was established 03.03.20 by Marissa Mills
with the support of her parents,
Laura and James Mills.
O U R M I S S I O N
To spend our time crating
beautiful things that inspire joy
in your heart & home.
A L S O O U R M I S S I O N
To make it easier for other women
to learn about what it takes to craft
a life they love and a business
they can be proud of.
At the encouragement of my parents
(& grandparents!), I was always ambitious. In 7th grade, I wanted to be an actress, and when my chance finally came, it went just as fast. The dream of becoming a fashion designer soon replaced that one and while I was accepted into the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising in Los Angeles, I botched that up -twice- and then I botched three other attempts at college as well. Later, after several rough years of coming into who I was, I became an esthetician. I developed a passion for the industry I wasn't expecting, and soon realized I wanted to start my own business; so I partnered with a local salon. Yet again, though, it was not to be. The partnership ended, and I was left with a bitter taste in my mouth whenever I thought about esthetics.
Check out what happened next
I eventually found my happy place at
age 24 working in business
and my skills really flourished.
At 26 I helped to increase the revenue of two individual departments (one in retail,
one in hospitality) by 61.34% and 67.07%.
This involved dabbling in a little bit of everything from marketing, sales, operations, management, and customer relations.
Because of this growth I needed help maintaining the day-to-day operations and my mom was hired.
It didn't take long for me to realize my mom and I are a good team, especially seeing as how I learned most of my skills from her (& my dad!) anyway.
So, soon enough I started dreaming again and
in 2019 the idea for The Craft Mills was born.
We are a small, handmade, family owned business, and we aspire to inspire joy in hearts and homes.
Our products include everything from art prints, stickers, greeting cards, home decor wreaths, wooden labyrinths, and more! Be sure to check out our shop!
Special Shout Out
For the last 6 years the guy pictured above has encouraged me to
never settle and to push past my comfort zone to experience great things.
I am lucky to have someone like him. So this space is to thank you Kyle...
for being the sounding board for all my crazy, the good and the bad.