Small Shop Spotlight: Layla Bug Design

Small Shop Spotlight: Layla Bug Design

Another month means another Small Shop Spotlight. I love shopping small because I love supporting other mamas and I know how much love goes into each piece we buy. Plus, Aiden is rarely wearing something that anyone else is wearing 🙂 Today I am spotlighting Layla Bug Designs, an Etsy shop owned by Pari who happens to be the mama of one of my favorite bloggers — that is how I found out about her and I have been buying ever since. Make sure you read to the end for a discount and giveaway from Layla Bug Design!

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One of my favorite things to dress Aiden in is raglan tees (or baseball tees). Layla Bug Designs is my go-to for raglans — she simply has the best designs. In addition to the raglans she has tees, tanks, bodysuits, fringe dresses, and the cutest tutu outfits ever (I am hoping for a girl next haha!)  She  always has the cutest options for special occasions and holidays. I also love that she provides the option to put a name on the back of the shirts. Most of the designs are gender neutral so you can buy things for boys or girls.

Layla Bug Design has a quick turnaround time (3 days) and is super flexible with her customers. If you need something faster or want a custom piece all you have to do is ask and she will work with you.  All of her designs are available in bodysuits, tees, raglans, and tank tops so if you see something you like on a raglan but you would prefer a tee she can most likely do that for you! I love that she always adds new items. Every time I check her shop I see something new.

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I asked Pari some questions so you could get to know a bit more about the woman behind the shop:

Tell me a little bit about you and your background.

My name is Pari; a blessed momma, loving wife, and grateful grandmomma. Prior to becoming a Mom and Grandma, I had a successful career in Real Estate, which I decided to leave behind to become a stay-at-home mom. I dedicated my time to raising my kids, and always had a dream of opening up my own business.

Why did you start LaylaBugDesign?

I am a grandma to a smart, strong-willed and free spirited 5 year old girl and a fearless, loving, and hilarious two year old boy; a love that is truly indescribable and a gift I cherish. When my grandkids entered our lives, they ignited a fire in me to pursue a passion and start my own business. I always had a love for arts, crafts, and design–throwing elaborate parties, creating grand tablescapes, and designing/decorating apparel for my family and friends. With my grandkids as my inspiration, I decided to be share what was once an intimate passion for design, by opening up my own Etsy shop.

What is the best part about owning LaylaBugDesign?

The people! I get an opportunity to work with some super sweet momma’s and grandmomma’s on a daily basis, collaborating to create custom orders. Partnering with a client, to bring their vision to life for their little love’s special occasion is such a fun adventure.

Why should people shop small?

People should shop small because of a few reasons. First, many items can be fully customized and fit to your needs. Second, there is a lot of pride that goes into each piece. We get to know our customers and are genuinely excited to see them wearing the item we made for them. Third, shopping small directly impacts the shop owner’s life and thus their family’s life.

I think it is clear that Pari truly loves what she does and I love supporting (aka buying from) her! She is generously offering Baby Castan on Board readers 20% off using the code DISCOUNT20. Additionally, one reader will have the opportunity to select any item in her store for a value of up to $25. Fill out the RaffleCopter widget below by Wednesday, May 10th.

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You can find Layla Bug Design on Instagram.

Do you have any favorite small shops? Let me know in the comments so I can check them out!

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I am spotlighting Layla Bug Designs, an Etsy shop. Layla Bug Designs is my go-to for raglans; however she also has tees, tanks and bodysuits.
I am spotlighting Layla Bug Designs, an Etsy shop. Layla Bug Designs is my go-to for raglans; however she also has tees, tanks and bodysuits.





Hi, I’m Melissa! I am a mama to an energetic toddler, a wife to my amazing husband Dan, and I work full-time as a meeting planner. I started this blog because, after having my little guy, I quickly learned that exhaustion and baby brain causes you to forget some of the amazing (sometimes horrible and sometimes wonderful) details related to the first several months of raising a baby. Considering we may have more kids in the future, I want to document everything we do, so we remember what worked the first time around, and hopefully help other first time mamas along the way!

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