Wednesday, 15 November 2017

Precious Imprints

I have a real love for meaningful and symbolic jewellery. 
Precious Imprints has so many beautiful options including a 'Your Own Design' option where Jo can work with you to bring your very own design to life!

Becky x

Tell us a little bit about yourself

I’m Jo. A mum to 3 busy children, a wife, a daughter, a sister, a friend, a physiotherapist and a creative being.

For as long as I can remember I have enjoyed creating. Sketching, cross stitch, pottery, ceramics, mosaics, jewellery…you name it, I’ve probably done it and loved it!

Love Letters

When did you start Precious Imprints?

I started Precious Imprints in 2011, after having pendants made with my children’s fingerprints on them. 

The joy I felt when I received my pendants surprised me. But even better was the feeling that piece of jewellery gave me when I wore it. I felt comfort in having my children close to my heart and the little jingle from my pendants on my necklace were a constant reminder and connection to my babies.

From this feeling Precious Imprints was born.

I wanted to share this experience with Mums like you. To help create that sense of comfort, joy and connection to your family and the things you love.

Stacking Heart Rings

How did you name your business?

Initially I created fingerprint pendants, as well as jewellery stamped with names, dates or special quotes on them. So each piece was created with an “imprint” that was meaningful, or precious to the wearer.

As my business has grown I have added more symbolic pieces to my range, and ‘Precious Imprints’ has taken on a broader meaning with these pieces representing special people, moments or places that leave an imprint on our heart.

Family Circles

What is your favourite product within your range?

I will always have a soft spot for my fingerprint pendants as these are what started this fabulous journey, however I totally love the simplicity yet meaningfulness of my Symbolic range and that it’s like a little secret connection for the wearer.

Love Link

What is one thing you do daily to make your business work?

To do lists! Being a one-woman-band I need too make sure I stay on top of everything.

Family Ties

Where to from here with Precious Imprints?

I’m working on increasing my wholesale accounts for my Symbolic and Messages ranges, as well as getting the word out that I offer a “Your Own Design” option, where I work with my client to bring their very own design idea to life.

Personalised Band Rings

You can follow & purchase from the Precious Imprints range here:


Thursday, 2 November 2017

Hush Little Baby

We all know sleep is vital in our lives and when a new baby comes along, it is wonderful to help them to establish great sleeping as soon as possible! 
Who's with me?!! 
So along comes Kate with a fabulous business dedicated to babies sleeping. Full of beautiful products and a directory of NZ Sleep Consultants say hi to Kate from Hush Little Baby
May your babies sleep through for you, 

Becky x

Tell us a little bit about yourself

I am a mum of two little people - Patrick 4 and Emma 2 so my life these days mostly revolves around them and my part-time day job as a teacher and of course Hush Little Baby

In the weekends, you’ll find us at the beach, one of our local parks or the pool. We live in Auckland so there’s always something to do - we just need summer to arrive!

When did you start Hush Little Baby? 

Two years ago
Burrow & Be Muslin Wrap

How did you name your business? 

The name Hush Little Baby popped into my mind almost immediately! I loved how it conjures up an image of a sleeping baby, so peaceful and calm. 

What is your favourite product within your range? 

I am a huge Baby Shusher fan! I still use it with my two year old for every sleep. I also love the new Burrow and Be range of sleepsacks, muslin wraps and cot blankets.

What is one thing you do daily to make your business work? 

Lots of social media which helps to connect with my followers. I find it’s my best channel for quick and easy communication with busy mums.

Where to from here with Hush Little Baby? 

We are always on the look-out for gorgeous and practical products to help little ones find their sleep so our product range is always growing. We have recently started a sleep consultant directory on our website to help sleep deprived mums find support through that testing time - so I would love to build that more and promote it to new mums.

How can we find out more?

Discount Code!

I have so kindly been given a discount code for 15% off storewide!
Thank you Kate.
The code for you to use is likedbyBecky 

Sunday, 29 October 2017

2 more months F R E E

Jump on board and become part of Liked by Becky by listing your business for  
F R E E  in my blog directory until 31.12.17

It's easy! 

All I need from you is to email me ( the following information:

+ Your logo
+ Your tagline or very short sentence about your business
+ Your website, FB or Instagram for me to link
+ Your choice of category for your listing (please see the category choices on my blog)

I would love you to share with your friends! Let's keep getting small NZ businesses seen,

Becky x

Wednesday, 11 October 2017

Paint Me Vintage

Hands up all the vintage lovers? 
You have to have a look at Carla's beautiful business, Paint Me Vintage!

Becky x

How did you name your business? 

Paint Me Vintage was started 6 years ago. Our original name was Pyes Pa Villa Design , Pyes Pa is the suburb we live in in Tauranga, and we purchased an old villa and design for us renovating it. Our Facebook and blog pages were started to show my South Island family what we were doing in our new home, not started as a biz at all! We recently changed the name as our blog has grown into a local Tauranga Vintage shoppe and online business to cater to NZ wide. Our new name reflects better what we now do.

What is your favourite product within your range?

So many! I use all of the products we stock as I create new furniture pieces from old every day. I couldn’t work without the NZ made vintage paint we stock but our newest product the Iron Orchid transfers are amazing due to the intricate designs and sizes available to further decorate your furniture or decor projects.

What is one thing you do daily to make your business work?

Interact with our followers on Facebook and share projects and ideas (their's and ours) with each other for inspiration for the next projects….

Where to from here for Paint Me Vintage?

Sharing our new name and brand with NZ and sourcing new and exciting products to refurbish and update old vintage furniture into something new and exciting for your home. I want to be the one stop shoppe for all things furniture painting!

How can we buy your products?

