JUNE IN WRITING // A SNEAK PEEK INTO THE STUDIO

 

JUNE 30, 2017

We started doing these monthly recaps for a few reasons. One, to document all the milestones in our journey. And two, to be more transparent with you all so that you can get to know us better! Gotta make dat personal connection, ya feel me?!

So we decided to let you into the chaos that is our “studio” space, AKA Kyla’s mom’s art room / our shipping room / photo studio. I will warn you, it’s not glamorous but it is the reality of being a small business while living at home with your parents. Hopefully one day we will look back at our messy little studio room and laugh….

I’ve been listening to an awesome podcast called “From Makers to Manufacturing” by Sarah Cooley that sort of inspired me to share our space and be completely transparent. I mean transparency is so hot right now…check out brands like Everlane, they frothin’ over this shit.

But anyways, in one of the podcasts they were discussing how much should we reveal as small businesses trying to make it? Right now, we’re in the process of trying to expand our wholesale accounts. And with that sometimes you gotta fake it till you make it. You have to show larger companies that you’re established, well organized and can handle large orders.

Luckily, with our business it would be easier for us to take on larger wholesale orders in our small space because we don’t actually have to hand make each of our products like you would a candle company, for example. We use a local printer in town (shout out to Brian, you rock!!) and our studio is more for storage and photoshoots.

I would like to think there is something very endearing about our little space and cardboard dividers in random boxes. Our hot mess is relatable, don’t ya think?

(I’m a part time hand model and a part time lighting assistant for our photoshoots)

(I’m a part time hand model and a part time lighting assistant for our photoshoots)

With that said, we are going to be revamping our organization system and hopefully with Kyla and I moving to Vancouver, we will have a bigger and less crowded dedicated space to B+A.

– JUNE RECAP –

SEE YA LATER FATHER’S DAY

And another Father’s Day for the books. Thank you to everyone that bought a Father’s Day card. We hope your dad’s all had a good laugh!

OUR FIRST EVER TELEVISION DEBUT

Feeling so hollywood after our first TV feature. We weren’t in the segment but the cards were! And they looked great (hehe). It was pretty surreal seeing our little babies on TV. We hope some of you had the chance to watch Global New’s “The Morning Show” live featuring the cards! 

 

NEW CARD DESIGNS IN THE WORKS

It’s been a while since we have released new cards (other than our Father’s day one), so we are currently working on some new designs for ya’ll!! Keep an eye out. 

PACK, PACK, PACKAGING!

OoooOOooo! We are working on revamping our packing! Make sure to keep ordering so you can be the first to see… *hint* things might get a little sticky around here. 

OLLIE THE OFFICIAL OFFICE DOG

Lil’ Ollie has already started puppy classes! He definitely is the most hyper by far but we love him for it. Ugh, they grow up so fast. He can already sit, stay, roll over and knows his name (for the most part). Big treat guy! 

ANYWHOOOOO! Hope you enjoyed this lil’ sneak peek into our studio life. Keep your eyes peeled for some new designs and packaging revamp in the works. Lots of exciting things to come!!!

Mucho love,

Katie

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