March 2014 - Mama’s Got a New Bag

March 01, 2014

Posted By: Shaunescy

They say, "March comes in like a lion and goes out like a lamb." That couldn't be any more true than it is this year. Our Gorgeous March 2014 bag from Maranda Lee has been specifically curated to bring Spring in with a BANG!

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20Twenty Eyecare

Maranda Lee

The New Clothesline Co.

nOir Jewelry

Altitude Gallery

Growth Spurts

Blissful Family Yoga

Stella & Dot

Meridian Ltd.

Little Red Wagon Coffee Roasters

Lara Santoro

Chronicle Books

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20Twenty Eyecare

Comprehensive Eye Health Examination


We encourage all of our patients to have a routine eye exam once a year – even if you have “20/20” vision. During your exam, the doctor will evaluate three areas that contribute to your vision: refractive status, binocular vision, and ocular health. After a detailed patient history your doctor will perform a careful refraction to determine your unique prescription. Next, we test how well the eyes work together, the focusing ability and eye tracking efficiency. Finally, we will evaluate both the exterior and interior structures of your eye to detect for any eye disease. Using dilation, the doctor can detect non-vision-related health issues and systemic diseases, including high cholesterol, high blood pressure, and diabetes. A retinal evaluation for degenerations, retinal holes, and detachments will also be performed.


Maranda Lee Designs

Stella Medium in Dogwood Blue


Dogwood blue:

The best selling Stella bag shown here in Dogwood Blue will pick up your winter spirits and get you ready for Spring!  This diaper bag/purse is ideal for any busy woman, mom or not!  Featuring 6 interior pockets to keep you organized, key hook at the top of the bag so you never dig for your keys and adjustable messenger strap allows you to wear this bag cross body or over one shoulder. The Stella bags feature 2 orings on the strap which allow you to clip the bag to your stroller with the use of stroller straps!  No one will ever suspect you're toting diapers in this beauty of a bag!


The New Clothesline Company

LOFTi™ is a clothes-drying rack and DUO™ accessory


With over 22 linear feet of hanging space, LOFTi™ easily handles the largest load of laundry. Constructed from annodized aluminum tubes, LOFTi™ features two built-in receivers to accommodate a complete DUO™ small garment dryer. LOFTi™ is easily raised and lowered from its advanced pulley system.

DUO™ is the perfect partner to LOFTi™. DUO™ features 16 durable hanging clips and easily folds for storage or travel. DUO™ can also break down into separate components that can attach onto the ends of LOFTi™, making the pair an ultimate clothes-drying system.


nOir Jewelry

Bang! Ring in gold


Leeora Catalan, creator of influential and visionary accessories design house nOir, started her career at Ralph Lauren and Oscar De La Renta before making a name for herself as a fashion stylist. A void in the market challenged Catalan to create specific pieces for a fashion show she was styling, and it was these first designs that were ordered onsite by a department store and pulled in by Italian Vogue to shoot. Right then, in 1995, nOir was born in her studio apartment she shared with her business partner, and now husband.

nOir has grabbed the attention of style makers such as Lady Gaga, Katy Perry, Rihanna, Madonna, Fergie, Beyonce, and Gwen Stefani, a testimony to Leeora Catalan's alluring designs.We are thrilled to bring some of that bling home to you!


Altitude Gallery



Altitude Gallery is an eclectic contemporary art gallery in the heart of downtown Bozeman. Featuring local and national artists, we showcase paintings, photography, pottery, glass, jewelry, and more. We carry a variety of styles for all budgets so there is truly something for everyone. Voted the Bozone's "Best Art Gallery" 2010-2013.

The "Bloom" Necklace was handcrafted by local Bozeman jewelry designer Jenny Christiansen. It is a beautiful focal point for any outfit from a t-shirt and jeans to a summer dress. This playful necklace will be sure to put a smile on your face every time you wear it.


