Megan & Ami: Carbs carbs carbs! We would literally live off pasta and bread if our lives depended on it. No joke!
CS: What's your favourite vacation spot? Why?
M&A: Bahamas Mamas for Megan! The water is so crystal clear, the people are sooo incredible nice and the food is to die for! For Ami anywhere hot with a beautiful beach. Tanning and a drink in hand is the best!
CS: Tell us a bit about yourself and your family.
M&A: Megan- I am a wife to my incredibly loving & hard working husband Zach and a momma to two beautiful little girls, Lillian (3) & Clara (16m). Our life is crazy juggling all the extra activities, family, friends and our full time jobs, however we wouldn't change it for the world! Ami - I am married to my high school sweet heart. We had little Isabella on April 8, 2017. I am a hard working mom and wife. While working a full time job her my true passion is being a small business owner and Growing Cubs.
CS: Describe your creative style.
M&A: Soft, sweet, and classic! You can never go wrong with sticking to the basics!
CS: How did you get into crafting?
M&A: With all that is happening in our crazy lives we each wanted to do something for some me time, but also create a little bit of extra "fun" money for our families.
CS: What was the first thing you ever made?
M&A: We made a teething necklaces for mom to help our babies while breastfeeding after that we were addicted!
CS: What project/product are you most proud of?
M&A: We are most proud of the crazy mom necklaces that took so long to create and master using only one piece of string!
CS: What does your current work space look like?
M&A: The current work space is the office in the basement! We have everything organized in containers to help keep it looking clean and easy to find.
CS: What does your dream work space look like?
M&A: Open concept, wall to wall teethers and beads. Chomp has set the bar high with their new space!!!!!
CS: How do you balance work and home life?
M&A: Setting boundaries is huge. Full time work, extra curricular and bed time routine with the kids always, always comes first no matter what. After that then it's all Growing Cubs time until our fitbit tells us it is time to rest. Reminders to keep you on track helps sooo much. These mommas need their beauty sleep!
CS: Where do you see your business going in the next five years?
M&A: In the next 5 years, we hope to sell our product in bulk to stores and even being wholesalers. Watch out Chomp! ♡♡
CS: What advice would you give to someone looking to start their own small business?
M&A: Go all in hard. That way if it fails you know you tried all you could. No expense was spared for our marketing, flyers, packaging and even product. We bought the best of the best from the best!
CS: What do you love most about Chomp?
M&A: Local pick up is HUGE! With shipping costs going up, having the option of picking up product without sacrificing quality is a big deal. Also LOVE how encouraging the Staff at Chomp are! We are all in this together!
CS: What would you like to see Chomp carry in the future?
M&A: A sports line of teethers! So many inquiries about baseballs basket balls and hockey pucks!
Thank you so much, Megan & Ami, for taking the time to allow us to learn about the personalities behind Growing Cubs! Don't forget to check out Megan & Ami's shop and social media to see the beautiful pieces they create!