CuddleTug Winner : Shop Local

Sunday, August 19
Drumroll, please!!!
The winner of the Hoppy Baby CuddleTug 
iiiiiiissssssss..........Shelly Keefe!!!
Congratulations!!!
But wait!
Not Shelly? Don't fret, because you can have your own CuddleTug at 
20% until Friday at www.shop.cuddletug.com.
Use Coupon TBL20 at checkout.


Sweet Sam: Kannapolis NC Child Photographer : Candy Howard

Saturday, August 18
Sam made my first session back at work a joy!
I mean, look at that smile...that laugh!
We had so much fun, even though it was getting muggy!
I'd ask her if she wanted to go inside,
and she'd say a cute little no with a great big smile!
More coming soon of dad and mom, who is gorgeously pregnant with their son!
Can you believe this outfit?!!  I almost squealed when mom brought it out!  Thank you, mom, for such a lovely choice and thank you, Janie and Jack!  I love your clothes for session!

Thank you, T & M!  Can't wait to see you soon with your new little man!

CuddleTug: Tuesday Tip : Shop Local

Tuesday, August 14
This week on the Tuesday Tip,
we are talking with Jennifer Stevens, CuddleTug creator!
These little guys are adorable and such a great idea!

Your business in a few words:
Here is a little bit about CuddleTug..... I created CuddleTug which is a stretchy, soft necklace that mom (or dad) can wear while holding or nursing/feeding a baby to keep baby's busy hands occupied. Instead of pinching mommy's skin, pulling on her hair, and tugging on jewelry, the baby has something entertaining and safe with which to play!

CuddleTug can also be strapped to a stroller, high chair, or baby carrier for a toy that won't fall! You can attach a light weight toy onto the CuddleTug for even more fun. Babies who are 0 -3/4 months will love to look at the CuddleTug and when they start reaching and grabbing, it becomes incredibly useful! My little guy, Benjamin is 2.5 and I still use CT's with him--strapped on his car seat, shopping cart and I even wore it in church the other day. Lastly, CuddleTugs can help decorate diaper cakes! Needless to say, CuddleTug is a very useful and unique product. It makes a super baby shower gift and mommies love to buy CT's for themselves.
How long have you been in business?
For just about two years


Best reason to shop with you?
CuddleTug is baby-inspired & mom-made in the USA!  CuddleTug is truly a quality product that comes from the heart as I made it for my son, Benjamin.  I trust and love it for my child, so other moms can expect the same!

Best thing about having your own business?
CuddleTug has been a great outlet for my creative edge. I really enjoy creating new designs and helping customers with special orders. There has also been quite a learning curve for marketing & social media which has been both challenging and interesting!  But, the absolute best part is seeing the CuddleTugs being used and loved by mamas and babies!


Favorite local business/places to shop etc:
Poppies Gifts in Birkdale



The best thing about buying local?
When you buy local you are supporting your own community and something that is hopefully made in the USA! 

Be sure to check out CuddleTug online and on Facebook, too.  Tell Jennifer I sent you!  In the meantime, Jennifer has a Hoppy Baby CuddleTug for a lucky reader!

 Two ways to earn entries, plus two bonus entries!
1. Leave a comment on this post below with who the CuddleTug would be for.
2. Post on the chp Facebook wall that you want that CuddleTug!

Bonus Entries! Like the chp and CuddleTug Facebook pages and tell me you did it in either of your other two entries.

Contest ends midnight EST this Saturday night.  Good luck!

Thanks, Jennifer!

A few days new : Huntersville Newborn Baby Photographer : Candy Howard

Monday, August 13
Baby R was welcomed home just a few days before I got to see him!
 He was Captain Awakepants for a little bit, just to check things out.
After that, he slept like a champ until it was time to say goodbye.
What a beautiful boy.





You can see his whole session here.

Congratulations, Mom and Dad!
And a huge thank you to new grandma for gifting them such a treasure in a session for their newest family member.
Newborn sessions are not to be missed, if I do say so myself!