tuned for their giveaway each Monday! **You will enter HERE! **

 

Meet the MomPreneurs:

 

Kate Solomon :: Babo Botanicals

After serving in the U.S. Peace Corps in South America, accomplished L’Oreal and Avon product developer, Kate Solomon, launched Babo Botanicals. Being a mom, Kate had only one thing in mind for her new brand: she wanted to create safe, smart, all-natural hair, skin and sun solutions for the entire family. Kate is a leading voice in advocating mineral sunscreen protection. This year, Babo launched a New High Performance Non-Nano Zinc Sunscreen Collection including – Sheer 100% Zinc SPF 30 Spray, Super Shield SPF 50 Sport Stick and Nutri-Soothe Lip SPF 15 Treatment.

Giveaway Item: Sunscreen Collection // Retail value of $50

Follow them! Website // Facebook // Instagram // Twitter // Pinterest

 

Annalisa Thomas :: Oilo

“What Am I doing?  Oh yeah! Following my dreams. OK. Calm down.”

Oilo was founded six years ago after Annalisa had just given birth to her firstborn.

When thinking about the next steps in her career path, she knew she wanted a flexible schedule that would allow for her to spend most of the time with her children at home, but also would allow her to stretch her creativity.

With a background in design and an entrepreneurial spirit, Annalisa set out to create a product that focused on textile design specifically for babies and kids, which resulted in creating Oilo – a line of designer inspired nursery and home decor without the designer price tag. 

Creating Oilo has given Annalisa and her husband a way to provide for their family as well as allow flexible schedules so they can focus on their children as they are still young and need a lot of attention. Annalisa currently has three children and expecting their fourth child.

Giveaway Item: Oilo Play Blanket // Retail value of $69

Follow them!  Website // Facebook // Instagram // Twitter // Pinterest


Laura Harrison :: Jonas Paul Eyewear

“Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, ambition inspired, and success achieved.” – Helen Keller

After Laura had given birth to her firstborn, Jonas, the doctors told her shortly afterwards that her son may be blind. Since this moment, Jonas has undergone 21 surgeries before his 3rd birthday with hope that it would provide him the most potential for sight.

Though Laura had to release the dreams of what could have been and focus on what will be, she realized a reality that is actually more beautiful. 

Knowing that Jonas would need a pair of glasses, Laura and her husband, Ben, set out to find the perfect pair, only quickly noticing the limited options available. Both parents were determined that if their son was going to wear glasses at a young age, they were going to be fashion statement and he was going to feel like a stud muffin wearing them, which is when Jonas Paul Eyewear was created.

Three years later, Jonas Paul Eyewear continues to grow and inspire young children who wear glasses to feel confident and beautiful each and everyday.

Giveaway Item: $79 giftcard

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Lisa Greenwald :: Chewbeads

“Know what your core competency is and outsource the skill sets that help bring your ideas to life.  It’s not easy to take a product from idea to market, so you have to keep working on it everyday, even if it’s just a few minutes.  The time will add up and you will get there.”

Officially launched in 2010, Chewbeads was founded by Lisa and Eric Greenwald. Lisa, a fashion industry insider, and new mom was amazed at how her baby, and countless others tugged at her necklaces and other jewelry.  She set out to create a chic line of jewelry that was safe for babies to tug, touch, and chew.

After researching what would be the best material to use, she settled on silicone, a reliable material that is free of unwanted chemicals like BPA, phthalates, cadmium, or lead. As a Vice President at J.Crew, she knew the line had to be fashionable so moms would want to wear them, as much as the babies would want to chew on them. Hence Chewbeads™, “mommy chic, baby safe.”  The color combinations, bead selection and pattern are designed with fashionable moms in mind.

After a couple years of selling Chewbeads, moms across America proclaimed that the “big sisters” loved wearing their Chewbeads as much as they did. With no children’s jewelry on the market that was fashionable, fun, and free of unwanted chemicals, she decided to launch Juniorbeads™.

Being a mother of two, Chewbeads continues to flourish each day making baby safe products for all the moms out there.

