BusyBeingMe

Busy Being Me - Toys to Spark Creativity & Imagination

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma · 1481 Sales

BusyBeingMe

Busy Being Me - Toys to Spark Creativity & Imagination

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 1481 Sales On Etsy since 2010

5 out of 5 stars
(424)

Shop owner

Julie

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Busy Being Me specializes in handmade wooden toys designed to spark imagination, promote creativity and inspire learning. Our toys are all-natural, eco-friendly and above all safe.

Our toys are made to the highest quality standards. We have done extensive research into the safest ingredients. That is why we do not use inferior products in our toy creation process. Things like olive oil or mineral oil might save on our costs, but are not the safest choices for items that will be in little hands and mouths.

Our handmade wood finish is made with only the best ingredients; purified, organic beeswax and organic, cold-pressed jojoba oil.

We are happy to ship internationally. Please contact us through the convo feature so we can find the best deal for you to ship to your country.

Comments, questions and custom requests are always welcome.

Announcement

Last updated on Nov 30, 2017

We are currently closed and not accepting orders.

Busy Being Me specializes in handmade wooden toys designed to spark imagination, promote creativity and inspire learning. Our toys are all-natural, eco-friendly and above all safe.

Our toys are made to the highest quality standards. We have done extensive research into the safest ingredients. That is why we do not use inferior products in our toy creation process. Things like olive oil or mineral oil might save on our costs, but are not the safest choices for items that will be in little hands and mouths.

Our handmade wood finish is made with only the best ingredients; purified, organic beeswax and organic, cold-pressed jojoba oil.

We are happy to ship internationally. Please contact us through the convo feature so we can find the best deal for you to ship to your country.

Comments, questions and custom requests are always welcome.

Julie

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Julie

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About

Busy Being Me; aren't we all!

I have made toys for my children since the first one almost 20 years ago. I loved the feeling of creating something that they loved and played with for years.

Then when the recession hit in 2008 my husband lost his job. We lost almost everything and learned a lot about what really matters. I learned a lot about how little you really need to be happy. Those years were so hard, and yet we found happiness in the little things.

Busy Being Me became a business out of necessity and at that time was an enormous blessing to us. When my husband found a job it was in Oklahoma City and so we packed up our kids, the few things left to our name, and left family and friends behind to start again.

That was how it all started. Today I try to balance family and work to keep it all afloat; as all parents do. We continually work to rebuild our little life and family from a time that changed us all for the better.

Every item is created by me. I started Busy Being Me in the hope of helping my family. Today it has become a passion to provide the highest-quality, safe and natural toys to bring little ones joy! Busy Being Me celebrates individuality "being me" and the opportunity that imagination based play presents to express it. I believe every child deserves the chance to play, learn and be loved for who they are.

Shop members

  • Julie Olsen

    Owner

    I am a work-at-home mom. My husband and I have 3 kids. I have been making and creating my entire life. To me there is nothing better than making something from your mind, with your hands, that makes someone else happy.

Shop policies

Last updated on January 22, 2016
Thanks for checking this section so we are all “on the same page”. I want you to truly enjoy your items without issue, and I also want to provide you with excellent customer service. Please feel free to contact me with any questions or comments you have. Positive or negative comments are all welcome as we strive to continually keep our toys the very best.

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
Sometimes online items are just not what you thought they would be. I understand; I’m a buyer too. I will gladly exchange/refund the item as long as the item returns in the same condition it was sent out.

For exchange/refunds, buyer must contact me within 10 days of receiving the item. All refunds will be made upon receiving the item in new, unused condition. Shipping costs are not refunded and return shipping costs are the responsibility of the buyer.

The returned item must be returned within two weeks of contacting me (for international orders, this will be extended and discussed) in the same condition it was received. If the item is not returned within two weeks the sale will be final.

CUSTOM LISTINGS: If the item can be resold and is of the typical nature of my shop, the same return and exchange policy applies; however, if the item cannot be resold as it is not something I typically make, the sale is final.
Payment
Please pay immediately through PayPal or credit card.

Should you have any problems with payment please contact me right away.
Shipping
I will ship ready made items within 3 days of your purchase date excluding weekends. For custom items, the usual turn around time is one week. Should any adjustments need to be made to the length of time, I will contact you right away.

If your Etsy address & PayPal address do not match, I will ship to your Etsy address, unless you specify in the "notes to seller" section of the checkout.

I ship using First Class mail (2-5 business days once shipped) and Priority mail (2-3 days) depending on the weight of the order. Upgraded shipping options are available when you check out.

I love to recycle packaging and use it whenever possible!
Additional policies and FAQs
Where does our wood come from?

We use only American wood products to ensure quality. We do not use imported wood in order to keep the wood as natural as possible. We could get a better price, but cannot guarantee that the wood is safe. We try to keep as close to the source as we can for everything we use through out the toy creation process. Our wood polish is made by hand with the highest quality ingredients. The beeswax is locally organic and purified, the jojoba oil is the highest grade of organic cold-pressed oil. Safety is our top priority.

What kind of wood do you use?

The toys are made from either birch, maple,oak or pine wood depending upon the piece.

Why jojoba oil?

We have done extensive research into the safest ingredients. That is why we do not use inferior products in our toy creation process. Things like olive oil, mineral oil, nut and seed oils might save on our costs, but are not the safest choices for items that will be in little hands and mouths.

I love making these toys, but must make sure that they are as pure and safe as I can. I know they are going into little hands just like my own kids and want them to be safe above all else.

Liability

We strive to make our toys to be as safe as possible. That is why we use only the best in our process. Upon purchase each buyer is agreeing to use the toys responsibly only under adult supervision and becomes liable for the toy, it's use, and the child's safety. All of our toys meet or exceed the federal standards for safety. However, each buyer is personally responsible for ensuring the child's safety once the product leaves our creation facility. Help us keep our little one's safe, by using the products appropriately and only under close observation. All toys should be regularly checked for unnatural wear and tear to ensure safety.

Custom Orders:

I am happy to take custom orders. Also, if you see a sold item that is not currently listed in my shop, I would be happy to make one for you.

Feedback:

I am a big believer in Feedback. I would love it if you would leave feedback on our transaction and the item you purchased. If you have any sort of negative issue with your purchase, please contact me before leaving feedback, I want to do what I can to make it right! :)

We are always open to ideas and suggestions to make our products the best possible.