Lauren sells fabulous wine accessories (I own several of her wine blooms and I LOVE them!) in her cute shop. Take a peek:
My inspiration comes from everywhere but the best place I get inspired from is ideas from my Mom. She loves to shop so she’ll tell me ideas she has seen in stores, at craft fairs, online in magazines and she and I think of ways we could tweak them into becoming something of my own.
2. What are some tips you can share for people who might be thinking of opening their own shop?
My best advice would be that you have to believe in your shop. If you don’t believe in your shop do not expect anyone else to either. You have to love your product in order to promote it successfully. So find something you love and create around what you love.
3. What's your favorite thing about owning your own business?
I love the freedom it gives me to create when I want and how I want. I can ask for advice whenever I want but in the end I’m the decision maker and it is nice to be in charge every now and then.
4. What's your favorite beverage?
If you couldn’t tell from my “wine” themed store I am a big wine-o but other than that I love Diet Coke. I have a bad obsession to the bubbly glass of heaven.
5. If you could have one super power, what would it be and why?
My super power would be the ability to burn calories by eating chocolate.
***COUPON CODE ALERT***
Lauren has graciously agreed to give a coupon for 20% off your purchase with code YESTEACHER
Lauren is giving away a $25 gift certificate to her shop!
MANDATORY: Visit Elephant's Trunk and leave a comment with your favorite item.
EXTRA ENTRIES (optional):
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Giveaway ends April 2nd at 11:59 PM and winners will be announced and emailed on Sunday, April 3rd.
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