Shopping Small (With Big Heart) – S.a.l.t.y. Cosmetics

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Sarah Piccinini owner of S.a.l.t.y. Cosmetics .

Continuing our interview series Shopping Small (With Big Heart), I am truly happy to be introducing you to Sarah Piccinini owner of S.a.l.t.y. Cosmetics .

Not only do I love her line of cosmetics, but I love her. She and I are lifelong friends, and I couldn’t be more proud of everything she has accomplished and everything she continues to achieve. She is truly my sister, and though time and distance seperate us, she is still one of the most beloved friends I have had the extreme honor of having in my life.

Studio Elaine ~ What is your background before being your own boss, or do you work both a 9 to 5 and run your own business?

S.a.l.t.y. Cosmetics ~ When I first created my company I was in college to be an Esthetician, I did not work a 9-5 job. I worked my business for 4yrs without having to work a regular job. But I was married at the time and it provided me a way to stay home with the kids and go to school in the evening. I went through a divorce over the past couple of years and had to get a regular job. But I stayed in my field while working behind the counter as a beauty advisor and makeup artist for Lancôme.

Studio Elaine ~ What first inspired and motivated you to open your own business?

S.a.l.t.y. Cosmetics ~ I have always had this dream since I was allowed to wear makeup. I remember ordering my very first makeup set out of the back of one of my teen magazines and when I got it in the mail I was hooked! My goal was to get every color in my outfits on to my eyeballs! And back then, in the 80s those sweaters were colorful!! LOL I LOVE eye makeup and especially eyeshadow. I feel its the most expressive part of the face where I can have the most fun. And still to this day I have a hard time keeping myself from not applying too many. I met a group of awesome women while in Esthetics school and we all had a passion for makeup and I confronted them with this crazy idea and it all just kind of fell into place. People motivate me, even more than an idea. So when they thought it was a fantastic idea it really helped me propel forward.

Studio Elaine ~ What does a day in the life look like? Walk us a little through the juggling act of balancing your business and home.

S.a.l.t.y. Cosmetics ~ Well when I first started the business, I treated it like my baby and it wasn’t very hard balancing everything because I worked it from my home. During and after the divorce is where I have found myself struggling a lot, trying to pick up the slack, with lack of another partner and having to work a regular job. Some days are a real struggle and trying to maintain the same amount of drive and passion I had when I first started. My divorce was a huge and devastating blow that came out of nowhere. So Salty has suffered these past couple of years. But I have done a lot of healing and I am now getting back into the swing of taking care of Salty and have a new job working in my field as an esthetician while also having my cosmetics line in the studio where I am working.

Studio Elaine ~ How has social media impacted your business and how you conduct business?

S.a.l.t.y. Cosmetics ~  Social media is a HUGE part of our business. Makeup is a very visual thing and young girls and women have come to appreciate and love cosmetics more and more due to such huge talents found on social media. It has really paved the way for several indie makeup lines such as myself. If one guru uses something of yours it can really propel your business into another level. Most of our business up until recently has been 80% online through our website and via social media. But now that Salty has an actual location I anticipate our business being the opposite and more local.

Studio Elaine ~ Looking back at how you first started as a small business owner, what would you have done differently, knowing what you know now?

S.a.l.t.y. Cosmetics~ Well that is kind of hard to answer because with out any of those mistakes I wouldn’t be where I am now. I am a huge procrastinator and that is one of my biggest downfalls in general. Always waiting until the last minute. And STILL working on this.LOL But I have lost a few opportunities because of this, but I don’t dwell on them because I know deep down those were opportunities that weren’t really meant to be and sometimes think my procrastination is my gut telling me its not right.

Studio Elaine ~ What made selling on your own online ecommerce site appealing to you vs. selling on Etsy?

S.a.l.t.y. Cosmetics ~When we very first started Salty we did use Etsy for a very short time. Its appeal was due to the very low overhead and a great place for handcrafted items . But we were making products so fast and just wanted a more exclusive place to showcase everything and have more space. I love our website now and can add and delete as we need to and conduct sales and it is simple.

Studio Elaine ~ Obviously I love your shop and items, what are you most proud of in your shop, and where do you find your creativity and inspiration?

