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Quit Your Day Job: savor

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How did you originally get into soapmaking?
There is only so much soap you can really make for yourself, your family and friends — at some point my seemingly boundless imagination had me dreaming up more things than I could ever give away. I didn’t consider selling, though; I just put that hobby on hold until my husband, Mike, opened a shop for his art prints. Then I was swept away, imagining all I could create in my own shop.

Tell us about your previous working situation and how you discovered Etsy.
I moved to San Francisco from Rochester, NY, back in 2000 to work for a newswire service. I originally worked in the newsroom as an editor/proofreader, eventually becoming a newsroom supervisor and trainer. A few years later, I moved to the tech department, became a help desk technician and software deploy coordinator for our internal systems.

One year, Mike got an Ashley G print from Etsy. He was so inspired that he opened his own shop, and in turn I was inspired by him! At the end of July this year, my daughter, Rowan, was born. I was due to go back to work from maternity leave on December 6, but I realized that my life needed to take another path — I wanted to build on my success with Savor and take it to the next level. I didn’t want to have Rowan in daycare for 10 hours a day. I didn’t want the long nights and sacrifices of the past years to be for nothing (because I probably would have closed Savor if I returned to work).



How did you prepare to transition to full-time Etsy selling?
In December of 2009 I switched my health insurance to be covered under Mike as a dependent, so I would be covered if I did decide to quit working. I also put as much as I possibly could into my 401(k) to take the most advantage of our company’s excellent matching for one last time (we both worked for the same company). We don’t carry debt except for our mortgage, so any additional cash went into savings.

What are the most effective ways you’ve promoted and marketed your Etsy business? What’s your best marketing tip?

  • With my Etsy shop, I have found that listing new stock daily or as frequently as possible is the key to steady sales. I try to restock at least 5 items every weekend while Mike and Rowan go off for some bonding time.
  • For off-site marketing, I encourage people to see if they can buy ads on websites that their target audience is interested in — a forum for greyhound rescuers, for example, might be a place to advertise handmade dog collars. On a local level, your city might have a blog that accepts sponsors or grassroots businesses as advertisers.
  • I struggle with this, but having clear item descriptions, free of typos, and full of relevant keywords is great for your shop. I try to revisit my listings frequently because I know they need work! I can be in a rush to post a new item and won’t use all my tags or accidentally omit a feature of the soap that I meant to highlight.
  • My most effective promotion is my Savor Saver sale. I typically host only 1-2 per year, but it’s a crazy event. I send out a notice to my newsletter subscribers and Facebook fans announcing that my soaps will be discounted up to 50% off. The sale lasts for an entire day and new items are posted at a steep discount each hour. They sell out in seconds, 40-50 soaps at a time!

What’s been your most popular item or line to date?
The Coconut Mochi scent has always been quite popular, and the Cinnamon Snowflakes scent is a wintertime favorite of my customers. My body butter, made from scratch, always sells out when I list it!

Have you made any business mistakes you regret?
I’ve spent money on things that didn’t work out, and that’s always a downer. One time I thought I would make wax melts (a candle alternative), but I was left with a mess on my hands. The supplies for that venture went to waste, but thankfully I didn’t invest too much in it. And don’t even ask me about my lip butter experiments!

What is the biggest challenge you face during your daily schedule?
Rowan is the most important part of my day, so naturally my work has to flow around her needs. She is just now sitting on her own and able to enjoy toys, so I can set her up in the Pack-and-Play and find 20 minutes to a half hour to get some crafting done. When she gets fussy after her playtime, I’m right there to take her out for a stroll or put her in a sling while I make dinner or tidy up the house. I tend to make more typos now: it’s a bit hard to type with a baby in my arms!

What do you enjoy most about not having a day job? Is there anything you miss?
It’s the most fascinating and terrifying thing to me, to be so directly responsible for my part of our household income. Quite literally, the work I do is my paycheck. This gives me a drive and sense of responsibility I never had while working for someone else. In the end, I hope I’m a good role model for Rowan, just like my dad was for me. As a small business owner, my dad serves as a huge inspiration for me.

There’s so much I miss about downtown San Francisco: working in a tall skyscraper, fun and creative coworkers, amazing views of the bay, Alcatraz, the Bay Bridge and the Golden Gate Bridge. Just walking down the street and seeing the amazing vibrancy of San Francisco is something I will always cherish.



What’s the hardest part about running your own business?

There is so much to learn that it can be overwhelming. Everything from product photography, writing ad copy, designing packaging, getting properly licensed and handling taxes — sometimes I feel like I’m a soapmaker 10% of the time and a business person the rest. However, it’s easy to get over that. I will take a long day in the soap studio and create a couple hundred pounds of soap and feel in my element again.

If you could go back in time, what advice would you give yourself or someone considering a similar path?
Grow slowly, if you can. While it’s great to have a million zillion projects in mind at all times (and as artists, maybe that’s just how it is), start with a small product line so that you have a nice and easy workflow. When Savor first started, I was often pulling 80 hour weeks between the shop and my full-time job. I would often get burned out, have no creativity left, and just feel exhausted. It was when I got pregnant with Rowan that I learned to slow down a bit, say no to a project if I needed to, and really focus on what was working (or not) with the business. The immediate result of that was clear: I grossed less in 2009 than 2008, but I made more profit.

What are your goals for Savor?
My immediate goal is replacing all of my packaging with my new designs, and I’d say I’m about halfway there. Long term, I would like to expand my wholesale reach. I don’t seek out wholesale accounts at the moment but a lot of great ones have found me, and I think they are crucial to my success.

Any additional words of wisdom?
Running my own business gave me such an amazing opportunity for growth. I have learned so much about myself – my limitations and my talents. If you can’t do something, learn it or hire it out. If you think your photos need work, see if a photography student or professor at a local college can tutor you for an afternoon. If you don’t have the time, try hiring a college student to photograph your items. Spend time at the library learning how to write ad copy for your listings, or have a friend read over your listings and give you tips. My next adventure is learning what I can about search engine optimization (SEO) because I think getting seen in the search results from places like Google is a necessity when you’re selling online.

I also just want to give a shoutout to Mike, the love of my life, because it is his patience with my craziness that let me embark on this wild adventure. His love and support are the backbone of my business and he has put in many long nights creating soap alongside me.

Thanks to Lisa for sharing her story. You can see some of her work in the Seller’s Items below.

Previous Quit Your Day Job posts

  • MegansMenagerie

    MegansMenagerie says:

    Omg....Love love love your shop :) Congrats!!!!

    3 years ago

  • JudiPaintedit

    JudiPaintedit says:

    Congrats!!! Im shooting hard to be there by this time next year.

    3 years ago

  • TwinkleStarCrafts

    TwinkleStarCrafts says:

    Wonderful shop. Congratulations. Good for you!

    3 years ago

  • UnadillaWoodworks

    UnadillaWoodworks says:

    WOW, we look forward to doing business with you in the near future. Thank you.

