Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Snowed in again....Let's do some more giveaways!

Well as you know from earlier facebook posts, school was cancelled again today and Ritzy Baby is officially "snowed in" again! No better time than the present to do more giveaways. I love giving away product and getting to know my customers, it is the BEST part of this job! Here we go:

Post a picture of your child or grandchild... in their favorite Ritzy Baby product on our facebook page as well as your own facebook page. Then, have your friends vote on the picture by going to our fb page and hitting the like button on your post. The picture with the most likes will win one of two prizes.
For baby girl we are giving away a OTT(over the top) hairbow that will be perfect for Spring/Summer season! For baby boy we will be giving away a free burp set. I apologize I do not have an exact picture of the burp set you will receive, but I promise you it is precious! We love our baby boys!!!!!!!
Winner will be posted on FB tonight at 9:00 PM CST!!! Good Luck to all.
Please note the winner will receive one of the above items (burp set will be chosen at random) Shipping will be included to all US residents. If you are from outside of the US you will be responsible for all shipping charges and taxes. Thank you to all. 

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

More storms are headed our way....

It is Tuesday Feb 8th, 2011 and I hear more storms are headed our way. I am very reluctant to go to the grocery store for fear of what happened last week.....

It was Monday of last week and I knew I needed a few items to bake cupcakes for my son Preston who was turning the BIG 4 years old on Tuesday! So, not realizing how much Okies (Oklahomans) fear blizzards (which was coming that night...) I set out to the local grocery store to buy a few goodies. OH MY! It was crazy. I have never seen so many people in the middle of the day buying groceries. Once I finally made it through the aisles, (which everyone else in Edmond, OK was also trying to do) I headed to the check out to pay. Well.....guess who else was at the grocery store. None other than the local news interviewing the poor lady in front of me. Here I makeup...(I was planning on baking most of the day) in sweat pants with about 3 different cupcake batters, cream cheese, powdered sugar, canned frosting... in case mine didn't turn out. Then, there was the News asking people around me and in front of me if they were stocked up for the storm... Ummmm, please help them not ask me, please help them not ask me....I am reciting this in my head the entire time I am standing in line. Here I am buying cake mixes and frosting and the biggest storm in years is on it's way to us.... As if my son is really going to have his party at school the next day, Right?

Well, needless to say school was closed the rest of that week..and my family did eat all of the cupcakes I made. They also had good warm meals as well....we did have other groceries thank goodness. :0) The point to my story is...another storm is headed our way and this time I need to go to the store, but I really do not want to... I think I will send hubby once he leaves the office. For now, I will continue to pray that school isn't out all week again and that Ritzy Baby orders can continue to ship without mother nature taking over.
Will write more later....until then xoxo, Bridgette

Sunday, February 6, 2011


I think one place that I could do better is by running weekly contests...SO......let's do one this week! Ritzy Baby really needs some facebook LOVE! We just started our facebook last year and our fans are growing soooo fast, but we want more! (I know, I know....never satisfied) This week we are going to run a contest for a FREE Modest Posh Infant Car Seat Cover.

Here are the contest details:

First, go to Ritzy Baby Facebook page and "like" us.... then let us know on our facebook page that you liked our page by telling us your name-My name is John and I like your page! This will serve as 5 points.

Second, refer your friends to our Facebook page and then have them like us! Then, comment on Facebook and let us know that you sent them there and their name so that we can verify. This will serve as 5 points per friend that you refer to our page. 

Third, go to and let us know your favorite products! You can comment through Facebook. This will serve as 2 points every time you comment on our Facebook page and you can do this one time per day during the life of this contest.

Last, you can follow our blog and get 5 points and you can double those points by having a friend also follow our blog. Just let us know the friend you referred to the blog so that we can verify that as well. You can let us know on the blog that you are now following us or if you sent a friend to follow us. 

You can rack up your points to ensure a great win by all of the above ways!!! We are excited to hear from you and learn more about you and your circle of friends, mom groups etc.

