My name is Teresa Varney and as a self-described "lake stuff" junkie, I was constantly looking for fun and stylish ways to show my "lake spirit." After years of scouring stores, online and off, it was difficult to find dedicated lake and cabin themed stores. Once I made the decision to leave the corporate world behind, I realized my passion was sharing the joy of lake life with my family and friends, including new "friends" that visit our small lake town in Minnesota. While the hunt for cool lake decor, gifts and apparel is exciting for me, I wanted to bring together and make available some favorites and figured there were plenty of other lake and cabin goers looking for these very things in one convenient location. Thus, Lake Affects was born.