Saturday, September 19, 2009

here's a chance!

to get 15% off your total!!! my counter at the bottom of the page says that i have 28 people left to get to 12,000 people who have looked at bug-a-roo!!!! i'm so thankful for people who are interested in the company. as my thanks, i'm offering 15% off your total order from now, september 19 until saturday, september 26 at 11:59 p.m. so PLACE YOUR ORDER NOW!!!! thank you again for all of your orders. it has been so much fun sewing and sewing. after this, look for some new products as well!! 

Monday, June 8, 2009


well, i have been wanting to do this for a VERY long time, and i have FINALLY taken the plunge! i am now offering monogramming! you can get anything monogrammed that you would like for an extra $4.50! in honor of this awesome occassion, i am offering a BUY 2, GET 1 FREE for burp cloths with monogram! choose any fabric choice you would like, then choose your font. shoot me an email and i will get going on it for you! that's a $37.50 deal for only $25!! this deal is only good until June 30...that's 2 1/2 weeks from now! so get your orders in quickly!

here are a couple of examples of the monogramming! this font is christopher. the first one is in a chocolate brown and the second one is in a tan to match the afternoon fabric.

below are the font choices...there are seven different pictures. the type of the font is at the top of each section with the alphabet following.

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

some new things

well, spring has come and gone in jackson, tn! it is just about summer here and everything is in full bloom! my boys LOVE being outside, so that is why i haven't been able to do anything here in about a month! however, i have some new products available for just about anyone who is looking, whether they be a mom, a dad, or a college student. i am now offering a hobo bag, a birdie sling purse, and an mp3 carrying case (which can also double for a cell phone carrying case). i am very excited about these products. the turn-around time on these products will be about 2 weeks because they are all custom made. check 'em out and spread the word! and thanks to everyone who entered the free fridays in march! be looking for more sales to come soon!

hobo bag

this hobo bag is so much fun! it's big enough for an overnight trip and small enough to meet your day-to-day needs! i use mine as a diaper bag/purse, but it would be a great diaper bag in and of itself. it is reversible, so it is not lined. however, if you would like it lined instead of reversible, that is available as well! it is lined with interfacing to make it a little stronger in order to fit your needs and it has 6 pockets total. there are three on the inside and three on the outside. the pockets can be made a little deeper, and both sets can be on the inside if you don't want it reversible. this is very much a custom made bag! sadly, the fabric in the picture is not available at this time, however, any fabric choice to the right is available, and for $5 more, i can get a fabric specific to your needs! these sell for $75, with $5 shipping, as always. email me with any questions!

birdie sling purse

several of you have asked me to make these purses and i have been putting it off because of time. however, now, i believe i have the time to make these purses for whomever would like them! i get complements on this purse everywhere i go. and when i say "i made it!" people are blown away! don't you love getting handmade products that everybody loves!?! these purses are lined with interfacing and lined on the inside. it will stand up on its own with nothing in it (or with a lot in it ;)) it has three pockets on the inside, 2 smaller ones and one big one. i use it as a diaper bag/purse and carry everything i need in it. i never feel like i don't have enough room, but it could easily be just a purse as well! it is custom made to fit your needs, so if you only want two big pockets, we can do that, or 4 smaller pockets, that's fine, too! it is available in any fabric choice to the right, or for an extra $5, i'll find a specific fabric that you would like! they sell for $75 because of the time it takes to make them and because they are custom made. it will also take up to 2 weeks for you to receive your purse because of the aforementioned reasons. email me with any questions!

mp3 carrying case

it's just what you've been looking for! do your earbuds ever get tangled up in your purse and you can't seem to figure out how to keep them in one place? or does your ipod always seem to go to the bottom of your purse and you can't seem to find it? well, this is exactly what you need! and, it's tres cute and chic, i might add. this mp3 case can be made to fit any ipod, whether you're still toting around the first generation mini or you have an iphone or the new nano. it can be custom made for your mp3 needs. and with an extra pocket for your earbuds, you'll never have to untangle them again! plus, if you're like me, you like your cell and ipod to be in the same place. well, you can order the larger size case and that, too, can be accomplished! the case closes with velcro so you never have to worry about buttons or zippers. these sell for $24 and are available in any fabric choices. you get to pick two fabrics. and if you would like one of the patterned fabrics with a solid fabric, i can also do that. these are custom made to fit your needs!