Avon Consultant - Stephanie Lohmeier 406-600-9875

Avon Product Sampler


Avon is fabulous, fun and affordable for the whole family. Avon offers Beauty products including Skincare, Makeup, Fragrance and More. Also featuring Jewelry, Fashion, Household, Men and Children's Products like: Mark, Skin So Sodt, Anew and Naturals.





Growth Spurts

Gift Certificate


Growth Spurts is a family owned Children’s Resale Boutique offering quality recycled children’s clothing (up to 10/12) and accessories at a fraction of the cost. We buy and sell gently used kids clothing, maternity, toys, equipment and more providing a great opportunity for recycling those must have items! We specialize in high quality, name brand items at the best prices. Also offering….





o Full line of equipment rentals for visiting friends, family, or other short term needs o New and used items to meet all you pregnancy and nursing needs!

o Brand new items from the most popular brands at extra low prices for Growth Spurts customers only!

o Larger nursery pieces, décor and accessories.

Come check out what Growth Spurts has to offer for when your family grows bigger than your



Blissful Family Yoga

Gift Certificate



Rooted in Kundalini Yoga, Blissful Bellies Prenatal Yoga Classes are not only a dynamic full-body prenatal yoga workout, they also provide an opportunity for deep meditation. In addition to postures to stretch, tone, and strengthen the body in preparation for childbirth, each class includes a breathing exercise, a keep-up exercise, meditation, and deep relaxation. Class themes vary each week, from “For Releasing Fear” to “Stretching and Strengthening the Pelvic Floor.” After class mothers-to-be have a chance to stay for tea and connect with each other. Mothers report that these yoga classes help them feel peaceful, strong, courageous, prepared for birthing, and connected to their baby.


Stella and Dot

Courage Bracelet

$24 plus a $25 gift card

Stella & Dot designs an irresistible line of fashion jewelry and fashion accessories that can be purchased exclusively at home jewelry parties or online. Shop our collection of women's jewelry, including fashion necklaces, fashion bracelets, fashion earrings and fashion rings.  We also carry gourgeous bags, purses, wallets, scarves and other assessories.  Contact me today to host your own party and earn exclusive rewards.

The COURAGE bracelet and $25 Gift Card are provided by Stella & Dot Representative Alison Ulrich.


Meridian Ltd.

The SCARF – The Perfect Accessory

Echo Batik Scarf

Value: $39.00

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.


Little Red Wagon Coffee Roasters

12 oz. Gourmet Coffee Beans


Little Red Wagon Coffee Roasters.

Artisanal coffee, roasted with intuition and honesty in Bozeman, Montana.


we. love. coffee.

The best beans.

Thoughtfully sourced. Seasonally fresh. Hand-picked, specialty grade coffee.


Small batches. Artfully roasted. Sweet, distinct flavors.

Labor of love.

Three Bozeman ladies. Coffee aficionados. Fearless roasting.


Lara Santoro

The Boy – A Novel


THE BOY by Lara Santoro. A powerful novel about love, obsession, and a woman's wrenching choice. Visit


Once a free spirit who refused to be tied down, Anna is a forty-something single mother trying to put her life together after a bitter divorce. She crosses paths with a twenty-year-old neighbor who could not be more wrong for her---and her life suddenly has a new focus. She is drawn to his youth, his easy grace, and his freedom from the constraints that rule her existence. Though she resists temptation in every way she can, Anna is soon engaged in a reckless and obsessive affair. The consequences are life changing.

Provocative, headlong, and utterly compelling, THE BOY is the story of a woman on the edge, torn between love and lust, desire and duty. Lara Santoro writes in fierce, unflinching prose about the dark side of passion, motherhood, and a woman's unthinkable rebellion.


Chronicle Books

Fortune-Telling Book for Moms-to-Be


The latest addition to the best-selling Fortune-Telling series (450,000 copies sold), this gift book for expectant mothers divines the secrets about the baby they carry. From determining the baby’s sex and temperament to decoding dreams and omens associated with pregnancy, this little book is a perfect way for moms-to-be and baby shower guests to consult with the cosmos.


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