I’m Meagan from Fairly Fabulous. Mommy to 3 and 5 year old sassy girls and less than trophy wife to my hubby, Breadwinner. 18 months ago we moved our family 90 miles to the Southern California desert for a job opportunity with Breadwinner’s company. God found us the home our our dreams with more than enough space to make so many of the crafts, projects, and ideas floating around in my head become a reality! From creating our 8ft by 4 ft chalkboard to refinishing every piece of furniture in the house (and then some!) to attempting fashion ‘masterpieces’ and making every effort to love on my girls, honor my husband, juggle the laundry, house keeping, and chores- well- it’s a busy life! A year ago I decided to add to the madness and sell some of my wares on etsy! It’s a wild ride, but I trust God won’t give us more than we can handle…right? ha
1. Tell us a little bit about yourself and how you got started in the biz of handmade.
Hi, my name is Alissa, aka “The Snuggie Girl.” I blog over at Rags to Stitches and I have a little shop filled with Snuggies that are guaranteed to keep your iPad, E-Readers and Laptops all warm and well… Snuggly. hehe. I’m married to the love of my life and we’ve been together for almost 7 years. In that time we’ve had our fair share of adventures and I’m so excited for the many more to come. My career began as an elementary and middle school teacher and shifted after the birth of our beautiful baby girl Katelyn in 2008. Katelyn is now three and is one of the most precious joys of our lives. Her smile and laughter can brighten anyone’s day. In late 2009 we were blessed with another bundle of joy, who we lovingly refer to as Buddy. He is my sensitive, cuddle bug and already looks up to his sister. Being 17 months apart, I’m not going to lie, they keep me on my toes, but I’d rather dance around on my toes all day, then miss a single moment with them. I love meeting new people and I hope you’ll pop by my blog and say hello.
Rags to Stitches was started after my daughter was born as a way for me to stay at home with her and still make a little bit of an extra income. From there it has grown an evolved into the shop and blog it is now.
2. Where do you draw inspiration from?
Right now I’m getting a lot from bright colors. They make me smile and I have so much fun seeing all the colors intertwine when I’m sewing them together.
3. Can you describe your blog and/or shop in 6 words or less?
The life of a crazy mom! (Ok that took me many tries to write)
4. What does a typical workday look like? -this includes family/life ;)
I usually wake up with my kids (always good to have an alarm clock, right?) around 8 and while they eat breakfast, I get ready for the day and try to answer a few emails. I usually check my twitter before we head out the door too. We usually head off to run errands or a meet friends on a play date. I’m a stickler for nap time in my house and so when my kids go down at 1pm, office hours begin. I usually sew, blog and return emails between 1pm and 4pm before my kids wake up. We play outside, make dinner, do bath and bedtime routines, then I’m back to work. Since my hubby is an entrepreneur too we usually sit and catch up on our favorite shows while doing a little work till about 9pm. I know, my day totally sounds boring huh? It gets a little hectic around here, but I try to focus on spending time with my kids during the day and working when they are asleep.
5. If you could travel to anywhere in the world, where would it be and why?
Italy because I love the history, architecture and the food! I’m a pasta, cheese and bread girl to the core!
6. What is your favorite dessert?
Anything with chocolate (and no peanut butter)
just for visiting these ladies want to give you coupon codes good in their shops. yay!
Fairly Fabulous Coupon Code: LOLLIPOPSROCKS 15% off
Rags to Stitches Coupon Code: RAGSTOSTITCHES 10% off
btw Alissa, we are going to have to go to italy together for the same reasons :)
and i am jealous, Meagan, re-doing your whole house like that, so inspiring!!