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Rediscover Boutique Cafe Podcasts

November 21st, 2012

Newsflash for me! Many of you are Re-Discovering our past podcasts! Wow, I am speechless.

We haven’t put out a new podcast in awhile, but our past ones continue to climb in listenership. In fact, I just checked and we’ve had over 500,000 all time downloads of Boutique Cafe show Episodes (and thats not including YouTube)!

Thanks so much for continuing to listen and participate in our posts. Wow! I’m so touched, as my goal has always been to have an accessible showcase for the handmade, sewing, DIY and children’s fashion community and all the buyers who love them. Over the years we have interviewed, spotlighted, and celebrated amazing mompreneurs and businesses (as well as a few memorable celebrities). This experience has been such a joy to me, and I hope to each of you. I’m elated that our listeners still love to grab their cup of cocoa and listen while they sew their latest project.

So, this begs the question…more podcasts?? Would you like more?

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Day 7: Boutique Cafe’s Holiday Music Show – Podcast REWIND

December 19th, 2011

Holiday Music ShowIT’S BACK!! I’m reposting our original podcast filled with Christmas Music. This was such a popular show, play it while you are wrapping up those gifts and enjoy! We wanted to give our listeners a little gift this year, so we’ve compiled some of the best podsafe Holiday music and rolled it into one Big Boutique Cafe Holiday Music Show. Hosted by Daria, all of the music played in our Holiday Show can be found on the Podsafe Music Network. Boutique Cafe loves to support independant musical artists, and we think you’ll find a little bit of everything in our first Holiday Music extravaganza.
Podsafe Artists All Wrapped Up in a Boutique Cafe Bow are : Natalie Brown, Gidgets Ga Ga, Beatrice Ericsson, Geoff Smith, Joel Kopischke, Jill Parr, Tresa Street, Ayla Brown, Larry Seyer


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Heather Bailey Interview and Giveaway

November 24th, 2011

Our interview with the beautiful and “oh so talented” designer Heather Bailey. Heather meets up with Boutique Cafe at Quilt Market in SLC to dish about all the many projects she had going on, “Garden District” fabric, a book called “Signature Styles” that she’s part of, and much more! It’s such a delightful treat for us to have Heather on the show, she inspires us greatly and we’re huge fans of her fabric and design style.

For even more Heather Bailey Inspiration:
Follow Heather on Twitter here>>
Join Heather on Facebook here>>
Indulge in Heather’s popular blog here>>
Shop Heather Bailey’s online store and website here>>

***GIVEAWAY! Heather Bailey is giving away a signed copy of “Signature Styles” book ***

Here’s how to enter. You can do as many of these as you’d like. Each one is worth one entry into our giveaway; please leave a separate comment for each one you do:

• Leave a comment telling us why you’d love a copy of Signature Styles with Heather Bailey
• “Like” Heather’s group on Facebook and leave a comment telling us you did.
• Tweet about this giveaway and leave a comment with the URL of your tweet.
• Follow @_heatherbailey on Twitter and let us know that you did

Include a valid email address for our drawing. We’ll draw the winner from the comments and contact her via email. Deadline: Dec 15th, 2011 (midnight). The winner will have 24 hours to claim her prize or a new winner will be chosen.

**Special Thanks: Thanks again to our friends at Quilt Market for inviting us as Press to their events. We love to attend their amazing Markets and bring you the most incredible interviews and products. Visit www.quilts.com to learn more about upcoming Market events in your area.

**Special Thanks to Megan (Brassy Apple) and Emily (Is This Really My Life) for being my incredible Boutique Cafe support team at Market providing video recording, interview support and lots of Diet Coke. I love you both!!

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Quilt Market – Jennifer Paganelli + GIVEAWAY!

November 4th, 2011

I’m so thrilled to be sharing my interview with designer Jennifer Paganelli from Quilt Market. Jennifer is such an amazing designer who has brought the fabric world many well loved lines – especially those of us who are girly girls! Her fabric is feminine, fun and full of Jennifer’s vibrant personality! We also have a quick peek at Honey Child fabric, it’s gorgeous so go grab some and start sewing.

