About Me and KindaKookie
Hello and Welcome!
My name is Lila and I'm a housebound, middle aged woman with three kids. I've had very poor health and complications since the day I was born and I struggle to keep up with the harsh demands of living in this world.
KindaKookie was born out of desperation. Desperate to be a functioning member of society and desperate to contribute to my growing family, I decided to find something I could do between bouts of severe pain and suffering. I turned to graphic design and illustration as it was something I was able to work on a little bit at a time while stuck in bed or restricted to the sofa. After a long, long, really long time I felt I had become good enough at it to combine my new found skills with my love of stationery and sharing.
Working from home enables me to work at my own pace and at strange hours of the night or day when I am able to. I cannot keep a 'normal' full or even part time job because I am not reliable. Being prone to falling over, losing the use of various limbs, passing out and curling up in a ball with fits of pain makes me pretty unemployable.
Your support in buying any KindaKookie products makes a world of difference to me and my family. Every sale no matter how small means so much more than a little bit of money in my pocket. I love that people get enjoyment out of the things I make and each sale helps me to feel like I have a purpose in this world. There's nothing worse than feeling like a waste of space that is nothing but a burden to the people closest to her. I love my family to bits and am grateful for everything they do to help me keep KindaKookie going. This whole venture would not be possible without them and without the wonderful support of all my fantastic customers.
I may not be the best at photography and my site may be lacking in some areas but I am extremely good at being a perfectionist and I can promise you that I would never send a product out that didn't meet my strict quality approval. I don't do blurred printing, over saturated soggy paper or bad cut jobs. If I wouldn't be 100% satisfied with spending my (or my husband's!) hard earned money on an item I make it again, and again and again and again if need be.
Quality and reputation are important to me because my customers are important to me. KindaKookie is not only my baby, it's my lifeline. So please when you are ordering items from my shop, give yourself a huge pat on the back for helping a person in need to feel like they belong in the world, that there is hope of a better future and that there is a reason to get up every morning and keep fighting.
You are AWESOME and I thank you from the bottom of my heart for being here and taking the time to read this.