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Meet the Maker Mondays!
Each Monday, we will publish a blog post telling you all about one of the wonderful Chomp Makers from our Chomp Maker Community
! The featured Chomp Makers have been kind enough to take a few moments out of their busy, busy schedules to answer a few questions that will allow you to take a peek into their work and home life. We are true believers in small businesses supporting small businesses and one of our favourite things is to learn about the personality behind each business brand. We hope you enjoy learning about our lovely Chomp Makers as much as we do!
Today we are introducing Jessica Richardson - owner of Olive + Atticus! You can find her goodies here!
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Jessica: Bacon deviled eggs!
J: Ocean City, NJ with my family.
J: I am a newly single mom who has an amazing almost two year old little boy. My “day job” is as an architectural historian for the state of Louisiana and I’ve been running O+A on the side for about a year now. It’s named after my crazy dog and my son.
J: I have loved making things since I was little and what I love most about this business is playing with all the various color combinations. I get really excited when I find a combo that is really classic. I also love mixing shapes and textures.
J: I’ve always been a maker per se and my school projects were always over the top. I am most definitely a tactile learner so it is just a natural fit.
J: My mom taught me to cross stitch at a young age so it was probably some sort of holiday themed cross stitch pattern.
J: I made my son a Mardi Gras ladder seat (hard to explain but kids sit on seats on the top of ladders during Mardi Gras parades). I added cupholders, lights, and his name. It’s pretty amazing.
J: Well it consists of my guest bedroom and my desks are two twin beds. At least they’re comfy!
J: It would include some amazing piece of furniture with individual boxes for each color and style of bead. Similar to an old school apothecary shelf. I love an organized and efficient space!
J: It’s always a battle to balance work life, mom life, and being a small business owner, but I basically just focus on using my free time to my benefit as much as possible. I start working on my side gig as soon as my son goes to bed and go from there.
J: I hope that I can find ways to grow my business and learn all I can about how to scale my business from more than supporting itself and into a steady profit.
J: Yes, it can be scary - but it can also be so much fun. And it’s totally worth it to take that risk! Trust your heart and brain!
J: I love that the products are top notch and sourced from North America. I also have always had a wonderful experience anytime I needed help.
J: Hmmmm that’s tough - maybe colored wooden beads!
Thank you so much, Jessica, for taking the time to allow us to learn about the personality behind Olive + Atticus! Don't forget to check out Jessica's shop and social media to see the beautiful pieces she creates!