Friday, August 9, 2013
Friday Feature: Southern Chic Naturals
This week's feature is Stacey of Southern Chic Naturals.
Tell us about yourself.
I am a new mommy of a beautiful 3 month old little boy Alexander. Right now I am a stay at home mom, which I'm glad for because this little guy is a full time job all by himself! I stopped working eight months into my pregnancy and started focusing on preparing for our little guy and on my store on etsy. Before this I worked at a doctors office as the marketing and PR coordinator.
Years ago I was introduced to the world of natural ingredients and products due to the harmful ingredients found in traditional bath and beauty products. I started to make my own recipes, mixes,and emulsions about 10 years ago and recently opened Southern Chic Naturals on Etsy to share in my enjoyment of handmade natural products for everyone to enjoy. My shop is a little bit in between as a hobby and a source of income. It started as a hobby and mostly stayed that way since I had a full time job, but now that I'm at home I can focus on it more.
What has been the most difficult aspect of being a Mommy with a Small Business?
The hardest part of being a mom and having a small business is finding the time to solely focus on business. Usually I'm multitasking, for example, right now as I'm writing he's sitting on my lap sucking on my arm and staring at computer while he listens to Mickey Mouse Fun House on Pandora! The life of a mom is challenging sometimes trying but it's rewarding at the same time. I love having the ability to sleep in a little or wake up early and enjoy his smiles and giggles in the morning. The best part is not having to be rushed in daily activities.
I think my best tip for all moms with small business' is to find the routine that works for you and stick to it. Try a couple of different routines until you find the best one that works for both you and baby.
If you would like to try Stacey's natural line, you can find her at the following sites: