I started Winter Solstice Dreams in 2010. I was a teacher and when my husband and I had our little girl, we decided that I should stay home with her. Since I can't NOT create things and be very social, I started up my business. It has grown at the same rate as she has and that is nothing short of fantastic.
I started on Etsy and now have my own site as well. I am also a vendor with Terrain, a division of Urban Outfitters, Inc. I love working with them. I also do farmers' markets, craft shows, art shows, and retail around the country.
I have been working with herbs, scents, and essential oils for over 15 years. I am launching new designs in linen and am very excited for this upcoming season. I have shipped around the globe and absolutely ADORE doing custom work. I am in the middle of designing a wedding order that will be heading to Canada this year.
When asked about the challenges of owning a small business, Kim said, "Not getting distracted!
Juggling plates; being everything to everyone. I have to design, manufacture, market, stitch, and make the coffee. However, since I get bored VERY easily, this is exactly where I am supposed to be!"
I love Twitter and Facebook as social media outlets. I am incredibly extrovert so when I can't talk (all. the. time) I can type and network too. My favorite color is purple. I am a serious coffee drinker. I mean SERIOUS. ((I do tea in the afternoon to be civilized). FALL FALL FALL! Is my favorite season. Winter is my next favorite! I like the cold. I love cats. Big and small.
You can find Winter Solstice Dreams online at Facebook, website, Twitter, Etsy, blog, & Pinterest. All fans can save 10% in Winter Solstice Dreams Etsy shop with code ILOVEVIOLET10 .
Winter Solstice Dreams is generously offering one fan an organic lavender dryer sachet, with free shipping!
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