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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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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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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.

**Interested in sponsoring an upcoming episode of Boutique Cafe? contact us at info@boutiquecafe.com for more details

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Quilt Market is ON!

May 21st, 2010

Meeting in person finally!

Oh how I love Quilt Market! The fabrics, the fun, the crazy antics with all my designer pals (sleepless nights up talking for hours, and sore feet). Unfortunately I’m not in Minneapolis for the 2010 Spring show this weekend. I’m so depressed about it, that I’m posting a happy picture of years past when I was able to attend in Portland and meet designer Amy Butler in person for the first time!

Even though I’m not there to cover the event this Spring…do not despair because Bari J. Ackerman is our Official Correspondent for Boutique Cafe (she has biz cards and everything!). Bari will be conducting video interviews at Quilt Market and bringing the footage back to share on Boutique Cafe’s podcasts. We’re so excited!! We love Bari, she attended Fall Market and snagged some outstanding interviews and information for our viewers last year. I’m so grateful she’s up for the challenge again.

If you’re at Market this weekend be sure to snag Bari and tell her all about your fabrics, patterns and how much you LOVE Boutique Cafe – you might just get featured!!
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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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2nd Meetup with Anna Maria Horner – Show #113

July 23rd, 2009

Greetings Boutique Cafe Viewers! It’s been awhile since our last show, my apologies for taking a break from podcasting over the past few months due to illness in my pregnancy. Thankfully, in a moment of renewed strength today I found this video in our “Boutique Cafe Vault” from Fall Quilt Market last year. This unseen interview is with the amazing and lovely Anna Maria Horner! I truly hope you’ll enjoy it and leave comments for Anna Maria as well.

In our chat, we discuss her book “Seams to Me”, Good Folks fabric line, new patterns available, and her exciting pregnancy coinciding with a Little Folks fabric line as well. Since we taped this back in Fall last year, Anna Maria’s beautiful little son Roman indeed arrived and is beyond precious. Congratulations again Anna Maria! XO!

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12 Days of Christmas – Season 4 pt.2

December 18th, 2008

It's SEASON 4 NEW EPISODE We’re back for our FOURTH straight year of our popular Holiday Shows! In our SECOND holly jolly installment Daria interviews designers and momprenuers including Dawn of My Princess Closet, Kim of You Can Make This.com, and Lisa Otto with both and also Boutique UP! Daily


Pinkalicious Books to Bed Set This episode is full of Spectacular Giveaways including: A Pinkalicious Books to Bed set from My Princess Closet(Which was featured on “The View” this morning!!), 2 $50 eBook Bundles from You Can Make This.com, and 3 Kimberbell Doll patterns from You Can Make This.com!! We’ll draw the winners on Dec. 22nd! Good luck Everyone and Happy Holidays from Boutique Cafe.


**Due to family emergency this will be our last 12 Days holiday show. I express my sincere apologies, and thank you for your understanding as I leave town to handle some personal issues. I hope you love the Holiday Shows and we’ll be posting winners shortly. Merry Christmas my dear friends! – Daria



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12 Days of Christmas – Season 4 pt. 1

December 10th, 2008

It's SEASON 4 We’re back for our FOURTH straight year of our popular Holiday Shows! This week Boutique Cafe and guests are bringing to life the stuff christmas dreams are made of, in the first of 3 Spectacular Christmas shows. Daria interviews designers and momprenuers including Barb of Lola and Clementine, Myrinda of Sweet Girl Boutique, Leslie of L’il Darlins, and Kim of Olive Kids.

**This episode is chock full of Giveaways including: a $25 Gift Certificate to LolaandClementine.com or her eBay auctions as well, $25 Gift Certificate to Sweet Girl Boutique, $25 Gift Certificate to L’il Darlins, Bib-A-Roo from Lil Darlins, $80 Gift Pack from Olive Kids with personalized Frame Print, Placemat, Name tag and Bookmark. How to Enter: Comment under this post to qualify for our drawings. We’ll draw the winners on Dec. 22nd! Good luck Everyone and Happy Holidays from Boutique Cafe.

**We still have ONE interview space available for the 3rd and final 12 days of Christmas show. If you are interested in having your shop, store, group or designs featured please email daria@boutiquecafe.com for further details.

