Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Meet April // Good Seeds Apparel

Ok, so you know by now that I LOVE finding tees, hats, really any clothing, that hasn't already been done. I love when I find items or a shop that is so unique! When it's literally art that my kids are wearing! That makes me happy. That's how I feel about Good Seeds Apparel. April knows what she's doing people. I have to admit, this "hug life" tee has become a favorite of mine! Not only is the bear on the shirt so well done, but the shirt is extremely soft and fits so nicely. Every time Kylan leaves the house with this on someone asks where got it! I'm serious. I love love telling others where to find those small shops that are such gems! Oh and did I mention that all her items are organic? Its true :) Clearly she thinks down to the detail and wants your little to be stylish, comfortable, and eco friendly! Doesn't get any better than that!



Mr. Chatterbox


Me: "hey who just said that?"
 
"he did!" Their new favorite thing to do... blame the other one before he blames you! Oh the joys :)


Ryder calls the "wild" shirt his Mickey hand shirt :) I love how playful the tees are and that really any boy or girl could wear them. There's other colors and styles in addition to what you see here as well! We are all a little wild and need hugs sometimes right?

"I almost got it, mom."

"uhh... is this it?" haha

ok well, then they did this all on their own... gah I melt

If you like those tee's you'll love this adorable family even more!!Meet April and her cute crew!



How did Good Seeds Apparel start?

When my son Elijah was born, my husband and I entertained the idea of designing trendy tees for kids that also had a good message. Since we were first time parents, and pretty much paranoid about EVERYTHING, lol, we felt that the tees needed to be organic. At the time, the only organic tees for infant/toddler/kids that you could find were pretty basic and hard to find. We felt that organic clothing shouldn’t have to be boring. We wanted to help make it fun and hip for kids and more available to parents!
Unfortunately, we were both young and just starting new careers, so we put it on the back burner. But 5 years later, we welcome our daughter, Angeliah into the world, and I become a SAHM! Seemed like perfect timing to fulfill our dream of starting a kids clothing brand, while I stay home to raise our kids. It’s no easy task balancing it all, but its soooo worth it in the end :) 


Who or what has inspired you the most?

I’ve been inspired by so many amazing Mompreneurs I’ve encountered who work two jobs (Mommy and business owner) around the clock! Susan Petersen of Freshly Picked is such an inspiration. She was amazing on Shark Tank!! That woman keeps it real, and knows her stuff. And I love her willingness to share her knowledge with her peers and help guide other small businesses.
But my biggest inspiration are my kids! They really keep me going...seriously...like non stop! I love their innocence, energy and free spirit. I design tees based on their personalities, interests or hobbies, and I try to add positive messages/ideas I want them to learn. My kids are the reason why we are an organic company. We want to take care of our planet for them....for their future. And organic is safer for them too! And I only want the best for my kiddos :)
And I can’t forget my husband. He is my biggest cheerleader and supporter, and really gave me the push to do this! He truly believes in me, and always gives me the encouragement I need. 


Describe a typical day in the life of April.

My ‘typical day’ varies from day to day. But, it always involves me running around from one thing to the next. My day is never complete without making a green smoothie for the hubby and kiddos to start their day! I cook, clean, fold laundry, entertain a 2 yr old, run errands, help with homework...(fill in other mommy duties, here)... and work on Good Seeds. I’ll be lucky if I leave the house without my hair wrapped in a bun or under a hat. Not a glamorous life, but its a fabulous one! I’m so lucky to be able to spend my days with my kids and work on a business I am truly passionate about. 


What is your biggest goal for this year?

My biggest goal for this year would be to release more designs! We have so many great designs cooking!! 


What's one thing you've learned that you'd want to share with others about starting your own business?

One thing I’ve learned is that you can’t give up or give in to fear. Just do it and go for it. I feel that you learn more from your mistakes anyway, so might as well keep doing what you need to do, and learn as you go! 


If you could have any super power, what would it be?

If I could have any superpower, it would be the ability to multiply myself so that I can accomplish everything that needs to get done without having to miss out on any of the good stuff! I would love for my clones to tend to my chores while I sit back and spend quality time with my kids and hubby.


What's something super quirky about you?

Something quirky?! Hmmm...I always read all my fashion magazines from BACK to FRONT!! 

April, Its seriously been a joy getting to know you and represent you! I love that your husband is on your team and that you two fulfilled a dream together! Thanks for sharing with us and for making such cute clothes!! I must say, I'm super excited to see what you come up with next! Now I know you're chomping at the bit to get one of these tees for your little one! Just go to www.goodseedsapparel.com and use the code "TLL15" to receive 15% off now through this friday, April 11th! Also be sure to follow @goodseeds_apparel on instagram so you can be on the up and up when it comes to new additions to the shop, sales, etc.

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