Sunday, March 29, 2009

and the winner is...

toria and kyle!!!!!!!!!

toria, (or kyle) please email me at so we can work out shipping details.

and for the rest of you, since it's the end of march, everything is 15% off for the rest of this week! place an order by saturday, april 4 @ 11:59 pm, and you will receive 15% off your entire order!!! this is a great deal!! so, pick your fave fabric and call me or email me with your order!

thanks for participating in free fridays this month! check back often for more gift options and products to come at bug-a-roo!!!

Thursday, March 26, 2009


that's right!! it's the last free friday of march! thanks to everyone who has entered in the contests! it's been a lot of fun and i think that i'll continue it sporadically throughout the rest of the year.
this week, i'm giving away a ring sling!!! it will be in the discontinued pinwheel fabric, so this is your LAST CHANCE for a chance at this fabric! comment on the blog by sunday night at 6:00 pm, and make sure you include your name and, if you're not a blog-user, an email address where you can be reached, then check back on monday morning to see if you've won! there's one more thing i want to let me know, too. check out the fabric on the right side of the page, and let me know which one is your favorite print. you never know...i might just surprise YOU with a gift of some sort! thanks for entering all this month and congrats to all our winners!! good luck to the rest of you!!

(i didn't have a pic of this actual sling being used, so i settled for two different pics)

Monday, March 23, 2009

and the winner is...


congrats, bethany! email me at so i can get your shipping information.

and for the rest of you, check out my spring cleaning post for some special offers just for you!


it's that time of year! the flowers are blooming, the birds are chirping, and i thought it was a great time to be out with the old and in with the new! in lieu of that, i am updating my fabric choices! sadly, i will no longer carry candy store, pinwheels, or playground. because of this, i will be offering some of those products at half price, first come, first serve! i only have a limited number of burpees and diaper dittees left in these particular fabrics, so hurry and email me at so that you can make sure you get what you need for those gifts, or for yourself!

to bring in the spring, i have four NEW fabric choices for you! they are night flowers, willy wonka, daisy field, and flower patch. in honor of these new fabrics coming to join the bug-a-roo family, anything ordered in the NEW fabric choics are 15% off for this week only! get your order to me by march 28 at 11:59 pm and you will receive this discount! if you ever have any questions, please let me know! thanks for looking!!

Friday, March 20, 2009

finally free friday!


so, i told you that you wouldn't want to miss out on this free friday! so, here we go! first of all, i'm so sorry it's 3:19 and i'm just now getting this up. my sons decided they didn't want to have a nap when i thought they needed one today. does that ever happen to anyone else?

on to the give away! this is one of my nursing covers in a new fabric choice!!! i call this "willy wonka". i LOVE this new fabric!!! my husband says that this is one of those patterns that will look great for about 5 years, then isaac is going to see these pictures and say "you fed me under THAT?!?!?" but, for now, it's really really cute!!

the great thing about these nursing covers is that they have about a 14 inch peice of boning in the top so it is easy to look down and see baby while he/she can also look up and see you! you sometimes feel like you need 4 hands when you're nursing and trying to cover up...well, this takes care of that! it also has an adjustable strap secured with velcro that goes around your neck. this is the BEST thing that i have had with my second son that i didn't have with my first. so, when you leave a comment to enter the give away, let me know what you really think about willy wonka! and trust me, nothing will hurt my feelings ;) thanks for entering and good luck!!

it's time for free friday!!

i'm sorry to say, but i have to wait until this afternoon to post the free friday item. i am going to get some of my new fabric and you will NOT want to miss this free friday!!! check back this afternoon to see what it is! thanks!

Thursday, March 19, 2009

daisy field

a wonderful new addition for a girl. light blue background with pink, tan, and chocolate brown leaves and daisies! 100% cotton, machine washable. all products available in this fabric

willy wonka

it's happy, colorful, and sure to get complimented on! chocolate brown background with multiple colors of circles and dots and oh so much fun! 100% cotton, machine washable. great for a boy or a girl! all products available in this fabric.

flower patch

very cute fabric. has chocolate brown, blue, green, orange, red, and yellow flowers all over. great for a boy or a girl. 100% cotton, machine washable. all products available in this fabric

Sunday, March 15, 2009

and this week's winner is...


congratulations, lydia! please email me at to let me know your address and work out shipping details!

and for a little surprise for the rest of you!!! i'm offering all products at 15% off for THIS WEEK ONLY!!!! place your order by saturday, march 21 @ 11:59 pm and you will receive this discount! so, if you know of any babies coming soon, email me or give me a call to place your order.

AND be on the look-out in the next coming week for some new fabric!!! i'm so excited it's spring!

