Have you heard about Club Bug?

Erin Reprogel

I'm super excited to announce our new, VIP Facebook group - Club Bug!

Buzz on over, check out Club Bug and the Bugabaloo Clubhouse, and request to join!

 
I sell my handmade gifts and designs on my website and in my Etsy shops, but with two little ones I just don't always have time to post new listings and lengthy descriptions (and those listing and processing fees really start to add up!) I've created this fabulous VIP group so that I can save a little time while helping to support my family and still be able pass on a great deal of savings and other exclusive opportunities to you, my favorite VIPS!

I have RTS restock sales regularly and I offer many of my most popular items here first and at a discounted rate!

Want to know what will be in the restock? Join my mailing list, check the main restock post, or follow us on social media! Just read the pinned post for the general restock instructions and have your PayPal email ready! (I'm currently offering US shipping only right now...)

My goal for this group is to have fun, to be social, and to create a positive and joyful space to share my new, cute and quirky (and sometimes a little nerdy) handmade gifts! There is absolutely no pressure to buy, but I'm sure you'll see something you like!

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Shop Announcement - Maternity Leave

Erin Reprogel
We're going on maternity leave as we welcome our second little bug into our family!
It's a girl!

 

Our shop will remain open, but with limited stock and extended shipping times.  We will be back in March, fully stocked and filled with new goodies!  Follow @bugabalooinc on Instagram for updates and sneak peeks of our new items!  Thanks for understanding!

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Bugabaloo How To: DIY Classroom Hall Pass Sign

Erin Reprogel

Bugabaloo How To: Free Printable Hall Pass SignThis hall pass system is super easy to make and it can save you a ton of time and frustration in class! A quick glance at this sign, and you can recall whether or not you have let a student leave the room and it can even teach your students to look at this hall pass sign before requesting a trip to the bathroom. When a student sees that a pass is missing, they will know to that they must wait until the student using the pass returns!  Use only the passes you need. Hang the hall pass sign near the classroom door where it can be reached by students and voila! For almost no cost, you have a charming and organized assortment of hall passes for your class!

Printable pages are in PDF format and include one completed hall pass sign, one blank hall pass sign, six completed clothespin labels, twelve blank labels, and a full set of instructions for creating your own hall pass sign with clothespin passes.


Bugabaloo How To: Free Printable Classroom Hall Pass SignWe've added a few pictures to give you a few ideas, but we'd love to see what you can do with them! Add your pictures to the comments below, post them to our Facebook page, or post them on Instagram and be sure to tag us (@BugabalooInc) for a chance to be entered in our monthly drawings!

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Bugabaloo How To: DIY Chalkboard Thank You Gift Tags

Erin Reprogel

Bugabaloo How To: Free Printable Chalkboard Thank You TagsUse these FREE printable DIY chalkboard thank you tags for teacher appreciation gifts, treat jars, wine bottles, tasty food treats, wedding favors, party favors, thank you gifts, and more!  The possibilities  of what you can do with these free thank you gift  tags are limitless, and it's amazing how they can help you give thanks, brighten someone's day, and enrich your life! 

This printable page is in PDF format and includes 9 black and white medallion tags and a full set of instructions for creating your own gift tags.  Simply print, cut, and give!  Want to get a little more creative?  Consider creating colorful frames for your tags using bright card stock or scrapbook paper and add embellishments like yarn or twine for a more rustic look!  

 

    Bugabaloo How To: DIY Chalkboard Thank You Gift TagsBugabaloo How To: DIY Chalkboard Thank You Tags

We've added a few pictures to give you a few ideas, but we'd love to see what you can do with them! Add your pictures to the comments below, post them to our Facebook page, or post them on Instagram and be sure to tag us (@BugabalooInc) for a chance to be entered in our monthly drawings!!

 

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22 Earth Day Crafts and Activities

Erin Reprogel

Happy Earth Day!  April 22 celebrates the anniversary of what many consider to be the birth of the environmental movement in 1970!  In honor of this day, I've compiled a list of 22 super fun and Earth-friendly crafts and activities for kids of all ages! Enjoy!

Bugabaloo How To: Earth Day Crafts and Activities

 

 

 

 

We'd love to see you and your Earth Day Crafts!  

Add you pictures to the comments below, post them to our Facebook page, or post them on Instagram and be sure to tag us (@BugabalooInc)!

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We've been featured!

Erin Reprogel
We've been featured on Evie Claire Photography's Blog!

