Happy New Year!
I wanted to drop in for a little update and share with my sweet followers. What a year friends!!! I have so much that has transpired over the last year. I won't share too much specific detail but I will say it has been a time of change, growth and peace. My heart is joyful from choices and decisions that were made. As well as discipline to follow what I knew is best for me and my family.
As you know I closed the retail store in the beginning of last year and that was a hard choice to make but one I felt certain of once I was able to let go. I am pleased to say God has provided such confirmation along the way. Amazing things have happened in my business, family and personally. This was actually my best year in business. Even after the fears and doubts of how well it would go with bringing my business back home, it soared! I was able to find joy again in my work and projects and not let everything overshadow it. My family is thriving and we have a new vibe in our house that fills my heart with happiness. Stress levels are down across the board which lets be honest, begins with Mommy. We made a few big changes in our home, one of which is homeschooling our three children. What a sweet journey full of beautiful blessings. Maybe I will share and go into that another time but for now I just wanted to update you all and let you know how grateful I am...Grateful to my never failing loving father God who reins in my heart and life, and all the special people he has surrounded me with.
I have so much gratitude in my heart during this season. Its funny because a year ago I was honestly overwhelmed, stressed, torn, and searching...but managing and doing ok, right! I knew I longed for some changes that could only come if I was willing to be completely vulnerable and open to what God and planned for me even though I knew it would look different than my plans. Oh Father, thank you for those beautiful unexpected surprises. I have found joy, contentment, and passion again.
You might have noticed that I don’t post, update and have the social media presence that I previously kept and thats simply because I decided to live intentionally and stop watching what everything else was about. I can’t keep up. I believe most of us feel that way pretty regularly and I won't believe the lies of comparison or doubt that come professionally or personally. Is that really where I want to hold my measure? No, Jesus is Lord, he is my inspiration, he is whom keeps me accountable. Life is happening in tiny and big many moments each day, Oh how I don’t want to miss them. The fleeing, precious and beautiful moments I get with my kiddos are unmeasurable in any status. The moments and events shared between friends and loved ones, they don't need a hashtag! Its so much sweeter than that. That long list of things to work on is being tackled one by one. The desires in my heart of change I have wanted to improve upon in myself are happening and an awakening has taken place. It feels so good. In order to be our best we really have to be authentic with ourselves and transparent with each other. That takes courage, discipline and pure faith in what God can do. It is so freeing!!!
Most things about the business remain the same. We make pieces made to order and have about a six week process. We added a workshop on our property so I have even more room to work and keep up with your orders. We have many new pieces to our inventory over the year and honestly I haven’t taken time to style and shoot then before deliveries for my website but I do have images and info that I share individually so if you have questions or want something specific just ask.
I just can’t thank you all enough for your business and support along the way.
GOD IS GOOD FRIENDS, ALL THE TIME!
I send you all my love and well wishes in this new year, may you be blessed.