Build-A-Bear Workshop’s 15th Birthday!! #FriendsCount

Hubby and I have been trying to think of the perfect gift for our boy's 4th birthday that is coming on Thursday. We think we've narrowed it down to a bicycle or an outdoor sports set, but we still don't know what we are going to do on Thursday evening.

This morning Hubby said "what about B.U.I.L.D. A. B.E.A.R.?" – heck, yeah!!

(we spell things out when we don't want him to know)

So, when I got this news today, I was super-duper excited!!


Build-A-Bear Workshop is celebrating two major milestones this year!!


The first milestone is their 15th birthday!!

The company began in the St. Louis Galleria on October 27, 1997 and has grown to become a global brand while being recognized as a company with  HEART .


The second milestone is the celebration of selling their 100 millionth furry friend!!


(and I thought WE had a lot of bears at our house)


In honor of their birthday and helping create 100 million best friends, Build-A-Bear Workshop wants to spread the word that

Friends Count!!


Whether your best friend is one of your longtime gal pals, NEW BLOGGING BUDDIES, your spouse, your pet, or even your teddy bear, we can all agree that our friends have made our lives so much better.


I just can't say enough about the friends I have made in the past six months of blogging. Whether I am learning about the newest products, finding out how to be a better mommy, joining all the best giveaway hops, joining a fellow blogger to host a giveaway hop, partnering with a blogger for the Newbie Blog Hop, learning something new about raising a great child, looking to save some money, finding some great store matchups, taking a coupon class, connecting with another mother of a young boy, hearing about new movie releases, or learning to love myself and my husband better, my blogging buddies are the BEST!!


*Disclosure: I am writing this post on behalf of Build-A-Bear Workshop FriendsCount in a MomSelect campaign. By writing this post, I will be entered to win a blogger prize; however, all opinions and stories are 100% my own. The links in the last paragraph link to some really great blogging friends of mine and I'm excited to have this opportunity to share them with you.


  1. Kimberly says:

    It’s amazing that it has been 15 years already… My oldest daughter is eleven and she still has not outgrown build-a-bear. Between build-a-bear and the american girl doll outlet… she is very demanding 😉 I personally prefer to take her to build-a-bear…

  2. Kristin W says:

    My little sister is just starting to out grow build a bear. Only by a little though. Did you know you can play with the bear you make online? She LOVES doing that!

  3. We love BaB! And thank you for the shout out 🙂

  4. Lisa says:

    What a great post! You are such a fantastic person. I’m glad we “met” online but I sure wish you lived next door. We’d have so much fun together!! 🙂

  5. Alison says:

    Stopping by from the ABH. We love Build a Bear! It’s always such a fun experience for the kids (and for us grown ups too!)

  6. Maggie @ Tethered Mommy says:

    Awww, you’re such a sweetie! I too am lucky to have such awesome bloggy friends – count yourself as one of them! 🙂

    We were just at that “B” store yesterday and I said to my husband, I wish I had gotten to make one too!

  7. Gena says:

    You are so sweet! I’m so glad I’ve “met” you because you’re awesome! Have fun at B.U.I.L.D. A B.E.A.R. 😉

  8. Isra says:

    What a sweet post! I totally agree, blogging started as one thing for me to do and it’s become a whole world of new friends I’ve made. Happy early birthday to your son!! Build-a-Bear is kids both went for the first time when they were 3 and 4. The look on their face is priceless, the experience is super sweet, take lots of pics!

    • janet says:

      I hope we get to do it and I’ll take lots of pics to share!!


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