The Headband Behind the business

Recently  I chatted with my good friend Morgan Busam as she made some really cool life changing decisions….she bought her first love, M. Hopple, an awesome stationery store that makes me want people to give me gifts so I can send them Thank You notes.

You can check out the Cincinnati Enquirer Post on her here but I got some other information out of her about the big move:

lizzi and morgan florence

Helllllo Morgan!! Wish we were in Florence right now^^

SO for people who don’t know you… tell me a little bit about yourself! Where did you go to Uni and what do you think the biggest life lesson you learned in going there?

I went to the land of frats, sororities, and partying aka DePauw University in Greencastle, IN. Best liberal arts college out there!
The biggest life lesson I learn at DePauw was that not everyone is going to like me and that’s okay. I’m not a hundred dollar bill. I can’t save the world. And I have flaws. I’m comfortable with myself and I’m not changing to please others. I have some solid friends, like you Liz, who love me just the way I am. For me– that’s all a girl could ever want!

How many times a day do you check instagram?

If I’m not sending selfies on snapchat I’m prob checking my Instagram… So most likely 4-7x a day.

If you had an unlimited budget, what would be the coolest thing to have monogrammed?

Ohhhhh my gosh!! The possibilities are endless. But I think my first purchase would have to be to buy a huge sailboat yacht and get a gigantic pink, navy &                   tangerine pattern monogram stitched right in the middle of the mast. Talk about awesome!!

What’s your favorite part about moving back to Cincinnati?

Usually I would say endless graeters and busken runs, but I’m dairy free now so that is a huge buzz kill. So I guess I will have to settle for just being back with              my family. Lame answer I know but I have a pretty awesome family and they are all here in Cinci so it’s great to be back and able to hit up Sunday family                       dinners or  go to Reds games during the week.

Why should people use stationary more often?

I hate to break it to ya but remember as a kid when your mom always nagged you to write thank you notes to everyone and anyone you interacted with? Well—-           she was right. In today’s world the personal, handwritten note stands out amongst any digital message or computer printed mail piece you send out. Emails can be deleted in 2 seconds with a bad subject line, printed direct mail gets tossed in the trash as soon as you watch into your house, but a pretty hand addressed  envelope with a great three sentence note stays on the counter or the desk for at least a week.
Over the years, I learned that every painful hand cramp and nasty tasting stamp I had to lick was worth it. People remember me and often comment on how nice it was of me to write them a thank you note or send them a birthday card. Plus come on, I know everyone gets excited to receive actually meaningful mail these     days.

If someone wanted to be a part of your new team, what’s the best way to make a good impression?

A firm handshake with great eye contact and a smile as they introduce themselves. You are there to sell yourself to me.. Shake my hand with self pride. If you         can’t shake my hand with confidence, how are you going to make interact with our customers. Customer service is huge and you have to be confident in yourself to make the client feel at ease.

If you wrote an autobiography today, what would it be called?

Mine would probably be something like “coloring outside the lines: a true life story of spontaneous adventures, careless mistakes, and endless passion. “

What is the one thing you couldn’t live without?

My headbands! Anthropologies are my personal favorites.

Three words to describe myself:

Sassy, Confident, Talkative

Love it. Go grab some awesome stuff from my lady friend!


The Headband Behind the business

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