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Something New! LIVE from Quilt Market

October 22nd, 2008

It’s International Quilt Market this weekend in Houston, Texas, and Boutique Cafe will be there covering the event as media!

This time around I’m eager to try something a little bit different for our community, and offer a LIVE VIDEO FEED from Market on Saturday!! This is of course dependent on the quality of the internet connection at the Convention Centre, so if glitches arise please bear with us as we’ll have other coverage as well.

So, if you’d like to join in a little Boutique Cafe history with me this Saturday, Oct. 25th (approx. 11:30 am Houston time) – we’ll give it our best college try, and see if we can hold live interviews, in real-time for you!!

In order to participate, you’ll need to join www.ustream.com as a member, you’ll be able to participate in the Chatboard that runs next to the video feed. You’ll be able to comment, ask questions, and say hello to our guests directly! Can you say FUN?

**Once we’re setup and ready to start streaming, I’ll send a Twitter Tweet message with the url. (if you don’t have a Twitter.com account be sure to join and then click to follow Boutique Cafe’s updates)

See you at Market! We’re taking YOU with Us!!

Show #100 and 3rd Birthday!

September 4th, 2008

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Dear Readers/Viewers,

Show number 100 is on the way…(my computer has had a nasty case of the hiccups and the video footage needs to be re-edited). But never fear it will be up very soon, that’s the life of a podcaster.

While you are waiting we have some other BIG news! Boutique Cafe is celebrating our 3rd Birthday this month! I can’t believe that we’ve been around that long, and I know it’s because of each and every one of you that we’re able to say that. Thank you all for supporting Boutique Cafe through these past years, I know many of you have listened to each episode, visited daily and still hang out with us around the site since day one. There are so many of you that contribute your ideas, comments, suggestions, time & friendship here. We honor you, and thank you for choosing Boutique Cafe as a place to spend your time and grab your cup of couture and so much more!

To our new visitors, we welcome you and invite you to join our community of moms, momprenuers and women who have so much passion, creativity and energy. We want each person who visits the site to feel inspired by what they see, a vast collection of talented designers, outstanding products, business women, moms, celebrities, indie musicians from all over the globe – but sharing our common interests as women.

Thank you for making our Third Birthday a memorable benchmark for our show, we look forward to many more celebrations and laughter with you. Keep Tuning In!

– Daria and the Boutique Cafe Staff

Boutique Cafe Hits Disneyland!!

August 6th, 2008

Our dreams are coming true, Boutique Cafe is heading to California!! We’re going to be taping a Video podcast for Boutique Cafe at Disneyland next week!

I’ll be at the park next Tues, Wed, Thursday. If you’re going to be there with your kids, dress them in Boutique, we’ll be watching for you – I’d love to get them into the segment! If you’re a designer this would be a great way to showcase your designs in the happiest place on earth!

We hope to meet several of our Boutique Moms there, and your Disney-kids too!! If you’re going to be in the area, please leave me a comment below and I’ll email you my cell number so we can hook up at the Disneyland park.

See you there! – Daria

***Shhh Don’t tell my kids, they don’t know we’re going there yet!! hee hee

Listener Reviews Needed on iTunes

August 1st, 2008

We’re in need of a few good listeners to write up some reviews on iTunes for Boutique Cafe podcast. If you’re a kind-hearted lover of BC podcast please scoot on over to iTunes and write up a review for us today. THANK YOU SO MUCH!

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Thank you!!

Show# 93 – At Market with The Apron Lady

May 28th, 2008

At Market with The Apron Lady Designs In our continuing coverage of Quilt Market Daria interviews designer Jan Lutz from The Apron Lady Designs. Boutique Cafe was honored to be given special media access to the recent International Quilt Market in Portland. While at Market we had a chance to rub elbows and get to know so many talented fabric, pattern and quilting designers (we even got to cheer on some of our very own friends in our community!!). It was a “dream-come-true kind” of weekend. Over the coming days and weeks we’ll be sharing our video coverage with you on Boutique Cafe.

**Giveaway! – The Apron Lady Designs is giving away a tremendous prize for a few of our Boutique Cafe listeners. First prize: An 8-pack of all of their beautiful patterns, as well as a finished apron in the style of their choice!!. Second prize: Two winners will receive the 8-pack of apron patterns. To enter simply watch our coverage and comment telling us the name of the first apron Jan Lutz shows us OR visit The Apron Lady site and mention which pattern is your personal fave!

