Last year, the lovely ladies of Postmark Society hooked me up with the most KICK ASS PEN PAL! Chloe and I instantly hit if off, and we keep our conversations to good old snail mail (it’s pretty hard not to pick up a phone and call her since we have so much in common!)
WHAT’S YOUR FAVORITE THING ABOUT RUNNING YOUR BUSINESS : My favorite part of running my own business is the flexibility of my time! Being a stay at home mom to a toddler, is made possible by the fact that I am able to schedule and budget my time for what works with our routine as a family. It allows me to be that SAHM, but also be able to contribute to my family’s income, do work that I enjoy, and keep my creative juices flowing.
FAVORITE CANDY/TREAT : I rarely meet a cookie or pie I don’t like. Baked goods, in general, are a favorite.
WHAT’S A RECENT FAVORITE FIND : There are too many to pick just one! Every year around this time, I scour the internets to find neat shops to feature as a part of my gift guide (on my blog at the beginning of December)! Many of the cool items I find, I end up getting as stocking stuffers for my family members.
TELL US HOW YOU GOT STARTED WITH YOUR BIZ : Out of college, I worked as a marketing director for a real estate-related company. In addition to making the marketing plans, I also ended up making the ads that we placed in various web and print outlets. That gave me my first taste of commercial design. As I delved deeper into design and started taking on work, I focused on logos and branding for the commercial side of my work.
WHY DO YOU BLOG : I blog because I enjoy it. My blog is an outlet where I can showcase any and all of my interests; a place where my interests in fashion, decor, design, and food/healthy living purchase valium online for come together. In the past couple of years, my blog has become even more focused on my personal life; so it now chronicles a lot my family’s life including the growth of my son.
ANY ADVICE FOR FELLOW ENTREPRENEURS : Stick with it and surround yourself with people who support and believe in you.
WHO’S A FELLOW ENTREPRENEUR YOU’RE CRUSHING ON RIGHT NOW : I honestly have not been keeping up on other creatives recently! And, I am way behind on my blog reading other than fashion blogs, which I am obsessed with lately. I mostly keep up with people through Instagram, which is a huge guilty pleasure. Many of the people I follow on Instagram aren’t necessarily “creatives” by craft, but I really enjoy following along with their adventures on Instagram. Most of my Insta-faves are other moms, which is a phenomenon that tends to occur once you are a mom yourself. Some of my current favorites are @ascotfriday, @aninebing, @__paw, @fathersdaughtr. For fashion, I love @happilygrey, @ivanarevic, @erinmayshed, @paigedenim, and @lizzyvdligt.