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Exploring Life & Business with Kimberlyn Quinn of Making Maryland Home

Today we’d like to introduce you to Kimberlyn Quinn.

Kimberlyn, we appreciate you taking the time to share your story with us today. Where does your story begin?
My family and I moved to Lutherville a little over two years ago and really fell in love with our community. During quarantine, we tried our best to support local restaurants and shops as much as we could but I had a difficult time finding an easy way to support the local makers within our community. A few months of quarantine passed and I got the idea of combining my love of gift-giving with the desire to support the amazing local makers throughout Maryland and Making Maryland Home was born.

Would you say it’s been a smooth road, and if not what are some of the biggest challenges you’ve faced along the way?
I went from being a stay-at-home mom for six years to owning my own business during a pandemic. I’ve learned a lot. There is so much more to running a business by myself than I really gave myself time to fully absorb before diving in. Adding this new business to an already hectic home of three kids 6, 4, and 2 has made me feel like I have two full time jobs right now. There are days I feel like it’s too much but I have a wonderful support system and am learning how to prioritize and delegate.

Thanks for sharing that. So, maybe next you can tell us a bit more about your business?
Making Maryland Home is an online curated gift shop that is partnered with locally owned, small or independent businesses throughout Maryland who hand make quality and luxurious products. Our gift boxes are thoughtfully created and beautifully packaged in keepsake boxes with customizable gift messages with an informational insert detailing the local makers of the products included. Purchasing one keepsake box from us supports at least four Maryland Makers. Our gifts are perfect for any occasion and can be customized for businesses and weddings.

We’d be interested to hear your thoughts on luck and what role, if any, you feel it’s played for you?
This is a tough question! I think luck means something different to everyone. Oprah once said, “luck is when preparation meets opportunity.” and if I go by her definition, then yes, I have been fairly lucky in life. I am also keenly aware that privilege is what got me to where I am today.

Contact Info:

  • Email: hello@makingmarylandhome.com
  • Website: www.makingmarylandhome.com
  • Instagram: makingmarylandhome
  • Facebook: Making Maryland Home

Image Credits
Elisha Maria Photography

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