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Mother (aka Mina)
I am the "mom" half of the minabucket.  This is a great opportunity for me to do something I have always loved...create.  Best of all, I am able to partner up with my daughter, Dani, in this business venture.  She is the oldest of my four children and has always been an organizer and has years of marketing experience.  Our life circumstances have now made this the perfect time for a new adventure.  All of my pieces are created entirely from my imagination, so a part of me goes into each and every one of them. When I create pieces my goal is to always end up with something that puts a smile on my face and a good feeling in my heart.  It is my hope that for any of you who decide to buy, or maybe just browse, they will do the same for you.

Daughter (aka Dani)
I am the “daughter”…

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  • Joined June 5, 2007

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About

Our Story

Mother (aka Mina)
I am the "mom" half of the minabucket.  This is a great opportunity for me to do something I have always loved...create.  Best of all, I am able to partner up with my daughter, Dani, in this business venture.  She is the oldest of my four children and has always been an organizer and has years of marketing experience.  Our life circumstances have now made this the perfect time for a new adventure.  All of my pieces are created entirely from my imagination, so a part of me goes into each and every one of them. When I create pieces my goal is to always end up with something that puts a smile on my face and a good feeling in my heart.  It is my hope that for any of you who decide to buy, or maybe just browse, they will do the same for you.

Daughter (aka Dani)
I am the “daughter” half of the minabucket. Recently, I found myself unemployed for the first time ever. Rather than freaking out I decided to take the time to ponder what i could do that would be fun and creative and possibly even a bit profitable. My mom has always been very crafty and extremely talented and has all of these wonderfully cool pieces and I thought, okay I am not at all crafty, I mean the extent of what I can do is a stick person and even that I can’t do well. However, I am very organized, have some marketing skills, and now the time so I thought ... this is perfect! Mom and I can go into business together! What fun! I can bring her art to the world, okay maybe not the world but at least to our friends and family and whoever else finds her pieces as awesome as I do. So, we introduce to you, the minabucket. We are ready for the adventure, are you!?

the minabucket
So, you might be wondering, what in the heck does the minabucket mean? The "minabucket" name was coined on a wonderful summer day in 2007.  June 3rd to be exact.  My grandson's birthday.  I had been invited to join my daughter Tara and her family at a cabin in SW Wisconsin for the weekend.  I was looking forward to a nice relaxing time just hanging out.  However, Saturday morning bright and early I was shaken awake by Karsen and Jadyn (grandkids) and handed a fishing rod.  So much for reading my book!  I was going to spend the day on the lake in a boat trying to catch the "big one".  Little did I know that when I hauled myself into the boat I chose the seat closest to the minnow bucket and the can of worms.  As we trolled the little cove the first shout-out came.  "Gramma, can you please hand me a worm?".  My rod was set aside and it was official, I was the keeper of the bait!  The minnow bucket was soon dubbed "the Mina bucket".  By the end of the day I became known as "Mina Bucket" and to this day I remain so. 
 
Of course that was the first name I thought of when naming our Etsy store.  Thank goodness that Dani, number #1 daughter and business partner, agreed.  So....now you all know......"The Rest Of The Story"! 
 
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