Local Business

Preserve Childhood Memories with This Little Piggy Prints

April 21, 2008

Shawna O'Connor of This Little Piggy with some printsMaking impressions of your children’s hands and feet in clay is a neat way to create a reminder of when they were small. Marin “mompreneur” Shawna O’Connor has made a business out of creating these special personalized keepsakes out of fine china clay with This Little Piggy. We asked her to tell us a little bit about herself and her unique business. She’s also agreed to give one lucky Marin Mommies reader a gift certificate for a free double print (two impressions on one piece), a $45 value. To enter the drawing, send an email to with "This Little Piggy" in the subject line. One winner will be selected at random on Sunday, April 27, 2008.

These make great gifts for Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, and grandparents, too. Also, all new babies (12 months and under) can get a free handprint ornament. To make an appointment with This Little Piggy call (415) 472-3991 or visit www.yourpiggyprints.com.

Marin Kids' Consignment: Saving the Earth, One Outfit at a Time

January 29, 2008

Ever since my son and daughter were born, overflowing bins of outgrown clothing have accumulated year by year in my garage. I’ve been holding on to them with the intention of giving them to someone in need, selling them at a local rummage sale, or having a garage sale. Yeah right! Who’s got the time for that?

Since this is a challenge that nearly all parents face, Marin mompreneur Melissa Hereford has created Marin Kids Consignment, a unique local business that encourages the community to recycle kids’ and maternity clothing through local sales events. Their motto is “Saving the earth, one outfit at a time.”

Made by a Mom: Modern Mobiles by Oras

December 12, 2007

Looking for a modern decorative mobile for your baby’s nursery, child’s room, or anywhere else in your home? Check out the Oras mobiles, created by local mother of two and designer Vilija Marshall.  Oras designs take a fresh, playful approach to traditional mobiles. They’re available in either square or oval styles, both of which in turn are available in a wide variety of color combinations. All mobiles come ready to hand with mounting hardware and instructions, and retail for $180.

Warehouse Sale at Baby and Kids Company

September 9, 2007

Baby and Kids Company LogoLooking to pick up a baby furniture bargain? Baby and Kids Company is having their semi-annual warehouse sale at their warehouse in Richmond on Saturday and Sunday, September 15 and 16, from 10 am to 4 pm. Their 10,000-square-foot warehouse is normally closed to the public, but during this event it will be open to retail customers. You can save up to 75% on a variety of baby and kids items, including cribs, changing tables, dressers, beds, linens, clothing, and more.

Their new warehouse is located at 3427 Regatta Boulevard (visible from 580). See the attached PDF flier for more information and directions, or visit www.babyandkidscompany.com for more information. Their retail location is located at 12 Miller Avenue in Mill Valley.

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