S.a.l.t.y. Cosmetics ~ WELL! Of course I LOVE hearing when people love our products! Wow…well I find inspiration in almost everything. I am a very visual person so anything that has any color to it I am drawn to. Like right now I just noticed this Betsey Johnson earring laying here on my desk and wondered how I don’t have an eyeshadow in this amazing sparkly pink color! LOL! I also love the challenge of mimicking another color from other brands. I don’t do it often but I have clients that want something close to a brand that discontinues their favorite colors.

Studio Elaine ~How do you decide on all the fantastic names for your cosmetics? Is there a specific process, or do you simply wait for the name to come on it’s own?

One of my favorite looks from S.a.l.t.y. Cosmetics - Persian Goddess

One of my favorite looks from S.a.l.t.y. Cosmetics – Persian Goddess

S.a.l.t.y. Cosmetics ~ Lol, well the names just depend on what happens to be going on at the moment, life events and just crazy friends giving me inspiration. Sometimes I will come up with a name first and then create a shadow to suit the name. Or, I will create a color and then just wait for the name to come to me. Sometimes via music, movies, kids saying crazy things.

Studio Elaine ~ You are obviously very creative and talented, besides the items you create for your shop, what are some of your other talents, and what alternate creative outlets do you pursue?

S.a.l.t.y. Cosmetics ~  Hmmmmm, well you know I have played the flute for MANY years now and music has always been an outlet for me. But I love doing facials, and of course my favorite is applying makeup to people and find that the most rewarding. I am also a hairstylist and love coloring hair.

Studio Elaine ~ Why do you feel shopping small is important?

S.a.l.t.y. Cosmetics ~  I feel its important because there are so many talented individuals out in this world and we are missing them because of these huge companies and because of what we are being told to buy on television . I have never been one to conform to the mainstream and anytime I can buy small I will. I love trying other indie lines and being part of another persons passion and journey.

Studio Elaine ~ How do you feel the role of women as small business owners has impacted you, and what do you think the major challenge as a woman in business has been for you?

S.a.l.t.y. Cosmetics ~  The biggest impact I have had in my life from a woman as a small business owner is my very own mother. She has owned her own cleaning business for over 20yrs now. And I couldn’t be more proud or determined to one day be able to retire her because she works so very hard. She is a huge inspiration to other women , mothers, minorities and her family. And the biggest challenge is just the struggle of being a mother and a wife and doing something for yourself that makes you feel like your own person.

Studio Elaine ~ What do you want our readers to specifically know about you and your shop?

S.a.l.t.y. Cosmetics ~ We are a faith based business first and foremost. I would not have any of this in my life if it wasn’t from God.

Studio Elaine ~ What advice would you give to anyone out there, who thinks they might want to open their own small business?

S.a.l.t.y. Cosmetics ~  GO FOR IT!!!

Studio Elaine ~ One more thing before we go, What do you think the #1 staple is for any woman to have in her cosmetic arsenal?

S.a.l.t.y. Cosmetics ~The best thing a woman can have in her skin care arsenal is SUNSCREEN!!

Studio Elaine ~ I’d like to thank Sarah for participating in our interview series. If you haven’t done so already please visit S.a.l.t.y. Cosmetics online and follow them on social media. They are a high quality indie brand, led by one dynamic woman!

Click on the links below to connect with S.a.l.t.y. Cosmetics. One of my favorite looks from S.a.l.t.y. Cosmetics – Persian Goddess is linked above, head on over to get this look for yourself. We could all use a little more glam in our day, and S.a.l.t.y. is just the place to get it!
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Shopping Small (With Big Heart) – Jessica’s Planner World

Continuing our interview series Shopping Small (With Big Heart), I am truly happy to be introducing you to Jessica Ares owner of Jessica’s Planner World on Etsy.

Studio Elaine ~ What is your background before being your own boss, or do you work both a 9 to 5 and run your own business?

Jessica’s Planner World ~ I have a degree as Medical Assistant and I am a Wedding and Event Planner. I also run a pageant and I organize fashion and bridal shows. I have always loved being my own boss, the creative side of me comes from my dad, he has always relied on himself for success. His crafty side is amazing, being in upholstery and carpentry.

Studio Elaine ~ What first inspired and motivated you to open your own business?

Jessica’s Planner World ~ My own ideas, I can work perfectly in the team environment, but with that being said, I love giving my ideas to a t, love talking about it and making it work. I strive for the best and when you strive, you love being your own boss. There is a movie that totally inspired me and it’s called, “You’ve Got Mail”, I loved the idea of having a bookstore and coffee shop together, but it was hard for me due to lack of funding, so I just stood with an online store. It works well and helps pay the bills, this means it’s just as successful as the store front. I still want to one day have my own store front, it is never too late to make your dreams come true.

