Q+A with Shayla | Glitter and Mint | WCW

Shayla of Glitter and Mint is a super mom who sews all the things! I love this military mom's down to earth attitude and her refreshing "keep-it-simple" approach. Continue reading to find out more about this beautiful mama and the apparel + accessories she makes!

Q. My hometown is...
A. Spokane, WA but I am living in Newport news, Virginia right now. We are a military family traveling the world.

What inspires you?
These other moms out there doing some great for there families as well. I know that if there making it possible that I can and will be able to be big and great right along with them.

l love Shayla's bright and beautiful sewing spot! @glitterandmint

What's your creative process like?
I always go back on forth to make sure everything looks right before I finalize the final product. I take hours in the fabric stores picking out just the right fabrics and materials. And among all this there is definitely lots of iced mochas and late nights!

What's your business all about?
Thats still an un answered question. For me I am learning each day, getting new ideas and trying to figure out which way I want to take my shop. I will have this accomplished by the new year most definitely.

When and how did you start your business?
I started my business in January 2015 with just starting off with shabby flower headbands until I made enough money to purchase a sewing machine.

What were the biggest challenges you had to overcome to get to where you are today?
Starting out with almost nothing. I just took what I had and did what I could. I still am fairly new to this mom shop and each day I am growing more and more.

Bow headband by @glitterandmint
The thing that surprised me most was...
Making something that I love to do and actually making it happen. Creating my own brand and getting my name out there!

I'm most grateful for...
my husband who has supported me since day one and the chance to be able to help bring in some income since I stay at home with the kids.

Skirt by @glitterandmint
My advice for anyone thinking of making and selling is...
Go for it. Don't take on too much at first that way you don't get over whelmed and give up!

Is there anything you would do differently if you had to start over today?

Headwrap by @glitterandmint
My favorite colors are...
Mint, Gold and Coral

The song that's stuck in my head lately is...
See you again - Wiz Khalifa

Currently streaming...
Hulu for sure. We don't have cable so I get to watch all my favorite tv shows on there!

My favorite sip-able treat is...
Starbucks Iced white chocolate mochas!

If I could pick a super power it would be...
To be able to clone myself so that way I wouldn't have to do all the chores. Teleportation. We do a lot of driving to see family and I wish there was a way to get to places faster!

My favorite childhood toy was...
Not a toy but just always being outside with my sister playing and enjoying the air and sun.

If I had the whole day to myself I would...
Get Starbucks! Thats definitely the first thing I would do. Then I would go to a spa and get a massage and nails done. I would then rent a room in the fanciest hotel and get my pajamas on and crawl into that huge king size bed and watch movies while eating ice cream until I fell asleep! I would just love to catch up on some much needed sleep!

Adorable packaging @glitterandmint
Best quote ever...
" You know you are in love when you can't fall asleep because reality is finally better then your dreams." - Dr. Seuss

Best book ever...
Heaven is for real

Best movie ever...
The Notebook

My Woman crushes are:
It would have to be my mother. When she was my age she was in the military life just as we are and had no friends or family to be around and raised us kids while my dad went to work every day. I now know the challenges she went thru but we are both strong women and can conquer anything!

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  1. That's my wife!!! So proud to see you make something from an idea. Love you

    1. She's an awesome lady, so glad she's got your support!