Giveaway Item: Chewbeads Necklace and a Juniorbeads Necklace // Retail value of $62

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Bobbie Rhoads :: FUNBITES

“I believe in “The Secret” – Focus and believe that anything is possible and all your dreams can come true.”

FUNBITES, founded five years ago, is a super sturdy and durable blade cutter that cuts any kids’ food into bite-sized fun shapes. Bobbie Rhoads, founder of FUNBITES, was inspired to create this company after her youngest daughter, Dylan, was a picky eater. She liked eating the same food all time and never tried new things, unless it was junk food. At meals, they would spend so much time cutting Dylan’s food into small bites, when finally an idea popped into Bobbie and her husband’s mind, “Wouldn’t it be easier if there was something that we could just press down on their food and bippity boppity boo… food would be made into bite-sized pieces?”

Thoughts were swarming: Maybe our kids would try new foods. Maybe our kids would eat better and mealtime could be less stressful and more fun. Was this possible?

Enter, FUNBITES! They make food so much fun that even the pickiest eaters can’t resist! FUNBITES works on kid-friendly food from pancakes, sandwiches, fruit, veggies, brownies and more! Their oldest daughter, Jackie, loves FUNBITES because the food is cut neatly and evenly. Dylan suddenly eats her food, real food, not junk food.

Bobbie hopes FUNBITES makes your mealtime less stressful, gets your kids to try new things and eat healthier.

Giveaway Item: Minion Set // Retail value of $9.99

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Sherri French :: spbang

“There’s no way to be a perfect mother, but a million ways to be a good one.”

Sherri French worked in the automotive industry for 17 years and had the opportunity to live between Asia and Europe several times.  While living in China in 2013, she was packing lunches for her daughters daily.  Tired of throwing out plastic bags nightly, she moved onto fabric reusable snack bags that had the cutest patterns but were a nightmare to clean.  She knew she could make something better!

Using automotive processes and systems over an eight month period of trial and error and testing, together with a friend who was an automotive plastics expert, they were able to create a bag that worked!  While production originally started in China, they have now moved production to a factory in Michigan for a Made In USA product!

The unique, durable and environmentally friendly snack bags are crafted with food safe material that contains no lead, no BPA and no phthalates. The best part is you can toss them on the bottom rack of your dishwasher daily and they come out sparkling clean.  Whether they are in your kids’ lunchboxes, storing crayons, on a plane or at the pool/beach, they are perfect for families on the go.

Sherri and her family of two children currently reside in White Lake, MI.

Giveaway Item: Set of 3 Reusable Bags // Retail Value of $30

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Leslie Mingo :: Dylbug

Leslie Mingo is the founder of Dylbug, a brand specializing in personalized mealtime products for little ones. Combining her love of cooking with her children and her graphic design talents, she has created “Little Me – Dress Up.” With this product, her goal is to make healthy food fun for kids to eat. “Little Me – Dress Up” is a personalized plate designed to look like your child. It comes ready to dress up with a clothing cutter, making their food fashionable.

The plates with a miniature child and matching clothing cutter have been a huge success in getting her little ones excited about eating healthy. Coming home from school for an afternoon snack, Leslie’s children cannot be grumpy when they are greeted by a strawberry tutu or carrot pants on a miniature version of themselves. Leslie loves to hear these words, “Mom, I need more raspberries for my shoes.” As a mother it has been very rewarding to create new food fashion for her little ones as she knows it makes them happy and healthy. Little Me – Dress Up is used and loved in her home and she has seen the joy it brings to other moms around the globe.

Giveaway Item: $25 Store Credit

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Angie Ting :: Apple Park

“Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you’ve imagined!” – Henry David Thoreau

Apple Park’s founder, Angie Ting, set out to create a line of organic and eco-friendly products with her two young children and eco-conscious moms in mind. The story began after the birth of her first daughter and the lack of organic baby toys. Angie was worried about the overall health of her children and the state of the environment. This inspired Angie to change this fact and create toys that used only high quality organic fabrics and fillers. The idea for Apple Park was the merging of an organic toy with the detail and experience of a luxury brand.