Studio Elaine ~ What does a day in the life look like? Walk us a little through the juggling act of balancing your business and home.

Jessica’s Planner World ~ A day in the life, in my world is pretty crazy, sometimes it can be relaxing while some days it can be chaotic.

I always start my day by thanking God for the opportunity, then I make my bed, shower, etc… start brewing coffee while making a healthy breakfast which can help me stay strong and active throughout the day.

While that is on the works, I check for emails and orders from Jessica’s Planner World, sometimes after that I drive my daughter to work, if she is not having a work day I work on orders, print, and send. I also update the website, create more planner goodies, or just visit Michaels, Hobby Lobby, A.C.Moore and Target for deals.

Well once my day is done you know the rest, dinner, chores, laundry and more work on Jessica’s Planner World, lets not forget I may have to meet a bride or client for events, check venues for shows, and I also run a chapter called Kick Ass Red Lipstick in Massachusetts, which helps women battle self esteem issues.

Studio Elaine ~ How has social media impacted your business and how you conduct business?

Jessica’s Planner World ~ Social Media is an amazing way to grow your business, it all depends how you use it.

We need to focus our tools on what clients, friends and family would love to see. One word of mouth can gain upto 100 clients a day if it’s done correctly and wisely.

I try to stay on top with my business, giving my clients what they want, i.e. giveaways, coupons, freebies, and much love…

Studio Elaine ~ Looking back at how you first started as a small business owner, what would you have done differently, knowing what you know now?

Jessica’s Planner World ~ Absolutely, I would strive more to get funding I needed to make it possible.

Studio Elaine ~ What made selling on Etsy appealing to you vs. starting your own online ecommerce site?

Jessica’s Planner World ~ I just wanted to try something new, there is no difference, I’ve tried it all. Even though I have an Etsy shop I am working my way to creating a website with tools not included on Etsy shops.

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New Black Fabric Rosettes Planner Clips available at Jessica’s Planner World.

Studio Elaine ~ Obviously I love your shop and items, what are you most proud of in your shop, and where do you find your creativity and inspiration?

Jessica’s Planner World ~ I am most proud of my paper clips, how much love and dedication I give to it. I am working on adding stickers, dashboards, bookmarks, notepads and more. My creative inspiration is web designing.

Studio Elaine ~ You are obviously very creative and talented, besides the items you create for your shop, what are some of your other talents, and what alternate creative outlets do you pursue?

Jessica’s Planner World ~ Web designing, flyers and post cards.

Studio Elaine ~ Why do you feel shopping small is important?

Jessica’s Planner World ~ Supporting small business is very important because we all want to grow equally, we want to be successful, big, and well known around the industry

Studio Elaine ~ How do you feel the role of women as small business owners has impacted you, and what do you think the major challenge as a woman in business has been for you?

Jessica’s Planner World ~ You know I’ve had good and bad impacts when it comes to women business owners. There is a huge battle and fight in this industry, women tend to burn each other instead of supporting, helping and lifting each other up. But I thank God my capacity and maturity is amazing, because I have been strong and learned the hard way, the bad experiences have helped me better myself, my business and connection with other women.

Studio Elaine ~ What do you want our readers to specifically know about you and your shop?

Jessica’s Planner World ~ I am a woman of many hats, I can do everything and anything anyone wants, if you do not see something in my shop and would love to see it, just say so and I will work on it. I want my readers to know I take pride in my work, I love what I do because I want my customers to be treated as I would want to be treated.

Studio Elaine ~ What advice would you give to anyone out there, who thinks they might want to open their own small business?

Jessica’s Planner World ~ Research first, inventory second, grand opening third.

Studio Elaine ~ I’d like to thank Jessica for participating in our interview series. If you haven’t done so already please visit Jessica’s Planner World on Etsy and follow her on Instagram. She is a dynamic woman and an inspiration to others trying to achieve their goals.

Click on the links below to connect with her shop and social media. One of my favorite items, from her shop are the New Black Fabric Rosette Planner Clips, linked above. They are striking and would make a great addition to any planner clip collection.

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Shopping Small (With Big Heart) – Pretty Peaceful Planner

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Kylie Fraley owner of Pretty Peaceful Planner on Etsy with her family.

