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Simply Northwoods: A Small Family Business

Simply Northwoods

We opened up our Etsy shop in the summer of 2020 to provide my dautgher's with a platform to use their creative abilities and also earn extra money for college. We started out by selling my daughter's artwork as digital downloads and our first small business, "Sisters By Design 2002" was born!

 

Wood Slice Décor

After selling just digital products on Etsy for a few months, we decided it was time to branch out and find a physical product we could make and ship.  After a lot of research, we came up with the unique idea to personalized people's photos and put them on wood slices. We started selling them in our Etsy shop, and soon after a local friend suggested we try selling them at craft fairs. After attending our first fair in the fall of 2021 we were hooked! We found that we really enjoyed meeting our customers in person and sharing more about our craft with them.

The whole family became involved in keeping up with orders and making enough product for the fairs!

 

 

Sisters by Design becomes Simply Northwoods, LLC

With the profits made from selling wood slices, we were able to fully fund our first Glowforge! So, we decided it was time to rebrand the business and create a new product line. In January of 2022 Simply Northwoods, LLC was born! 

 

This has been a continuous journey for our family, but a very exciting one. God had certainly gone before us and provided before we even knew what was needed. Each family member has a special role in our company and all are willing to give their time and talents, and love on people the way Jesus calls us to. It’s been a JOY to have the opportunity to do this alongside each other. It is crazy to think how much our business has grown and I cannot wait to see where it takes us next!

And A BIG THANK YOU to our amazing customers! Without you, Simply Northwoods, LLC would not be where it is today and we are so very grateful for each one of you! We love each opportunity we get to meet you face-to-face at local events or hearing your feedback on our products, and are excited to continue designing and creating products you love!

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MEET OUR TEAM

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Hannah (Twin 1)

Photographer, Designer, Maker

Hi everyone! I enjoy all things related to organizing (especially the transition of seeing a problem and creating a solution!) I graduated in May 2023 with a degree in interior design (and Kitchen and Bath) and love creating the products that you see in our shop!

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Tricia (Mom)

Owner, Office Manager, Customer Service, Shipper

Welcome! While my girls are the true creatives & makers of our products; I oversee customer service, product assembly, shipping & finances. On behalf of our whole family, we want to say "Thank You" for your support of our small business!

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Emma (Twin 2)

Marketer, Designer, Maker

Hello! I am graduated in May 2023 with my degree in marketing.  I love creating & maintaining the social media pages and website for our small business. It provides opportunities for me to use my creativity and love for writing in a fun and unique way! I also love designing new embroidery and yarn patterns for you to enjoy!

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Dusty (Snuggle Buddy)

Family Support Dog

I like to sleep most day and if anyone from my family is home, you can find me snuggling right up next to them. 

Chuck (Dad)

Product assembly & wood sander

I enjoy helping my family with our small business, even if it means I have the messiest job (sanding all of the wood that goes into our kits!) I have fun traveling with the family to local craft fairs and assisting in any way that I am needed. 

Timothy (Brother)

Product Assembly, local craft fair assistant

Hi! I am currently in middle school and enjoy creating and building with Legos in my free time. You might see me help run the check-out station at our local fairs and if you purchased one of our yarn sewing kits for kids it's likely that I wrapped the yarn for your kit.

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