In our interview Jennifer shares her book “Girl’s World” (published by Chronicle) with our audience. Girl’s World is full of 21 projects to sew for little girls. It’s a gorgeous book full of patterns and inspiration. If you have a little girl in your life, you need this book!

Find out more about Sis Boom and Jennifer Paganelli herself at www.sisboom.com. Join her Flickr group SisBoom Sightings here>>

***GIVEAWAY! Jennifer Paganelli is giving away a “Girl’s World” Prize Pack! ***

Here’s how to enter. You can do as many of these as you’d like. Each one is worth one entry into our giveaway; please leave a separate comment for each one you do:

• Leave a comment telling us what girly things you’d love to sew with Jennifer’s book.
• “Like” Sisboom on Facebook and leave a comment telling us you did.
• Tweet about this giveaway and leave a comment with the URL of your tweet.

Include a valid email address for our drawing. We’ll draw the winner from the comments and contact her via email. Deadline: Nov 23rd, 2011 (midnight). The winner will have 24 hours to claim her prize or a new winner will be chosen.

**Special Thanks: Thanks again to our friends at Quilt Market for inviting us as Press to their events. We love to attend their amazing Markets and bring you the most incredible interviews and products. Visit www.quilts.com to learn more about upcoming Market events in your area.

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Video Tutorial on the Slice Fabrique

October 4th, 2011

One of the most awesome devices we saw at Quilt Market was definitely the Slice Fabrique! This sleek little machine will cut your fabric into shapes and letters in the blink of an eye. Just watch our video tutorial and drool over the possibilities, we sure did!

This video is quick, but it’s all you need to get started with your own Slice Fabrique. Let the projects begin!

Find out more about the Slice Fabrique here>>

**Special Thanks: Thanks again to our friends at Quilt Market for inviting us as Press to their events. We love to attend their amazing Markets and bring you the most incredible interviews and products. Visit www.quilts.com to learn more about upcoming Market events in your area.

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Spring Quilt Market – Interview Amy Butler {+GIVEAWAY!!!}

August 16th, 2011

IMG_0391 Have you got Soul?? Amy Butler sure does, and it’s BEAUTIFUL at that!! I’m talking of course about her Organic Soul fabrics that I had the sheer pleasure of seeing in person at Spring Quilt Market in SLC. As you enter Amy’s booth you’ll see a sign that will grab at your heart, it reads:

“SOUL never lose your sense of awe and mystery, stay curious, And remember that it is truly a gift to be surrounded by all the people and all the stunning beauty that you Love.”

I hope you enjoy my interview with the beautiful and talented Amy Butler- please leave her your comments and questions. – xo Daria

GIVEAWAY!! Amy Butler’s goodie package Giveaway will include her book “Style Stitches”, all her new patterns + a few great surprises as well for one of our very lucky Boutique Cafe viewers!!

    For Entries to Win Simply:

Comment in our shownotes below, tweet on Twitter, Share on Facebook, or comment on YouTube for multiple entries to win a Prize Pack!! Draw Date is September 17th at Midnight, must have valid email address to win.
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Amy Butler Fabric made into dreamy clothing:
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Many more interviews are on the way, keep tuning in and enjoying your Cup of Couture and So Much More!!
**For those of you who have arrived from the Amy Butler Bloghop – WELCOME!! If you search our past podcasts you’ll find many more Amy Butler interviews, and oodles of other great designer interviews as well.
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Interview with Carina Gardner – Quilt Market

July 12th, 2011

While on location at Quilt Market in SLC, Daria had the opportunity to catch up with Carina Gardner. Carina is such a talented lady (fabrics, patterns, she does it all!), and she is also local to the Utah area. In this interview Carina shares her adorable patterns for little girls through Riley Blake. Watch for her little boys patterns coming fall 2011 as well. You can find her patterns all over, we promise!

