Hello, dear readers. Inherent in the mission statement of The Bright Side Project is the unspoken belief that to “Do What You Love, Love What You Do” is an absolutely essential component in creating a happy and healthy lifestyle. Every now and then, we will ask our contributors to answer a few short questions on the ideas of happiness, creativity and sunshine. We hope these rays of light help inspire you to find the sunshine in your day, today and everyday.
Today we are honored to introduce you to Amanda from Aislinn Creations.
Please introduce yourself to our readers and explain a little bit about your business.
I’m a former architect/interior designer turned mom of three and small business owner! I started Aislinn Creations so that I could work from home to be with my children more. Be my own boss! I started making quilts and other various items but discovered burlap a year ago and it has taken off! Burlap is such a great material, timeless, earth friendly and very chic. I only make things that I would put in my own home. And customers love anything personalized! All items are handmade by me in a smoke-free home.
We believe that one of the ways to achieve happiness is to “Do what you love, love what you do.” How does this philosophy apply to your life?
I started Aislinn Creations because I wanted to stay home with my children and have always wanted to own my own business. I grew up sewing and crafting so I naturally started that type of business. I graduated from Texas A&M University with an architecture degree and a lot of experience in graphic design. I practiced architecture and interior design for several years before deciding to go out on my
own. Scary and rewarding at the same time, it has taken me 3 years to get to where I am. I have had many doubts and many losses. But I am proud to say I stuck with it and believed in my product. Luckily, customers do to! Burlap is such a great material, timeless, earth friendly and very chic. I only make things that I would put in my own home. I also believe in customer service. It’s not dead at Aislinn
Creations. I try and respond to each and every customer personally and in a timely manner.
Our mission here at The Bright Side Project is to spread sunshine on a daily basis because we firmly believe that life is (still) beautiful. Where do you find beauty and inspiration?
I absolutely find inspiration in my beautiful family. I love life and try to see the positive in everything. I think life is to be enjoyed and lived. So I am constantly finding ways to work smarter, not harder.
On a dreary day, what do you do to infuse your life with a little bit of sunshine?
I actually don’t see dreary days in a negative way. Those are just the days that you snuggle up next to the fire or on the couch with a good movie and great friends.
At this very moment, what are you most grateful for?
The blessings in my life include being able to make my own schedule, be with my babies while they’re still little and that I have such a wonderful and supportive husband that has stood by me and believed in me every step of the way.
Check back later today for an amazing giveaway from Aislinn Creations!