Cara is a wife, mother, and the Owner/CEO of Jazzie Beans LLC, a business she named after her Shih-Tzu/Maltese mix. Her dog Jazzie Beans is such a sweet and happy dog that Cara had to name her company Jazzie Beans to reflect that happiness and sweetness in her every day life and into her company! Before her company was born, Cara created the Sippie Clippie™, a patent pending clamp and cord accessory to prevent sippy cups from hitting the ground.
When Cara's first son was six months old, he would drop his sippy cup all of the time. The first time he did it, he thought it was funny and so the sippy-cup-dropping-game began. Cara could not find anything on the market that would work on her high chair or table, so she went to the hardware store, bought a clamp that would fit over a high chair (which was super huge), drilled a hole and attached a cord and hair tie.
Cara actually took her first prototype out in public to restaurants and received so much feedback. After receiving so much feedback, Cara wanted a small, fashionable clamp that was sleek and cute that would fit into a diaper bag or purse.
While trying to juggle mom-hood and creating the Sippie Clippie™, Cara had another son. With her first son already an extremely hard baby and having a newborn, her invention had to wait. Her main job was to be a mom first!!
It has been about five and half years since Cara had the clamp and cord device idea. After her wonderful boys were a bit older and she had a little more time to work on her project, she was able to hire a couple of engineers, an attorney and obtain the Sippie Clippie™ as it is today.
It is an awesome gift for first time moms and baby showers! Please feel free to email Cara with any questions or comments, she would love to hear from you.