You can catch up with Carina on her blog, in her Facebook group, as well as on the Northcott and Riley Blake websites. If Twitter is your thing, you can definitely catch up with Carina on Twitter as well by following @carinagardner LNRD_front_web_sm

**GIVEAWAY
We are giving away an adorable Carina Gardner Ruffle Dress pattern, to enter our drawing comment and share this episode for an opportunity to WIN! We’ll draw a winner on July 25th, 2011!!
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Many more interviews are on the way, keep tuning in and enjoying your Cup of Couture and So Much More!!

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Spring Quilt Market – Interview with Violet Craft {+Giveaway}

June 15th, 2011

IMG_0342 I love the opportunity that Boutique Cafe affords me to meet with creative people on a continual basis. Meeting with Violet Craft at Spring Quilt Market in SLC was such a lovely experience. I have “twittered” with Violet many times, but finally meeting her in person was wonderful as she is such a kind and genuine gal. I definitely recommend getting to know her through Twitter, Facebook and her blog.

Violet shares her beautiful collection of fabrics called Peacock Lane, as well as her children’s clothing patterns and a bag pattern for Indygo Junction!

GIVEAWAY!! Violet Craft Prize Pack including a Fat Quarter Pack of the ENTIRE collection (all 24 designs across both color ways!!) – she says “I don’t think they should be separated!” and we quite agree, they are Beautiful together!

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Violet is offering an awesome GIVEAWAY for one of our very lucky Boutique Cafe viewers!!

    For Entries to Win Simply:

Comment in our shownotes below, tweet on Twitter, Share on Facebook, or comment on YouTube for multiple entries to win a Prize Pack!! Draw Date is June 27th at Midnight, must have valid email address to win.

CONGRATULATIONS to our Winner Kelly Irene. And Thank You to everyone for your awesome comments and involvement. We have many more prizes to giveaway so keep commenting and sharing. XO!!

Many more interviews are on the way, keep tuning in and enjoying your Cup of Couture and So Much More!!

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Spring Quilt Market – Lucy Morey {+Giveaway}

June 15th, 2011

It’s always such fun to get together with Lucy Morey, Owner of Hot Scott Patterns and Fabric Designer with Henry Glass & Co. Lucy has some gorgeous “boy worthy” fabric out right now Henry Glass: Crystal Pier & Sunset Beach Collection. It’s beautiful and sophisticated for your trendy child’s room decor or clothing!

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GIVEAWAY!!
Lucy’s offering an awesome GIVEAWAY for one of our Boutique Cafe viewers!! Comment in our shownotes below, tweet on Twitter, Share on Facebook, or comment on YouTube for multiple entries to win a Prize Pack!! Fabric and Hot Scott Patterns galore up for grabs – don’t miss out!! Draw Date is June 27th at Midnight, must have valid email address to win.

Many more interviews are on the way, keep tuning in and enjoying your Cup of Couture and So Much More!!

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Spring Quilt Market – Interview with Kim & Kris The DIYDish

June 2nd, 2011

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While attending Quilt Market in Salt Lake City I had the opportunity to sit down for a quick interview with my dear friends Kim and Kris of The DIYDish! As you can see when we get together we turn into giggly girls, I sure love them. Kim and Kris share news regarding the remainder of their show season on TheDIYDish.com, as well as the news that Kris is opening a brick and mortar quilt shop in Utah called My Girlfriend’s Quilt Shoppe. This awesome new shoppe will open on June 6th, and for those not in the immediate area they have us all covered with a website as well. These talented gals will be moving their production studio into the store, we can’t wait to see all of those DIYDish projects rolling out of their new studio.

Kick back and enjoy the laughter and fun with two of the sweetest twins I’ve ever had the pleasure to know!

Many more interviews are on the way, keep tuning in and enjoying your Cup of Couture and So Much More!!


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Spring Quilt Market – Interview with Pink Fig Design

May 26th, 2011

We kick off our Spring Quilt Market coverage with our video interview featuring Chelsea Andersen of Pink Fig Design. You’ll also notice our Brand New Boutique Cafe Intro – we hope you LOVE IT!

