Living Your Journey with Christopher Swan
About This Show
Living Your Journey with Christopher Swan is a weekly podcast that explores how people are following their passions, purpose and living a life they love. Interviews are typically centered around careers, making a social impact, and passionate side gigs. Our host talks to people from all walks of life, with different backgrounds, across various regions and industries. These are real conversations with real people - intimate, friendly and thought provoking. Our goal is to connect you with the people and stories that inspire you to love your life, help you realize your passions, and energize you to be more intentional and happy.
Most Recent Episode
The Crafty Lumberjacks — Two Actors Combine Hobbies and Romance to Create a Fun-Loving Brand
2 days ago
Today’s guests are Andrew Boza and Dennis Setteducati, better known to their fans as the Crafty Lumberjacks. This couple has created a fun-loving brand of easy-to-follow craft and DIY projects via their blog, Instagram, and most recently, through a gig with HGTV Handmade. Not only are their ideas and crafts clever, their personalities shine through everything they do, including a big dose of positivity and happiness. In the chat today, we talk about Crafty Lumberjacks — the brand, business momentum, and how they’re feeling their way through much of it. Another important point of our conversation is their focus on their other careers — stage actors in New York City. They’re feeding their own business while still pursuing an entertainment career. This was an honest conversation of still figuring out how things are going to work, with some lessons learned, and a big focus on being yourself, to love what you do, and to better connect with your fans. Key Takeaways: [1:54] Christopher introduces the Crafty Lumberjacks. [3:13] With couples, disagreements can happen - how Andrew and Dennis manage disagreements about what to craft and how to produce it. [4:50] The story of how Andrew and Dennis first met, and how crafting became a part of their lives. [7:37] How are the Crafty Lumberjacks pursuing acting and their DIY craft business at the same time? [11:20] Andrew and Dennis started a YouTube channel to share their crafts and a look into their personal lives. [13:05] What does the realization of becoming a digital influencer mean to the Crafty Lumberjacks? [15:16] Taking part in HGTV Handmade videos launched an even bigger platform for Andrew and Dennis. [18:11] Andrew and Dennis discuss the possibility of turning their hobby into a full-time career. [19:56] What does the future look like for the Crafty Lumberjacks? [21:38] What are lessons they’ve learned? [23:31] Andrew and Dennis share some of their most exciting moments. [26:50] How do the Crafty Lumberjacks stand out in a world of crafters? [27:54] Where to Andrew and Dennis find inspiration? [30:36] Was the evolution of the brand natural, or was it planned? [32:49] What’s the origin of the the Crafty Lumberjacks name? [34:26] What advice does Andrew and Dennis have for other couples building a business together?