The

 amazingly talented photographer behind Evie Claire Photography, Sarah Schwartz, has featured Bugabaloo, Inc. on her Blog!  

We've given you a sneak peak of her blog below, but please be sure to visit her site to read the entire blog and to see her amazing work with gorgeous moms and unbelievably adorable babies!

 

Baltimore Newborn Photographer | My Talented Clients

"It was cake smash day in the studio.  The delightful smell of SugarBakers French Buttercream wafted through the air and all was good.   Logan’s Mom was bringing some props along for his session and I was eager to see what they were.   When she arrived, I almost wished I had a baby that needed a bandana bib because they were beyond adorable.   Super cute patterns coupled with impeccable craftsmanship and a fashion edge.  And as the girl who sewed her pants legs together in Home Ec not once, not twice, but THREE times, I can speak to both poor and impeccable craftsmanship.  These goods were no failed HomeEc project.

Like many of us, Erin is a busy Mom with a talent.   Just a little something on the side that brings her joy and added purpose while making the world a little more colorful.

Check out her story behind Bugabaloo, Inc. in the latest installment of My Talented Clients..."  Click here to visit Sarah's blog and read on...

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Bugabaloo How To: Bunny Bottom Spring Planter Tutorial

Erin Reprogel
Oops!  Looks like these baby bunnies found your Spring flowers!  

These pom-pom baby bunny bottom planters are great craft activity for kids (with supervision) and the perfect Easter basket addition! Make your own Spring Baby Bunny or Easter Bunny craft with these step-by-step instructions!  Looking for printable step-by-step instructions? Scroll down for the PDF!

Bugabaloo How To: Bunny Bottom Spring Planter Tutorial

Looking for printable step-by-step instructions?  Click Here!

   
We'd love to see you and your Bunny Bottom Planters!  

Add you pictures to the comments below, post them to our Facebook page, or post them on Instagram and be sure to tag us (@BugabalooInc)!

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Our Favorite Handmade Small Businesses on Instagram

Erin Reprogel

Today is Small Business Saturday, an annual event created by the master minds at American Express to help promote small businesses and stimulate local economies while (hopefully) using your American Express card to buy your holiday gifts.  Regardless of their true motives, American Express has helped to bring global attention to the vital roles small businesses play in local and national economies.  According to Forbes.com, there are almost 28 million small businesses in the United States and over 22 million of those are run by individuals who are self employed. 52% of all small businesses are home-based and over 50% of the working population (a whopping 120 million individuals) works in a small business. Not surprisingly, small businesses have generated over 65% of the net new jobs since 1995. (Forbes) 

Small businesses are the foundations of our economy, so in honor of Small Business Saturday, we'd like to share a few of our favorite handmade small businesses on Instagram. We think these small businesses do an amazing job of using their social media pages to inspire creativity, share their skills, and frankly, just to have a little fun and share a little joy.  So please take a moment to check out their pages, you'll be glad you did!

 Pen and Thimble

Pen and Thimble

This full time mom makes some of the most adorable baby bibs, blankets, and children's toys on Instagram.  We love her fabric choices and the way she carefully packages each order like a gift with a personalized message tag welcoming baby or thanking the customer.

https://penandthimble.etsy.com

http://instagram.com/penandthimble

 

 

 

 

Lu and Ed

 

Lu and Ed

This creative mom recycles fabrics from clothes and blankets into fantastic fuzzy monster plushies and Monstor storage bags.  Each monster and Monstor is unique and one of a kind and with the help of her super fun Instagram photos, they sell out fast!

http://luanded.com 

http://instagram.com/lu_and_ed  

 

 

 

 

Inedible Jewelry

 

Inedible Jewelry

These talented and creative sisters create some of the most delicious jewelry we've ever seen.  Their Instagram account will have you drooling in no time.

http://www.inediblejewelry.com 

http://instagram.com/inediblejewelry   

 

 

 

 

Fancy Free Finery

 

Fancy Free Finery

This pre-school teacher and art educator makes some of the most beautiful flower crowns we've ever seen.  Her Instagram posts show you every step in her creative process and showcases the final products on some of the most adorable little customers out there.

http://www.etsy.com/shop/fancyfreefinery

http://instagram.com/fancyfreefinery

 

 

 

 

 Knits For Life

Knits For Life

This creative small business owner is a master yarn bomber!  Her small company recently completed yarn bombs at two of Old Navy's flagship stores!  

http://knitsforlife.com

http://instagram.com/knitsforlife

 

 

 

 

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