The secret in all of this is to just KEEP GOING and BELIEVE in yourself and what you have to offer. I know that for me, I have such a love for life, my family, friends and it comes out through my designs and it makes my job my passion. I am so LUCKY that my family and friends are CONSTANT steadfast support.
I know that right now, it would be REALLY easy for me to just be done. I have a thousand things going on. There is NOT enough time in the day. I need to hire more people. I still have so many things to deal with in my home and taking care of LOTS of things I have never dealt with. I am finding that I can do this. I am definitely MUCH slower and trying to be "gentle" on myself during the process.
There was so many photos from the show. I wish I had MORE to show but unfortunately the day of the show... I walked into my booth and ALL my papers were GONE. Unfortunately, some
people came into the booth and took my papers and destroyed them by wading them up and throwing them away. SO if you were at the show or at home and were thinking... WHY is she not showing her new paper collections... that is the reason why.
I simply did not have the papers to display and show.
THIS is the catalog page of the THREE collections-
This of course do not do these GORGEOUS photos justice. So hopefully soon I can post the REAL photos. I have NEVER had a show and not been able to "show" the products. This was another challenge and honestly it was one of those things that I could not control. I decided to not let it ruin my day, my attitude and just keep going. PS... did I mention the papers are BEYOND gorgeous?????
PSA and I had the most YUMMY gold mini cupcakes in the booth. Who does not love GOLD dusted desserts????? I was so busy that I did not even have ONE. CRAZY... I heard they were amazing. These are my stamps on the top of the cupcakes.
The shows can be stressful and I always want everything to go great. I have realized that things happen and just like life... it's ALL how you choose to look at it. I have learned that I can't change anything but HOW I face the challenges. As a business owner, as a mother, friend, etc. I am simply doing the very best I can. I am smiling again and just being grateful for life. I realize more than ever that life does NOT have to be PERFECT. It's all the imperfect moments that make it truly perfect to me.
It's being surrounded by BEAUTY. Yes, beauty to me is the people I love MOST in the world. I have so many wonderful things in my life right now. I feel God has helped me to see and feel his love in the everyday blessings that he is showering me with.
I am all about sharing and that is WHY I agreed to write the book. I spend several hours on Friday being taped and interviewed for the book. It's a fun process. I write and write and then I am asked to expand on all of it. I have faced some tough times in my life and I have chosen to share it. I know that often we look at other peoples life and think... "Oh, they have the PERFECT life. They have no problems, etc. " I know that by sharing our journey- the good and the bad that we can really support each other.
I know that LIFE is so very precious and we need to make EVERY single day count. We can CHOOSE to LIVE IN ALL CAPS. I hope in some small way I can share my journey in life and business and help others to CHASE and CAPTURE their own dreams.
This is what it is ALL about. My son Ty is my youngest. He just turned 16 years old. He has dealt with a lot. He faced a hard two years knowing his dad was dying of cancer. This boy has grown and grown. He is very close to me. I see that when Ty died, this boy took it upon him to take care of me. Yesterday, he waited for me to ride together to church. He doesn't want me to be alone. He is always trying to get me to do things and be happy. I love you Ty!!!!!
I am finding that in the process of change... I decided to do MORE of what I love. I have been decluttering and cleaning. McKay's room is now almost like a "family" room. She moved all of her things to college. I decided to paint it a dark gray while she was on her mission.
I wanted to lighten up the room so I added WHITE and GOLD to the room. It is the smallest room in the house, so I wanted to create a space that seemed quiet, peaceful and relaxing and not feel so small.
She even took all her clothes so the dresser is empty. It will be perfect for when she comes home, or the other kids and friends. I want the family to always want to be close and visit.
This bedroom is actually so small, so I kept the furniture to a minimum. I added mirrors and lots of lights to open up the space.
Some people think you can't do DARK walls in smaller spaces, but you can. It really is how you balance it all. I knew that the lightness of the bedding and the subtle color would keep the room open. I love that she loved the GOLD accents too.