Amy is one half of MoxieDori. She is an international marketer / English teacher / etsy artisan. She is the big idea maker and the trend spotter.
Amy would like to think that she is her own boss but alas and alack, she has two small bosses orbiting her most times. She shares the utter scrumptiousness of these two bosses with her oh so fab hubby, who's pretty scrumptious his own self.
Amy tripped upon Bullet Journaling as an overwhelmed etsy shop owner and busy mom. She loves a pretty page but has limited natural ability to create one, so the stencils really come in handy. She is really happy that this concept resonates with others and humbled by the journaling community's response to what we create at MoxieDori.
Kris is the other half of MoxieDori. She 's a designer by trade but her years spent in manufacturing and usability have come in handy when it comes to figuring out the logistics and operations behind Moxie.
She's got two babies, though they aren't babies anymore. She shares them with her best friend and husband extraordinaire, thankfully. She's got a small dog that smells bad, a big dog that's far too smart, and a cat that sleeps on her face at night.
Kris is uber thankful that Amy brought journaling into her life. With her own Traveler's Notebook system, she manages three small businesses and life as she knows it. And every time she designs a stencil that solves someone else's life struggle, she does a dance of joy.
Have any advice on how I can start my own product-driven small business?
While we wouldn't call ourselves experts, we have learned a thing or two about how to make ideas become a reality - and one that helps pay the bills. It's hard work, but some days we get to do it in our pajamas with a glass of wine in hand - so there's that.
I was recently invited to give a presentation on the topic to an Undergraduate class on merchandising and you can find my notes here.
Amy and I run our businesses with heart. We like to make things people love, we like them to be able to afford what we make, and we like to see our kids grow up while they're still kids. That's pretty much how we roll. If you think you'd like to roll that way too, we say, go for it. This life is your own.