At the end of the contest count up all of your points and post them on FB so that Ritzy Baby can verify your points and we will announce the winner on FB. Good Luck to all!!!!!!!!!

Ritzy Baby contest will end on Sunday Feb 13th, 2011 @ 8:00 PM CST. Please note you can only like our Facebook page one time for a one time point total of  5 points. You can refer as many friends to our page as you would like and they can also participate in this contest. You can really rack up the points by doing this, but fans must be new to Ritzy Baby and they must join after contest begins. 
Limit one prize only. No cash value. Ritzy Baby will pick the infant car seat cover, but the winner can choose a boy or girl infant car seat cover. Please send us suggestions of what infant car seat cover you would like to have and we will take this into consideration depending on inventory levels. This contest is open to residents outside of the US but shipping charges will be the responsibility of the winner. This contest is for a infant car seat cover and may not be exchanged for cash value. Thank you and Good Luck! 

No purchase is necessary to win. Please do not contact us to make sure that we received your information. You must be at least 18 years old to enter. This contest is void in Puerto Rico, and where prohibited by law. It is solely your responsibility to ensure that contests like this one are not prohibited by the laws in your area. Contest subject to all applicable federal, state, and local law regulations. Actual prize awards will be sent only when you prove your eligibility. If you win, and live outside the US, you are responsible for all shipping costs incurred in sending your prize including all taxes, customs, brokerage, or any other related fees. Ritzy Baby is not responsible for delays in receiving your prize caused by Customs clearance, or anything else that is beyond our control. Photos that are offensive, vulgar or attack any individual or company will be automatically disqualified. By participating, entrants agree to these official rules and accept decisions of Ritzy Baby Inc as final. This promotion is offered in the United States only and shall only be construed and evaluated according to United States law. By participating, you agree that Ritzy Baby and its employees will have no liability for any injury, loss, or damages of any kind to persons, including death, and property, due in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, from the acceptance, possession, use, or misuse of a prize or participation in this contest. By entering, you agree that Ritzy Baby, and those acting under its authority, may use your name, likeness as an entry for advertising and promotional purposes in any media without limitation and without further consideration, unless prohibited by law. By entering, you agree that Ritzy Baby shall have all rights to copy, broadcast, publish, and use your photos, in whole or in part without further compensation, both during and after the contest, unless prohibited by law.

Unclaimed prize (after seven days) will be forfeited and awarded to an alternate winner. Prize is not transferrable or redeemable for cash.

Saturday, February 5, 2011

Blog neglect.......

As I sit here this chilly January evening I find myself feeling a little guilty over my blog... I love blogging, so I ask myself why is this blog getting such neglect.... I am sure we could all agree that life happens and sometimes it just happens to be quite hectic. I remember being younger and hearing my family say "There is just not enough time in the day." Okay......well as a child that never made sense, until now. I will try to do better, but my life is hectic so I make no promises...However, I do promise to do the best that I can!

Things have been crazy for Ritzy Baby the past week. We are based out of Oklahoma and the weather has been less than pleasing. Personally, I love snow skiing and going to Breck every Spring Break, but I truly can live without blizzards here in Oklahoma. It does nothing but slow us down, close schools, businesses, roads....and basically life in general. :0) Sad, I know. So, I spent the majority of this week letting customers know we were basically "snowed in" and apologizing in advance that our shipping services would not be quite as speedy as normal. Every Ritzy Baby customer was absolutely wonderful. I truly am thankful for my amazing customers. I am so lucky to have such an amazing business with customers that are the BEST. So, thank you to everyone that may have been affected by this snow storm we have had. I hope you all know how appreciated you are!!!!

Not sure if you have became a fan of Ritzy on Facebook, but if you haven't yet then you should!!! We try to post daily on Facebook. We offer deals, special sales, things to come and so on. Right now the buzz is all about the NEW fabrics that we are sharing. Ritzy Baby is asking fans to vote on our new Spring fabrics. Our favorite so far is the Moonstone, but we would love to hear what your favorite is. Check out the options and tell us what your favorite is. We would also like to know what other products you would like to see Ritzy Baby design. Would you like matching diaper bags? baby bedding? Let us know and we will do our best to put your requests into action!!! Check out the amazing options below. Look forward to hearing from you!
xoxo, RB~

Saturday, November 20, 2010


Hello to all! So, it has been a few days since I blogged but I am hoping to hop right back into where we were-here we go!

