FEMtrepreneurs that Rock!

12th bootWatching someone turn their dream into a business is an adrenaline rush. The risks, the rewards.  Seeing a drawing board concept come to fruition after all the blood, sweat and tears.

When the person in the driver’s seat is a beautifully talented woman who hasn’t even hit 30 yet, it’s downright inspiring. Enter Lyndsay Gabeau, creator and owner of The 12th Boot.

As any die-hard Seahawks fan can testify, keeping feet dry and comfortable during Seattle’s predictably wet football season is no easy task. When you try to add style into the mix, the struggle is real. Gabeau saw the need and decided to raise the bar with The 12th Boot.

The concept has grown from a pair of “12th Fan” inspired rain boots Gabeau designed for herself, into a flourishing business that also specializes in custom orders. The demand from the 12th Woman has been so strong, in fact, that a recent post to The 12th Boot’s Facebook page documents a fan buying the boots right off another woman’s feet.

Yes, we think you’re on to something Lyndsay Gabeau, and more power to ya, girl!

Love The 12th Boot? Shop here, and 5% of the proceeds go to benefit the Derrick L. Coleman Jr. No Excuse Foundation!

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If you’re interested in following more of my favorite up and coming, FEMtrepreneurs check out the work of these leading ladies:

Harts & Pearls

Harts and Pearls

Air Salon

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Krista Roose Photography

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Emily Larsen Design

Emily Larsen Design

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Clever Baby Gifts You Won’t Find on the Registry

Mother-Daughter 12th Woman head wraps from Harts & Pearls !

Mother-Daughter 12th Woman head wraps from Harts & Pearls !

Registries are great for the essentials, but sometimes it’s fun to get something a little outside the box.

After months of road-testing, here are my favorite innovative, adorable, unique, and nifty gifts guaranteed to make baby AND mama happy!

 

MAM Glow-in-the-Dark Night Pacifiers

These little buggers are life-savers for binky-aholics. They glow in the dark so baby or mama can find them in the middle of the night. A new mom wouldn’t even know to think about this, but once she uses them, she’ll be thanking you from head to toe for the genius gift!Mam Glow in the Dark Pacifier

 

Bebe Bottle Sling

The bottle sling is the perfect gift for the busy mom on-the-go. This brilliant contraption allows infants to self-feed when parents needs to tend to other things (like countless loads of laundry). Jason and I found it especially handy to keep Lo content when we went out to eat.Bebe Bottle Sling

 

Harts & Pearls Accessories

If you follow me on Instagram or Pinterest, you’ve probably noticed my obsession with locally-owned Harts & Pearls. From scarves to head wraps, H&P has mama and baby covered with fashion forward accessories. The matching mother/daughter headbands make for ridiculously cute gift sets, or score brownie points with any mama by getting her a custom-made nursing scarf in one of H&P’s trendy prints. Below is just a small sampling of what you can find at H&P.

 

 

Amazon Prime/Amazon Mom Subscription

Attempting to get out of the house with a finicky newborn is exhausting. With Amazon Prime you can order anything you could possibly need and get it quickly (within two days) with zero shipping costs. The subscription comes with additional perks like 20% off baby necessities via the Amazon Mom program (click here for a free 30-day trial) and includes video streaming for on-demand movies. You can order Prime as a gift with a one-time charge of $99 for the year.Amazon Prime Gift Subscription