    3 years ago

  • ViviansKitchen

    ViviansKitchen says:

    Love to see all the products drying on the racks. Super cool pic. Best of luck in all of you endeavors. Cheers♥

    3 years ago

  • JenneMello

    JenneMello says:

    You're an inspiration especially to those of us with Kiddos!

    3 years ago

  • CarryTheWord

    CarryTheWord says:

    Great story!

    3 years ago

  • IcingOnTheCupcake

    IcingOnTheCupcake says:

    Love your shop and products!!!

    3 years ago

  • MissHildebrandt

    MissHildebrandt says:

    Great Article! savor, may your wild adventure last and last! x

    3 years ago

  • farmsteadladydesigns

    farmsteadladydesigns says:

    What a great story and how cute that your hubby inspired you. Best of luck!

    3 years ago

  • StudioZen

    StudioZen says:

    Thank you for sharing your inspirational story!

    3 years ago

  • VivaGailBeads

    VivaGailBeads says:

    Thank you for the inspirational story! I wish you and your family continued success!

    3 years ago

  • LoellaMedina

    LoellaMedina says:

    Congratulations!!! You are one of my inspirations and I am so happy you decided to dedicate full time to your business! Now that I have read your article I realized we are in a similar path. I wish you lots of luck and all the best!!

    3 years ago

  • studiopainters

    studiopainters says:

    cute baby. love your products. good luck.

    3 years ago

  • dlkdesigns

    dlkdesigns says:

    Loved reading about you! I have always loved your work & yes, the coconut mochi is my all time fav!

    3 years ago

  • modernbird

    modernbird says:

    great interview Savor! i remember when you first started and wrote your "what i learned after 300 sales forum post"....i love seeing you grow, wishing you tons of success this year!

    3 years ago

  • BearRubberStamps

    BearRubberStamps says:

    Nice to see you go full time. Enjoy life!

    3 years ago

  • OsoVictoria

    OsoVictoria says:

    Oh what lovely soaps! Congratulations on your continued success.

    3 years ago

  • dmdesignsco

    dmdesignsco says:

    Congrats! I love you shop!

    3 years ago

  • LemonLoveJewelry

    LemonLoveJewelry says:

    Those soaps look good enough to eat! And your daughter is just so beautiful! I hope you see continued success ( : Amber @ LemonLove

    3 years ago

  • TheVinylChalkboard

    TheVinylChalkboard says:

    What a lovely story! Your soaps look delicious, and your daughter is adorable!

    3 years ago

  • PinkBowBathBoutique

    PinkBowBathBoutique says:

    Congratulation Lisa!! I followed your same path, growing PBBB to the point that I could stay home with my now 15 month old son and for that I feel so blessed. You are an amazingly HUGE inspiration to me, and many other Etsy sellers, and I wish you much continued success! ~Amy

    3 years ago

  • MetalRocks

    MetalRocks says:

    Awesome article and shop! Congratulations on the success of both! :-)

    3 years ago

  • TheVintageDesignShop

    TheVintageDesignShop says:

    Lovely article - congrats on your success with both your beautiful shop and family! Very inspiring! :)

    3 years ago

  • mcldrygoods

    mcldrygoods says:

    love your shop. terrific journey. :D

    3 years ago

  • InvitingJoy

    InvitingJoy says:

    Thank you so much for sharing this story. You are truly an inspiration!

    3 years ago

  • victoriawhincup

    victoriawhincup says:

    This is inspiring....Congratulations!

    3 years ago

  • dooglelinhk

    dooglelinhk says:

    Cutest baby girl! What a wonderful story. Thank you for sharing and inspiring me.

    3 years ago

  • sherrytruitt

    sherrytruitt says:

    So awesome to see you've joined "us", Lisa. Wishing you, Mike and Rowan the best of everything! xoSherry

    3 years ago

  • iWALLS

    iWALLS says:

    Congrats on your success! What a wonderful story!

    3 years ago

  • FuchstBags

    FuchstBags says:

    Great story Lisa! Congrats to on your sucess, and I hope you will move your line of soaps in the next level soon! :)

    3 years ago

  • BarelySewn

    BarelySewn says:

    I found this super inspiring, thank you!

    3 years ago

  • accentonvintage

    accentonvintage says:

    You are so devoted to your work and life! Inspiring story and lovely soaps!

    3 years ago

  • kzannoart

    kzannoart says:

    Thanks for sharing this inspiring story with a happy ending :)

    3 years ago

  • babybayrs

    babybayrs says:

    News editor to soap maker is more or less like food scientist to seamtress, we all belong here. Thanks to etsy!

    3 years ago

  • PetalPetal

    PetalPetal says:

    Very inspiring! All the best for continued success!

    3 years ago

  • LittleWrenPottery

    LittleWrenPottery says:

    Lovely soaps, I hope theres much more success for you in the coming year!

    3 years ago

  • ladyartista

    ladyartista says:

    I love your inspirational story and your soaps look amazing! I can't wait to order some of them! Keep up the fantastic work!

    3 years ago

  • designgirl19

    designgirl19 says:

    Thank-you, excellent tips, enjoy hearing about your success!

    3 years ago

  • yourvintagecamera

    yourvintagecamera says:

    congrats Savor! I love seeing shops I recognize from the forums on the front page!

    3 years ago

  • palomasnest

    palomasnest says:

    Congrats on making the change to full-time, Lisa! And love getting to see little Rowan here. It has been so wonderful to watch your business (and family!) grow. Cheers!

    3 years ago

  • PatinaArtsAlchemy

    PatinaArtsAlchemy says:

    Quit yer day job - always a fave feature article for me! Thanks for sharing, and good luck!

    3 years ago

  • DeusFilia

    DeusFilia says:

    This was so encouraging! Thank you so much! Mama and I just started our little shop, and we hope to see it grow...your tipes helped us out ;) Thank you again! Blessings, ~Miss Raquel PS: Your daughter is so adorable :)

    3 years ago

  • Nathalyc

    Nathalyc says:

    I love it ! congrats and best of wishes<3 xoxo Nathaly

    3 years ago

  • AZCreativeStudio

    AZCreativeStudio says:

    Congrats! Being able to work from home is a dream of mine and your story inspires me! Thank you for sharing with us!

    3 years ago

  • ikabags

    ikabags says:

    Wonderful ! :) your daughter is how beautiful :)) I wish you and your family continued success! Cheers from another mom :)

    3 years ago

  • TheWellingtonBoot

    TheWellingtonBoot says:

    Your workplace looks like heaven :-)

    3 years ago

  • SpaGoddess

    SpaGoddess says:

    great story! I loved seeing the photos of your soap studio! you go girl!!!

    3 years ago

  • BubbleGumAndButtons

    BubbleGumAndButtons says:

    It is funny how our loved ones and little ones can change our life path so dramatically. Hold on to that stuff from your lip butter experiments it will make a wonderful sleepover party for Rowan one day.

