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Monkeys, Maths and Merchants

Posted by Gabrielle Melchionda on

Monkeys, Maths and Merchants

I'm not a big believer in a straight path. To anything. When I cook, I make a pretty impressive mess (which I believe plays into how tasty a meal is). If I'm driving somewhere, I don't mind meandering and finding my way. The good stuff can be waiting in all the nooks and crannies we may not see if we're so focused on the path ahead. That's how I see it, anyway. When I share the story of how Mad Gab's came to be, I inevitably explain that it started with a failed math class. If I'm talking to kids,...

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What's In a Name?

Posted by Gabrielle Melchionda on

What's In a Name?

People often ask where the name "Mad Gab's" came from. Those who know me, know that I don't get mad often, and when I do, it passes pretty quickly. Here's the thing: like having a company at all, the name was just a fluke, spur-of-the-moment decision born out of necessity. I was planning on making one roll of labels for a few batches of this natural lip balm that I had been whipping up on a whim. Yeah, right.  Like everything else Mad Gab's-related, the name had a life of its own. The original containers I used for Lip Lube...

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