As of January 1st I took my Etsy shop full time! Wooohoooooo! I am beyond excited and beyond scared. I love doing what I do so much I hope that I can provide for my family and also treat everyday like a new adventure. It is weird to look back at the last year to see where I have ended up. You see I was in a job that had ended a long time ago and I was very unhappy. I had to sit back and watch as people that I trusted turned their back on me for reason they never felt lead to tell me about. I was crushed and my heart was broken. Then I left that for another job in July to which I thought was good but ALWAYS had reservation because in my heart I wanted to do Rustic Homemade full time and thought that was where I was suppose to be, but I had to provide for my family and so far Rustic had not been able to do so.
BUT as it would turn out, that job had a dark side as well. So, basically forcing me to trust in God even more and take a HUGE leap of faith. I cannot begin to even describe the sense of peace that I feel even though everything and everyone around me is telling me I should be scared. Sometimes we ask, how is this possible?
Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice! Let your gentleness be evident to all. The Lord is near. Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.
Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things. Whatever you have learned or received or heard from me, or seen in me—put it into practice. And the God of peace will be with you. Philippians 4:4-9
That is how it is possible. I know in my heart that God has brought me through so many trials so that I might appreciate the gift it is to have my own business for however long that might be, I am so very thankful that my prayer has been answered. I am not saying that I have all the money I had before with a steady paycheck, but I know that ALL my needs not wants, will be met. I have no complaints.
So I wanted to share a little of where I have been and also a little Christmas photos of my home ;)
My husband and I's next prayer, our very own home. We have been watching this one home go up for sale then not for sale and now back up for sale. It is such a fixer upper and I am in love with its property and potential. I will try to keep my blog updated on that, but for now, admire the beauty of THE tree.
One of my many other trees plus my Luke sign also sold in my shop ;)
This is my pallet wall art decorated with a Noel burlap sign that I made.
My Santa bags sold in my shop :)
Another banner made by me to help decorate my home on a budget for Christmas
Homemade pinecones ornarments.
Homemade Flower pin ornaments
Some of the many ornaments I made that might make my Etsy store Christmas 2014
So goodbye for now. I will be back later this month with photos from my entire home.