Playground Chatter: Sharon Mintz, Organic Elements

Welcome to our first, Playground Chatter! Our new blog series, where we get to profile and chat with some of the best executives in town! Sure, we could ask about all their fancy business stuff but since we are fun monsters, we want to know how they spend their spare time!

Meet our first Playground Monitor: Sharon Mintz, Owner of Organic Elements

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Your nickname?    SmintzySharon Mintz

What is your grown up job?  I don’t know, I’ll decide when I grow up. Oh, you mean wedding florist :).

How can we find you?
Facebook:      organicelementsflorals
Twitter:          @organicelements
Instagram:      organicelements
Pinterest:         sdorganicelements
Website:           http://www.organicelements.com

 

1) Tell us where you spent your childhood years. Is there one year you remember most?
I grew up in Los Angeles in the 80-90’s so the usual, Beverly Center, Century City, 3rd Street…

2) Favorite part of the playground to hang out in? Swings

3) Lunch pail, brown bag or did you buy lunch?
Tupperware (due to my mother’s hobbies) lunchbox.

4) What would be your ideal recess today?
Snorkeling on the beach with breaks of cold drinks and absolute silence to listen to only the waves.

5) Does your company encourage recess for their employees?
Yes, paid for field trips included.

6) If I deemed you Playground Monitor for the next 15 minutes, how would you rally your employees? What activity would everyone participate in?
Team cheer, all hands in and a quick baton race.

7) What rules did you learn on the playground that you still utilize today?
Fair is fair, be kind to everyone-you never know who will grow larger than you later in life, you have to join in the activity to have fun with the group… but you can still make up your own games and lead the charge.

8) When does time disappear for you?
Talk about your hobbies. Currently my time disappears making sure my children have plenty of time for recess themselves, my time will come again soon enough.

9) What is one area of your life where you need more recess?
Sleep. I work in my dreams. Though I love what I do, I need to dream further away.

10) What is your authentic intention (that thing that you really, really want to do or accomplish?) What are you doing to get there?
I have a first child, it’s about 10 now and it’s name is Organic Elements. I work, everyday to make sure it is happy and healthy, surrounded both those that make it so. Everyday I focus on how it can be smarter, stronger and more beautiful to all it touches.

11) What can you do to design your life to better incorporate more recess? (Pinky Swear).
Declare some days off (even a few per year), and mean it!

Let Us Handle the LABOR While You Are EXPECTING

The Henley Company knows that family life – both waiting for the baby to arrive and the years beyond – is always busy! With an ever-growing to-do list, it leaves time-starved parents with an inability to spend quality time with their children. A maternity & family concierge is your super hero, the extra set of hands you need and provides the additional hours in your day to help you to put family first! Let us take care of the labor and deliver to you the gift of time.

 

Sample Services & Requests:

REST UP – For those on bed rest or with limited mobility   

  • In Home Consultation to Complete Your To-Do List
  • Nursery preparation
  • Errand Running / Personal Shopping
  • Hospital preparation
  • Household Management / Cleaning Services
  • Personal Chef / Meal Preparation
  • Pre / Post Natal Massage
  • Dog Walkers
  • Errand Running
  • Maternity Wardrobe
  • Activities Tote (Tote Bag Full of Activities To Keep Patient’s on Bed Rest Entertained)

LABOR OF LOVE – Helping to prepare for baby

  • Complete Your To-Do List
  • Nursery Preparation
  • Errand Running / Personal Shopping
  • Hospital Preparation
  • Greening Your Nursery
  • Infant CPR class
  • Nursery Preparation
  • Personal Shopping
  • Travel Coordination for Arriving Family
  • Push Present Consultation
  • Sibling Activities
  • Create Baby Blog so those across the country can enjoy your pregnancy & progress.
  • Hospital Overnight Tote (Customized Tote Bag For the Hospital Stay)

CELEBRATE – Let the fun begin by celebrating the babies impending arrival

  • Gift Registry
  • Baby Shower Planning
  • Nursery Planning / Set-up
  • “Babymoon” Preparation – Pre-Baby Romantic Trip for Mom & Dad
  • New Mama’s Night Out
  • Pre-Natal Spa Services
  • Dad’s Night Out
  • Thank You Notes
  • Urban Baby Tote (A Tote Bag Designed for the Urban Baby & Sassy Parents)

WHAT A BLESSING – The gift of time to spend with your baby not your to-do list

  • Photography / Videography
  • Thank you notes
  • Birth Announcements / Newborn Photo Shoot
  • Personal Chef / Meal Preparation
  • Pre  / Post Natal Massage
  • Dog Walkers
  • Errand Running (grocery store, baby supplies, dry cleaning, etc.)
  • Travel Coordination for Arriving Family
  • Sibling Activities
  • Baby Gift Returns / Exchanges
  • Religious Celebrations (Christening, Baptism, Bris, 100 day celebration)
  • 1st Birthday planning
  • Blessings Tote (Tote bag full of blessings & memory keepers)

Our Maternity & Family Concierge packages are designed to specifically meet the needs of our clients. All of our services start with a complimentary consultation so we can learn more about the specific needs that will help you to take the labor out of your pregnancy and your to-do list. We deliver the gift of time!

Tailored-made packages start at $250. Any additional fees related to the requested product or service will be billed separately.  A la carte services are also available.

Looking for the perfect gift? Gift certificates are also available.

Don’t live in San Diego? No problem. We love to travel and would be glad to come to share our services with you in your neck of the woods.

Call today for a free consultation: 619-757-6551.

Baby Concierge

With the recent hit of Bravo TV’s “Pregnant In Heels,” the concept of baby concierge companies has started to receive more attention.  On the surface it seems like you have to be uber-wealthy (and uber-high maintenance! according to Bravo’s profile) to be able to afford a personal concierge who can support you through your pregnancy and beyond. But the reality is that these services are really affordable and available to the general public. There is a whole cottage industry of concierge companies across the country that are focusing on getting the family ready for baby’s arrival and the difficult first few months. A baby concierge can really help a family to get prepared and settled. Some equate the services of a baby concierge to a wedding planner – both take care of the details so you can focus on the big day!

With the success of our division devoted to lifestyle management / personal concierge services, The Henley Company is busy creating packages focused on helping families to prepare for their new arrival. We especially look forward to being of service to those women who are prescribed bed rest. We know that although they are being forced to rest, life still goes on. We are well versed in lightening the load and helping to cross items off to-do lists. We know that the unexpected comes up while you are expecting, so we look forward to supporting pregnant women and their families throughout San Diego.

A brief list of services to be included in our packages include:

Nursery Preparation
Gift Registry
Baby Shower Planning
Household Services
Errand Running
Babymoon Planning

In addition to our packages, we also offer gift certificates. Why not give the gift of tine?

We are busy connecting with the Birthing Community of San Diego and are excited by the enthusiasm for the services we can provide!

“Cute as a Button” Guest Feature « SWEET DESIGNS – AMY ATLAS EVENTS

The very talented Amy Atlas has a great blog that I follow regularly. She continually shares great party themes! I love this “Cute As A Button” Baby Shower theme. Simple but elegant!

Check out the rest of the post on her blog by clicking the link below:

“Cute as a Button” Guest Feature « SWEET DESIGNS – AMY ATLAS EVENTS.