I need your honest feedback!

Readers! Friends! Everyone! I'm in the midst of figuring out how to make 2017 an amazing year for Senn & Sons. I have a couple of really fun projects in the works already, but before I begin some others I have on my mind, I wanted to check in with you guys to get some feedback.

I created a short (9-question, less than 5 minute) survey so I can learn a bit more about you and what you you're interested in. If you have a few minutes, I'd REALLY appreciate your feedback! It's all anonymous and there's no log-in or registration or anything. Just click on the image above and you'll be able to answer the questions.

Thank you in advance for taking the time to help! Let's make this year a fun one!

Minnesota Monthly: The Kids are Alright

This *might* be the cutest magazine shoot in history! The lovely and stylish Jahna Peloquin wrote an adorable piece for Minnesota Monthly about some great new children's products from makers in our great state. It's amazing to see our new Cozy Campers products alongside these other amazing Minnesota brands! Thanks, MNMO, for including us!

PHOTOS BY TJ TURNER. BABY MODEL LUNA TAILLON // source: Minnesota Monthly

PHOTOS BY TJ TURNER. BABY MODEL LUNA TAILLON // source: Minnesota Monthly

It's a serious honor to be included with these other amazing Minnesota brands! Check them all out:

SolidKIDS ; Oh Baby! ; Christopher Straub ; Betsy Johnson “Block Bot” doll ; BEKA Wild Rumps Books Solid Manufacturing Co. 

Guest Blog Post: Tips for a Successful Collaboration

I've learned a lot in my years running Senn & Sons, but don't share much about the "business" behind the scenes here - but let me tell you, there are a LOT of behind the scenes and a lot of learning that I usually just keep to myself. (I've made enough hard mistakes and learned enough about how not to do things that I feel like I could write a book about it!)

But even though I don't share a lot of that on the blog here, I actually LOVE the business part of my business. Almost as much as I LOVE that my work allows me to be creative and make art every day. With all those learnings and info swirling in my brain, I thought it might be fun to do a guest blog post on a more business-focused blog.

There are plenty of topics that I could write about, but I loved the idea of sharing my experience as well as a few tips for a successful collaboration. After all, it's been one of my favorite things about having a creative business.

Read the full article here!

I've already seen some great discussion over on the Bad Ass Lady Boss Facebook page, which is so exciting.

Meal Planner + Prescribe 20 Giveaway!

HAPPY NEW YEAR, EVERYONE!!! It's been a 2016 to remember - for all the good and bad that came with it. Time for a fresh start and reinvigoration. I know I'm refocusing my energy in different ways this year, how about you??

One of my goals is to get back to planning meals and eating clean 90% of the time (knowing 10% will be for special occasions and exhaustion, ha!) To help kickstart that big goal, I'm going to participate in Prescribe Nutrition's amazing Prescribe 20 program - which I've already done once and LOVED. I start this round on January 9th.

The Giveaway

I'm sure many of you are trying to eat healthier in the New Year too, so I have partnered with Prescribe Nutrition and am giving away TWO spots to their amazing Prescribe 20 program - one for you and one for a friend! PLUS I'll send you one of my meal planning notepads to help with getting organized!

A few things I love about Prescribe 20:

  • It's not a restrictive cleanse. It's totally manageable and you eat REAL food.
  • It's just 20 days - I can do anything for 20 days!
  • Your 20 days starts WHENEVER you want. So if you know you have a beach vaca coming up, you can back out 20 days and start then. It fits with your life.
  • Each day you get to learn something new and implement that learning into your life. (I think it's important that not ALL of the information comes at one time, where it's easy to forget or feels super overwhelming.)
  • The recipes are good. Lots of new ideas and all super yummy!
  • It feels sustainable - like you might want to continue eating this way beyond the 20 days.

How to Enter

The giveaway will begin on Tuesday, January 3rd with an Instagram post! To enter, head over to @sennandsons on Instagram and find the post with the above photo. The next steps are simple!

1. LIKE the post.

2. TAG a friend to join you for Prescribe 20 in the comments.

3. Make sure you are following BOTH @prescribe_nutrition and @sennandsons.

And a Discount!

If you just want to get started, head over to Prescribe Nutrition and use the code SENN20 for a 20% discount on any product or program! I'll see you in there on January 9th. :)

* I am a Prescribe Nutrition Brand Ambassador and may receive a small referral fee for any purchase. All opinions written are my own and I'm not being paid to say anything here! *

Join me at #TrendingNorth

Join me at Ad Fed's #trendingnorth panel event on January 12th! I'll be popping up with the Cozy Campers collection and other fun goodies.

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Your fav #MN brands, small businesses & entrepreneurs who get social the right way.

Social Media. You’re on it. Your feed is fire. But as a brand, understanding how to use social media as a advertising tool is far different than posting another face-swap of you & your cat.

We’ll sit down for a personal AMA with some of the most creative and social media-savvy small businesses and entrepreneurs in the Twin Cities inside The Social Lights new HQ. Then we’ll mix & mingle, shop & schmooze your favorite local purveyors. You’ll like it IRL. Bring your #squad.

Thursday, January 12, 2017

  • 5:30-6:15pm - Check in, cocktail hour
  • 6:15-7:15pm - Panel discussion taking place in the Social Lights offices.
  • Post-panel through close: Pop Up Shop, social hour, networking.

Location

The Social Lights

610 9th Street SE

Suite #101

Minneapolis, MN 55414

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New Mama Giveaway with Mrs. Patels!!

We have partnered with one of my favorite mom friends of all time Anhoni Patel and her company Mrs. Patel's to create the ultimate new mama giveaway! 

 Mrs. Patels creates delicious lactation treats and teas for nursing moms, all based on traditional Ayurvedic principles Anhoni learned from her grandmother and mom. (These bars and teas helped me get through my own postpartum periods and were wonderful during those early days of nursing!) I can't say enough good things about Anhoni and her company.

This is the perfect gift for any new mom in your life or for yourself!! (I can tell you that the bars and teas are even delicious if you're not nursing, shhhhhhh.)

Winners receive:

  • Baby Basics gift set from Senn & Sons (a bundle of goodies including a maple teething ring, a burp cloth and adorable dribble bib)
  • Lactation tea & fenugreek bars for nursing mamas from Mrs. Patels

Please enter below and also share it with your friends over on Instagram! Follow @sennandsons and @mrsmilk for all the latest. Thank you for participating!!

New Collection, Behind the Scenes

You may have seen on the home page (or on Instagram) that there are some pretty exciting things happening behind the scenes here at Senn & Sons. I can't explain to you how thrilling it is to see all of this come to life, but it's been a journey, but everything is so close to being ready for you!

Stay tuned for details - the newsletter will be the first place to get the scoop, so be sure to sign up. The new collection is launching on November 21st (and if you're in Minneapolis there will be a special preview at Morningside Holiday Market on November 19th!)