December 2013 - Mama’s Got a New Bag

December 01, 2013

Posted By: Shaunescy

In the latest edition of the Mama's Got a New Bag blog contest and giveaway we have collected some of our favorite things to help you enjoy your Montana winter!  This gorgeous Maranda Lee  Deluxe Wipee Dipee Set and Mini Mama is accompanied with fashion, fun, food and fitness.

The December 2013 Mama's Bag is sponsored by; Slope Fairies, Meridian Boutique, Bridger Pilates, The People's Republic of Health, Gallatin Valley Botanical and Eagle Ridge Ranch Beef.

All you have to do is leave a comment below to enter.

And to increase your odds of winning, leave a little love on our sponsors

Facebook pages and let us know that you did and we count that as an additional entry!

*Be sure to tell them that Montana Parent Magazine told you about them.*

See. . . up to eight entries and then we'll draw one random winner on January 1st!

To make it simple, here are the links:

Slope Fairies

Meridian Boutique

Bridger Pilates

The People's Republic of Health

Gallatin Valley Botanical

Eagle Ridge Ranch Beef

Maranda Lee

Ok? Got it?

ONE entry if you just leave a comment here. 

UP TO EIGHT entries total if you go to our sponsors facebook pages

and tell them that they are awesome!

Here you go!

Slope Fairies

(1) Child's Smith Holt Helmet - with choice of design


Is there anything better than flying down the ski slopes at top speed, secure in the knowledge that your head is safely ensconced in a high-quality helmet? Why, yes, there is, thank you for asking, and it’s this: When said helmet is emblazoned with shimmering flames or a glittering tiara, of course.

This is the logic that slope Fairies co-founder (and Bozeman mom) Jennifer Bartholomew used on her daughter, Lily, last year when the 3-year-old balked at joining her big brothers on the slopes. and it worked. after her mom bedazzled her helmet with crystal gems, Lily embraced both her inner Lindsey Vonn and all the attention she garnered in her awesome headgear. “As soon as we hit the slopes,” Bartholomew said, “people started stopping us and asking about Lily’s helmet. she learned to ski and the helmet boosted her confidence to go out in the cold and ski safely.” Jennifer also enjoyed the added benefit of being able to easily spot her girl in a crowd or at a distance.

That was all it took for Bartholomew and her friend Julia deLozier (who met at great beginnings Montessori), to partner up and start the slope Fairies business right out of their homes. after the first helmet’s debut at Moonlight basin, the requests started flooding in and slope Fairies has now branched out to Arizona and Canada with helmets for boys, girls and moms in a variety of different designs (you can even customize your design to include a name on the back).

Jennifer and Julia use only Smith Holt helmets as their canvas. designed for skiing, snowboarding and summer use like ATV riding, skateboarding and biking, these babies are incredibly durable; and the insulation is removable for summer use. the children’s helmets are adjustable, so you can get a few years’ use out of them. But perhaps the coolest thing about slope Fairies – aside from the sparkly crystals, of course – is how homegrown this business is. Bartholomew makes the helmets herself along with Bozeman high school sophomore Emma Gannon, who designed the flame helmet and whose brother, ben, is the company’s graphic designer. Julia credits Bozeman’s Chamber of Commerce for helping her turn a business plan into a legitimate partnership.

Now, she and Jennifer are looking at the next phase of their business: an adorable waterproof and insulated snow skirt to keep tushies extra warm and protected.

For more information please call 406-640-gems (4367) or visit www. you can also find them on Facebook.

Meridian Ltd.

The SCARF – The Perfect Accessory

Green Echo Batik Scarf


Meridian Ltd. is a contemporary woman's boutique featuring fabulous fashion, a great mix of price points, jewelry, accessories, and footwear.  Meridian Ltd. also offers a variety of services and amenities to assist you with your wardrobe, heighten your style, and help make your life a little bit easier.

Did you know Meridian offers:

  • Before/After hours shopping
  • Shopping by appointment
  • Personal Shopping {Short on Time? Tell us when you will arrive, what you need, and a fitting room full of options will be awaiting you upon your arrival}
  • Private Parties {for you, your friends, your family, bridal parties, or just a night out with the girl’s}
  • Styling Assistance {what to wear with what…}
  • Personal assistance with “what to pack” for a trip, “what to wear” to business meetings, special events & weddings
  • Gift Shopping {personalized notes, gift wrapping & shipping}
  • Complimentary coffee, espresso, water & bubbles
  • iPads {equipped with the latest games for your little ones and big ones}
  • Biscuits & water for your canine companions
  • Curb side pick up // drop off
  • Free local delivery {within the city limits}
  • Gift Cards
  • Complimentary gift wrap

Meridian Ltd: The boutique you can’t wait to visit and once you have arrived, you won’t want to leave.     Disclaimer: Sweats, yoga wear, bathrobes, PJs, ski clothes, running attire and bad hair are all acceptable, welcome, and deemed appropriate. We won’t judge if you won’t.

Meridian Ltd. offers the largest variety of scarves in the area.  Our selection ranges from cashmere to silk to cotton, with prices to fit any budget.  Whether you are looking for a designer piece to accent your wardrobe, a warm stylish piece for the winter weather or a statement piece to accent any outfit, Meridian has something for everyone.