Chelsea Andersen shares her “I Love Paris” fabric as well as her beautiful girl and teen clothing patterns. A big hit at Market were Chelsea’s NEW Roxy and Lola doll patterns, we can’t wait for you to see the cuteness!! Pink Fig is also offering a Free tshirt design on their blog, and a way for you to make a difference! All that and more!!

Comment in our show notes to enter to win an OUTSTANDING GIVEAWAY Package from Pink Fig Design! Watch our episode for details! Don’t forget to Comment, Tweet and Facebook share this show as well for additional entries.
We will draw the winner on June 10th, 2011!!

UPDATE!! Our Winner has been drawn randomly from all entries recieved. Congratulations to Kymmie Marriner! I have sent you details on how to collect your awesome prize!

Thanks to everyone for commenting, tweeting, Facebooking and blogging about our giveaway. We have lots more Market Swag to giveaway so keep entering.


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On My Way to Quilt Market Video – Getting There

May 19th, 2011

Pack your bags and drive along with Daria into “The U.S. of A” – haha! Quilt Market will never be the same again.

My apologies in advance, I was alone in the car for the first time without someone yelling “Mommy”. Here’s the first video of me on my way to Quilt Market in SLC, we have loads and loads of designer interviews on the way in the coming weeks (minus my singing I promise).

While you’re awaiting the Designer Interviews – why not kick back and read my Quilt Market Summary and view our hundreds of Market photos >>

Show #130 – Yeah Baby We’re Back!

March 16th, 2011

Screen shot 2011-03-16 at 10.12.35 PM In this Podcast Episode: Daria shares details on the upcoming Quilt Market and International Quilt Festival. We also gear up for the new season of The DIYDish with their guest Joel Dewberry. Our Boutique Cafe Facebook group is bursting with talented and creative mompreneurs, we shout out to them. Thanks so much for continuing to tune in. XO

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Unboxing {Project Life} + Giveaway!!

January 31st, 2011

In a Special video episode of Boutique Cafe, Daria is giddy to receive the new Project Life scrapbooking system from Becky Higgins! We unbox the kit, and show you all the goodies included in this gorgeous scrapping system. Becky I love you for simplifying my life like this!!


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***Giveaway!!

PLUS we have an Amazing GIVEAWAY from Becky Higgins – she is offering a Boutique Cafe viewer a “Project Life” Kit of their choice!! Drawing takes place on Valentine’s Day at midnight (Feb. 14th, 2011).

Here’s how to enter. You may do as many as these as you like. Each counts as one entry into the giveaway. Please leave a separate comment for each entry:

– Visit BeckyHiggins.com and comment below telling us why you need Project Life (or what your fave design is) – Tweet about this Review/Giveaway- include @BoutiqueCafe in your tweet (leave a link to your tweet in your comment) – Post this review and giveaway on Facebook (leave a link to you post in your comment) – Follow @BeckyHigginsLLC on Twitter and let her know you saw this video on @BoutiqueCafe – Post a comment to Becky on her Facebook group and tell her that Boutique Cafe sent you! :)

We’ll draw the winner from the comments and contact her via email. Deadline: February 2, 2011 (midnight). The winner will have 24 hours to claim her prize or a new winner will be chosen.

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DIY Nests for Your Christmas Owl Buddies – Tutorial

December 22nd, 2010

For Christmas this year I wanted to gift my “oodles” of darling nieces and nephews with something handmade from me. I decided to use the Owl Pattern from my friends Kim and Kris at www.thediydish.com to make my owl buddies. Then I created a little nest for each owl to sit in, now they can set them on their dressers and have a little bed for their owls to nap in.

Merry Christmas xoxo Daria

What is needed for this project:
Small wreath from Michaels or your local craft store
glue gun
glue sticks
feather boa (if desired)
wood strips/filler (could use paper raffia)
styrofoam eggs (not required but I had some lying around the house)

Boutique Cafe Holiday Homes Tour

December 14th, 2010

Enjoy a trip through the homes and traditions of friends in our very own Boutique Community. This episode will make you feel all warm and fuzzy, and ready to decorate like crazy. Thanks so much to those who participated by sending in their pictures. This idea makes me feel like Robin Leach from Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous (minus the accent)!! It’s a fun little holiday jaunt into the homes of some very creative gals who give so much year-round to their families and community. We hope you feel inspired by the Christmas decor, so cozy up with your hot cocoa and visit the homes of some of our closest friends.