In five short years, Apple Park has grown to include everyday items like backpacks and lunch packs, a new sister brand, Organic Farm Buddies, and a brand new layette collection that utilizes the highest quality luxury fabrics with modern prints and palettes. Every buying decision makes an impact, and she intends to keep making products that are safe for babies and better for the world.

Giveaway Item: Apple Park is offering $100 in store credit on anything from Apple Park and/or Organic Farm Buddies.

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Ashley Rhorer :: Bright Eyed Baby Shop

“Whether you think you can, or you think you can’t–you’re right.”

After working in Television Production for over a decade, Ashley Rhorer, knew when she had her first child, it was time for a career change.  She always loved to travel, and checking off states ever since she was a little girl.  On her son’s first trip to New York, she realized how few items were in the travel themed, educational souvenir space, and at that moment she made it her mission to create this product. It’s been a labor of love for her and she has enjoyed the process and learned so (literally every step) much along the way.

Giveaway Item: $24 store credit

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Stacey Feeley :: Silikids

“As hard as it may get, and in the darkest of moments, remind yourself why you started in the first place.”

Silikids started once Stacey Feeley started having children and was horrified to learn that the plastic baby bottles and utensils she was using had BPA in them that was seeping into her daughter’s food and liquids. (This was 10 years ago!)  In 2012, the FDA finally decided to ban BPA in baby bottles and in children’s cups, but much to her dismay, it’s still in so many other kitchen plastics and canned foods used today.  

So, with this looming over her head, she refused to use plastics, which meant mealtimes were going to be somewhat difficult and the thought of her toddler whirling a glass dish across the room like a frisbee, did not sit well.  Enter Silikids! With her friend and Silikids co-founder, Giuliana Schwab, the duo decided to come up with a way to offer an alternative to plastics in the kitchen and at the time the focus was solely on kids feeding wares. Giuliana was a genius as she suggested they look at silicone as their key material. Silicone products were starting to take over the cooking industry, mainly because of Silicone’s unique attributes.

In 2007, they launched Silikids and said “Bye, bye plastics!”  The goal is to bring an alternative to plastics in the kitchen for everyone! With 3 daughters, an amazing husband Jim who puts up with her antics and still loves her – Stacey is making a difference everyday as a MomPreneur!

Giveaway Item: $50 gift package of assorted Silikids products

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Jessica Lineberry :: NumNum

Our greatest glory is not in never failing, but in rising every time we fail.”

Jessica was on the track to becoming an occupational therapist when the entrepreneurial bug bit her. She believes it was her upbringing that gave her the courage and tenacity to pursue the opportunity. Raised by a single mother for most of her childhood, Jessica watched her mom do whatever it took to provide for her and her two siblings, even when that meant working two jobs. Today, Jessica has two children, 5 year-old Conor and 3 month-old Everly. She wants them to see the same love and commitment that she saw in her mother and is working hard to make sure they do.

The idea for NumNum came when Jessica and her husband, Doug, were watching Shark Tank one night. They had the realization that they had a common parenting problem staring them in the face. The couples’ one-year-old son, Conor, had been struggling to learn the spoon for weeks. They wondered if, like all these other moms and dads featured on the show, they, too, could create a solution. After hours of conversation, the two were convinced that the problem was that Conor didn’t have the skills yet to balance the food on the spoon. So the solution would have to be a utensil without a bowl. They sketched a utensil that was totally flat and, as such, wouldn’t require scooping or balancing. After creating a prototype, they tested this new device by having Conor use it and they couldn’t believe the results. It worked! Conor was devouring his meal without the frustration of the food landing on his lap. The NumNum GOOtensil was born!

Giveaway Item: 2 packages of NumNum GOOtensils // Retail value of $20

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Angela Edgeworth :: PediPed

“When in doubt, just take the next small step.”

pediped was started after Angela and her husband, Brian could not find shoes for their oldest daughter, Caroline.  They wanted a soft-sole shoe but the only shoes available were hard-soled or socks.  They developed a few prototypes and took them to their local children’s store and started the journey of making shoes from there. Since the company’s founding in 2004, pediped has become one of the largest and fastest growing children’s footwear brands. Brian and Angela have two daughters, ages 12 and 11, who were their guinea pigs and fit testers for years!  “Being a MomPreneur is not easy but it’s definitely rewarding,” says Angela.  

