Asked & answered

business

What’s it like to work as mom and daughter everyday?

Kelly

Blessed. Seriously…for me, I couldn’t ask for a greater gift than to be with my best friend, my idol, my teacher, my guru, my fashion police (ha! “Erinn? How do I look?”)… EVERY darn day I get to wake up and be so excited for what I do. Who gets to say that? Erinn has my back. I have hers. There is no one I trust more nor is there anyone I bow down too more. I am in awe of her and she happens to be my daughter. Beyond Grateful. 

Erinn

It’s amazing! I mean of course we have our moments, but it’s truly a blessing to say that I get to work with my Mom everyday. She’s my biggest inspiration.

Is Erinn bossy?

Kelly

Yes. But she’s the more calm one.

Is Kelly bossy?

Erinn

Yes. But she’s the more spicy one.

How do you open a bake shoppe like Kelly’s? I want to do one with my mom.

Kelly
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Erinn

a) a business plan. Very detailed one that forecasts your desires.
b) a serious commitment that THIS is what you want to do. 110% – because it is tough work!
c) a must: one years salary in the bank to back you up to live off of.
d) read! Read how to be the best person possible to each other, to staff, to customers and also to yourself.
e) be compassionate to all.
f) LOVE what you do!!!
g) respect your partner even more than you respect yourself. prepare every day to organize and lay out daily/weekly/monthly goals. Set them and live by them.

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Do you drink alcohol?

Kelly

Yes, red wine. We love French and Italian (wine,…..not men)

Erinn

Yes, yummy red wine and local ciders!

How do you stay fit? 

Kelly

We walk, run, stay active with yoga. Erinn is deeply into yoga. We believe everything is wonderful in moderation, hence, brownies…instead of a whole one, we eat 1/2 a brownie a day. 

Erinn

I run and do yoga 5-6 days a week! A lot of how I stay fit is through diet. I believe it’s 80% diet and 20% exercise that keeps you trim. 🙂

What is your favourite laptop and Cellphone?

K & E

MacBook Pro and iPhone 6S PLUS. Great images on the camera. Big screens great without needing glasses.

What do you like better: Mountains or ocean? 

Kelly

Right now I’m craving mountains with old growth trees. Last year, it was oceans. It think the more we dial into nature the better. She is our compass to all that we do. 

Erinn

Mountains are totally my jam. I’m all about sitting in an old growth forest and just feeling the energy of mother nature. 

Do you meditate?

Kelly

Yes, it has saved me (and us) numerous times in more ways than we could write here.

Erinn

I try my best to meditate once or twice a day. Even if I don’t have “time” to meditate, I make the effort to carve out 20 minutes to sit by myself, with myself. It makes such a difference in my day to day life.

How do you find balance in the love you have for one another? 

Kelly

We know each other’s strengths and allow them to shine in their light. That, to me, is so rewarding. To see Erinn in her power and watch the meeting, the email, the words unfold….this is magic to me. I’m grateful I get a front row seat. We empower each other to be the best that we need to be in our ‘departments’ and not cross the line into what we don’t need to worry about. Developing a sound corporation is critical to endure growth and what we are experiencing daily at the bake shoppe.

Erinn

We have realized over the years where we both excel and where our strengths are. I tend to focus on the day to day interactions at our businesses, and my Mom oversees the behind the scenes stuff. It’s always a work in progress though to make sure we don’t step on each other’s toes 🙂

What’s in our purses?

Kelly

Lipstick
Lip pencil
Wallet (a fat one with too many business cards and ‘stuff’)
Sunglasses
Mints
Dental floss
2 fine tip Sharpies
Nail file

Erinn

Lip balm (desert essence)
Matt and Nat Bag
Matt and Nat Wallet
Head phones (beats by dr.dre)
iPhone 6s plus
Lip Gloss (Tarte brand)
Bronzer (Tarte brand)
Sunglasses
Mints (Spry brand)

Favourite playlist?

K & E

Spotify: Todays top hits! When I’m running, I love to zone out and jam out to some top 40 hits

Yoga playlist?

K & E

I tend to create my own playlists on Spotify. Follow my account for updates! 

Favourite sport we play?

Kelly

Tennis

Erinn

I love tennis and basketball. I’ve been playing both since I was little, and love play both of them any chance I get. 

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What is the best blender for a green smoothie?

K & E

We like Vitamix or Blendtec. Both are great! Both will pulverize nuts and kale and frozen bananas and those are really, the main ingredients that are the hardest to breakdown. The secret to a great smoothie is a powerful blender. They cost more but are so worth it. You need it smooth and these two blenders are the best.

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How do we make a vegan egg? I need one for these cookies I’m making?

K & E

1tbsp ground flax meal plus 3 tbsp water. Stir and let sit.

What is the best way to make pink buttercream?

K & E

Beet juice.

1 tsp for 4 cups of vanilla buttercream.

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