Keep trying until you figure out the best way for you to do it. Not everyone has to do things the same way. Kindness matters. Without love, in the dream, it will never come true. -- Instilled in me from birth is the certainty that women are strong, capable leaders, encouragers, and providers.
My great-great grandmother Hilligoss, along with her husband, owned and operated a grocery and bakery in Indianapolis. The business is still running as a bakery/donut shop in Brownsburg, Indiana. I was so fortunate to have her in my life until I was a freshman in high school when she passed at the age of 103.
My great grandma Kennedy was a craftswoman, up-cycling, DIY-queen even before there was such a thing. She could make something amazing out almost anything. Her quilts were beautifully created with a keen eye for color, pattern, and style.
Grandma Skelton worked fulltime for the phone company, raised three kids, and helped manage the business side of the family farm. She was full of passion, faith, and spunk. Her homemade pies were worth every bite. I remember picking cherries from the tree in the side yard. And her lemon meringue pie, OMGoodness!
Last, but certainly not least, my mom has been my rock and inspiration. She guided me through my darkest days and encouraged me even on the smallest triumphs. Selfless. Hard-working. Compassionate. Unstoppable. She joined the Army as a single mom to make certain my brother and I always had what we needed. She retired after having served in a medial unit Germany during Desert Storm. Needless to say, I am super proud of this amazing legacy.
So, here I am at the beginning of this grand adventure. Praying, believing, working to make this business as successful as possible for my own children and the ones that will one day come after them. It is my ambition to create pieces that encourage and bring joy to everyone.