Continuing our interview series Shopping Small (With Big Heart), I am delighted to be introducing you to Kylie Fraley owner of Pretty Peaceful Planner on Etsy.

Studio Elaine ~ What is your background before being your own boss, or do you work both a 9 to 5 and run your own business?

Pretty Peaceful Planner ~ Before opening my Etsy shop, I was working reception at an animal hospital. I was hired in hopes of working in the Veterinarian Technician field.  I started at the bottom cleaning some unimaginable animal messes, walking dogs, and cleaning the hospital.  After a while I was at the front desk with some other wonderful ladies.  A few years later, my husband enlisted in the Army and I left my job at the animal hospital to travel to Georgia with him.  This is where we had our first daughter and I decided to stay at home with her instead of going back to work.

Studio Elaine ~ What first inspired and motivated you to open your own business?

Pretty Peaceful Planner ~ The biggest factor in starting my business was the need to stay at home with my children and still be able to bring in some extra money for my family.  Before opening Pretty Peaceful Planner I was running an Etsy shop designing invitations and stationery.  I loved creating invitations for someones birthday or big day.  Once I purchased my first Happy Planner I was hooked on anything planner related.  I joined Facebook groups and stalked Etsy sticker shops.  Thats when it clicked. I could combine my love for designing invitations with my love for my planner.  I started making different sets of stickers and cutting them at home.  After a while I had enough stickers to open Pretty Peaceful Planner.

Studio Elaine ~ What does a day in the life look like? Walk us a little through the juggling act of balancing your business and home.

Pretty Peaceful Planner ~ Days at the Fraley home are quite hectic!  Our two girls are 4 years and 18 months old.  Taking care of them and running the shop can be a huge balancing act on most days.  I spend my days printing and cutting sticker orders while keeping up with the kids.  The nights are for designing new prints.  Most days cutting goes into the night and designing has to wait.  It is a back and forth act between the girls and working on orders.

Studio Elaine ~ How has social media impacted your business and how you conduct business?

Pretty Peaceful Planner ~ Instagram has been a huge platform for my shop! I have connected with so many other business owners and customers through Instagram.  I started an Instagram account for Pretty Peaceful Planner before the shop was open.  I would post updates on sticker sets I was designing and how the process was coming along.  This helped me gain business contacts before my shop was even open.  I usually will post coupon codes first on Instagram. This give my followers a chance to sometimes get discounts exclusively or before anyone else.

Studio Elaine ~ Looking back at how you first started as a small business owner, what would you have done differently, knowing what you know now?

Pretty Peaceful Planner ~ I would definitely troubleshoot more! I was so confident in my product that sometimes I missed a few things in the process.  This left me having to fix problems before sending out orders.  It made made order processing time a bit longer at first.

Studio Elaine ~ What made selling on Etsy appealing to you vs. starting your own online ecommerce site?

Pretty Peaceful Planner ~ Etsy is a very well known website.  I love the fact that if you are looking for something unique and hand made all you have to do is search Etsy!  This helps with advertising.  I don’t have to worry about being accessible for my customers or making sure my ecommerce site is out there.  It is easy to navigate and gets my shop noticed.

Rustic Yellow and Grey Planner Stickers Available at Pretty Peaceful Planner on Etsy

Rustic Yellow and Grey Planner Stickers Available at Pretty Peaceful Planner on Etsy

Studio Elaine ~ Obviously I love your shop and items, what are you most proud of in your shop, and where do you find your creativity and inspiration?

Pretty Peaceful Planner ~ It’s so hard to choose just one thing! I would say my Rustic Yellow and Grey Planner Sticker Set is my favorite.  It is the first sticker set I created.  I am so proud of this set because it is the set that started it all!

Studio Elaine ~ You are obviously very creative and talented, besides the items you create for your shop, what are some of your other talents, and what alternate creative outlets do you pursue?

Pretty Peaceful Planner ~ My shop keeps me busy most of the time.  It is probably my only creative outlet.  I would say taking my heated vinyasa yoga classes is my alternative outlet.  It helps me clear my head and sweat it out!

Studio Elaine ~ Why do you feel shopping small is important?

Pretty Peaceful Planner ~ Shopping small is so important!  I love being able to own something created by someone with a small business.  It is so much more personal to me.  I love being able to support others in their own journey of creating what the love.

Studio Elaine ~ How do you feel the role of women as small business owners has impacted you, and what do you think the major challenge as a woman in business has been for you?

