I am thrilled to share Susan Petersen’s hip moccasin company, Freshly Picked, as our featured workspace of the day! If you aren’t familiar with the fashionable children’s moccasins I highly recommend you check them out. My Jessica owns two pairs and they rarely leave her feet. Each pair of moccasins, no matter who they are being made for, are made with care, perfection and a love for the little feet that will eventually fill them.
We asked owner, Susan Petersen, a few questions and here’s what she had to say.
Do you feel that your workspace is reflective of your personality?
Yes! I feel like we are trying to have an open space where everyone will feel welcome. We love for little visitors to pop over and say, ‘Hi!’
Your business has turned into quite a success! How do you balance work and motherhood?
Thank you! This year has been a whirlwind. The secret to work-life-balance is that the whole concept is a myth. The truth of the matter is that I don’t balance it. Sometimes I go to bed and the house is a mess or sometimes you leave the office feeling like you haven’t accomplished much. For me it comes down to choices and what I say yes to. I try really hard to not commit myself beyond the responsibilities that I have. I hope that people don’t look at my life and think, how does she do it all? I would never want anyone to feel inadequate, I don’t do it all! I have lots and lots of help and the path that I’ve chosen isn’t for everyone. It does, however, work for us.
Each season you are turning to new colors and tones for your moccasins, what inspires your designs?
This season we tried to go for deep rich colors, I was really inspired by the changing seasons. I’m getting really excited about the colors/styles we are cooking up for spring! I don’t want to give too much away but we are really going to turn it up!
When you were a child what did you dream of becoming when you grew up?
I wanted to be a business owner! People often ask me if I ever imagined being here and my answer is always, yes! I’m doing exactly what I wanted to do!
Susan, thank you for sharing your creative workspace and a little insight into what makes Freshly Picked such a unique company!
Liz // Yellow Finch