Talking Story Tuesday with Kim Barker of Love Bug Clothing Co. and GIVEAWAY!

You have some great finds at Love Bug Clothing! How did you get started with your boutique?

The boutique has been in the works for many years. I have always had a passion for children’s and maternity clothes and really enjoy finding unique designers that are fun, fashionable, and functional. As my friends and relatives began to have babies, I was known as the one who found the best clothes. Once I had my son, and stopped working for corporate America,I was able to focus on creating Love Bug Clothing Co.

I am loving your vintage rock collections. What are your faves from your store?

The vintage rock collection from Lola and James is one of my favorite. Each item is one of a kind, 100% recycled, and parents are able to have their favorite bands become their children’s favorites too. Kaos Recycled is another eco-conscious brand that I love; all the bands have special memories for me so that is why I picked them. 

On the girly side, Luna Luna Copenhagen is beautifully made, super soft and comfortable, if it came in my size I would wear it. For babies, Feather Baby is my go to brand. Appaman is the brand you can not destroy-love it because you can literally wash it 1000 times and it still looks great.

Overall though, I love everything I carry, if I would not put it on my child or give it as gifts to the children in my life I won’t put it on my site. In fact, I have gotten items I bought, didn’t like them so I wouldn’t put them on the site. 

What pieces do you think are must-haves this Winter for the kids and for the pregnant Mamas?

Children: Kiwi Sweater, Mulberribush Leopard Jacket, Beetlejuice London Puffy Vest, and Appaman Black Puffy Jacket

Maternity: Nom 9month long sleeve tee and the Nuka Merlot Pullover Hoodie. I also will be adding several new maternity items over the next few days.
How do you juggle your business and family life?

I am not sure if I have totally figured out how to juggle family and work. I know that not working in corporate America automatically makes it easier to juggle the two. We moved to a small town in the mountains to focus on our family, which has been the best thing we have ever done. We eat dinner together every night as a family, and my husband and I put our son to bed together every night, and we have date night once a week. My focus as a mom is on being completely present when my son is with me, and working when he is in pre-school, napping, and has gone to bed.

What are your three must-visit sites every day?

twitter, twittermoms, and constantcontact , plus many more!!

I met you on Twitter…gotta love Twitter! :) Care to share your twitter name so that our readers can follow you?

twitter info:

And you have a blog too, right? What’s the url so we can catch your posts.

Yes, I do have a blog,

I am still working on making this a part of daily life, the “blog” world is amazing and overwhelming to me.

What’s one thing you never leave home without?

Bobbi Brown lip gloss, blackberry and a “treat” for my son.

Want to share a favorite quote with Ohana Mama?

Quote:”HONOR” yourself, your feelings, your needs. author unknown

The holidays are around the corner! Would you like to offer a discount to our readers?

Holiday Discount: We offer free shipping on all orders over $75.  Special for Ohana Mama Blog, 10% discount on first order, enter OHANA at checkout. We also give all first time customers a 20% discount coupon with their first order to be used on next order within 60 days.

Love Bug Clothing Co. is also sponsoring a giveaway for Ohana Mama readers!  One lucky reader will win an organic Kee Ka burp cloth and bib set of their choice.

How to enter: Head to Love Bug Clothing Co’s site, take a look around and come back and tell us what’s your fave item that they sell (there’s a ton!).

Extra entries: (leave a new comment for each that you do)
-Twitter about this contest
-Blog about this contest with a link to Ohana Mama and Love Bug Clothing Co.
-Follow Ohana Mama’s blog

Deadline: November 18th at midnight Hawaii time

US residents only
You will have three days to claim your prize, then we will choose another winner.

Mahalo to Love Bug Clothing Co. for the great discount and giveaway!!

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  1. I really like the Appaman Denim Jacket w/Sherling Lining, but I also love the little shirt that says, “I Do My Own Stunts.”

  2. blueviolet says:

    I tweeted

  3. blueviolet says:

    I follow your blog!

  4. blueviolet says:

    I love the Lollipop Zen Buddha-Full Soul Floral V tee! It looks soooo soft and comfy.

