[MOMPRENEUR SERIES] Featuring Jewelry Designer Loella Medina

This Mother’s Day, we’re taking the opportunity to recognize some Mompreneurs that we’ve met along our journey. Somehow, they find a way to balance their entrepreneurial workload while being full-time Moms. We’ll be introducing them to you throughout this Mother’s Day weekend and we asked them to share some tips for fellow Mompreneurs.

We often find Loella making jewelry at her booth when we’re at events. But when she visits our booth, she loves sharing videos of her kids dancing and singing, giving us a sense of her home life…filled with bright smiles and joyful laughter. That’s the happy place we always want to be. It’s obvious that Loella’s family is her priority yet you’ll find that she pours as much love and attention into designing and making her beautiful jewelry as well.
Loella Medina
Introducing: Loella of Loella Medina Jewelry

Q: Please describe your business.

A: I design and handcraft jewelry.

Q: How long have you been running your business?

A: 7 years next month!

Q: What inspired you to start your business?

A: The idea of being free to make my own decisions and my own schedule is really what pulled me into starting my own business. I always knew I wanted to have flexibility to be available for my kids so starting my own business seemed like the perfect solution. When my children were younger and would get sick more often, I knew I could stay with them all day long taking care of them and snuggling them back to health without worrying about having to call out of work. So the big leap of faith I took 7 years ago has been well worth it in that sense.

Loella Medina Jewelry

Q: How do you balance the responsibilities of being a Mom and running your business?

A: I currently work from my home, and the lines between home life and work life get blurred a lot. It is difficult to detach from work when it is so accessible. I have started to take summers off to spend quality time with the kids, we go on park adventures, museums, the zoo, etc. I take my mind off my business for a few weeks and come back with renewed energy. Also, I do not do this crazy parenting stuff alone; my husband and I always divvy up school trips, we always attend school conferences and events together, etc. We are also very grateful to have a lot of help from our families. My husband is very invested in seeing me win, so he is always up for lending a hand during set ups at retail events and being my “salesman”.

Q: For current and future Mompreneurs, what advice would you give them?

A: There is definitely a lot to juggle, and that’s okay. Always follow your instincts; start with why and your path will become more clear.  And don’t be afraid to ask for help.

Q: What’s your secret to staying healthy and beautiful?

A: Sleep and moisturizer. 🙂

Learn more about Loella and her work by following her at:

Special thanks to Loella! We’re grateful that you’re part of our journey! 

Vote for Naturally Susan’s! We’re a nominee for Martha Stewart American Made!

Vote for Naturally Susan's!

Vote for Naturally Susan’s!

Naturally Susan’s is a nominee for Martha Stewart American Made 2013! We are honored to be among the multitude of talented, local artisans.

Check out Naturally Susan’s nomination profile in the STYLE category where you can submit 6 votes each day through September 13th. Your votes will decide the six nominees in each category (food, craft, design, style, gardening, or technology) that will advance to the Grand Prize round, and then the final winning Maker.

We appreciate your votes! Every vote helps us get closer to achieving additional support to grow our business! Please help us spread the word! We thank you for your support, and we thank you for being kind to your body!

Our New Moisturizers & Natural Perfumes to Debut at exhale mind body spa!

Naturally Susan's New Moisturizers & Natural Perfumes

Naturally Susan’s New Moisturizers & Natural Perfumes

NS fans have been anticipating the arrival of our new moisturizers!

Our anti-oxidant rich, premium moisturizers are lightweight, non-pore clogging, and fast-absorbing. Packaged in a convenient roll-on (yes…we said roll-on!), the moisturizers are perfect for when you’re on-the-go and as a natural perfume too!

Our new moisturizers will officially debut at our upcoming trunk show series with exhale Meatpacking! So, come check them out! And, explore what the spa has to offer for your relaxation and pampering needs.

Naturally Susan’s Trunk Show Series with exhale Meatpacking

Event Dates:

  • Fridays, May 3rd & 10th (4:00pm – 7:30pm)
  • Saturdays, May 4th & 11th (10:00am – 4:30pm)

Event Location: 

  • exhale Meatpacking, Hotel Gansevoort, 18 Ninth Avenue (between 12th & 13th Streets), New York, NY 10014

Some lucky sneak peekers say the Lavender Chamomile Moisturizer is their favorite (that’s the one we use daily too :)). Let us know your favorite!

Naturally Susan's New Moisturizers & Natural Perfumes

Naturally Susan’s New Moisturizers & Natural Perfumes

Lavender ChamomileGreat for all skin types, this essential oil blend is calming, soothing, and reduces inflammation.

Rose PatchouliIdeal for mature skin, help restore skin’s moisture balance, regenerate skin cells, tighten and tone.

Ylang YlangStimulate and balance oily skin with this floral, earthy blend. These essential oils are also known to be aphrodisiacs (we’re just saying :)). See you soon!