Giveaway Item: $50 Store Credit

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Caroline Freedman & Lauren de la Rose :: NurturMe

NurturMe is the first and only family of all-natural baby food and toddler snacks made exclusively from certified-organic, 100% pure quinoa and dried fruit and veggies. Created to nourish healthy growth in little ones, NurturMe makes it easy for busy, modern parents to ensure their children are getting the nutrition they need to live a yummy life.

And this company was founded by TWO MomPreneurs!

Caroline is the CEO of Freed Foods, LLC., a company that she founded after recognizing a need for a more versatile, nutrient-rich and eco-friendly alternative to the traditional baby foods on the market. While pregnant with her first child, Freedman started researching the how, what and when for feeding babies and realized that little innovation had taken place in the baby food industry since she was a little girl.

Lauren, COO and co-founder of NurturMe, joined the baby food revolution after being enlisted by her Caroline, to fill a gap in the baby food industry. A former culinary director for the Texas State School for the Deaf, Lauren agreed to bring her culinary background and expertise to join Caroline’s “mompreneurial journey,” and the rest is baby food history.

Caroline has three daughters and Lauren has one daughter with another on the way, very soon!

Giveaway Item: $55 variety giftset

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We hope these ladies will inspire you to follow your dreams, whatever that may be. Take that step! Happy Mother’s Day to You all – Life wouldn’t be the same without each and everyone of you and your unconditional love to your children!
*Make sure to be on the lookout each Monday for a chance to win these amazing products! Check out our Facebook and Enter!* 

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Childhood Characters in JPE Frames

Does your child have a favorite storybook character, a superhero they look up to, or a popular movie star they have grown fond of? 
  
Do they ever comment on how their favorite characters wear glasses or the lack thereof?
  
Because children are surrounded by media everyday, they start to look up to these types of characters, whether they are from a children’s book, television series or movie, and when the character’s may not be wearing glasses, your child may begin to develop the idea that glasses are “uncool.”
  
Children idolize popular characters and want to be them, but if they see they aren’t wearing glasses – they may think it’s the uncool thing and refuse. 
  
Well, because we are a children’s eyewear company, and believe glasses ARE cool, we want to divert this theory and show you that some of the most popular characters do wear glasses. 

 We hope these characters will help the transition of having your child wear glasses a bit easier 🙂

  

Some of the featured glasses above include: 

Benjamin Boys Eyeglass Frames 

Miles Boys Eyeglass Frame

Paige Girls Eyeglass Frame

Albert Boys Eyeglass Frame

Ryan Boys Eyeglass Frame

 

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How To: Teach Your Children to Keep the Environment Clean

Earth Day is just around the corner and we couldn’t think of a better time to discuss this topic!

Every year on April 22, people from all over the world will celebrate activities that will benefit the Earth and continue to increase a healthy, sustainable environment. This is called Earth Day. The day first began in 1970 and has been celebrated in more than 193 countries each year. Learn more here: Earth Day

Though it may have started long ago, it has become a celebrated tradition and it is never too late to start doing something this year. Especially if you have children! What we do to the Earth now, will affect the future generation, AKA your children.  

We all are familiar with the saying, “Children See, Children Do.” Let’s use this motto as our guidance as we teach our children to keep the environment clean because every little thing they see you do, they will imitate. When you start making it a more sustainable environment, they may too. We have put together a list of activities for you and your child to honor Earth day and forward!

For starters, have your child read a book about the importance of the Earth – we love It’s Earth Day! (Little Critter) by Mercer Mayer.

    

Next, implement these simple Steps into your routine and have your children follow:

  1. Turn off the light when you leave the room
  2. Turn off the faucet while brushing teeth or washing face
  3. Unplug all electronics when not in use
  4. Separate trash so you can recycle paper, glass, aluminum cans and plastic
  5. Pack your child’s lunch in reusable bags
  6. Carpool with friends
  7. Take shorter showers
  8. Don’t litter
  9. Use refillable water bottles
  10. Walk instead of drive, when possible.

