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Christmas Sale Interview: Empathetic Elephant

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Oh goodness, the past couple of weeks have been crazy. I've shipped a bunch of Monster Books, baked a few dozen cake pops for a squadron bake sale some of the spouses put on, and baked the BEST EVER apple pie (hint: it has bourbon) and, of course, my signature cranberry salsa. Oh, plus my internet has been down half the time. Life is fun.

Back to the sale! I have a good few more shops to feature over the next week, so get ready for lots of fun posts! I really do enjoy getting to know a little more about the shops I work with and buy from, and I hope you're enjoying these interviews as much as I am.

The shop: 
Empathetic Elephant
Chicago, IL, USA
Ships internationally
20% off your purchase
Instagram: @empathetic_elephant

Okay, let's start with the basics. What's your name?
Lia Leilani LaPat

That's such a pretty name! Tell me about your shop. How would you describe it?
I would describe it in three words, quirky, nerdy and fun!

How did you come up with your shop name?
I love elephants and creating products that make my customers happy and complete their special occasions! It only made sense to name my shop the Empathetic Elephant!

You find yourself at Starbucks. What's your go-to drink?
A Trenta Strawberry Acai Refresher! SOOOO GOOOD!

Everyone seems to have a favorite place to post about their shop online. What's your preferred social media for your shop right now?
Lately, Instagram. I love posting quick photos of new products and getting followers!

Do you have your shop full time? Or do you do something else too?
I am a nurse full time, but spend most of my free-time working in my shop.

Okay, so you're crafting. Do you have anything playing in the background?
My dub step Spotify playlist or an episode of Midsommer Murders playing in the background on the TV.

What would you say is your favorite geeky product to make and why?
My favorite geeky product to make would be my dragon eggs. It is so relaxing to create the eggs and they look so awesome when they are completed!

What's your most underrated geeky product that you wish would sell more?
My most underrated geeky product would be my Radioactive Rabbit Poo Air Freshener.

What are you looking forward to the most for your business?
I am looking forward to adding even more products to make my customers smile.