Holiday Homes Included in this episode:
Chelsea – Vintage Chic (Free!! Pillow tutorial on her blog>>)
Patty – Mod Kid Boutique
Emily – georgietees
Liz – LizzyAnne
Lisa – The Domestic Diva(TUTORIALS: Make Tulle Garland, Bow Tutorial, Scents of the Season, Gift Wrapping Tutorial)
Catherine – our “Muirhead Family” Tree
Daria – Boutique Cafe


Don’t miss out on the incredible shopping deals still available in our 2010 Holiday Gift Guide>>

Boutique Cafe Conference – Keynote with Charlene May of Greggy Girl Pt.2

October 28th, 2010

Continuing our Boutique Cafe Conference Keynote – Part 2 with Greggy Girl Founder Charlene May.

Topics In this episode :
Keynote pt. 2 with Greggy Girl Founder Charlene May:

– Technology – Her thoughts on Boutique Cafe – Market – Advertising – Product Reviews – Magazine ads – Celebrity Product Placement – Tradeshow tips – Selling at Market

**You can watch Part 1 of this Keynote Presentation here>>

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Boutique Cafe Conference – Keynote with Charlene May of Greggy Girl Pt.1

October 27th, 2010

Boutique Cafe Conference – Keynote with Charlene May of Greggy Girl Pt.1 from Daria – Boutique Cafe on Vimeo.

I’m so thrilled to be releasing this never seen footage from our 2007 Boutique Cafe Girls Getaway Conference in Salt Lake City. Our Keynote speaker was Charlene May, founder of girls clothing empire Greggy Girl. In her presentation Charlene covered so many key points for our attendees on following your dreams, this presentation was for designers of children’s apparel but translates into valuable information for any business, as you’ll see this keynote touched the hearts of many of our attendees who have continued on to GREAT things. Please enjoy Part 1 in our series from that conference, and please share it with your fellow women in businesses and mompreneurs. Thank you again Charlene, this conference was MAGIC and it meant so much to have you there. – XO Daria

In this episode (length 38:15):
Introduction by Daria, Owner Host and Producer for Boutique Cafe
How they conference came to be: with Daria and Megan of Brassy Apple
Keynote pt. 1 with Greggy Girl Founder Charlene May:

– Follow your Dreams – Create a Story – Design a Tight Line – Deliver your Line – Networking
“The Journey is part of the fun, The Journey is part of the Dream” – Charlene May – Hudson’s Magazine

Some Screen Captures from this event

Your comments are welcomed and most appreciated. (unless they are about how much of a weeper I am, trust me I know – LOL!)

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Spring Market with Amy Butler – Show #124

September 18th, 2010

It’s always a joy for me to share news or an interview with designer and friend Amy Butler. Spring Market 2010 brought many exciting things for Amy to share with us, especially Soul Blossoms her gorgeous new colour rich fabric line. (Amy’s Honey Bun Poufs, Yarn, Wallpaper and more are also featured in this video interview).

Stepping up to the mic once again for us is our incredible Star Correspondent, the beautiful Bari J. Ackerman. Bari took Quilt Market by storm, and we had the privilege of seeing much of it through her eyes. Thank you so much Bari for stepping in and interviewing so many designers for Boutique Cafe!!

Amy Butler Wall Paper Collection available online through Graham & Brown>>

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Fabric Wall Art Video Tutorial with Megan: Brassy Apple

August 11th, 2010

blogmay10I was squealing today watching my friend Megan aka “Brassy Meg or Ms. Apple” on Studio 5 sharing her Fabric Wall Art tutorial. (isn’t she just gorgeous and adorable?! I love her!) This project is ideal for those of us who adore fabric, and want to have a customized look for our homes but perhaps need something less permanent than paint or wall paper.

Megan is changing the way we decorate our homes forever!

