You know when you meet someone and you get that feeling that something amazing is about to happen? Well, that's how we feel about Kelsey, although we have never had the honor to meet her and her sweet family in person, we have a feeling that the joy and enthusiasm shared in her aprons is a reflection of her in real life jubilant personality.
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Introducing, Kelsey Larsen:
Please tell us a little about yourself.
Hi I'm Kelsey Larsen, Owner of BapronBaby, LLC. Our website is bapronbaby.com and we are @bapronbaby at facebook, instagram, and pinterest (although our primary social media outlet is instagram). I live in Surprise, AZ, and I secretly love that I get a chuckle almost every time I say the name of our city!
What was your childhood like?
I grew up in a big family in Utah. You guessed it: Mormon! I was the youngest in the family and always hated babysitting. Now that I'm a mom I laugh because all I want to do is play with little kids!
How do you start your day? And, more importantly, are you a coffee, tea, or other kind of gal?
I am such an Instagram junkie. I wake up, roll over, and catch up on IG for 30 minutes before I even stand up haha! My toddler is on a big pancake kick right now so we usually make "cakes" together and I let him flip one or two before taking over. He's always very disappointed that his pancakes don't magically flip like mine lol
Share with us where the idea for your business came from.
When my little boy was about 6 months old, we started introducing solid foods to him. But here's the thing... he would pull all of his bibs off. Then he'd ruin his clothes. then I'd have to wash the clothes. and fold the clothes. and... you get the point. I honestly designed the bapron for myself. I've always sewn, so I created exactly what I needed. Turns out that a waterproof, stain resistant, comfortable, easy to rinse, full coverage bib is something that everyone wants! haha
Where do you find your inspiration?
My inspiration comes in the middle of the night when the rest of the house is sleeping. It's in the wee hours of the morning that I get my best ideas an accomplish the most work!
Do you have any special projects you are working on that you would like to share with us?
Always! We are currently designing waterproof carrying bags for your baprons and splash mats! you can tie them onto the handle of the stroller and sneak your phone in there too for an easy way to carry your bapron around until you can get to a little bit of water to clean it off :)
Do you have any advice for those who are just starting out?
Ask for advice from the shops you look up to. Don't be afraid. You'll be surprised how kind they are. Lindsey from ezpz was such a great motivator when I reached out to her last year, and there's been a lot of others who have helped me in the early phases of developing my brand. I've made it a point to pay it forward. I KNOW I'm not the only one working through the night so I can afford to stay home with my babies :) That's the beautiful thing about motherhood: we're all in this together!
What makes your heart sing? Lifts you up? Makes you feel content? Or just makes you happy to be alive?
kindness. Seeing someone be kind when they don't have to just makes my soul happy. Leslie from Dylbug is that way. If you don't follow her on instagram, you need to. She's a great example of what I mean. I just love feeling that humanity is still good and kind and generous and LOVING!
What are some of your favorite blogs, books, IG accounts?
I am so lame. I hardly read at all anymore! When I need a good pick me up, I usually find myself combing through the scary mommy posts on facebook though. They crack me up!!!
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