Wacky Wednesday Interview: Simmons Creek

I am so excited to introduce my first Wacky Wednesday interview! These interviews will ask questions not typical of the crafter's interview, and I hope you are as excited as me to learn more about these amazing crafters and entrepreneurs!

This week, I'd like to introduce you to Lora of Simmons Creek. Lora can also be found at Cooking Concepts and For the Love of Humanity. I have gotten to know Lora over the past few weeks, and I just love Lora's energy and enthusiasm for her products, and was very excited to get to know more about her....

What is you favorite color combination?
I have to admit that my tastes change. Not often, but they do. For the last few years my favorite combination has been lavender, yellow, and blue. I love the 'shabby chic-cottage style' of decorating and am in the process of playing with the style in my own home. We have a 100 year old farmhouse and I think the style suits it well.

What is your favorite drink?
My favorite drink is a Seabreeze. I saw them made on one of the Food Network shows that my hubby and I watch and just had to try them. I was instantly 'hooked'. Very good!

What time do you go to bed and wake up?
I typically wake up at about 1:00 a.m. every morning and go to bed at night around 9:00 or 10:00. Needless to say, I wake up tired most mornings! But I have been doing it for so long now that I can't even imagine what it would be like to sleep 'normally'.

What are the first three things you do when you wake up? Last three before bed?
The first 3 things I do when I wake up is make coffee, turn on my laptop, check my email for orders that have come in during the night. The last 3 things I do before I go to bed is close up the house, go upstairs and write out my to do list, turn on the TV and CRASH!

What is your favorite movie of all time?
My favorite movie of all time is Ghost with Patrick Swayze and Demi Moore. I remember the first time I went to see it with a friend. Had NO CLUE what I was in for. We took our oldest daughters with us. By the end of the movie I was sobbing so hard, makeup running and the daughters just laughed hysterically. I remember people turning around looking at me while I was sobbing! I, of course, bought the movie and have since watched it about 100 times. It is the most beautiful love story ever made. I can't get through Unchained Melody without crying my eyes out. While I used to cry at just the end of the movie, I now start sobbing at the opening credits!

What is the biggest challenge for you in your business?
The biggest challenge of working for yourself is keeping focused. At least for me. There are so many things that scream out to me that need to be done around the house, if I am not locked away in my sewing room, I get sidetracked! I have to admit that I am getting much better but I still have a ways to go.

Tell us a little bit about how you manage your time.
Time Management has always been an issue for me. I am quite the list-maker so I always work off of it. I jot down everything I need to do the next day and prioritize them A B or C. I make sure I get all the A's done, and some of the B's. If my list is short, I may get to the C's but if not, they go on the next day. I do strive to make the most of my time, sometimes I succeed and sometimes I don't, but I try really hard not to beat myself up over it. I think it's counterproductive.

What is the best part about selling online?
The best part about selling online is the people you meet. The internet makes the world a much smaller place. I have met some amazing people online and have many wonderful friendships with people I have never met in person.

Thank you so much for giving us a peek into your life, Lora! Hmm, I think I am going to have to try that Seabreeze now....


  1. I find staying focused is a challenge with me too. I will think about what Lora does and try it for myself.
    Great blog post, Amanda!!
    Anne ^i^

  2. What a fun interview :) I'm glad to see I'm not the only list-maker here :) I make lists of my lists to stay organized LOL!



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