My little family business has grown by quite a lot! What started out as a business for me, when my daughter was two years old, first grew to a steady business that supported me as a single mom with two daughters, and has now grown into a family affair of myself, my new husband (love saying that!) and our seven – SEVEN – children! I love documenting our life, because I love to look back and see how far I’ve come . . . how far we’ve all come. When I first bought this adorable little shop, I had no idea what I was doing, except that I knew it would give me the opportunity to be creative every single day and that was my passion. Now, eleven years later, I have so much fun sharing my stories of being a small business owner, having a great big blended melting pot of a family, and all the organized chaos that goes along with keeping everything running like a machine.
I think as women we often sell ourselves short. We don’t give ourselves, or other women, the credit due for running a business, caring for a family, and taking care of a home. Many times we’re sold on the idea that we have to choose, that we can be one thing, but not all things. I was never content with that. I wasn’t content to be a stay at home mom and not work. I love to work! I give all the credit in the world to the moms who stay home with their children – they clearly were in the line getting patience while I was doing who knows what – but it just wasn’t me. I never found my niche there. Where I do feel comfortable, what is my niche, is owning my own business while being a mom and a wife. I thrive on taking care of my children, my family, and my customers (many of whom have become my chosen family). I proudly stand beside countless women who want the same, and I relish the idea that there’s plenty of room in the pool for all of us, and by lifting up each other we can all do it all together!
My plan is for this little space to be my spot. If you came to visit me at my home, or at my shop, I would offer you a stool to perch on, a delicious cup of hot coffee, and probably more conversation than you bargained for, because I tend to be an over-sharer. My friends all know that one of my new year’s resolutions every single year is to be able to answer the phone and say “no, nothing new here, what’s going on with you?” But none of us really believe that will ever happen. I ALWAYS have a story to tell! So this is where I will welcome you, to come behind the counter, sit with me for a while, and hear the craziness that makes up all of my life, both business and family. I hope you leave each time you visit with laughter, love, and plenty of sweets. I truly am so glad you are here.