We were delighted to be visited by Lily Winnail, CEO and owner of Lily’s Loving Arms, LLC, maker of Padalily. Lily is one of the Huggies Inspired Award winners, a fellow Charlotte-area Mompreneur and friend of Robyn’s, who also happens to be a “movie star”! She was in the movie “Hunger Games”, and is currently the body double for Claire Danes (Carrie Mathison) in the Showtime series Homeland. Both of those productions are filmed in our home town area of Charlotte, NC.
Robyn Pellei, the CEO and President of ViveVita, llc was also proud to also announce a synergistic business relationship between ViveVita, llc and Dr. Brown’s Bottles. Stay tuned…more details to follow on that announcement soon!.
Robyn Pellei interviewed by Gretchen Carlson (Fox and Friends) on Fox News National Broadcast
On Monday, September 3, 2012 at 8:30AM, our own Robyn Pellei was interviewed live on Fox News (Fox and Friends) by Gretchen Carlson. Fox News was in Charlotte reporting on the Democratic National Convention taking place here, and Robyn was part of a panel of three local Charlotte business owners who were asked “do you think your business is better off now than it was four years ago?”
Robyn Pellei and Gretchen Carlson from Fox News
We were hoping there would be a link available to view the broadcast, but so far we have not been able to locate it. Perhaps we can connect with one of our friends who recorded it to DVR and we can figure out how to get it to the computer to post on the web.
We will continue to work on this, but in the mean time, “Congratulations, Robyn–job well done!”
P.S. Dave also got to meet Brian Kilmeade, a “half-Italian brother”.
We made it to Panama! After months of preparation we saddled up Wednesday morning, and had one of our great babysitters come with us to the airport. Robyn has to be the greatest packer on the planet! Our luggage for three months away: 6 checked duffel bags, and roughly half a dozen carry on bags with our computers, and gameboys, games and books for the kids.
Luggage for three months-6 check bags, 6 carry-on bags
Thank goodness you can once again check bags at Skycap for international flights. That made all the difference in the world!
Robyn and kids travel by Skycap at CLT
We checked in and got a quick lunch at Charlotte International airport….
Kids watching planes at CLT
Kids eating lunch at CLT
… then boarded and flew through Miami International Airport–grabbing a quick bite to eat, and arrived at Panama-Tocumen Airport (PTY)!
Robyn and the 9 children at the runway at MIA
Robyn and the 9 children deplaning at MIA
Gripsterz walking rope helps keep the little 3 boys close at Miami International Airport
Gripsterz Stay Along monkey handle was critical! We had the three little boys holding on and keeping up all the way through the airports (see pictures).
Robyn uses Gripsterz walking rope with the little 3 boys at Miami International Airport
After some time thinking through the concepts we wanted to communicate, we wrote, directed, filmed, edited and produced our newest stop-motion video about ViveVita’s Everyday Elegance line of Chair Covers.
The main ideas were:
waterproof, truly protects the chair
easy-on and easy-off
easy to clean by throwing it in with the laundry
An additional feature we could not really highlight in the video is the comfortable feeling due to the micro-weave fabric. While our chair covers are waterproof, they don’t feel like that old, sticky plastic you used to find on Grandma’s sofa.
We hope you enjoy the video!
If you cannot see the embedded video, you can click on the YouTube link below:
We made a cute new 30-second stop motion video showing how to personalize your Bandette or Bandle sippy cup or bottle label by writing on it with a ball point pen, boiling it for 10 minutes, and then letting it cool and dry for 5 minutes.