Monday, November 3, 2008

Featured Reader: Let me introduce you to....

La Dolce Vita

Happy Monday to everyone! Monday's at La Dolce Vita mean a new featured reader of the week. I am excited to introduce you to Carole of Hippostoes. Carole and I met on one of our many social networks. Carole is a busy WAHM who owns a fabulous E-Boutique called Hippostoes. Carole's Boutique offers fair trade children's clothing for boys and girls. Take a peek at Carole's blog and shop and you will feel right at home. Carole is a very warm and friendly mama who is very generous and supportive of others so be sure to check out her fab items.

Name: Carole of Hippostoes blog and my website for my children's clothing is Hippostoes

Family: I am married with a 20 month old son

How did you start blogging? I started blogging to provide a personal touch to my website. I wanted people to look at it like an actual boutique where you might drop by just to visit because you have become friends with the boutique owner. I wanted to have more of a personal connection with potential customers. I also love to meet new people and socialize, and a blog provides a great avenue for the personal touch.

Hippostoes Blog

If you are a parent do you have a parenting philosophy? My parenting philosophy is love your little ones as much as you can because they grow so quickly. Soak it up like a sponge because pretty soon they will want to be more independent and you should enjoy every second that you can with them.

You will never find me without...... my blackberry and my son's ugly guy :)

Day job: I am an e-boutique owner of Hippos Toes. I feature fair trade children's fashions from South Africa. The women that make the clothing are from very disadvantaged areas in South Africa and they have very limited income opportunities. They are mom's like a lot of our readers that are doing their best to provide for their families. The clothing is adorable and very well made, in addition to being fair trade. The clothing lines change every season, so you can expect new designs every spring and fall. Typically the designs feature nature themes to provide an awareness of our natural surroundings.

Hippos Toes
Favorite Stuff:
Music: Arcade Fire, Coldplay, U2, The Killers
Food: Thai and Mexican
Tv/ Movies: Project Runway, Top Chef, The Apartment, Gone with the Wind
Reading: Margaret Atwood, Joyce Carol Oates

If you had to wear a T-shirt with your favorite saying on it what would it be? Don't mess with mommy :)

Favorite stores to shop : I love shopping at small boutiques.

A special thank you to Carole for participating as a featured reader. If you would like to be a featured reader please email me at
Be sure to check our my sister site La Dolce Vita and Friends for some great holiday items. Can you believe the holidays are just around the corner!!!!


Renée aka Mekhismom said...

Another great interview! I love reading about blogging mommas.

Laurie B. said...

What a great interview! Thanks SO much for letting us take a peek into your world! With gratitude, laurie b.

Kameron said...

I love reading Carole's blog and am just about to order some clothes for my boy for Christmas! Thanks for featuring her!

Anonymous said...

Cool interview :)

Jenni Jiggety said...

Nice job, Kristen!

ali said...

Great interview!