We're building a community of side hustlers and full-timers. We exist to facilitate connections and share your stories. Our content is a positive approach to sharing quality work and building support within the maker community. We're opening the discussion for the real stuff because there's someone else out there with a hand up saying, "hey, me too." We're a platform for transparency, engaging conversations about process, tools of the trade, and the importance of a work/life balance - leaving picture perfect narratives behind in favor of truth. We're a group of beginners and been-around-the-block-a-few-timers working symbiotically to cause a ruckus, preserve craft, and leave it all better than it was before. 

 
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AFTER WORKING AS A BUYER FOR SEVERAL YEARS, I BECAME SO DISHEARTENED BY WHAT I HAD TO CHOOSE FROM FOR OUR CUSTOMERS. EVERYTHING HAD A GIMMICK, WAS MADE OVERSEAS, AND THE SALES REP KNEW LITTLE TO NOTHING ABOUT THE PRODUCT IN FRONT OF THEM. I KNEW THIS WASN’T THE WAY IT SHOULD BE. IF I WASN’T CONNECTING, THEN CERTAINLY OUR CUSTOMERS WOULDN’T! BUT, EVERY ONCE IN A WHILE, I WOULD DISCOVER A BRAND SO FULL OF HEART AND PURPOSE THAT I WANTED TO RUN OUT OF THE BUILDING SHOUTING IN EXCLAMATION! MY FAST HEART BEAT AND ADMITTEDLY SWEATY PALMS TOLD ME THIS WAS HOW IT SHOULD BE.

- FOUNDER LINDSEY SMITH