(Cue the music to Fresh Prince....haha)
Now this is a story all about how
my life got turned upside down
And I'd like to take a minute
Just sit right there
I'll tell you how we became the Divas in a town called....
HAHA! Ok, so neither of us live in Bel Air nor were we born and raised in Philly, this is a story of how two girls 3000 miles away from each other can find a way to start and grow a business together!
In 2015 my paint partner Maria Revollo and I had launched a new paint workshop (in person and online) and we were in dire need of help. I saw Shawnissy blossom inside our community, always offering to help and lend a hand. I knew that I wanted her on our team, so we asked her to ghost blog for us, then brought her in as a Community Manger, then a Social Media Manager for Pixie Dust Paint Company and it was one day in the Fall of 2018 that a light bulb went off and the Social Divas was born.
I knew that I wanted to expand my creative mentoring to the online markets, but I knew I couldn't do it SOLO nor did I want to. I wanted to create a business that made me feel good about what I was doing, but I also wanted it to be profitable. I knew that with Shawn's help that we could get there easier (and faster). So I asked her to Marry Me! HAHA! Seriously! Asking someone to be your partner that is 3000 miles away and in anther country is like an episode of 90 Day Fiance! So a few meetings with an Attorney, an International CPA, and a couple other little hurdles, in January of 2019, The Social Divas Media Group was born! I guess you could say the best is yet to come, but it's so crazy when you think about the people that come and go in your life and how some of them were meant there all along!
So this is the story of us! Maybe one day they will make a lifetime movie about us! (Ok, maybe not...).
Sarina has been in the creative business for over 25 years. She owned a famed Brick & Mortar (sold in 2018), 3 product based companies; Fashionable Furbabies, Pixie Dust Paint Company, and Southern Blenders. She is also the Co-Founder of a 501(c)3 Non profit, founder of The Shabby Divas Paint Club, and Co-Founder of The Social Divas and has been mentoring creatives for over 7 years teaching them how to strategically run a creative business and most of all conquer social media! She personally has created over 40 evergreen courses, has 5 monetized groups, and runs 2 very successful membership groups (with number 3 launching March 1, 2020). When it comes to running a successful creative business, there isn't a stone that Sarina hasn't un-turned.
When she is not helping creatives run empires, she is mom to a 12 year old human boy, 2 pugs, and 2 Goldendoodles! She loves Pug Rescue, Photography, Traveling, Laughing, and her awesome and amazing Husband!
Shawnissy, has owned a creative business for over ten years, but has been creative all her life. She is the owner of Twice Loved Creations in Stony Plain, Alberta Canada where she shares her love for home decor, sign making, furniture refinishing and beyond! She is also a three time published poetry writer she is no stranger to the written word. She has been a ghost writer for blogs, website copies and social media posts. Being a Millennial she knows all things insta, snap and apps. She understands the struggles of running of creative business while being a full time homemaker.
When she is not doing those things she can usually be found at home with her 2 tiny humans, Miso the Golden retriever and veteran husband. She loves traveling, photography, writing and she's a sushi and green tea addict.