What is your name and the name of your company?
My name is Allyson Johnson and my shop is Printable Happies!
Where are you based out of? Jackson, TN
What do you do and how did you get started?
I create fun and quirky hand lettered designs and I sell them on apparel, home decor and drinkware! I have been a self employed artsy gal for 9 years now, but Printable Happies is fairly new. I got it going in one day because I was so excited! I started out on Etsy but now I have my own website, so that's exciting!
What’s one tip you would share with a fellow entrepreneur, or someone interested in your field?
Remember that it takes time. Years, even. I feel like we all want overnight success, especially when we're so excited about what we're doing. I still have to remind myself of this daily because I can get so discouraged if goals don't get met in my timeframe. Remember that it's ok if it takes a while and don't rush. Do your best work! :)
How do you drink your coffee?
Ahhh! Whether I drink it iced or hot, I just add the Delight Caramel Macchiato Creamer to it. I don't even add sugar, it's that good to me!
I'd love to know, what does a typical day in the life look like for you?
6:00 A.M. I usually wake up at 6am every day and start my day with a little prayer and bible reading! It truly starts my day off right and I have so much more peace because of this routine.
7:15 A.M. Depending on how long my Bible reading is for the day, I'll either start work at 6:30am and work until 7:15-45! If I don't work early that day, I'll just rest in bed with my coffee :)
8:15 A.M. Around 8ish, I eat breakfast and then put on real clothes aka yoga pants and a tee. :) Breakfast lately has been cereal, but occasionally I love to have oatmeal!
10-4:00 P.M. Between this time frame I’m usually doing a mix of different things! I work on blogging, adding new products, taking photos, etc until lunch. Then about 3 I’ll get on the treadmill for a mile or two.
4:30 P.M. Dog walk time! My family dog has to have a routine ( he’s almost 12! ) and so between 4:30-5 is when we need to take him for his evening walk and then give him dinner. He’s getting older, so I’m cherishing every moment, even when he’s barking too much. :)
5:15 P.M. After the dog is fed, I usually go ahead and call it a day. I take night showers ( never have like morning ones! ) and I’ll usually put on a facemask when I’m done and listen to a podcast while the mask does it’s thing! :)
6:15-8:30 P.M. Ahh, this is my chill time! After my facemask and such, I’ll usually eat a small dinner/snack, then cozy up in bed with either NCIS or Gilmore Girls on repeat! Those are my go to shows, but on Tuesday nights I watch Fixer Upper, of course. :)
9-10:30 P.M. I plug my phone away from my bed at this time, and even though I leave the tv on when I sleep this totally helps! Disconnecting like this is so helpful for me since I’m on my computer/phone all day for work. I fall asleep usually no later than 10:30! :)
Allyson, thanks again for being on the blog! If you don't already, definitely give her a follow on all the channels. Also, if you need any Mother's Day Gifts - she has a ton of adorable items that would be perfect for mom! Here's a list of her links to shop and follow: website | etsy | instagram | pinterest