  5. I love the Indigenous Organic Tassel Hoodie in Cream.

  6. I love that materni-tee.

  7. masonsgranny59 says:

    I heart the Angel Dear Snuggly Blankie(bear):)

  8. That Amber Hagen Cashmere Love Blanket is adorable!

  9. I like the Ruby Fay Maternity “Baby” Tee!

  10. Absolutely love the Luna Luna Copenhagen Scarlet Tutu!! So cute! Thanks!

  11. i love the Angel Dear 3 pc Burp Suitcase

  12. I love the Noppies Long Sleeve Nursing Wrap :)

  13. I love all the real girly stuff! The pink or heather shirt and pants are my favorites~

  14. jnmacdonald says:

    I like the Indigenous Organic Tassel Hoodie in wasabi.

  15. I love the Bear Angel Dear Snuggly Blanket!

  16. I love the Angel Dear Snuggly Blankie!

  17. My favorite is the Amber Hagen Cashmere Love Blanket. I can only imagine how soft it would be! Thank you for the opportunity to win!

  18. I love the Kiwi Industries Circle Pullover Sweater in Red/Brown.

  19. Jinxy and Me says:

    I love the Angel Dear Snuggly Blankies. Thanks for the giveaway!

  20. soonergal11 says:

    I like the maternity tees!

  21. Lola and James Beatles Concert Tee with Tulle

  22. I like the Appaman Jet Black Puffy Coat! Perfect for winter!


  23. Love the Lola and James “The Doors” Vintage Concert Tee with Thermal Sleeves.


  24. liliesrnice says:

    Feather Baby Kimono Hoody Jacket and Pant Set It is an adorable outfit that i really want!

  25. Storm, The Psychotic Housewife says:

    You find the best stuff!!

    I know this won’t fit her for years (*sniff*) but I am head over heels in love with the Lola and James Ramones T with the Tulle. Think I’d be absolutely nuts buying a size 6 now? LOL!

    More in her size now, the Amber Hagan motorcycle dress is darling!

  26. Wow, I adore the Kaos Recycled Grateful Dead Haight Ashbury Bears Goddess Dress. Great products throughout the website, please count me in. Thanks for the contest!

  27. The Angel Dear Snuggly Blankies are my fave. trinitygsd at yahoo dot com

  28. I like the city bands jam 2 fer shirt for boys! thanks,

  29. I like the Vintage Rock tee with Elvis!

  30. i just love the Angel Dear Faux Suede Jacket


  31. I love the Appaman Motorcycle Onesie

  32. Love the Mimi and Maggie Organza Ribbon Twirl Skirt. So whimsical.

  33. jemmmers74 says:

    I think my mephew would look cute in the Lola and James “Kiss” Vintage Concert Tee .

  34. DOODLEGIRL says:

    my daughter would love the Beetlejuice London Puffer Vest

  35. I like the Mimi and Maggie spare change dress.

  36. yellowlabs says:

    The clothing is fantastic! My choice is the Luna Luna Copenhagen Marisol blouse in Orchard for my little girl!

  37. SeahorseLady says:

    They do have many wonderful items to pick from.
    I really like the nice looking Appaman Denim Jacket.
    Thank you for the nice giveaway.

  38. i really like the monkey towel

  39. I like the Amber Hagen Cashmere Pant – simple and comfy looking!

  40. The Indigenous Organic Tassel Hoodie in cream is my very favorite, although a tough choice!

  41. I like the rolling stones tee

  42. The Bump Couture Rock-a-bye Baby Tee is one of my favorities.

  43. There’s lots of great items. One of my favorites is the Appaman Giraffe Long Hoodie.

  44. I just adore the Angel Dear Snuggly Blankie!
    Thanks for a great giveaway :)

  45. I like the Appaman Denim Jacket w/lining

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  46. Amber Hagen Cashmere Baby Blanket is gorgeous!

    Bear Angel Dear Snuggly Blankie

  48. the angel dear snugglies are my favorite!

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