To better ensure that your children will follow these steps, make it into a game! Each time they follow one of these steps, give them a star. When they do not, take away a star. By the end of the day, have them count their stars and whatever number they have, give them a treat! This will help your children to learn quicker, which in return will be one step closer to keeping the environment clean.

Ways to Celebrate Earth Day:

  1. Go to a local park and clean up the trash
  2. Organize a clean up day at your child’s school
  3. Create posters for your children to display at their school
  4. Plant a fruit or vegetable garden
  5. Go on a Nature Walk
  6. Host a picnic at your local park

Lastly, teach them these three words:

Reduce: The amount of garbage you make.

Reuse: Things instead of throwing them out.

Recycle: Paper, plastic, glass and aluminum.

Great video to really see how much we waste when we don’t recycle. 


And of course, celebrate with this delicious snack!

Make dirt cups, (the delicious ones!) Mothering with Creativity has the perfect recipe for you to use!

 

What do you say? Are you and your child ready to save the Earth? Sign the pledge HERE 🙂


I want to save the Earth!


Whatever you do, make it fun! We can’t wait to hear all about it.

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“America’s High-Five” Giveaway! Value of $500!

If we asked you where Jonas Paul Eyewear is based out of, what would your answer be?



If you said Michigan, you would be right! Jonas Paul Eyewear is based out of Grand Rapids, MI. Grand Rapids is home to Beer City, USA, Art Prize, and so much more! Grand Rapids provides so many opportunities for any age and we just had to brag a little bit. But not only does Grand Rapids provide so much, the whole state of Michigan does!


With beautiful attractions up north, Mackinac Island, Traverse City, Detroit and more… there are so many opportunities in Michigan. Being surrounded by Lake Michigan, breathtaking views that could be as close as your backyard, the opportunity to experience the city life or rural area of up north – Michigan is a great place for families to live and friends to visit.


Which is why we want to celebrate our beautiful state of Michigan by offering a Michigan giveaway.


We present to you….



You don’t have to be living in Michigan to enter, we just want to celebrate our beautiful state by promoting businesses that are Michigan local, just like we are!

We have partnered with over eight companies! Scroll down to learn more about our these featured companies, their story and make sure to follow them on their social media channels! *Click the photo to be redirected to their website. 

So Awesome

 

SO Awesome makes modern durable, irresistible, wallet-sized cards for awesome children. Designed in Michigan by a Momma of twins, Silas and Owen, and made in the USA. So Awesome cards are perfect to engage children in carseats, strollers, shopping carts, and long airplane rides.

Fun Fact: The “S” is for Silas, the “O” is for Owen which equals: “SO” Awesome.

Follow them! Facebook // Instagram // Twitter // Pinterest

 

Madcap Coffee

 

 

The idea for Madcap sprouted from friendship. After gleaning all they could from college, attempted startups, and a coffee shop in Illinois, Trevor and Ryan began sowing and cultivating their common desire: to make and share amazing coffee. And they do! Madcap Coffee is committed to buying, roasting, retailing, and wholesaling specialty coffees. MadCap believes in order to do this well, they must build strong relationships with all of the people who participate in bringing coffees to our roastery.

Fun Fact: Madcap only buys from farms that are as committed to the craft of farming and processing as they are in the roasting and brewing of their coffee.

Follow them! Facebook // Instagram // Twitter 

 

Cherry Republic

Celebrating the beauty and spirit of northern Michigan in everything they make and do, Cherry Republic has grown from a t-shirt sold out of the trunk of a car to the world’s largest exclusive retailer of cherry food creations. Along the way, they have turned one man’s vision into a nation of citizens embracing his creed of life, liberty, beaches, and pie.

Fun Fact: Michigan produces 70 to 75 percent of the tart cherries grown in the United States. 

