Author: Renee Pedro

I’m Renee Pedro, Owner /Creative Director of Crash Pad Designs a made in America modern home textiles company in Philadelphia, PA.I am a self taught textile designer and entrepreneur.It all started because of a vintage stove, I had been house hunting for a year and had seen over 100 houses. I was worried I’d never find my perfect house. At that time, I worked nights and slept until noon except on Wednesdays. Wednesdays my friend who was my realtor, picked me up at 9am, before we spoke a word to each other I had to have a sip of the 16 oz black coffee she bought for me. One Wednesday morning we entered a house through the kitchen door. First thing I saw was a beautiful yellow & white 1963 Philco electric stove. Because of that stove I bought that house, and started my business. I didn’t know anything about designing fabric, starting a business, or running a business. The one thing I knew was, “I could figure it out”, and I did. Seven years later , I still say to myself at least 4 times a day, “I’ll figure it out”and I usually do.See a picture of my stove at https://crashpaddesigns.com.

How To Design Your Own Happy by Renee Pedro of @crashpaddesigns

by Renee Pedro | Featured Contributor Are you happy? That shouldn’t be hard to answer, but for some of us of it is. Many of us measure our happiness based on outside factors. where we are getting it wrong. Our distorted views of happiness are influenced by what society says happiness is. This isn’t new. […]

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What’s Fear Got To Do With It? by Renee Pedro of @crashpaddesigns

by Renee Pedro | Featured Contributor  Have you ever thought I wish I had done that, Or I wish had said that? How is Coulda, Shoulda, Woulda, hurting your business? This isn’t meant to dredge up your regrets. I want you to ask yourself, What’s fear got to do with it? This is important because […]

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If You’re Not Tooting Your Horn, Who Is? by Renee Pedro of @crashpaddesigns

by Renee Pedro | Featured Contributor  After reading The New York Times Obituaries,( not something I do regularly) I was inspired. In honor of Women’s History Month, the paper embarked on a series called “Overlooked“. It tells the stories of 15 accomplished and remarkable women. These women were overlooked by the paper’s obituary page at […]

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Whatever you do, don’t think like a man. by Renee Pedro of @crashpaddesigns

by Renee Pedro | Featured Contributor  Women are equal to men period, but not the same. Besides the obvious differences, we have different dominant personality traits. Our brains aren’t the same, and that’s a great thing. Today when women are finding our voices, it’s important we embrace thinking like a woman. We don’t have to act like a […]

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Do you have the right tools to be an entrepreneur? by Renee Pedro of @crashpaddesigns

by Renee Pedro | Featured Contributor  Have you been thinking about starting your own business? How many times have you heard, “Just do it!”,” Go for it!” If you’re like me, those words aren’t inspirational they’re scary. I’ve put lots of thought into why those are the wrong words to inspire women. A phrase like […]

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