    3 years ago

  • bedouin

    bedouin says:

    creative & down to earth ~ much continued success ~ your baby is too cute!

    3 years ago

  • Vintage2NewJewelry

    Vintage2NewJewelry says:

    Wonderful story! Rowan is adorable! Congratulations on quitting your day job!

    3 years ago

  • bunnyrunceramics

    bunnyrunceramics says:

    Inspiring!

    3 years ago

  • myvintagecrush

    myvintagecrush says:

    Awesome products! Your studio looks so fun, like a mad scientist's! Congrats on a lovely feature :)

    3 years ago

  • paulajeansgarden

    paulajeansgarden says:

    good job and great decision:) i loved raising my daughter and working on the farm/in the greenhouse with her.

    3 years ago

  • SusanFaye

    SusanFaye says:

    Great example of how hard work, a beautiful product, and great marketing strategy can pay off! Thanks for all of the great tips!

    3 years ago

  • DecadesOfVintage

    DecadesOfVintage says:

    I am happy for you. It is hard to pull all the pieces of your life together in such a fabulous way.

    3 years ago

  • aerogkyr

    aerogkyr says:

    thanks for the story, love your stuff

    3 years ago

  • aoisart

    aoisart says:

    Congratulations!! What a cute baby!!

    3 years ago

  • VintageBlush

    VintageBlush says:

    Wow!... Everything you offer sounds so deliciously decadent! Congratulations to you, and I must admit your sweet babe is truly adorable! :)

    3 years ago

  • outofline

    outofline says:

    I am raising a child and business at the same time too, challenging! Congrats to you:)

    3 years ago

  • oguerrero

    oguerrero says:

    Yummy shop! The soaps look good enough to eat!

    3 years ago

  • PleasantPeninsula

    PleasantPeninsula says:

    Congratulations! What an inspiring story. Also, Rowan is so sweet!

    3 years ago

  • StuckOnACloud

    StuckOnACloud says:

    Congrats!!! As a newbie you give me inspiration! best of luck with all that's ahead for you.

    3 years ago

  • lovelygifts

    lovelygifts says:

    Congrats! and what a cute baby!

    3 years ago

  • naomishandiwork

    naomishandiwork says:

    So neat!

    3 years ago

  • beliz82

    beliz82 says:

    Congrats !! Cutest baby ever !!!

    3 years ago

  • Viverre

    Viverre says:

    I really enjoyed reading your interview, Lisa. Your products are fantastic. :) Rowan is so cute!

    3 years ago

  • BlkSheepProductions

    BlkSheepProductions says:

    the whipped soap products look amazing! what a great story, good work.

    3 years ago

  • earlybirdgraphics

    earlybirdgraphics says:

    Great article!

    3 years ago

  • necklush

    necklush says:

    so very inspiring! love it:)

    3 years ago

  • Nashmod

    Nashmod says:

    I love your Etsy shop as well as your actual workshop!! Looks very organized and neat! I can't wait to be able to go full-time myself and it is always inspiring to read stories like yours! Best of luck to you!

    3 years ago

  • thecareerscrapper

    thecareerscrapper says:

    congrats! you are an inspiration to this mom!

    3 years ago

  • scottishlilyjewelry

    scottishlilyjewelry says:

    Hey there fellow SF Etsian!! I have been a long time fan of yours and absolutely love your products! I am a stay at home mom as well (my little guy is 17 months old). My jewelry line is more of a hobby than a full time business, but am hoping to turn it into something more very soon... just need to figure out how to do it! Very inspiring :) Thanks so much and much luck in the future with your business and family! Ros

    3 years ago

  • jakboutique

    jakboutique says:

    I've been a fan since your featured seller article (February of 2008, I think). I love your products, and you really are an inspiration as a business person. Thank you!

    3 years ago

  • Tumus

    Tumus says:

    So good to see you featured here!! Your Shaving soaps are my favorite!

    3 years ago

  • OceanAvenueSilks

    OceanAvenueSilks says:

    Great story!! Thank you for sharing so much helpful information. I love that you are able to stay home with your daughter, and wish you continued success! Your soaps are my favorite!!! :)

    3 years ago

  • greenwithenvy81

    greenwithenvy81 says:

    Congrats! Your feature totally brings me inspiration! PS. your kiddo is soooo cute!

    3 years ago

  • Kenozoik

    Kenozoik says:

    I am in absolute awe. The soaps look so delicious and I bet they smell even better. I love how super organized you are. Congratulations !!!!

    3 years ago

  • juliewhite1

    juliewhite1 says:

    your story is so inspiring! congrats on all your success and i'm definitely going to try some of your products!

    3 years ago

  • Rainbowclothing

    Rainbowclothing says:

    So inspiring to hear that you can work around your daughter.Love the soaps colours!

    3 years ago

  • HappyCampers12345

    HappyCampers12345 says:

    Thank you for the inspiration!

    3 years ago

  • ShamrockStudio

    ShamrockStudio says:

    Love your shop and your story! A woman after my own heart you are! I dream of the day when I can be a full time artist; you've inspired me greatly as,I'm sure, many others as well. Continued success to you and your hubby and btw... your daughter is an angel straight out of heaven! Blessings!

    3 years ago

  • HulaGirl1922

    HulaGirl1922 says:

    you GO girl!!! best wishes ♥

    3 years ago

  • JDWolfePottery

    JDWolfePottery says:

    Congratulations! What an exciting time in your life!

    3 years ago

  • prairieboutique

    prairieboutique says:

    A very inspiring story...and I enjoyed reading it! I must add your workspace is wonderful..I wish I was that organized! lol Congratulations and all the best for 2011!

    3 years ago

  • sincerelyabi

    sincerelyabi says:

    Congratulations! I loved reading about your journey to arrive to this point, and wish your business only the best in this new year! Very inspiring!

    3 years ago

  • NovaofLove

    NovaofLove says:

    Thank you so much for sharing. It's so inspirational!

    3 years ago

  • azki

    azki says:

    what a wonderful story! i particularly love your recommendation that a seller should let their shop grow slowly. i've had to force myself to slow things down a few times in recent months - sometimes the number of ideas is overwhelming, and it's easy to try to do too much and then get discouraged when you realize you're not superwoman after all heh heh heh... but i think your story is inspiring because it all seems very _real_. congratulations and best of luck to you! :)

    3 years ago

  • PeterValentina

    PeterValentina says:

    Thank you for your advice to take it slow. :o) Now I see I’m not as insane as I thought I was with all of the projects I want to get started on. Thank you very much for sharing your story.

    3 years ago

  • oktopuss

    oktopuss says:

    it's wonderful people can make a living off what they love, it must take a lot of dedication to take on a baby and all those orders.

    3 years ago

  • Candies64

    Candies64 says:

    Congratulations!Awesome reading and that baby is a doll face xo

    3 years ago

  • SandBoxStudio

    SandBoxStudio says:

    I'm so happy you have found success! I lived in California for years (outside SF) but going into the city was my favorite past time. I love the hustle and bustle and the ecclectic people walking the streets. Congratulations!