Please include a valid email address for our drawing. We’ll draw the winner from the comments and contact her via email. Deadline: June, 5 2008 (midnight). The winner will have 24 hours to claim her prize or a new winner will be chosen.

**Boutique Cafe is brought to you by Aveeno Baby.

UPDATE!! It’s Time to announce our Winners!! Congratulations to each of you, and thanks to everyone for your GREAT comments for Jan Lutz. I know that she was very touched by all of the attention.

Two Second Prize winners are:
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*you have won an 8 pack of all The Apron Lady Patterns

First Place Winner is:
Jennifer Bogart

*you have won your choice of apron, made up just for you! Plus, an 8-pack of all The Apron Lady patterns!!

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Portland Quilt Market – Teaser!

May 17th, 2008

For the past few days I’ve been immersed in the creative kingdom of International Quilt Market (in Portland). Boutique Cafe was given special access within the show to videotape and interview a plethora of our fabric and designer heroine’s and (heros). Taking along my amazing team of Megan from Brassy Apple and Amelia from Intimate Photography we worked the showroom floor interviewing, capturing and photographing, drool worthy textiles and admirable creative geniuses. We also had the opportunity to meet up with several members of the boutique designer community, it’s been the most spectacular meet and greet!

We’re on our way home tomorrow, and can’t wait to share it all with you! Now the fun begins as we edit video tape and photos to share on Boutique Cafe. Watch for our video coverage of 2008 Portland Quilt Market…coming very soon!!

Pictured in this photo (L to R): Amelia, Amy Butler, Daria, Megan

Testimonials & Fan Feedback

March 12th, 2008

Are you a long time listener of Boutique Cafe? Perhaps you’ve advertised your momprenuer business or boutique on our website, or journeyed to our Boutique Cafe Girls Getaway Conference last year? Do you just HAVE to listen to each and every show? Do you long to be featured on the site? Whatever your interaction with Boutique Cafe we’d love to hear from you!

What do you love? How have we changed your podcasting experience? Have any of our shows inspired you with new ideas for your home and business? Are your children wearing boutique handmade clothing now? Are you blogging along with our Fashion Forward Challenges, or trying out products we recommend on the Daily Dish? Please let us know.

Here’s how to get involved… simply send in a Testimonial about your own personal experience with Boutique Cafe over the past three years. We’ll be sharing your messages and feedback on our site so other Moms like you can see exactly what Boutique Cafe has to offer.

Please send your testimonial directly, with subject “Fan Feedback” email us by clicking here. (*please include your name and url so we can link to you and give you credit for participating).

We thank you so very much for taking a moment out to share your thoughts and feelings about Boutique Cafe with us. Your participation is what makes this show and website so worthwhile. Once we have several testimonials we’ll make a page available for everyone to view and enjoy.

Show #87 – Sneak Peek with Sandi Henderson

March 3rd, 2008

Sandi Henderson Fabulous fabric designer and textile artist Sandi Henderson joins Daria to talk about her wildly popular Ginger Blossom fabric, and to dish about her top secret upcoming fabric line (hint hint…we’ve got pictures in the show!!). Boutique Cafe has the exclusive announcement on Sandi’s new fabric line name as well as news of her new pattern line, and we couldn’t be more honored! Sandi recently hosted “Flat Betty” at her home – . Tune in for an inspiring chat with one of our own, who’s making it big and taking us all along with her. To view the group launch currently running with Sandi Henderson’s fabric click here >


Click here for the Farmer’s Market Sneak Peek >>


We’re proud members of the Mommycast and Friends Family Channel. Check out some of the other podcasts, like Runaway Design and many more!


**GIVEAWAY - Are you feeling lucky?!! You can win a Surprise Collection of Sandi Henderson’s Ginger Blossom Fabric this week on Boutique Cafe! To be eligible please listen to the show and post a comment in our show notes (**don’t forget to share news of this show on your own blogs so we can come visit your site). We’ll draw the winner on March 12th at midnight. Leave a comment with a valid email address for our drawing. We’ll draw the winner from the comments and contact her via email. The winner will have 24 hours to claim her prize or a new winner will be chosen.


