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Meet Lindsay Tiers of Sweet DIYGs in North Pacific Beach

Today we’d like to introduce you to Lindsay Tiers.

Lindsay, can you briefly walk us through your story – how you started and how you got to where you are today.
By day, I create bright and unique succulent decor for homes, offices, and events. By night, we are a boutique DIY studio, bringing in local artists to teach the community fun and unique hands-on creative workshops.

Prior to starting Sweet DIYGs, I worked in Human Resources where I constantly found myself tired, overwhelmed and stressed. Being new to the corporate world, I accepted this as my new norm and did my best to adjust. It wasn’t until the summer of 2015 when I finally woke up. On July 28th, 2015 I was diagnosed with Breast Cancer at the age of 25. While this was certainly the scariest moment of my life to date, it was also the most eye opening. During my treatments, I was able to re prioritize the things that were most important to me. Work took the back burner and my health, time with family and friends, and all the things I enjoyed moved their way up to the top of my list.

Now healthy, happy and cancer free, I spend my days trying to bring happiness and fun into the life of others. Giving people that time away from their hectic life to laugh, craft, and have fun is where my passion lies and I feel lucky every day to have the opportunity to do it.

We’re always bombarded by how great it is to pursue your passion, etc – but we’ve spoken with enough people to know that it’s not always easy. Overall, would you say things have been easy for you?
Every small business owner will tell you that starting a company isn’t a cake walk. There are always struggles when taking the leap and starting something new. But my worst day at Sweet DIYGs is still better than the best day doing something I’m not passionate about.

We’d love to hear more about your business.
In starting Sweet DIYGs, the thing I am most proud of is the sense of community we are able to create. It’s so great to see new friendships start here, to see people try something new, and to introduce craft-lovers to new local artists.

I think the one thing that might separate me a part from others in the DIY world is that despite popular belief, I am no craft expert. I have taken all of the workshops that are offered at my shop and it’s comical how funny some of my pieces turn out… and not in a good way. To me, that’s not the point. The point is to have fun, drink wine, and try something new.

What were you like growing up?
I grew up and a very loving, very unconventional family. My family is very close and very supportive of one another.

My parents are business owners in Arizona and I think I always assumed I would own my own company one day.

I have always had an interest in being very social. I joined in on a ton of high school sports, more for the socialization than any actual interest in the sport itself. If you ask my mom, she would tell you that I’ve never met a stranger in my life because I love talking to pretty much everyone I cross paths with.

Pricing:

  • Community Workshops- $35-65/person
  • Private Workshops- $50-$65/person

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Image Credit:
Jarrod J. Photography

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