Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Gus Gear

When I think of my friend Sarah I think of the term 'solve a problem and you have a business'. Sarah solved a problem and now has created a very unique niche online business called Gus Gear.
Not everyone needs Gus Gear in fact there are only around 5000 adults and children in New Zealand, my daughter Matisse being one of them. So what is Gus Gear - their tag line Helping medically challenged individuals build confidence and self esteem. For my daughter they provide a cover to hide her ostomy bag which she got when she was just 4 days old.
Most of you thankfully won't need to know what an ostomy is but for some of our children and many adults it is a life saving operation that allows the body to eliminate when the intestine is not working correctly. Although your life has been saved or improved you then need to cope with an ugly bag which sits on the abdomen and for littlies like mine, hangs below clothing lines and is difficult to hide. Thanks to Gus Gear children like mine can have discretion while sporting something pretty cool!
What impresses me most about Sarah is that she is a mum who is building a business to solve a problem but also copes with the many daily challenges of raising a medically complex child.
If you know anyone who has an ostomy please check out Gus Gear they also do covers for feeding tubes and pump bags.
Photo - Matisse sporting an ostomy bag cover from Gus Gear.

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Your home and Garden

Check out Sticky Tiki in the latest edition of Your Home and Garden magazine (NZ news stands). Kim from Sticky Tiki also happens to be my sister and featuring in the spread are my gorgeous nephews (Zavia and Jasper) and niece (Kahlo). Before my family moved to the US my sister and I lived down the street from each other; her in her very hip but very old property and me in my brand new house by sea. Although our styles are worlds apart I love the 'new look' of her home which has changed dramatically since I was last there two and a half years ago. You will see the Sticky Tiki wall decals prominently featured - a testament that you can never have too many!

Saturday, June 13, 2009

Sticky Tiki Update and Meeabee shout out!

STICKYTIKI IS NOW WEATHER AND WASH PROOF!!!!!! Sooo this means all those sticky little fingers marks can be wiped away...it also means your StickyTiki can go OUTSIDE or like me on your car!!!! The possibilities are ENDLESS...

We have been testing safe water based laminates and have found one that meets all our strict requirements to make it safe for you, your little darlings and the environment!

Jacqui at Meeabee talks about our Multi Healing Balm. Jacqui makes the cutest bags which both adults and children love! Check them out below or visit MeeaBee.

Find more photos like this on Skout Trade Fair

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Visit Lola and Ben and pick up some BabyBaby

National Agricultural Fieldays™ – Mystery Creek, Waikato

10-13 June 2009

8am-5pm daily

Lola & Ben – New Zealand Style for Little Ones (baby sleeping bags, merino baby clothing, modern cloth nappies, BabyBaby skincare, merino socks, wall decals, baby bibs, wooden toys and more)

Location: Fire Station Building

We are going to have some great show specials and offers.

Tuesday, June 2, 2009