So after months of hard work it feels good to say that we are up and running at full steam ahead. We are by no means at the finish line yet but we’ve accomplished a lot in a few months. We have our rental space set up and will collect our first check tomorrow and it should be a pretty nice one. We have our Facebook and Instagram running good. We have inventory built up, and I’m learning to blog and now spending more time with the website. I owe much to the founder of Junk Monkey Paint, Sonia Miller. I joined her online coaching group and it changed my life. Check her out at She is an amazing creative that knows her stuff and is always willing to share her knowledge.

I met some great ladies in the group and we all give each other support and help when needed. Although I’ve never met most of them in person I feel like I have made many new friends who are supportive and encouraging.

It was the greatest feeling in the world to see people buy my furniture and then have a group to share the success with.

Passion is my why

I sometimes think I’m crazy.  I get up and go to work and then come home and work in my home shop for roughly 3 hours a night.  Plus spend about 5 hours a week on social media and trying to figure it all out.  I’ve had many people ask me why, and I’m not sure how to answer except that it is now or never.

In my business coaching group part of tonight’s topic was knowing your why.  Of course I want to be able to do this full time and make money, but my girlfriend really helped me tonight.  She stopped over and said, “this is what you need to do, you are so happy and so passionate, your eyes light up when you are creating and when you are talking about it.  It hit me, my why is PASSION – I have a passion for it and really always have and passion has no timeline.

I can’t wait to get a circuit stencil machine, I love that my husband bought me tools for Christmas – no diamonds here.  And I’m grateful that I get to do this all with my daughter, who will be having a baby in February and hopefully we pass this love and passion onto her – yes it is a girl!!

Being Patient

While we were working tonight I was a little frustrated with the pace of how things are going. My daughter reminded that I needed to be a little more patient as we are only really in our 2nd month. After she left and I sat back and thought about things, I realized she is right however, I feel that being patient doesn’t mean sitting back and relaxing, it means being proactive and looking ahead, but accepting that success does not happen over night. I’m learning to enjoy the process as it comes.

Ever changing

So I originally thought of selling my centerpieces and small crafts and flipping some furniture. As things evolve I’m really enjoying creating centerpieces and I love decorating so I’m leaning more towards event decorating. Of course I’ll flip some furniture because I love it.