This post is going to be more diary-ish than any other. I'm typing what I feel. If you don't want to read my musings, then just click here for the website.
I always have ideas running through my head. It is part of the reason why I don't sleep well at night, I can't turn the brain off. And one idea/dream has really stuck with me - having a funky boutique with lots of charm called Lavish. I finally feel like I am being led along this path and that my dream could actually become a reality. I don't know what will come of it, but if I don't start walking towards it, I will never make it.
It started out with this blog, my first public appearance and showing of DIY projects and decor. It was scary, still is sometimes, to put my house and life out for public viewing and comments. But I have loved every second of it and each comment makes me smile, even if some aren't the nicest. It seems like everyone loves my thrifty repurposing and furniture rehabs. Truth is, most of the furniture rehabs aren't for my house...they are just because I love to fix something up. They sit in my garage, at my parents' house, or in the storage unit collecting dust.
So I have just been living life and blogging a little when a friend told me that I should sign up for a booth at EcoFest, which I did. Moment of madness? Anyways, I worked and worked (and recruited my parents to work and work) to get ready. I had no clue who would come, what would happen, or if I would even have anyone enter my booth. There was no turning back though - I paid my booth fee and was testing the waters a little deeper with an actual booth, not just pictures online.
And you know what? The booth was a hit! Everyone loved the items, said the booth was the "must see", and continually asked where my store front was. Did you catch that....where is my store! I was over the moon because actually hearing the words from complete strangers gave me a huge leap towards my dream, not just a step. That huge leap is confidence. Now I know that I can do this.
To continue along the path, I now have a website for Lavish. A bonafide, grown-up, .com website - www.lavishyou.com. The site has information about furniture rehabs and e-decorating, but still needs a lot of work. (It is brand new, cut me a little slack.) The plan is to modify the site to fit my *hopefully* ever-growing business and one-day store front. I would be so happy if you would hop on over to Lavish and take a look around. Please let me know what you think...be it good or bad.
What does the future hold? I have no idea. But I do know that there will be some major life changing decisions and moments in the year to come. I am going to continue walking down the dream path, side-by-side with my family, and see where it takes us.