Hello, I’m Mindy!
I am the creator and owner of Handmade by Mindy. I live in North Carolina with my husband, our four children and two spunky pups. Handmade by Mindy was inspired by my life journey thus far, bringing together my love of creating, passion for wellness and self-care, and supporting a larger cause to make a difference in the world.
With a degree in Public Administration, I spent years working in various nonprofit organizations in the women’s health and foster care industries. I have always been drawn to human services and organizations that support those who face significant challenges. When I transitioned from the workforce to domestic CEO (a.k.a. family cruise ship director, short order cook, kids uber driver, and most importantly, finder of lost things), I found myself searching for opportunities to tap into my own creativity while maintaining my many hats.
Growing up, my mom was always crafting something. Whether it was creating something with her 100-year-old sewing machine, pouring homemade chocolate molds for the holidays, or hand-stitching our Halloween costumes, she always had her creative projects. She inspired me to think outside of the box and gave me confidence to take chances.
A huge inspiration of mine was a small boutique owner I met in NC. The premise of her shop is that every product has a bigger purpose. She only sells items that give back in some way, like candles to help feed children, or leather bags that are hand-woven by Ethiopian human trafficking survivors who rely on this trade to provide sustainable jobs. It makes me feel so good to support this small business because I know my buying power has a meaningful impact.
I want to continue the movement of leveraging buying power for good. Handmade by Mindy is a combination of all the things I love: creating, promoting self-love and giving back. I want others to feel good supporting my small business knowing they too are making an impact. Strength in numbers! Together we can make a difference.