Thursday, January 29, 2015

Pelhuaz Exquisite Friend: The Plush Plum

I met Lani and her amazing store The Plush Plumwhen I was looking for stores to be featured in January. I really liked her from the start due to her happy personality and her fabulous creative talent.

This week we'll be featuring her at the blog. We encourage you to support the Small Business. Keep in mind that when you do, you become part of a Mom/Dad's supporting group!

Here's my new Exquisite Friend Lani!

Pelhuaz: What's your name?
Lani: Lani Almaguer                

Pelhuaz: If you were on an island and could only bring 3 things, what would you bring?
Lani: A huge container full of my craft supplies. A mattress. And Henry Cavil (actor who plays superman). 

Pelhuaz: If we came to your house for dinner, what would you prepare for us?  
Lani: Pizza. I'm not a very good chef.            

Pelhuaz: What's your superpower?         
Lani: My keen ability to do many things at the same time.    


Pelhuaz: Who do you consider your sidekick?     
Lani: Brittany and Bertha. Brittany is my #1 Fan, who is also my cheerleader when I', in a rut and Bertha is my wonderful, never fails me, brother sewing machine.

Pelhuaz: What do you do when you are alone in your car?           
Lani: Sing and dance of course!     

Pelhuaz: What motivates/inspires you?  
Lani: Fabric inspires me.  My love of sewing dolls and animals also inspires me. My children motivate me. I want them to see me succeed and learn what it's like to start from the bottom and still be successful.

Pelhuaz: If you were a Star Trek® [or Star Wars®] character, which one would it be?
Lani: Captain Jean Luc Picard. Make it so!                     

Pelhuaz: What's the name of your Small Business?          
Pelhuaz: When did you open your Store (anniversary)?  
Lani: 9/10/2013

Pelhuaz: Why did you decide to open it?
Lani: The initial reason for opening was to attempt to help bring in some money to pay bills. After about 6 months, it became more of something I'm doing because. I absolutely love it. And now I do it because it's my passion I love what I do. Love to see the happy faces of my customers after they receive their huggable doll or animal.  I would love to grow my business as well. But overall, i do it for the love.         

Pelhuaz: What is your favorite item available at your store? Provide a pic link. 
Lani:   I love the Allison doll. I think she's so cute.   

Pelhuaz: What do you wish you had known before you started? 
Lani: How to manage my time better. It's a constant struggle i deal with.        

Pelhuaz: Imagine that I’m planning to open Pelhuaz, and I don’t know a thing about managing a Small Business, what will be your best advice?
Lani: Don't give up when times seem bad. Always be positive and communicate frequently with your customers. Take time off for yourself. To recharge. And always have fun!           


Hope you enjoy this interview as much as I did. Thanks to Lani, I'm looking for a name to me Brother Sewing Machine. :D If you want to know more about Lani and her amazing store, you can find her in Facebook and on the Etsy store

The Plush Plum will grant a lucky winner a Special Discount. You just need to visit her Facebook page and give her a "like". Document your visit here so we'll be able to include your name at the drawing. 

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Thank you so much for stopping by and enjoy your day!


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