UPDATE WINNER ANNOUNCED….SUE CAHILL Congratulations to you! You were drawn as our Winner from the Boutique Cafe interview with fabric designer Sandi Henderson. You have won a surprise collection of Ginger Blossom fabric directly from Sandi herself!


Thank you so much to everyone who listened to our show, and entered our contest. We love Sandi Henderson’s Fabric lines and look forward to sharing more of them with you in the coming months.



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What’s up at The Savvy Organizer?

March 3rd, 2008

This week we are going to be talking about the office. This can be a trouble spot for many people, as things tend to pile up and having 10 spare hours to deal with it at once never seems to come… The solution is to work at it for 30 minutes a day until you have it all caught up. Once it is caught up (and this is the ultimate trick), spend a few minutes a day filing receipts, bills, info from the kids school… just dealing with all that paper mess that comes into your house everyday.

It hardly takes any time and is very important in keeping things tidy, and your sanity intact!! If you would like more information on this, check out show #10 – Dealing with Paper. Good luck!

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Valentine Lovin’ On The Way!

February 12th, 2008


Hello and happy Wednesday! This past week I have had several emails sent in to me, asking if we would be doing another Valentine “Love Note” type of show. Our Valentine’s shows are always very popular and fun. How could I deny you? My sweet listeners!

Here’s how it’s going to work:

If you would like to leave a brief message for the one you adore, simply call our Boutique Cafe Voicemail line at 815550-2434 and leave a brief 10-20 second message for your darling. (message must be received by dinner time Wednesday (that’s today) in order to be included)

-This will be a FREE service, I will include your message in my Valentines Day podcast. Be sure to have your sweetheart listen in.

**when recording speak clearly and identify yourself. Have fun and thanks for sharing your loving thoughts on Boutique Cafe this holiday. (once our voicemail box is full we won’t be accepting more messages, so record yours right away!)

Contribute to Boutique Cafe – share your passion

January 8th, 2008

2008 2008 marks a new chapter in the life of Boutique Cafe. Our goal is to involve our listenership even further in producing great content and building a strong BC community. We have quite an interesting demographic of listeners including momprenuers, designers, SAHMs, working women, dads with great taste in podcasts and much much more!



If you have show suggestions, comments or would be interested in guest writing articles for Boutique Cafe in 2008 we welcome your input.



Announcement!! ** We will soon be hosting Boutique Cafe videocasts, and invite you to tape a quick segment for inclusion in our shows and email it to me at daria@boutiquecafe.com (inclusion in our shows isn’t guaranteed and will be based on the discretion of BC staff). Perhaps you’re a great seamstress and would like to share a quick tip, or maybe you’re a mom with a great idea to get your kids to sleep at night. We’re thrilled to include YOU this year in Boutique Cafe’s videopodcasts, and feel that this will bond our community further as we get to know each other even better! More on this will be coming soon so keep listening (AND WATCHING).

12 Days of CHRISTMAS Spots – Season 3 (on sale now)

November 21st, 2007

12 Days of Christmas Season 3 Interview Spots HO HO HO! It’s our favorite time of the year, and Boutique Cafe’s 12 Days of Christmas is back for our third season of shows. This year we’re recruiting our guests a bit differently, due to the time crunch and increased schedule for Daria, we won’t be running auctions for interested designers/groups/shops to bid on a feature. INSTEAD… we ask that you email us directly as to availability, we will then invoice you for your purchase through Paypal so you can instantly purchase your interview with Daria, in our popular holiday shows that run at the end of November. That’s right – you’ll instantly know that you can prepare and plan for an interview on Boutique Cafe’s biggest shows of the year. Once the 12 spaces are sold that’s it, so don’t delay in grabbing your “Day of Christmas” feature on our podcast.

Our Buy it Now price is $100 per “Day of Christmas” and will feature you, your group, or your boutique related website during a podcast interview. You will have your clickable link and a few photos embedded in our enhanced feed, as well as your url in our shownotes for that show. Boutique Cafe also will be doing a press release during the holiday shopping frenzy to give attention to our 12 Days of Christmas guests. Read the rest of this entry »

Boutique Cafe Joins MommyCast & Friends Family Channel

September 28th, 2007


Boutique Cafe teams with MommyCast and Podango as one of the Inaugural podcasts involved with the new MommyCast & Friends Family Channel.

Read the Press Release here »

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