Joy Smith

Maker and entrepreneur at Joy’s One of a Kind

When and why did you move to Hermiston?

There were circumstances that led us to Hermiston 10 years ago and we’re happy to be here. We’re from Moses Lake, Washington.

What is your favorite place to eat in Hermiston?

I’m going to say Delish Bistro.

What do you like to do in your spare time?

Crafting and making things. At this time of year, I like to make holiday items and gifts. I also like planning workshops, and hanging out with my husband and our dogs. We have a golden retriever, our standard poodle, and a golden doodle. We have this plus this equals this.

What surprises you about Hermiston?

I am impressed with the community’s loyalty to the high school. Everyone’s all about the Bulldogs. I also appreciate the farming industry here.

What was the last book you read?

I think the last book I read was about creative business owners, by Jennifer Allwood.

What website or app do you use most other than Facebook?

I do use some Instagram, but mostly Facebook because of my business.

If you could travel anywhere, where would you go?

Probably in the Caribbean, somewhere where the water is clear and there are dolphins jumping.

What is the funniest thing that’s ever happened to you?

Funny things happen all the time, but I couldn’t pick one. I’m not sure this is the funniest thing, but I think a lot about what a small world it is, especially on social media how you find out you have mutual friends with someone or are related to someone else.

What is one of your goals for the next 12 months?

To bring a workshop to the public on a monthly basis, something that everyone would enjoy.

What is your proudest accomplishment?

Business-wise, I will say that the people I’ve been able to meet doing what I’m doing. When I’m doing Crafters in the Pasture every May, the people that come as vendors and the friends I’ve made that way are valuable to me.

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