One year ago, a woman who I am extremely proud of, look up to and turn to often for support embarked on her dreams of creating her own company in the tiny tots fashion industry. Carlee launched Tumble and Roar, December 1st, 2015. I get the pleasure today to tell you all about how she started her business, while balancing her busy life as well as share some exciting things with you!
When I first met Carlee, we were both working in the fashion industry and it wasn’t friends at first sight. We actually butt heads a bit, until we realized we actually have a ton in common. It didn’t take long for us to become good friends and when Carlee got pregnant, I was sad to think of going to work without her. She is an extremely support friend and a great mother. When I got pregnant with my son I loved having an experienced friend to turn to. Although I soon moved farther away, we have stayed close by sneaking our messages between naps and after bed time. When Carlee told me she would be starting her own business I was so excited for her! I love the entire line, which has grown to be more than just t-shirts. With Carlee’s second baby coming its bittersweet to see her business doing so well, giving her the ability to stay home and be present each day with her children.
Your probably wondering how she is able to keep up with a busy two-year old and run a successful business. Well Carlee makes sure to complete work only during her sons nap time and after he goes to bed. This allows Carlee to be present during the day and take her son to all his activities. But this does lead to many late nights, something Carlee doesn’t mind because she loves her business.
As Carlee designs the shirts, she describes it as a very vulnerable experience, she questions herself a lot, and continuously asks her husband for his input. So she says any feedback that is good about her product means the world to her. Her most personal project is her newly launched baby boy briefs. She got the idea for the briefs from her late father in law who owned his own company in Montreal one of his most popular items was his boxer briefs which he designed and created himself. She has received a ton of tremendous feedback from her in laws about the launch of her briefs and she says that feedback means the world to her.
One of the things I love about Carlee is that as much as her business grows she vows to never let it interfere with her family, they are number 1. So the growth of her company will always depend on her family. If you ask Carlee where she will be in 10 years, she doesn’t respond with owning a multi million dollar business, but rather being a car pool mom on the sidelines of her children’s soccer games. I love how extremely humble this woman is. I continue to learn from her daily, as a mother and as a woman.
Carlee launched this year many new products, but most recently she launched her Daddy and Baby Boxer briefs, which are the perfect Christmas Gift for your son and husband to lounge around in over the holidays. Not to mention the many cute tee’s for the kids to run and play in. My favorite is the Snack Champ tee. I have now bought it in 2 sizes because I just love the quality and style. Below I have included some pictures of my favorite products that I will be giving as gifts this Christmas Season.
Carlee currently has an online store and allows for online orders shipping internationally. When you go to Carlee’s website you can see all her in stock products so there is no wait time and things are generally shipped with in 5 business days. She also has free local pick up for Vancouver and Richmond. Carlee has a lot more products that are not featured below, Please go to http://www.tumbleandroar.com to see full line.
For Blog Readers Carlee is offering a discount code : HOLIDAYSHOPPING for 20% off their entire purchase, code is good until Christmas Eve. As well as part of her 1 year celebration she is giving away one of her SMOOCH tee’s shown below. Just check out her Instagram Account: @tumbleandroar for details.
Wish you all the best Perugini family as you invite your new baby and embark on the growth of Tumble and Roar!
Winner of Cherry Hill Decor Family Sign: Susan Burke
Winner of Cherry Hill Decor: Joy To the World Sign: Sara Elizabeth
**Winners please email: firstname.lastname@example.org**
Be sure to go to our blog post about SoloBaby Designs and enter the draw for a surprise gift retail value $60. Draw December 5th at 5pm!!