My name is Maimi (MAY-ME). I've always had a desire to create and make. And this business grew from that desire.
I live in Petersburg with my husband and enabler, Brian. Together we're raising my much younger sister, Olivia, for the last four years.
Brian is actually the biggest reason Mr Gixby's is a company. After beginning Cold Process Soap Making as a hobby, he encouraged me to begin selling it.
He has also encouraged me with ideas and helped me realize great ways to move forward. A huge thank you to him.
Olivia is my teenaged sister. She's 17, has an eye for photography and is an aspiring cat-lady, full-on animal lover.
She has plenty of opinions and thoughts on soaps and fragrances. She doesn't enjoy the soap making process, but she does enjoy using them.
When searching for a name for my company, I struggled with a name that would be easy to pronounce on sight.
A friend suggested I consider using something or someone I love. Being a cat-lady at heart, I named my business after my cats.
Mr. Lynn was Actually Olivia's cat, but I still loved him as one of my own. Sadly he crossed the rainbow bridge very suddenly in mid 2019. He was a sweet, loving boy with a strange desire to maul you for your pork rinds(please know he was never allowed pork rinds, no matter how hard he tried).
Gizmo is 14, he is slightly aloof, but very loving. Sleeps on the pillow above your head. Talks back too often and loves to head bump.
Gizmo is so chatty, he'll even talk to strangers, especially if there's any chance you might have a treat for him.
Xerox, or "Momo" as most of us called her, was a sweet silent old girl of 16. We rescued her as a kitten from a bad home life locked in a basement at 8 weeks old, and she's been with us ever since. She was a loving mother to Gizmo and Dusty, and my sweet soft-spoken graceful lady of the house.
Sadly, she was taken from us by cancer early 2019.
Dusty-his realy name- is a special sort of cat. Being half-Ragdoll he is a little bit of a ditz, clumsy and overly friendly. He's sweet and has never met a person he doesn't love. He loves people and snuggles.
He enjoys long walks in the park, rides in the car and watching the birds at PetsMart. If you see him out and about, don't hesitate to say hello.