Meet the Family Behind the Brand!
Have I mentioned I have the best family ever? I do! I really do! No matter what the adventure or where our site takes us, my family is always more than happy to help grow this little place of ours on the internet. And, because they are all such a big part of this site, here is your opportunity to get to know the family behind California Unpublished!
All about Stacy
Stacy created Fancy Shanty ten years ago as a support site and resource for mothers of multiples around the world. Since then, California Unpublished, formerly Fancy Shanty, has grown into a thriving local community in Southern California featuring crafts, recipes, homeschooling, and more!
When she's not at home homeschooling her four children at home or on the little league field, Stacy's out and about covering events, photographing celebrities, and living life to the fullest with her family by her side. She always has a camera in hand and never misses the opportunity to give her family experiences they never imagined. She truly is just a small town girl living an extraordinary life!
The ever elusive husband, aka dad.
Though he may not be in front of the camera often he is the rock behind this family and company. Often referred to as Stacy's fifth child, he's always there for his family and is the best husband/business partner a gal could ask for. Oh, and did we mention the boys won the little league Majors division championship in 2018? They did! Woot, Go Orioles!
Kevin and Lewis, aka the Twins!
Our 12-year-old twin boys are the heart of the kids. Always ready for any adventure, they support the backend of the site while helping to watch over and protect their siblings with food allergies. Having common interests including a love for baseball and gaming, they have grown up to be best friends who are always together.
Mitch and Gracie, aka the Littles!
Both born with multiple food allergies, they have the strength of David and the heart of a lion. Since they're too young to work behind the scenes on the site, their main job is to smile and be cute for the camera, which they are pretty good at.
Mitch definitely wants to be a big kid like his brothers and loves gaming as much as they do. While Gracie is paving a wild path of her own, from becoming a chef to an entomologist.
And if you're wondering if being the youngest child in a house full of boys has made Gracie a princess, you bet it has! And we wouldn't have it any other way.
About California Unpublished
Fancy Shanty® began in 2008 after the birth of Stacy’s twin boys. As her family has grown, Fancy Shanty has flourished into a family-fun blog covering a variety of topics. Reaching new heights in 2016, Fancy Shanty became a limited liability corporation (LLC) in 2017 and received a registered trademark through the United States Patent and Trademark Office.
In 2018, Fancy Shanty opened a new marketplace. A 100% fair trade marketplace that, in partnership with artisan cooperatives that produce handcrafted items to improve the economic well-being and quality of life for families around the world, is helping community-based organizations prosper and thrive well into the future.
With the success of our new Fair Trade Marketplace and the increase in local California features, we decided to kick off 2019 with a new site and logo. While the name Fancy Shanty will always hold a special spot near and dear in our heart and remain the holding company for our other corporations, the need to explore a new site name to better clarify the topic of our site was acknowledged, and in 2019 we created California Unpublished™.
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Fancy Shanty also provides a number of services including:
- Brand Spokesperson / Ambassador
- Event Photographer / Promoter
- Recipe Development
- Editorial Content Creation
- Social Media Promotion
As of December 2018, Fancy Shanty boasts a social reach of over 3.4M across all social channels. Top social channels include:
- MPV – 35,000+
- UVA – 17,500
- Twitter – 90,800+
- Instagram – 22,400+
- Pinterest – 521K+
- You Tube – 22,417
- Facebook Fans & Friends – 5,000+
90% of Fancy Shanty readers are women with children with the majority ranging in ages from 25 years old to 34 years old. Our audience primarily resides in the United States (78%) with the UK (7%) and Austrailia (2%) following second.
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