was established 03.03.20 by Marissa Mills
with the support of her parents,

Laura and James Mills.

 Our Mission:

To spend our time crafting
beautiful things that inspire joy

in your heart & home.

Also Our Mission:

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.

Moose

Marissa

Jim

aka Dad

Laurie

aka Mom

The Beginning

 

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

The Middle

 

I eventually found my happy place at

age 24 working in business
and my skills really flourished.

At 26 I was responsible for increasing the revenue of two individual, one-person departments by 61.34% and 67.07%. This involved dabbling in a little bit of everything from marketing, sales, operations, management, and financing.

Because of this growth I needed help maintaining the day-to-day operations and my mom was hired. 

 

 

The Now

 

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.

First it would be a small handmade business - run by my mom and me - but then a bigger idea began to flourish. I wanted to share my knowledge and inspire other women to follow their dreams too, no matter
their circumstances, self-doubt, or past failures. 

So, wherever you are in your business journey,
I'd love to hear from you and offer any help
I can to get you closer to your goals.

 

Kyle

Special Shout Out

 

For the last 5 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.

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