    3 years ago

  • theearlygirl

    theearlygirl says:

    Good for you for being so determined and focus. Very inspiring.... but the photos of baby Rowan are the best part of the whole interview. She's yummy : )

    3 years ago

  • RomanceCatsAndWhimsy

    RomanceCatsAndWhimsy says:

    What a great story! Congratulations on your success - very inspiring. :)

    3 years ago

  • milkfly

    milkfly says:

    Wonderful, inspiring and helpful story. And the cutest baby ever !

    3 years ago

  • stacystudios

    stacystudios says:

    Now THAT is soap! Wonderful!

    3 years ago

  • jmayoriginals

    jmayoriginals says:

    What an adorable child! Congrats on your success.

    3 years ago

  • elisemahan

    elisemahan says:

    lovely story, very inspiring! thanks!

    3 years ago

  • jascamille

    jascamille says:

    So nice to read your interview. I really wish I could be an apprentice in your shop!

    3 years ago

  • theroyal

    theroyal says:

    inspiring

    3 years ago

  • colbyjune

    colbyjune says:

    very inspiring! Rowan is adorable!!!

    3 years ago

  • paisleybaby

    paisleybaby says:

    What an interesting, honest and inspiring story. Thank you for sharing!

    3 years ago

  • TheZestyDesk

    TheZestyDesk says:

    Wonderful story and Rowan is adorable. I'm so happy for you that you get to spend so much quality time with her and don't have to send her to daycare 10 hours a day! Struggling with that myself right now. Thanks for the interview and congrats on your success!

    3 years ago

  • OlenaBacasArt

    OlenaBacasArt says:

    Very good shop.Your daughter Roman is beautiful.I wish you best.

    3 years ago

  • Woojoo

    Woojoo says:

    Thanks for sharing your story! You're an inspiration to all of us.

    3 years ago

  • vKnit

    vKnit says:

    great story! xox

    3 years ago

  • PoleStar

    PoleStar says:

    Love savor's soaps!!!! they are some of the best on etsy. And rowan is a gem, I recognized her before you! lol

    3 years ago

  • sisforsupplies

    sisforsupplies says:

    Love your shop. Congratulations on your success!!!!!

    3 years ago

  • graceartandantiques

    graceartandantiques says:

    yay! so happy to see that you are able to stay home with little Rowan and do what you love. congrats, Lisa!

    3 years ago

  • ghettovinyl

    ghettovinyl says:

    Very nice products! Your daughter is beautiful, God Bless her and your business.

    3 years ago

  • swagalot

    swagalot says:

    You have gone big, you are definitely in the right place. thanks for the inspiration.

    3 years ago

  • croseco

    croseco says:

    Beautiful stuff and adorable baby!

    3 years ago

  • beckoline

    beckoline says:

    Thank you for sharing! I can definitely relate to your quote below, and in the past few months I've begun the habit of organizing various project ideas to be revisited later. (I use Apple's software "Things", but there are many task organizers out there.) "Grow slowly, if you can. While it’s great to have a million zillion projects in mind at all times (and as artists, maybe that’s just how it is), start with a small product line so that you have a nice and easy workflow."

    3 years ago

  • BeadinBabe

    BeadinBabe says:

    The organization of your work space inspires me!!! :)

    3 years ago

  • GuineveresCloset

    GuineveresCloset says:

    Beautiful work! What an inspiring article for those of us who *try* to work at home with little ones :)

    3 years ago

  • evewhiteveblack

    evewhiteveblack says:

    Thanks for the tips! I'm trying to make it happen craftily, while putting my kids first, too. I hope I'll find myself in your position soon!

    3 years ago

  • ReeCreates

    ReeCreates says:

    Fantastic interview. Congrats on such a wonderful business! :)

    3 years ago

  • daytonmarie

    daytonmarie says:

    You have beautiful products! Great job and best wishes!

    3 years ago

  • EcoCessory

    EcoCessory says:

    Thank you for your inspiration! I am encouraged to keep on, keeping on.

    3 years ago

  • chasedreams

    chasedreams says:

    Yay, Savor! Such an inspirational story. Here's to your continued success!

    3 years ago

  • anniekdesigns

    anniekdesigns says:

    Great story and truly inspirational! I love the great and practical advice. Best of luck for your continued success.

    3 years ago

  • redemptionart

    redemptionart says:

    Thank you for taking the time to share your heart with us...I am inspired. Best wishes for a prosperous and joyous 2011!

    3 years ago

  • KiwiStudioJewelry

    KiwiStudioJewelry says:

    Inspirational! Thanks for sharing your story!

    3 years ago

  • visionquest

    visionquest says:

    CONGRATS, Lisa!!! i'm so glad you'll get to stay home with Rowan. :o)

    3 years ago

  • carlossantiago

    carlossantiago says:

    awesome story and work! this is like a dream come true! Keep going!

    3 years ago

  • perebags

    perebags says:

    I am so super excited to have read this!!!!!!! Congratulations Lisa!!!!!! xoxoxox :) Sarah

    3 years ago

  • SoundsofSilver

    SoundsofSilver says:

    seriously incredible and inspiring. it's HARD work - and you are doing such a beautiful job :) so happy you're able to be home with your Rowan too x

    3 years ago

  • baconsquarefarm

    baconsquarefarm says:

    Wonderful success story lisa and your rowan is beautiful lil girl. Great you'll be a stay at home mom, plus doing what you enjoy creating/designing/soap. Wish you much happiness now and forever.

    3 years ago

  • MeToYouCrochet

    MeToYouCrochet says:

    Beautiful work !

    3 years ago

  • TheLittleRagamuffin

    TheLittleRagamuffin says:

    Great advice, thanks for your story!

    3 years ago

  • Parachute425

    Parachute425 says:

    You gave some good information on finance that will be helpful to those just getting started. And that you "grossed less in 2009 than 2008, but made more profit" is improvement. Continued success to you. (Cute kid!)

    3 years ago

  • OhFaro

    OhFaro says:

    Savor is one of my favorite etsians. I am thrilled for her success, both in her business and as a new mom.

    3 years ago

  • frommylifetoyours

    frommylifetoyours says:

    Great story !!! I felt the same way about going back to work. Good luck in the future to come .

    3 years ago

  • BlackStar

    BlackStar says:

    So nice to see you here Lisa! Great interview. And needless to say, what a doll Rowan is. She's growing up so quickly.

    3 years ago

  • SamuraiGeekDesigns

    SamuraiGeekDesigns says:

    inspiring story...we are new...2 items...starting slow. hope to be where you are one day...best of luck!

    3 years ago

  • SaharasSupplies

    SaharasSupplies says:

    So awesome!!! GO SAVOR!!!

    3 years ago

  • ScrapunzelPixie

    ScrapunzelPixie says:

    Fantastically inspiring! My daughter's nearly three and sometimes it's hard working with a little one so it's wonderful to see someone doing so well at it :)

    3 years ago

  • ScatteredTenacity

    ScatteredTenacity says:

    Thanks for the inspiration and great advise. Your little lady is an angel. Cheers!

