Guest Blog Post by Melissa Tennison, owner of 3 mile lane co.

My name is Melissa Tennison and I’m the owner of 3 mile lane co.  After working in the professional and corporate world for almost two decades, it started to take a toll on my mental and physical health. In 2020 in the midst of a global pandemic, I took my health into my own hands and made the leap to be my own boss.

I started making digital art and turning it into stickers. That quickly blossomed into bigger and better things.

I quickly grew my TikTok to just over 55k followers in the last year because I wanted to share and document my small business journey. That following and the community I built has taken me places I never knew were attainable for me.

I’m a huge advocate for creating a life you love, and that’s one of the staple phrases in my product line of positivity inspired stickers, magnets, keychains, notepads, journals, cups, and digital art. I love helping others reach their personal or professional goals. Among the stationery and gift items offered in my shop, I also started offering small business coaching and digital art courses. I’ve helped several people realize their small business goals and set them on the path to achieving them.


My name is Melissa Tennison and I started 3 mile lane co in the midst of a global pandemic on somewhat of a whim. Let me elaborate a little. Beginning of 2020, the pandemic was just starting to hit home, I was a new mom struggling with my physical and mental health, and I felt defeated after financial setbacks.

After a major surgery during recovery, I discovered TikTok and that’s what re-ignited my passion for business. I have a Bachelors of Science in small business management and a passion for creating. And so 3 mile lane co was born. I started drawing digital art and soon introduced stickers on my Etsy.

I launched my own website in June 2020 and went viral in July 2020 and the rest is history! What started with stickers has now blossomed into so much more, and I have BIG plans for future growth! I can’t wait to see where this journey takes me!