President & Owner
Who am I, you ask? That's a great question with many answers.
I grew up playing outside with neighborhood kids either riding our bikes everywhere or rollerblading down hills. I became a badminton expert at a young age during summers where nothing in the world mattered besides chasing the ice cream man down.
Some of my earliest memories take place by a campfire or at Sunday dinners at my Nonna's. That's where my love for fabric began. My Nonna, a seamstress, would let all of her grandchildren play with her scraps & we did exactly that. We put on fashion shows in between the many courses at Sunday dinner.
Today, I am a lover of giraffes, Nutella & am all about country music. I prefer spending my nights snuggled up with a hot cup of tea with my sewing machine.
I may be little, not even 5 feet tall, but I am wildly independent with my own path to make for myself. I have plans, goals & an idea of what I want my future to look like. I've gotten where I am with the support of my favorite people & I can only go further with them backing me up.
I fell in love with taking something & transforming it into the image I have in my head. It's really a remarkable feeling, one that I cannot get enough of. That's why I started Love Struck; so I could push myself, my ideas, my creativity to new levels. To give others an item that's special, handmade & all theirs. That's what I promise to continue to do too.
The version of me today might not be the version of me tomorrow. I'm forever changing & growing and that is something beautiful.
Goob comes with a great critical eye & a focus on quality control. He enjoys getting 'paws' on at times to ensure that every item that is created in the workshop is up to his level.
He has no problem asking for treats in the middle of the work day or taking breaks to frolic outdoors. He enjoys belly rubs & feels that his snuggles are the best way for Kristina to enjoy a break. Cheese is his favorite super extra bonus treat & his super sniff senses allows him to know exactly when you're enjoying cheese too! He is a great partner in crime & hasn't quite realized that his bark is much bigger than him!
He has enjoyed getting special blankets made for him over the years by Love Struck! He is excited for more blankets to be made & sold so we can raise money for the SPCA to help other animals! He loves giving back to his animal community!
Every product is shipped out after we get his stamp of approval! We love having Goob on board & on the team!
It takes a team to get products from the idea phase to the final phase of being ready to sell! Stefanie is an integral part of both forming ideas & helping us get each product ready to be on the store or at events. Stefanie spends time ensuring that each product price point is perfect for us & for you!
Stefanie is also a very important person for onsite events! From packing up the car to setting up each event space- Stefanie is there! With a good eye to make sure everything looks the best it can- she ensures that Love Struck is being represented in the best light!
She also offers a lot of sisterly love & a good reality check at times! Stefanie never fails at being there for Kristina (and Goob!).
Stefanie is also the owner of small business HEADS UP RESUME & trust us- you're going to want to check it out!