Wednesday, 27 September 2017

Bitter Sweet Aromas

It has been so amazing seeing Shobi grow her business and develop her range of beautiful hand poured scented candles over the last couple of months. I would love to introduce you to Bitter Sweet Aromas

Becky x

Tell us a little bit about yourself

My name is Shobi, I am a mum to one beautiful girl and I work fulltime for a Real Estate firm here in Christchurch, you could say I juggle/work a busy lifestyle!

Beautiful Bitter Sweet Aromas Collection

When did you start Bitter Sweet Aromas?

I have always been crafty but never really found my niche. I started making candles and wax melts in my downtime, I would make them for my beloved family and friends as gifts. As people talked and the news spread it then grew into making them for friends of friends and so on and that’s how I am where I am today.

Tumbler Range

How did you name your business?

I tried to come up with a name that sound not only unique but a name that would allow me to expand my range in the near future.

Shine & Shimmer Candle in Rose Gold

What is your favourite product within your range?

Shine & Shimmer Rose Gold Carousel – 270g

One our most popular jars, these jars are just beautiful and they would like great in any setting.

Shine & Shimmer Rose Gold Carousel

What is one thing you do daily to make your business work?

Networking, I am forever meeting and building a relationship with other Small NZ Businesses. I love supporting another’s passion and to help them on their journey to success.

Shine & Shimmer Rose Gold Carousel

Where to from here with Bitter Sweet Aromas?

We are forever evolving exciting and new things here at BSA, we will also be taking part in the Riccarton Farmers Markets later this year. Keep an eye out for dates and more info on our page.

Wax Melts

How can we buy your beautiful products?

If you are interested in purchasing some elegant candles or melts you can purchase via my 

Facebook Shop:

If you are wanting a custom order, wedding favours or corporate gifting email me at

Thursday, 14 September 2017

Cute Cuddles

Beautiful handmade fabric children's toys, I would love you to meet Tracy from Cute Cuddles x

Hi, Tracy from Cute Cuddles here. I am a work from home mum with a love of sewing. I love that I get to share my passion for bright colours and fabrics with others and see the smiles our soft toys bring others. 

Giraffe Soft Toy

When did you start Cute Cuddles?

I started Cute Cuddles nearly 4 years ago now. My daughter has some health anomalies that made day care a non-option for her. Between the sickness and hospital visits, tests and stress I would do what I love best – relax with some fabric and my sewing machine. I then offered my soft toys to friends and family to take as baby shower gift and Cute Cuddles grew from there.

 Elephant Soft Toy
Elephant Soft Toy

How did you name your business?

I get told all the time how cute our cuddly toys are… so Cute Cuddles named itself really. 

Dinosaur Soft Toy

What is your favourite product within your range?

My favourite product is a hard one. I love the dinosaurs because my son asked me to make that for him and I love the pony for the same reason from my daughter. One of my favourites to play with as I am making them though is the bunny rattles – those floppy ears! I just can’t resist them!
The biggest, and I think coolest, thing about a Cute Cuddles soft toy is that no two soft toys are the same! Each one is completely unique and hand sewn too. Making them perfect from birth as there are no small plastic parts. Also, you never have to worry about toys getting swapped or mixed up as each Cute Cuddles is completely unique. 

What is one thing you do daily to make your business work?

I work from the heart. When I love what I am doing, people love what I am making. It sounds corny, but it’s true. When I get a piece of fabric that is popular but I’m not loving, it doesn’t sell as well.

Bunny Toy Rattle

Where to from here with Cute Cuddles?

As long as people continue to smile and love what I am making, I will continue to make them. I often design new products within our range so there is always a new Cute Cuddles to add to your collection.

Pony Soft Toy

How can we purchase from Cute Cuddles?

Thursday, 7 September 2017

God's True Beauty Photography

Up until now we have been one of those families who have all our photos on our phones and computer and not enough on our walls, let alone any professional shots! I have always loved the idea of having some photos taken to mark a beautiful point in time, but the thought of getting all 4 kids dressed up and smiling in front of a stranger seemed too hard and so we haven't up until now!

Then, Ange from God's True Beauty Photography posted such a cool photo on her Facebook page of 'Families In A Box' and everyone looked casual and like they were having fun and I knew straight away that it would work with our family. I booked it straight up and here we are!

Ange was so helpful in getting this arranged. I inquired, she told me what times and dates she had free and I booked a suitable time for us.

She then sent me through a very helpful information sheet about what to expect and what colours to dress everyone in and other practical information as to how to get to her studio etc.

You can't wear white for the box photos as it obviously would not work with the white background, so we chose to go with bright colours and we wanted it to be fun!

We arrived at Ange's studio with all the kids still looking tidy (phew!) and she was ready and waiting. Ange is such a friendly and lovely person and she was so calm and helpful throughout the shoot. There is one box and we all had a turn at climbing in and pulling poses. This in itself was a novelty for the kids and they had so much fun that smiling and being themselves was no issue!

If you are thinking of having some photos done, I so highly recommend Ange and I absolutely think the 'Families In A Box' is such a fun way to create a memory to treasure forever. Our photo is now on canvas (which is included in the price) and on our WALL! Thank you Ange!

God's True Beauty Photography has a studio based in Prebbleton just out of Christchurch. Ange is a qualified member of NZIPP, The New Zealand Institute of Professional Photography and has won several awards. She produces stunning portraits, wedding, family, pregnancy, babies & glamour photos.

The 'Families In A Box' can be booked with Ange on the dates below. It is $270 and that includes the 20 minute session, 9 digital images AND the best part, a 18x18 inch canvas (already to hang on your wall!).

If you are keen to book with Ange, please email