Introducing: The Funded By LIY Winners!


Hiya there! I’m coming to you at this time with some very thrilling data….to introduce our first ever “Funded By LIY” winners!! Now you could be questioning a couple of issues: 1.) Waittttt, didn’t you already announce these winners?! Sure! We introduced the three winners again in June, however just lately hosted a retreat with all of them and want to take a deeper dive into who they’re! 2.) What the heck is “Funded By LIY?!”

Nicely, glad you requested 😉 The imaginative and prescient assertion of Residing In Yellow is, “To be the perfect useful resource to girls within the most enjoyable manner attainable.” This neighborhood is full of wonderful and distinctive girls with so many skills and we thought there could be no higher option to reside out our mission assertion than to pour into the desires and visions of these on this lovely neighborhood! Consider “Funded By LIY” as our personal little Shark Tank (BIG Shark Tank followers right here). You may study extra about this system right here! There have been SO many unbelievable girls owned companies that utilized…we actually want we might have picked all of them [very tough decisions!]. We narrowed down the finalists and from there the LIY neighborhood voted to assist select the winners! You’ve already proven an outpouring of affection an help not solely to those 3 winners, however to the opposite finalists and small companies inside this neighborhood as effectively; so THANK YOU for being you and supporting small companies!

As I discussed, we prefer to have enjoyable right here. We hosted our “Funded By LIY” retreat just lately and actually put the “enjoyable in Funded” 😆! There have been so many nice moments of connection, studying, rising, and maybeeee some dance events + video games concerned 🤣. These girls blew us away with their modern companies, arduous work, and perseverance! So, let’s get to know them a bit extra, we could?

p.s. If you wish to see these women with their product in motion, we did a fb reside collectively right here!

Founder & Proprietor: Sara

What’s Inexperienced Lady Items?

Inexperienced Lady Items is the primary clear magnificence and self care field only for tweens and youths! We provide seasonal subscriptions, one time orders, sleepover containers, birthday containers and extra. Not solely do we provide a enjoyable, age applicable curated assortment of merchandise however we’re working to coach the subsequent technology of feminine shoppers to present them the instruments wanted to make selections to help their well being and wellness with merchandise, not work in opposition to it. That is such a enjoyable present to present, because it superbly packaged and able to go when it arrives. Really easy!

When and why did you begin Inexperienced Lady Items?

As a mother of three and somebody working within the pure well being house, I used to be annoyed to search out that it was so tough to search out the fitting cosmetics, skincare and private care merchandise for my daughter. There are such a lot of magnificence containers and types on the market, however there was nothing for ladies ages 8-16 that contained clear merchandise I might be ok with her utilizing. I needed to create Inexperienced Lady Items for all of the mothers (and aunts, step mothers, dads, and so forth…) who felt the identical disappointment and frustration with how unnecessarily arduous this technique of discovering fundamental merchandise for ladies was. Moreover, anybody who has ever tried to learn labels on merchandise and cross reference that with the advertising that’s on the market concerning “clear” is aware of that it may be completely overwhelming. We display screen the merchandise elements to slot in with our requirements which embody (however will not be restricted to) no parabens, no sulfates, no undisclosed artificial fragrances. I wish to take that off your plate and supply a straightforward resolution! We ship the containers proper to the doorstep, giving your tween/teen an opportunity to actually use and expertise the 6-8 merchandise within the field earlier than the subsequent season’s assortment arrives.

Our containers comprise a mixture of skincare, age applicable cosmetics and a few sort of self care objects. We make the most of a teen focus group to make it possible for the ladies will love the merchandise! We love together with different small, girls owned manufacturers within the field in addition to massive nationwide manufacturers which you can simply discover in shops. Our dedication to being eco-friendly consists of recyclable packaging and accountable mailing supplies.

The journey of exploring make-up, skincare and merchandise is such a enjoyable time in a younger woman’s life! With the curated Inexperienced Lady Items containers, we hope to make it much more thrilling for the ladies. Moreover, it provides the present giver the credit score for understanding simply what she needs with out having to do all of the work of placing all of it collectively.

What’s your favourite a part of being a “Funded By LIY” winner?

