As a small business ourselves, we love to be able to support other entrepreneurs and sell their products within our shops. We wanted to get to know more about them and their businesses and share it with all of you. For our first feature, we interviewed Brandi, owner and founder of Honey & Home.
Let's get to know Brandi
I have lived in Michigan my whole life: graduating college from Northwood University, and then moved back to metro-Detroit! I own a website design + marketing business and have for almost 10 years. I love coffee, but only drink decaf. I have an obscene wrapping paper collection. I always have fresh baked goods in the house at all times. And I love a good Hallmark Christmas Movie!
Why she started Honey & Home
I started Honey & Home out of love for home goods, décor, and entertaining. After a series of unfortunate events, we decided to start our own candle line, which in retrospect is the BEST thing that has happened to us in business. I carefully curate any and all product lines that we carry, including the candles we create in house. My biggest goal for Honey & Home is to be a place where people come to for gifts for all occasions for anyone in your life, amazing home décor items, & obviously a great candle.
What Inspires her
I find myself being inspired by events or memories in my life for our candle collections- which is so meaningful. One of my favorite parts of this business is having full creative control over our candles! In 2021, we have over 12 new candle collections in the works, currently being curated + tested!
Let's see what her favorite scent is
It is so hard to choose a favorite! It definitely changes seasonally! Right now I am loving our Winter Collection, Cashmere Plum is divine! But I am also really excited for the Spring Collection, including the return of Pink Lemonade. The Detroiter is a staple all year round in our house too!
She sells more than just candles!
We sell so many products for home décor, gifts & entertaining! All things from cozy throw blankets to bar cart essentials, and everything in between. I love to bring in products that make great gifts, but also a fun decorating piece for yourself. Right now we are exclusively online at www.honeyandhome.online
Advice for other entrepreneurs
If you wait until you are ready, you will never do it! Take the risk, always! When you change your perspective that a failure is just learning a lesson, the reward is ALWAYS worth it! And always be willing and open to learning new things!
A huge shoutout to Brandi for allowing us to interview her and carry her products in our store. We hope you enjoyed learning more about her and her business as much as we did. We are proud to carry her AMAZING candles in our shops. If you haven't smelled them yet or bought one, you're seriously missing out. All of the scents are incredible, but a few of our favorites are Detroiter, Great Lakes, Lavender Sandalwood, and Christmas Cookies. Stop in and grab a few for yourself and last minute Christmas gifts!
Check back next week for our next Meet the Maker | Entrepreneur.