We had the good fortune of connecting with Tara Hunter and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Tara, what do you think makes you most happy? Why?
What makes me happy? Seeing how far I have come over the years with making self-care a priority makes me happy inside. One of the main reasons why self-care makes me happy- knowing that I have satisfied my mind and body gives me a clear mental state and sense of peace. Giving many thanks to others and showing gratitude also tops my list.
Can you give our readers an introduction to your business? Maybe you can share a bit about what you do and what sets you apart from others?
As a cheer and football mom, I wanted our children in the community to have the very best and at a reasonable price. I have always been crafty so I started making apparel items for the football team and cheer gear for the parents. As the years went by, iSparklecreations made an official entrance! Since starting iSparklecreaitons LLC, I have added custom edible treats, tee-pee & luxury picnics, and event decor. I am most proud that I am a self-taught edible dessert maker who specializes in custom chocolate-dipped strawberries, candy apples, rice crispy treats, cookies, cakesicles, and number/letter treat boxes. What sets iSparklecreations apart from others is that our luxury picnic tables are custom-made and designed by me and my team. I offer many services making it easier to book a full celebration package- Tee-Pee Sleepovers, Indoor/Outdoor Picnic Setups, Baby Showers, Birthday & Graduation parties, Girls Night In, Balloon & Backdrop decor and party in a box edible treats. You can always count on us to add a little “sparkle” to your services. I don’t mind hitting the reset button to refocus on timely consults and follow-up. Providing my clients with quality is a must. I aim to please and I put my heart into each order and event. Has it been easy? Absolutely not and I have overcome the many challenges of not marketing my business myself. I created a website making it easier for clients to see available services and products, labeling custom orders with my business label/business card and marketing through social media. The lesson I have learned along the way is to not get discouraged about the number of likes and followers on social media. My thought process is that somebody sees me working and word of mouth goes a long way! There is no need to be in competition with anyone- Let’s all WIN!
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 would definitely start the day with brunch at the hidden gem, TBM (Three Blind Mice) Lilburn GA and followed by a hike on the beautiful Cherokee trail at Stone Mountain Park in Stone Mountain GA.
Visit and Hangout:
Top Golf (The Exchange at Gwinnett)- Buford GA
Andretti Indoor Karting and Games- Buford GA
Georgia Aquarium- Atlanta
Amicalola Falls-Dawsonville GA
The Ginger Room- Alpharetta
Rock Steady- Atlanta
Karen’s International Grill- Conyers
Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
I would like to Shoutout GOD for giving me this God-given talent! A huge shoutout to my husband for always pushing and encouraging me to be unique in all that I do, My eldest daughter, Ammaria for assisting with marketing and pushing me to always level up, My family and friends- thanks for the countless referrals and lastly thank you to all of my amazing clients and supporters for trusting iSparklecreations over the years.
I would like to dedicate my shoutout to my Shiloh family and surrounding communities in Snellville Georgia. Who would have thought that volunteering with my children’s sports team would lead to such amazing business success. Behold, I will do a new thing- Isaiah 43:19
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