Pretty Peaceful Planner ~ Since starting Pretty Peaceful Planner I have met some amazing women. I have been shocked by the amount of support from these ladies.  From regraming my posts on Instagram to having the opportunity to be featured on Elaine’s blog.  The amount of other business women helping each other inspires me tremendously!

Studio Elaine ~ What do you want our readers to specifically know about you and your shop?

Pretty Peaceful Planner ~ I want Pretty Peaceful Planner to be a creative outlet for other planner nerds like myself. Sitting down with my planner and decorating my weekly spreads helps me feel calm about my life.  In a sense it brings me a little bit of that “me” time that all other women, working or staying at home with their children, know we need so bad!  It is awesome to know that I can give that little bit of peace by providing pretty stickers for other’s weekly planner spreads.

Studio Elaine ~ What advice would you give to anyone out there, who thinks they might want to open their own small business?

Pretty Peaceful Planner ~ Go for it! Even if you open an Etsy shop and only have a few listings. Start somewhere and see where it takes you.  Don’t worry about the small stuff it all works itself out.

Studio Elaine ~ I’d like to thank Kylie for participating in our interview series. If you haven’t done so already please visit the Pretty Peaceful Planner shop on Etsy and follow her on Instagram. She is an absolutely amazing woman! Her love of family and willinginess to support others in achieving their goals is an example to all of us, and I know you will enjoy her and her creations as much as I do.

Click on the links below to connect with her shop and Instagram feed. One of Kylie’s favorite items, and mine as well, from her shop are the Rustic Yellow and Grey Planner stickers, linked above. They are soft and sweet, and would make a great addition to any planner sticker collection.

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Shopping Small (With Big Heart) – Iowa Planner Girl

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Sara Knight owner of Iowa Planner Girl

Sara Knight owner of Iowa Planner Girl

Continuing our interview series Shopping Small (With Big Heart), I am eager to be introducing you to Sara Knight owner of Iowa Planner Girl on Etsy.

Studio Elaine ~ What is your background before being your own boss, or do you work both a 9 to 5 and run your own business?

Iowa Planner Girl ~ I am a part time school bus driver. I’ve been doing this for 20 years since our kids were just itty bitty. I liked being able to keep them out of daycare and make a little extra money. I had all the days off they had off when they were in school, including summers. We have 3 kids, which are all in college now. One daughter & twin boys. I still continue to drive a school bus. I love my bus kids.

Studio Elaine ~ What first inspired and motivated you to open your own business?

Iowa Planner Girl ~ Planning is always something I’ve done since I was little, but it wasn’t until the last few years it has become more of an art for me. I scrapbooked for years, but as the kids graduated high school there weren’t as many pictures as before. So this is where the art part of planning lured me in. Also, I have a huge love of floral prints. That is what led me to creating my own stickers. I was able to find many floral stickers but not many that were the bold color floral prints, which is my favorite! So I designed my own & had a lot of girls ask to purchase for themselves & tell me I should sell them, so eventually that’s what I did. I only design sets I would use myself.

Studio Elaine ~ What does a day in the life look like? Walk us a little through the juggling act of balancing your business and home.

Iowa Planner Girl ~ I get up very early to drive school bus. I have to be to work by 6am. My route leaves the bus yard at 6:25. I finish my first route at 8:15am. I then have a break until 10:30am. I usually use this time to process orders, work on projects or do household tasks. I leave again at 10:30am and don’t return home again until 4:30pm. Outside of work, I am active in church. So many evenings I have various activities where I serve there. Also, two nights a week I go to a zumba exercise class. So I don’t always have much free time. I try to work on business items on Tuesday, Thursday and weekends. It varies, but juggling regular life with business life is always a challenge. Planning ahead is always beneficial. I also believe that whatever I do I’m working for the Lord, my Savior. He is in control at all times. So I might have a plan but ultimately the Lord controls all in my life. And I strive to give Him the glory in every aspect of my life.

Studio Elaine ~ How has social media impacted your business and how you conduct business?

Iowa Planner Girl ~ I love art projects. I have always been a planner since as far back as I can remember. Through Instagram, Facebook and Pinterest I came across the art of planning. It was an instant match. It wasn’t long after I started designing my own stickers & the girls on social media asked me to sell. So that’s how I fell into it all. I love the art of designing & I love planning, so it’s a win win.

