Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Dream Chasers: Simply Stated. & a Giveaway

I always get so excited for the Dream Chasers series each month. We all know that I have had all things home decor on the brain since we moved, and I have searching Etsy high and low for pieces for my girly blog room. 

When I came across Katie's Shop Simply Stated., it was a match made in heaven--glitter and sparkle heaven that is :) She chooses one word and makes it into fabulous wall art. They are such unique pieces that will pop in any room, and you can choose a word that resonates with you personally.

So excited for you all to get to know her better, so I will let her take it away in her Q&A session below!

{This is my blog room--well a sneak peek! I still have A LOT more to do and many pieces to add.}

1. Tell me about your business and why you choose to get into this field of work?

My business at Simply Stated provides simple wall decor statements using vinyl on cardstock to provide a textured look with metallics, glitter and neons. I'm currently updating the shop with wall decals that have similar simple statements to provide a bit of whimsical motivation. I chose to get into this field of work after I got married in May of 2013 - I had been freelancing as a social media consultant and needed something creative and something of my own! 

2. Is this your full time job or do you have 9-5?

This is my full time job - along with my other Etsy shop - KTeesDesigns and website - - where I sell customized tank tops and t-shirts, mainly for weddings and bachelorette parties, as well as monogrammed accessories, such as glitter wine glasses, water bottles, tote bags and more!

3.What is the most rewarding part of owning your own business?

I'd say the most rewarding part is the freedom - not only to create my own schedule, but the freedom to make all of the decisions whether its from shipping materials to product offerings and to be as creative as I can be without having to go through any other management! 

4. What are some challenges you have faced?

The learning curve of the equipment and materials I use for both of my shops was probably the most challenging part. To invest a decent amount of money on all this expensive equipment that I didn't know how to use - vinyl cutter, new computer, software, materials, etc. - scared the crap out of me, but late nights researching and long days of trial and error were extremely challenging - but definitely worth it!!

5. What advice would you give someone looking to start their own business?

DO IT!! NOW! If you don't do it now, you'll never do it. Marriage happens, kids happen, life happens and it's always easier to find a hundred reasons why you shouldn't do something rather than why you should - but you've just gotta focus on the why and make it happen! 

6. What is your favorite item in your shop?

My favorite item in my shop is the Work. Print because not only is it a fashionable reminder to stay on track, but it also makes me think about how grateful I am to be working every day doing something I truly enjoy. Plus, can you really go wrong with black polka dots and gold glitter?

I so agree--can't go wrong with polka dots and gold glitter anything!! Her entire shop is just so fun, girly, and fabulous. I am so excited to team up with her to offer a chance to win a Wall Print of your choice (there are so many great words to choose from!).

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  1. Great giveaway! Your office space is so chic!
    xo, Whitney and Blaire
    Peaches In A Pod

  2. I love her prints! However, I think you have the wrong Instagram name for her in the giveaway!

  3. beautiful print..
    dear, thanks for sharing this interesting post

  4. Those prints are SO fun! I love the one that says "Purpose", it would look great on display in my foyer :)

    xoxo, SS

    Southern Stylista

  5. I love this series too! Those prints are too cute.

    Amy Ann
    The Real Arnolds

  6. I love this one:

  7. Omg, I love that you have a blog room! It's a great idea actually. Men have man caves...I would love a place to put lots of pink and sparkle!! I would also love to put that "work" print in my office at work!


  8. Loving the wall art and that pretty lamp!

  9. Omg your blog room is coming out so perfectly! Loving these prints! That hashtag one is too cute!!

    <3 Shannon
    Upbeat Soles

  10. Such a great series! Love hearing about her shop and behind the scenes.
    xo Adri

  11. Such a great wall you have created! The Gorgeous print is my favorite!

    XO Chelsea

  12. Amazing room! You are so talented!

  13. First of all is that your new office space?! I am loving it and that wall is just fabulous with so much inspiration!!! xo, Biana - BlovedBoston

  14. Can't wait to see more of your office space! Love this series - going to her etsy shop now!

  15. Her prints are so cute! I love how your space is coming together.

    pumps and push-ups

  16. Those are such cute prints! I love the polka dots and gold print together too!

  17. Love this shop! Such cute prints! Passion. Is my favorite

  18. These are so great! I love the 'Fancy' print!!!

  19. I love this! Dream house will have a blog room!



    A Peck on the Chic

  20. Such cute prints! Love the gold and white one! So jealous you get your own "girly blog room" I totally need one of those :)

    Clothes & Quotes

  21. Your room is looking fabulous! Love that print :)

  22. Your blog room is looking super cute! My boyfriend and I are planning to move here in a few months (hopefully) and I have SO much cute/fun decor but none of it really matches any of our current decor [plus, we need to declutter the house for selling]. There's no sense in redoing everything now so it's all packed up already ;( I can't wait to decorate a new house! :D I'll def keep Simply Stated in mind!

    Because I'm Obsessed

  23. How cool! I love all these prints, I would love to do a gallery wall somewhere when we have more space -- like an office or something!

  24. These are all super cute, but I gotta say I love HOLLA! I have been known to say "Holler" in my basic white girl-ness.

  25. I'm such a big fan of pretty prints these days too!! I'm also super jealous of your adorbs blog room! <3


    Something About That


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