Welcome to Inside the Little NestA blog exclusively for my handmade business-the little nest!
Here you’ll find blog entries about my business (new products, behind the scenes looks) and spotlights to other handmade businesses (specifically those owned by women). Welcome to my little neck of the woods!
But it’s not all about business!
I’ll also share some of my day to day (non)adventures, lots of dog photos, and have monthly product giveaways (follow inside the little nest for more details).
I’m really excited and passionate about being a creative business owner and I’m glad to share this journey with you all! To learn more about me and how I became a hand made business owner, check out my intro blog the little nest and me. Let the adventure begin!
Summer is usually a very slow time for me (business wise, anyway). It’s too dang hot to do festivals (at least here in the south) and generally boutique sales are lower in the summer, too. Usually I won’t take time off, but will instead just take on...read more
I'm super hesitant to write this post for fear that some will read it as nothing more than a political post. Honestly, it has nothing to do with politics. This is purely a raw post about where I am and how I'm coping with trauma triggers. I hope it can be...read more
I mentioned in a previous post that my dad used to work for a sanitation company. He's a mechanic and repaired the garbage trucks. In that same post I'd revealed we were really poor and that a lot of times he'd bring us home gifts that were actually things...read more
This has been on my mind A LOT lately. It’s a conversation that I’ve had more than once with a friend. This is pretty much how it goes: The setting is an arts and craft festival. Me: wow, what a great crowd we’re having! Friend: if you aren’t selling here,...read more
I had a revelation this weekend. It’s gonna bring about some noticeable changes to my business. I’m really excited to share all of that with you, but first I want to say a BIG THANK YOU to Ormewood Park! I had a great show this weekend. This...read more
I participated in my first outdoor festival of 2018 this past weekend in Macon. The Little Nest was not a hit. I sincerely hope it is not a sign of things to come this year! In the moment that was frustrating and upsetting, but I do my best to try to find...read more
I often tease that Dolly Parton is the matron saint of the little nest I think highly of Dolly. And not for the two obvious, in your face reasons that you might think. She is a smart business woman. She went from growing up poor in a small...read more
As many of you know, I have this adorable little camper that I am in love with. Today I’d like to share one of the small victories I recently had with her! Come this June, I will have owned T@agatha (that’s her name, it’s a play off of the model name,...read more
Social media is really misleading. It often makes it appear that we have it all together. Our lives/studios in picture perfect order. Our products ready for a magazine spread. But MY reality is so far from the online presence that I try to present. I...read more
Even though this is a slow time for me in regards to festivals, my life has been super busy. I picked up some extra odd jobs to help me pay down some debt. I’m super grateful for the opportunity to make some extra cash in my slow months, but it has not left me a...read more