Welcome back to Small Business Saturday!
Small Business Saturday is a feature that I run the last Saturday of every month. Whether it’s a local MN shop or a friend of mine, I want to take the time to highlight moms that are running their own businesses.
Today I will be featuring my friend Alyssa from Fab Flares.
Me: Tell us about yourself!
A: I’m Alyssa, an almost perfect mom. (My kid is alive and happy. I’m totally counting it.) My favorite things include food, alcohol, football, GO HAWKS, and my little hound family.
Me: What is Fab Flares?
A: Fab Flares started when a friend became pregnant with their first child. She’s a hair dresser and I wanted her daughter to always have her hair done. So after making her a bow board and a trillion bows and headbands, people wanted me to make them. Took me a while to get where I am with my business but I’m thrilled about it.
Me: What do you want people to know about your business?
A: I am a mom who works during naps, before sun up and after sun down. I take extreme pride in all of my work and won’t send out something I wouldn’t give to a family member. Being a one income family, it has been great to have the extra money for bills, date nights and fun treats for my daughter.
Me: How does running your own business from home affect motherhood?
A: I don’t sleep much. It has actually been pretty great. When I get flooded with orders, my daughter likes to help. She will actually cheer me on and likes to help pack orders to mail. I try my hardest to incorporate her into the work so she’s not making a mess.
Me: What’s your favorite customized piece thus far?
A: The problem is, I fall more in love with each piece I make. I made my father a shirt for Father’s day and Audrey and her daddy matching Maverick and Goose shirts too. So naturally I had to make myself things that preach my love of wine and Jesus. If wine wasn’t alright, then it wouldn’t be the first miracle of Jesus.
Me: Lastly, where can people reach you?
A: You can find me on Facebook.com/fabflaresbyaudreysmom
I ordered a mug for myself from Fab Flares and I love it. You will find everything except coffee in this gem.
As a gift to you, Alyssa is going to give anyone who uses the code: ruudmom in her Etsy shop 15% off their order. But wait. THERE’S MORE!
At the end of July, I am going to treat one of my readers to a personalized mug of their own!
All you have to do is email me at email@example.com with your name. Use the subject: Free Mug to enter. On July 29th, I will put all of the names into a bucket and the toddler will draw your name on Facebook Live. (I will also send an email in case you miss it.)
Thank you to Alyssa for sharing your talents and I will be back on July 30th with the next One Ruud Mom Small business Saturday!