ThePresentExplorer

Happy creations always handmade with so much love!

| Brookfield, Connecticut

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This seller sets a shining example for providing a great customer experience, with a history of 5-star reviews, on-time shipping, and quick replies.

Announcement    Hi there sunshine and welcome to my traveling shop! Each item you see throughout the shop has been handmade by myself with so much love + positive energy somewhere on the road in my self-converted van. I find inspiration from mama Earth, my travels + all that makes me happy.

I also find that packaging is part of the experience so please know your orders will be shipped in low waste, personalized, happy packaging as part of the small business experience!

FREE SHIPPING ON ORDERS OF $35 OR MORE

Find this shop on Instagram @ThePresentExplorer to stay up to date on new creations, sales + to follow along on our travels!

If you have any questions at all, please feel free to send a message. I want you to be 100% happy with your purchase so I am here to work with you!

Sending love and light,
Aly

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Last updated on Aug 31, 2021

Hi there sunshine and welcome to my traveling shop! Each item you see throughout the shop has been handmade by myself with so much love + positive energy somewhere on the road in my self-converted van. I find inspiration from mama Earth, my travels + all that makes me happy.

I also find that packaging is part of the experience so please know your orders will be shipped in low waste, personalized, happy packaging as part of the small business experience!

FREE SHIPPING ON ORDERS OF $35 OR MORE

Find this shop on Instagram @ThePresentExplorer to stay up to date on new creations, sales + to follow along on our travels!

If you have any questions at all, please feel free to send a message. I want you to be 100% happy with your purchase so I am here to work with you!

Sending love and light,
Aly

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About ThePresentExplorer

Sales 182
On Etsy since 2020

How did ThePresentExplorer first start?

ThePresentExplorer is my small business that I first started in June of 2020. I actually started as a travel blog, sharing my backpacking adventures around Sri Lanka and Europe, volunteering stories, and what life was like when we turned our Jeep into a home and lived in nature for 4 months.

I have always had a passion for the arts. At the age of 12 is when I first started getting into photography, drawing and painting. Then in 2020 I got into clay and began sharing my creations with the world. I'm a huge traveler and am always outdoors, exploring and seeing this beautiful planet. Personally I feel my best self when I am disconnected from the busyness of everyday life and just being completely in the moment out in nature. That is where I find most of my inspiration, from just being present, observing, soaking in the sunshine and exploring (hence "The Present Explorer").

I am a one woman show and do all of the designing, creating, scheduling, posting, promoting, photographing, packaging, shipping and customer service all on the road in my van! It's a whole lot of work and I love every minute of it. Each creation that I make has love and good energy poured into it because I want it to radiate. I want people to hang up their new art in their favorite places and feel the love. I want it to bring people joy, calmness, positivity and add a touch of the outdoors to their home. A lot of my pieces also stem from self care/mental health as well so it's important to me that my work has messages.

Another big thing for me is the packaging, I feel it is part of the experience especially when someone is choosing to purchase from a small business rather than a large company. You want to make your customer feel special and happy. I always use low waste packaging with custom name tags, and dried plants that I foraged. I want it to feel like they are opening a gift even if they bought it for themselves.

As of 2021 ThePresentExplorer is now a traveling shop. Time is spent traveling the country in my self-converted van living off grid and creating new ideas each day in nature. My dream life is made possible thanks to my customers' love and support.

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  • Aly

    Owner

    Hi there! My name is Aly and I am the person behind ThePresentExplorer shop. I live full time in my self-converted van living off grid and creating pieces inspired by my travels + living in the wilderness.

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