Why do I do what I do? I still hesitate to answer this question. While I am so incredibly proud of what I have created, it still hits a little rough sometimes. Hopefully it let's someone out there understand that starting over isn't always terrible, and building what you want to see in this world can be pretty awesome.
So, this is my why.
As a single mother displaced due to domestic violence and suffering from chronic illness, I had lost both my home and job. This shop was started out of necessity and ended up teaching my daughter that anything can be done with a little hard work. It's pretty amazing when something you have to do, like work, ends up being a great lesson for those little eyes watching everything you do. This reasoning made me pay very close attention to the things I was doing with my business. I create quality crafted items that are affordable. I also work really hard to leave a very small footprint in the world I share with you, by reusing everything I can, recycling the rest creating very little waste, and offsetting all emissions. I also give back to the community by sending my creations to those in need, donating, and my time. I donate my time and resources to women, children, and animals displaced due to violence. Every purchase made helps in that endeavor as well, so you too are giving back just by shopping. How cool is that?! I love what I do, how I shape what I do, and I love the time it allows me to spend with my daughter. She's a gifted kid and this allows me to stay home for her homeschooling.
Small business supporters like you provide the magic in the world to make other’s dreams come true. I enjoy crafting and creating things very much, watching materials come to life in my hands is amazing. I have been a creator in some form or another all of my life. That love for creation has blossomed to produce a shop full of beautiful things for you, all created with love, care and a bit of sass. What I truly love creating the most is laughter and smiles, it warms my hearts to see others happy, and I really enjoy creating that happiness. My daughter often asks, "Do you notice we leave a trail of smiles everywhere we go?" I do notice, and I love teaching her that's what you leave in your path. This world needs more people and businesses that care, so I lead by example.