Hi! I'm Amy.
I am a mom to 3 living and working out of a small town just north of Denver, Colorado. I actually began my career in fashion design, but after a few years I realized it just wasn't what I wanted to do day in and day out. So that led me to finding a job as an editor for an online women's publication, where I began writing and doing graphic design. Eventually, I was laid off and left without a plan.
So over the next few years, I returned to school, started my own business doing freelance graphic design, had a baby, started a mommy blog and slowly began to form Nuts & Bolts Paper Co. The name is an homage to my blog, TheMombot.com (get it? robots...nuts & bolts...).
What began with invitations and stationery, quickly morphed into baby books when I was pregnant with baby #3. I just couldn't find a simple baby book that fits my needs (which was basically something that would fill itself out and still be cute). I started with 2 books and now have 9, along with a pregnancy journal and a school memory book, a quote book... and so much more.
Each product I create is born out of the fact that I am a busy, working mom who knows how valuable time is. Most of the time, I create products that I can't find in the marketplace, but know that I need it or that it would be helpful to myself and other mamas.
I am forgetful. I am impatient. I yell at my kids. I deal with mom guilt. I'm pretty funny. I'm an introvert. I love family outings on the weekends. I love teaching my kids about hard work, perseverance, and the reality of life. I love watching Netflix with my husband at the end of a long day. I love wine, chocolate and coffee (so cliche, I know). I hate cardio, so I do yoga instead for 10 minutes every morning. I love Target (duh). I secretly wish I was an interior designer. I love DIY projects. I love British dramas. I love makeover shows. I own too many throw pillows (it's a problem). I'm constantly re-arranging our house or building something new for it. I am a pretty good cook, but I hate baking. I worry all the time about how good of a job I'm doing as a parent. I'm constantly striving to be better. I love what I do. I'm a 1 on the Enneagram (that tells you everything).
Thanks for joining me here, I can't wait to get to know you better!