101 E. Main, Suite 6

Bozeman, MT  59715


Maranda Lee Designs

Deluxe Wipee Dipee Set and Mini Mama

Value: $70

NEW! Deluxe Wipee Dipee clutch with Changing Pad set perfect for every on the go mom!  The Wipee Dipee clutch fits your wipes case, diapers and the changing pad (included).  Have the kids grown out of diapers?  Then this might be your favorite travel clutch. Designed to also fit travel size lotions, shampoo, makeup or whatever else you need to bring along on your next getaway!

For your favorite "mini mama, " this Mini Mama purse will surely be a hit. What girl doesn't love a purse that looks like moms? With a zipper closure the Mini Mama will keep all her valuables (ie: toys, trinkets and money) safe and sound!  Maybe you know several mini mama's who would eagerly want their own purse. Many are in stock and ready for shipping!

Find tons of gifts ready for immediate shipping here!

Visit me at the Holiday SLAM festival December 6 3pm-8pm and December 7  11 am - 8 pm located above the Rocky Mountain Rug Gallery on Main Street Bozeman.  Yes! That is the same time as the Bozeman Christmas Stroll! Be sure to stop in and shop!

Checkout all the sale and CLEARANCE items as I make room for 2014!

Like me on Facebook www.facebook/marandaleedesigns

Join the newseletter and always know about sales, new fabric and new products!

Bridger Pilates

Private Pilates Lesson and a Free Massage $140

on Facebook

Bridger Pilates is a wellness facility offering STOTT Pilates®, Massage Therapy, and Acupuncture. Our studio caters to the individual providing both private and group instruction in Pilates, Yoga, Barre Condition, Myofascial release techniques and other fitness modalities. We are also a retail store front for doTerra Essential Oils as we strive to help our clients achieve a complete and holistic lifestyle that keeps them healthy and active for a lifetime.

Through personalized programs and exercises created with you and your unique needs, issues, strengths, weaknesses, intentions, and personality in mind, Bridger Pilates feels confident that together we can help you achieve your optimal physical health and conditioning.

Bridger Pilates offers lots of options for individual one-on-one training, duets, and small groups in both Pilates and Advanced Ballet Technique. Our facility utilizes only top quality STOTT Pilates Reformers, Chairs, Cadillac/Trapeze, and Ladder Barrel equipment.

See for more information!

People's Republic of Health

Acupuncture Session $50

It is our mission to offer results-oriented Chinese Medicine of the highest quality. At People's Republic of Health we believe in the future of fully integrated medicine. Americans often have the idea that expensive = excellence. With Chinese Medicine it’s just not true. It’s often frequency of treatment’s and regular maintenance with a skilled practitioner that makes all the difference for treatment outcomes. In a community setting we can charge you what you would pay for your normal co-pay and that way you can afford to get healed and maintain that. That is not only rewarding for both of us but mandatory for excellence in health care.

Have a cup of tea and go find your favorite spot in the treatment room. Take off your shoes and roll up your shirt sleeves and pant legs. A typical treatment lasts anywhere from 25-45 minutes. Be sure to let us know if there’s a certain time you want to be done by, otherwise if there’s space available we will let you keep sleeping.

Gallatin Valley Botanical

Market Money $100

Gallatin Valley Botanical is a small farm in Bozeman, Montana dedicated to the sustainable production of high quality produce. We started our farm with a shared love of each other, eating well, and the earth and have been providing beautiful fresh produce to our community since 2003.

Our CSA has become the backbone of our farm, helping to bring in steady, year round income. We work with nature to maintain soil fertility and balance insect pest problems, using crop rotation, beneficial insect attracting plantings, composted manure, and cover crops. Our produce is planted, picked, and washed by ourselves, CSA working members, and interns who are working with us to learn about small scale, direct market farming. We are continually working towards a financially and ecologically sustainable farm that can help feed our neighbors and build a community. Every year, we plan for a wide variety of clean, healthy, fresh veggies to be delivered weekly to neighborhoods in Bozeman, West Yellowstone, and Big Sky. Pick-up at the farm is also available.

Diversity is crucial to our success, in crop planning and in marketing. We grow up to 150 varieties of produce and market them to a 120 person CSA, twelve enlightened restaurants, the Community Food Coop, and two summer and one winter farmers markets in Bozeman.

Market Money

For those of you looking for more choice in your weekly vegetables or need to supplement your weekly CSA boxes and would like to support the farm in advance, we are offering Market Money, good at the two summer Bozeman farmers markets, the Bozeman Winter Market, and at the farm.

Eagle Ridge Ranch Beef Beef Jerky


Eagle Ridge Ranch Beef specializes in exceptional-quality direct to consumer beef. Grassfed and finished hormone and antibiotic-free Black Angus from our family ranch outside of Wilsall, MT. Lush pasture, great hay, and awesome breeding make for some of the tastiest and healthiest beef you’ll ever sink your teeth into.  High in Omega-3s, protein, and great flavor, Eagle Ridge Ranch Beef is the perfect choice to nourish your family.  A 100% woman-owned business.

This is the real deal! A whole-muscle beef jerky made from grassfed and finished, hormone and antibiotic-free Black Angus. A custom blend of organic spices and natural celery seed cure make this a jerky you can feel good about giving to your kiddos. Clean fuel for young adventurers (and their parents)!


Facebook page address: eagle ridge ranch beef


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