Follow them! Facebook // Instagram // Twitter // Pinterest 

Uncle Goose


For more than 30 years, Uncle Goose is the premier manufacturer of handcrafted wooden ABC blocks.   A team of artisans, woodworkers and silk screeners produce quality block sets from basswood which is sourced in the Great Lakes region.

Fun Fact: Uncle Goose handcrafts every set in Grand Rapids, Michigan, using choice materials from around the Great Lakes.

 

Michigan Awesome

 

Michigan Awesome is a celebration of state pride and hometown love. They offer high quality products to Michiganders in our home state, across the country, and around the world.

Fun Fact: Singing sand can be found on the beaches of Grand Haven. The sand particles make a whistling sound as you walk upon them.

Follow them! Facebook // Instagram // Twitter // Pinterest


Rapid Hammock

With a passion for adventuring outdoors since they were kids, co-founders have developed a passion for outdoor gear. Noticing a weak market of gear that sacrifices strength for portability, they wanted a hammock that was adjustable, strong, simple and lightweight. With limited options, they decided to create their own and Rapid Hammock begun.

Fun Fact: It takes 30 seconds to put together your hammock and enjoy the beautiful outdoors.

Follow them! Facebook // Instagram // Twitter 

Rustic Maka

Growing up in Poland in the 80s, Kasia and Monica learned early on what it means to live simply. With limited access to beauty and hygiene products, their mother taught them to make due with whey they had. These two learned to adapt and use simple and easy solutions to battle many bodily ailments, even after moving to the states, where they had access to many more resources but still continued to keep their “simplicity” mentality,  and Rustic Maka was born, proving that you don’t need to have a lot of ingredients to have a great product that actually works.

Fun Fact: All products are tested in the real world on real (and willing!) people, who just like you, are trying to lead a healthy lifestyle and are seeking alternatives to traditional personal care products. *Never tested on animals.

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Jonas Paul Eyewear


Inspired by their son, Jonas, who was born visually impaired, parents, Ben and Laura Harrison, created a children’s eyewear company that focuses on creative, fashion-forward eyewear for your son or daughter.

Fun Fact:  Everyone at the office is addicted to coffee and pretzel nuggets. Breakfast of champions. 

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Damn Handsome

At Damn Handsome Grooming Co, they partner with craft breweries to re-purpose their spent ingredients into healthy, hardworking goods for guys. From beer soap to shaving products, beard care products to gifts – they handcraft all the essentials for the modern man.


Fun Fact: With every purchase made, they donate soap to those in need.

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Love what you see? Enter HERE and win up $500 worth of Michigan products!! 

 

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“America’s High-Five” Giveaway!

If we asked you where Jonas Paul Eyewear is based out of, what would your answer be?



If you said Michigan, you would be right! Jonas Paul Eyewear is based out of Grand Rapids, MI. Grand Rapids is home to Beer City, USA, Art Prize, and so much more! Grand Rapids provides so many opportunities for any age and we just had to brag a little bit. But not only does Grand Rapids provide so much, the whole state of Michigan does!


With beautiful attractions up north, Mackinac Island, Traverse City, Detroit and more… there are so many opportunities in Michigan. Being surrounded by Lake Michigan, breathtaking views that could be as close as your backyard, the opportunity to experience the city life or rural area of up north – Michigan is a great place for families to live and friends to visit.


Which is why we want to celebrate our beautiful state of Michigan by offering a Michigan giveaway.


We present to you….



You don’t have to be living in Michigan to enter, we just want to celebrate our beautiful state by promoting businesses that are Michigan local, just like we are!

We have partnered with over eight companies! Scroll down to learn more about our these featured companies, their story and make sure to follow them on their social media channels! *Click the photo to be redirected to their website. 

So Awesome

 

SO Awesome makes modern durable, irresistible, wallet-sized cards for awesome children. Designed in Michigan by a Momma of twins, Silas and Owen, and made in the USA. So Awesome cards are perfect to engage children in carseats, strollers, shopping carts, and long airplane rides.

Fun Fact: The “S” is for Silas, the “O” is for Owen which equals: “SO” Awesome.