We were talking about budgets, manufacturing etc (what a fun place to pick back up...) So far with Ritzy these areas seem to be the most challenging for me personally. Manufacturing is tough and everything seems to revolve around it. It is also something that you cannot personally do your self. Many things that take place I can fix, but manufacturing takes much more than just me to fix. I don't know about you, but I know that I would much rather fix things myself than to try to explain it to someone else. (I know....I are thinking I am a control freak....I am sure that is another blog let's just skip getting into that right now) Bottom line.... no matter how much you may want to fix things yourself....manufacturing isn't that simple.

It takes a long time to make everything perfect, just like you want it and just like your customers expect it. Then, you get it perfect and as with everything else there is change! So, you regroup and start over. Starting over is not always fun, but sometimes it cannot be helped. There will always be change in our lives so if we can continue to learn and grow with each process it is a fun journey, but just be prepared for constant change!

One thing I can say is I truly LOVE what I do. I know that with every bump in the road I have came back even stronger than before. It is my amazing customers that have made Ritzy Baby what it is today. Thank you to all for growing with Ritzy and allowing me to continue my awesome journey! Thanksgiving is coming soon and I have so much to be thankful for. Until next time....

xoxo, Bridgette

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Owning your own business.....

So many of my customers and friends are always asking about my business venture so I thought I would share some things with my readers. I get the question "What made you start your business?" a lot. So, why not blog about it so I can share the story with those that are interested.

 First, I would just like to warn you that I am not always the most positive person to ask about starting your own business. I can truly say that this little leap of faith I took 5 years ago has been the hardest thing that I have ever done in my life. Don't get me wrong...I would never go back and change anything. I am a firm believer that each mistake I made a long the way was a learning lesson...a "what not to do next time" type lesson. :0) We all have those lessons in life, but I had (still have) a lot of bumps in the road with this venture.

 I love creating new things, I love making pretty, sophisticated things and finding great prints for boys. I love coming up with ideas that just make sense for mom and baby. That is the FUN part! The part that makes you feel good about what you are doing and the part that KEEPS you going. It is the amazing emails from customers that give you good goosebumps, that make everything worth the bumpy ride. I cannot tell you how many times I have had emails from customers that absolutely made my day or week! BUT....unfortunately there is business involved...that "icky" word that creeps up when you are trying to come up with new innovative fun designs. That word that my husband has to remind me of when I am over-budget...(which I am all too good at from what I am told) UGH---this is the part that is no fun. Don't get me wrong, I know we all have to make a living and the reason for starting a company is to make it successful, right? However, the reporting and the budgets and the manufacturing...... oh the manufacturing.... This part is the worst, it is for the birds!!!! HA! I said it! It feels good....but then it is time to get real again... I cannot say it is for the birds...this is my business. This is what I do, it has to be successful... Right? Stay tuned for more....

xoxo, Bridgette

Friday, November 12, 2010

Finally....moved in & open!

Okay, so I had no idea how little time I had....and I do admit I have totally slacked on my blog posts. Forgive me? I hope so. Well, Ritzy Baby is OFFICIALLY fully moved into our new showroom. Okay, Okay we have been in this new space for about 5 months but you have no idea how big of a job it was to get completely settled in. Ritzy was in one location for almost 5 years so this was a huge move for us. We are still trying to find a place for all of the beautiful fabrics, but for the most part...we are in. So, if you are a local customer please come and visit us in Edmond, OK!!! We are currently gearing up for a little mimosa get together on black Friday! Not only will we have yummy mimosas we will have some great deals on some RITZY! So please shout out to us on facebook or tweet us on twitter and let us know if we will see you on black Friday!!!!!  Talk to you again soon!
I will take some pictures of the new showroom to share....until then!

xoxo, Bridgette