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Thursday, 31 August 2017

Simply Whyte Design






Hello fellow business owner, I'm Jo, the creative behind Simply Whyte Design, a boutique design studio that crafts unique creations for businesses seeking to capture the attention of their dream audience.






I'm a qualified designer with a diploma from ACG Yoobee School of Design Computer Graphic Design Level 6 and industry experience working as a designer in Takapuna at a design studio called Toast.







I started Simply Whyte Design in 2015 wanting to help those who want to make a big impact with their brand image and have a personal relationship with their designer. 






With that in mind, I specialise in print design, digital design, Squarespace web design, and helping small to medium sized business create and develop their brand to reach the ultimate goal of being a success. 






I love to work with all types of businesses including, fashion labels, photographers, musicians, retailers, restaurants, charities, business consultants, fitness, financial planners, equestrian enthusiasts and more. I live to create! 






Whatever design needs are, Simply Whyte Design has your back. So, let’s do this! Get in touch with me to find out how I can help get your design project off the ground. 





Find out more and keep in touch:

Email: jo@simplywhytedesign.co.nz

Thursday, 17 August 2017

Ecore - Munch Litterless Lunch Bag



'We only have one family, one chance at life, one earth' - Sarah, Ecore


I met Sarah on Instagram around a month ago and I love her business. Ecore is all about 'igniting a passion in others to create healthier homes for our families and in doing so creating a positive impact on our planet. Ecore's main focus is to bring a core range of eco 100% biodegradable and reusable products to the everyday household, making it an affordable and easy way to reduce waste on our planet, reduce chemical exposure to our families and increase a passion for living.'


With a huge thank you to Sarah, I have been given one of her fantastic Munch Litterless Lunch Bags to review!









With 4 children of my own, I am very conscious of the amount of gladwrap we could go through a week in packed lunches alone! We have been using plastic containers for their sandwiches, but the Munch bag is so much better as it is soft and makes packing their lunch boxes that much easier! And it feels good, doing our bit to reduce waste and teaching our children about how every decision counts in looking after our world.




My wee nearly 5 year old Levi was so excited to take his sandwiches to kindy in it!




Straight from the Ecore website about the Munch Bags:


REUSABLE sandwich bags. Saves you money as our bags last for at least 18months or more. Bags are great for a sandwich but also for biscuits, fruit, popcorn or any other lunchbox goodie you would wrap.

NO NASTIES our bags are Lead, Phthalates and BPA free. They are also all handmade so they are truly ethical and sustainable.


EASY CARE just wash or wipe clean. The internal layer is waterproof and food will not stick or stain.

ECO FRIENDLY makes a great eco friendly gift. Go green and say no to plastic!

Size - 13cm x 16cm. 








My Thoughts:

The Munch Bag fits a sandwich perfectly! It does up with a velcro square which makes it easy for little hands to undo. 
You can also use it for other foods as well like popcorn or crackers. 
Levi loved the bright design and there is a range of designs and colour choices to suit everyone. 
I tested a sandwich at home and after 8 hours of being in the Munch bag (no other wrapping used), the bread was still completely fresh!

It is easy to wash, is very well made and has stayed in fantastic condition a few weeks down the track.
The best part about using the Munch bag is knowing we are doing a little bit towards looking after our earth! Every bit counts.



Conclusion:

+ Fits a sandwich perfectly
+ Does up and undoes easily for little hands
+ Sandwich stayed fresh after even 8 hours!
+ Easy to wash and is well made
+ Lots of bright colours & designs to choose from
+ Fantastic snack bag on it's own or use it in a lunchbox
+ We are looking after our earth







To Purchase & Find Out More:

The Munch Litterless Lunch Bag comes in a range of fun and bright designs and is $14.99.


Email sarah@ecore.co.nz







Giveaway:

I am very excited to be giving one away!! To enter, please head to my Instagram page to find out more, 

Becky x











Wednesday, 2 August 2017

Oh Em Gee - Felt Florist + Decor




I have loved Oh Em Gee right from when Emily first started and if you know me and my love for flowers, you can imagine how excited I was when she started making felt flowers at the start of 2015! 
I have found it so hard to choose which ones to show you from the amount of beautiful photos and you must pop over and see all of her beautiful designs on her website.

Becky x



Vines & Backdrops



Tell us a little bit about yourself

I live in Tauranga, in the beautiful Bay of Plenty. I'm part Filipino, part Spanish, and part English, but born and raised here in NZ. I haven't quite hit my 30's yet! I'm engaged to my wonderful fiance Conrad. We have 2 gorgeous sons Cortez (5), Lorenzo (3), and our niece Ataahua (5). Life is sometimes cruisy, sometimes chaotic, but I couldn't imagine it any other way.




Metallic Foliage



When did you start Oh Em Gee?

Well there's two parts to this. I actually started in around late 2012 early 2013. But I wasn't creating felt flowers back then. I was however working with felt! I started off creating custom and personalised felt garlands, as well as personalised Christmas decorations. But it was until around the start of 2015 that I starting toying with the idea of Felt Flowers. A friend suggested I give it a go, and it was all go from there really. I phased out all my old products, and begun to change my business name to the extended version ' Oh Em Gee - Felt Florist + Decor'. I couldn't be happier really. I found something I truly enjoy, I hardly call it work!




Stemless Flowers & Succulants



How did you name your business?

Well although I kind of hate the phrase 'OMG', I use it a lot surprisingly. An old friend of mine suggested 'Oh Em Gee' not only because of that phrase, but because my name is Emily Gee. I didn't have to contemplate for long, to know it was the perfect choice. To this day, I get so many compliments of how cool the name is, but then I tell them, my name, and they think it's even cooler! 




Floral Vine



What is your favourite product within your range?

Hmmm...I have just released my brand new Metallic Luxe Foliage range, which is a product range that is very special to me. I couldn't find the metallic look that I wanted, (and didn't want to order from overseas), so I created my very own, right here in NZ! Having that unique, original aspect to that particular product range, means a lot to me. But I also absolutely love and adore, my luxe floral vines (which just so happen to contain my exclusive metallic felt too!), and my best sellers this year, would have to be my floral chandeliers.




Floral Chandelier



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

Be polite. Manners don't cost a thing, and regardless of being a (predominantly) online business, I can still be polite from behind my screen. I do my best to reply to all social media comments my on my pages, and with every enquiry that comes in. I put myself in my customers shoes (I am human after all, and I do shop online and in other physical stores), so I just know how I would like to be treated/spoken to. I would be nothing without my customers and my business wouldn't exist or be excelling the way it is, if it weren't for them!


Protea Single Stems



Where to from here with Oh Em Gee?

There's actually a lot on the horizon! But I can't tell you all my business plans. You'll have to stay tuned on my social media pages for any insight into that! However, I would love to work towards bringing someone else on board, maybe by the end of the year, as the work load is just a wee bit much for just me!



Floral Vine



How can we purchase your felt flowers?

Snapchat: ohemgeenz (For daily behind the scenes stuff!)



Bouquets