    3 years ago

  • Powerofflower

    Powerofflower says:

    Lovely shop and studio :) congrats!

    3 years ago

  • ChloeANDMaddie

    ChloeANDMaddie says:

    Congrats Lisa! Love your products and such a beautiful new babe you have!

    3 years ago

  • ANANEE

    ANANEE says:

    I love this collorss!!

    3 years ago

  • luckylife

    luckylife says:

    SO so great and inspiring! I love the shot at the top, two beauties! Love savor and so happy it has worked out so well for you! I love the shots of your studio, all of that yumminess under one roof, yes! :) xo Melis

    3 years ago

  • hayesdesigns

    hayesdesigns says:

    its so inspiring hearing stories like this. i only dream that one day i can do the same!

    3 years ago

  • Xenotees

    Xenotees says:

    Go Lisa!

    3 years ago

  • BatesMercantileCo

    BatesMercantileCo says:

    Great to hear about successes and your trial and errors. Keep doing what you're doing. Rowan=one seriously cute baby.

    3 years ago

  • juliesadorabowls

    juliesadorabowls says:

    What an inspiring story!

    3 years ago

  • experimentalvintage

    experimentalvintage says:

    Gifted my sisters your Sweet Cake Whipped Soap for Christmas and they are in looooove! Congrats on your well-deserved success!

    3 years ago

  • localevintage

    localevintage says:

    Great article! I love your stuff! Thank you fro sharing.

    3 years ago

  • odiliafu

    odiliafu says:

    Inspiring article! Thanks for sharing.

    3 years ago

  • Krystyna81

    Krystyna81 says:

    Congratulations! and that baby makes the cutest avatar ever!

    3 years ago

  • Verdurebydesign

    Verdurebydesign says:

    Inspiring and generously shared interview. All the best to your family. Congratulations!

    3 years ago

  • phydeauxdesigns

    phydeauxdesigns says:

    Awesome QYDJ interview, chock full of great stuff! I'm so happy for you, Mike and Rowan, Lisa! xoxo

    3 years ago

  • PinkSenorita

    PinkSenorita says:

    Loved your article! Thanks for sharing your tips.

    3 years ago

  • AmberGypsySky

    AmberGypsySky says:

    Fantastic work! Rowan is so adorable :)I hope to be where you are now sometime within this year. Best of luck!!!

    3 years ago

  • PetiteMarguerite

    PetiteMarguerite says:

    Congratulations on your beautiful shop and thank you for sharing your story with us! You have worked very hard to get where you are today. What a wonderful example! Thank you for the inspiration, and all the best to you!

    3 years ago

  • StudioConestoga

    StudioConestoga says:

    Your soap looks dvine!...I can imagine their beautiful smells... Best wishes!

    3 years ago

  • StudioConestoga

    StudioConestoga says:

    Your soaps look dvine!...I can imagine their beautiful smells... Best wishes!

    3 years ago

  • ArleenDesign

    ArleenDesign says:

    Congrats! Love your studio and your product!

    3 years ago

  • FluteTeacher

    FluteTeacher says:

    Loved reading this! Congratulations!

    3 years ago

  • JdeSignSbyJay

    JdeSignSbyJay says:

    This was a very inspirational read. I hope to one day be able to do the same with my creations. All of your items in your shop look great! Your daughter is too cute :) Wishing you much success in all of your future endeavors.

    3 years ago

  • wayfaringmagnolia

    wayfaringmagnolia says:

    Always love seeing new Quit Your Day Job posts and seeing amazing artisans like her are doing well! There is hope for the rest of us! :)

    3 years ago

  • brienna

    brienna says:

    Deeply inspired by your lovely, yummy sounding soaps and your story to do what you love full-time so you can also be with your family full-time. How admirable and encouraging. You also make everything look beautiful in your shop, I can imagine it took a lot of work, but it paid off.

    3 years ago

  • ZellerZazzles

    ZellerZazzles says:

    So inspiring! I'm at the cusp of walking out of my day job - this helps to keep me driven towards my goal!

    3 years ago

  • limegreenmodern

    limegreenmodern says:

    Super cool post...congrats!

    3 years ago

  • toriska

    toriska says:

    Great article, glad you're doing so well!

    3 years ago

  • littlepancakes

    littlepancakes says:

    I love it, but I may have a soap problem- I buy way too many!

    3 years ago

  • HautePinkDesigns

    HautePinkDesigns says:

    Very inspiring! Great advice too!

    3 years ago

  • earlybirdcreations

    earlybirdcreations says:

    Wonderful article, thanks so much Lisa for sharing :)

    3 years ago

  • lilabelledesign

    lilabelledesign says:

    great story, thanks for sharing

    3 years ago

  • happyfuzzyyarn

    happyfuzzyyarn says:

    Wow, they look good enough to eat!

    3 years ago

  • handmaderomance

    handmaderomance says:

    loved reading your story! congratulations on your businesses successes and all the best for 2011!

    3 years ago

  • JewelsbyJasmin

    JewelsbyJasmin says:

    always great to read about successful transitions from employee to business owner! great shop!

    3 years ago

  • savor

    savor says:

    Thank you, everyone! ♥

    3 years ago

  • breadandroses

    breadandroses says:

    Congratulations on your well deserved success and this lovely interview! Cute baby, too!

    3 years ago

  • e5jewel

    e5jewel says:

    Great story-thanks for sharing! Rowan is the cutest! Congratulations to you and your family and your wonderful products. :)

    3 years ago

  • studiotuesday

    studiotuesday says:

    Sounds like a great adventure!

    3 years ago

  • MelissaBeeArtDenver

    MelissaBeeArtDenver says:

    Inspiring!

    3 years ago

  • izari

    izari says:

    loved reading your story! So wonderful you can do what you love, make a living, and be with your child full-time.

    3 years ago

  • rainyhandmaidy

    rainyhandmaidy says:

    Loved the article. I can't wait to try your soap!

    3 years ago

  • renegadeperceptions

    renegadeperceptions says:

    I am glad I got exposed to your shop from this article. I love soap! Your baby is probably the cutest I've seen in a while!

    3 years ago

  • bluebirdbylucie

    bluebirdbylucie says:

    Beautiful amazing product. Congratulations on your feature!

    3 years ago

  • OldeTymeNotions

    OldeTymeNotions says:

    Awesome job Lisa! Thanks for sharing your story with us!

    3 years ago

  • SugarCubeVintage

    SugarCubeVintage says:

    congrats on your beautiful line! the coconut mochi sounds amazing - going to check that out now! cheers!

    3 years ago

  • qwynwyn

    qwynwyn says:

    Sweet story! Love your shop! Cute baby!

