Mom, wife, fitness junkie, inspired & motivated by growth through learning & knowledge.
Who am I?
This question isn't really simple to answer. I am a Libra, who likes long walks on the....oh wait wrong site haha!
Okay okay, for real. I am a Libra but you didn't need to know that. I am a lucky mother to 4 beautiful healthy girls. Ranging from Toddler all the way to an almost sweet sixteen. My hands are full most days with Homeschooling, Accountant (Home & Business), keeping up with my household duties and running my business. I have an amazing husband who helps me so much. From laundry to cooking while I hit the gym to de-stress from the days tasks, hes on it! I am the only one in the home who drives so this of course means I am chauffeur most days as well. Appointments, extra curricular activities, school functions, errands, shopping and more. I am a meal plan/prep'er for my household of 6 and fitness is very important to me. I hit the gym 4 times a week in the evenings. I keep a tight schedule for myself to ensure I get things done but also stay flexible. I visit my schedule weekly, sometimes even mid week to see if anything needs adjusting.
I have always been into arts & crafts. I took 6 years of Art between High School & College. I was a painting apprentice and learned how to hang dry wall and paint faux finishes on walls of very luxurious homes. I learned very early on how to sew, crochet & knit. as my mother own "Darned Delights" a sewing/alterations company back in the 80's & 90's. Our living room tables were covered in wedding dresses, prom dresses, jeans and more. I became tech savvy as my mother worked in a Corporate job and brought home one of the first ever word processors. I also took some coding in Middle School. My mother worked for a college so during middle school I was allowed to take one college course free a semester. I took a keyboarding class and now can type over 80 wpm (words per min.) with little to no errors. I was helping my mother with her business of website design & computer repair by the age of 17. At age 15 I ran a successful E-bay business selling clothing I made for club kids.
All of this led me to right where I am now. I have run several successful businesses and this time I really wanted to give my biggest passion a go, embroidery. I purchased a manual digitizing program called Embroideryware. At the time it was new & only $25! I figured, if it works $25 isn't a bad investment to see if I can do it at all. At the time it worked and served its purpose & taught me manual digitizing which is exactly what each & every single designer should learn to do. These software programs (high or low cost) have auto features but if you don't know what you are doing you can get into a world of trouble just pressing it and assuming it works well. Ask me how I know? So on Mothers Day my husband took out a loan & purchased me the Wilcomsoftware I really wanted but couldn't afford at the time, he saw my dedication, motivation & drive and he supported it. Within a month of having the new software the fidget spinners were all a rave. In that month of selling the spinner cases I made my loan payment in full for the software and I've been off and running ever since. That is what we call in the business industry a "dumb-luck" event.
I am happy to provide quality & affordable designs to everyone. I am constantly improving, ready and trying new techniques. Trying to find my niche and having fun along the way. This job isn't a job to me its fun, creative & allows me to involve my kids & husband. It is an amazing adventure & I love every minute of it. I originally thought the idea of success was when you can pay all your bills & have money left over to blow on your kids. Then I read the best quote ever by Rachel Hollis it read, "Success doesn't make you INVINCIBLE. Success makes you lazy & COMPLACENT!"