We thought it would be fun to give you a behind the scenes look at how this company started, why it started and a day in the life of our founder, Shea! Ready for a super fun question and answer?!
Q: What prompted you to start Brightbox?
A: We all have times with our friends or family when we want them to know that we are thinking about them or that they are especially loved at the time. What I used to do is make these little “sunshine boxes” – shopping for all things yellow and trying to make it look cute to drop off at their step or ship to them. It was super time consuming and hard to do with 2 little kiddos! But it also brought me so much happiness! I thought it would be so great to have something I could order online to let them know I was thinking of them without all of the hassle! Anything I found online was impractical, not personal, or so expensive! So I thought why not create something myself! I wanted a way to inspire others to do something, even though it’s small, when they know someone that could use a boost in some way. It is so fulfilling on all ends!
Q: Tell us about you! What brings you your happy in life?
A: Most days you will find me with a baby on my hip, no make-up, & a high bun making my toddler cheese quesadillas, playing cars, or running to anything fun I can think of to get out of the house with them! I love motherhood! My children + my husband bring me the most happiness! It is also super challenging and exhausting physically and mentally which is one reason I wanted a creative outlet to work on to grow personally!
Q: What’s the one thing you want people to feel when ordering a Brightbox?
A: I have the tagline “Feel the Joy” because that’s it! There is so much joy and fulfillment to connect and serve someone in a way that will help them feel remembered and loved. You can make a huge impact with small, simple gestures in your life! There is joy for the giver and receiver.
Q: If you could live anywhere in the world, where would you live?
A: Ah my husband and I for sure want to live in Hawaii for a year! We love the idea of a slow paced beach life with our young kids. I love being in Utah for now though surrounded by our families and a beautiful state with tons of outdoor adventure!
Q: If you could teach your little ones one thing in life, what would it be?
A: Be kind and have faith. We need more faith and love in this world!
Q: Anything exciting in store for the future with Brightbox?
A: We just launched our Brightbox for men which is an exciting way to brighten a guy’s day! I have some new locally made products dropping in the coming months as well as holiday boxes that are so cute!
Q: What does your typical day look like?
A: I have a 3 year old and an 18 month old that I am home with full time! My days are always changing. I’m up when the kids force me out of bed around 7 am 🙂 We go to the best mom gym that’s mental therapy for me – I love the classes and friendships there! Our day is filled with playgrounds, museums, play dates, laundry, and getting over big milestones like potty training and teaching my girl to keep her food on the table and not thrown across the room! I work during nap time and into the night plus a babysitter twice a week!
Q: What’s your number one go to beauty product?
A: Ha! I am not a beauty girl and I can’t make up my mind on products – right now I love the Tarte tinted moisturizer that I can throw on and go!