We had the good fortune of connecting with Abigail Loggins and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Abigail, alright, let’s jump in with a deep one – what’s you’re definition for success?
The definition of success, for me, is pretty simple. Success is when you’re seriously happy. Success looks different for everyone. For me, being seriously happy is being able to create and do on my own time, balancing work with family time, and taking lots and lots of trips to Disney World.
Alright, so let’s move onto what keeps you busy professionally?
If you’d have asked me a year ago I considered myself an artist, I would have laughed at you and quickly balked with a, “NO!” But now my perspective has shifted tremendously. I’m in no way claiming to be Picasso or DaVinci or that I should have my work on display at a museum; however, I feel that art is more about the process than the actual product. I put just as much thought and love into each of my designs as any other artist would put into their masterpiece. The difference between my art and the art of others is that I get the humbling satisfaction of seeing my work worn on perfect strangers. I’ll never forget the first time I was out in public and saw one of my tees on someone. That’s was a different type of rewarding sensation that I could’ve never expected.
Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
I was born and raised in Sautee-Nacoochee, GA. While I love the excitement of the big city, the mountains really have my heart so I’d have to recommend an adventure off the beaten path in the Northeast Georgia mountains. I’ll stay true to my hometown and recommend a few local treasures. As far as eating and drinking goes, I highly recommend Tantrum Brewery, Jumpin’ Goat Coffee Roasters, Mt. Yonah Vineyards, Betty’s Country Store, Nacoochee Tavern, Hansel & Gretel Candy Kitchen, Yonah Burger, and Chattahoochee Cheese Market. If you’re looking for something to do, check out Babyland General Hospital, Cool River Tubing, Anna Ruby Falls, and the Hardman Trail. Lastly, for local merch and shopping endeavors, go to Nora Mill, the Old Sautee Store, Velvet’s Vintage, and Revival Boutique. These are my go-to staples, but trust me when I say there are so many additional gems along the way! Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
First and foremost, I want to give a huge shoutout to Chelsea Millwood. She is the original creative genius behind Seriously Happy Tees. I’d also like to give a shoutout to Helena Dale with H&H Homestead. Her markets and barn sales have allowed me so much growth with the locals and an opportunity to connect with so many customers and fellow small business owners over the past year. Thea DuBose with Naturally Posh Photography was able to capture the essence of Seriously Happy Tees first official photoshoot for our Seriously Jolly Christmas line that launched online late October 2020. Last, but certainly not least, I have to give the biggest shoutouts to my supporters. I would be nothing without my family, friends, and customers. Whether it’s a like on Instagram, ordering your favorite tee, or a bulk wholesale order for your own boutique, I appreciate you more than words and your support makes me Seriously Happy!
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Thea DuBose with Naturally Posh Photography