    3 years ago

  • pinkpoison74

    pinkpoison74 says:

    super sweet story thanks for sharing :) xoxo

    3 years ago

  • MadebyLinLin

    MadebyLinLin says:

    Wow making soap looks so fun! No wonder you love it! Love your studio as well! :)

    3 years ago

  • sasinbeeld

    sasinbeeld says:

    love it!!!

    3 years ago

  • gazellejewelry

    gazellejewelry says:

    Thanks for sharing your story. ♥.•*¨`*•♫.•´*.¸.•´♥.♫.•´*.¸.•´♥ I ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥ YOUR SOAPS !!!! ♥.•*¨`*•♫.•´*.¸.•´♥.♫.•´*.¸.•´♥

    3 years ago

  • PattiTrostle

    PattiTrostle says:

    Congrats! Wonderful shop!

    3 years ago

  • jungledread

    jungledread says:

    Love the look of your fabulous studio space!

    3 years ago

  • lalalandArt

    lalalandArt says:

    Your products looks gorgeous! Congratulations!

    3 years ago

  • Handmadebyani

    Handmadebyani says:

    Thanks for sharing your story.. Truly Inspirational.

    3 years ago

  • Quirkyville

    Quirkyville says:

    Really inspiring your shop is amazing you deserve all of your success and more

    3 years ago

  • AutumnLeavesJewelry

    AutumnLeavesJewelry says:

    you are one of my favorite soapers, and such an inspriation, thanks for sharing your sage advice!!! love your cremes!!!

    3 years ago

  • Evajune

    Evajune says:

    Thank you so much for sharing your story. I think you give a very realistic view of how you can quit your day job.

    3 years ago

  • TissaGibbons

    TissaGibbons says:

    It's a boost to hear your story.Keep up the good work.

    3 years ago

  • AmyMadden

    AmyMadden says:

    Thanks for the inspiration and what an ADORABLE baby!

    3 years ago

  • ChrissiesRibbons

    ChrissiesRibbons says:

    Wow! You're living the crafting mama's dream... though it's clear it has taken a huge amount of hard work. Many congratulations!

    3 years ago

  • CarlasFunkyArt

    CarlasFunkyArt says:

    Loved your story, and your workspace looks so organized! :)

    3 years ago

  • honeycup

    honeycup says:

    Really nice to hear. Loved seeing the workspace too.

    3 years ago

  • YardSaleSisters

    YardSaleSisters says:

    So inspiring! I'm now 6 months pregnant and in the planning stages of what to do after I have the baby, hoping I can be as motivated as you to take Etsy and my creative talents to a career level. Thanks so much for sharing!!

    3 years ago

  • ameliatuttle

    ameliatuttle says:

    Awesome shop! That looks like a lot of fun!

    3 years ago

  • hopespeony

    hopespeony says:

    You are do inspiring! You have my dream life :)

    3 years ago

  • ellemoss

    ellemoss says:

    I loved reading this! very inspiring and great advice.

    3 years ago

  • JennLeeBunker

    JennLeeBunker says:

    Truly inspiring! Congrats.

    3 years ago

  • MyFunkyCamelot

    MyFunkyCamelot says:

    Good for you! I stay at home with my kids (who are now thankfully in school) and sew while they are there. I dream of making more income at it! thanks for your story!

    3 years ago

  • MyFunkyCamelot

    MyFunkyCamelot says:

    Good for you! I stay at home with my kids (who are now thankfully in school) and sew while they are there. I dream of making more income at it! thanks for your story!

    3 years ago

  • ThriftyVintageKitten

    ThriftyVintageKitten says:

    Very inspirational! Nice job!

    3 years ago

  • HeroDesignStudio

    HeroDesignStudio says:

    What an inspiring story. Congrats to you Lisa!

    3 years ago

  • PurePalette

    PurePalette says:

    Thank you for sharing your story..It is one great inspirational story to me..and love your studio. My husband is working to change one of our living rooms to be my studio.

    3 years ago

  • RubyOutlaw

    RubyOutlaw says:

    Thanks for sharing! Great advice all the way around!

    3 years ago

  • theonutmegotree

    theonutmegotree says:

    lovely! looks like you have your own little shop there!

    3 years ago

  • rabbitdance

    rabbitdance says:

    Congrats! ^_^ It's so important to have a spouse who's supportive and understands, especially when there's a little one around. (We have a little girl who's 20 months old. She loves having Daddy Time while I'm working in the 3rd floor workshop)

    3 years ago

  • PurdyThings

    PurdyThings says:

    GREAT advice, I have a million projects in my head, luckily my husband who I like to call my business manager keeps me grounded to one at a time. I think one of the best tools to have for success is someone who believes in you, yet keeps you focused. T Thank you so much for sharing and your daughter is just beautiful!

    3 years ago

  • CrowesNest

    CrowesNest says:

    Congrats! Your story is so inspiring!

    3 years ago

  • cakebatter

    cakebatter says:

    I agree with others in the fact that this was simply inspiring! I too have many projects being tossed around and need to just settle on something that will give me fulfillment. Thank you so much for this...and I think I may have to order some coffee butter because it sounds absolutely delicious.

    3 years ago

  • SimpleTraditions

    SimpleTraditions says:

    I'm so happy that you were able to stay home with your beautiful baby! You won't ever regret it! Enjoy every second of it! I wish you and your family the best!

    3 years ago

  • overthemeadow

    overthemeadow says:

    Congrats on the great success of your shop. You sound very focused. Very inspiring interview. :-)

    3 years ago

  • CottagePrimrose

    CottagePrimrose says:

    How inspiring! I loved that through success you still made your daughter number 1 priority.

    3 years ago

  • Shoottothrill

    Shoottothrill says:

    Great story! Much future success :)

    3 years ago

  • strawberryluna

    strawberryluna says:

    SO rad and huge congrats savor!! I didn't know that you had taken the plunge and gone full-time-savor, and I have to say I am beaming with pride for you girl! For the whole family :) Rowan is a beauty, it must be so wonderful to get to spend your days working for yourself with her in tow rather than spending so many work house away. Awesome chica. Kickass! Thanks for sharing with us.

    3 years ago

  • seaoats

    seaoats says:

    love your story! i've been following your shop since the beginning...it is beautiful and very inspirational! :D

    3 years ago

  • GallivantingGirl

    GallivantingGirl says:

    It's good to know that somebody with a young baby is trying to make a go with a business too. It's easy to think you're all alone when you work for yourself. You're an inspiration for me to aspire to, and I really appreciate you sharing your story. PS--Your baby is adorable. Congrats on the feature.

    3 years ago

  • amradesigns

    amradesigns says:

    Always so inspiring to see someone have success! Someday I hope to be there too :) Congrats and way to go!!

    3 years ago

  • creativelystrange

    creativelystrange says:

    Great interview. Best of luck for this year!

    3 years ago

  • valleygirldesigns

    valleygirldesigns says:

    Thank you Savor, great article, I love your products!!!!

    3 years ago

  • nicolecarey

    nicolecarey says:

    congrats! all of your soap looks yummy!

