I love supporting small businesses which is why I thought I would start a fun new series here on the blog. Most Fridays, I’m going to be showcasing a business or service from a fellow entrepreneur. It’s my way of spreading the love and exposing you to awesome new products. Keep an eye out for posts with the “Friday Favorites” title to check out new products and services!
I’m kicking off my Friday Favorites series with some awesome tees and products from Hudson Lillian Designs. I first met Ashleigh, the girl behind the brand, earlier this year through a Facebook group. We connected, got to know each other a little better, and I fell in love with her designs. With a new baby in my arms, I wasn’t quite ready to purchase any though so I often window shopped and added items to my wish list.
A couple of months ago, she was a part of an Instagram giveaway loop. After seeing her post about it, I hopped over to support her! I entered the giveaway as a sign of support and never expected to win! Imagine my surprise when she messaged me that I had won the gift card! I could finally get the shirt I had been eyeballing for a while!
When the shirt arrived, I opened it eagerly and wore it to a MOPS (Mothers of Pre Schoolers) meeting. It was soft, comfortable, and it hid spit up quite well. Baby Fox has had varying degrees of reflux since the day he was born so a shirt that hides spit up is a win in my life!
After buying this shirt, I joined Ashleigh’s Facebook group and learned that there is so much more to Hudson Lillian Designs than just a few black and white shirts that hide spit up. There’s a whole tribe that she’s building on Facebook where people share stories, smile, and cry together. A couple of months ago, she designed the After the Storm tee with the goal of donating the proceeds to help women suffering from postpartum depression.
I’m so glad that I joined her group because it made me fall in love with the clothes in a whole new way. Ashleigh has poured her heart and soul into her business and it shows in every package that she sends. In fact, when I decided to feature her, I reached out to let her know. I expected absolutely nothing in return. She kindly gave me a discount on my next purchase. It’s a discount that I put to good use and purchased a few more items that were on my wish list.
I was excited to receive these tops for Baby Fox and myself and saved them for the perfect outing – the zoo. I’m so glad that I took pictures of the tops before we put them on because taking pictures of a six month old who’s intrigued by all of the animals is a rather difficult task. He really is a “mini nado” at times. Don’t believe me? Take a look for yourself!
We did eventually get one decent shot of the shirt. Then, I slipped into mom mode and forgot to get a picture of myself! So, you get the random selfie during dinner prep instead! Like I said, I’m glad I took pictures before we headed to the zoo because things didn’t go quite as planned. They rarely do with a baby!
Remember when I mentioned how Ashleigh treats her customers well? And then I told you that I expected nothing from featuring her on the blog? Well, she once again surprised me with a discount code for all of my blog followers! That means you can also grab one of her cute designs at a discounted prize! Now all you have to do is head over to her shop and pick out your favorite.
What will you be using your discount code on?
Know of a shop, product, or service that you’d like to see featured in a future Friday Favorites? Tell me about it in the comments below! (And yes, you can share your own stuff – I’m open to checking out everything!)