Posted on November 2, 2010

Mumpreneur Feature – Brenda & Liz ***Giveaway CLOSED***

Mum in Business

Brenda & Liz from Ruby & Ginger are here for todays’ Mumpreneur feature; bringing with them an awesome giveaway for you 🙂 (See end of post for giveaway)

Who are you?

We are Brenda and Liz, mum of 4 under 3’s between them and most importantly great friends

What do you do?

We design and make gorgeous products for modern parenting , providing solutions to problems we have encountered as parents but with the twist of designing with the stylish mums in mind

When did you establish your business?

We started with one idea in September 2009 and then launched the website February 2010 – a few days after the arrival of Liz’s second baby and a couple of weeks before the arrival of Brenda’s second son – they weren’t in the business plan!

What made you start your own business?

The opportunity to – and you have to take every opportunity that comes your way, we were both unable to carry on with our previous careers and were left with the choice of stepping into another corporate role or giving working for ourselves a try!

What do you love about working for yourself?

Mainly the fact that everything we do is for ourselves and our families and what you put in you get back out – but the sense of pride and joy when you see something you have created (and often shed tears over!)  on a shelf in a shop is a feeling that should be bottled – those moments are priceless. Plus the chances for leisurely breakfasts, lunchtime leaf collecting or an impromptu early pick up from child care for a trip to the park make the sometimes weird and wonderful hours to fit around the family worthwhile. 

Is there anything you would go back and do differently if you could?

Not hugely – we have made mistakes along the way for sure but those mistakes have made us and the business grow, but be realistic about the amount of hours in the day and give yourself a break sometimes – we have been our own worst critics umming and aahing over minor details which no one else would ever really notice!

 Finally If there is 1 thing that you could tell other Mums who want to start there own business; what would it be?

 
Do it … if you believe in yourself and your products give it a shot you will never know what could have been until you try and if it doesn’t work first time don’t give up.

Brenda & Liz have very generously donated a ‘Just Nipping Out Set’ for one of my lucky readers!
The ‘Just Nipping Out’ Set
When you are ready to reclaim your gorgeous handbags yet still need nappy changing essentials our ‘Grab and Go’ set has all you require:

The Original Nappy Purse which holds 3 or more disposable nappies, nappy sacks and a handy pocket for your lipstick!
Travel Change Mat
Ruby and GINGER travel wipes case

To be in with a chance of winning this awesome prize you must visit Ruby & Ginger and come back here and tell me which design you would choose if you were to win the ‘Just Nipping Out’ Set!!
For extra entries you can complete one or more of the following and leave a SEPERATE comment for each (Max 5 entries per person) 🙂

1 – Follow my blog & leave a comment telling me that you are a follower.

2 – Tweet the following ‘I want to win the Just nipping out set from @rubyandginger on @SoniaThorpe blog’ & leave a comment here telling me that you have done so with your twitter name.

3 – Follow me on twitter @SoniaThorpe and leave a comment here telling me you are a follower and leave your twitter name

4 – Follow @rubyandginger on twitter and leave a comment here telling me you follow them and leave your twitter name

That’s it – so if you do 1 of the above you get 1 chance to win and if you do all 5 then you get 5 chances to win 🙂 The winner will be chosen by random.org on Tuesday 9th November at 20:00 – Good luck!

If you comment as anonymous your entry will not be valid 🙂


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68 Comments

  • Reply Helen R November 9, 2010 at 8:01 pm

    I am following rubyandginger on twitter (@milkpetal)

    Thanks to both of you for such a fab comp! 🙂

  • Reply Helen R November 9, 2010 at 8:00 pm

    I am following you on twitter (@milkpetal)

  • Reply Helen R November 9, 2010 at 7:59 pm

    I have tweeted: http://twitter.com/milkpetal/status/2072599051898880

  • Reply Helen R November 9, 2010 at 7:58 pm

    I am a follower of your blog 🙂

  • Reply Helen R November 9, 2010 at 7:57 pm

    I would love to win the Just Nipping Out set in 'Berries'.

  • Reply Rhoda' November 9, 2010 at 4:31 pm

    I have tweeted (@justforcomps)

  • Reply Rhoda' November 9, 2010 at 4:31 pm

    I'm now following @rubyandginger on twitter (@justforcomps)

  • Reply Rhoda' November 9, 2010 at 4:30 pm

    I already follow you on twitter (@justforcomps)

  • Reply Rhoda' November 9, 2010 at 4:29 pm

    I love the berries design! Gorgeous!

  • Reply Mamascarf November 9, 2010 at 4:24 pm

    I follow you @SoniaThorpe and @rubyandginger I am @mamascarf
    I will follow your blog and tweet about it for the max number of entries as I would love to win! ;0)

  • Reply Emma November 9, 2010 at 3:39 pm

    I like the berries!! Its rather funky & a great idea!! 🙂

  • Reply Loki13 November 8, 2010 at 10:56 am

    I follow your blog on google frieds connect

  • Reply Loki13 November 8, 2010 at 10:55 am

    I now follow @rubyandginger on twitter @13loki

  • Reply Loki13 November 8, 2010 at 10:54 am

    have tweeted @13loki

  • Reply Loki13 November 8, 2010 at 10:53 am

    follow you on twitter @13loki

  • Reply Loki13 November 8, 2010 at 10:49 am

    Love the wallpaper -if I won that's the one I;d want

  • Reply mummy24 November 6, 2010 at 1:04 pm

    i am following ruby and ginger @ashlallan

  • Reply mummy24 November 6, 2010 at 1:03 pm

    i already follow you on twitter @ashlallan

  • Reply mummy24 November 6, 2010 at 1:03 pm

    i have tweeted @ashlallan

  • Reply mummy24 November 6, 2010 at 1:02 pm

    i also follow your blog

  • Reply mummy24 November 6, 2010 at 1:01 pm

    i like the funky flower design

  • Reply Erica November 6, 2010 at 8:45 am

    following ruby and ginger
    @ericahughes

  • Reply Erica November 6, 2010 at 8:45 am

    following you on twitter @ericahughes

  • Reply Erica November 6, 2010 at 8:45 am

    tweeted @ericahughes

  • Reply Erica November 6, 2010 at 8:41 am

    Following your blog

  • Reply legs21 November 5, 2010 at 11:33 pm

    I follow you on Twitter @emmacella

  • Reply sian Cox November 5, 2010 at 11:15 pm

    have tweeted I want to win the Just nipping out set from @rubyandginger on @SoniaThorpe blog'
    @siancox

