How Do You Know You are Moving Forward?

So I am sitting here pondering about what to write about today. I looked out the window and guess who flew in to see me? Mr. Pterodactyl (aka a pileated woodpecker). Just 15 feet away in full view. He visited me quite a while back when I was working to finalize our bag design, when…

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What’s Next for Mountain Bird Designs?

So…What’s next for Mountain Bird Designs? We thought  you might be wondering. Our Indiegogo campaign was just the first baby step for Mountain Bird Designs! Our vision goes far beyond the products we’ve introduced to you. We have several plans for totes and messenger bags that are sturdy and designed for everyday use. But big…

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The Meaning Behind Our Products

The Beginning Having a PhD in epidemiology doesn’t have anything to do with starting a small business. (Beside the fact that both of them require the drive to accomplish your goals.) When the idea for MBD was planted, I had no idea what starting a textile company from scratch would take. All I knew is…

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How Our Products are Creating Change

Great news! So far we have already contributed to the support of 17 domestic violence survivors, and we have provided 170 meals for families facing hunger. Contributing to 170 meals is equivalent to contributing to 3 meals per day for 57 days. This is huge! If you were a child struggling with hunger, imagine how…

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Check Out Our New Line of Products Featuring Original Artwork

In case you have missed it, we launched our Indiegogo Campaign! You can now pre-order Mountain Bird Designs’ products including tunics, business messenger bags, clutches and prints. Our tunics come in two colors, pink and turquoise, featuring Melissa Milakovic’s whimsical bird. We have four options for our artistic business bags and wallet clutches. Each product…

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The Power of a Team

I’m going to tell you the story about the geese which fly 5,000 miles from Canada to France. They fly in V-formation but the second ones don’t fly. They’re the subs for the first ones. And then the second ones take over – so it’s teamwork.    Alex Ferguson I have always been fascinated with…

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The Quiet Beauty of Snow

It has been a while since we have had the pleasure of snow at the cabin. We had almost no snow last year and very little in the prior year. But this morning Robert and I had the joy of waking up to the true wonder of winter. Five or more inches of snow. Gazing…

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The 10 Worst Things That Can Happen When you Carry a Bag

Mountain Bird Designs’ Business Bags are designed to keep you organized, as shown on TV. Just kidding. As shown in the picture. But there are some things that even an ultra-organized bag can’t prevent. Here are 10 nightmares that I hope will never happen to you. Well, some of them aren’t really nightmares. More like…

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Overcoming Fear and Anxiety

This is kind of a hard post. I don’t think anyone finds it enjoyable or funny to talk about their own fear and anxiety. I certainly don’t find it amusing. I guess you could say I have fear and anxiety about discussing my fear and anxiety. Ha ha. What’s so funny? Well following Jenny Lawson’s…

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What’s in Her Bag?

I don’t even carry a purse. Because I am a tomboy of sorts I have always been adamant that I don’t carry a purse. I carried a “satchel” instead. My satchel was a masculine looking brown leather bag that could carry my “stuff” without falling apart. To be honest, I didn’t really like the masculine…

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