Thursday, March 12, 2009

free friday the 13th!


it's that time again for the second free friday in march! this week, the lucky winner will win a pair of burpees! this is a $16 value! they are each $8 a piece, but you can get 3 for $21! next week, i'm going to try some new things for a pair of burpees, so be on the look-out for that. this is such a handy thing to have around the house, or to give as a baby gift. and you almost always know someone who is having a baby! this time, please leave a comment sharing something you would use the burpees for. and don't forget to include your name! happy free friday!!

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Sunday, March 8, 2009

and the winner is....


please email me at to work out the shipping for your new diaper dittee!

thanks everyone for entering and, don't forget, there's a give away every friday in march! so, check back for the next contest!!! have a great week!

Friday, March 6, 2009

first free friday!!


IT'S THE FIRST FREE FRIDAY!!! this is a contest to win a diaper dittee in damask, a cute little clutch to put a couple of diapers, a travel size wipes case, and a few other things in so you don't have to carry around your whole diaper bag! it also doubles as a changing pad! this is a $20 value! all you have to do is enter a comment and check back on monday, march 9 to see if you're the winner!! thanks for checking in with bug-a-roo!!

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Wednesday, March 4, 2009

crappy economy

hello, everyone! i hope you are all doing well and enjoying being hands-free while holding your babies! i wanted to let you know that i am having to raise my prices just a bit. never fear, if you have already placed an order, i will honor my old prices. however, i am beginning to sell wholesale! yea!!! i am very excited about this, but because of this, i am having to up my prices just a bit. you can find the new prices in the right hand column under available products and pricing. i am also going to start doing a give away every friday in march! it will be something different every week, so check on friday to see what the online contest is, leave a comment to be entered, and then check back on monday to see if you've won! if they go well, we will continue sporatic give aways throughout the year. thanks for choosing bug-a-roo for all your toddler needs!

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

how to order

several people have been asking me the best way to order. i thought i'd sum it up in one quick post for everyone. it's pretty simple...three easy steps.

1. choose which product you would like: diaper dittee, burpee, ring sling, or nursing cover, or a whole gift set

2. choose which fabric you would like (right-hand column of on the words and it will take you to the fabric)

3. call or email janie at 731.313.1070 or to place an order!

also, you can send a check to me via snail mail, or pay online at my etsy shop. i will only post orders that have been placed because i feel like i'm getting enough business without posting everything on there just yet ;) please call or email with any questions you may have. thanks!

Thursday, February 12, 2009

gift set

this is the gift set, which includes one ring sling, one burpee, and one diaper dittee, a $66 value, all for $60 + FREE SHIPPING!!!!

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a few new things

we have some new prices at bug-a-roo. get one sling for $38 or two for $70 plus FREE shipping! also, buy a gift set (burpee, diaper dittee, and ring sling) all for $60!! i'm also beginning to market nursing covers. they can be purchased for $24!

in the past, i have only taken payment by check, but now, if you prefer, you can pay for your order on etsy! i will list the order just for you, then you can pay using paypal so no stamp, and no remembering to put the check in the mail (that's what i always forget!) because of the high demand for custom-made orders, i will only list the orders that have been placed on my etsy page (for the moment, at least).

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Friday, January 16, 2009

it's been too long

well, first of all, i'm so sorry that i haven't posted since the beginning of november!! however, to my credit, i have been very busy with these two little boys...

that's right, i had another baby! his name is isaac james and he is almost 8 weeks old. he looks a little surprised in this picture...he really hates the camera and flash, so it's good that his eyes are at least open for this one ;) and big brother, dillon, is doing great, as well. he turned one two weeks after isaac was born, then we had 2 weeks of Christmas, a new year, and now we're on a business trip with my husband for the weekend. WOW! however, i wanted you to know i'm still here!

thanks so much to everyone who has purchased slings, burpees, and diaper dittees over the past couple of months. i really believe the word is getting out about bug-a-roo and i'm so excited! i do have to apologize...i think my pictures were messed up for much of december and maybe even november. i do appreciate one of my friends letting me know that she couldn't see the pics, though. i have put back up pictures of the fabric and available products. you can see them by clicking on the right. i also have a thought about a new product, but i am going to have to wait and see if i can do it right and figure out a good cost for it. anyway, more on that later! i hope everyone had a fantastic Christmas and new years! please let me know who you are and where you're from so i know who is looking at bug-a-roo! since march, we have had over 2,000 visitors to the sight! so i would love to know where you all are located ;) check back soon for that new product! God bless!