| Jessica Skelton
Meet the Maker Monday!
Today we are introducing Erika Viner - owner of BE Organic Co! You can find her goodies here!
Chomp Supply: What's your favourite food? Why?
Erika: Ice cream in bed! It’s the BEST after a long day!
CS: What's your favourite vacation spot? Why?
E: Any where warm and tropical. I love the sunshine! It makes my soul happy ☀️🙌🏼
CS: Tell us a bit about yourself and your family
E: Married to my high school sweetheart! We have three kids, a dog and cat and live in NH!
CS: Describe your creative style
E: I love soft, neutral tones! I tend to stick to a lot of gray, white, beige and natural wood when crafting.
CS: How did you get into crafting?
E: When my third son was born (18 months ago), I left my career to stay at home with him. Our breastfeeding journey led us here because he would never sit still while nursing! I became inspired to create a necklace that was non toxic that he could fidget with. He loves my nursing necklace!
CS: What was the first thing you ever made?
E: A Nursing/Teething Necklace
CS: What project/product are you most proud of?
E: I had the honor of being featured on our local news channel to share my line with local NH residents!
CS: What does your current work space look like?
E: We have a sitting area in our master bedroom with a desk in front of the window! I spend a lot of time there crafting while my boy is napping! It’s also where I take all my photos of finished products. The natural sunlight is perfect!
CS: What does your dream work space look like?
E: We are talking about finishing our basement. I’d love to have a craft space down there with tons of storage space!
CS: How do you balance work and home life?
E: I try to only craft when my little one is sleeping. The rest of my time is spent at soccer games and the dance studio!
CS: Where do you see your business going in the next five years?
E: I’d LOVE to expand my line of products and make organic blankets, bibs, etc.
CS: What advice would you give to someone looking to start their own small business?
E: It won’t always be easy but keep moving forward and you’ll look back and be so proud you did!
CS: What do you love most about Chomp?
E: The friendliest customer services and empowering other women to succeed!
CS: What would you like to see Chomp carry in the future?
E: Darker wooden beads
Thank you so much, Erika, for taking the time to allow us to learn about the personality behind BE Organic Co! Don't forget to check out Erika's shop and social media to see the beautiful pieces she creates!