f&f holiday q&a: elle rowely of solly baby wrapsby Summer
Meet Elle Rowely. She is the hot mom & brilliant business women behind Solly Baby. She's re-invented the traditional baby wrap that mothers have used.... forever and given it a clever, stylish update. If you have not had success with other baby wraps (they're always too big for me and I dislike all the excess fabric) .. then Solly is the one for you! And? Solly Baby is a part of this month's Forest Finds.
In the spirit of the spirit of the Holidays I asked Elle about all of her favorites... thx Elle!
What is your fondest childhood holiday memory?
I spent much of my childhood in the swampy lands of southeast Texas as the youngest of seven children in a rather poor family. We rarely got new clothes, much less new toys throughout the year, except for on Christmas.
To say it was merely exciting would be a gross understatement. It was like we won the lottery every December 25th. My parents went out of their way to make Christmas over the top and they’d spread the presents out so far you couldn’t walk into the living room, which was easy to do with presents for seven children.
Walking into that room was like magic. The closest thing I’ll ever get to being in a fairytale. I’d love to create really big, exciting moments like that for my kids now.
What is your child’s/family’s most treasured holiday tradition?
My mother in-law started and passed down the tradition we call “25 books”. We wrap up the same 25 children’s Christmas books every year and put them under the tree. Every night your children choose one to unwrap and we read it cuddled up under a Christmas quilt she had made for our family.
It keeps us close as a family through the busy holiday season and really gets us feeling the holiday spirit early on. Plus, my husband and I are avid readers so any chance we can share that with our children we feel like we’re doing something right.
What is your favorite holiday treat?
I am obsessed with The Ticket Kitchen’s hot chocolate on a stick. Their vanilla mint and salted caramel are to die for. It’s like Christmas in your mouth.