I love my family + my God, fitness, and paper.
Are you more of a city or country girl?
City – I love walking through crowded streets and living close enough to be able to walk or bike anywhere I need to go!
What makes you happy?
Sunny days make me the absolute happiest!
How/why did you start your online shop?
For about a year and a half after I graduated from college, I was working at a local Starbucks store (which was fun and awesome, but not so fulfilling!). I started to really think about what I really like to do + how I could make a living doing it. I quit my job at Starbucks earlier this year + soon after started Bella. The rest is history.
I am the kind of person who, if I am excited about something, I will jump right into it. Starting a business that way can work, but I would suggest that if you want to start something up, research the industry as much as you can! What is the best way to sell (online, wholesale)? How can you get your name out? What are industry standards + what blogs/websites can you read to figure things out? That would have helped me in the beginning.
Where do you see your shop in five years’ time?
Probably moving into wholesale during that span of time. Staying very personal still.
What inspires you?
I am inspired everywhere I look – watching commercials on TV, reading through blogs, looking through magazines. Inspiration is everywhere if you just look!
What is your favorite thing to do on the weekend?
Be outside, especially with the warm weather right now. One of my favorite things to do is to go out to eat or get coffee + sit on the patio of the restaurant, with good company of course 🙂
Southern Spain, mostly Sevilla, with my husband. I studied there right before we started dating, and it would be so fun to make a trip back there with him by my side.
Can you tell us some favorite blogs or online shops/websites where you find inspiration?
Escapade, The City Sage, Hooray, Elephantine, Sterling Style
Thank you so much Alicia, I wish you lots of success with your new venture.
Now for the GIVEAWAY, here’s how to enter:
1. You need to be a follower of my blog and then need to leave a comment on this post, telling me which is your favourite item from Bella Card Company.
2. For extra entries, you can blog or tweet about it but please leave your link here so I know!
This giveaway is open to all readers in all countries and will end on the 16th of August. The winner will be announced on Tuesday 17 August! Wishing you all luck!