Successful the Funded by LIY contest has been a complete sport changer for my small enterprise. The very first thing that it supplied was the possibility to get eyes on my small enterprise and actually assist me develop. Our greatest problem has been getting the phrase out about our model and LIY has carried out that! One other invaluable end result of the win was the retreat with the winners and the LIY workforce. We had a weekend of devoted enterprise focus and what I realized from the relationships with the winners (and LIY workforce) has been wonderful. Operating a small enterprise is hard and discovering different girls who’re in it day by day and actually can relate is invaluable. I really feel like I got here away from that weekend with a brand new group of associates. I’m SO excited to see the place this journey leads subsequent.

Inform us about any upcoming launches or new merchandise!

Our containers are seasonal in order that they ship Spring, Summer time, Fall and Winter (Vacation). Our Fall field subscription [or one time box] is out there till early November and the Vacation Field will start to ship late November and is on presale now [which makes the perfect gift!]. For the subscription, your tween/teen will obtain her first field in time for the vacations and the subsequent field might be in March. Subscriptions ship free and are discounted from the one time order containers! Don’t neglect, you should utilize code YELLOW10 for 10% off + free delivery on a brand new subscription!

Founders & Homeowners: Shelley & Christa

What’s My Classroom Social gathering?

We promote Social gathering Bins for classroom events [holidays or any time of year!]. Our containers include all of the video games, decorations, and actions wanted for an entire classroom get together. We save dad and mom, room dad and mom, and academics hours of time in terms of classroom get together planning. 

When and why did you begin My Classroom Social gathering? 

We began our enterprise two and a half years in the past.  We had been each room dad and mom with little or no time on our plates. Again when our children had been youthful we had extra time and liked to do all of the planning. As they bought older and extra concerned we had much less time and the duty of throwing the get together that 12 months felt overwhelming. We had been on the lookout for a straightforward get together in a field we might simply order as a substitute of planning all the pieces. After scouring the web we realized that there was no straightforward product for sophistication events that existed so we determined to make our personal

What’s your favourite a part of being a “Funded By LIY” winner?

There are such a lot of superior components of Funded by LIY, however our favourite half must be the retreat. It was an incredible expertise to get to know everybody and get a lot useful suggestions and recommendation for our firm. We left that weekend so excited to implement all of the solutions we acquired. It was additionally unbelievable to fulfill the opposite winners and change into associates with them. We now really feel like we have now individuals who we are able to flip to with questions which are in an identical stage of enterprise as we’re. Each the LIY household and the winners are wonderful girls that we’re grateful to have related with. 

Inform us about any upcoming launches or new merchandise!

Winter and Christmas Social gathering Bins! The video games are interactive and enjoyable and we all know the children can have an absolute blast! We now have been testing and fine-tuning video games for months on numerous youngsters. We’re so excited to your child’s class to play these thrilling and distinctive video games that they haven’t performed earlier than. 

Everyone knows the Holidays are a loopy time for folks so we stay up for serving to busy dad and mom test one factor off their to-do record.

Founder & Proprietor: Jenna [with her sweet Mama]

What’s Posh Pickler?

Pickleball has taken over America’s courts but the dearth of the effectively designed, practical & trendy Pickleball gear was severely missing. Mom & daughter duo Jenna Pugh and Caren Schweitzer couldn’t sit again and let that occur with out doing one thing about it, so Posh Pickler was born.  Posh Pickler designed and created high quality, style ahead and modern pickleball equipment for participant of all ranges so you possibly can present as much as the court docket in model!

When and why did you begin Posh Pickler? 

Final fall, Jenna was on the hunt for a present for her pickleball (and style) loving mother and couldn’t consider the dearth of equipment with any kind of elevated design. After some preliminary dialogue, there was no hesitation for both of them they needed to create the merchandise themselves. We launched the corporate in April 2023, began delivery in Might & haven’t appeared again!

What’s your favourite a part of being a “Funded By LIY” winner?

Your entire workforce!!! The LIY’s vitality, drive, work ethic, creativity and love for each other is unbelievable.  I’ve realized a lot by way of each dialog with each workforce member. 

From what began as successful cash to assist fund my skilled model images & a 1 hour name (that may have been greater than sufficient) has became a number of calls, a LIY weekend retreat that I’ll always remember, mentors which are past supportive & friends within the different successful corporations that proceed to encourage and construct one another up!

Inform us about any upcoming launches or new merchandise!

Since we launched lower than 6 months in the past, we don’t have a brand new product launching however are so enthusiastic about this upcoming vacation season since we have now presents for everybody’s mothers/dads, sisters/brothers, aunts/uncles (you get the purpose 😀)haha!


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