  • Reply sian Cox November 5, 2010 at 11:13 pm

    following on twitter @siancox

  • Reply sian Cox November 5, 2010 at 11:12 pm

    blog follower

  • Reply Sian Cox November 5, 2010 at 11:12 pm

    funky flower for me

  • Reply Darren Cox November 5, 2010 at 11:09 pm

    funky flower for me

  • Reply Paula Virgo November 3, 2010 at 5:15 pm

    follow ruby&ginger
    @PaulaHaylock

  • Reply Paula Virgo November 3, 2010 at 5:14 pm

    follow as @PaulaHaylock

  • Reply Paula Virgo November 3, 2010 at 5:13 pm

    tweeted as @PaulaHaylock

  • Reply Paula Virgo November 3, 2010 at 5:12 pm

    following!

  • Reply Paula Virgo November 3, 2010 at 5:11 pm

    I would choose the wallpaper design

  • Reply jenny November 3, 2010 at 5:00 pm

    I follow rubyandginger too @gingerbread_mum

  • Reply Jenny November 3, 2010 at 4:57 pm

    I follow you on twitter @gingerbread_mum

  • Reply Jenny November 3, 2010 at 4:57 pm

    I tweeted @gingerbread_mum

  • Reply Jenny November 3, 2010 at 4:56 pm

    I'm a follower. Would love the berries pattern, so pretty!

  • Reply gidders1 November 3, 2010 at 1:57 pm

    I follow ruby and ginger on twitter Amanda gidders1

  • Reply gidders1 November 3, 2010 at 1:55 pm

    This is such a fab idea, and is just the stage I am at…really would love to just go out with just my handbag now. Which fabric is hard…love all three, but i think berries. Thank you, brilliant giveaway!

  • Reply gidders1 November 3, 2010 at 1:52 pm

    Im already following you on twitter Amanda gidders1

  • Reply gidders1 November 3, 2010 at 1:50 pm

    I have just tweeted the phrase. Amanda gidders1

  • Reply gidders1 November 3, 2010 at 1:50 pm

    I am following your blog Amanda @gidders1

  • Reply Michelle November 3, 2010 at 12:03 pm

    Am Following your Blog, If I were to win I would have to chose the Funky Flower pattern.

    Folowing you all on Twitter and have tweeted :0) xx

    @MWeston13

  • Reply EmRobo November 3, 2010 at 11:40 am

    Has to be the berries for me too 🙂

  • Reply EmRobo November 3, 2010 at 11:39 am

    I follow @rubyandginger and @SoniaThorpe on twitter and have tweeted!!

    I am @EmRobo on twitter

  • Reply missielizzie November 3, 2010 at 11:32 am

    I've tweeted too @missielizzieb

  • Reply missielizzie November 3, 2010 at 11:32 am

    I also follow @rubyandginger

  • Reply missielizzie November 3, 2010 at 11:31 am

    I follow you on twitter @missielizzzieb

  • Reply missielizzie November 3, 2010 at 11:30 am

    Following your blog on GR

  • Reply missielizzie November 3, 2010 at 11:30 am

    My favourite is the funky wallpaper design

  • Reply Laura November 2, 2010 at 9:49 pm

    Also follow @rubyandginger

    @LGD83

  • Reply Laura November 2, 2010 at 9:49 pm

    Follow you on twitter

    @LGD83

  • Reply Laura November 2, 2010 at 9:48 pm

    Think it would have to be 'berries' for me!

  • Reply cheekyd19 November 2, 2010 at 5:43 pm

    Following your blog on Google Friend Connect

  • Reply cheekyd19 November 2, 2010 at 5:42 pm

    Following @rubyandginger @cheekyd19 too

  • Reply cheekyd19 November 2, 2010 at 5:41 pm

    Following you and tweeted @cheekyd19

  • Reply cheekyd19 November 2, 2010 at 5:31 pm

    I love the berries design ! Gorgeous !

  • Reply wendy_mcd83 November 2, 2010 at 2:16 pm

    Follow @rubyandginger
    @wendymcd83

  • Reply wendy_mcd83 November 2, 2010 at 2:15 pm

    Follow you and tweeted @wendymcd83

  • Reply wendy_mcd83 November 2, 2010 at 2:14 pm

    I love the Berries design!

  • Reply wendy_mcd83 November 2, 2010 at 2:12 pm

    I follow your blog through GFC.

  • Reply Piddley Pix November 2, 2010 at 12:12 pm

    Blogger won't let me follow at the minute (but you are already in my Google reader!)

  • Reply Piddley Pix November 2, 2010 at 12:11 pm

    I Folloy @rubyandginger on Twitter too!!

    @piddleypix

  • Reply Piddley Pix November 2, 2010 at 12:10 pm

    I follow you on Twitter
    @Piddleypix

  • Reply Piddley Pix November 2, 2010 at 12:09 pm

    I would have to pick the berries I think (Difficult choice, but have made a decision – I think!)

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