May 11, 2012

Featured Sponsor: Rissy Roo's

Hi everyone! Happy Friday! Today I am honored to introduce one of my IRL friends AND sponsors Rissy Roo's. Larisa and I have been friends for years, and she recently joined the handmade community on Etsy. Her items are beautiful and have a very natural feel to them. Here is her interview, please be sure to take a peek into her lovely shop! She has also offered a coupon code for readers, LITTLETREE20 for 20% off everything in the shop! 

Tell us a little bit about yourself?
I'm a hairstylist by day, and crafter by night.  I live down the street from a beautiful beach, get to see a sunrise every day, have a crazy Italian family and an amazing boyfriend.  I like to keep busy, and often refer to myself as having "ants in my pants".  I am a big fan of nice people, colorful hair, coffee, music, and peace.

How did your blog & shop get started?
My shop started out of a spur of boredom, really.  I was tired of going shopping and spending a bunch of money on accessories that I could have potentially made myself.  So, I tried.  And it wasn't bad!  I wore them, I asked for feedback, and I just went ahead and listed them!  I'm still on the fence about blogging, but I have really come to love the community within it, and I could see myself eventually jumping on board.

What inspires you the most?
Lots of things inspire me!  Mainly though, good and genuine people.  Inspirational people.  People who speak, and relay a message rather than just words.  I find that the more good people I run into, the better.

What advice do you have for anyone who is looking to open up their own etsy or online shop?
Just do you.  I know for me, the beginning of my hobby turned shop was scary as all hell.  I was basically throwing myself out there and waiting anxiously for a reply.  You'll see that one sale will turn into two, and three will turn into ten.  And you'll also see that ten sales is just as good as a thousand because someone, somewhere likes you and your product.  Like I say in the salon: "there's a hair stylist on every corner, but everyone is going to have their personal preference for who they rely on".  Same goes for  your shop!

What are your future goals & plans, where do you want to be in 5+ years?
Happy, really.  That's all everyone wants to be!  Maybe throw in a house, marriage, 4 kids and a dog?  Just kidding.  I want to be wherever I wind up, and be happy with it. :)

You can find Larisa's shop here, and you can talk to her on twitter, here!


  1. what a sweet post... and beautiful items!


  2. my favorite line is: "I want to be wherever I wind up, and be happy with it. :)"

    very wise words.

  3. she has the cutest accessories! and she sounds lovely!

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