Studio Elaine ~ Looking back at how you first started as a small business owner, what would you have done differently, knowing what you know now?

Iowa Planner Girl ~ Spent more time organizing the true cost of my design. Also, plan for errors. Some items have cost me much more to make than I ever made on sales. You learn as you go. I think sometimes it takes time to find your niche. For me, it’s vintage florals. I would describe myself as an old soul so this style totally fits me. I especially love vintage floral hankies.

Studio Elaine ~ What made selling on Etsy appealing to you vs. starting your own online ecommerce site?

Iowa Planner Girl ~ I was already very familiar with Etsy from the years of purchasing. It is easy to use and understand. So it was a natural choice for me.

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Shabby Chic Floral Box Planner Stickers Designed by Sara

Studio Elaine ~ Obviously I love your shop and items, what are you most proud of in your shop, and where do you find your creativity and inspiration?

Iowa Planner Girl ~ For sure my vintage hanky clips. I originally wanted to design stickers from hanky designs but I didn’t want to run into copyright infringement and couldn’t afford to invest the money into the legal end of it. So I had this huge collection of hankies (close to 100) and wanted to use them in planning somehow. So I decided to make hanky clips. I call my line hello hankies. They are so cute to me. The hardest part is not keeping them all for myself haha! But I love them. I also have hanky charms. And I of course love my floral stickers. I know many people have a variety of patterns but I just wanted all floral patterns. So that’s what I designed.  My favorite are the shabby chic vintage designs. I just can’t get enough of them. I have so many plans for the future. Mainly designing sets that will encourage others in the Word. I love seeing scripture in my planner everyday. So that’s what I want to share with others and encourage them as well.

Studio Elaine ~ You are obviously very creative and talented, besides the items you create for your shop, what are some of your other talents, and what alternate creative outlets do you pursue?

Iowa Planner Girl ~ I spent the last five years pursuing photography. I would take senior pictures for friends and family. I have felt called to serve God through this. So even though I had a business (Sara Knight Photography – saraknightphotography.com) I always felt it was more of a ministry than a business. My photography mission was based on the Bible verse 1 Peter 4:10 – Each of us should use whatever gift we receive to serve others, faithfully administering God’s grace in it’s various forms. I learned so much about design from photography as well. I am able to use my skills from photoshop to design sticker sets and to edit pictures for instagram. Also, being a former scrapbooker, I feel like decorating my planner is very similar to that. I had been missing scrapbooking when my children graduated high school. So this was a perfect alternative. I am in love with creative planning!

Studio Elaine ~ Why do you feel shopping small is important?

Iowa Planner Girl ~ There are so many talented people creating so many different things. I love that we are each unique. It is so fun to me to mix all these items from such talented people into my planner to create my own style. Love it!! So it’s super awesome having these one of a kind unique items made by others that you will not find everywhere. And whatever that persons mission is you can support them. It’s so much more personal than buying commercial and I love that!

Studio Elaine ~ How do you feel the role of women as small business owners has impacted you, and what do you think the major challenge as a woman in business has been for you?

Iowa Planner Girl ~ I love supporting other women in business. I especially love women that are trying to make a little extra money to be able to stay home with their kids. Every situation is different but in my life I wanted to help contribute, but also wanted to be there for our kids so it has been a win win for us.

Studio Elaine ~ What do you want our readers to specifically know about you and your shop?

Iowa Planner Girl ~ First and foremost, I love the Lord and it’s my desire to live for Him and bring glory to His name. Also, I love to create items that are cheery & make others happy. My goal this year is to incorporate Christ into my designs. I would love to encourage others in Him as well.

Studio Elaine ~ What advice would you give to anyone out there, who thinks they might want to open their own small business?

Iowa Planner Girl ~ I would say to have an organizational plan and a financial plan. Keep track of all records so you know exactly what items cost you in the end. It’s actually much easier to lose money on items than you think. You have to factor it all in. Question if the profit is worth your time. As awesome as your product is, if it doesn’t make you money, is it worth it?

Studio Elaine ~ I would like to thank Sara for taking time out of her schedule to participate in our interview series. The items she creates for her shop or retro, charming and bring a smile to my heart every time I see them. Her vintage florals are simply darling, as is her sharing spirit. If you get the opportunity please visit her Instagram feed and Etsy shop by using the links below. She’s currently working on a new batch of  “Hello Hankie” clips, so be on the lookout for those coming soon!

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