Can you tell us a little about yourself?
Hi, I feel like I’m still in my 20’s but I’m actually now a mom of three beautiful daughters (16, 18, 21). Before my first baby was born I found my passion for creating fun treasures and selling them in a tiny business I started out of my house! I love being a mom and feel so blessed and lucky to have built my company right alongside raising my girls.
What exactly is Natural Life?
Well it started out as the name for a potential photography business taking candid photos of people. When everyone wanted to buy the photos I was taking of things I love in life (words in sand, dogs, Adirondack chairs, etc…) I decided to be a different kind of business….sell the treasures I was making with my art! I kept the same name but dropped the word “photography”
What inspired you to start Natural Life?
Whoops…it was an accident! I was just doing what I loved and things all fell into place! When you are passionate about your work, magic happens!
How did you come up with the name?
Haha…just answered it above. I had so much fun thinking about our tag line. I even hired a marketing person to write it…but ended up writing it myself! give. love. laugh.
What is your favorite part about running Natural Life?
My favorite part is making things I want in my own life…plus watching my employees come together as a team to run the company smarter every year. It’s so rewarding when we are successful in creating awesome customer experiences. I’m proud of the employees that make such a difference in our company!
Where are your products sold?
We have an online website www.naturallife.com and also sell to gift and apparel boutiques all over the country!
You love to inspire people to give & live happy, can you tell us how?
Yes!! Our products and brand inspire hope & happiness in people. The messages and vibe move people to message us all the time. Sometimes it’s the perfect message to give to a loved one, a saying that inspires someone to be their best self or the free spirit style that reminds people to live happy! Happiness is a choice and a state of mind. Sometimes all we need is a little reminder of some sort! It makes us so happy when customers love our treasures!
How do you spread the word about your company?
The Natural Life brand has grown pretty much 100% organically…word of mouth, discovering us in a cute boutique, giving a gift that was a NL product, one of our inspirational sayings being shared to on social media. When people stumble upon Natural Life, it’s like discovering treasure!
Do you have any advice for fellow entrepreneurs?
I guess I would say to
1. Have Fun!
2. Work Hard!
3. Enjoy the little things!
4. Hire smart, awesome people when you’re ready!
5. Be picky!
6. Don’t be scared to say no!
7. Never hire consultants…you know so much more than you think! Trust your gut!
8. Promote from within and build a culture that is like family!
Do you have a favorite quote or go to saying? 🙂
Do more of what makes you HAPPY