Friday, March 20, 2015

Meet Jaclyn // Moozega

I was drawn to Moozega as soon as I saw the tees! Ok, maybe it was the name at first, but seriously, these tees are so perfect for kids of all ages and boys and girls alike! From elephants, to strawberries, to pineapples, to cute sayings, Jaclyn basically touches on every facet of childhood in her tees! They're simple, yet artistic; playful, yet classic. I'm a huge fan of black and white, but I love that she mixes it up and adds pops of color in the mix as well! What kid doesn't love that anyways? I love that the tees are durable, yet soft, making them perfect for kids to wear and tear all day long! Also Jaclyn is based out of New York, so these are all made in the USA (always a perk). She's already been featured in Babiekins Magazine and she's not even a year into this! So amazing! All in all, I'd say this brand right here is fun! If you don't get that from the name, you definitely will from the designs :) At least, that's how I feel about it, which is why I thought, "ok, I HAVE to share this with everyone else!" With that being said, here's some photos of the tees we have and love! Make sure you check out the others she has on her website as well!

(elephant t-shirt in silver)




(pineapple tee in white)




Now that you see our favorites, Let's get to know the incredible Jaclyn! Now's your chance to see the face behind this company and get to know what makes her tick, what inspires her, and what advice she'd give to anyone considering starting their own gig! She's determined, super likeable, obviously creative, and has the perfect experience and background to do exactly what she's doing today! I love meeting people like her and am super proud to support someone who's quickly become quite the success!

The beauty herself, and her cutie pie son!

Where did the name, Moozega come from?

It was my dog's nickname. I just made it up one day when I was 6 or 7. Her real name was Candy. I toyed with a bunch of names before I went with Moozega. The deciding factors were that it's unique and reminds me of my childhood.


Who/what inspired you to start your business?

For as long as I can remember, I wanted to start my own business. My son was my true motivation to make it happen.


What is the biggest challenge you have faced so far?


Deciding what part of my business to focus on the most. For the first two seasons I printed everything myself. I enjoyed doing it but it was extremely time consuming. I felt like I wasn't giving enough attention to other aspects of the business. This season I decided to focus more on marketing and design so now I'm outsourcing the printing. I found a great printer who is close by. So far it seems to be the right decision.


What is your favorite part about starting Moozega?

It allows me to be creative. I also love that it's connected me to so many people through Instagram. 


What does a typical day look like for you?

Everyday is a balancing act between taking care of my son, working on Moozega and finding a little time for myself (I like to squeeze in a workout before my husband leaves for work). My days are usually a little crazy and don't always go exactly as I plan but I'm learning not to let that stress me out. I try to focus on enjoying the time I get to spend with my little dude. 


What advice would you give to someone who is new to starting their own business? 

To be creative and to do research before you dive in.


What is something quirky about you, or something most people wouldn't guess/expect?

I love animals but squirrels freak me out!


So yeah, I'm actually pretty convinced that squirrels are just rats with bushy tails! Not only do they freak me out with their non scaredness of human beings, but any animal that rummages through trash is not my favorite! Anyways... thanks so much for sharing Jaclyn! That's definitely a huge change to outsource the printing, but clearly it seems you've made the right choice and have transitioned so well! I'm super happy for all the success you've had so far and it makes me excited to see what you come up with in the future!

If you want to purchase from Moozega, jump over to www.moozega.com! There's infant and toddler sizes which is awesome! Also she's being kind enough to offer an exclusive discount code to all my amazing readers... "littles15" for 15% off your purchase! Just make sure you don't wait too long because the code expires Friday, March 27th! Hope everyone's having a great start to the weekend, and spring at that!!


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