FOUNDER | PRODUCT DESIGNER
Hi, I'm Katy. Welcome to Lillie & Pine, my accidental dream come true. Your visit here means more to me than I can describe.
After an adventurous decade of volunteering in Americorps, Peace Corps, teaching in Japan, and working in Chicago - I felt a longing to return home to Iowa. I missed my family, and had no idea that very soon I would be starting my own.
I saw Nathan Miller across a room and asked the person next to her "is he single?" My friend said "yes but he's like really nice." Perfect, I'm pretty nice, too. I asked him out on LinkedIn and year later we got married.
Shortly after, on a roadtrip in New Mexico, my new mother-in-law gave me her sugar scrub recipe. Two months later, she gave me a crispy $100 bill to "do something fun." Lillie & Pine was born and shortly after our wild + beautiful daughter, Sadie, was born. Then I convinced my whole family to join the team
I believe that everyone deserves a little joy and luxury, whether rich or poor.
Growing up on Lillie Avenue & Pine Street we had exactly enough of what we needed. Our parents surprised us with special treats. True luxury, however, was for someone else.
When I started this healthy hobby of writing natural skin care recipes I noticed that the expensive, luxury brands were made of the same materials I was using to make products for my family.
It was the mindset these brands offered that justified their prices.
I was thrilled to realize that I could make high end luxury products, keep the mindset and set prices that allow us all to enjoy self care without the spending anxiety. I felt like Robin Hood.
My hope is that our products make you like a million bucks. You deserve a little joy + luxury every single day.
Wanna meet my family, I mean team?
PARTNER | MOM
After 25 years working at St. Ambrose University, Kathy 'rewired' in February 2018 to join her daughter, Katy, at Lillie & Pine. Kathy brings the organizational and management skills she learned at St. Ambrose to her new, lovely smelling workplace.
Always a life-long learner, Kathy is quickly absorbing from Katy the art and science of producing, packaging and shipping their bath and body products. She is grateful for the family and friends who support Lillie & Pine.
You can do anything for a day!
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