    3 years ago

  • countingstitches

    countingstitches says:

    OMG, I have to give you alot of credit!! I could never do what you are doing. I make jewelry, sew purses and knit and crochet my items and I thought I was busy. I also do the Framer's Market in the summer and my kids are grown. I do have a husband but he supports my business even when I got off to a slow start here on Etsy. I did quit my day job of being a secretary of 15 years. My creative juices were waiting to be explored as I became a business person at a very young age. I loved to make things ever since I can remember using my hands and to think that I could actually make a business out of it was just a dream. Thank you for sharing with all of us and keep creating :)

    3 years ago

  • WhatsernameJewelry

    WhatsernameJewelry says:

    Wonderful story. Congratualtions.

    3 years ago

  • BasiaDesignStudio

    BasiaDesignStudio says:

    Thanks for sharing your story. It is very inspiring. I am very new to etsy, and a little overwhelmed to say the least by the vast amount of information available to us to help us grow our businesses. Your story provided inspiration for me!

    3 years ago

  • spac

    spac says:

    Congratulations! You deserve it!!

    3 years ago

  • Jenarter

    Jenarter says:

    Love your soap and shop! But your baby is by far your cutest, and sweetest creation!! Awesome story! ♥

    3 years ago

  • MiaAndMot

    MiaAndMot says:

    Thank you for all of your wonderful advice! Really enjoyed reading your story and seeing your pics. I am so happy you found balance between your career life and mommy life. I am working toward it and enjoying every minute! Thanks again!

    3 years ago

  • vintagenelly

    vintagenelly says:

    Fabulous story!! Great honesty, tips, photos!! Your baby is adorable as well! Wishing you continued success!!!

    3 years ago

  • thepapermoonstudio

    thepapermoonstudio says:

    Great article. Wishing you much success!

    3 years ago

  • bydesign4u

    bydesign4u says:

    You are a great role model for that adorable baby..Lots of admiration for all you have achieved!!

    3 years ago

  • BeachHouseLiving

    BeachHouseLiving says:

    Love your story and the advice. Wishing you continued success.

    3 years ago

  • EmilyWiserJewelry

    EmilyWiserJewelry says:

    what a cute baby!

    3 years ago

  • EmilyWiserJewelry

    EmilyWiserJewelry says:

    what a cute baby!

    3 years ago

  • kristincoffin

    kristincoffin says:

    This has been my favorite Quit Your Day Job by far. That last shout out line had me a little teary-eyed: I think many of us doing Etsy full time as our livelihood have a backbone/unpaid assistant like Mike. Thanks for the reminder.

    3 years ago

  • ParisCrossingDesign

    ParisCrossingDesign says:

    I love to read success stories. Congratulations!

    3 years ago

  • FireflyFantasies1

    FireflyFantasies1 says:

    I Love your story. Great advice on growing your business slowly. I have heard others say that as well. Thanks for your inspiration:)

    3 years ago

  • gilstrapdesigns

    gilstrapdesigns says:

    Lisa you are truly living the dream and I love your studio space. Take care of that beautiful baby!

    3 years ago

  • handbagsworkroom

    handbagsworkroom says:

    Thank you for such a success story. Congratulations!

    3 years ago

  • jewelrybyamyt

    jewelrybyamyt says:

    Wow! Thank you so much for sharing your business story.

    3 years ago

  • rivahside

    rivahside says:

    Lovely story. Your priorities are in the right order! Congratulations to you and I wish you much success!

    3 years ago

  • uglythreads

    uglythreads says:

    thanks for sharing your story! i always enjoy reading this segment on the etsy blog.

    3 years ago

  • dreadsandcurls

    dreadsandcurls says:

    Savor is one of my favorite shops, I have purchased my favorite scent multiple times - continued success and I simply ADORE SAVOR!!!!

    3 years ago

  • LeahChristina

    LeahChristina says:

    Thank you for sharing! :)

    3 years ago

  • janiceartjewelry

    janiceartjewelry says:

    Great article. Thank you.

    3 years ago

  • ThimbleNest

    ThimbleNest says:

    Congrats! Your products look wonderful, and so inspiring that you were able to do what is best for your daughter!

    3 years ago

  • DesignsbyLQ

    DesignsbyLQ says:

    Lisa, just read your great interview...Its hard to make a decision like that, but sounds like you planned well, and worked hard! Cheers to you and your family. Continued success in the future!! I hope to be where you are some day!

    3 years ago

  • OliveLongstocking

    OliveLongstocking says:

    Your soaps look good enough to eat! Great story.

    3 years ago

  • FavreBijoux

    FavreBijoux says:

    Enjoyed ready this story very much.

    3 years ago

  • InformalEleganceKids

    InformalEleganceKids says:

    Thank you for sharing your inspiring story! It was very encouraging to read, and hope to one day follow in your footsteps. I wish you continued success!

    3 years ago

  • birdhouseaccents

    birdhouseaccents says:

    Congrats

    3 years ago

  • ncfox527

    ncfox527 says:

    Such an inspirational interview. Thanks so much for sharing your story! I hope to be there someday too.

    3 years ago

  • skyejuice

    skyejuice says:

    Great article! Savor is perhaps my favorite shop on Etsy!! :D

    3 years ago

  • tscrapper

    tscrapper says:

    Love reading the stories of how fellow moms make it work. Congrats!

    3 years ago

  • sarahndipities

    sarahndipities says:

    This is great! Thanks for sharing your experiences and tips!!

    3 years ago

  • 2CountryGrls

    2CountryGrls says:

    You are truly inspiring...not sure if I want to eat them or bath with them! ;) Your story as a woman and mother is empowering. It makes me feel like I can make it too! Thank you

    3 years ago

  • CassiasGarden

    CassiasGarden says:

    Rowan is SO beautiful! She must be the love of your life next to Mike! I am SO glad you got to quit your day job! Thank you for letting us see your kitchen when it was not quite pristine! It just makes it so much more wonderful! I have admired your work for quite awhile and I loved hearing firsthand your creative process being tied to your background of cooking. Thank you!!!! XO!

    3 years ago

  • MixxMedium

    MixxMedium says:

    this put a :) on my face

    3 years ago

  • lamixx

    lamixx says:

    congratulations what a great story thank you for sharing and wish you all the best and continued success :) xoxo ,

    3 years ago

  • 1CraftyDame

    1CraftyDame says:

    Thank you for this article! It was really inspiring!

    3 years ago

  • andralynn

    andralynn says:

    So inspiring! And your soaps are fabulous!

    3 years ago

  • arsniccandy

    arsniccandy says:

    Looking at the fotos of making the sopa....uhh...can I eat your soap, hehe:)

    3 years ago

  • FunFancifulFlowers
  • elegraph

    elegraph says:

    Once I could stop staring at that baby's darling face (!!!), I moved on to the soaps - they look decadent enough to eat. Simply gorgeous.

    3 years ago

  • WalnutWool

    WalnutWool says:

    Lovely interview and very inspirational. Being self employed is probably one of the hardest jobs..but to me..its worth it!

