Kate: I have learned so much about myself when starting this business. I never imagined Id even be where I am today- I always knew I was a hard worker but from my experience on Etsy, I realized I was strong and smart enough to be a businesswoman. I’ve learned working closely with my customers achieves the best product possible. Listening to my customers makes my products that much more better. And most of all, that some little piece home decor I hand letter in my office is many times something much bigger than what I think- that my items are a part of some big moments in peoples lives- weddings, births, first days of school, memorials- and that is just pretty special and I am so thankful I am trusted by people to make them.
2 years ago I started meeting with 2 ladies in my community who were small business owners- Caroline O’Neill of Body Birth and Baby Loudoun and Teresa Smith of Little Tots Music Together. We are all in different fields but helped each other build our social media communities and talk through so many key growing moments at the beginning. I am so thankful I had them to encourage me then and keep me motivated now. And truly, what inspires me most are my followers. I love their feedback, they are my customer and I try to really pay attention to their interest and whats on trend for them!
Kate: I am a SAH mom first, and businesswoman second. This doesn't mean it is low on the totem pole. With COVID my time has become more limited for projects but with that, my customers are loyal and are flexible with my new turnaround times.
This win is an exciting one for me! Several Chick Fil A’s in NoVA now work with me on their community boards. The exposure has been wonderful and I never thought when I was a teenager eating a #1 meal that Id be asked to help make their restaurant festive and special! Truly a really neat moment for me!
Kate: Hand lettering is self care for me! Art is so therapeutic- projects are fun and rarely stressful. My business is a small one and with every order I get I am still so humbled someone thinks Im good enough to create for them.
Outlander- I am OBSESSED! A Must watch!
Ohhh how to I chose! PB Jelly Time is my all fave. Could eat an entire pack in one sitting!
Kate: Everything you see in my shop is handmade and especially made for YOU! No two sign are alike- and thats what I love about my job most of all. You truly get a one of a kind item!
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