20 Years Later

I started this journey 20 years ago with very little money and even less planning. I grew and learned out of desperation. Apparently, when you own your own business, you and you alone, are responsible for the bills, the team attitude and the quality. In some ways, I organically knew this. Some things I learned the hard way. In those days, there was no such thing as social media and I didn't know many women that had retail and design shops. Looking at the community I see online now I feel like a pioneer who is happy to join the party. It's amazing to see people online supporting each other. Sharing ideas and tricks of the trade. Seriously, back in the day, it took me seven years to get noticed by "the magazines." It took even longer to get the BIG jobs that would support my business and my dreams. Now, my goals are different. I'm searching for a balance of product development and social media presence with time away from my gadgets and a life that embraces more family time and other joyful endeavors. I actually have a business motto now that embraces environmental building practices and nurtures the great talent I have around me.  As Mohammed Ali stated, "service to others is the rent you pay for your room here on earth." I'd like to thank all the kind talent out there like Kim Legget of City Farmhouse and Whitney Leigh Morris of The Tiny Canal Cottage as well as Jeni Maus of Found Rentals who inspire me daily! The journey is much more fun with each of you!

The amazing work of the even more amazing, Kim Legget of City Farmhouse!

Jeni Maus's Found Rentals is a dream paradise!

 

And of course, Whitney Leigh Morris, her lovely family, and her Tiny Canal Cottage!