    3 years ago

  • adamfonos

    adamfonos says:

    eager to quit my day job 50% off for all my aceo visit my shop and pick! http://www.etsy.com/shop/adamfonos

    3 years ago

  • Epiphany6

    Epiphany6 says:

    Congrats, Savor! I've been a fan since Savor's beginnings & I'm so glad that you did not decide to close shop. Your statement"...I grossed less in 2009 than 2008, but made more profit" is so profound. Actually I find the whole article filled with wonderful information! Thank you and continued success!

    3 years ago

  • CarefulLittleFeet

    CarefulLittleFeet says:

    its amazing to be able to stay at home with the kids. I did for a while and now I so wish I could get back to that!!!

    3 years ago

  • DaisyChainCrafts

    DaisyChainCrafts says:

    What an inspiration - well done!

    3 years ago

  • thebeadgirl

    thebeadgirl says:

    absolutely wonderful! congrats to you!

    3 years ago

  • seedsofhawaii

    seedsofhawaii says:

    Good decision and great to see your dream come true.. babies have rights to be with Mommy 24/7.. that's what can really make the world a better place! and ETSY is helping us moms do that. Good to hear your story.. God bless you.

    3 years ago

  • AromaVana

    AromaVana says:

    LOVE,LOVE,LOVE your story! Keep up the fantastic, creative work!

    3 years ago

  • AromaVana

    AromaVana says:

    LOVE,LOVE,LOVE your story! Keep up the fantastic, creative work!

    3 years ago

  • TashinaFalene

    TashinaFalene says:

    Absolutely love your shop and the items are very tempting! Your daughter has to be the cutest baby I've ever seen too. :) Congrats on the feature and best wishes to continued success. Your story is positively inspiring.

    3 years ago

  • sparkleandstorm

    sparkleandstorm says:

    How exciting that you are at a place to quit your day job! Neat article

    3 years ago

  • BellaFresca

    BellaFresca says:

    Thank you for sharing your inspiring story from a fellow soapmaker. It's already been said many times but I'll say it again, your daughter is absolutely adorable! Best of luck with your shop and new family!

    3 years ago

  • ShopRedLeaf

    ShopRedLeaf says:

    Congrats Lisa! I've seen your shop grow since I joined Etsy, and I'm in awe. Great interview and that little cutie Rowan is adorable!

    3 years ago

  • Skyhawkdesigns

    Skyhawkdesigns says:

    Great inspiration! Always feels good to know it can be done when you read these stories!

    3 years ago

  • SoapStore

    SoapStore says:

    Great Article. Continued Success to you.

    3 years ago

  • kitschcafe

    kitschcafe says:

    22000 sales?! that's incredible!

    3 years ago

  • valuablesreborn

    valuablesreborn says:

    Inspirational! I am new to selling on Etsy and I too am a parent. A single parent who has slowly been transitioning away from working outside of my home in order to spend quality time and be there for my children. It's nice to actually be able to be home when they get off the bus with a plate full of homemade cookies, milk and a smile. I love your story :)

    3 years ago

  • JewelryByDeezines

    JewelryByDeezines says:

    What a great success story! Thank you for sharing your best marketing tips!! And congrats!!

    3 years ago

  • cthings

    cthings says:

    Congratulations girl! So glad for you. Little Rowan is so cute! Continued success for the both of you!

    3 years ago

  • fussykustoms

    fussykustoms says:

    Great advice and information....thank you for sharing!

    3 years ago

  • GypsyThreat

    GypsyThreat says:

    very interesting interview. your products are amazing!

    3 years ago

  • tiialin

    tiialin says:

    "It’s the most fascinating and terrifying thing to me, to be so directly responsible for my part of our household income." I love this line! It's so true, but might I add: it's so SATISFYING!!! I love being the reason for the money I earn, versus just getting handed a paycheck.

    3 years ago

  • Emariecreations

    Emariecreations says:

    I love this shop! Congrats on being a featured seller!!!

    3 years ago

  • loosenoose

    loosenoose says:

    as being a new shop.. you give me hope..

    3 years ago

  • loosenoose

    loosenoose says:

    as being a new shop.. you give me hope..

    3 years ago

  • RYC09

    RYC09 says:

    The cutest baby ever.

    3 years ago

  • RYC09

    RYC09 says:

    The cutest baby ever.

    3 years ago

  • ElegantPartyBoutique

    ElegantPartyBoutique says:

    Thanks for sharing!

    3 years ago

  • SusanStudio

    SusanStudio says:

    you're an inspiration to all of us that still have a 9-5!! Congrats!

    3 years ago

  • SusanStudio

    SusanStudio says:

    you're an inspiration to all of us that still have a 9-5!! Congrats!

    3 years ago

  • HeavenlyNaturals

    HeavenlyNaturals says:

    I would love some marshmallow fudge soap!

    3 years ago

  • moongriffin

    moongriffin says:

    Rowan is impossibly adorable!

    3 years ago

  • moongriffin

    moongriffin says:

    Rowan is impossibly adorable!

    3 years ago

  • Stephy1106

    Stephy1106 says:

    Your story is so inspiring, and you have a beautiful daughter :) Love your shop!

    3 years ago

  • ButterflySunflowers

    ButterflySunflowers says:

    Your story is very inspiring, thanks for sharing. Your shop looks great, nice supply of items.

    3 years ago

  • CabinOn6th

    CabinOn6th says:

    Great story!

    3 years ago

  • MaikiDesigns

    MaikiDesigns says:

    Great indeed! Love the idea and the fact that you're a stay at home mommy!

    3 years ago

  • Indigofera

    Indigofera says:

    Very Inspiring! I am heading on over to your shop ;)

    3 years ago

  • Indigofera

    Indigofera says:

    Very Inspiring! I am heading on over to your shop ;)

    3 years ago

  • PlantaeBotanicals

    PlantaeBotanicals says:

    So Inspiring! I'm brand new and almost ready to get my shop in place :D keep it up and congrats!

    3 years ago

  • trinkets2treasure1

    trinkets2treasure1 says:

    Wow! I can't wait to go to your shop and grab some items. Who doesn't love body butter and beautifully scented soaps? Thanks for your advice and sharing your story with us. It's especially helpful for us "newbies"!

    3 years ago

  • kimychan

    kimychan says:

    These lovely soaps look so delicious to eat. Yummy yum yum. Congrats for being a stay-at-home-work mom..Great of both worlds.

    3 years ago

  • catchycatchme

    catchycatchme says:

    Wonderful!

    2 years ago

  • GiRLStreetVintage

    GiRLStreetVintage says:

    Lisa you are amazing and so inspiring :) Thank-you for making me laugh when you justitfied typos cause there's a babe in your arms!! So clearly and simply put :) GiRLStreetVintage on etsy

    2 years ago

  • shoptsarevna

    shoptsarevna says:

    Great article, congratulations!

    2 years ago