Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Vendor Spotlight

Name: Challey Smith
Business: growling monkey & co.

What is it that you create—list everything!
Baby onesies, Baby bow headbands, flower clips, bow clips and anything else girly to put in my daughter’s hair.

How long have you been creating?
I started making and selling onesies the summer after I had Stratton, so 2004. I had another baby in 2006, Paris and started making the bows and other girly things.

Where did you grow up? Did that influence your creativity?
Sandy, UT. My mom is extremely talented and creative. I could not help but inherit some of that from her.

What is the one thing you are most proud of creating?
My children. They truly were my inspiration for my company. I named it after Stratton. When he was about 6 months old, he started growling and it lasted for a long time, right into his monkey phase, which inspired me to name my company growling monkey & co.

What has been your best vacation?
It’s a toss up. The first would have to be our 2 week honeymoon in Hawaii. It was so beautiful and relaxing. The second would have to be our recent trip to Disneyland with our kids. It was the opposite of Hawaii, not relaxing at all, but it was so much fun.

Name your 5 favorite things about Utah!
1. The mountains
2. The 4 distinct seasons
3. Grass-soft and green
4. Close to family
5. Fun things to do with my family


Lori said...

The felt clips work great on big girl hair, too. I have purchased some from Challey in the past and they are a regular accessory in the rotation. I love them and they've held up really well.

Challey said...