For the 105th week of "7 QUESTION SUNDAY" we shine the spotlight on another influential individual from the PNW. Ashley Goodin is the owner and operator of Goodin Time Designs and a PNW mom!
4EVRGRN: Hey, AG! Tell us a little about yourselves.
AG: My name is Ashley, I am the Mom Boss behind Goodin Time Designs.
A little backstory for you….My daughter was born in 2017, after a few months of staying home with her, my husband and I decided that I would not go back to work and instead would continue staying home with our children. Those of you who have been or are currently SAHM’s, know the isolation can become very real, very quickly. I struggled big time with postpartum anxiety, depression and adjusting to life with two kids. After a few months, my husband suggested that I should look into a new hobby or creative outlet, something that was just for me.
I started looking into different crafting projects and finally settled into making apparel and accessories. Friends and family jumped at the opportunity to have custom shirts, onesies and accessories made for them. As I fine tuned what I enjoyed creating, word of mouth spread and things grew, and grew, until I finally realized, this wasn’t just a hobby anymore, but rather a small business, thus Goodin Time Designs was born.
I cannot wait to continue this journey with you all. There is still so much to learn and expand in my small business. I am truly thankful to each and every one of you for your support on this journey. Without you, none of this would be possible.
- Favorite way to spend a family day in the PNW?
AG: Our favorite thing to do in the PNW is visit Long Beach, Wa. We were married there and it holds a special place in our hearts.
- How does the PNW inspire your brand?
AG: Last year I kicked off my website with a ton of PNW inspired designs, mountains, trees, hiking etc.
- Best place to escape in the PNW?
AG: The beach of course!
- Favorite PNW season?
AG: Fall is my absolute favorite. The changing colors, the crisp air, but it's still warm in the afternoon. Also, it kicks off the holiday season.
- Favorite local product?
AG: Anything from the Point Ruston Market. I love supporting other small businesses in the area. One of my favorite treats has to be the s'mores bar from Only Oatmeal.
- What is something you see other people in the PNW doing that you refuse to do?
AG: Swim in Puget Sound. I'm not a strong swimmer, so the thought of kayaking or paddle boarding in the sound terrifies me.
- Best meal in the PNW?
AG: We don't eat out often, but our favorite meal was probably at Macaluso's. We had an amazing anniversary dinner there.
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