MALLORI ROJAS - FOUNDER + SMASH BOX CURATOR
I've had a lot of weird years in my life, but 2020 was definitely an unexpected one. When the pandemic began in March of 2020 I was laid off and started my SAHM journey. I love my son, River and I love being his Mom, but I had always been pretty sure that I wasn't cut out to be a SAHM. Turns out I was right.
My unemployment was ending, I wasn't getting anywhere in my job search and I was a bit scared to send River to daycare due to COVID. The creative wheels started turning, but nothing was sticking. I was browsing IG one night and saw someone creating a 'grazing box' on their story. I thought, "hmmm ... I could do that. Maybe I should do that." I told my husband, Josh my plan to make some boxes and was super worried about spending $100+ on supplies when money was so tight, but I had to try.
I made a few boxes and sent photos to Josh. He responded with, "I'd smash that." and the Smash Box name was born. I figured out pricing, posted photos on Facebook, and to my surprise, those first boxes sold super quickly. My post gained some traction and the requests started coming in.
So, I went for it! I created an order form and got up and running by Thanksgiving 2020. It has been full steam ahead ever since. It has been a wild ride so far and I am so grateful for all of the love and support I have received from friends, family, and the community. I look forward to learning, growing, and continuing to provide a service that makes others' day(s) a little easier, brighter, and tastier.