Today I am thankful for my Etsy shop. Almost a year ago the thought of having a shop was beginning to grow in my brain but I wasn’t sure it would ever come to be. I didn’t believe that I had what it took to make it happen. Worried about how to do things, how to get people’s interest. Could I manage the time? Did I have what it took? Would anyone even want my things? Had the decision been left up to me this would still be a future dream. Here I am almost ready to celebrate my one year anniversary of having a shop. Thank you Lord for giving me the leading and courage I needed to believe that I could do this and do it well. I have no idea where you are taking this or OneHairCreations but I trust that whatever it is you will use it for your glory. I am very blessed to get to do something that I love and share it with others. One lucky girl I am.
Lord it’s in your hands!
GOOD NEWS! AS OF JANUARY 18TH, 2013 THERE ARE NOW NEW MAIL ORGANIZERS IN THE SHOP. CHECK THEM OUT!
Confession time: I had a mail problem. It would be on the couch, on the kitchen counter, on the chair by the front door. When it was time to pay bills I would have to walk around the house collecting all of the mail and sorting through it. And yes on occasion something would go missing, get wet from the sink, or ripped. About two years ago I began to look for a solution to this issue. I didn’t really have any place to set a mail organizer so all of the ones I found didn’t really work for me. I didn’t want to add anything to the counter top. Yet I had the perfect space for it to hang right by the front door. I have loved it ever since. I walk into the front door, sort the mail into the separate pockets and leave it there until I need them.
I made a pocket for “to pay”, “to file”, and “personal.”
Today I created some that are now available in my Etsy shop for others to enjoy as well. Of course I tweaked them and improved them based on my own.
I love how these turned out and the best part is they can be made any colors or patterns to match the decor of the house.
Lord it’s in Your hands!!
About a week ago I was headed home from spending the weekend with my brother and his family. It had been a great weekend of early Christmas celebration and family fun. As I started down the highway, I found myself very lost in thought. I was simply enjoying the music, the view, the drive, the prayer time and before I knew it I began to realize the road was looking unfamiliar. I had taken the trip dozens of times and knew it like the back of my hand. Yet I found myself looking around knowing that something didn’t look right. Slowly I came to the realization that I had missed my exit off of I-5 and was heading in the wrong direction. Soon I would be in downtown Seattle, clearly not Yakima that I was headed towards. In that moment I found myself overwhelmed with joy. Yes, that’s right, joy. It helped that I knew Seattle well enough to know that once I reached Safeco Field and the home of the Seahawks I could exit and get back in the right direction. I smiled, laughed a little at myself and enjoyed the ride. I was enjoying the journey more than anything and I knew that for some reason God was leading me in that direction for a reason. Although I still don’t know the exact reason I do know that it felt just very right to follow him on this unexpected journey.
I had already decided to commit the drive to praying about something I was trying to make a decision on. I guess he just wanted a few more minutes of my prayer time and devotion. So I drove and I prayed and i soaked it in. At the end of the drive (which included some very slow and slightly scary snow driving) I very much felt God leading me to something else.
So it is now that I announce my newest journey. As of today I have officially opened my own Etsy shop. Crazy I know, but I am excited to see what God has in store for this. For the last two days I have been frantically building, painting, sanding, drilling, gluing, picture taking and working on web design. It has been long and tiring but just like my unexpected and slightly lost journey on Sunday I am once again filled with the joy that comes when you follow the Lord’s leading. I don’t know all the reason’s why he has led me to this but I am excited as always to see what he has in store.
Introducing my store www.etsy.com/shop/OneHairCreations.
Lord it’s in your hands!