You know what’s adorable? Finding entrepreneurs who love what they do. Like, LOVE it. We recently caught up with Melissa and Terrah of Aldergrove’s Jax & Jena and the joy radiating from these two was off the charts!
Sisters and great friends, Melissa and Terrah were excited to be raising their young families together. They each have a daughter, whose middle names are Jax and Jena, born just weeks apart. When their one year maternity leave was up after these daughters, they simply weren’t ready to return to their jobs. Babies and motherhood and loving everything about having children was their life. So, they collectively decided that since they love finding quality, unique products for their little ones and both ladies enjoy people, they would create a business together that married these two things! The idea of Jax & Jena was what they decided on and the company was born in 2010.
Jax & Jena is a mobile trunk show service that bring upscale baby and maternity wear to your home, offering modern, busy parents a fun way to shop for quality baby products. The ladies arrive fully stocked with sizes, up to size 4, offering instant gratification to the trunk show participants. Up to size 8 is available for most items by special order, though these do have to be ordered and take a couple of weeks.
Their product line includes Westcoast Baby, My Little Seat, Hatley, Lillibee, Strider, aden + anais, Bink Link, babybellies, Trumpette and other fantastic brands. There are also some lines which are exclusive to Jax & Jena, including Hulu Wuwu, created by a Mom in Hawaii. Melissa and Terrah’s focus is on carrying high quality items that they themselves have tested and would recommend to a friend.
So who throws a Jax & Jena party? Mothers with young children, friends hosting a baby shower, or anyone else with wee ones in their lives. One of Melissa & Terrah’s favourite kinds of parties are Grandma parties. Grandmas and Grandmas-to-be gather together for a fun social time to talk all things grandbabies (as we all know Grandmas love to do!) and shop Jax & Jena for their favourite little ones.
Jax & Jena trunk shows travel all over the Lower Mainland and Melissa and Terrah say their favourite part of the job, besides testing out all of the amazing products, is the flexibility it allows them as mothers and the absolutely fantastic people they meet along the way. Those who are expecting or those who have little ones at home are excited to shop for high quality, beautiful baby items and that’s a great energy to be around.
Online shopping is coming to the Jax & Jena website in the next while – stay tuned!
Terrah & Melissa would love to gift one of our readers a $50 credit toward a Jax & Jena trunk show. Please leave a note to be entered to win! Winner will be chosen at random and announced on November 10, 2011.
For an additional entry please post the following on Twitter: “I entered to win $50 from @JaxJena + @FVPulse http://ow.ly/7dq8H“