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Tell us about your business, how you got started and why.
My business is a custom, curated, artisan gifting boutique for corporate, clients, events, wedding, life and love. We are based in Southern California and focus on working with other small businesses. 10% of our net sales also goes towards our Giving Twice program where our motto is “when you give a gift, we gift a gift.” With the donations from the sales, we do random acts of kindness.
I started my business because I wanted an outlet for my creativity but also to have something I could call my own, and having always been in the entrepreneurial mindset I set out to be a mompreneur. Having two under two took a toll on my identity and who I used to be. Starting this business because of my passion for giving thoughtful gifts, creativity and spreading light and love has helped me regain my own personality and insight of what it means to be a mom and myself again. It has been an amazing journey thus far and I hope to continue this for as long as possible.
What is your definition of a ‘Girl Boss’? What is the best part of being a ‘Girl Boss’?
A girl boss is an encouragement for any girl or women who wants to be more than what society believes they can only be. The best part about being a girl boss is that I can influence other young girls to pursue their passion and dreams while pursuing my own. A win-win for girls, women, moms – females, all around the world.
If we’re sitting here a year from now celebrating what a great year it’s been for you, what did you achieve?
Starting my own business with two under two would have to be the greatest achievement by far. Especially having done the branding, logo, site, literally everything by myself. (With input from my amazing sister who is also now a mother of her own.)
When have you been the most cheerful in your life?
I have been the most cheerful in my life when I am able to do what I love to do most: spreading love and light through gifting and creating something (Love & Light Gifts) for others to also spread love and light effortlessly.
What does it mean, to you, to have a cheerful heart? How do you stay cheerful during your day-to-day?
To have a cheerful heart means to find contentment, happiness, and joy in all stages of life. Cliché, but even in the bad seasons of life when you look and see, all that you have and all that has brought you to this point in time you realize that you can only rise from the chaos and thus prevail. Looking at all that’s happened good and bad, allows me to be cheerful in all that I’ve done and have now.
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