Words to live by: Perseverance

Our greatest glory is not in never failing,
but in rising up every time we fail.
~Ralph Waldo Emerson

Recently, I found myself very discouraged after my jewelry didn't sell all that well at an open house. I really let it get to me.

After pondering the significance of this one, small failure, I realized that its not the end of the road for me. I need to bounce back stronger. A successful business is not just going to fall in my lap with the touch of a button. I have known that for a while now, but the reality of the idea is finally sinking in.

I have come a long way with my business over the last year, but I still have quite a haul ahead of me. I am pleased with the success that has come so far. But I want more. This is not where I envision the end of the road. So, I must work harder to find my niche, to reach my target audience.

Perseverence is a necessity for a successful business. Perseverance is also a necessity in my role as a parent. Rarely a day goes by that I don't hear my son speak the words "mommy, I can't do it!". Each time, I encourage him to try again. I do everything I can to give him confidence in his abilities.

Perseverance is commitment, hard work, patience, endurance. With all of that, I can and I will have a successful business. I must push ahead.

A cool link I found with quotes about perseverance:
The Virtue of Perseverance

Featured Artist of the Week~ April 25th

If you have a little princess at home, I highly recommend you pay a visit to:

Boutique Mia Shabby a la' Chic


Boutique Mia is a fabulous Etsy shop that carries pillowcase dresses for little girls sizes 0-3 all the way up to 4T. Christel uses beatiful fabrics in vibrant colors. Your little princess is sure to be the talk of the party.

I just recently purchased this lovely little party dress for my daughter's 2nd birthday.

Choose from Mod Retro styles such as these:

Shabby a la'Chic dresses like this lovely butterfly print:

Or perhaps a sophisticated toile print:

In addition to these lovely dresses, Boutique Mia also carries a variety of accessories including hair bows, burp cloths and bloomers! I encourage you to come on by and take a look at all the wonderful items that Boutique Mia has to offer!!

Welcome to my new blog!

Yes...I am going to follow the crowd and try to give blogging a try again. They say its good for business, so its worth a shot.

Check back in the near future for updates on my work, highlighted artists and other fun stuff.