Issue 009 -Featuring A&L inspired Creations

Shop: A&L Inspired Creations

Owner: Ashley Nieves

Facebook: A&L Inspired Creations VIP Website: a-l-inspired-creations.myshopify.com

“One day I can teach my daughter to sew and hopefully take over the business.” -Ashley Nieves, Owner

Located in Lakeland Florida, A&L Inspired creations is

a small, family-oriented shop that offers handmade

clothing for all ages – babes to mams! Owner, Ashley,

explained that her daughter is her biggest inspiration.

With two teen girls, it was easy to overspend on clothes – even baby clothing!

Ashley knew she needed to learn how to sew. She began after purchasing boutique outfits for her two girls. She inspected the items – and the prices – and determined she could offer similar items at a more affordable rate! Ashley began only making clothing for herself and her children to keep them well dressed without the boutique price tag. Once friends and family got wind of her abilities they all wanted pieces of her adorable handmade clothing.

And so, her shop was born.

One of the hardest parts of starting her shop was coming up with a unique name. Ashley said, “I wanted something that had special meaning. Since we prayed about having a little girl and [were] finally blessed with one, I knew having her first name and mine put together would make a perfect shop name.” And she was right! Her creations are clearly inspired by her daughter.

Ashley hopes to grow her shop, gain customers, and one day have her items available for purchase in local stores. She also plans to one day teach her daughter to sew and have her take over the business.


1. Are you more of a hunter or a gatherer? Gatherer

2. You’re a new addition to the crayon box. What color would you be and why? Pink. - soft color

3. We finish the interview and you step outside the office and find a lottery ticket that ends up winning $10 million. What would you do? I would like to first pay off all bills. Set up kids funds. Then donate the rest

4.What do you think about when you’re alone in your car? Where my life is taking me

5. What’s your favorite ’90s jam? Push it

6. If you could be any animal in the world, what animal would you be and why? A dog maybe. I can run free

7. What was the last gift you gave someone? Fabric

8. What were you like in high school? Quiet and shy

9. What’s the last thing you watched on TV and why did you choose to watch it? Karate kid. My son wanted to watch it

10. Any advice for your previous boss? My boss was the warden . Definitely no advice for them

11. Tell me something about your last job, other than money, that would have inspired you to keep working there. Correctional officer. I enjoyed talking to inmates and helping them find there way.

12. What is the funniest thing that has happened to you recently? Not sure. Nothing funny ever happens to me

13. What is your dream job? Criminal Profiler

14. What inspires you? Watching how other people came from nothing to millionaires

15. Teach me something I don’t know in the next five minutes: I love refurbishing wood. I love to sing. I love to go hiking and canoeing

16. What are you known for? I am known for loving sports

17. What do you work toward in your free time? Now I will be finishing my bachelor degree 18. What’s the most interesting thing about you that we wouldn’t learn without asking this question? I love camping

19. How would you rate your memory? Okay

20. If you woke up and had 2,000 unread emails and could only answer 300 of them, how would you choose which ones to answer? Left blank

21. What pizza topping best represents you? Pineapple

22. Describe the color white to somebody who is blind. I would think to say clouds

23. If you were to get rid of one state in the U.S., which would it be and why? I love all states 24. You’ve been given an elephant. You can’t give it away or sell it. What would you do with the elephant? Feed it. Wash it. Talk to it

25. A penguin walks through that door right now wearing a sombrero. What does he say and why is he here? I wouldn’t know this answer to be honest



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