https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-4yi3w-acc628 Oh what a feeling! Today I sat down with Crystal and Steve from Lemonwood Soap Company (formerly Blue Bubble Soap) and got to chat with them about their origin story, where they are now, and where they are heading! It was super fun to get to play catch up with these two wonderful humans … More Gather Stories with Steve and Crystal from Lemonwood Soap Co.
https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-m4yg7-a903d7 Last week I got to sit down and chat with a maker from one of my favorite places; Oregon! I met Nick Wheeler a couple of years ago while wearing my Conduit Press hat, at a Philly trade show. Nick was there slinging his own bags to the trade, and I knew, even from … More Gather Stories with Nick Wheeler from Wheeler Bag Co
https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-skqki-a72cda Gather Stories returns with a sit-down with my friend Martha Latta from Sunday Afternoon Housewife (and Naplab as well as Handmade Promenade and soon to be Stomping Ground) – she’s clearly a woman after my own heart. Martha and I chat about what it’s like to have a handmade business and a toddler (her … More Gather Stories with Martha Latta from Sunday Afternoon Housewife
We’re off to a great start this new year – we’re pretty excited for what 2019 holds for us, are you!? I mean, sure, the weather hasn’t been great . . . as I sit here in the store, with the rain pouring down, threatening to freeze later this afternoon, but still, we’re glad to … More Tales from a Shopkeep: on the new year and Love
It was brought to my attention last week, by a fellow small business owner, that we were lacking a local holiday gift guide this year for various reasons. So, in a pinch, I reached out to local stores from our group, Bloomington Brick & Mortar, and without further ado, I give you our ALL LOCAL … More Holiday Gift Guide 2018
The year was 2009. I was a stay-at-home mom to an adorable, kissable, cuter than cute bouncing baby boy, and Etsy was in its heyday. Far far away, on the IU campus, three young women started something big – the Bloomington Handmade Market. No one can really tell me who or where the idea first … More here’s to 10 (more) years!
https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-h85e5-9575b7 Episode 6 w/ Jessica Messmer and Kayla Maldonado of Cup & Kettle Tea Company: In this episode of Gather Stories I get to sit down with my dear friends with Jessica and Kayla who own the tea shop, Cup & Kettle located at 208 N Walnut St Suite 100, just down the street from us … More Episode 6 w/ Jessica and Kayla from Cup & Kettle Tea Company
https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-g2yvh-94c2be Episode 5 w/ J.D. Grove of Teehaus Bath & Body and Conspire Contemporary Craft : In this episode of Gather Stories I had the pleasure of sitting down and chatting with JD Grove about her life and the adventures that have brought her thus far in this world. JD is the maker behind Teehaus … More Episode 5 w/ J.D. Grove of Teehaus Bath & Body and Conspire Contemporary Craft
So, many of you know I’ve been recording our own podcasts for a few weeks (months?) now, but where did that idea come from? Why did I start doing a podcast? The inspiration came from quite a few places, one of the powerful ones being the Scratch Entrepreneur podcast put on by my insurance agents, and … More Tales from a Shopkeep: Shine & Scratch Entrepreneur
A few weeks ago (ok, maybe a month- time travels WAY too fast these days!) I was reminded about Craft-A-Way Camp thanks to FB and its incessant need to stalk my interests and friend groups. As per usual, FB wins and I applied to join the adventurers that run craft-a-way in the middle of the … More Tales from a Shopkeep: Craft-a-Way Camp