Check out this and other off-the-hook tutorials on the lovely Ms. Apple’s blog Brassy Apple

Spring Market 2010- Show #123 Kay Whitt

June 16th, 2010

Bari J. acts as Boutique Cafe’s Official Correspondent again at Spring Quilt Market (2010). Bari speaks with designer Kay Whitt from Sew Serendipity about her new book and clothing patterns – they look SCRUMPTIOUS!!
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Special thanks to Bari J Ackerman for her incredible coverage of Spring Market! We love you Bari! More Market video coverage is on the way, keep tuning in.

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Patricia Bravo at Quilt Market {+ GIVEAWAY}- Show #122

April 19th, 2010

In continuing coverage of Fall Quilt Market, our guest correspondent Bari J. interviews the amazing Patricia Bravo from Art Gallery Fabrics. Patricia shares her beautiful fabrics, gorgeous new patterns, and some brilliant Grab N’ Sew Kits that make it sooo easy to jump in and enjoy! Find out even more about our guest Patricia Bravo on her Blog here>>6a00e553bbe52e88340120a965db8c970b-150wiplaymat_200

GIVEAWAY:
Patricia Bravo and Art Gallery Fabrics are giving away 1- “My First Playmat Pattern Kits” for one lucky Boutique Cafe listener!

To enter simply comment with a valid email address in order to be included. We’ll draw the winner on April 27th, at midnight!
To earn additional entries you can do as many of these as you’d like. Each one is worth one entry into our giveaway:

• Visit artgalleryfabrics.com and leave a comment here telling us your favorite design.
• Follow PatBBravo on Twitter and leave a comment telling us you’re their newest follower.
• Tweet about this giveaway and leave a comment with the URL of your tweet.
The winner will have 24 hours to claim her prize or a new winner will be chosen.

Special thanks to Bari J Ackerman for her incredible coverage of Fall Market! We love you Bari!

**Interested in sponsoring an upcoming episode of Boutique Cafe? contact us at info@boutiquecafe.com for more details
UPDATE!! Winner Announced. Congratulations to Eve (@shopgurl)! You have won the Patricia Bravo Playmat Kit. We will be contacting you to get your shipping information. Thanks to everyone for helping us share and get the word out!

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Meet Kay Whitt from Quilt Market – Show #121

March 23rd, 2010

In continuing coverage of Fall Quilt Market, our guest correspondent Bari J. interviews the incredible Kay Whitt of SewSerendipity Studios. Kay shares her gorgeous new patterns, including a stylish skirt that is perfect for quilters to work on with “jellyrolls” of fabric. Find out even more about our guest Kay Whitt on her website here>>

Special thanks to Bari J Ackerman for her incredible coverage of Fall Market! We love you Bari!

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Boutique Cafe Holiday Episode – PLUS Zhu Zhu Pet Giveaway!

December 22nd, 2009

We’re celebrating the holidays a little differently this year at Boutique Cafe, my new baby Lola Olivia was born on Dec. 10th and isn’t sleeping at night. Needless to say I had to find a creative way of bringing the holiday spirit to our viewers, while including some extra help from a few special friends to pull it all together. What I came up with was a wandering through various homes in our very own Boutique Community!!

This idea makes me feel like Robin Leach from Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous (minus the accent)!! It’s a fun little holiday jaunt into the homes of some very creative gals who give so much year-round to their families and community. We hope you feel inspired by the Christmas decor, so cozy up with your hot cocoa and visit the homes of some of our closest friends.

Holiday Homes Included in this episode:
Chelsea – Vintage Chic (Free!! Pillow tutorial on her blog>>)
Patty – Mod Kid Boutique
Emily – georgietees
Liz – LizzyAnne
Lisa – The Domestic Diva(TUTORIALS: Make Tulle Garland, Bow Tutorial, Scents of the Season, Gift Wrapping Tutorial)
Catherine – our “Muirhead Family” Tree
Daria – Boutique Cafe


