Meet husband and wife duo who are the team behind this Surrey, BC based business, Parkside Home and Co Kellie and Mike, pictured above with their 2 beautiful children. Kellie and Mike started their business after having their first child. Kellie had a vision to have a beautiful nursery with hand crafted pieces. Their first piece was a growth ruler, which they then made some for friends, and eventually decided to sell them. Kellie the creative vision and Mike the handy man. As they both work demanding full-time jobs, this business is ran on a few hours a night that they describe as “Date Night”.
Parkside home and co is a rustic modern farmhouse design company that makes hand-made wood pieces for your home. Each piece is custom, just like the wood it was made with, each stain takes differently to the product because of how different each piece of wood is, so every customer receives a completely original piece. Although their business is based in Surrey, BC, they also offer a local pick up in East Vancouver. They make anything from Growth Rules, farm door baby gates, coffee tables, benches and blanket ladders. They have in stock pieces you can buy as well as they can make customer pieces for you as well. You will also be able to find Parkside and Co at their first Christmas fair this year, Steveston Community Centre Craft Fair from 10-4 on Saturday November 25th.
Kellie and Mike describe the most challenging part of running their business is time management. Fitting in time for the business, and family while continuing to work full-time jobs. After starting their business a year ago, the best part they say is all the incredible people they meet – Customers, fellow business owners and the friends they have made. Their inspiration for their decor comes from HGTV’s Fixer Upper .
I think it is really nice to hear what other small business owners have for advice to people just starting out or who may be thinking about starting out. Here is theirs: You are not alone, you are going to meet so many fellow entrepreneurs, be open to discussing your struggles with them and building a tribe of fellow business owners. Be unapologetically you, and charge what you are worth (you know what your worth!) if you do that you will attract the right kind of people and be successful. Never stop being creative. – I love the idea of creating a tribe of people who can support your business in the business!! Small Shops supporting small shops!!
This Christmas Parkside Home and Co our looking for a new Christmas Tradition surrounded around the Christmas Tree so if you’ve got a good tradition they should try comment below!! We’d love to hear your ideas, and your family traditions!Parkside home and Co is in the middle of creating their new website, so head over to their website and leave your email, you never know what it might give you in the future.
As a thank you to blog readers, Parkside home and Co will be giving away 1 Alphabet I love you sign with the name of your choice put on it. They will ship this piece to anywhere in CANADA free of charge. All you have to do is follow Parkside Home and co on instagram and the Mini Monsterz Mama blog’s Instagram page and tag a friend in the picture of Parkside home and co. winner will be announced on November 25th at 10am, Good luck!
Remember that when you support local small shops you are supporting families in your community as they follow their dreams. So shop small this Christmas, and give this local shop some love, like them on facebook, follow them on instagram, and drop your email on their website!