Kristin’s blog and shop are just what the name says, fancy! You cant read her blog, or use her fancy pencils without your day getting brighter!
My Fancy Things shop pencils always put a smile on my face and actually make me look forward to meetings! These ones are my favorite! I am a pencil girl myself and am always looking to expand my collection, and these fancy ones have been the perfect addition! You need a set!
Kristin graciously shared a little about her journey and her lovely office space with us, so grab a cup of coffee, a scone, and sit in her seat for a while!
Tell us a bit about yourself: My name is Kristin. I grew up in Miami, Florida and after high school I moved to Boca Raton to attend college at Florida Atlantic University. I got my degree in Psychology but decided I wanted to pursue Marketing! I moved back to Miami a year ago and have been working full time as a Marketing Coordinator. I run my blog and shop part time (any chance I can get!)
Tell us about your company: I created my life and style blog, fancy things, on a whim in 2011 and it was one of the best decisions I’ve ever made. On my blog you will find a little bit about style, beauty, home décor, and more. Two months ago I opened up fancy things shop, where I sell pencil sets with fancy phrases on them + other pretty things!
When starting your company, what did you find the most helpful: Fellow bloggers and entrepreneurs inspire me daily. Some examples are Emily Schuman from Cupcakes and Cashmere, Taylor Sterling from The Glitter Guide and Lauren Conrad. I also found the book “Blog Inc.” to be really helpful, I would recommend it to every blogger
How do you spend your day? What is a normal day/schedule for you? I wake up around 7 AM, make a green drink for breakfast, and head to work until around 5:30 PM. I package orders, finalize blog posts after dinner then I try to relax by watching some of my favorite shows. I use my weekends to get ahead, that way it makes the week less stressful and tiring!
What is the best advice you have received/what is the best advice you can give to someone who wants to start their own company? The best advice I’ve received would probably be to work hard and stay patient. Success doesn’t come over night. It’s also important to stay genuine and do what you love. When you write about what you love, it will show in your content!
What are your goals for your company? I’d love to expand my shop in the near future, adding some new items and eventually selling my products through some online retailers.
How do you stay focused/motivated during the day? Since I work full time, my time to work on my blog and shop is limited, so I jot down ideas throughout the day and keep lots of to-do lists!
What are three things on your desk or do you always have with you? My planner, my iPhone and of course some freshly sharpened fancy things pencils.
Thank you so much for sharing Kristin! Say hi to Krisitn over on the Fancy Things Blog, the Fancy Thing Shop, and her Instagram! I promise, you will fall in love with them all!
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