Don’t miss out on the incredible shopping deals in our 2009 Holiday Gift Guide>>

Happy Holidays with love from Boutique Cafe! See you in the New Year!
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*** Giveaway! Boutique Cafe wants to make your holiday extra merry by giving away two (2) Zhu Zhu Pets to two Very Lucky BC readers!
Here’s how to enter. You can do as many of these as you’d like. Each one is worth one entry into our giveaway; please leave a separate comment for each:
• Leave a comment in our shownotes for this episode telling us your favorite holiday tradition!
• Become a fan of Boutique Cafe on Facebook and leave a comment telling us you joined.
• Follow Boutique Cafe on Twitter (@BoutiqueCafe) and leave a comment telling is you’re our newest follower.
• Tweet about this giveaway and leave a comment with the URL of your tweet.
• Blog about this giveaway and leave a comment with the URL to your blog post.

Include a valid email address for our drawing. We’ll draw the two winners from the comments and contact her via email. Deadline: December 26, 2009 (midnight). The winner will have 24 hours to claim her prize or a new winner will be chosen.

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Lola Olivia Arrives!!

December 13th, 2009

Mommy & Daddy with Lola Dear friends, I want to share my immense joy with you as we welcome our new little daughter Lola Olivia into our family. She arrived on Thursday evening at 9:52 pm weighing in at 6 pds 5 ounces, 20 inches long, and sporting lots of dark gorgeous hair. Nathan and I are completely overwhelmed with love for our princess, we’ve waited for her for so long, and it was a very rough pregnancy/delivery. Thankfully our girl is here safe and sound, and beautiful!

Our four boys have been dotting on her and loving her up so much. They are over the moon to have a sister of their very own. Thank you so much for all of your prayers and support through my pregnancy, many of you got me through these months and I’ll never forget it. I hope to be back to Boutique Cafe very shortly, but in the meantime I’m wrapped up in Lola and enjoying each moment of her first few days. I’ll share a link to see more and more pics of our Lola, I’ll be adding more so feel welcome to stop by and gush with me over her. :)

With love and thanks,
Daria, Nathan
The boys & Lola Olivia

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Holiday Gift Guide Savings – #119

November 27th, 2009

Our wildly popular 2009 Holiday Gift Guide is brimming with sweet festive savings. Enjoy this little commercial we’ve produced featuring the current discounts, promo codes and deals you can snag on amazing products & services (discount codes valid till Jan. 1st 2010).

To view the entire savings guide Click Here>> More promos are continually being added throughout the Christmas shopping season so keep checking back. Thank you for supporting these businesses, many of whom are mompreneur owned & operated small businesses. Doesn’t that make you feel all warm and jolly?!

Happy Holidays from Boutique Cafe!

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Bari J. Covers Quilt Market pt. 3 – Show #118

November 11th, 2009

With Daria expecting a baby in December, Designer and Friend Bari J. Ackerman steps in and brings us some spectacular video coverage of Fall Quilt Market 2009!

In the third installment of our Quilt Market Coverage, Bari interviews: Our outstanding friend & designer Patty Young. Patty shares her new fabric line “Flora & Fauna” as well as her upcoming patterns, and ready-to-ship patterns. Check out Patty’s website here>>. Bari J. also interviews the very talented Anna Maria Horner about her new “Little Folks” fabric line, upcoming projects & patterns…even her new book available Spring 2010 called “Handmade Beginnings”. Visit Anna Maria’s website & blog here>>.

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Please join me in thanking Bari for her outstanding efforts and contribution to Boutique Cafe. Even more new interviews will be on the way in the coming weeks thanks to her! XO Bari, we love you ~ Daria

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Bari J. Covers Quilt Market pt.2 – Show #117

November 7th, 2009

With Daria expecting a baby in December, Designer and Friend Bari J. Ackerman steps in and brings us some spectacular video coverage of Fall Quilt Market 2009! In the second installment of our Quilt Market Coverage, Bari interviews: the talented and lovely Paula Prass about her new fabric line “Woodland Delight”, check out her popular blog for updates on her new pattern line release. Then Miss Sandi Henderson steps into the Boutique Cafe spotlight and discusses her new fabric line “Meadow Sweet”, as well as patterns and her upcoming book called “Sewing Bits & Pieces”. Learn more about Sandi on her beautiful blog as well.

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Paula Prass on Twitter
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Please join me in thanking Bari for her outstanding efforts and contribution to Boutique Cafe. Several new interviews will be on the way in the coming weeks thanks to her! XO Bari, we love you ~ Daria

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Bari J. Covers Quilt Market pt.1 – Show #116

October 21st, 2009

With Daria expecting a baby in December, Designer and Friend Bari J. Ackerman steps in and brings us some spectacular video coverage of Fall Quilt Market 2009! In the first in our series of “Market” shows, Bari interviews: Fabric & Jewelry Designer Genevieve Gail, amazing Textile and Pattern Designer Joanna Figueroa and we also see what our wonderful correspondent Bari J. is up to herself!

Please join me in thanking Bari for her outstanding efforts and contribution to Boutique Cafe. Many new interviews will be on the way in the coming weeks thanks to her! XO Bari, we love you ~ Daria

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Show #115 – It’s our 5th Birthday at Boutique Cafe!

September 15th, 2009

adimage.php.jpeg Welcome to show #115, our celebratory podcast for 5 years of Boutique Cafe goodness! This journey has been a real joy to go on with our our listeners and readers, I can’t thank you enough for the support you have shown for the website, podcasts and for me personally as well. cutedariaThis episode Daria shares her thoughts on 5 years of podcasting and supporting mompreneurs. We share LOADS & LOADS of Boutique News about sales/promotions and great finds, and also give info on how you could be our very LUCKY listener to win our 5th Birthday Ultimate PRIZE PACK!. As a tribute to Patrick Swayze, who died yesterday after a heroic battle with Cancer, we play a song called “Jennifer Grey” by Christa Couture inspired by the movie “Dirty Dancing” and featuring some favorite images of him. Thanks to Maggie of Boutique Graphics for our Birthday Banner!
All Boutique News Links Mentioned in This Episode:
Gocks Frocks
Unstrung Sisters
Taygalook
SoFunFabrics
La*Tee*Da*Kids
Genevieve Gail (mention Boutique Cafe at checkout for Free Shipping this month!!
Free Forged showing at the USB, along with several @etsydallas members. @makestudio is sponsoring the show.
Urban Street Bazaar
GirleeGoodz

***5th Birthday GIVEAWAY*** – ONE LUCKY listener will receive a HUGE Prize Pack from our Boutique Cafe friends!


Prizes Contributors include – Patty Young 6-piece fat quarter set of her fabric AND a Lil’ Chef sewing pattern

Tote and Tee – custom initial tee any style of winner’s choice

Carla Hegeman Crim – CD loaded with complete Scientific Seamstree Ebooks (valued at over $100)

Rosa Dolce Designs by Priscilla Resendez – set of 5 headbands…halloween, thanksgiving, christmas, valentines day, & 4th of july

Christa Couture – copy of her most recent album “The Wedding Singer and The Undertaker” & one-of-a-kind “Christa Couture Couture” shirts

Pink Papillon Jewelry by MaryAnn Daniels Springer- gift card for a custom cuff!

Sandi Henderson – set of patterns, and a collection of her gift boxes

Lee Coulter – his new album!
Frogs and Flowers boutique – an “I spy” bag and an apron The fit tweens up to ladies (one size fits all)
Greggy Girl - a plethra of Greggy Girl items and a Greggy Girl Set!!
You Can Make This – $50 pre-packaged bundle of ebooks from YCMT
$30 Gift Certificate to Miss Label.com
Boutique Cafe free banner advertising package for 6 months!
Amy Butler Design – a selection of her sewing patterns and stationery!!
And more prizes are coming in today as well!!

Several ways to win:
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Drawing will take place on October 1st, 2009 at Midnight MST!
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WINNER ANNOUNCED!! Congratulations to Mayya @ Sew Chic and Unique on winning our Ultimate Birthday Prize Pack from Boutique Cafe with prizes worth well over $500!! Thank you to everyone for entering and for your support. We love to do hot giveaways at Boutique Cafe and this one was definitely Smokin’ :)

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