Follow them! Facebook // Instagram // Twitter // Pinterest

 

Madcap Coffee


The idea for Madcap sprouted from friendship. After gleaning all they could from college, attempted startups, and a coffee shop in Illinois, Trevor and Ryan began sowing and cultivating their common desire: to make and share amazing coffee. And they do! Madcap Coffee is committed to buying, roasting, retailing, and wholesaling specialty coffees. MadCap believes in order to do this well, they must build strong relationships with all of the people who participate in bringing coffees to our roastery.

Fun Fact: Madcap only buys from farms that are as committed to the craft of farming and processing as they are in the roasting and brewing of their coffee.

Follow them! Facebook // Instagram // Twitter 

 

Cherry Republic

Celebrating the beauty and spirit of northern Michigan in everything they make and do, Cherry Republic has grown from a t-shirt sold out of the trunk of a car to the world’s largest exclusive retailer of cherry food creations. Along the way, they have turned one man’s vision into a nation of citizens embracing his creed of life, liberty, beaches, and pie.

Fun Fact: Michigan produces 70 to 75 percent of the tart cherries grown in the United States. 

Follow them! Facebook // Instagram // Twitter // Pinterest 

Uncle Goose


For more than 30 years, Uncle Goose is the premier manufacturer of handcrafted wooden ABC blocks.   A team of artisans, woodworkers and silk screeners produce quality block sets from basswood which is sourced in the Great Lakes region.

Fun Fact: Uncle Goose handcrafts every set in Grand Rapids, Michigan, using choice materials from around the Great Lakes.

 

Michigan Awesome

 

Michigan Awesome is a celebration of state pride and hometown love. They offer high quality products to Michiganders in our home state, across the country, and around the world.

Fun Fact: Singing sand can be found on the beaches of Grand Haven. The sand particles make a whistling sound as you walk upon them.

Follow them! Facebook // Instagram // Twitter // Pinterest


Rapid Hammock

With a passion for adventuring outdoors since they were kids, co-founders have developed a passion for outdoor gear. Noticing a weak market of gear that sacrifices strength for portability, they wanted a hammock that was adjustable, strong, simple and lightweight. With limited options, they decided to create their own and Rapid Hammock begun.

Fun Fact: It takes 30 seconds to put together your hammock and enjoy the beautiful outdoors.

Follow them! Facebook // Instagram // Twitter 

Rustic Maka

Growing up in Poland in the 80s, Kasia and Monica learned early on what it means to live simply. With limited access to beauty and hygiene products, their mother taught them to make due with whey they had. These two learned to adapt and use simple and easy solutions to battle many bodily ailments, even after moving to the states, where they had access to many more resources but still continued to keep their “simplicity” mentality,  and Rustic Maka was born, proving that you don’t need to have a lot of ingredients to have a great product that actually works.

Fun Fact: All products are tested in the real world on real (and willing!) people, who just like you, are trying to lead a healthy lifestyle and are seeking alternatives to traditional personal care products. *Never tested on animals.

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Jonas Paul Eyewear


Inspired by their son, Jonas, who was born visually impaired, parents, Ben and Laura Harrison, created a children’s eyewear company that focuses on creative, fashion-forward eyewear for your son or daughter.

Fun Fact:  Everyone at the office is addicted to coffee and pretzel nuggets. Breakfast of champions. 

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Damn Handsome

At Damn Handsome Grooming Co, they partner with craft breweries to re-purpose their spent ingredients into healthy, hardworking goods for guys. From beer soap to shaving products, beard care products to gifts – they handcraft all the essentials for the modern man.


Fun Fact: With every purchase made, they donate soap to those in need.

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March Fan Favorites

March is over and we make our way to April and SPRING, officially. 
Check out some of our favorite fan photos from March and don’t forget to continue to tag us and your little one could be featured next month!
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#JPEcuties as Emojis

We receive so many photos of children wearing our glasses, we couldn’t help but notice that they are making some of the same faces as emojis. 

Take a look for yourselves!

 

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Keep up the adorable photos of your #JPEcuties and your child could be featured in the next round of Jonas Paul Eyewear emojis!  

Glasses 

 

 

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